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TIPS e-newsletter 29

::: December 2012 :::

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Join us as we celebrate an exciting year for TIPS and look forward to 2013!

***Special Offer*** FREE P&P for orders on the TIPS online shop during December 2012! ***Special Offer***

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

I cannot believe we have almost reached the end of another year – where did 2012 go? My life has been a rollercoaster ride over the past few weeks so I am just happy that we have been able to complete this e-newsletter on time!

After a nasty fall from his mountain bike on 22 September, sustaining a triple pelvic fracture, my son has understandably been taking up most of my time! I would like to thank everyone who has been following our journey on facebook for all the messages of support and encouragement. I am thrilled to be able to report that Jason is recovering well and we are hoping that he will be walking unaided again by Christmas! Vukovi, his band, have a date in their diary that Jason (he is the bassist) does not wish to miss. So obviously this was the natural choice for our featured event. Vukovi will be the headline act at the world famous King Tuts on 12 December. Jason may not play the whole gig and he may be sitting down but it will be a great achievement just to be there and I for one will be cheering him on! Join us if you can...

In between playing nurse, physio and cake maker (vital for a quicker recovery!), I have still managed to find time to complete our latest trial of the SnoozeShade® range of products - you can check out in our featured products section.

Once again we have a comprehensive selection of features for you in this e-newsletter. We have reviewed two websites. Aupairads (www.aupairads.com) was set up by two Swedish au pairs. It provides a network where parents and au pairs can find their perfect match. It is a unique solution to meet the demand for Scandinavian au pairs from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Aupairads are offering our readers the chance to win 1 of 2 ads worth €39 each. The second website we've reviewed is www.tractorted.co.uk. Tractor Ted in Tractorland teaches children from two to six years old about farming and countryside activities, for example where good food comes from, the seasons and how to care for animals through DVDs, books, toys and live events. Check out our e-newsletter competition to win 1 of 10 Tractor Ted DVD and Book sets

Check out our delightful TIPS Testers' photos including some funky pictures of twin boys from Australia and another amazing 4D scan. 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 Top Tips include an innovative website for parents of primary school children. Keeping Up With My Kids is the brainchild of Claire Coles, mother of two and full time primary teacher of 9-10 year olds, who came up with the idea while on maternity leave. To help you out as the days get longer we feature Ten Rainy Day Activities courtesy of Galt Toys. We also feature the innovative product range from ICE Gems who have launched a new collection of medical ID wristbands and bracelets designed to help save a child’s life in an emergency. Our final Top Tip comes from Turn2us, an online resource that aims to help people access the financial support available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help.

Check out a clever teaching product from Birth International. This fun and engaging hand puppet will help professionals demonstrate the latching of the baby for successful breastfeeding.

If you have ever dreaded mealtimes (I remember it well!) with toddlers then we might be able to help you with our recommended book: French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billon. This follows the story of a family who moved to France, banned snacking and discovered ten simple rules for raising happy, healthy eaters.

As well as our regular mix of featured app, charity, article, Top Value and Top Treat our latest My Story follows Babywearing mum Victoria who not only has four children but also runs the School of Babywearing.

Last but not least, we know you will enjoy reading the first of a brand new feature: Diary of a Student Midwife Down Under. Part one introduces us to our new student midwife as she comes to the end of her second year of a four year combined nursing/midwifery degree in Australia. We hope to follow her ups and downs over the next two years as we compare the differences (if any) between UK and Australian midwifery courses.

Don't forget to check out our 11mini-competitions with a total prize value of over £500! Email your entries and you too could be a winner. Remember if you are not 'in' you can't win!

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tipsducktipsduck Featured app:: 23snaps  tipsducktipsduck

Free from iTunes

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23snaps, is a new mobile app for parents created by very proud dad and London-based entrepreneur Ivailo Jordanov. It's an online baby book that allows mums and dads to share photos and videos of their little ones with a select and closed group of family and friends.

23snaps works like a private social network. When new content is added grandparents, aunts, uncles, godparents, and anyone who has been invited to join the network, receive a notification. Perfect for parents who want to make sure loved ones scattered around the UK and beyond don’t miss out on first teeth, first steps or first words. Parents can add retro-style or black and white filters and captions to give their photos some extra flair. Members of their network can comment on videos and photos - they can add emoticons too.

The app automatically records the date and location of the photo or video, building a personalised timeline of the little one much like a family photo album. Of course parents with bigger broods can set up profiles for multiple children. For peace of mind, all content is completely private to a particular network, although parents can choose to post content to their Facebook pages too.

People who can't access the app can subscribe to get notifications by email digests instead or login on 23snaps.com.
The app is available on iPhone and iPad. The Android version is coming soon.

 

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured charity :: From babies with love – www.frombabieswithlove.co.uk tipsducktipsduck

Charity no: 1145234
100% profit to charities supporting orphaned and abandoned children
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From Babies with Love is the first baby clothes retailer to donate 100% of its profits to charity. After having her first son Isaac, Cecilia Crossley was inspired to set up a unique shopping experience for parents. From Babies with Love is a social enterprise run by a highly motivated team of trustees who work as volunteers receiving no salaries or benefits.

Cecilia believed that if she could sell beautiful baby clothes at great prices, she'd be able to help fund worthwhile projects for babies and children around the world. This is how From Babies with Love was born and everyone is a winner! Customers can buy baby grows, dungarees, dresses, bodies, T-shirts and accessories from clothing manufacturers Red Urchin and Organics for Kids.

 

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured products :: TIPS-tested Weleda Baby Tummy Oil and SnoozeShade® products 2012tipsduck tipsduck

Many congratulations to our latest TIPS Award winners on their well deserved wins...

