Living in the digital age is pretty magical but it can be a really worrying time for parents, there is so much available on the internet that we don’t want our kids to see. NSPCC research found that children were as likely to find pornography accidentally, as to deliberately search for it. Innocent searches can sometimes reveal not so innocent results. Read more
You know when you wake up and think “OMG! What have I done?” today was one of those moments… Last night after a few glasses of prosecco (yes I know it was a school night, it was our anniversary) I decided it would be a great idea to sign myself and my other half up to do the Robin Hood Half Marathon!!!!! I don’t feel quite so confident and invincible today hahaha! Read more
St John Ambulance has launched Nursery Rhymes Inc. a campaign that teaches parents and the wider public how to help a baby who’s stopped breathing. New research* shows that this is the first aid emergency parents are most worried about, yet only one in four know how to help. Nursery Rhymes Inc. teaches baby CPR in a short, clear and reassuring way to help parents remember what to do in an emergency.
Watching your baby or child start to choke is a very scary thing, I’ve been there a couple of times and thankfully I have been able to stop them, I did have First Aid training back in my college days so I knew what to do. Many parents don’t know and too many babies are choking so that is why I am happy to help St John’s Ambulance spread the word with their new #TheChokeables video. Anything that might save a babies life is worth sharing. Please help spread the message far and wide!
The campaign was developed after new research for the nation’s leading first aid charity revealed today that four fifths of parents (79%) wouldn’t know how to save their baby from choking to death despite it being a major fear (58%) and 40% having witnessed it.
The research also showed that:
- 53% of parents said knowing first aid would help them feel better prepared and less scared
- Of those who said they knew how to save a choking baby, only 29% knew the correct, recommended technique. Nearly three quarters of parents (71%) selected the wrong answer when given multiple choice options
- 39% of parents think choking is the most important first aid skill to learn as a parent
- Of the parents who’d witnessed their baby choke, 77% said their baby choked on food, 14% on vomit, and 9% on toys. Other causes included coins, mucus/phlegm, marbles, and pen lids.
St John Ambulance CEO, Sue Killen, said:
‘Knowing what to do in an emergency can be the difference between life and death, especially with something like choking. We all know how time pressed parents are so this film makes it as easy as possible to learn first aid – in less than 40 seconds we can all know a skill that could save a life. We hope people watch and share the video with their friends and family so more people have the confidence to act in an emergency.’
In addition to the advert, St John Ambulance has released new resources on its website to inspire everyone to learn life saving first aid skills.
This afternoon the kids and I got to visit Build-A-Bear Workshop to check out their Valentines range and see what their A Million Hearts A Million Wishes Campaign is all about. Boo and Bugs had great fun making their ‘bears’ as you can see from the photos below! They were both allowed to chose a bear, a sound, an outfit and shoes from the Valentine’s range. Read more
Eden Hall Day Spa is supporting Breast Cancer Care this year by inviting the public to name an exclusive day package, as a tribute to someone’s who’s inspired them. The spa is asking for a minimum donation of £2 to submit a name, with all of the funds raised going to Breast Cancer Care.
The new package, ‘A Day For…’ will be available at Eden Hall throughout October for £115, with £5 from each booking being donated to the charity.For a cause that resonates with so many of us, Eden Hall wants people to have an opportunity to honour someone who’s bravery has inspired them or in memory of someone they’ve loved and lost.The winner will be invited to a celebratory evening at Eden Hall to announce the name of the new package and present a cheque to a Breast Cancer Care representative. For every entry received, Eden Hall will add a personalised pink balloon to a balloon sculpture for all the women’s names put forward.The ‘A Day For…’ includes unlimited use of the saltwater vitality swimming pool, access to all water therapies and their sauna, saunarium, rose infused steam room, herbal caldarium and aroma steam room. Enjoy exquisite cuisine in the Seventh Heaven Restaurant with an inclusive three course lunch complimented by an array of salads and side dishes. For more active relaxation our gymnasium is open to all guests and professional instructors deliver regular exercise and relaxation classes. Eden Hall also provides a bathrobe and towels for use on the day.
The Eden Inner Strength Scrub & Wrap Treatment.
Harnessing the true power of essential oils of Geranium, Clary Sage and Cardamom to help you through challenging times; this intensely hydrating treatment includes the layering of a rich rose gel and Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil; and finishes beautifully with an application of rose cream. This therapy will leave your body radiant, soft and smooth, as well as giving you strength, courage and a positive frame of mind.
Appointment time: 55 mins
A pink wellbeing smoothie on arrival
A glass of pink champagne at the end of the day
20% discount voucher for Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil from Eden’s Shop.
This is all sounds wonderful doesn’t it?! Why not head over and submit the name of someone special today to get this wonderful package named after them xx