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Join us as we celebrate 12 years of TIPS®! 

As always, we are delighted to bring you another fun-packed e-newsletter featuring the very best new products and services, alongside our unique mix of independent, impartial, and above all non-commercial advice on all things related to pregnancy and parenthood.
Our main newsletter prize is a party in a box from our friends at The Party Box Rocks. This is an exclusively designed themed party collection in a box, straight to your door. We are delighted to announce that one lucky winner will have the chance to get their very own party collection (for 8 guests) in a box! This fantastic prize is worth £100! Plus 10% off to readers for any box (one time use) using discount code: Partybox1
Our first featured website is Little Dish www.littledish.co.uk. Little Dish has been making healthy toddler meals for the past ten years. The latest addition to their range is Go Gos! Check out our feature for more about this new healthy snack and for your chance to win 1 of 10 multipacks of Go Gos and a unique Eggnogg colour-in table cloth.
Our second featured website is Eggnogg www.eggnogg.co.uk. This company designs, manufactures and sells quirky colour-in products for children. What started as a kitchen table business quickly grew and there are now 66 Eggnogg Colour-in products stocked across Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai. The Eggnog range includes, bags, bunting, fancy dress and party essentials. We also have two Colour-in Little Shopping Bags to give away!
Our featured app, FoodSwitchUK, provides a quick and easy way to make better healthier food choices when shopping for you and your family.

Our featured events include the Dad Network second annual live event and Rave-A-Roo family rave fest for London’s Ministry of Sound. We have a family ticket (worth £50) up for grabs in our early-bird competition so get your entries in fast. The deadline for this one is 7 June! We also have £90 worth of sun protection goodies from our friends at Green People, so check out mini-competition 5.

Our first featured book  is The Microbiome Effect: How your baby's birth affects their future health, and we are very excited to announce that we have awarded this groundbreaking new title our third 'Must-have' TIPS Book Award (remember to check our mini-competition for a chance to win a copy). Very few pieces of research have the undeniable potential to change the future of health everywhere in the world, but Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford' s work definitely has. In my opinion The Microbiome Effect is a seminal publication in the new field of microbiome and epigenetics. Most of you will never have heard these terms or heard about their potential for changing the way we birth, but you soon will. In my extended review I want to explain what microbiome and epigenetics mean, how they are linked with disease and why Toni and Alex's work is so closely intertwined with my own passion for promoting breastfeeding and safe baby skincare. Our second featured book is Another Twinkle in the Eye: Contemplating Another Pregnancy After Perinatal Mental Illness by Elaine Hanzak which has been reviewed by TIPS Parent Testers

Our featured charity is the awe inspiring Invictus Games Foundation (invictusgamesfoundation.org). The Invictus Games Foundation has been established to pursue and develop the legacy of the Invictus Games - Prince Harry’s sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. I watched every episode of the Invictus Games Orlando on the BBC iPlayer and through the tears I felt totally inspired by the life-changing effects this organisation is having on so many people, not just the athletes. It is truly inclusive. I especially enjoyed the journey of the Invictus Choir, lead by choirmaster Gareth Malone, also streamed on BBC iPlayer. The charity single is now available on iTunes with all proceeds going to the Invictus Games Foundation.
Check out our wonderful selection of Top Tips including the Tango Swing seat which provides a new way to enjoy intergenerational playtime at your local swing park, the Diono Radian 5 car seat that is designed to be rear-facing for longer and suitable from birth to 7 years and the MU System, the world's thinnest international USB charger for your smartphones, tablets and MP3 players.
As well as our regular mix of features, check out the latest My Story: The magical powers of skin-to-skin contact, based on my own experiences when my youngest son was born in 1999; our Top Treat: newly launched Weleda Jardin de Vie fragrances (with a mini-competition for your chance to win 1 of 3 of these) and our Top Value feature: Wonky Vegetables.
We have a brand new selection of TIPS Testers' Pix for you to enjoy. Maybe you have photos of your own you would like to share with us? We're always on the lookout for photos of babies, toddlers, families, bumps, scans, breastfeeders, baby-wearing, baby-led-weaning and grandparents. So please email us your photos! I will send a signed copy of my book (Breastfeeding: the essential guide) to the sender of each photo we publish. You can also enjoy some gorgeous photos of our featured blog: Surprised by Five . This charts the journey of an Australian couple who found out they were expecting not one but five babies! The chances of this happening naturally is 1: 55 million births.
Last but not least we have some wonderful competitions for you to enter. As well as our main newsletter competition: The Party Box Rocks, we have a sun protection hamper by Green People and a family ticket (worth £50) to a forthcoming Rave A Roo family festival at Ministry of Sound, London. Altogether our prizes are worth over £450 so email your entries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and you too could be a TIPS winner!

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The Party Box Rocks!

www.facebook.com/thepartyboxrocks  ~ Instagram The_Party_Box_Rocks   

 

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The Party Box Rocks is a brand new business created by Scottish friends Audrey and Tracy.

They wanted to combine their creative and design skills to deliver an exclusively designed themed party collection in a box straight to your door. The idea for this business stemmed from creating their own designs for events when they couldn't find what they really wanted. It has now grown into an innovative wee range of bespoke parties in a box. No more spending hours trying to match invites, bunting, confetti, balloons and paper plates, no need to dream up games and activities to entertain: Audrey and Tracy do it all for you. What's more, everything is custom designed, handcrafted and unique to The Party Rocks Box to give you that Instagram-worthy party in one package, straight to your door!

We are delighted to announce that our friends at The Party Box Rocks have offered one lucky winner the chance to get their very own party (for 8 guests) in a box. This fantastic prize is worth £100!

