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TIPS e-newsletter 14

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Summer is just around the corner. We hope that this extended TIPS e-newsletter (each new issue seems to be longer than the previous one!) filled to the brim with wonderful tips and ever more exciting competitions will keep you going until October!

Due to the considerable time we spend researching and preparing for each TIPS e-newsletter I have decided to cancel the August issue (when most of you will be on holiday enjoying yourselves). This will give the TIPS team free to concentrate on building the brand new TIPS website which we plan to launch in August.
In this e-newsletter, the first featured website is the re-launched Natracare website. Susie Hewson, founder of Natracare set out to provide women with the safest range of organic and personal hygiene products that were also kind to environment. The Natracare range has collected many awards (including two TIPS awards) and Susie herself won the Ethical Business Award by Tridios, Women in Ethical Business in 2008. 
The second websiteTotstofrance (and Italy too) is an excellent example of best practice within the competitive market of travel websites: it caters for families with babies and young children. Wendy Shand’s attention to detail and determination to give parents the benefit of her vast experience in this area means you cantrust her recommendations. This leaves you free to enjoy the best places to stay with your precious little bundles, and without the usual stresses! 
The book I have reviewed has been nothing less than life-changing. It is thought-provoking and likely to change the way many readers do their weekly supermarket shop. I was shocked to find out that so much of the food we eat is sub-standard, and that the range of foods on offer is dictated by the mighty buying power of the supermarket giants. If you want to know the truth about the food we eat and are keen to make some simple but significant changes to the way you shop then this is one review you will not want to miss.
And now for the innovative range of organic preservative-free baby foodElla’s Kitchen. The brainchild of Dad Paul, this wonderful selection of top quality baby food can also be used to create delicious recipes for the whole family. 
My Story describes the inspiring journey of a TIPS Tester whose first son suffered from a particularly severe birthmark, and how this experience led to the setting up of an excellent online resource to help others going through a similar situation.
Remember to check out the TIPS website for information and advice on breastfeeding, baby skincare,cup feeding, decongestantscord blood banking and of course the pages and pages of reviews for our latest TIPS award winning products. Enjoy the delightful e-newsletter collection of pictures received from members of the TIPS online community: our favourite shots of a TIPS babytoddler,familybump (two for the price of one!) and breastfeeder
See who won the e-competitions (drawn mid-month) and e-newsletter 13 main competition for the two night stay at Orchard Cottage and of course our mini-competitions. Read on for details of some wonderful new prizes on offer, including the seven mini-competitions! Good luck
Remember if you’re not ‘in’ you can’t win!

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Dedicated advice line: Remember you can contact me on my own Speak Now number, you can call me anytime on 09064006215* if I am unable to answer immediately, press 1 and you will receive a free text to alert you when I am next free.

My speciality subjects are breastfeeding and baby skincare although I am happy to take calls on any midwifery related issues.

Press and Media: If you are looking for expert advice on midwifery related topics you can also call me on my advice line.

*£1.50/min from a BT landline. Calls from Mobiles and other networks may vary.

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured products :: Ella's Kitchen Organic Baby Foodtipsducktipsduck

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Ella’s Kitchen Organic baby food stage 1 - 120g pouch RRP £0.89 each (8 kinds)

Ella’s Kitchen Organic baby food stage 2 - 140g pouch RRP £1.29 each (5 kinds) 