Weleda Baby Tummy Oil has won a Must-have Award (RT in September2012)

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SnoozeShade® product range testing in TIPS One-off Trial in September and October 2012

SnoozeShade® Original, for Infant Car Seats and for Travel Cots have won Clever idea Awards

SnoozeShade® Plus has won two TIPS Awards: Clever idea and Testers Favourite!

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For a chance to win 1 of 2 SnoozeShade® Plus check out mini-competition 3


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tipsduck:: Featured tipsducktipsducktipsduck websites tipsducktipsducktipsduck

 

Tractor Ted www.tractorted.co.uk

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About Tractor Ted
Tractor Ted in Tractorland teaches children from two to six years old about farming and countryside activities - where good food comes from, the seasons and how to care for animals - using DVDs, books, toys and live events. It was launched in 2005 by mother of three Alexandra Heard and local farmer David Horler.

Tractor Ted is endorsed by the presenters Ben Fogle and Clare Balding, the jockeys AP McCoy and Mick Fitzgerald and the British three day eventers William Fox-Pitt and Tim Stockdale.

Ben Fogle says: ‘Our son is obsessed with Tractor Ted and it's taught him all about life on a farm. He can name all the different machines and he's only two! An absolute essential for boys who like their big and noisy toys.’

Clare Balding says: ‘Having watched Tractor Ted with my nephew, I am hugely impressed with the technical detail of the films. It proves that children can take in complicated facts if they are presented well and if their interest is sparked and then held.’

Tractor Ted products and events
As well as the much-loved books and DVDs (there are 16 to choose from) there is a range of toys and clothing which make fantastic presents, including:

  • Tractor Ted breakfast set (£19.99): a melamine plate, bowl and mug with an array of images of machines and Tractor Ted.
  • Tractor Ted metal lunch box (£9.99) with a fabulous countryside scene and a Tractor Ted logo
  • Tractor Ted 9 piece jigsaw (£12.00)
  • much-loved Tractor Ted wellies (£19.99): with helpful handles for tiny hands, good solid soles and deep treads (available in sizes 5-9).

You can buy Tractor Ted products from farm shops and country stores nationwide or on the Tractor Ted website. Go www.tractorted.co.uk and Tractor Ted products are available from farm shops and country stores nationwide.

 


For a chance to win 1 of 10 DVD/Book sets  check out e-newsletter competition  


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www.aupairads.com 

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What makes www.aupairads.com different from the rest?

Many companies ask us to promote their products or services but we only agree to publicise them if they meet our stringent criteria for quality, safety and value. Aupairads.com does meet this criteria and I am happy to promote this innovative website for parents and au pairs looking for a perfect match...

Aupairads.com was set up by two Swedish au pairs. This network of Scandinavian au pairs is unique and has been built up over many years by founders with personal experiences of working as au pairs. Many au pair agencies get requests for Scandinavian au pairs, but only a few are able to meet the demand. Scandinavian au pairs have an excellent reputation for being trustworthy, friendly and good with children. Aupairads currently have up to a thousand registered Scandinavian au pairs from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.

Aupairads checks each au pair registered with them carefully to assess their trustworthiness, character and skills. Au pairs surnames and contact details are not published on the website. Families and au pairs placing ads can choose to view contact details (not home address) in order to get in touch with each other. Rather than include their surname in the ads, families can choose to use an ID number - this allows them to keep their contact details private.

Since the site is based on mutual respect between au pairs and families, it is vital for both parties to make sure they respect each other's privacy in all communications. Veronica and Charlotte, founders of Aupairads, have written an article to help their au pairs stay safe online (you can read this here). They also encourage network members to contact them if they have any suspicion about another member - staff will always follow this up quickly.

Advice about remaining safe and maintaining privacy is displayed on the website. Veronica and Charlotte recommend members always involve their own family in the matching process. They also suggest both parties ‘meet’ on Skype video so the au pair (and her/his own family) can meet the whole family.


For a chance to win 1 of 2   family ads worth €39 each check out mini-competition 6



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tipsduckFeatured article ::  Injuries associated with bottles, pacifiers, and sippy cups in the United States, 1991–2010  reviewed by Sharon Trotter

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Featured article by Sharon Trotter commenting on: Keim SA, Fletcher EN, TePoel MRW, McKenzie LB (2012). Injuries associated with bottles, pacifiers, and sippy cups in the United States, 1991–2010. Pediatrics. 14 May 2012 [Online].
Midirs (Midwives Information & Resource Service) recently invited me to be a guest reviewer for an article by Keim et al.
This American study documents the physical injuries sustained by children under three years who attended US emergency departments from 1991-2010.
As a passionate advocate of exclusive baby-led breastfeeding for at least the first six months of life, followed by the introduction of open cups, I query the need for bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups. So I was curious to find out why the study reported that 2200 children, many under the age of one year, had suffered physical injuries as a result of using these seemingly innocuous baby products.
You can read my comments in the December 2012 issue of the Midirs Digest:
Trotter S (2012). MIDIRS reviewer comments on Keim et al (2012). MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 22(4):528
About Midirs
Midirs is a not-for-profit educational charity. Midirs provides effective information resources to help maternity health care professionals and students succeed in their professional development and studies. No matter what your budget Midirs has a package to suit you including:

  • a monthly professional journal, Essentially MIDIRS – ideal for busy professionals who need quick updates on latest developments, or for students who need to come up to speed quickly.
  • a quarterly trusted academic journal, MIDIRS Midwifery Digest – perfect for researchers, professionals or students who want to consider topics in more detail.
  • a bibliographic and abstract database, MIDIRS Reference Database saves you valuable research time by surveying the entire midwifery landscape for the information you ne

 

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tipsducktipsduck:: book review  :: :: tipsducktipsduck
French Kids Eat Everything

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By Karen Le Billon

ISBN: 978-0749958510
Published by Piatkus (3 May 2012)
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Nicola (TIPS Parent Tester):

I must admit that when I first received the book "French Kids Eat Everything" by Karen Le Billon, the title and description didn't excite me. In fact I was a bit reluctant to read it when I had a pile of fiction novels lying next to my bed! However, once I started reading I quickly realised that I was going to enjoy this book and perhaps even pick up ideas for improving my family's eating habits. The book is about a family with 2 young daughters who move from Vancouver to a small village in Brittany and who quickly realise that living in France is vastly different to visiting.

