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The NSPCC needs your help to protect babies from harm

Babies are more likely to suffer neglect and abuse and are eight times more likely to be killed than children of any other age. The NSPCC’s All babies count campaign aims to protect babies by calling on UK Governments to make more services available to parents who need help caring for their baby.

Traditional skills are dying out

Traditional household skills – like making pastry and sewing buttons are dying out – because modern mums are too busy to learn them.  Researchers found millions of mothers struggle with a string of skills their own mums would have carried out with ease.   Knitting, baking cakes, making jam and altering clothes also made the list of tasks that many mums just don’t know how to do.

New baby and toddler hazards in today’s homes - Experts in home safety advise on accident prevention

With over 500,000 visits to A & E from kids under 5 years old in 2011, a survey of hundreds of UK homes by safety experts, Baby Safe Homes, reveals new risks from today’s furnishings and equipment.  RoSPA’s Make it Safe campaign is drawing attention to the dangers of blind cords, but Baby Safe Homes, the leading child safety company in the US, which recently launched in the UK,  reveals some of the other common baby and toddler safety issues to beware of in today’s homes.

Vodafone Buzz Back helps customers stay in touch when out of credit

It’s a big worry, running out of credit when you need it most. But now Vodafone UK pay as you go customers can stay in touch, even when out of credit, with Vodafone Buzz Back. Buzz Back lets customers send a free text message to friends and family on any network asking to be called back.

Parents caught out by baby costs

New research from the Money Advice Service reveals that millions of parents are missing the mark when it comes to the money side of planning for a baby. Half of the parents surveyed underestimated how much they would spend preparing and caring for their first baby in its first year.

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