Manufactured by Ella’s Kitchen (Brands) Ltd

Website: www.ellaskitchen.co.uk

With growing concerns about additives and preservatives in baby food, parents have become understandably keen to find the healthiest food for their baby.
Ella’s Kitchen baby foods contain only organic ingredients, complete with Soil Association accreditation. They offer an excellent choice of tasty flavours and make eating a fun experience for babies and toddlers.
Testers particularly like the fact that Ella’s Kitchen products are minimally processed, provide excellent nutritional value (see guidelines for full details) and are very safe. The design of the foil resealable pouches was overwhelmingly praised making the food easy to transport, heat (if needed), dispense and store. Some Testers were concerned that the packaging is not currently recyclable, but Ella’s Kitchen are looking into this issue.
We only tested on Stage 1 and 2 baby foods for this trial, but Ella’s Kitchen also provide Stage 3, Baby Brekkie (suitable for Stage 1, 2 and 3 weaning) and Smoothie Fruits. Testers found the Smoothie Fruits useful as a healthy snack for older children while out and about.
Stage 1 - This range is suitable for babies when they start to wean from six months old. Stage 1 is very smooth in texture and comes in a wide selection of exciting flavour combinations (eight in all) helping your baby to discover new tastes from the start. One parent even found this baby food worked well as a dipping sauce and sandwich filler. Though aimed at very young babies, Stage 1 foods can also be useful for older infants who may need to continue eating purees or find it difficult to eat lumpy food.
Stage 2 - Aimed at babies from seven months of age, Stage 2 varieties are still fairly smooth in texture. Each variety has been carefully designed, in association with a dietician and nutritionist, to provide a perfectly balanced meal. Beef stew was a clear favourite with Testers - the feedback we received clearly indicates that there was no need to reseal this as the whole meal was usually eaten in one sitting! At the time of going to press we believe that a Stage 3 variety will be hitting the shelves so keep an eye out for some more interesting meal combinations to tempt your toddler’s taste buds!

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For a chance to win an Ella’s Kitchen coolbag filled with pouches of Ella’s Kitchen baby food check out mini-competition 1

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured website :: www.natracare.co.uktipsducktipsduck

 

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I first came across the lovely Susie Hewson (Founder and recent Winner of Triodos - Women in Ethical Business Award 2008) when I tested Natracare breastpads in 2007. I was so impressed with this range that I offered to carry out a retrospective trial of Natracare baby wipes. Both products won TIPS awards: Best eco-friendly for the breast pads and an Editor’s choice for the baby wipes.

Designed to engage and inform, the two new Natracare websites will be launched at the beginning of June 2009. To coincide with this I have decided to showcase the full range of Natracare products so you don’t miss out on the most eco-aware female sanitary range on the market today. It is also the first feminine hygiene brand to achieve an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). Visit for more information on this. 
The new look Natracare homepage (see picture) provides links to all the sections of the site. The new site is packed with information about the Natracare products, health and environment, testimonials, and inspirational women. You can also provide feedback through the Natracare Facebook page.
New for 2009 is the Natracare SISTERS micro site. Designed especially for 9 to 17 year old girls, this will be live by the end of July - so watch this space! SISTERS has lots of content on ethical issues, environment, health, eco fashion as well as lots of interactive stuff to encourage thought and action. 3D Natalie acts as a mentor for the younger age group, guiding them to the Kid Sister section for age relevant stories, information and fun games all based on the Natracare ethic of sound content. 
Teachers will still be able to access and use the Information for Schools section free. The ‘Monthly Matrix’ has been renamed ‘Natalie’s Diary’. It still has the same valuable information presented in a fun and educational way. You will see from the home page of this new site (see picture) that there is a huge amount of content and we have tried to make it a fun site to interact with as the content will be updated and edited on an ongoing basis with the opportunity for input from our SISTERS by way of inspiring stories, community projects, events and challenges. As is their policy, both websites are free from advertising but will feature articles about inspiring women and companies, but will feature articles about females and companies that we consider inspiring.

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For a chance to win one of six sets of Natracare new mother products
check out mini-competition 2

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured website ::www.totstotravel.co.uktipsducktipsduck

 

Tots to travel (www.totstotravel.co.uk)

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I contacted Wendy (founder of Tots to Travel) after finding her details on the www.everywoman.com website. I am always on the lookout for great resources to feature in the TIPS newsletters and Tots to Travel seemed to fit my criteria perfectly. Wendy and I soon got chatting - as often happens when I explore new products or services - and we realised that we share many views on parenting and related issues. I was even able to provide some common-sense advice about eating soft cheeses safely during her pregnancy (something she enjoys doing while in France!). 
Tots to Travel is an online travel company which specialises in providing beautiful, safe, handpicked family villas in FranceItaly, the UK and now also in Spain and Portugal. A team of parents - like you - visit every single property featured on the site to make sure it meets the needs of your family. For example, they make sure that:
• pools are enclosed or securely covered 
• low windows can be locked
• pool and cleaning chemicals are locked away
• stairgates are available for stairs that cannot be closed off with a door 
• gardens are enclosed - where possible
• potential hazards are highlighted

For full details on how to book your holiday and to get your FREE Tips on travelling with small children guide please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (add TIPS OFFER in the subject).