The French have a large number of unwritten rules about what they eat, how they eat, when they eat and where they eat. For them this is such a huge part of everyday life and society. As French children unwittingly learn these rules from a baby, there is no need to actually compile a list of 'rules'. However, for anyone moving to France it can be hard to work out what these rules are and how they have unknowingly broken them! The author uses humour and anecdotes to describe how in one year the Le Billon family, not only learned the 'rules' but also managed to change their eating habits to conform with the French way of life - which is vastly different to the North American and British way.

In France, food is so important that schools and government have created a food and education system that fosters children to eat well, educates them about taste, nutrition and food culture. School children eat the same 4 course meal together - in a lot of schools this is cooked by a chef. As they eat the same freshly prepared and balanced meals, children learn to taste a huge variety of foods. As a result of this, they are a lot more accepting of new tastes and flavours when they eat with their schoolmates. The meals are also an opportunity for children to learn good table manners. They are encouraged to eat slowly, enjoying their food and recognising when their stomachs feel satisfied rather than full. Although this approach to school meals does appear to be quite strict, I can understand the reasoning behind it and the statistics certainly seem to show that it works. I would definitely welcome something similar in our schools to encourage more balanced, healthy and nutritious meals being served to our children.

The French food 'rules' are described throughout the book in great detail. In the last chapter, Karen Le Billon summarises them and gives practical tips on how to adapt the rules and make them work for your own family. For me, this chapter is the most useful and I will definitely be referring back to these pages over the next couple of weeks and months when I try to introduce a few changes in our home! The final section of the book gives some popular French recipes - some sound delicious (Mamie's Chocolate-Stuffed Baguette) and others will definitely not immediately appeal to my children (Cauliflower Casserole)!! After reading "French Kids Eat Everything", I am feeling confident about how and when to introduce new tastes to my family and am definitely looking forward to trying out the recipes!

This book is an interesting read and raises some excellent points regarding nutrition in this country – I wish someone high up in education department or in government, would read it and try to model our school dinners on the French school system!
 


For a chance to win a copy of French Kids Eat Everything check out mini-competition 1 

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured :: event tipsducktipsduck

12 December 2012
Vukovi at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow
Latest Vukovi EP - Sweet Swears now available from iTunes

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Vukovi (Serbian for Wolves) are a four piece band from Glasgow although Hamish (lead guitar), Janine (vocals an keyboard), Jason (bass) and Colin (drums) all hail from Ayrshire. Formed in September 2010, Vukovi have really started to make an impression with, among others, gigs at the famous Wickerman Festival (in Dumfries and Galloway), a couple of live sessions at BBC Scotland and an exciting debut at this year’s T in the Park!

After suffering a nasty fall from his mountain bike in September Jason (my son) has been unable to join his band mates for their recent gigs around Scotland. I would like to thank everyone who has been following our journey on facebook for all the messages of support and encouragement. I am thrilled to be able to report that Jason is recovering well and we are hoping that he will be walking unaided again by Christmas!

On 12 December Vukovi will be the headline act at the world famous King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow 

It is Jason’s goal to return to the stage for this event. He may not play the whole gig and he may have to play sitting down but it will be a great achievement just to be there in person. I for one will be cheering him on!

You can download Vukovi's three EPs from iTunes go to:

 

You can also watch Vukovi’s three official music videos produced by the talented guys at Life Up Productions on YouTube:

For more information about forthcoming gigs and all the band news follow Vukovi on facebook

 


For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Vukovi at King Tut's check out mini-competition 2



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tipsducktipsduckFeatured video clip :: Teaching aid from Birth Internationaltipsducktipsduck

 

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Innovative teaching aid for breastfeeding counsellors from Birth International
Hand puppet - Cost: £47
Teaching Breastfeeding Kit – Cost £116
This fun and engaging hand puppet will make it easy to demonstrate the latching of the baby for successful breastfeeding. Use it with a breast model (available in pink and brown) to add to your demonstration. The hand puppet and breast model were cleverly modelled by Andrea Robertson, Head of Birth International (incorporating ACE Graphics).
The Teaching Breastfeeding kit contains a DVD, Teaching Tips leaflets, breast model, chart and notes on a number of ways of presenting this topic in group settings. A complete package for breastfeeding education, it represents exceptional value for.

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured product::The PelvicTonertipsducktipsduck 

 

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website www.pelvictoner.co.uk
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phone 0117 974 3534
RRP: £29.99 + £2 P&P

Available on prescription - PIP Code 359-4520

The PelvicToner™ is the quickest, simplest and cheapest way to achieve and maintain a stronger pelvic floor and better bladder control because it encourage subjects to undertake and maintain a pelvic floor exercise programme in the most effective way possible.

The PelvicToner™ is the only pelvic toning device to be available on NHS Prescription and is listed within the Drug Tariff Part IXA-Appliances in the new category of Pelvic Toning Devices.

Applications
The PelvicToner™ is designed to maximise the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle exercise and as a training device to ensure a correct exercise regimen and maximum compliance.

The PelvicToner™ is recommended in all the most common uses of pelvic floor exercise:

  • post-natal pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • primary treatment of urinary stress incontinence in women
  • treatment of mild-to-moderate cases of vaginal prolapse or to supplement other treatments for prolapse that are more serious
  • non-surgical tightening of the vaginal muscles in cases of sexual dysfunction

The PelvicToner™ review by Pip, TIPS Tester.