The prize Party Box Rocks includes:

  • Pink and gold magical Unicorn party box (all items custom designed/handcrafted)
  • 8 custom invitations and envelopes
  • Custom Welcome sign print
  • 8 paper cups and 8 paper straws
  • 8 cupcake toppers and cases
  • 8 paper plates
  • Pink and gold tassel garland
  • Pink and gold bunting
  • 2 X pink paper fans
  • 1 X gold paper fan
  • Custom table centrepiece (child's name and unicorn design)
  • Pink and gold confetti
  • Custom food tents with menu ideas
  • Games/activity plan
  • Pin the horn on the unicorn game
  • Photo booth props (card)
  • Photo booth sign print
  • 8 custom favour bags
  • 6 pink and gold balloons

For more about The Party Box Rocks go online www.thepartyboxrocks.com (website coming soon!) www.facebook.com/thepartyboxrocks ~ Instagram The_Party_Box_Rocks 

 


How to enter this fantastic competition...

For a chance to win everything you need to host a party (for 8 guests) with The Party Box Rocks (worth £100) email the words ‘The Party Box Rocks to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 August 2016. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 40.


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tipsducktipsduckFeatured product  :: tipsducktipsduckWin a Sun Protection Hamper by Green People worth £90!

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Safe sun protection for your babies and children...

Children are more susceptible to synthetic chemicals because their bodies are still developing, and their skin has greater sensitivity to sunlight. Formulated for young skin, this organic range from Green People keeps kids' delicate skin protected while they have fun in the sun!
The products:

  • Natural broad-spectrum protection – from both UVA (skin damage) and UVB (burning)
  • Calming and soothing - From Myrrh and Chamomile
  • Water-repellent - From natural Beeswax to repel water without blocking pores - ‘prickly heat safe’
  • Cell protection - Rich in antioxidants and skin vitamins to protect and feed the skin from the outside in with Rosemary extract, Avocado and Myrrh
  • Extremely gentle - Suitable for sensitive or eczema/allergy prone skin and sufferers or prickly heat - No pore-blocking mineral oils!

SPF50 ONLY FILTERS OUT 1% MORE UVB LIGHT THAN SPF30
As parents we are told to reach for the highest SPF for our children, but does an SPF50 really offer you nearly double the protection of an SPF30? NO! In fact an SPF30 lotion offers 97% protection against UVB rays, while an SPF50 offers 98% protection, just 1% difference
To find out more about safe skincare in the sun see our FAQ: ‘Keeping babies and children safe in the sun and during hot weather’ at: http://bit.ly/1jW41jE

Find out more about Green People online: www.greenpeople.co.uk
logos www.facebook.com/GreenPeopleOrganic ~ @GreenPeopleUK    

 


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 tipsduck:: Featured tipsducktipsducktipsduck website 1  tipsducktipsducktipsduckLittle Dish www.littledish.co.uk

Little Dish launch their new healthy toddler snack – Go Gos! Do read on for your chance to win 1 of 10 multipacks of Go Gos and a limited-edition Eggnogg colour-in table cloth...

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About Little Dish
Founded by mother of two Hillary Graves, Little Dish has been making proper healthy food for children for nearly ten years. Everything in the Little Dish range is prepared following strict nutritional guidelines and using 100% natural ingredients.
Little Dish toddler meals
The award-winning Little Dish range includes:

  • 11 healthy and delicious meals for one to three year olds
  • two yummy meals for 4 to 6 year olds.

The Little Dish meals are low in salt and they do not contain any added sugar, additives or preservatives. Every meal provides at least one of a child’s recommended five-a-day and is a source of protein. Little Dish only uses British meat and sustainably caught fish.
Little Dish Go Gos to the rescue!
Little Dish has just launched a healthy snack with slow release energy to keep little ones (aged 12 months +) on the go-go for longer. If you’re stuck in a ‘rice cake rut’ and you’re looking for some toddler snack inspiration, then Go Gos are perfect for you!
Little Dish Go Gos are yummy mini wholegrain oat biscuits made with fibre-rich flax and chia seeds. Each little bag provides a source of fibre and 3g of protein, which is important for the growth of healthy muscles and bones. Little Dish Go Gos have been developed in partnership with leading nutritionist and Mum Lucy Jones to make sure they not only taste delicious but are also full of goodness for your growing toddler. A panel of Tiny Tasters and their parents have approved three delicious recipes: Raspberry, Vanilla and Ginger.
As you’d expect from Little Dish, Go Gos are made from 100% natural ingredients, and do not contain any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
They are also designed to encourage self-feeding. Little hands will love putting the biscuit rings on their fingers and nibbling them off. Go Gos are delicious on their own or with fresh fruit, dips or yoghurt - for added goodness. They are perfect as an after-nursery or after school snack, for picnics or for adding to your little one's lunchbox.
Little Dish Go Gos are available in individual 25g bags (RRP 60p) or in multipacks of five 25g bags (RRP £2.50). Each bag comes with a handy sticker – starring the Little Dish Zoo Crew - that can be used to re-seal the bag or decorate tiny T-shirts!

Find out more about Little Dish online: www.littledish.co.uk

logos www.facebook.com/littledish ~ @Little_Dish 


Mini-competition... 

For a chance to win one of 10 multipacks of Go Gos and an Eggnogg colour-in table cloth(each set is worth £10) email the words ‘Little Dish’ to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by 24 August 2016. We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 40


 

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Quirky colour-in products for children!
Read on for news of Colour-in Picnic Fun just in time for the summer, and for your chance to win one of two Colour-in Little Shopping Bags...

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Illustrator Kate Edmunds founded Eggnogg six years ago. Initially she designed cards, and then colouring-in postcards for kids. What started as a kitchen table business quickly grew and there are now 66 Eggnogg Colour-in products stocked across Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai. The Eggnog range includes, bags, bunting, fancy dress and party essentials. Eggnogg stockists include Waterstones, Fenwick, Liberty, National Trust, Kew Gardens and many more independent outlets nationwide. Eggnogg also feature in our Little Dish giveaway.
Colour-In Picnic Fun with Eggnogg
The gorgeous Colour-in Picnic Blanket is a brand new product launched just in time for summer.
Made from high quality printed canvas and backed with waterproof nylon, this picnic blanket is completely washable. It comes with a set of washable fabric pens so kids can enjoy colouring it in again and again.
It’s the perfect way to keep little hands and minds busy while you munch on your sandwiches or wait for the barbeque to get going!
The blanket features an array of designer Kate Edmunds' quirky characters and endearing illustrations for kids to colour-in, including towering cakes, fantastical fruit, the odd bucket and spade and plenty of pesky insects.
Once coloured-in the blanket can go straight into the washing machine and will come out good as new ready for the next outing to the beach or to the park.

