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Travelodge reveal the most bizarre requests that parents have asked for

Travelodge, the UK’s biggest independent hotel chain has revealed the most bizarre requests that parents have asked whilst staying in one of the Company’s 513 hotels in the last 12 months.  Between them, Travelodge hotel teams receive more than 200,000 strange requests and questions every year including  “Does my pet jaguar count as a cat in your pet policy?

10 Top Sleep Tips for Kids s the Clocks-go-back 26th October at 2am 2014

With diminishing daylight, a drop in temperature, wetter weather, not to mention all the cold and sickness bugs doing the rounds, the autumn season can often make us feel like we’re fighting a losing battle… at least we can look forward to a gloriously relaxing extra hour in bed right!?

Unfortunately for many parents the extra hour isn’t such a gift! Getting children to adjust to the change in time can lead to a lot of very early mornings and upset bedtimes. Not fun!

You’re never too young to #CHECKYOURSELFIE

Every day in the UK, one person is diagnosed with breast cancer every 10 minutes and despite the prevailing opinion that young women don’t get breast cancer, the reality is that they can and do. This is why youth-focused breast cancer awareness organisation, Keep A Breast are sparking the attention of young people through social media by spreading the message of a monthly self-check via #CHECKYOURSELFIE.

Rachel Stevens launches Dettol Baby Blanket Donation

Rachel Stevens, celebrity mum of two and new ambassador of Dettol Anti-bacterial Laundry Cleanser, recently launched the Dettol Baby Blanket Donation charity campaign in central London, by donating the first blanket to the cause.  The Dettol Baby Blanket Donation aims to promote the dangers of bacteria on blankets and highlight the shortage of baby blankets available to infants born to disadvantaged families.

The right for parters to take unpaid time off to accompany the expectant mother to antenatal appointments

From 1 October 2014, an expectant father or the partner (including same sex) of a pregnant woman will be entitled to take unpaid time off work to accompany the woman to up to 2 of her antenatal appointments. “Partner” includes the spouse or civil partner of the pregnant woman and a person (of either sex) in a long term relationship with her. The right applies whether the child is conceived naturally or through donor insemination. It also extends to those who will become parents through a surrogacy arrangement if they expect to satisfy the conditions for and intend to apply for a Parental Order for the child born through that arrangement.

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