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Sneak preview of the  Wendy Shand

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For a chance to win a £100 voucher towards a holiday booked on the www.totstofrance.co.uk website check out mini-competition 3

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured book :: The Food Mazetipsducktipsduck

The Food Maze 
and how it conceals the truth about real food
By Robert Elliott and his partner Sally
RRP: £9.99
Published by Real Life Books on 22 February 2008
ISBN: 0955842506 
For more information go to www.reallifepublishing.co.uk

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Writing a short review of ‘The Food Maze’ is impossible. Its powerful message has pricked my conscience on so many levels that I have already made some fundamental changes to the way I feed my family. I have started to make my own bread (admittedly I am using a bread maker) and sourced some wonderful organic flour (bought online from www.shiptonmill.com) so I can take control of the quality of my daily bread - I could never have imagined how fulfilling this could be. I have also found an excellent local butcher (who can tell me exactly where his meat comes from) and agreed to share the cost of organic vegetable boxes (locally grown seasonal selection) with my neighbour. Although these are only small steps, The food maze has taught me how much each of us can make a difference.
You may already be aware of my long-term campaign to raise awareness of the hidden dangers associated with personal care products, especially baby skincare products. Rob Elliott exposes similar risks with foods, so we are certainly on the same wavelength. Reading his book, I have become aware of how the food we eat arrived on our supermarket shelves, why it is cheap, and how shockingly nutritionally depleted some of it is! I was not surprised to hear that 80 per cent of our food supply is controlled by supermarkets, or that Tesco and Asda account for almost half of UK sales. However I have come to realise that I have been gullible enough to be taken in by some the cleverly orchestrated and highly sophisticated marketing and PR campaigns of the multinational food brands. Such advertising aims to make consumers buy food products of poor nutritional value so that shareholders can see their profits increase. 
Rob and his lovely Sally take us on a journey around the UK. They provide in-depth descriptions of animal husbandry and monoculture farming, and highlight how farming has changed since the Second World War. Rob debates how we have arrived at this point, where each of us appears to have little influence on which products are on offer on the supermarket shelves. The food chain is now so long that we are unable to trace where our food comes from despite reassurances from the government to the contrary. As a result, the quality of most mass produced food has dropped, and this trend is likely to continue unless each of us takes steps to turn things around.
In order to beat competitors, supermarkets need to buy in bulk foods that have an extended shelf-life – achieved by adding preservatives. This excludes most independent operators from even getting their products considered (no matter how good or ethical they might be). Margins and deadlines are so tight that compromises on quality and manufacturing are inevitable. This puts everyone at risk but especially pregnant and nursing mothers who are nurturing our next generation. The rising tide of food intolerances is merely the ‘tip of the iceberg’ as our immune systems are tested to the limit by increased use of preservatives, pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones and artificial additives in foods. Rob provides detailed facts and figures about the way our meat, fish, eggs, meat, vegetables, fruit and dairy products are produced. I would encourage you to read ‘The food maze’ to find out about this, but I must warn you some information makes pretty grim reading (hence my decision to make drastic changes to the way I source and prepare food). 
With such huge changes to the way our food is produced, it is easy to feel helpless. What can we do to stem the tide? It can be cheaper to shop more wisely - your health and finances may improve quicker than you expect. You could start by making a few important changes to the way you shop and the way you prepare food for your family. Maybe you could grow vegetables in your garden, get an allotment, go to farmers markets or buy online from small suppliers. We are very lucky that many UK farmers have turned their back on the big supermarkets and now sell direct to the public. Find out about these local producers in your area. You can also share supplies from local producers with other families – so this is more cost-effective - or follow Rob’s 10 point plan to find real food (p221). 
The ‘back to basics’ information I give to parents about baby skincare issues can be applied to food. The golden rules are: keep it simple, shop locally, don’t believe all the advertising hype, read the labels, demand better products and vote with your feet. Supermarkets may be big and powerful but it is our money that provides them with their profits. If we start shopping elsewhere, they will soon change their ways, you can be sure of that!
I could go on and on… but take my word for it this book will change your life, as it has changed mine. One person may not be able to turn the tide but a whole army of people certainly can…

For a chance to win one of two copies of The Food Maze check out mini-competition 5

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured event :: NCT annual conference tipsducktipsduck

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, 26 to 28 June 2009

 

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Sharon will be attending this event on Friday 26 June as Weleda skincare advisor

Educational, inspiring and fun, the NCT annual conference is the highlight of the year for members. The conference is a great place to improve skills and knowledge, gain a better understanding of the NCT and its plans for the future, celebrate achievements and hear success stories from other NCT branches that will inspire and guide activities for the coming year. 
You can find out more about the NCT conference here.