  • Product information - The Eggnogg Colour-in Picnic Blanket can be ordered online from www.eggnogg.co.uk. It costs £37 plus postage and packing.

Get information about Eggnog onlinewww.eggnogg.co.uk

logos www.facebook.com/EggnoggUK ~ @eggnoggUK 


For a chance to win 1 of 2 Eggnogg Colour-in Little Shopping Bags check out mini-competition 2  
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tipsducktipsduck:: book review 1  :: :: tipsduckThe Microbiome Effect - how your baby's birth affects their future health tipsduck

Authors: Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford
Published by Pinter & Martin (April 2016)
RRP: £11.99
Paperback - 192 pages
Each chapter contains a summary of the main points covered and a QR code linking to a short video. A list of URLs can be found at the end of the book alongside references and further reading.

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Review by Sharon Trotter:
Very few pieces of research have the undeniable potential to change the future of health everywhere in the world, but Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford' s work definitely has. In my opinion The Microbiome Effect is a seminal publication in the new field of microbiome and epigenetics. Most of you will never have heard these terms or heard about their potential for changing the way we birth, but you soon will. In this extended review I want to explain what microbiome and epigenetics mean, how they are linked with disease and why Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford' s work is so closely intertwined with my own passion for promoting breastfeeding and safe baby skincare.
I am a great fan of the authors, Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford, founders of Alto Films and One World Birth. I reviewed their films Doula! (2010), Freedom for Birth (2012) and Microbirth (2014) in previous TIPS e-newsletters. In 2015 I featured their proposed new film A Probiotic Life and sponsored a private screening via the Indigogo crowd funding platform. This film will be released in the Autumn of 2016 with a new title (soon to be announced). Such was the impact of the groundbreaking research associated with this project, that Toni and Alex, quite rightly, have taken a detour down the publication route. The Microbiome Effect is the culmination of three years intensive research, as they travelled the world interviewing 12 eminent experts. The book aims to expand on the information expressed in Microbirth so that people can understand the bigger picture. While the subject matter may seem complicated this book has been written with parents in mind and it is very easy to navigate. I especially enjoyed the summary at the end of each chapter and the innovative QR codes which link to a short video clip.
Put simply the microbiome is a cocktail of bacteria, viruses, archaea (single cell organisms) and fungi that live on and in our human cells. There are many times more microbes than human cells and the way these interact affects all areas of our heath and well being. Epigenetics is basically the study of why our genes turn themselves 'on' or 'off' and what environmental triggers can affect these switches. These triggers include diet, lifestyle, antibiotics, anti-bacterial products and specifically for babies, the rising rate of caesarean section (CS). Birth is the main trigger event for our offspring and if their microbiome does not develop properly at this pivotal moment, then genetic changes to the immune system can occur. This may leave the body less able to protect itself from disease. These epigenetic changes could also be passed onto the next generation.
As you can see, there are many variables and many ways we can step in to help restore the microbiome but the long term repercussions for us all are so HUGE that ignoring this research is not an option. Professionals, parents, and especially parents-to-be, should add this publication to their 'Must-have' book list so they can better prepare for the birth of their baby. Small changes made around the time of birth really do have the potential to change the long term health of their baby, their baby's baby and onwards to future generations. Yes it really is that important!
Caesarean section rates have soared over the past 20 years ranging from 5% in Sweden to a shocking 84% at one private hospital in Brazil. These changes to the way women give birth have the potential to adversely affect the way the microbiome is primed. Ideally microbes from the vagina are transferred at the moment of birth to 'seed' the baby's gut. Sugars in breast milk (indigestible to the baby) then help to 'feed' the gut bacteria allowing it to quickly populate with friendly microbes, thus starting the training of the immune system.
We know the world's ecosystems are being damaged by global warming, so the same could be true of our microbial ecosystems. Over the past fifty years normal physiological birth has become ever more medicalised with seemingly untold consequences.
As a student midwife I was taught that the pain of birth was actually a vital part of the birthing process. However, increased use of epidurals and instrumental birth mean that many women experience no pain and little or no labour. Studies have shown that women are more likely to suffer from post natal depression if they are denied the experience of being 'in labour' so pain may also be a biological necessity. Just as it is important for the mother to experience labour, then the same is true for a baby. Hannah Dahlan says in the book: Birth is a neuro-hormonal, mechanical, immunological, microbial, social, psychological, emotional, cultural and spiritual event. So when I read about the importance of 'seeding and feeding' the baby's microbiome, it suddenly made perfect sense to me. If a baby is to be mechanically delivered from the abdomen, as in c-sections, instead of being birthed through the vagina, then surely this will have consequences? However the true extent of these consequences is far more worrying than we could ever have imagined and this is another reason why this book is groundbreaking. Microbiome will become the next buzzword in the field of birth, so it is important for us to spread the news about why it's simple messages can have a HUGE effect on the health of our children, grandchildren and future generations before it is too late.
In the same way that birth is pivotal to the establishment of the microbiome, so too is the protection and maintenance of this delicate ecosystem. My work on safe baby skincare has been ongoing for 20 years. Having read his book The Secret Life of Germs, I wrote to Dr. Philip Tierno, asking for his thoughts on my water-only approach to baby care during the first month of life. I wanted to know if encouraging parents to practise uninterrupted colonisation of the newborn by skin-to-skin contact with the mother (and reducing the number of carers) would reduce the risk of cross infection when the baby’s immune system is still immature.
Philip kindly wrote back, giving me the reassurance I had hoped for and kindly allowed me to quote his comments in papers I wrote for peer-reviewed journals. This is what he wrote:
"Without reservation I concur with your recommendation of bathing neonates with just plain water (no soap) for the first month as the baby is in the process of developing its own normal stable microbiota".
Having studied and researched neonatal skincare, I developed guidelines for my own NHS maternity unit. These have since been introduced throughout the UK. Philip's support of my hypothesis that: 'anything placed ‘on, in or around a baby’ has the potential to cause harm' gave me the confidence I needed to continue this work. The advice forms the basis of the TIPS® award-winning leaflet Babycare - back to basics™ (see v9 here http://bit.ly/1aY91LV ).
I really believe that this is a water-shed moment (pardon the pun) in the history of birthing our babies. Research is showing us that if we meddle with the natural processes surrounding birth, the establishment of breastfeeding and even the care of our baby's skin, we risk long term damage to immune systems that could affect not just the next generation but generations to come. Caesarean section will still be needed and not everyone can breastfeed but we can implement simple procedures, as explained in The Microbiome Effect to help partially restore the microbiome. One example of how a few simple changes to procedures, which could be incorporated into an elective birth, is to opt for a 'gentle or natural caesarean'. Parents could discuss this beforehand requesting immediate skin to skin contact with their baby and the chance to get one-to-one help establishing breastfeeding in the operating theatre. A new 'seed swabbing' technique is being researched (under strict protocols) by Dr Dominguez Bello from New York University whereby a gauze swab is inoculated with vaginal microbes immediately before surgery. This swab is then removed and used to artificially 'seed' the baby's microbiome at the moment of birth by wiping it over the mouth, face and body. Initial results look promising but this research is in its infancy but in a few years time this could be common-place in the delivery room. Making the most of this 'window of opportunity' to introduce new ways of 'seeding and feeding' the natural microbiome could be life-changing.

