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TIPS e-newsletter 28

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Another first for TIPS: our online shop is ready to go live!

facebook logoLike us on Facebook – visit the TIPS Ltd Facebook page: we publish news (including competitions!), information and advice for parents and professionals regularly.

 

After months of planning, we are delighted to announce that you will be able to buy products on our website. TIPS Testers and Members often ask where they can find TIPS Award-winning products, that's why we've decided to start selling them right here, on the TIPS website. We are starting with a small selection of products: our signature latex ducky (you may have been following his travels on facebook); a personalised TIPS baby towel; the TIPS double Award-winning Jackson Reece baby wipes (Best of the best & Best eco-friendly) and the Tummy Tub (TIPS Best of the best baby bath). We will add products to the online shop to meet demand. Please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you can't get a TIPS Award-winning product and we will do our best to find it for you.


TIPS provides independent advice about all aspects of parenting. This involves many hours of research by the TIPS Team. With no advertising revenue our only source of income are the TIPS trials. By using our online shop you will help TIPS continue to provide the very best impartial reviews of quality products for parents and babies. Have a look at our new TIPS Shop here...

 

Once again we have a comprehensive selection of features for you in this e-newsletter. We have reviewed two websites. Casabu (www.casabu.com) is a free-to-join private sale website. It features up to 15 daily sales offering discounts of up to 90% off retail prices on designer baby brands. Casabu are offering our readers the chance to win one of two £50 vouchers to spend online.
The second website is www.drylikeme.com. If you are about to start potty training your toddler then this could be a lifesaver. DryLikeMe make handy little potty training pads that can be used in little ones' pants. With Dry Like Me pads little ones learn how their body works when they have little accidents. This can help children become potty trained more quickly. Check out our mini-competition to win one of five Potty Training Packs.


Check out our delightful TIPS Testers' photos including my godson’s new baby daughter (makes me feel very old!). Maybe you have photos of your own you would like to share with us? Remember we're always on the lookout for these - and I will send a dedicated copy of my book (Breastfeeding: the essential guide) to the sender of each photo we publish.


Our featured events are the innovative Jack & Jill Scottish Markets (where you can buy and sell baby products) and the first national safety day ‘The difference a minute can take’. Organised by home safety brand Lindam, this campaign aims to raise awareness of childhood accidents and to help busy parents make their homes safer. On the subject of accidents, burns and scalds can have devastating long term consequences if you do not provide immediate first-aid. One of our Top Tips is a step-by-step guide to treating burns while you wait for medical help. We also feature a new campaign by The Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust to make cycle helmets compulsory and to make roads safer for cyclists. Our final Top Tip features Osram’s latest LED light gadgets which can be charged with a laptop or PC. These highly energy efficient gadgets have many uses at home and away. We have two of these gadgets to give away.

 

We have news of two excellent DVD launches. Small Wonders has been produced by Best Beginnings (a highly respected charity dedicated to reducing health inequalities in under-two-year-olds by helping families give their baby the best possible start in life). The second is the global launch of the eagerly awaited documentary Freedom For Birth – The Mothers Revolution on 20 September 2012, 1000 screenings are planned all over the world on that day. This campaign aims to help to bring about change so that women all over the world are allowed to decide how they want to give birth.


Three TIPS Parent Testers have reviewed the delightful book Beautiful Buggy Walks in England by Richard Happer. Not only does it contain stunning photos of the featured walks but it also leads the reader on a journey of discovery. We can guarantee it will make you want to dust off your all-terrain buggy and get your walking boots out of the cupboard!


Our featured products include an ingenious weaning tray called the Tiny Diner (our Top Value) and news of our recently tested baby and toddler slings. You will also have the chance to win some of these winning designs in our e-newsletter competition.
As well as our regular mix of featured  apps, (including a free download worth £4.99), charity,  article , CD and Top Treat,our latest My Story follows Aussie mum Nichola’s breastfeeding experiences as a mother of multiples and premature babies, and tri-andem feeding. 

Last but not least, we know you will enjoy reading the final part (11) of our Diary of a Student Midwife: has our highly successful student managed to secure her dream job?


Don't forget to check out our 10 mini-competitions with a total prize value of over £600! Email your entries and you too could be a winner.

Remember if you are not 'in' you can't win

 


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  • You can contact me on my Greatvine Speak Now number: 09064006215* if I am unable to answer immediately, I promise to call you back.
  • You can also contact me on the Prima Baby/BabyExpert one-to-one advice line at: 09061949915*
  • Press and Media: If you are looking for expert advice on midwifery related topics you can also call me on my advice line.
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tipsducktipsduck Featured app:: Deep Sleep by Andrew Johnson  tipsducktipsduck

Download Deep Sleep by Andrew Johnson for free! (worth £4.99)

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In July 2012 our friend Andrew Johnson offered all TIPS Parent Testers the chance to try his bestselling relaxation recording (usually £4.99) absolutely free. Many of you downloaded this and thoroughly enjoyed its effects. We are now delighted to be able to offer this freebie to anyone who missed it first time around.
Deep Sleep is available as an app, MP3 or CD. Listening to this 30 minute recording will help you gently drift into a deep, natural sleep every night. And we know you will enjoy listening to this highly relaxing recording! It's best to listen to Deep Sleep last thing at night, for at least three weeks to rebuild deeper sleeping patterns.

Andrew is really keen to get your feedback on Deep Sleep, so do email us ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with any comments, and we will be sure to pass them on.

Most of all ENJOY the experience of this highly relaxing recording!

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tipsducktipsduck Featured app:: Metro Tablet Edition  tipsducktipsduck

 Available from iTunes Cost: FREE!

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Last year, the world's most successful free newspaper was reworked especially for tablets so it includes additional multimedia features such as news videos, film trailers, music samples and much more.
The Metro launched its award-winning app for iPad last year. With this you read the new edition of the Metro on your iPad every weekday from 4am.
The Metro app has many features, including:

  • sleek, stylish layout with beautifully intuitive interface
  • fully interactive pages connected to live feeds for real-time updates
  • interactive regional weather report
  • video and audio clips
  • extra, exclusive content added to 60 seconds interviews
  • New Window On The World feature showcasing amazing pictures from across the globe, and
  • all the best bits you love about Metro, plus so much more.