For a chance to win one of two sets of Weleda skincare goodies check out mini-competition 4

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tipsducktipsduck Featured event :: Wall for lifetipsducktipsduck

Midirs and safe hands for mothers, 14 June 2009

 

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MIDIRS Business Manager, Andy Fisher, is not only helping to promote this event but he has bravely agreed to take part in this expedition which leaves the UK on Sunday 14 June 2009.
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Andy pledged his personal support by signing up to the week long Walk for Life. A team of 20 dedicated individuals will set off for North-West Spain to begin the testing 130 kilometre walk in aid of the SafeHands for Mothers’ Pilgrims Walk for Life fund-raising campaign, which aims to raise £350,000 in support of safe motherhood in Ethiopia.
Money raised from sponsorship of this event will help provide high quality films and visual materials to support government and nongovernmental training and advocacy programmes. Portable, robust solar powered DVD players enable SafeHands to take training where it is most needed – the remote and isolated areas.
You can find out more about this event here

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tipsducktipsduck New My Story :: Debbietipsducktipsduck

Join us as we follow the inspiring journey of a TIPS tester whose first son suffered from a particularly severe birthmark and how this experience led to the setting up of an excellent online resource to help others going through a similar situation. For information and support about birth marks which affect 1 in 10 babies or to make a donation go to www.theellisfund.co.uk

If you have a story that you would like to share, find out how to do this here. The best story will be published in the TIPS e-newsletter and the author will receive a small prize as a thank you for sharing it. So get writing - we look forward to reading your entries

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured DVD :: Ghost Towntipsducktipsduck

Starring Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear and Tea Leoni
DVD Release date
– 2 March 2009 
Running time: 98 minutes
Released by Paramount Pictures

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For this e-newsletter I have decided to review a wee gem of a film (not in any way connected with parenting). I reluctantly agreed to watch Ghost Town a few weeks ago, only to find I was totally captivated by its poignancy and honesty - refreshingly, it is free from the usual sickly sweet sentimentalism. The film follows the story of Dr Bertram Pincus played by Ricky Gervais. Having always found it hard to relate to ‘The Office’ - the sit-com Ricky is famous for - I was never a fan of this actor. But I have to admit that my opinion has now changed completely for the better.
Following minor surgery, Bertram experiences a ‘near-death’ incident and finds he can now speak to ghosts. What follows is a delightful journey of human emotions as we see this socially inept man grow as a person. You will laugh until your sides hurt and sob tears of sorrow and joy, but I can guarantee you will enjoy the ride. 
You can find out more here

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured podcast :: My baby radiotipsducktipsduck

MyBabyRadiopic

Sharon’s latest interview recorded for National Breastfeeding Awareness Week is now online. This features the results of a two-year TIPS survey of the top three problems experienced by breastfeeding mums and advice on how they can get the help they need when they need it. Previous interviews about breastfeeding, baby skincare, cup feeding, baby baths, cuddle towels and decongestants are regularly broadcast on www.mybabyradio.com at 10am and 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays (in the ‘ask an expert’ slot). Click on the mybabyradio.com logo at the foot of our homepage and follow the link to ‘Today’s shows’ then click on ‘Tune in’ to listen online.

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured podcast :: Midirstipsducktipsduck

MIDIRS_podcast

Leading UK maternity information charity, MIDIRS have launched a brand new podcast service. Thisfeatures interviews with top health care professionals, consultants and practitioners in the maternity health care field - including Sharon’s two presentations: Skin deep and Cup feeding revisited which were released as podcasts on 31 March 2009.
The service aims to help users keep up to date with important innovations and trends in the maternity health care sector. It is specially designed to provide valuable insight to anyone involved in the care of pregnant women, new mothers and their families. The current programme of 25 presentations is available free here.

