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Babies choking affects 40% of parents as new celeb-backed first aid campaign launches

St John Ambulance has revealed that four-fifths of parents (79%) wouldn’t know the correct technique for saving their baby from choking despite it being a major fear (58%) and 40% having witnessed it.

Responding to these concerns, the nation’s leading first aid charity has launched its new campaign, which includes a star-studded animated advert that teaches everyone what to do if a baby starts to choke. The film features the voices of David Walliams, David Mitchell, Johnny Vegas, and Sir John Hurt, who play several choking hazards who are fed up with babies choking on them.

Parents admit that tackling numbers puts them in a spin

Two thirds of parents admit they’re bottom of the class when trying to help out with school homework dished out to their kids, it recently emerged.    The study of 2,000 parents, which was commissioned by Aviva, revealed parents fall short when it comes to classroom classics like maths and science, leaving them feeling red-faced when they’re not able to help. The research was commissioned to launch the Tackling Numbers programme in partnership with Premiership Rugby, aimed at improving children’s confidence in numeracy skills.

Add Energy Efficiency to your New Year’s Resolutions this year

Wondering what to add to your New Year’s Resolutions list? Why not save money and help the environment by making an extra effort to become more energy efficient during 2015? To help you to achieve your energy saving goal, - the energy saving experts - have put together some simple tips that will help you be more energy efficient and significantly decrease your monthly energy bills…

If you’re worried about having a great start to 2015, it might be worth paying heed to these oddball superstitions…

According to some cultures and traditions, there are some very strange ways to guarantee a happy and successful New Year. On-demand laundry service ZipJet has unearthed these top 10 superstitions to abide by - all of which will, supposedly, help you to avoid bad luck in 2015.

Parents urged to consider devastating consequences of child abduction

With the Christmas school holidays fast approaching, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Reunite are raising awareness of international parental child abduction and urging any parent considering abducting their child to think through the devastating consequences for all involved.  On this issue our message is clear: abducting a child overseas is never the right answer, and it can create lasting damage to all involved.

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