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Parental Leave, Shared Parental Leave, Paternity Leave....confused? Read on…

For babies due on or after 5 April 2015, there's a big shake up in parental rights which will give parents lots more options.  But exactly what is changing, and what is staying the same?

Soaring child care fees sees cost of raising a child hit £229,251

LV Insurance

The cost of raising a child in the UK from birth until the age of 21 has climbed to £229,251, an increase of 63% since 2003. According to the annual ‘Cost of a Child’ report from protection specialist LV=, costs associated with raising children have increased at almost twice the rate of annual inflation over the last 12 years.

The perfect Mother-Daughter relationship

The perfect daughter speaks to her mum every day, shares a love of soap operas and gets on well with all her mum’s friends, a new survey has found. Researchers revealed she will also take her dear old mum out for a girly lunch once a week and will always be available in an emergency.

The Top 5 Things Busy Mums Lose on the Morning Run

Lost keys

Recent research based on 100,000 consumers by Chipolo, the wearable Bluetooth tracking tag, has found the top belongings busy mums are most likely to lose on their morning runs.  Unsurprisingly, house and car keys make up nearly 40% of all misplaced items, somewhat diminishing the triumph of finally getting the kids in the car. Calling work or friends to tell them you’ll be late because of all the searching you’ve been doing might be off the table: 32% of frequently misplaced tech items are mobile phones.

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.




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