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Can my child drink soft drinks?

 As adults, we know how important water is for keeping our bodies hydrated and running smoothly, but perhaps you can remember how plain and even boring it seemed to taste as a child. Many children have trouble drinking enough water, and who can blame them when there's an ice-cold cola or a ...
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What are the safety checks for my 2 - 3-year-old?

Being a parent is far from easy. You need to keep your kids fed and watered, cleaned and dressed, but you also want them to have fun and play to their heart's content. And all the while, make sure they are safe! It's a huge and tiring job. So, to keep you from worrying and trying to think of everyth...
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How do I know if my child is dehydrated?

We're all prone to getting a little dehydrated from time to time. After all, there's always so much to do, and when you have children, we all know that there's always more than enough to think about! However, keeping your children properly hydrated is elemental to  ensuring they grow up happy and h...
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What do I need to know about my children’s water needs?

What do I need to know about my children's water needs?Whether you've been lounging in a deck chair, the hot sun beaming down on you, or you've just come home from a long run, nothing quenches your thirst quite like a cool glass of water. This most refreshing of crystal clear liquids is at the centr...
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Is BPA  something to be concerned about in bottles?

Is BPA something to be concerned about in bottles?As you go about your day, especially now that you're breastfeeding and need to stay hydrated, you always keep a big bottle of water nearby – a pretty bottle bought especially because it's made without the use of any harsh chemicals that might be un...
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Should I sign my baby up for swimming lessons?

On a warm and sunny August day, you and your baby are relaxing in the garden, with a tiny paddling pool set up to keep you both nice and cool. And your little one just can't get enough – splashing water all over the place and giggling from ear to ear! On seeing how much they're enjoying themselves...
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What are the common bottle questions?

When it comes to bottle-feeding, you'll likely have rather a lot of questions, but sometimes the answers you find online and the things you hear from fellow parents are so conflicting that you end up wishing you'd never asked! But your questions still need answers, so we thought it would be helpful ...
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How do I do basic baby first aid?

Once they're able to crawl and take those first few steps, even babies can pick up a few bumps and bruises along the way. More often than not, they won't do any serious harm to themselves, but as a parent, it's always reassuring to at least have a basic understanding of first aid for babies. Now, we...
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What kind of baths should my baby have, and how frequent?

Looking back on the family photograph albums from when you were a baby, we all know the ones your older relatives would have swooned over the most: the adorable snaps of you and your sibling covered in shampoo, and fighting over a little rubber duck while sharing a bubble bath!But now you're a paren...
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Should I give my newborn water?

On a beautiful summer day, you and your tiny tot are relaxing in the garden, enjoying the warm breeze and bright sunshine. While you've made sure your little one is sitting safely in the shade, it's still a pretty hot day, and you've been downing huge glasses of ice-cold water to keep you going. An...
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