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Brand new TIPS website coming in August…

Michael and Brigitte have been busy for months re-designing the TIPS website. The new site will include an online shop and improved access to the TIPS members’ area and forum. We are planning to sell a number TIPS award-winning products, especially those that may be hard to source. 
Over 200 personalised TIPS hand towels were sent to Testers on completion of their first trial. Sadly we are no longer able to provide these free of charge but TIPS hand towels will be available from the TIPS online shop. We may consider personalising cuddle towels or bath towels too, if there is a demand for these. We also plan to offer two TIPS Hampers (Value and Luxury) both containing carefully selected TIPS Award-winning products.
This will be your shop so if you have any thoughts or a ready-made wish list  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will do our best to stock the items you want.

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Formally the Independent Midwives Association, this organisation ( provides the latest advice to parents looking for independent midwifery services or to midwives wanting to practice their role to its fullest extent. Independent Midwives UK represent the majority of independent midwives in the UK. The organisation is committed to improving maternity provision for all women in the UK and is working with support, service and professional groups to achieve that objective. Independent Midwives UK also provides professional advice and mutual support for independent midwives.

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e-competitions: 

15 March – 14 April 2009
Q :Sharon's 'Baby care - back to basics' leaflet has been re-issued a number of times. What is the current version number?
A: Version 5
WinnerNicola from Ferndown

15 April 09 – 14 May 2009
Q: Name one of the toys tested by TIPS in February 09? You will find the answer in the Awards section of the website.
A: Miracle Scarfs and Bands
Winner:Cheryl from Hastings

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The lucky winner of the two-night stay at Orchard Cottage is:Farhana from Essex

e-newsletter 13 mini competitions:

  • The six lucky winners of the Dribblebuster bibs are: Sarah from Leicestershire, Pipfrom Kent, Joanne from Leicestershire, Kat from New Hampshire, Gillian from Ayrshire and
    Marica from London.
  • The three lucky winners of the Miracle™ products are: Gillian from Renfrewshire,Jenny from Berkshire and Pauline from the West Midlands.
  • The 100 lucky winners of the £5 Greatvine vouchers will receive their prize before 15 June.
  • The five lucky winners of the Nothing Nasty BonBon Baby oil are: Vivi from Tyne and Wear, Jacqueline from England, Soshanna from London, Louise from Lanarkshire andRebecca from Northamptonshire.
  • The eight lucky winners of the Glasgow Baby Show tickets were: Jane and Satu from Lanarkshire; Jacqueline from Clackmannanshire; LornaLoriKirsten and Gillian from Renfrewshire, Pauline from the West Midlands and Andrea from London.
  • The two lucky winners of the Organic places to stay book are: Maura from Oxfordshire and Andrea from London.
  • The winner of the Renaissance Henna Natural hair colour kit plus Indian Jute bag is:Jenny from Leicestershire.

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Remember you can contact me on my own Speak Now number, you can call me anytime on 09064 0062 15* if I am unable to answer immediately, I promise to call you back. My speciality subjects are breastfeeding and baby skincare although I am happy to take calls on any midwifery related issues.

Press and Media: If you are looking for expert advice on midwifery related topics you can also call me on my advice line.

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Here is baby Izzy when she was newborn. Her mum was the very first parent to sign up on the TIPS website and I am thrilled to announce that baby number two is due later on this year. We have recently had a rush of emails telling us about new babies expected later this year so the TIPS family is growing day by day. Congratulations to Izzy who will soon be a big sister!
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Matty seems quite happy to doze in his sling while mummy has a well earned sit down and catches up with her knitting – pity he is not so keen to sleep at night! One day maybe?
TIPS family

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Here are Mum and Dad with their precious little bundles a few weeks after their birth in April 2009. Soon after one of her old friends stepped forward to donate her eggs to the couple Niki became pregnant with little Herbie and his little sister Bo - I think you will agree they are just perfect. Many congratulations - we can see from the smiles that it was well worth the wait! 
Other couples are not so lucky so if you think you could help and would like to find out more about egg donation then please contact the National Gamete Donation Trust.
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Niki was kind enough to share this beautiful picture of her twin bump taken when she was 29 weeks pregnant. Her story was featured in the national press as she searched for a suitable egg donor. In the end a friend of Niki’s stepped in to help and luckily this miraculous pregnancy followed soon after. Check out our TIPS Family shot below to see her darling babies in person
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All our pictures tell a story but this one is especially poignant. This is the first picture of baby Caleb skin-to-skin with his mummy after a very traumatic birth and time spent in an incubator. The look of joy on Mum’s face as she breastfeeds for the first time says it all. I am thrilled to report that both mother and baby are now safely home (see picture of Caleb below after a feed with milk still dripping from his mouth!) with daddy and big sister Devyn (our very first TIPS baby in e-newsletter issue 1) who is helping to look after her new brother.