Four years ago I reviewed Vivien Sabel's book The Blossom Method™ and gave it the very first TIPS Must-have Book award (http://bit.ly/1l7mQ0e). In 2014 Virginia Howes book The Baby's Coming won the second Must-have Book award (http://bit.ly/1rBneN5). When I offered to review The Microbiome Effect, I was unprepared for its powerful message or its potential to change our perception of birth, and the importance of microbes, forever. Such is the ground-breaking nature of this publication that I have decided to give this book my third Must-have Book award.

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Get more information about the authors and their work online:
microbirth.com & oneworldbirth.net
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www.facebook.com/microbirthmovie 

www.facebook.com/The-Microbiome-Effect

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Buy The Microbiome Effect book online:


For a chance to win a copy of ‘The Microbiome Effect' check out mini-competition 3 

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tipsducktipsduck:: book review 2  ::tipsduckAnother Twinkle in the Eye: Contemplating Another Pregnancy After Perinatal Mental Illness tipsduck

By Elaine A Hanzak
Published by CRC Press (September 2015) RRP: £19.99 - available from the publishers
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Sharon introduced this book in e-newsletter 38 and invited TIPS Parent Testers to review Another Twinkle In The Eye. We include their reviews here.

Review by Rachael, aged 44
This book can help anyone previously experiencing perinatal mental illness to consider a future pregnancy.
I enjoyed reading this book. It was very easy to dip in and out of and navigate around. Found all the information I would need to consider future pregnancy easily.
This is a good book: all subjects around perinatal mental illness covered well in a balanced fashion. It is very informative and good sign posting.
However I found some parts jumped and did not flow but still able to navigate with persistence. Maybe use of colour paragraphs instead of just black and white text may help flow.
I think those suffering from perinatal or having suffered perinatal mental health problems would benefit most from this book, as well as families and friends; health professionals and voluntary agencies.
I would definitely recommend this book. And I would consider reading other titles by Elaine A Hanzak, maybe some smaller text books on each subject ie managing bipolar or managing anorexia etc.

Review by Kyriacou
I have not suffered with perinatal illness as such, but I could sympathise and relate to some of the symptoms that were written in this book. It was well documented and explained all about the emotions and thoughts that go through your mind and the help and resources you need to help you. I highly recommend it. It was very well written and every women who has suffered with perinatal or thinks they are suffering should own this book. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to review this great book.


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 tipsducktipsducktipsduckFeatured charity :: Invictus Games Foundation tipsducktipsduck www.invictusgamesfoundation.org

logoswww.facebook.com/invictuslondon ~ @WeAreInvictus

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The Invictus Games Foundation has been established to pursue and develop the legacy of the Invictus Games - Prince Harry’s sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.
Prince Harry and all parties involved had always hoped that the 2014 Games would be just the beginning of the Invictus story and that other cities and countries would take up the challenge and continue the legacy.
Thanks to its success, the inaugural Invictus Games has created the blueprint for inspiring many more ‘wounded warriors’ on their journey of recovery. For every competitor that took part in 2014, there are ten more who could benefit from having the same opportunity.
The Invictus Games Foundation was set up to manage the process of selecting the hosts of future games and overseeing their delivery.
Most of us will never know the full horrors of combat. Many Servicemen and women suffer life-changing injuries, visible or otherwise, whilst serving their country. How do these men and women find the motivation to move on and not be defined by their injuries?
How can they be recognised for their achievements and not given sympathy? Prince Harry asked these questions. On a trip to the Warrior Games in the USA in 2013 he saw how the power of sport could help physically, psychologically and socially. His mind was made up. London would host the inaugural Invictus Games.
The word ‘Invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of the wounded, injured and sick service personnel and what these tenacious men and women can achieve, post injury. The Games harness the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.
'These Games have shone a spotlight on the ‘unconquerable’ character of service men and women and their families and their ‘Invictus’ spirit. These Games have been about seeing guys sprinting for the finish line and then turning round to clap the last man in. They have been about teammates choosing to cross the line together, not wanting to come second, but not wanting the other guys to either. These Games have shown the very best of the human spirit'. Prince Harry


