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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.
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By Louise Wheeler2 June 2015

Pregnancy Food Myths

It isn’t always easy to keep up with what you should and shouldn't eat during pregnancy. Soft cheese, liver and pâté may all still be off the menu in the UK, but recent research has now revealed that avoiding peanuts might not actually be the surest way to prevent children from developing nut allergies. Read more

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By Louise Wheeler31 May 2015

Mum thanks midwives for home birth dream come true

Lisa Spelling was looking forward to a healthy, happy pregnancy, except that her weight meant that medical professionals had labelled her as “high risk.” Read more

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By Louise Wheeler27 May 2015

5 things to consider before having a second child

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child still fresh in the nation’s thoughts, many parents might now be questioning whether to follow in the royals’ footsteps by adding to their brood. In anticipation of the discussions the royal baby is likely to spark amongst couples, Relate has come up with a list of things to consider before deciding to try for second baby. Read more

By Louise Wheeler24 May 2015

One in five English adults can't swim

An incredible one in five adults in England may be unable to swim, a survey has revealed. Read more

By Louise Wheeler23 May 2015

Does your child need a 'daddy doll'?

An Australian mum has designed a 'daddy doll' that is intended to help children cope with a parent’s absence. Read more