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Author: Louise Wheeler

As a Colchester-based single mum of two, I’m passionate about unearthing factual, unbiased information to help parents cut through the swathes of misguided ‘advice’ and internet nonsense.
By Louise Wheeler17 June 2015

1 in 3 UK parents admit to not using a car seat

A third of UK parents (32 per cent) have admitted to taking their child on a car journey without a valid child car seat, new research has found. Read more

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By Louise Wheeler16 June 2015

One in 5 children think oregano is an actor

Despite decades of the ‘5 a day’ message being boosted by government health groups, a high number of children and adults are still unsure about the origins of our fruit and veg, new research suggests. Read more

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By Louise Wheeler15 June 2015

Tessa Jowell: I’ll restore Sure Start to its founding principles

As Sure Start Centres across the country continue to face the risk of closure, a new campaign policy by Labour politician Tessa Jowell seeks to re-establish Sure Start as a community mission – bringing professionals, families and volunteers together to give every child the best start in life Read more

By Louise Wheeler14 June 2015

Turtle Mat – Dog and Bone design

Essex Baby Review

Our reviewer and her four-legged friends test out The Turtle Mat, a super soft and highly absorbent cotton doormat.  Read more

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By Louise Wheeler13 June 2015

It's National Picnic Week!

We may not always have guaranteed sunshine during the great British summer, but that hasn’t stopped picknicking becoming one of our most popular traditions. Read more

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