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Birth injuries – do you have grounds for making a clinical negligence claim?

This is the fourth article in a series about clinical negligence claims relating to injuries arising at and around the time of birth. Some birth related injuries can be anticipated and with prompt and appropriate action serious injury may be avoided. If a birth injury is suffered through lack of appropriate care it may be possible to bring a clinical negligence claim for compensation. Jaundice and Kernicter ...

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How to rediscover #HappyWriting

There’s no arguing that the rise of technology has made our lives easier. Children and adults alike are becoming more au fait with tablets and smartphones by the day, and pens and pencils and pads are less likely to be part of the paraphernalia that is taken on a day out than an iPad. But, clever and convenient as these devices may be, when it comes to encouraging children to embrace their creativity and pa ...

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What to do with the kids this Easter weekend

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail The masters of chocolate have paired up with the National Trust for the Cadbury Eggsplorers Easter Egg Trail. Choose an event from over 300 locations across the UK with their handy online finder, and turn your family into eggsplorers for the day! Solve clues around enchanted castles, historic houses or spring woodlands to hunt down your chocolate treasure. Sensational Butterflies Th ...

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Brits no longer keeping mum about mum

  Brits getting their mums more involved in social lives, as inspired by celeb dynasties Kardashians leading the trend One in four would go clubbing with their mum One in three would invite their mum out with their friends 40% are now connected to their mums on Facebook It's not just on Mother’s Day that Brits make a concerted effort to see their mums – research has revealed that many offspring are inc ...

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Birth injuries – do you have grounds for making a clinical negligence claim?

Some birth injuries can be anticipated and with prompt and appropriate action serious injuries can sometimes be avoided. If a birth injury is sustained through lack of appropriate care it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim for compensation. Fetal distress Unborn babies whatever their size or gestation can become physically distressed during the often long process of labour. When labour does ...

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Creative techniques to make children brush their teeth tantrum free!

The dental routine, even for the best of us, can become tedious and time consuming, but in order for it to be done properly the time needs to be set aside. Admittedly, getting your children on board isn’t always an easy task! These tips below will provide you with some inspiration on how to transform the routine into a creative daily activity as well as a form of interactive learning. 1 - Let them choose th ...

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Let’s get our children cooking!

Sam Flatman, Educational Consultant for Pentagon Sport, knows that healthy eating is important and wants to make sure our children do too. We’re always trying to do the best for our children: making sure they get enough exercise, have plenty of time to play outdoors and eat a healthy, balanced diet.  The only problem is that recent research from Wholegrain Goodness has shown that three out of every ten chil ...

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The Baby Blanket Donation Campaign with Rachel Stevens

Dettol is pleased to announce the extension of contributions for the Baby Blanket Donation Campaign until mid February 2015. The donation appeal, fronted by celebrity mum of two Rachel Stevens, aims to raise awareness of the dangers of bacteria on baby blankets, particularly during the cold & flu season, whilst highlighting the shortage of baby blankets available to infants born to families in need. Lab ...

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Why children should play with their fruit and veg

Sam Flatman, Educational Consultant for Pentagon Sport, says that parents should let their children get hands on and creative with their fruit and vegetables. We’re always taught that it’s not nice to play with our food but new research suggests that maybe we should. It turns out that squishing that banana and snapping those green beans could encourage children to eat their greens. The study, which was base ...

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Adopting when you’re over forty

People of all ages can, and do successfully adopt. Adoption can seem complicated. A subject surrounded by a hundred and one questions. What sort of people can adopt? Am I too old? What if I’m overweight? These things shouldn’t stop you from considering adoption as a way to build your family. Many agencies understand that a diverse range of children need a diverse range of families. Many people can be good a ...

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Five fun science experiments for children

Sam Flatman, Educational Consultant for Pentagon Sport, believes that science can be fun and that experimenting is essential to learning. Children often have a love-hate relationship with science. Children adore experimenting with new ideas and seeing science come to life, so getting hands on is a great way to tackle challenging concepts. Science doesn’t have to be confined to the classroom; there are plent ...

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