Summer is around the corner, which means many of us are preparing for our annual getaway. But while the kids might be jumping off the walls with excitement there’s every chance you’re stressing about the cost. In between hotel bills, airfares and day-to-day spending money, it’s easy to blow the budget. Fortunately, family holidays don’t have to break the bank. Read on for our top 10 ways to travel cheap with kids.
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Co-sleeping is an emotive topic and one that continues to divide opinion. Some parents swear by the age-old practice, yet others see it as unsafe. While there is an overwhelming amount of research on both sides of the fence, the jury is still out when it comes to a link between SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and safe co-sleeping. What we do know is, there is a right way to co-sleep, and a wrong way. If you are not aware of the safe co-sleeping guidelines, you could very well be unknowingly increasing your chances of SIDS. With this in mind we sat down with Julia Youll, Senior Child Health Nurse at Healthbay Poly Clinic. Here she talks us through how to co-sleep safely and what the benefits are.
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Weaning your baby onto solids is both an exciting and nerve wracking experience. While it’s magical to see your tot eat food for the first time, you may also feel apprehensive about allergies, choking hazards and whether or not your baby is receiving enough nutrients. To give you a nudge in the right direction we’ve teamed up with Chirin Kawatmi, the founder of popular mum and baby subscription service, Mama’s Box. The Dubai-based mum-of-two is passionate about weaning and runs baby weaning cookery classes. On May 16th she’ll be running one of her seminars at our Al Safa Store, so in preparation for that we decided to pick her brains on how to introduce solids to your baby. Here’s what she had to say.
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Hands down, decorating the nursery has to be of the most exciting parts of impending parenthood. It’s your chance to revamp that tired old guest room with an array of colours, patterns and fabrics. But while unleashing your inner interior designer can be fun, it can also be overwhelming. With this in mind, we sat down JustKidding’s Visual Merchandiser Selvi Cevik (she’s the lady responsible for all those lovely room displays in our stores) and asked her to give us her top tips for designing the nursery. Here’s what she had to say…
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