I had two medically intrusive traumatic births and a vaginal hysterectomy. I am now a 44 year old busy Mum of two. Although I have been lucky not to suffer from any urinary stress incontinence, I can definitely use all the help I can get with my pelvic floor and exercises!

I have been doing some pelvic floor exercises since giving birth to our boys. Since my vaginal hysterectomy in July 2011I have being doing these more regularly. I had no complications what so ever but I was told it was important to do pelvic floor exercises after such surgery.

When the PelvicToner™ arrived I unpacked it with curiosity. My husband and I giggled as we both thought it looked rather like something from a sci fi film, akin to Mr Vader or perhaps some weird looking kitchen slimline salad tongs than something to aid my pelvic floor! This said, I was intrigued to try this out and see what it was all about.

It has easy to read and follow instructions. The PelvicToner™ works with resistance training: differing sized tension springs are inside the handle of a easy to clean plastic unit. Lay down on your back with your head resting on at least one pillow, relax and bend your knees keeping your feet flat about two feet apart. Position the PelvicToner™ with the 'front' adjacent to the vagina. Hold the PelvicToner™ closed with your hand and insert the unit into your vaginal opening up to the first ridge and slowly release your grip.
With practice, you can strengthen your muscles and use the stronger spring; the thicker the spring the more resistance.

This device was easy to use. It was also reassuring to know I had been doing these exercises right all along: I was able to squeeze the toner shut!

To be honest before this, I was never quite sure if I had been doing these exercises right.

The one thing I would say is you need to allow yourself ‘me -time’ each week to do these exercises. Set time aside to chill and train those muscles - this is something I struggled to do!

However, if us ladies concentrate on our body, allow ourselves time in our busy lives to do this, it can only reap rewards. Your body deserves this for its long term health, and our husbands and partners will notice the difference too! ;o)

So note to self: I need to actually schedule time when the children are at school to create to get the most benefit from my PelvicToner™, I deserve this! We only get one body, think of it as an enjoyable gym work out for 'downstairs' hee hee

  • To find out more about how the pelvic floor works and how you can make the most of yours check out this excellent website, run by Australian women’s health physiotherapist Mary O’Dwyer: http://www.holditsister.com We have reviewed both of Mary’s books (pictured below) in previous TIPS newsletters. 

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For a chance to win 1 of 2   PelvicToners check out mini-competition 11



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tipsducktipsduckDiary of a Student Midwife Down Under :: Part 1 tipsducktipsduck

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Part 1 – December 2012
Hello everyone and welcome to my first diary entry. I’d like to thank Sharon for inviting me to write my diary and I hope you all enjoy reading it. I’ll be writing regular updates for the next two years as I continue through my course until qualification as a midwife.

I am a student midwife based in Australia and about to complete my second year of a four year combined nursing/midwifery degree. Although this is a dual degree my aim is, and always has been, to practise primarily as a midwife. My midwifery journey started almost six years before my first class at university began. Following the birth of my first child I joined a mothers' group at my local maternal and child health centre. As an introduction we were asked to each say our name and a little something of our birth stories. Being an extrovert I was only happy to go first and share some of the details of the beautiful birth of my new baby son.

As the introductions went around the room I quickly realised that my birth story was unique amongst the members of this group. Out of our small assembly I was the sole woman who had come out of her birth feeling strong, empowered and ready to take on the world. The stories I heard were of fear, having no control, being lost and confused. This was not because of interventions or lack thereof; on the contrary I experienced as much in the way of intervention as many around the room. The difference was that throughout my pregnancy journey I had benefited from the consistent presence and guidance of an amazing midwife who believed in me and encouraged me every step of the way. From the moment she met me when I was six months pregnant until the time she gently caught my child and passed him to my waiting arms, and through my early days as a parent, she was there sharing my load. As I listened to the mothers talk, some of them in tears, about their experiences of childbirth it struck me that this was grossly unfair. Why had I received so much support and encouragement while they had felt abandoned and lost?

This insight took me on a journey through maternity campaigning as a consumer, considering a career as a doula, before finally realising that my love of research and education meant I would settle for nothing less than a career as a midwife. I had three more children and spent a lot of time reading everything I could about midwifery before the time was right in my personal life for me to apply for a place at university. I was lucky enough to gain a place at my chosen university with my first application.

So far I have found the course has challenged my thinking and opened up new possibilities I could never previously have imagined. I have met some wonderful tutors who have helped me explore and further develop my beliefs, and been exposed to new ideas which I had never previously considered. I have forged friendships with fellow students that I feel certain will stand the test of time. Furthermore at times I have clashed with students in my cohort when discussing aspects of midwifery care. This has helped me learn how to shape and focus my arguments, allowing me to debate opposing points of view with respect and acknowledgement of the experience and opinions of others. I have experienced the highs and lows of pregnancy and parenthood and supported women through some of the most intimate moments of their lives. I’ve been surprised to learn that I feel more at home in a birth suite than in any other area of midwifery, despite my pre course assumption that pregnancy care would be my forte as I strongly believe pre birth education is the key to an empowering birth. So far the course has explored low risk and normal care in pregnancy as well as general anatomy and physiology. I am excited that next year will pertain to high risk and complex situations which will take my understanding of pregnancy and labour care to a new level. University for me has been a wonderful experience, and I really look forward to sharing the journey with you over the next two years.

The next three months I will be on holidays from university but I like to spend this time concentrating on my caseload women and hopefully helping with some independent childbirth classes, I'll update you as to how I get on in my next instalment.

See you next time...


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tipsducktipsduckFeatured My Story :: Babywearing tipsducktipsduck

Our latest My Story follows babywearing mum Victoria who not only has four children but also runs the School of Babywearing.

