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Children's piggy banks hit as parents adapt to cost of living pressures

  • Average weekly pocket money is down 23 per cent year-on-year from £6.48 to £4.99, new research reveals
  • Mums and dads are feeling the pinch most from increasing energy and food bills; half would rather sacrifice spending on their own leisure activities to protect pocket money
  • Halifax reveals the economic impact on pocket money over last 35 years

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Instagram-worthy bedroom themes - from toddlers to teens

Turn your child’s bedroom into a stylish space that balances modern décor and practical needs

Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture And Choice ( FurnitureChoice.co.uk ), shares 4 Instagrammable bedroom themes for toddlers, kids and teens.

  1. For toddlers: create an adorable dinosaur-themed bedroom

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INTRODUCING THE LITTLE SILK SUPERHEROES

For Happy Hair + Silky Skin

It’s a fact that silk causes less friction than cotton’s harder fibres. So, if your baby has dry, sensitive skin, is experiencing hair loss, or has a baby bald spot – The Little Silk (TLS) is here to help.

Whilst hair loss in new-borns is common and nothing to worry about, switching to sleeping on silk (rather than cotton) can help to prevent...

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Go global with the Ickle Bubba Globe travel system

Designed for adventures anywhere and everywhere, Globe is an ultra-compact first-class stroller that folds and unfolds like a dream.

Landing in time for Summer getaways, Ickle Bubba’s award-winning Globe Stroller is now available as an all-in-one Travel System.

Designed for adventures anywhere and everywhere, Globe is an ultra-compact first-class stroller that folds and unfolds like...

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WHY DID MY BILLS HAVE TO ROCKET, MAN? SIR ELTON’S POWER BILL SOARS TO £77,000 A YEAR AMID ENERGY CRISIS

  • Sir Elton John’s £6 million Windsor mansion is now estimated to cost more than £77,000 a year to power — up 76% in a year due to the energy crisis[1]
  • Rocketman star’s 3,000-square-metre house is 33 times larger than the average UK home [2] , and his energy bill is 43 times bigger than most households’ [3]
  • The power bill for Tamara Ecclestone’s’ £70 million London
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5 Ways to Reset Your Child’s Relationship With Screens

There’s no doubt that technology plays a big part in many children’s lives, and the time spent looking at screens is only increasing. Ofcom estimates that screen time has risen to 3 hours for 3–4-year-olds and 4.5 hours for 8–11-year-olds every day. The effects of the pandemic have only contributed to this further, with kids’ education, social lives, and contact with family largely moving...

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Thousands more families to benefit from mediation voucher scheme as Government confirms extension

Campaigners welcome scheme extension, but say funds could run out fast

The Government’s Family Mediation Voucher Scheme has been extended, but campaigners say the funds could run out ‘far sooner than predicted’.

As part of the scheme, couples who decide to split up can access up to £500 which can be used to fund mediation to discuss children matters using mediation providers...

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Breastfeeding Is a Breeze Thanks to Dreamy Dresses From Juno Jack’s!

Juno Jack’s Launches Brand New Innovative Hidden Zip Dresses for Breastfeeding Mama’s This Summer!

As days filled with sunshine approach us, the brand behind some of the best breastfeeding friendly clothing have hot Mama’s sorted. The arrival of Juno Jack’s brand-new breastfeeding friendly dresses promise stylish yet practical solutions to feeding during the warmer months. Thanks to the...

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Fancy Going Plant-Based This BBQ Season? Here’s How You Can Do It

As the weather gets warmer, so does the natural appeal to stick on an apron and head for the garden to cook every other meal. But if you’re on the hunt for a healthier and more sustainable summer of food, you may be tempted to reach for a veggie patty rather than your usual butcher’s choice.

This doesn’t need to be a total switch around, but it could be the first step in reducing...

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The Toys in Your Attic That Are Worth Money

Is there anything that ignites childhood nostalgia more than seeing our beloved toys that we carried everywhere with us?

Nostalgia is in and we’re indulging in our favourite music, TV shows, movies, and fashion from our younger years. This is being extended to our childhood playthings too, with old-school toys making a huge comeback amongst adults. Toy World Magazine reported that in...

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How to Keep the Kids Entertained

  1. Smart Go Genuis | RRP: £19.99 | Available from Smart Toys and Games

Promising to take children on an educational trip of a lifetime, the Go Genius collection is sure to keep them entertained (and improve their knowledge) during the holidays. The award-winning range of subject-themed board games, invites 2-4 players to grab their passports, fasten their seatbelts and...

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