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February 18th, 2013. All the latest news, views, and reviews

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Go folic like Kate Middleton...

Apparently, Kate Middleton embarked on a diet that included lots of leafy dark green vegetables like Brussels sprouts and spinach, naturally Rich in Folic Acid in her bid to conceive the royal baby.

Well, according to Go Folic UK, it’s not only dark green vegetables that contain lots of Folic Acid but foods you would least expect, like orange juice, baked beans and bananas that are brimming full of the stuff.

If you are trying to conceive or pregnant take a look at gofolic.org.uk to see which foods contain Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) that is so vitally important when you are starting a family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lighten your load

If you are thinking of going on holiday with your little one, or are parents who are out and about a lot, have a look at the new Joie Aire baby travel stroller. So far it's the lightest stroller on the market- a tiny 5.35kg. It has a multi position reclining seat that goes completely flat, and also fits a newborn car seat. For any one that has struggled at the airport departure gate with bags, pushchairs, oh yes, and baby, this is a breath of fresh air…

Joie Aire stroller, £89, www.joiebaby.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Being green

Planning a holiday away this year? Some of the chemicals that are common in sunscreens are having a drastic effect on aquatic life. Founder of Green People, Charlotte Vohtz, has teamed up with The Marine Conservation Society to help protect anything living in our seas and will donate 30p from every tube of Adult & Children scent free sun lotion this summer. Green People sun lotion is naturally free from any of the harmful chemicals and they hope to raise awareness of this cause. We'll certainly be buying some. If the sun ever comes out.

To find out more look at greenpeople.co.uk

 

 

 

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Fly my pretties, fly...

Let your children’s imagination fly away on a magic carpet as it lands in front of a different painting each day at The National Gallery. Magic Carpet Storytelling takes place every Sunday 10.30-11am and 11.30-12pm, meet at the Pigott Education Centre Foyer.

Gurgle tip: There is no need to book but it’s a good idea to get there early as places are limited.

For more information, look at nationalgallery.org.uk

 

 

 

 

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Be a bookworm

A host of children’s authors such as Shirley Hughes, Lauren Child, and Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon are getting together in a giant live broadcast from the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, hosted by children’s writer and TV presenter Tony Robinson on World Book Day 2013, 7th March.

The Biggest Book Show on Earth will also be broadcast live into various cinemas and picture houses across the UK but children all over the world can watch online, while parents, teachers and librarians are able to download resources and ideas along the way. What a brilliant way to get your little ones inspired by books from a really young age.

Simply visit worldbookday.com to find out more.

 

 

 

 

 

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Peaches chooses the Out n About Nipper

A huge fan of twitter and instagram, Peaches Geldof has been posting pics again, and this time it's of her little 10 month old son Astala wrapped up warm in his new Out n About Nipper pushchair. Peaches is pregnant with her second baby, and as well as ordering the Out n About Nipper single (£259.95), she also ordered the Nipper Double buggy (£399.95) and newborn seat (£19.95). And just in the nick of time really as Peaches is due to give birth to already named son Phaedra in May.

Have a look the Out n About range at outandabout.com

 

 

 

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Rainy day toy chest

To help avoid a ‘Lost in Translation’ moment, Novotel have teamed up with Hasbro toys and created a Rainy Day Toy Chest in it’s UK hotels to keep kids entertained. Even if you’ve planned a weekend away and it rains (it’s going to happen folks) the children can now be entertained with Transformers, My Little Pony, a Furby and numerous board games…

What a fab idea. For more information, look at novotel.com

 

 

 

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