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tipsducktipsducke-newsletter competition :: Tractor Ted books and DVDstipsducktipsduck

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We are delighted to be able to offer you the chance to win one of 10 sets of a Tractor Ted book and DVD - choose from:

  1. Tractor Ted More Machines book and DVD
  2. Tractor Ted Meets More Animals book and DVD
  3. Tractor Ted More Machines book and Tractor Ted Meets More Animals DVD; or
  4. Tractor Ted More Machines DVD and Tractor Ted Meets More Animals book.

For a chance to win a Tractor Ted set, email the words ‘Tractor Ted’ to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 24 February 2012 - remember to tell us which DVD/book set you would like (a, b, c or d). We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 30.

 

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tipsducktipsduck*** latest news ***tipsducktipsduck

 

Cozy Coupe Club just launched!

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The brand new Cozy Coupe Club is open to all Cozy Coupe owners, present or past, young or old (!). Each new member will get a welcome pack full of fun Cozy Coupe goodies! For a one-off joining fee of £10 (£12 for people outside the UK) members will receive:

  • a cool t-shirt sporting the red Cozy Coupe Club badge - girls can choose a pretty pink Princess Coupe version if they prefer
  • a Cozy Coupe number plate that can be personalised - for example with the member's name and date of birth, and fixed to your Cozy Coupe
  • a cute window sticker for the ‘real’ car (telling everyone that the other car in the family is a Cozy Coupe!), and
  • a Cozy Coupe driving licence that can be filled in with the ‘owner’s’ name, address and that all-important birthday. And speaking of birthdays, each member will wake up on their special day to their very own Cozy Coupe birthday card, signed by Cozy himself!

Parents will be delighted that Cozy Coupe Club members will be the first to hear about special offers and sales. They will also receive exclusive discounts from Little Tikes all year round!

Little Tikes UK is on facebook: Little Tikes UK Facebook
For more information about the new club visit www.littletikes.co.uk and click on the Cozy Coupe Club button or call 01908 268 480.

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TIPS Online Shop – opened in September 2012
FREE P&P for every order placed in December!

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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...

New products are being added every week so we thought we would update you on the goodies you can buy (at great value prices). The products are listed under 3 categories:

 

1. TIPS products

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Including Sharon’s book, award winning Babycare back to basics™ leaflets, our famous TIPS ducky (100% latex) and our personalised TIPS towel.
All would make perfect presents for Xmas or new arrivals.


2. TIPS Award winning products

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Including Doidy cups by Bickiepegs, Jackson Reece wipes, SnuggyBub pockets slings, Swimava Swim rings and the wonderful Tummy Tub baby bath. If there are any other products that you find hard to source and would like us to stock then do This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


3. Friends of TIPS...

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This category features products by carefully selected brands that we hope you will enjoy buying at a unique TIPS discounted rate. This includes high quality fair-trade 100% organic cotton t-shirts and hats with fun and witty Lactivist slogans that will make you smile! We also have our TIPS Award winning Must-have book: The Blossom Method™ by Vivien Sabel – selling on TIPS for the cheapest price online £4.99!

To find out how to win one of our TIPS goodies bag check out our mini-competition no.8

 


For a chance to win 1 of our TIPS goodies bag  check out mini-competition 8


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tipsducktipsduck :: TIPS top value :: WELEDA Mini Calendula Baby Starter Kit ::tipsducktipsduck

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Cost: £12.95
The best things come in small packages…

Weleda have recently launched a clever little starter kit containing five of their organic baby essentials zipped in a handy waterproof pouch that is large enough to hold a spare nappy or a few wipes and is a great size to pop in a changing bag when out and about. The kit contains travel size samples of:

  • TIPS Award-winning Calendula Nappy Change cream, Baby Body Wash and Baby Oil
  • Calendula Face Cream (great for this time of year)and
  • the skincare product that got the highest scores when reviewed by independent TIPS Parent Testers: Calendula Baby Lotion (winner of TIPS Top Product).

In fact Weleda have 14 TIPS Awards including Best Brand for their Calendula Baby range. Weleda stands out as a beautifully presented range of products manufactured using only the finest ingredients. A company with excellent eco-friendly credentials, Weleda is committed to restoring health and maintaining wellbeing naturally, ethically, safely and without animal experimentation. This little selection pack would make a very special Christmas gift.

The Mini Calendula Baby Starter Kit also includes a pack of organic calendula seeds, so parents can enjoy teaching their toddlers about nature. These vibrant orange flowers can be sown in the vegetable patch to attract insect life into the garden, or in a window box to create lots of colour, and they couldn’t be easier to grow.

You can buy the Mini Calendula Baby Starter Kit from independent health stores and pharmacies everywhere in the UK, and from Weleda's online store at www.weleda.co.uk

 


For a chance to win a Mini Calendula Baby Starter Kit check out mini-competition 5

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tipsducktipsduck :: TIPS top treat:: CO YO - the UK’s first and only coconut milk yoghurts::tipsducktipsduck

 

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CO YO is available in 400g, 250g and 125g sizes from Ocado, Selfridges, Wholefoods Market and Planet Organic stores, as well as numerous independent health stores and delis around the UK.
CO YO costs £4.99 for 400g, £3.49 for 250g and £1.99 for single serving pots.

The story of how CO YO began:
The CO YO story started when Henry Gosling, Owner of CO YO Australia, was growing up in Fiji. As a boy, he used to grate and squeeze the flesh of the coconut to extract the milk at family meals. Westerners are finally beginning to understand the benefits of the coconut that people in the South Pacific have known about for centuries. In that part of the world, the coconut’s powerful health-giving qualities are legendary.
Henry and Sandra Gosling set up CO YO Australia in 2009 to meet growing demand for this product, and they now ship throughout Australia.