 


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tipsducktipsduckFeatured charity and DVD :: Best Beginnings tipsducktipsduck

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Best Beginningswww.bestbeginnings.org.uk (Charity no: 1120054)
Best Beginnings is a UK based charity dedicated to reducing health inequalities in under-two-year-olds by helping families give their baby the best possible start in life.
In June 2012, Best Beginnings launched their Small Wonders DVD (209 minutes running time) 
This DVD is currently free for parents in hospital with their premature and sick babies. You can also buy it from the Best Beginnings website for £5 + P&P.
We reviewed the excellent Best Beginnings DVD ‘Bump to Breastfeeding’ our December 2008 e-newsletter so we were delighted to hear about this new resource.
There are 12 films on the DVD. Each film covers a particular topic and parents can easily choose which film is relevant for them. An information booklet is provided with the DVD. Parents can use this to write about their baby’s progress as well as their own thoughts and feelings.

Review by Sharon Trotter
I watched the full DVD in one sitting, but parents can choose to watch each the 12 films individually when it suits them. The DVD follows 14 families of premature and sick babies. Their stories are filmed in ten UK neonatal units. Filming is discreet but it does follow every stage of the journey. The DVD includes poignant and emotional scenes which often brought me to tears! The information provided is excellent and the language is easy to understand, with medical words explained in simple terms. I was particularly impressed with the positive emphasis on the benefits of breastfeeding, especially the importance of giving colostrum in the first few days. The DVD includes plenty of tips on how to increase milk supply while expressing. Skin to skin contact is filmed and dads take part in this vital part of baby care. In fact the overwhelming impression I got from watching this sensitively filmed DVD is that parents were at the heart of each story, which is exactly what I would expect. Unfortunately this doesn't always happen in practice so I believe that parents who watch this DVD will feel empowered while health care professionals will learn valuable lessons they can put into practice. Parents can add their personal notes in the information booklet that comes with the DVD. There is also information about other useful resources and a tear-off back page parents can use to join best beginnings and make a donation.
Whether parents know in advance that their baby will be born prematurely or whether there is an emergency admission, Small Wonders DVD offers parents and family members really helpful information and support at a time of great stress.
This is an excellent resource which I hope will be made available to all parents in all units.

How the Small Wonders DVD is making a difference and how you can help:
More than 64 000 DVDs have already been delivered to UK neonatal units who have 402 Small Wonders Champions in total. These inspirational health professionals (mostly senior neonatal nurses, midwives and neonatologists) are working hard to make sure their hospitals become more family-centred care. Best beginnings plan to recruit even more Small Wonders Champions and to work with them to make a difference to the families they support.
Donations are needed to help this worthwhile charity raise the money it needs to do this.

 


For a chance to win 1 of 2 copies of the Small Wonders DVD check out mini-competition 3



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tipsducktipsduck Featured charity:: Children With Tumours tipsducktipsduck

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www.childrenwithtumours.org


UK’s first virtual charity launches to support children with tumours

Children With Tumours - the UK’s first no frills charity - wants to improve the lives of children who have Neurofibromatosis. This condition which has two main types (NF1 and NF2) affects the skin and nervous system, including the brain. Soft, non-cancerous tumours develop on the skin and along the nerve tissue throughout the body. A tell-tale sign of the condition is often the presence of cafe-au-lait spots on the body.
More than 25,000 people in the UK are affected by Neurofibromatosis and every day a baby is born with the condition. Neurofibromatosis is more prevalent than Duchenne muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s Disease combined, but as yet there is no cure.

Children With Tumours is raising funds to provide respite to children who have Neurofibromatosis and their carers, and to help fund vital research.

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Dr Chris Steele, the resident doctor on ITV’s This Morning, has become the first patron of the UK’s only virtual charity. Dr Chris, as he is affectionately known, has agreed to support the efforts of Children with Tumours, which raises funds to provide respite to children and their carers affected by the condition Neurofibromatosis and contribute towards vital research.

The charity was set up by Chris de Winter(who was involved in the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Appeal), and her brother Kevin Powell (an accountant who has worked with many charities). The Chair is Professor Gareth Evans, consultant in medical genetics at St Mary’s Hospital and Christie Hospital in Manchester. It is supported by Kirsty Ashton, one of the UK’s highest profile NF sufferers who recently received an MBE for raising almost £100,000 for charity. Chris de Winter said: “We have assembled a team of successful people with international experience to guide this unique charity. Our concept is to provide a simple, no frills approach to develop awareness of NF and help children be children in spite of their condition.”
Kevin Powell said: “Building confidence and giving hope are our two key statements in making a difference to the lives of children with tumours. We aim to build confidence through social networking in the UK and overseas and giving hope to our children and families by funding the science that will make a difference to the lives of those affected.”
In addition to its work around NF1 and NF2, the charity will also raise awareness of Schwannomatosis, a rare form of Neurofibromatosis.

Children With Tumours will function entirely through its website – www.childrenwithtumours.org - which will also be used to create an online community where people can share experiences and fundraising ideas.


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tipsducktipsduckFeatured product :: TIPS-tested baby and toddler slings 2012tipsduck tipsduck

I have been planning to test slings since the launch of the TIPS Award Scheme in 2007.

  • 9 products were carefully selected for this trial. 62 test samples, supplied by 6 manufacturers were sent to 62 Parent Testers (the age range of baby and toddler testers was birth to 55 months old).
  • Testers completed and returned 57 test questionnaires - this is a return rate of 92 per cent.

As a passionate supporter of breastfeeding and attachment parenting, I know how important it is to maintain skin-to-skin contact. This helps to stimulate hormone production and boost milk supply. The best way to keep your baby close is to carry them in a sling. This is often called babywearing.
You can read all reviews of the baby and toddler slings we have tested here...
Many congratulations to our latest TIPS Award winners on their well deserved wins!