'INVICTUS' - A POEM BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY
Generations have drawn on the words of William Ernest Henley's poem for strength during times of adversity. Henley was himself an amputee and the poem reflects his long battle with illness. The title means "unconquered" and the 16 short lines of the poem encapsulate the indefatigable human spirit, which is at the heart of the Invictus Games.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

The second Invictus Games took place in Orlando, USA on May 8-12 2016 and was another huge success. During the Games, the Invictus Games Flag served as a reminder that the servicemen and women competing in the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 are and remain unconquered. As the U.S. Air Force Color Guard lowered the flag during the Closing Ceremony, U.S. Captain Will Reynolds, Invictus Games Orlando 2016 Chairman, Ken Fisher and CEO, Vicky Gosling passed the flag to Canadian Team Captain, Bruno Guevremont and CEO of Invictus Games Toronto 2017, Michael Burns. Prince Harry made an impassioned speech to close proceedings and left the stage saying: 'See you in Toronto'.
I watched every episode of the Invictus Games Orlando on the BBC iPlayer and through the tears I felt totally inspired by the life-changing effects this organisation is having on so many people, not just the athletes. It is truly inclusive. I especially enjoyed the journey of the Invictus Choir, lead by choirmaster Gareth Malone, also streamed on BBC iPlayer.

To catch up on the latest Invictus Games news on social media or to watch inspiring clips on YouTube and iPlayer go to:

logoswww.facebook.com/invictuslondon ~ @WeAreInvictus

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Search for Invictus Games and Gareth Malones Invictus Choir on BBC iPlayer


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tipsducktipsduck Featured event 1 :Rave-A-Roo returns to Ministry of Sound (London) - read on for a chance to win a family ticket worth £50!  tipsducktipsduck www.rave-a-roo.com 

logoswww.facebook.com/RaveARoo ~ @RaveARoo

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Following a hugely successful inaugural event in February, Rave-A-Roo the biggest and best family rave fest is back with six new dates announced for London’s Ministry of Sound: Saturday 4 June, Sunday 5 June, Saturday 18 June , Sunday 19 June and Saturday 2 July .
Sessions at Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt St, London SE1 6DP are 12pm to 2pm and 3pm to 5pm.

  • Tickets are £10 (early bird), £12.50 (advanced) and £15 (on the door). Babes-in-Arms go free (but must have a ticket). Find out more online at www.rave-a-roo.com

Rave-A-Roo is truly special! Imagine an indoor festival vibe with a focus on the whole family partying together and getting their rave on….and you have Rave-A-Roo. It's a new clubbing mash-up of festival fun for all the family. Expect live Djs, incredible hosts, spectacular light shows, stage performances, confetti mayhem finale, a UV tattoo station, the disco ball games, neon crafts, funky soft play, baby glow toys and special guests.
Plus kids TV stars Go!Go!Go! (as seen daily on Nick Jr.) with an all new electro show in the Rave-A-Roo Main Room. Go!Go!Go! have enjoyed touring around the UK and Asia in 2015 following their last sell out shows at the Shepherds Bush Empire.
Said event co-founder, Jenny Kane: “After a sold out first event we’re delighted to be back at Ministry of Sound with six new dates. At Rave-A-Roo kids can be themselves, dance, let loose, create, watch or just chill. From babes in arms to grandparents, everyone is invited to join in the madcap fun."
For a time-out from the dance floor, and for the little ones who can’t go quite as hard, mini party animals can catch their breath in the Glow Chill Room - plus a bespoke area for babies - whilst parents watch their little faces light up.
With a fully licensed bar (and tea, coffee and snacks), spotless surroundings, a convenient onsite buggy park, baby changing with handy supplies, professional security, carefully monitored sound levels and beautifully lit rooms, Rave-A-Roo offers a unique and safe environment for families.
Further dates in iconic venues around the UK will be announced later this year. Rave-A-Roo is proudly sponsored by LilGadgets.

logoswww.facebook.com/RaveARoo ~ @RaveARoo 

 


For a chance to win  a family ticket to a Rave-A-Roo event check out mini-competition 4 

 


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tipsducktipsduck Featured event 2 :Dad Network Live event. 4 June 2016, 2-5pm, Sanctum Soho Hotel, London - Free to attend! Find out more online www.thedadnetwork.co.uk/dad-network-live.html 

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The UK-based network for dads has proved so successful that it's running its second annual event: The Dad Network Live 2016 (#TDNLive16). The day will see dads coming together to celebrate fatherhood in all its forms just ahead of Father’s Day. Sponsored by iCandy, this event is free to attend.
The Dad Network is a hub and support system for thousands of dads, including many bloggers and stay-at-home dads. The Dad Network Live is designed to bring the networking that happens online, offline.
Al Ferguson, founder of The Dad Network said “After the huge success of The Dad Network online dads group, it became apparent that dads wanted a space to meet other dads in person too. The Dad Network Live provides exactly that; a relaxed and informal environment for dads to meet.”
The agenda for the day is very simple. It’s a chance for dads to take a day out of their hectic schedules, to have some well deserved time to themselves and to socialise with other fathers. With the opportunity to win a brand new iCandy Raspberry and to laugh hysterically at special guest: comedian (and new dad), Phil Drew, The Dad Network Live is sure to be a brilliant event!

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Call: Al Ferguson on: +44 (0) 7703818411 


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tipsducktipsduckFeatured app :: Food Switch UKtipsducktipsduck

By The George Institute for Global Health
Available free from the App Store and from Google Play
A fun, free app that allows you to make better healthier food choices when shopping for you and your family.