CO YO arrived in the UK in October 2012:
UK CO YO Founder, nutritionist and ‘mumpreneur’ Bethany Eaton was researching dairy-free alternatives for her clients when she discovered CO YO in Australia. With a Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional medicine, Bethany has run a busy nutrition practice at the Hale Clinic in Central London since 2004.
She says: ‘Coconut is very nutritious, satisfies hunger really well and also increases the metabolism. Unlike soya, which some people find hard to digest and can be an acquired taste, CO YO is simply delicious – heaven in a mouthful!’

CO YO contains only crushed white flesh of coconuts and plant-based probiotic cultures. It’s completely vegan, natural, dairy-, soya- and gluten-free. It also has all the many health, beauty and nutritional benefits of superfood coconut.

Better still, CO YO is decadent with a creamy, thick texture and delicious taste which has won prestigious awards like the Great Taste Awards 2012. It is available in five core flavours (natural, mango, mixed berry, pineapple and raw chocolate), made with top quality ingredients. Recently CO YO launched a limited edition chocolate orange flavour for the festive season.

  • CO YO is ideal for people with specific dietary requirements (for example lactose, soya or gluten intolerances), for vegetarians and vegans
  • Like coconut, CO YO is highly nutritious, rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and has many health benefits: it’s the perfect way to give your family an energy and health boost
  • The good fats in coconuts and CO YO help children create hormones and absorb vitamins from foods
  • CO YO can be enjoyed in a variety of ways (including straight from the pot as a delicious, satisfying and refreshing snack or in recipes for desserts and savoury dishes)
  • CO YO pots are the perfect size for school packed lunches

CO YO is currently available nationwide via Ocado, as well as in Selfridges, Planet Organic, Whole Foods and independent shops throughout the UK.

 


For a chance to win  a CO YO chiller bag filled with five pots of CO YO check out mini-competition 4


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Keeping Up With My Kids online courses to help parents help their primary school children

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Keeping Up With My Kids is an innovative website for parents of primary school children. It's the brainchild of Claire Coles, mother of two and full time primary teacher of 9-10 year olds, who came up with the idea while on maternity leave.

Claire knows that teaching methods have changed dramatically since parents were at school. This often leads to children and their parents becoming frustrated with each other. If parents can understand what their kids are learning in the classroom and how they are taught, they will be able to help their kids achieve more from their education. They will also help them gain life skills and eventually, improve their career prospects.

Claire has designed and written the Keeping Up With My Kids courses, which cost from £20. The courses are based on current teaching methods and use terms that children are used to hearing at schools. The courses cover numeracy and literacy and were launched online in 2011 for children in years 3 and 4. Such was the demand for these courses that Claire recently added new courses for primary children in years 5 and 6.

Claire believes her courses are the only online education resources in core national curriculum subjects for parents and guardians of UK primary school children.

 


For a chance to win  1 of 3 courses check out mini-competition 7 

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Galt Toys offer parents some useful tips for rainy day activities

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James Galt & Co. Ltd has been established for over 175 years. James Galt himself was born at Stewarton in Ayrshire and set up as an educational stockist in Manchester in 1836. In the 1850s the company expanded into printing and publishing and in 1957 the company moved from Manchester to Cheadle in Cheshire. In 1961 the Galt Toys division was formed.

Galt produces and sells quality toys which meet the needs of all stages of child development from 0 to 10 years. Galt products are designed to be fun and to encourage learning through play. Traditionally the company is associated with art, craft and activity products. In more recent years Galt has established a name for itself in the First Years category with the innovative awarded winning Playnest.

Ten rainy day activities... 

With an unprecedented amount of rain this summer and the long winter nights ahead of us, most children are starting to feel bored having played most of their computer games and completed their puzzles. So in collaboration with mums and dads across the country, Galt Toys has put together ten creative ideas to cheer up the whole family and spur the imagination.

  1. Cooking – Children love cooking and eating pizza, from kneading the dough to making creative faces with the topping! Cooking is also a great opportunity for children to practise counting, measuring and weighing. For extra fun give prizes for the most creative pizza toppings.
  2. Cardboard boxes – Are great for the imagination and provide hours of entertainment for creative minds. They make dens, cars and castles, which can be decorated in all sorts of fantastic ways. Small boxes can become spooky disguises - cutting out holes for eyes and mouth and painting on a scary face!
  3. Indoor picnic - You don’t have to be outdoors to have a picnic. Gather the dolls and teddies for a creative mock outdoor picnic with a blanket, hamper packed with food, paper plates and plastic utensils. You could even get the children making a giant paper sun to hang from the ceiling.
  4. Reading - Spend some quality time together snuggled up on the sofa with your child’s favourite book taking it in turns to read aloud, adding silly voices and actions for the characters in the story to keep it fun and exciting.
  5. Indoor disco - If you’re up for something a little more energetic, raid the fancy dress box for your best dancing queen outfits and have a dance-off in the living room. See who can make the wackiest shapes!
  6. Pasta jewellery - There is nearly always some left over pasta in the cupboard so why not put it to good use by making some pretty pasta jewellery. All you need is some string, glitter and glue and penne pasta – beautiful bracelets for everybody.
  7. Treasure hunt – Agree on the treasures you are going to hide around the house (small toys, wrapped sweets, stickers, etc.). Create a series of clues leading to the treasure - older children often enjoy doing these and the younger ones enjoy finding the hidden treasures!
  8. Board games - Everyone loves traditional board games. They are great fun and they also help children develop important social skills, such as communicating, sharing, and taking turns.
  9. Make slime – Yuk! But children will love it. Fill a bowl with water, add a few drops of food colouring (green if possible) and then gradually stir in cornflour until the slime is the right thickness. Remember that children under six should be supervised at all times.
  10. Singing in the rain – Pull on your wellies and waterproofs and go splashing through the puddles singing as you go! Then come inside and warm up with some hot chocolate and marshmallows.