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For a chance to win 1 of 5 slings (Beco, Boba 3G, Moby, Lifft and Snuggybub) check out e-newsletter competition



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CasabuDesigner wear flash sales and your chance to win 2 £50 online voucherswww.casabu.com

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Casabu is the brainchild of mother and businesswoman Rachel Oxburgh, a keen follower of fashion trends in the mother and baby market. Rachel told us:
‘I know what it is like to be a busy mum – I’m always on the lookout for good deals on things for my children and I do most of my shopping online to save time.’
Casabu is a free-to-join private sale website. It features up to 15 daily sales offering discounts of up to 90% off retail prices. New deals lasting between 72 hours and 7 days are released at 7am every day.
Casabu members can check the daily sales on www.casabu.com or by following @casabu_tweets on Twitter. Members can also get incentives for referring people to Casabu.
The website is packed with exclusive deals from the UK and Europe’s hottest brands, including baby and child clothing brand Their Nibs, the stylish nursery brand J-J Cole, Infantino's baby playtime products, Denmark’s Serendipity Organics baby clothing and Takkoda who feature quirky pet designs printed on everything from t-shirts, to mugs and cushions.
Joining Casabu is an easy way to get bargains for the brands you love and to discover new ones. Members receive daily messages to alert them to new and forthcoming deals.

Review by Sharon Trotter:
Before featuring Casabu I wanted to try out the online shopping experience for myself. I placed my order, using the simple online prompts and waited for my goods to arrive. After ten days I chased up my order but was quickly reassured that it was being processed. Sale payments are completed before orders are dispatched. This is why delivery takes a little longer from some retailers, but this also allows Casabu to offer amazing discounts. Casabu promise to dispatch goods within 18 days of purchase, but are usually able to send orders out before this deadline. My order arrived safely within 2 weeks, perfectly packaged!


For a chance to win 1 of 2 £50 Casabu vouchers  check out mini-competition 8  


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Dry Like Me help with potty training www.drylikeme.com

 

The Dry Like Me pads come in packs of 18 – RRP: £3.49
Available from www.eric.org.uk, www.amazon.co.uk and all major UK supermarkets

 

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Dry Like Me are handy little potty training pads that can be used in little ones' pants. With Dry Like Me pads little ones learn how their body works when they have little accidents. This can help children become potty trained more quickly.
Working mums and long-time friends Jude and Diane had both experienced difficulties when toilet training their own children. Unable to find a suitable product they decide to develop their own, and this is how Dry Like Me was born.
June and Diane worked closely with the child continence charity ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood continence) who endorse and sell Dry Like Me pads. Jude and Diane also did a lot of research with other mums when developing their product.
New research shows that there has been an increase in children having accidents (wetting or soiling themselves) during the school day, with 62 per cent of primary school staff noticing an increase over the past five years and the percentage rising to 71 per cent of those working with 3 to 5 year olds.
Some health professionals believe that the use of pull ups or nappy-style toilet training pants is adding to the problem. Pull ups are so absorbent that children hardly ever feel wet. This makes it difficult for them to know when they need the toilet.
Dry Like Me have created a wall chart and stickers to use during potty training. The chart shows a map of Britain (with a few clouds looming). The reward stickers are suns to stick over the clouds on a 'dry' day - this encourages little ones as they potty-train (See picture).

 


For a chance to win 1 of 5 Potty Training Packs (each one comes with a reward wall chart and stickers, and 4 packs of DryLikeMe pads) worth £15 check out mini-competition 9

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tipsduckFeatured article ::  Green & Gorgeous by Eminé Ali Rushton

Gurgle Magazine – October/November 2012 (on sale from 5 September 2012) p109-111

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You can read the full Green & Gorgeous article here

It is encouraging to read a sensible article about skincare for mother and baby. Green & Gorgeous is neither alarmist nor patronising. It includes some great advice (including my own!) as well as lots of suggestions for products you may like to try. Of course, as I make clear in the text, all products have the potential to irritate your baby's skin, whether they are 100% natural or contain artificial ingredients. The latest advice (in line with NHS Guidelines published by NICE.org.uk) is to avoid all baby products during at least the first month of life (longer in premature infants). This gives your baby’s skin time to mature and develop its own natural protective barrier. Skin conditions may develop if this natural barrier is damaged. When it comes to baby skincare 'Less is always more'!
For more details and in-depth advice on baby skincare check out our award winning Babycare - back to basics™ leaflet.

 

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Beautiful Buggy Walks in England


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By Richard Happer
ISBN: 978-1906889531
Punk Publishing Ltd. 1st edition (1 May 2012) RRP: £16.95
Reviewed by three TIPS Parent Testers

 

Review by Jennifer:

Great Langdale Beck – North West.

This is an absolutely superb, beautifully composed book, both descriptions and photography instantly set me off into day dreams of long walks and fresh air.
We chose do the Great Langdale Beck walk for the review as it had terrain which we felt would test out our ATP (All Terrain Pram). The book itself is well bound and sturdy - ideal for carrying around either in a changing bag or tucked away in pram pockets. Integrated book flaps make good bookmarks for your chosen walk!
Directions to the car park were accurate and concise, the book advises to start from the National Trust Car Park, great if you're a member tad pricey if not.
The book is very informative, OS map references are provided for the avid map readers. We didn't need these on this walk but OS map references might be helpful for future walks. Buggy icons are provided on each walk. These tell you if your buggy is suitable for the terrain. We had no issue with this, as we have an ATP which was a blessing on the bumpier parts. Page 11 'Ready to Roll' is divided into neat sections, with brilliant reminders to pack puncture kits and food.
There are beautiful descriptions and photos included about each walk. This really entices readers to go and try all of them! Found a gorgeous spot about half way by the lake, complete with swans ducks and plenty of trees for shade, perfect for a picnic. The book advised that our walk would take 2-3 hours - this would have been accurate if we hadn't stopped for a mini-picnic and then cake at the cafe!
Who could resist a cake sign which stated they served cake, cake and more cake, they weren't joking! Scrummy cakes, good portions if a little pricey. The gift shop was equally as dangerous for your wallet!
Access overall was easy, gates were large enough for buggies/dogs and easy to open.
Page 19 'How to use this book' gives exceptionally useful tips. Research has been done on approximate times of walks with a 'laden' buggy and strop stops (which we succumbed to). The section also mentions nearest baby changing facilities, food, toilets etc... even suggests trying a nice grassy place next to rivers or lakes which are ideal when other facilities aren't close by. I'm personally not a fan of changing rooms, if I can find a secluded patch on a nice day I'll use it!