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Packaged foods can be surprisingly high in salt, fat and sugars. The FoodSwitch app lists the number of calories, amount of salt, fat and sugar in a product, and suggests healthier foods for you and your family.
Here's how it works:

  1. Scan barcodes of packaged foods with your phone and see what’s in them.
  2. The FoodSwitch app will show a list of similar foods that are healthier based on established nutrition criteria.
  3. Share your healthier food choices with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or email!

***Top tip***
Save your healthy favourites on a shopping list ready to make the switch next time you shop, share the information with others and help improve the app by reporting any potential issues. See more at:

Find more infomation about FoodSwitch online: www.actiononsalt.org.uk/foodswitch 

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured My Story :: The magical powers of skin-to-skin contact, based on Sharon's own experiences when her youngest son was born in 1999...tipsducktipsduck

Our latest My Story follows the first few days of Sharon's youngest son after his traumatic entry into the world weighing 12lbs 2ozs. As an experienced midwife and mother of four, Sharon knew that the safest place for her son would be skin-to-skin on her chest, so this is where he stayed for the first 36 hours of his life. Standard practice would be to transfer him to the SCBU but this has its own risks as you will find out. You can read this My Story here...


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tipsducktipsduck :: TIPS top value :: Wonky Vegetables ::tipsducktipsduck

www.wonkyvegboxes.co.uk 

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Wonky Vegetables was launched by Sam Barkshire and Matthew Hewett in February 2016.
40% of a crop of vegetables can be disregarded because it does not meet the aesthetic requirements of supermarkets. This is not only wasteful but totally unnecessary.
At the moment, Wonky can deliver to all Leicestershire postcodes. Prices for a delivered Wonky Vegetable boxes start at around £11 to £12 for a small box, increasing to £20+ for a large. This means that a large Wonky Veg box is the same price as a small from veg box other delivered by other companies and you can save up to 57% by buying Wonky!
Wonky deliver approximately 10-15% of their produce to local food banks and charities. Despite being one of the richest countries in the world many UK families struggle to afford food and it's estimated that at least 4.7 million people live in food poverty. Wonky want to raise awareness of this issue and help out in any way they can. If you are a charity or food bank and would like to receive donations please contact Wonky.

And if you don't live in Leicestershire, why not check if you local Asda sells Wonky Veg boxes? Launched in March, the £3.50 Wonky Veg boxes will be rolled out to 550 stores across the UK. Each box contains 5kg of fresh produce – carrots, potatoes, peppers, cucumber, cabbage, leeks, parsnips and onions – and is 30% cheaper than standard lines. The exact contents will depend on the season.
Other supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Co-op and Aldi have also adopted a wonky veg policy, mostly by selling misshapen veg in their cheapest ranges. So make sure you look out for wonky veg next time you go shopping!

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tipsducktipsduck :: TIPS top tip 1 :: Tango Swing Seat :: tipsducktipsduckwww.hags-smp.co.uk/play/tango-swing-seat 

RRP: £430

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HAGS is a global company offering outdoor equipment products for playgrounds, parks and other recreational areas.
Already very popular with local authorities across Europe, HAGS-SMP’s innovative new playground product, the Tango Swing Seat has recently launched in the UK. The swing seat has a unique two-seater configuration which allows an adult to swing face-to-face with a toddler. This innovative and scientific design aims to enhances positive interaction and improve child development through intergenerational play.
As well as complying with all EU safety regulations and standards, the Tango Swing Seat is a patented, unique swing, designed to fit onto most swing frames – making it perfect for almost any playground.
This is probably too expensive for most families to buy, but you could contact your local authority or council and ask them to consider fitting one in your local playpark.

Here's how to find out more


  

tipsducktipsduck :: TIPS top tip 2 :: Radian from Diono :: tipsducktipsduck

Introducing the Radian from Diono... When only tough love will do.
RRP £295 / €395

Get more information online uk.diono.com, fr.diono.com, de.diono.com or on social media

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Multi-award winning car seat brand, Diono are launching the ultimate Group 0-2 car seat for children from newborn to seven years old.
Based on the bestselling US Radian with extended rear facing and longer 5 point harness use, the Diono Radian 5 is the only car seat to rear face and forward face in a five point harness from birth up to 25kg, keeping little ones super-secure in their seat up to a maximum of 7 years.
The unique steel frame provides a tough immovable core whilst metal reinforced side walls along with advanced energy absorbing foam stop crash forces transferring to the child. Short and long journeys are a pleasure with ultra-comfort memory foam, expandable sides and a plush newborn insert to keep babies secure and content. Plus with an exclusive fold mechanism and industry leading lifetime warranty, Radian 5 is the complete all in one package.
Radian 5 brings you safety and smiles for the biggest and most exciting journey in life!


 

tipsducktipsduck :: TIPS top tip 3 :: Mu System: the world's thinnest international charger :: tipsducktipsduck www.themu.co.uk

Slim-line, international, 2.4Amp USB charger for smartphones, tablets and MP3 players

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Stylish and compact, the Mu Classic is the original award-winning Mu charger. Optimised in size and now available in a variety of colours to suit all lifestyles.
Mu chargers are designed and manufactured by Made in Mind. This company was founded in 2009 by Matthew Judkins and Min-Kyu Choi. The duo met on the campuses of Imperial College and the Royal College of Art and formed the company to commercialise the Folding Plug design concept that Min-Kyu developed during his studies. Numerous individuals and organisations joined Matthew and Min-Kyu along the way to contribute to the development, crowd funding and marketing of the concept which was realised in 2012 with the launch of the Mu. Made in Mind, now consisting of a diverse team of industry and technical professionals, are in the process of extending the product pipeline and placing the Mu on the global stage.
I first saw this on the INDIEGOGO crowd funding website (www.indiegogo.com). I thought it was such a great idea that I backed their idea by paying up front for a double pack of chargers. These finally arrived a few weeks ago, complete with stylish carry case (see pictures above) and they are great!

