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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

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By Louise Wheeler6 June 2015

More families adopting 'best of both' approach to weaning

Many families across the UK are now combining spoon-led weaning with the newer trend for baby-led weaning, a new survey has suggested. Read more

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By mummy spam20 May 2015

Pregnancy and Baby Books: Help or Hindrance?

Blogger and mum-of-one, Ami Roberts, shares her thoughts on the value of pregnancy and baby books in the first in a brand new series of blogs from My Mummy Spam. Read more

By Louise Wheeler9 May 2015

Neighbour threatens parent over outdoor play

Spring is a time when children love to play outside in the garden, and who would begrudge them a little frolicking in the sunshine? For one angry neighbour in Arizona, outdoor play and laughter is awful enough for them to consider it a criminal offence. Take a look at this anonymous letter that was shoved through the door of a US parent and later shared on Reddit. Read more

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By Dr. Chig Amin20 April 2015

5 techniques to calm your child before a trip to the dentist

Any parent will agree that taking their child to the dentist can be a challenge to say the least. Children can sometimes develop a fear of the dentist, making it difficult for parents to organise a check-up for them. For the parents with an anxious child, take a look at these five techniques to calm your child before their trip to the dentist. Read more