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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 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.
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.
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.
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.