Here's where to get more information onlinewww.themu.co.uk 

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tipsducktipsduck :: blog :: Surprised by Five :: tipsducktipsduckwww.facebook.com/FivebySurprise

The story of naturally conceived quintuplets in Perth Australia...
Photos by Erin Elizabeth Photography www.facebook.com/erinelizabeth.com.au/ 

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Kim and Vaughn Tucci (from Perth Australia) had 3 children (9 year old Kurt from Kim's previous relationship; 4 year old Aiva and 2 year old Indiana with Vaughn) when they decided to try for one more baby. To their amazement the couple were told they were expecting not just one baby but five! The chances of conceiving quintuplets naturally are 1: 55million so this was a very rare occurrence.

The pregnancy was not without its problems but Kim coped amazingly well and decided to start writing a blog about her experiences. You can read her blog on facebook (www.facebook.com/FivebySurprise) or join her on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/surprisedbyfive


On 26 January, at just 30 weeks, Kim Tucci gave birth to baby boy Keith (1269g), and his four sisters:- Tiffany (1170g), Penelope (1160g), Allie (1200g) and Beatrix (1210g). A 60 Minutes film crew were at King Edward Memorial Hospital to film the birth of the babies.

Contact details: Address: PO BOX 8296 Warnbro Western Australia 6169; 
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 tipsducktipsduck:: Top Treat  :: Jardin de Vie :: tipsducktipsduck

www.weleda.co.uk

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Weleda launch a new range: Jardin de Vie and you have a chance to win one of each fragrance...
RRP: £19.95

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Weleda’s new fragrance range had its debut on the continent in autumn 2015, and arrived on British shores in April 2016. There are three new 50ml sprays or eaux naturelles parfumées: this is a new fragrance category created by Weleda that is slightly lighter than eau de toilette and more akin to the strength of eau de Cologne. Each fragrance is inspired by the much-loved scents of Weleda’s Pomegranate, Wild Rose and Sea Buckthorn skincare collections (in their creams and lotions).
The result of decades of fragrance expertise, this new range takes account of the desire for authentic scents and holistic natural products which is shared by today's consumers. Like all Weleda products, these eaux naturelles parfumées are NATRUE-certified, authentically natural, free from parabens and phthalates (which abound in conventional perfumes). Developed by Weleda’s in-house team of four fragrance experts or perfumers, the range has taken three years to develop, ensuring top quality and sustainable sources for all ingredients.
Fragrances have a unique effect on us: as well as evoking memories, they affect our wellbeing. They don't just smell gorgeous, they are also good for us! Many plants contain essential oils that can revitalise, harmonise or calm the body, mind and spirit. For Weleda, the launch of these new fragrances is a natural addition to their holistic range, awakening all senses.
Each of the three fragrances takes us on a journey through a different garden, recreating the moment of pure pleasure we experience when we apply Weleda’s body lotions, creams, oils and shower products to our skin. Here is what Weleda’s Commercial Director Jayn Sterland said about each of them:
You can chose from the following three fragrances:
Jardin de Vie Rose - romance
Inspired by the scent of the Wild Rose skincare range, the romantic bouquet is at once uplifting and calming. It takes us on a walk through a classic rose garden, brushing against scented blooms. At the heart of the floral composition is the delicate but intoxicating aroma of damask rose, the freshness of rose geranium, and the sweet potent note of ylang-ylang blossom. The fragrance instills harmony and brings us back into balance.
Jardin de Vie Agrume - joy
Bright orange sea buckthorn berries capture the sun's rays during a light-filled day. This fresh, vital composition echoes the scent of the Sea Buckthorn skincare range, as we walk through a garden of sundrenched citrus groves. The fragrance combines the sharp citrus top notes of grapefruit and mandarin balanced by the soft mellow complexity of sandalwood, and evokes memories of the carefree feeling of summer on our skin.
Jardin de Vie Grenade - sensuality
Inspired by the scent of the Pomegranate skincare range, this fragrance transports us to an exotic Persian garden. Orange provides an intense fruity top note, whilst oriental davana adds a layer of sophistication and mystery, both complimented by the soft, warm, balmy aroma of vanilla. The complex, heady fragrance sends the senses on an inspiring journey, and wraps us in a timeless feminine sensuality.


For a chance to win1 of 3 Weleda Jardin de Vie fragrances (worth £19.95 each) email the word ‘Weleda’ to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 August 2016. Remember to tell us which of the three fragrances you would prefer. We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 40.

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tipsducktipsduck Featured publication :Dare to go Bare: Wendy's 60-second solution to healthier sexier skin free to download from www.glow-skincare.com

 

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Wendy has been a loyal and dedicated TIPS Parent Tester for many years. She now provides expert advice and support to women looking for a totally natural and ethically sourced range of skin products. Her Glow Skincare formulations are handmade in Devon using organic ingredients that are rain-forest-friendly and gluten free. Her bespoke collection includes cleansers, toners, elixirs and her signature Heart of Eternity moisturiser plus bespoke options by appointment.

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In this issue...

- app FoodSwitch

- blog Surprised by Five

- book reviews  Another twinkle in the eye and The Microbiome Effect

- charity Invictus Games Foundation

- events Rave-A-Roo and Dad Network Live

- products Green People sun protection

- publication Glow Skincare booklet

- top treat Weleda Jardin de Vie fragrances

- top tips Tango Swing Seat, Diono Radian5 Car Seat and MU System slimline chargers

- top value Wonky Vegetables

- websites  Little Dish and Eggnogg

regular features...

- My Story

- TIPS Testers' pix!