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If you would like your baby or todder to feature in the next issue of the TIPS e-newsletter, just email me their picture.
Babycare – back to basics™ leaflet (version 7) – out now!

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This award winning leaflet is distributed around the UK at various professional and parenting events. Health professionals and maternity units can buy hard copies – email info@tipslimited

for more information. As well as all the hints and tips you need about baby skincare, skin-to-skin contact and feeding but, this leaflet now includes the latest and safest advice on reducing the risk of cot death. Email info@tipslimited

if you would like a free copy.

We are working on the draft for version 8 - so watch out for updates on the TIPS website.

TIPS top tips!

Can’t remember the name of that song? All you have to do is download the Shazam app free onto your iphone, BlackBerry or other devices and you will never have to guess again!

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TIPS competitions
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Bumgenius

If reusable nappies conjure up images of terry towelling, origami folding and punk like safety pins think again. bumGenius’ award-winning range of nappies make reusables as easy to use as disposables. But of course they’re kinder on your baby’s skin, on the environment and on your purse too!
Invest in the revolutionary bumGenius One Size nappy and you can even wave goodbye to the hassle of stock up trips. This great little nappy fits your baby from their precious first day right through to potty training. An innovative popper system simply adjusts the rise of the nappy as your baby grows. 
With super trim looks, superior absorbency and an ultra simple fit bumGenius nappies are a dream for both you and your baby. They’re super easy to care for too. There’s no need for soaking. Simply machine wash them and tumble dry if you wish. 
And with the bumGenius One Size nappy coming in nine gorgeous colours your baby will not only be the happiest, driest baby on the block – but the most stylish too! 
Enter now to win the ultimate bumGenius package – everything you and your baby need to become a reusable family: 10 bumGenius One Size nappies, a pail liner, a travel bag, 100% unbleached cotton washable wipes and Baby Legs, worth £200! To find out more  visit bgnappies.com
For a chance to win this wonderful prize email the word ‘bumGenius’ to Brigitte here by 28 July 2009. We will announce the winner in the TIPS e-newsletter 15

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Ella's Kitchen mini-competition 1

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For a chance to win a coolbag filled with pouches of Ella’s Kitchen baby food email the word ‘ Ella’ to Brigitte here by 28 July 2009. We will announce the winner in the TIPS e-newsletter 15

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Natracare mini-competition 2

For a chance to win one of six sets of Natracare new mother products (1 pack of maternity pads, 2 packs of nursing pads and 1 pack of baby wipes) please email the word ‘Natracare’ to Brigitte here by 28 July 2009. We will announce the winner in the TIPS e-newsletter 15

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totstofrance mini-competition 3

For a chance to win a £100 voucher towards a holiday booked on the totstofrance.co.uk website email the word ‘totstofrance’ to Brigitte here by 28 July 09. We will announce the winner in the TIPS e-newsletter 15. Please note that the voucher must be used before 31 December 2009.

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Welda mini-competition 4

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Win one of two sets of Weleda goodies - including four Weleda Baby products and a couple of pampering products for mum too: Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream, Sea Buckthorn Body Wash, Weleda Baby Nappy Cream, Weleda Baby Shampoo and Bodywash, Weleda Baby Cream Bath and Weleda Baby Lotion. All you need to do is email the word ‘Weleda’ to Brigitte here by 28 July 09. We will announce the winner in the TIPS newsletter 15.

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book mini-competition 5

For a chance to win one of two copies of Rob Elliot’s book email the words ‘The Food Maze’ to Brigitte by 28 July 09. We will announce the winner in the TIPS newsletter 15.

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duckies mini-competition 6

We have one set of delightful bride and groom ducks (I just couldn’t resist them!) to give away to newlyweds. If you got married within the past six months, email Brigitte a picture of your nuptials by 28 July 09. The best photo will win the duckies. We will announce the winner in the TIPS e-newsletter 15

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bib + T-shirt mini-competition 7

For a chance to win one of two sets of matching T-shirt and Dribblebuster bib(one pink and one blue) email the word ‘Dribblebuster’ to Brigitte here by 28 July 09. We will announce the winner in the TIPS e-newsletter 15

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