The 'Dad Facts' section provides interesting facts about the local area. This one explained the history of slate - highly relevant as you have to walk through the slate factory which had some lovely carvings of fish and animals.
This is a well researched guide book for buggy walks, personally I can't fault it. Perfect for getting mums, dads and little ones in the fresh air and exploring. If you love walks and the outdoors I couldn't recommend this little gem enough!
Any book which advises you to take flapjacks as an essential on your journey gets my vote! Looking forward to trying out the rest of the walks, it's inspired us to upgrade our buggy.

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Review by Amanda:

Aysgarth, Jervaulx Abbey and Goatland

There are times when even a trip to the local shop can feel like an expedition, but at some point we all crave to just get out into the fresh air and do something different. This is where Beautiful Buggy Walks really comes into its own. Have it on your coffee table. The pictures and descriptions are tempting enough to inspire you to make bold plans to venture forth into our green and pleasant land.
And plan some of us mums did! Armed with a variety of buggies, snacks, drinks and children we tested out Mr Happer's claims that these walks were beautiful, and possible, with buggies. Each walk has a rather poetic description of the area, its history and the walk itself - the tempter! Then you get down to business with a step by step description of the walk and a basic map. The descriptions and maps got us from A to B, though it is useful to look at both when navigating we found out on one occasion! And the walks were indeed lovely, though a group of buggies rambling caused much gentle amusement amongst other walkers!
The book outlines the duration of the walk, the distance and the type of buggies it is suited to. We found this to be accurate. When a walk was rated as suitable for a multi terrain buggy we found that other buggies could go some of the way in to the walk but then had to turn back. If you're a keen walker you may be a little surprised how long they estimate a walk will take. We found that when we went out with just our babies in the buggies we didn't take anywhere near that time, but when older children came along - particularly my valiant (almost) three year old - the times were spot on.
As most of the mums meet regularly for cake, we really liked the refreshment section - well, we had to properly review all the features of the book! In fact all of the places we stopped at to eat after the walk were very breast feeding and child friendly. One landlord was so apologetic for not having baby changing facilities that he made a rather nice hotel room available for us to use. I must add that there were plenty of good picnicking spots on our walks as well.
So thank you Mr Happer for your suggestions and 'Dad facts'. We're really looking forward to doing the walks which involve a boat ride and a train ride. It's in the book, so it's not cheating . . .

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Review by Wendy:

Beaulieu and Ellesmere visited

Beautiful buggy walks is a well thought out book that's really nicely presented. The photos for the walks that we managed to do were accurate representations (some gorgeous countryside), and the instructions were easy to follow with great information about different path options. This proved especially useful when we did one of the walks in the midst of all the bad weather with lots of flooding and still found it doable. I especially liked the tips about where to eat (we had some delicious meals and our son enjoyed the kiddy friendly meals). My only frustration was that the walks are so spread about the UK that it's going to take me a while to get round them all - I wanted more. Perhaps in the future they'll branch out so that you can buy different books for different areas (I know I would!!)
It would make an ideal Christmas or birthday present for any parent and I'd have no hesitation in recommending it.

 


For a chance to win a copy of Beautiful Buggy Walks in England check out mini-competition 2

 


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tipsducktipsducktipsducktipsduckFeatured :: DVDtipsducktipsduck 

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A truly unique film...
Freedom for Birth is a 60 minute campaigning documentary that re-frames childbirth as the most pressing global human rights issue today.


In many countries around the world women are being denied the most basic human right of autonomy over their own bodies. They cannot choose how and where to give birth. Those that persist in their desire to have a normal, physiological birth are sometimes forced by judges to surrender to surgery or threatened with having their babies taken away by child welfare services. In many countries, midwives who agree to support women who want to have a home birth face criminal prosecution. Like Ágnes Geréb in Hungary some of these midwives are even jailed. Freedom for Birth calls for radical reform to the world’s maternity systems to put an end to these human rights violations and allow women the freedom to choose how and where they give birth.

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Dr Agnes Gereb and Toni Harman, May 2012
The global release of Freedom For Birth aims to raise awareness of human rights in childbirth. Things will only change if people around the world take a stand and say 'No more'. This documentary and all the media coverage it generates will hopefully help achieve this. However this can only happen if supporters help to spread the message far and wide. Together we can play a part to make birth better for all women around the world.

Global launch date: Thursday 20 September 2012

Up to 1000 screenings of Freedom For Birth will take place all around the world on that day. Every screening will be hosted by local birth activists.

The DVD has subtitles in 17 languages: English, Hungarian, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazilian), Croatian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Polish, Chinese, Russian, Bulgarian and Dutch.

The documentary features over 40 of the world’s leading experts in childbirth:

  • Authors: Ina May Gaskin, Sheila Kitzinger, Michel Odent, Sarah Buckley, Robbie Davis-Floyd
  • Academics: 6 Professors of Midwifery, 1 Professor of Obstetrics
  • Lawyers: 5 Human Rights Lawyers (from UK, USA & Hungary)
  • Doctors: 3 Obstetricians & 1 Perinatologist
  • Heads of midwifery organisations:
  • The Royal College of Midwives
  • Midwives Alliance of North America
  • Canadian Association of Midwives
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • Plus lots of other leading midwives, doulas and birth campaigners.

There are many ways you can support this campaign:

 

We have managed to get our hands on a review copy of this incredible DVD, ahead of its worldwide screening. Here is Sharon’s review:

 

31 August 2012

I have just watched Freedom for Birth – The Mothers Revolution, which I received a few hours ahead of our deadline for publication of this newsletter.