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New medical ID wristbands and bracelets helping to save children’s lives

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ICE Gems have launched a new collection of wristbands and bracelets designed to help save a child’s life in an emergency.

The wristbands and bracelets are perfect for children of all ages. Extremely durable, and engraved with vital health information, key contact details and the highly recognisable Star of Life, the wristbands and bracelets are an essential for any child with an important medical condition.

The Star of Life alerts emergency services and first aiders to conditions - for example diabetes, asthma, epilepsy and life threatening allergies to foods (like nuts) and medicines (like penicillin). This helps them decide what treatment they should provide.

The following products are available on the ICE Gems website:

  • Younger children will love the fun and fab kids ID bracelets (£15), jelly tots bracelet (£30) and inspire love beaded bracelet(£25)
  • An older child will like the distressed chocolate leather bolo (£50), hot hot hot bracelet (£32.50), blue and silver summer skies bracelet (£24),pink leather cord bracelets (£40) and black rubber watch strap (£25)

ICE Gems have also designed fashionable but fit-for-purpose medical ID for the whole family. Bracelets and pendants for women, men and teenagers are available in a variety of materials, including leather, cord, gold, silver and stainless steel:

  • For women: a black cord bracelet (£35)or a pink leather barbed wire bracelet (£45)are bang on trend; while a wild at heart pendant (£45), sorbet delight (£65) or heart shaped bracelet (£45)provide a more elegant option
  • For men: simple but stylish designs such as the weave medical bracelet (£50) or black rubber watch strap bracelet (£25) are available
  • For teenagers: discerning teenagers can try stylish dog tags (£20), heart shaped pendants (£35) or cross stainless steel bracelet (£37.50)

All the medical IDs should give brief and relevant information about the wearer's health. It should be useful for medical services providing treatment in an emergency situation. Up to six lines of engraving on all bracelets and pendants is free of charge.

www.turn2us.org.uk

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As cuts in benefits, salary freezes and increased childcare fees continue to put pressure on families' finances, UK charity Turn2us is urging parents to check their eligibility to a variety of financial help. Turn2us provide a free and confidential service.

Turn2us helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help – online, by phone and face to face through partner organisations, including:

Turn2us is part of Elizabeth Finn Care, a charity registered in England and Wales: 207812 and Scotland: SC040987.

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Dedicated advice lines :
  • 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.
*£1.50/min from a BT landline. Calls from Mobiles and other networks may vary.

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In this issue...

- article

- app

- book

- charity


- event


- product

- TIPS Award-winning products

- top value

- top treat


- video clip 

- websites

regular features...

- advice line

- Diary of a student
midwife down under
 

- My Story

- latest news

- TIPS Testers' pix!

- main competition

- mini competitions

- competition winners

- Babycare - back to
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- TIPS top tips

TIPS baby

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Here is baby Mila, looking every inch the super-model in two delightful shots (great hats too!). The first was taken at the tender age of one day old and the second was taken at a month old. Thank you to Mum Natalie for sharing this with us.
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Thank you to Mum Katie for sending us this gorgeous picture of baby Lachlan with a smile that would melt any heart!

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Here is an amazing 4D scan picture of her 11 week old baby. We can also see a funky picture of Francoise's beautifully neat tummy (50% loaded!) followed by a delightful shot of daughter Clara kissing her mummy’s tummy – we will keep you posted of any developments in our next newsletter...
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Lachlan and Alexander heading to the beach age 2 yrs

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Lachlan and Alexander camping in the bush age 2 yrs

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Alexander and Lachlan scooting in the park age 3 yrs

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Alexander and Lachlan ready for a party dressed as pirates age 3 yrs

We think you will agree that these four pictures of Aussy twins Lachlan and Alexander are full of character. Not to be outdone, check out our breastfeeding photo of baby sister Isabella breastfeeding in a speed boat!
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Having shared the story of my son’s recent road to recovery, I could not resist including a recent picture of us together. This is a particular favourite of mine, showing that no matter how old your children get they never stop being your precious baby... aaaawwww!
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Now for an equally precious snapshot of new Dad Phil with baby Joshua aged just a few hours old. If you check out our featured bump from newsletter 28, you will see Kerry at 34 weeks pregnant. Many congratulations to Mum and Dad on their new arrival!
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Many congratulations to another of our parent testers who has recently delivered her third baby boy! Here is a very proud Mummy and Daddy with their three lovely boys Caio, Lucas and newest recruit baby Filipe
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Here are three lovely pictures of baby Filipe (see our featured family picture) age 1 day, 10 days and 18 days, showing us that he can breastfeed like a pro!
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This has got to be the most thrilling breastfeeding picture we have ever posted! It was taken in Queensland Australia and shows that you really can breastfeed anywhere, anytime.... (note wakeboarder in background to prove boat is going full speed!). Nichola really is a super mum – you can read her recent ‘My Story’ in our e-newsletter 28 where she explains how she is still managing to breastfeed her three children (known as tri-andem feeding). We also feature her cheeky twins Lachlan and Alexander in our toddler pix.
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Here is a family of babywearers: from cosy baby in a wrap with mum to portable toddler in a carrier with dad – perfect for any occasion! You can find out more about the TIPS Award winning slings here...

