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Our Christmas Appeal - The Flying Seagull Project

Our Christmas Appeal - The Flying Seagull Project

Our Christmas Appeal - The Flying Seagull Project After another tough year for everyone, we are reminded that Christmas for many children will be harder than anything we can imagine. There are children across England and Europe who, through no fault of their own, are living through the toughest conditions: who are cold, scared, hungry and sad. The Flying Seagull Project are a group of entertainers dedicated to taking happiness, childhood and laughter to children living through the most harsh conditions. In refugee camps across northern Greece, there are children living in tents and portacabins, enduring the extreme cold and strong...

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Babywearing in the cold weather – top tips!

Babywearing in the cold weather – top tips!

When the temperature drops, there is no need to stop babywearing!  Just follow a few basic tips to get the most of your adventures together and keep yourselves both warm and safe.   Dress your baby in layers! As a rule of thumb, count yourself and your sling as a layer each and bear this in mind when dressing your baby.  Unless it is very cold it is generally OK for your baby to be in indoor clothes, with a cosy hat, warm socks or bootees and a babywearing cover or coat over both of you. If you go indoors...

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Team Bean raising money for Muscular Dystrophy - part of Carmela Chillery-Watson's wonder woman challenge.

Team Bean helps beat Muscular Dystrophy

For the month of September Team Bean are the Wonder Beans. Emily, Nat, Sam and Kate are excited to be joining Wiltshire’s 7-year-old superstar and model Carmela Chillery-Watson in her Wonder Woman Challenge. Last year Carmela raised over £17,500 for medical research into Muscular Dystrophy on her ‘Wonder Woman Walk’.  This year she is inviting teams to help her spread awareness and fundraise towards research into a treatment or cure.  We love everything that Carmela does and are massive fans, so we have joined her in her challenge and are hoping to complete Stage 1: 170 miles from Wiltshire to Dover. A mix of...

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Carmela Chillery-Watson on a visit to the beach

Meet Carmela Chillery-Watson

In the first of our interview series we meet one of our absolute favourites Carmela Chillery-Watson. Carmela has Muscular Dystrophy, a life-limiting disease, but she is an incredibly busy little girl with boundless amounts of energy and enthusiasm.
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Baby sun safety – a guide to keeping your little ones safe in the sun

Baby sun safety – a guide to keeping your little ones safe in the sun

I think that as parents, baby sun safety is something that we all worry about. There really is nothing better than seeing your children out in the summer sun, but of course we want to keep them well protected too. There are several very easy things you can do to keep your little ones safe in the sun. Use suncream, hats and glasses. Make sure the suncream you use is in date and offers a high level of UV and SPF protection. Personally, I like to use SPF 50 on my little ones, especially very young children.   Ensure you use...

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