The Mothers Revolution’ is the perfect way to describe the theme of this film. I have no doubt this film will inspire and empower women to claim their human right to chose where and how they give birth.

Following the case of Ternovsky v Hungary (this story is explained in full in the DVD) a Human Rights Bill became law at the European Convention of Human Rights in Strasbourg in 2010. This ruling now covers all EU States. However there is a long way to go, with the USA lagging behind. It is hoped that American’s highest court, The Supreme Court of the United States will soon be forced to confer the same human rights to all American women.

I don’t want to spoil the global release of this potentially world-changing film, but I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed!

It WILL make you angry and it will shock you to hear how the basic human rights of pregnant women are regularly being denied. This situation has GOT to stop and I believe this film will act as a positive catalyst for change. It not only highlights the issues surrounding the present omission of this basic human right but also gives viewers the tools they will need to start making a real difference. This has the potential to signify the start of a revolution within childbirth that is long overdue and I am very excited about the prospects for women and babies all over the world.

I am now off to arrange my own private screening for the global launch – please join me!


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tipsducktipsduckFeatured :: events tipsducktipsduck

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www.jackandjillmarket.co.uk – sign up for free market alerts
Follow on Twitter @jackjillmarket
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Cost per Stall for sellers: £23
Entry fee for shoppers: £1

Having babies and children is an expensive business. For many families, finances are tight as budgets are being squeezed. Parents need all the help they can get. The Jack & Jill Markets were founded in 2011 by New Zealand born Nicole Diamond who has lived in Scotland for ten years. First time Mum Nicole struggled to find well run second-hand markets for quality nearly-new children’s goods. This is why she decided to set up her own scheme and The Jack & Jill Markets have been a runaway success.
The Jack & Jill Markets is a not-for-profit Community Interest Organisation dedicated to helping local families make and save money to reduce the cost of raising children, and to encourage and facilitate recycling in local communities.
These markets are run all over Scotland and they have been hugely successful with sellers and buyers. At the Jack & Jill Markets it's easy to buy or sell quality, affordable second-hand goods. It's also a great place for new parents to meet up with old friends and make new ones too.
To date, at each market, on average: 85 per cent of mums will make £100-£350, with a significant number of mums making over £500 and a top selling mum making £805! For an initial stand fee of only £23 this would seem to be a great investment.

You may want to shop at a Jack & Jill Market if you...

  • are pregnant, have a new baby, or watch your child grow out of everything at an alarming rate
  • want to save money by buying quality nearly-new maternity, baby, and children's products - your favourite brands at a fraction of the retail price
  • want to save hours on the internet, phone-calls, emails, and driving around picking up individual items.

You may want to sell at a Jack & Jill Market if you...

  • want to make money recycling quality maternity, baby, and children's products you no longer use
  • want hundreds of parents to know about what you have to sell without having to spend hours finding buyers
  • want to keep 100 per cent of the money you make and have it in your pocket the instant your product is sold.

For a chance to win a free stand at a Jack & Jill market check out mini-competition 4



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Lindam Safety Day - The Difference A Minute Can Make

6 September 2012

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UK number one home safety brand Lindam is committed to reducing childhood accidents in the home and is launching the first national Safety Day on 6 September 2012. The theme is ‘The Difference A Minute Can Make’ and looks at how time pressured parents could be risking their child’s health.
More accidents happen in the home than anywhere else and, shockingly, more children die every year because of accidents rather than illnesses, like meningitis.
A million children attend casualty departments every year because of accidents in the home. The majority of these could easily be avoided by making sure that the home is the safest environment for a child. For example, it only takes one minute to move dangerous objects out of a child’s reach, but such small and very important steps can make a huge difference in the UK home accident rate.
On 6 September 2012 Lindam will aim to raise the awareness of childhood home safety in a variety of ways including: information releases, a national survey of 3000 parents, case studies, sharing stories with members on facebook plus lots of competitions.

Every Lindam product is rigorously tested to meet strict safety standards and designed to be practical and easy to use.
To find out more about Lindam:


For a chance to win a Lindam Safety Kit check out mini-competition 5


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tipsducktipsduckFeatured CD :: Effective birth preparation CDstipsducktipsduck

 

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Effective birth preparation CDs
Online catalogue reference: CO042 RRP: £11.99
By Maggie Howell
Mother of five home-birthed sons
Qualified clinical hypnotherapist
Experienced Doula (trained birth partner)
Founder of Natal Hypnotherapy™ (www.natalhypnotherapy.co.uk)

There are 6 Effective birth preparation CDs to help you prepare for: hospital/birth centre

  • home birth
  • caesarean section
  • vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC)
  • twin vaginal delivery in hospital
  • twin delivery by caesarean

The CDs teach you deep relaxation and breathing exercises as well as powerful pain management strategies. These will help you be calm, in control and manage the level of pain during the birth.

With the CDs you can 'experience' a wonderful, calm birth in your mind, from the first contraction through to holding your baby in your arms. Once you have listened to the CD many times (we recommend you listen to it at least 20 times), the concept of a calm birth becomes more and more familiar to your mind and body. As the mind doesn't know the difference between imagination and reality, when your labour starts your mind will simply respond in the way it has rehearsed over and over again when listening to the CD.

The suggestions on the CD give specific triggers so that all the way through the birthing process, you remain calm, relaxed and feeling in control. The triggers relate to birthing in the hospital environment and use sights, smells and sounds of the hospital.


Review by Sarah (TIPS Parent Tester)Hypnotherapy VBAC Preparation programme CD
Disc 1 was good for dealing with past experiences and dealing with feelings related to past c-section(s).
Disc 2 involved birth preparation including positive thinking, being empowered, breathing exercises and imagining the birth you want. The best thing I got from this CD was the ability to control my breathing which helped me to relax more during contractions when I was in labour. Sadly I did not experience the normal delivery I had hoped for but the relaxation techniques did help me during this period, especially in theatre where I coped much better with the realisation that I would need another caesarean section. I did not break down, as I had done previously so for that reason I would score this CD 10/10!
I would definitely recommend this CD for others and if I were to have another baby I would use this relaxation CD again. In fact I will be using it again in the postnatal period to help me come to terms with the delivery I experienced.



