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Three out of four child car seats are fitted incorrectly. That’s the scary fact that research from the Road Safety Authority‘s (RSA) ‘Check it Fits’ Roadshows over the last four years has revealed.

What’s more, more than half of all seats checked would have provided little or no protection to the child in the event of a crash.

With your child’s safety at stake, what should you do? Read the rest of this entry »

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A WOMAN’S work is never done and it is also hugely undervalued, a new study shows.

It would cost around €60,000 a year to replace the work done by a typical multi-tasking mother. Read the rest of this entry »

If you are looking for something to do this summer with the children, taking a trip to Dublin may be on your list.

Why not try this great trip along the Dart Line, you would never manage all of this in one day, but either pick a few which interest you or spread it over a day or two.

For the price of a family ticket for Dublin Bus and Dart it should be easy enough to move around. Read the rest of this entry »

Sun Safety Tips

It is important to protect your child from the day they are born from this UV radiation as skin cancer takes some time to develop – up to 20 to 30 years and in Ireland; we typically have fair, light coloured skin that freckles or burns easily and we can be more at risk than other nationalities.

Here are some tips on how to keep your child safe in the sun.

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Women in their late 30s are freezing eggs because they are still hunting for ‘Mr Right’, according to new research.

The clock may also be ticking for the many Bridget Jones types who are putting their career ahead of plans to have children, according to a separate study.

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What you need to know

Whether you choose to breastfeed or formula feed your baby you should give your baby 5 micrograms (5µg) of vitamin D3 every day, according to the HSE.

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is important because it helps our bodies use calcium to build and maintain strong bones and teeth. Children (and adults) in Ireland have low levels of vitamin D which can lead to weak bones.   In severe cases low levels of vitamin D can cause rickets(1) in children. There has been an increase in the number of cases of rickets in Ireland in recent years.

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CSO Releases most popular baby names for 2009.

Irish Babies’ Names 2009

The CSO today released the Vital Statistics, Irish Babies’ Names 2009 report.

Some of the key points highlighted in the report are as follows:

* Jack and Sophie were the most popular babies’ names registered in 2009. Jack retains the top position it held in 2007 and 2008 while this is the first time Sophie has taken the number one spot, climbing from sixth in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

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