- main competition

- mini competitions

- competition winners

- Babycare - back to basics

TIPS Testers' pix!
We have a brand new selection of TIPS Testers' Pix for you to enjoy. Maybe you have photos of your own you would like to share with us? We're always on the lookout for photos of babies, toddlers, families, bumps, scans, breastfeeders, baby-wearing, baby-led-weaning and grandparents. So please email us your photos! I will send a signed copy of my book (Breastfeeding: the essential guide) to the sender of each photo we publish.
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Kim is delighted to show off her gorgeous baby bump including a scan image taken at 12 weeks. We wish Kim all the very best for her forthcoming birth and will keep you updated on her progress (EDD August 2016).
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#AdamLevine shares a funny snap of he & his #pregnant wife #BehatiPrinsloo! Check it out: http://ow.ly/4npl67
Adam Levine front man for Maroon5 and model wife Behati-Prinsloo @ 20 weeks pregnant - @SeraphineLtd
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The heart-melting pictures show adorable Baby Penelope in the first few days and weeks of her life. She has joined her three other siblings and we can report she continues to thrive with her mummy and daddy (see also our featured family and baby wearer pics)..
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Baby Evan, featured here wearing a lovely bandana dribble bib is the new grandson of our TIPS Award winning Dribblebuster founder. Granny Dribblebuster makes all her products in the UK and you can see the full range here dribblebuster.co.uk You can read about our trial of the Dribblebuster bibs here:  
Many congratulations to the whole family on their latest arrival!

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Baby Edryd arrived 9 days early in November 2016. Many congratulations to Mummy Kate who was our featured bump in newsletter 38
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We all love a fireman but this one is especially cute - here is new dad Martin proudly showing off the latest addition to his crew, baby Sadie. Many congratulations!
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Here is a gorgeous picture of mum Ewa breastfeeding baby Jonathan.
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Here is my darling granddaughter enjoying a relaxing feed aged 18 months. My daughter shows that breastfeeding is still possible even when wearing a plaster cast!
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Here is a lovely photo of Ewa and her new family - see also our breastfeeding picture.

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Here is a lovely family shot featuring Bailey, Theo, Sophia and Grace (Baby Theo was our featured scan and baby pic in newsletter 38).
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Here are three very special boys who are growing up fast. We featured the inspiring My Story of their mum in December 2014 in e-newsletter 31. You can read it here.
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Love this picture of big brother and baby sister Penelope (our featured baby too) followed by first outing in her pram. Gorgeous family of four!.
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And to complete Penelope's family pix here are mum and dad, proudly wearing their latest addition!
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Sophia Sophia (see our featured family 2) looks very happy here wearing her baby dolly!
TIPS competition winner!
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Thank you to Mum and Parent Tester Lexy for sending us a picture of her prize photo frame, organised by our featured website www.whenwewerebabies.co.uk from newsletter 38. You can order your own personal collection of photos or order one as a special present.
Babycare – back to basics™ leaflet (version 9) updated March 2016!

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This leaflet won the first Nursing in Practice Dermatology Award in 2008 and was also shortlisted for two General Practice Awards in 2011. Version 9 is hot off the press and will be 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. Version 9 includes a handy QR code to use it with your smart phones. Online version updated March 2016 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.

My Baby Radio - podcasts

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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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If you are on Facebook and want to take the opportunity to enter all 7 TIPS competitions in 1 go all you have to do is:

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  • Check out the list of winners in our next e-newsletter – it could be you!
Main competition
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For a chance to win everything you need to host a party (for 8 guests) with The Party Box Rocks (worth £100) email the words ‘The Party Box Rocks to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 August 2016. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 40.

Please remember to give your name and address in your email so we know where to send your prize(s)

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For a chance to win 1 of 10 multipacks of Go Gos email the words ‘Little Dish’ 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 August 2016. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 40
Please remember to give your name and address in your email so we know where to send your prize(s)
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For a chance to win 1 of 2 Eggnogg Colour-in Little Shopping Bags (worth £15 each) email the word ‘Eggnogg’ to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 August 2016. We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 40. 
Please remember to give your name and address in your email so we know where to send your prize(s)
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For a chance to win a copy of The Microbiome Effect email the word ‘Microbiome’ to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by 24 August 2016. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 40. 
Please remember to give your name and address in your email so we know where to send your prize(s)

mini- competition 4

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For a chance to win a family ticket to a Rave-A-Roo event (worth £50) email the words ‘Rave-A-Roo’ 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 7 June 2016. We will contact the winner and put them in touch with the organisers so they can choose which event to attend at the London Ministry of Sound. Dates available are 18, 19 June or 2 July 2016. We will also announce the winner in e-newsletter 40.

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For a chance to win a Sun Protection Hampper (worth £90) email the words ‘Green People’ 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 August 2016. We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 40.
Please remember to give your name and address in your email so we know where to send your prize(s)
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For a chance to win a 1 of 3 Weleda Jardin de Vie fragrances (worth £19.95 each) email the word ‘Weleda’ 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 August 2016. We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 40
Please remember to give your name and address in your email so we know where to send your prize(s) and tell us which fragrance you would prefer (Jardin de Vie Rose, Jardin de Vie Agrume or Jardin de Vie Grenade)!
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For a chance to win  a copy of Nurturing New Families (worth £13) email the words ‘Pinter & Martin’ to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 August 2016. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 40.
Please remember to give your name and address in your email so we know where to send your prize(s)
TIPS winners...

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Thank you to Mum and Parent Tester Lexy for sending us a picture of her prize photo frame, organised by our featured website
 
www.whenwewerebabies.co.uk 
from newsletter 38. You can order your own personal collection of photos or order one as a special present.

 

mini-competitions

The lucky winner of the Another Twinkle in the Eye is Danielle from Yorkshire


The lucky winner of the Bickiepegs Hamper is Laura from Yorkshire


The lucky winner of the Elle TENS is Kat from East Sussex


The lucky winner of the Green People Hamper is Mary from Leicestershire


The lucky winners of the Tiny Trolls Hat and Gloves are Jo from Cambridgeshire and Tasha from Leicestershire


The lucky winners of the 35 Doidy Cups are too numerous to name here :-)


The lucky winner of the Paddington 3D DVD and soundtrack is Cheryl from East Sussex


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The 2 lucky winners of the When We Were Babies prizes (worth £140)are Katrina from Leicestershire, and Lexy from Northern Ireland


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