For a chance to win 1 of 3 Effective birth preparation CDs check out mini-competition 7

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured blog ::Enjoying the Small Things...tipsducktipsduck By Kelle Hampton

 

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Enjoying the Small Things began in 2007, shortly after Kelle and Brett’s first daughter Lainey was born. It was a way to combine Kelle’s writing and photography hobbies. It has evolved to become much more. In January 2010 Kelle gave birth to her second daughter Nella and immediately she knew her daughter was a Down’s Syndrome baby.
Kelle lives in Naples, Florida with her husband Brett, his two boys, Austyn and Brandyn, and their two girls Lainey and Nella. After three years of teaching 5th grade, she left teaching to explore other loves in life which include a photography business and writing, not to mention a huge pool of other interests which are featured in the blog.
The story of Nella’s birth is poignant and heartbreaking but the overall message is one of inspiration and hope. This WILL make you cry but you will feel richer for having shared this beautiful story.
Thank you to Françoise, one of our Parent Testers, for finding this gem of a blog which we hope you will enjoy reading.
A book called ‘Bloom – Finding Beauty in the Unexpected’, covering the story of Nella’s birth is also available to buy from all major bookstores.


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In this instalment of ‘Diary of a Student Midwife’ our student midwife has finally reached the end of her course and is looking forward to putting into practice all that she has learnt over the past three years. We would like to pass on our congratulations to Kelly who has not only completed her course but she has achieved a First Class Honours degree! Sadly jobs are hard to find but we feel sure that in the coming weeks or months we will be able to bring you news of a new post for Kelly, as fully qualified Midwife, so don’t forget to watch this space...!



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tipsducktipsduckFeatured My Story :: tri-andem feeding tipsducktipsduck

Our My Story follows Nichola’s experiences breastfeeding her three children. Nichola is a mother of twin three year old boys, Lachlan and Alexander, who despite an early arrival at 34 weeks, exclusively breastfed to 6 months and continue to breastfeed happily. In 2012 Nichola gave birth to Isabella, now five months old, who was born full-term and who exclusively breastfeeds. Nichola’s ‘My Story covers her breastfeeding experiences as a mother of multiples and premature babies, and now a tri-andem feeder.


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tipsducktipsducke-newsletter competition :: TIPS-tested baby and toddler slingstipsducktipsduck

Win one of these TIPS Award winning Baby and toddler slings!

For a chance to win email the word ‘Slings’ to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 November 2012. Remember to tell us whether you would prefer a Beco, Boba 3G, Moby, Lifft or Snuggybub. We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 29


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tipsducktipsduck*** latest news ***tipsducktipsduck

Another first for TIPS: our online shop is ready to go live!

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After months of planning, we are delighted to announce that you will be able to buy products on our website. TIPS Testers and Members often ask where they can find TIPS Award-winning products, that's why we've decided to start selling them right here, on the TIPS website. We are starting with a small selection of products: our signature latex ducky (you may have been following his travels on facebook); a personalised TIPS baby towel; the TIPS double Award-winning Jackson Reece baby wipes (Best of the best & Best eco-friendly) and the Tummy Tub (TIPS Best of the best baby bath). We will add products to the online shop to meet demand. Please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you can't get a TIPS Award-winning product and we will do our best to find it for you.
TIPS provides independent advice about all aspects of parenting. This involves many hours of research by the TIPS Team. With no advertising revenue our only source of income are the TIPS trials. By using our online shop you will help TIPS continue to provide the very best impartial reviews of quality products for parents and babies. Have a look at our new TIPS Shop here...

 

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tipsducktipsduck :: TIPS top value :: Tiny Diner by Summer Infant ::tipsducktipsduck

 

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www.summerinfant.co.uk
RRP: £12

Available in pink, blue and green

Introduction by Sharon Trotter:
The Tiny Diner was recommended to me by a friend. She thought this was a great product for parents worried about baby-led weaning mess. We asked TIPS Testers if they'd like to try this out and were amazed at the number of volunteers who contacted us! We decided to let Caitlin be our Tester. Little Caitlin is having to cope with an awkward plaster cast used to treat her hip problem (see picture). Unable to sit in a high chair, Caitlin couldn't join in with family mealtimes. However with the Tiny Diner she was able to eat at the table with everyone. Another TIPS Tester who has been using the Tiny Diner for 18 months also provided a review of this product. We've used this feedback to review the Tiny Diner, explain how it works and why it can be an excellent buy.

TIPS Parent Testers feedback:
The Tiny Diner comes in a box with detailed instructions, this makes it clear what the product is for and how it can be used. Both TIPS Testers found this innovative product easy to use, easy to clean and especially handy when out and about. The Tiny Diner can become stained with some foods - for example fruit - but this does not affect its efficiency. The suction pads work better on laminated surfaces, but they can also be used on wooden tabletops. Because the mat is quite large it is especially useful for catching food scattered by messy eaters and the clever little pouch collects any pieces of food that miss tiny mouths! The Tiny Diner makes mealtimes less stressful for parents and gives babies more confidence to feed themselves. At the end of the meal simply empty the contents of the pouch into the bin and wipe clean. The mat can be left open on your table or refolded (see picture) ready for your next trip to a restaurant, family or friends.
In fact our Testers liked the Tiny Diner so much that we are considering setting up a larger trial in the future.


For a chance to win 1 of 2  Tiny Diner mats check out mini-competition 6


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tipsducktipsduck :: TIPS top treat:: Les Jardins - a collection of macarons::tipsducktipsduck

 

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I love macarons, any flavour any colour! So, when I saw this exquisite collection, I just had to share them with you. The colours are beautiful and the flavours sound almost too yummy for words. I have to agree they are not cheap but if you are looking for something very special, maybe for a present, then look no further than Pierre Hermé.
Created by pastry chef Pierre Hermé, Les Jardins is a collection of 10 macarons available in Pierre Hermé Paris boutiques for a period of just one month. Each month brings a new taste and sensory experience.

