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Child safety week

Monday, 24 March 2014 is the first day of the UK’s first-ever family safety week. Family safety week is being launched by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and has children from the ages of 0-5 years as the focus of its first day. The theme for day 1 is “Looking around your home from a child’s point of view”. Children in this age group love to explore, which can sometimes put them at risk of an accident but it is important to remember that exploring is major for how they learn and that minor bumps and bruises are normal. The most common areas in the home for accidents to occur are the liv…

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Brrrr!

Brrrr, its cold in here! There must be some winter in the atmosphere!Ok, so it’s not winter just yet, but here at Bubba HQ we are starting to feel the bite of the chilly Autumn days. There are a few things that get our attention each Autumn — hot chocolates, walks in our wellies and buying a new onesie… but we also think a lot about how to keep babies safe in changing temperatures.When your baby sleeps, even just for a quick nap, it is important to make sure that they are sleeping at comfortable temperature — not too hot or too cold. It’s especially important to make sure your baby doesn&rsquo…

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Its Sexual Health week!

Hi Bubba Community,Did you know this week 16th - 22nd September is Sexual Health Week? There is a campaign called “XES — We Can’t Go Backwards” working to protect and promote contraception and sexual health services. Keep an eye out on social media and, if you like, lend your support. It’s important for everyone to have access to information, advice and support when it comes to health and relationships!If you have any questions or concerns about sexual health, why dont you have a read of the NHS information hereor give our support line a buzz on 0808 802 6869.And as always, get chatting and support the Bub…

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Will your baby share it’s birthday with a future King or Queen?

Last week the Telegraph reported that every baby born with same birthday as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child will be presented with a limited edition ’lucky’ silver penny, teddy bear and a good luck card!The Royal Mint have fittingly decided to follow traditional British custom and cross the palm of every new born in the country with silver to honour the new royal arrival and make the, soon famous date a little more lucky!With Kate being admitted to hospital in the early hours of this morning the race is on to see who will be getting another little arrival on their special day…Could i…

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Are you pregnant, smoking, aged between 16-25y and thinking about quitting?

Are you pregnant, smoking, aged between 16-25y and thinking about quitting? Tommy’s, the Baby Charity, is working with researchers at the University College London to try and understand what smoking cessation support might be most useful to young women so that they can work to provide appropriate support for women wanting to quit. They are keen to hear from you through a confidential telephone based interview.£30 of High Street vouchers are offered as a thank you for your time. If you would like more, no obligation information please visit their site

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Guest blog: 5 top tips to improve your wellbeing

These days it is really easy to lose track of yourself and feel burned out. Illness, relationship problems and debt problems can quickly build and become a real issue if not nipped in the bud.Here are a few top tips for how to improve your wellbeing:1. Stay activeExercise isn’t something you do when you need a quick fix. It plays a huge role in your mental health and quality of life.It can help you to form better sleep patterns. It also causes endorphins, instantly making you feel more positive.It doesn’t have to be boring. Even walking to work is a great start to the day and will help you to save on bus fare!2.…

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Rent increases make city living impossible for families

A recent report by the resolution foundation shows that people on low to middle income wages pay over a third of their income on rent. The Foundation also said that rent increases have made it impossible for most families to find accommodation in certain areas like London where a two-bedroomed house would cost over 110% of a typical familiy’s wage.Journalist and young parent advocate, Prymface spoke up for teenage parents after a campaign trended on Twitter targeting young parents with the aim of preventing teenage pregnancy. The campaign, running with the slogan; ’You should be changing the world not changing d…