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
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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 12 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!
mini- competition 1

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For a chance to win a copy of French Kids Eat Everythingemail the words ‘French Kids Eat Everything’ 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 February 2013. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 30

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For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Vukovi at King Tut's on 12 December (worth £7 each – must be over age 14), email the word ‘Vukovi’ 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 8 December 2012. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 30

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For a chance to win one of two double award winning SnoozeShade® Plus (worth £29.99 each), email the word ‘SnoozeShade’ 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 February 2013. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 30

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For a chance to win a special edition CO YO chiller bag filled with five 125gm pots of CO YO (worth £10) email the word ‘CO YO’ 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 February 2013 (remember to give us your postal address, as winners must live within 25 miles of central London or close to a local CO YO stockist). We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 30

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For a chance to win a Weleda Calendula Baby Care Starter Kit (worth £12.95) 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 February 2013.We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 30

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For a chance to win one of two free family ads (worth €39 each), email the word ‘Aupairads’ 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 February 2013. We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 30

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For a chance to win one of three courses (worth £20 each) email the acronym ‘KUWMK’ 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 February 2013. Remember to tell us if you would prefer Literacy for years 3 & 4, Literacy for year 5, Literacy for year 6, Numeracy for years 3 & 4, Numeracy for year 5 or Numeracy for year 6. Winners will also have access to the online ‘Ask Claire’ support feature for 12 months. We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 30

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For a chance to win a TIPS goodie bag filled with a selection of products available from our online shop (Jackson Reece wipes, Doidy cup, Swimava swim ring, TIPS duck and towel - worth over £40)  email the words ‘TIPS goodie bag’ 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 February 2013. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 30

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Age Reversal Eye Cream
15ml - £20 excl postage
Creams can be posted worldwide.
This delicate restructuring eye cream is rich in natural anti oxidants and has been designed for the fragile skin around the eye area. It is formulated to reduce dark circles and wrinkles. It is a cooling regenerative anti-inflammatory blend of extremely precious and costly ingredients including pomegranate, sea-buckthorn, immortelle and argan, which can also be applied to sunburn, scars and insect bites. Suitable for all skin types especially sensitive, mature, damaged and ageing, this cream is a rich source of natural vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, K and P carotenes, flavonoids, tocopherols, essential fatty acids and phytosterols. All ingredients used are certified organic and the product is made with pure flower waters from the distillation of frankincense, geranium and lavender. The shea butter is sourced from a women’s Fair Trade project in Ghana. Rosehip, chamomile and green tea all soothe and heal. Age Reversal Eye Cream is hand made in Devon with organic ingredients by mother, Aromatherapist and Tips Tester Wendy Gardner.

  • To order phone Wendy on 07950 920120 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For a chance to win a luxurious pot of Age Reversal Eye Cream (worth £20) email the words ‘eye cream’ 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 February 2013. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 30

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Hello Baby gift sets
RRP: £15.95
Organic Babies have launched an exciting new range of gift sets. These would make ideal Christmas presents for your little ones. The Hello Baby gift sets include a trio of perfectly pure bath and skincare products in a luxury gift box. Each product is formulated using only the best mild and gentle organic ingredients blended to create the purest baby products for your little ones.

In each Hello Baby gift set, you’ll find:

  • Soothing Baby Salve – Lavender (30ml) this natural rescue salve soothes baby’s dry and irritated skin. It is suitable for little bottoms and also for relieving the soreness of breast-feeding mums.
  • Dry Skin Baby Lotion – Scent Free (30ml) this ultra-gentle moisturiser is ideal for massaging and moisturising baby. It is rich in Omega-3&6 fatty acids to soothe baby's dry skin.
  • Baby Wash & Shampoo – Lavender (100ml) gently scented with relaxing lavender, this mild baby wash and shampoo is the ideal way of cleansing and relaxing baby before bedtime.

This gift set is a beautiful introduction to organic skin care. There are three sets to choose from: Hello Baby – Boy in blue for little boys, Hello Baby - Girl in pink for little girls and Hello Baby in neutral colours for girls or boys!

Hello Baby products do not contain SLS, SLES, parabens, alcohol (ethyl alcohol/ethanol) artificial fragrances, petrochemicals, lanolin, harsh foaming agents or artificial colourants. They are the purest gift for new mums that nature can offer.

The products are suitable for vegetarians but not vegans as they contain beeswax.
To find out more about the full range of Organic Babies products visit their website here.

 
For a chance to win one of two Organic Babies Hello Baby gift sets (Hello Baby - Boy and Hello Baby - Girl) email the words ‘Organic Babies’ 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 February 2013 - remember to tell us which gift set you would prefer. We will announce the winner in e-newsletter 30

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For a chance to win one of two Pelvic Tonersemail the words ‘The PelvicToner’ 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 February 2013. We will announce the winners in e-newsletter 30

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TIPS winners...

 

mini-competitions

The lucky winner of a copy of Beautiful Buggy Walks is Catherine from Lancashire

 



The 2 lucky winners of the Small Wonders DVD are Karen from Berkshire and Pauline from the West Midlands

 



The lucky winner of a Jack & Jill Market Stand is Kelda from Ayrshire

 



The lucky winner of a Lindam Safety Kit is Cheetra from Greater Manchester

 


 

The 2 lucky winners of the Tiny Diners are Emily from Forth Valley and Rebecca from London

 


 

The 3 lucky winners of Effective Birth Hypnotherapy CDs are Shelley from Guernsey, Tracey from Ayrshire and Victoria from Cheshire 

 

 


 

 

The 2 lucky winners of the £50 Casabu vouchers are Natalija from Lancashire and Karen from Essex 

 



The 5 lucky winners of the Dry Like Me potty training sets are Munira from London, Helen from the West Midlands, Emily from Worcestershire, Emily from London and Eileen from Staffordshire

 



The 2 lucky winners of the Osram lights (Cuby and Raystar) are Alison from Gloucestershire and Morag from Lothian

 


  

 

e-newsletter competition

The 5 lucky winners of the TIPS Award-winning slings and wraps are Katy from Ayrshire, Ariane from Lothian, Corina from Bristol, Alison from Lanarkshire and Emily from London 

 

 


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