Customers can only buy the entire collection, progressively released throughout the year, from the online boutique.

Every month, a collector card accompanies each Les Jardins macaron box. Devotees will be keen to collect them all, and a reward will await them at the end of the year...
A box of 7 macarons costs €17.

Seven boxes of 7 macarons (February – August flavours) costs €119

Flavours released so far this year:

  • Lemon & Caramelized Fennel
  • Vanilla & Basil
  • Rose & Jasmine
  • Aniseed and Saffron
  • Rose Vanilla and Clove
  • Green Tea, Chanterelle Mushroom & Lemon
  • Lime, Raspberry & Espelette Pepper

To find out what flavour will be available in September, October and November go to the Pierre Hermé website here... Pierre Hermé also sell jams, teas, confectionary, pastries, cookies, champagne and much more...

 

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tipsducktipsduck :: TIPS top tips ::tipsducktipsduck

 

Osram launch pocketable Cuby and Raystar lights
Available from www.amazon.co.uk in black, white, blue and pink
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Lighting company Osram has just launched two good-looking LED light gadgets:Cuby and Raystar Both come with a handy USB cable to let you recharge them with any PC or laptop and will give you up to 3 hours' light.
LED technology means that the energy used to charge them is converted almost exclusively into light, making Cuby and Raystar highly efficient - both have an incredibly long lifespan of over two years if used continuously! Both designs are ideal for use at home or on the move.

Cuby (£19.99) is a small cube-shaped gadget that will handily clip onto shelves, doors, rails, or even cots. It can be used to illuminate previously hard to see parts of the home, as a stylish night light, or to provide soft and subtle accent lighting, particularly when dining al fresco. Available in four vibrant colours, Cuby can also a clever way to brighten up a child's bedroom.

Raystar (£17.99) is a light-weight torch with a clever triangular design so it won't roll away. Keep Raystar handy around the house, and use it when taking the rubbish out, or packing the car late at night before a long journey. In addition to its stylish design, and being available in four different colours, Raystar's robust; wipe clean casing makes it great for little hands.

  


For a chance to win  1 Cuby or 1 Raystar check out mini-competition 10 


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How to treat childhood burns

What to do if your child is burnt - advice from the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS - www.bapras.org.uk)

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In the UK children account for about half of all burn injuries. Most of these are due to scald injuries: 180 children attend A&E each day with scald injuries caused by hot drinks. Other common causes of burns in children include are direct contact with a hot object, for example radiators and hair straighteners. Burns from flames, electrical current and chemicals are less common but can be very serious when they do occur. Because these injuries are common it is important that you know what to do if your child is burnt. Joanne Atkins (member of BAPRAS and burns specialist plastic surgeon) has prepared the following 5 top tips for parents.
If your child is burnt:

  1. Call or shout for help while you quickly assess the situation. Get close to the child as safely as possible; try not to expose yourself to danger. Move the child to a safe area, away from what has caused the burn.
  2. Stop the burning process (for example extinguish / smother flames), remove the child’s clothing (unless it is actually stuck to the skin), this will also let you to see the extent of the injury.
  3. Give first aid immediately. Cool the burn as matter of urgency. Tissue retains heat after direct contact with a hot substance has stopped. This heat continues to damage the skin and tissue, and worsens the injury. Run cool running water on the injured area as quickly as possible - do this for 10 to 20 minutes. This will reduce the remaining heat in the tissue, limit the severity of the injury and help with the pain. Try to keep the child warm when you are cooling their burn - children can become hypothermic very quickly. Do not put ice on a burn: like excessive heat, ice can damage tissue.
  4. Cover the burn with a clean, non-stick dressing. Cling film is an excellent temporary dressing for a burn. It helps with the pain, does not stick to the wound, and lets medical professionals see the wound. Cool, damp towels or cool packs on top of the cling film can also help relieve the pain.
  5. Always get medical advice when a burn is caused by a flame, electricity or a chemical. Get medical advice if the wound is too big to be dressed with a standard sticking plaster-sized dressing at home, or if you are concerned about the injury or the wound.

If you want to find out more about the organization BAPRAS visit: www.bapras.org.uk
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In recent weeks the dangers of cycling have once again been hitting the headlines. Following the tragic death of a cyclist outside the Olympic Park at the London 2012 Games, Bradley Wiggins called for the introduction of a law making it compulsory to wear cycling helmets and for roads to be made safer for cyclists. Team GB BMX riders, brain injury charity Headway and Tommy Hill (British Superbike Champion) have all voiced their concerns about cyclists' safety and reiterated the importance of wearing helmets while cycling.
The Government has done its own research into whether helmets are effective, commissioning the independent Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to look at all the evidence available. In November 2009, the TRL published its findings, which showed that helmets – if worn correctly – do indeed offer protection against head and brain injury. Although the number of death is down by 14 per cent, Department of Transport figures show that 19,215 cyclists were injured in road accidents in 2011 – this is 12 per cent rise compared to 2010. These statistics show that more needs to be done to improve cyclists' safety.
The Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust is an award winning child cyclists' safety charity. The Trust was founded in 1998 by a paediatric nurse who through her work saw the devastation that head injury can cause not only to the child but to the whole family. Since its conception the charity has grown in its drive and commitment to be an advocate for the child and young person.
The Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust provides a community service by highlighting the need for safer cycling practices specifically for children and young people. They've worked with parents, teachers, police and road safety officers, Government departments and healthcare professionals to develop a programme for schools. The Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust’s HeadFirst, HeadStart and HeadSmart are resources about head injury awareness and cycle helmet use used by teachers throughout the UK.
You can find out more about The Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust on their website. Go to www.bhit.org


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  • You can contact me on my Greatvine Speak Now number: 09064006215* if I am unable to answer immediately, I promise to call you back.
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In this issue...

- article

- app

- blog

- book

- CDs

- charity

- DVDs

- events

- products

- top value

- top treat

- websites

regular
features...


- advice line

- Diary of a
student midwife


- My Story

- latest news

- TIPS Testers'
pix!


- main competition

- mini competitions

- competition
winners


- Babycare - back
to basics


- TIPS top tips

TIPS baby

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Here is baby Ryan who arrived on 21 February 2012 weighing 7lbs 5ozs. We are sure his infectious smile will brighten your day!
TIPS baby 2

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Here is a picture of Sharon’s Godson's new baby daughter called Molly Mae. She was born on 5 August 2012 weighing in at a delicate 5lbs 10ozs – aaawww!
TIPS bump

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Kerry shows us that it is perfectly possible to look cool, even on a hot day. Here she is at 34 weeks pregnant walking on the beach with her young niece Maria (our featured toddler in newsletter 27).
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We love this cheeky grin from Bailey who is showing off his very first big-boy haircut!
TIPS family

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Here are Grace and Bailey (brother and sister to baby Sophia, our featured breastfeeder) enjoying some welcome sunshine in an otherwise disappointing summer in 2012!
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A very relaxed Sophia settles down for a lovely feed with mummy. Sophia was photographed at the age of 30 weeks in a 4D scan featured in newsletter 27.
TIPS babywearer

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We love our Tula carrier! Here is Mum Sophie wearing baby Rufus in the Tula sling they tested in a recent TIPS trial. Check out our featured products in this newsletter to read the full review of the Tula Carriers (we tested 2 versions).

Babycare – back to
basics™ leaflet
(version 8) out now

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Version 8 of this award-winning leaflet is hot off the press. It is distributed around the UK at various professional and parenting events. Health professionals and maternity units can buy hard copies – email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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for more information. As well as all the hints and tips you need about baby skincare, skin-to-skin contact and feeding but, this leaflet now includes the latest and safest advice on reducing the risk of cot death. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like a free copy.

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My Baby Radio -
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mybabyradio.com

New desktop radio player available! Launched on DAB digital radio in April 2010 - Broadcasting across Cheshire, Staffordshire and North East Wales. Sharon's interviews about breast feeding, tongue-tie, baby skincare, cup feeding, baby baths, cuddle towels, decongestants and much more are broadcast regularly. You can also download them here....

If you would like to listen to My Baby Radio directly from your desktop, and without visiting the website, you can download the new desktop radio player (you will need to have the latest version of Windows Media Player installed on your PC or laptop). Go to the My Baby Radio website to get the player.

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TIPS competitions
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If you are on Facebook and want to take the opportunity to enter all 12 TIPS competitions in 1 go all you have to do is:

  • 'Like' us on Facebook
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  • Check out the list of winners in our next e-newsletter – it could be you!
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Natracare –
www.natracare.com

Get a free sample of Natracare Organic Cotton Baby Wipes....

This September Natracare are giving away 100 samples of their Organic Cotton Baby Wipes.
For a chance to win 1 of these samples, get in touch with Natracare and mention 1 benefit of organic cotton. Email your answer (and contact details) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or post it on the Natracare facebook page. Remember to do this before the end of September!
You can check the Natracare website for inspiration here....

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mini- competition 2

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For a chance to win a copy of Beautiful Buggy Walks in England email the words 'Beautiful Buggy Walks' to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 November. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 29

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For a chance to win 1 of 2 copies of Small Wonders DVD email the word 'Small Wonders' to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 November 2012. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 29

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mini- competition 4

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For a chance to win a free seller stand at a Jack & Jill Market email the words 'Jack & Jill' to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 November 2012. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 28

mini- competition 5

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For a chance to win a Lindam Home Safety Kit (worth £9.99) email the word 'Lindam' to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 November 2012. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 29

mini- competition 6

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For a chance to win 1 of 2 Tiny Diner mats email the words 'Tiny Diners' to   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 November 2012 (remember to say whether you would like a blue or a pink one). We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 29

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mini- competition 7

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For a chance to win 1 of 3 Effective birth preparation CDs (please tell us which CD you would like: hospital/birth centre, home birth, caesarean section, vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC), twin vaginal delivery in hospital or twin delivery by caesarean ) email the word 'Hyphnotherapy' to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 Novemberf 2012. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 29

mini- competition 8

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For a chance to win 1 of 2 £50 voucher codes to use online at www.casabu.com email the word 'Casabu' to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 November 2012.

By entering this competition, you agree to join Casabu and receive their daily emails about new sales - you will be able to unsubscribe from Casabu at any time.]

We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 29

mini- competition 9

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For a chance to 1 of 5 Potty Training Packs (worth £15 each) email the words 'Dry Like Me' to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 November 2012. We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 29

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For a chance to win Cuby or a Raystar  pictured above email the word 'Osram' to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 November 2012 (remember to say if you would prefer a Cuby or a Raystar). We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 29

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TIPS winners...

mini-competitions

The 2 lucky winners of the The Blossom Method™ are Jacky from Hertfordshire and 

 Shakti from Greater Londodn



The lucky winner of the book Which? Photo editing made easy is are Jennifer from Cumbria



The 2 lucky winners of  Rosie Dolls are Françoise from London and Sarah from Worcestershire 



The 2 lucky winners Carddies (London  and Sports) are Jo from Northamptonshire and Karen from Berkshire


The lucky winner of the £75 Séraphine voucher is Anamarie from Staffordshire


The 2 lucky winners of the gift sets containing a selection of our recent TIPS Award winning skincare products are Helen from West Midlands and Kristal from Shropshire


The lucky winner of the Arabella Miller organic cotton baby hat is Danielle from Yorkshire


The lucky winner of the a year’s supply of Mornflakes British Oats is Tasha from Bristol


The lucky winner of a jute shopper containing a Birth Team duck is Lucy from Fife


The lucky winner of the Little Blue Zebra framed print is Kelda from Ayrshire


The lucky winner of the Little Tikes Counting Cash Register is Joanne from East Dunbartonshire


e-newsletter competition

The lucky winner of the Karcher Steam Cleaner is Jenny from Argyll & Bute

 

 

 

 

 


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