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  • 15 Jul 2014


    Flamingos & Dominoes was thought up by designer and mum Helen Welch, when she was expecting her first child. Unisex newborn clothes on the high street seemed very bland and rather boring so she launched Flamingos and Dominoes where all clothes are produced in the UK and each order comes in a box that can be used for play afterwards. You can win a gift set including Horsey Horsey Baby Blanket, long sleeve babygro for 3-6 months, long sleeve babygro for 0-3 months, hat, short sleeve babygro for 3-6 month and a t-shirt for 1-2 years. […] more

  • 15 Jul 2014


    Long-lasting and waterproof, our labels will happily withstand washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, steriliser and microwave use. At Mine4Sure, we believe SAFE is better, so our labels are guaranteed solvent, phthalates and heavy metal free. You can fully personalise your labels thanks to the 50+ pictures, 20 colours and 9 fonts to choose from. Each pack includes 60 iron-on labels to mark his or her clothes, including his or her favourite teddy, and 60 stick-on labels to mark shoes, cups, bottles, lunch box and much more. […] more

  • 12 Jun 2014

    Five essential oils for back pain

    There’s something deeply empowering about taking your family’s health into your own hands. Essential oils – derived from the flowers, leaves, bark, seeds and fruit of plants – allow you to have a pharmacy of healing in your own home. The practise of using essential oils is called aromatherapy and can be dated back to Ancient Egypt. Aromatherapy Awareness Week runs from 9 to 15 June and is a great opportunity to find out more about this healing art. […] more

  • 2 Jun 2014

    Our new issue is out now

    We have just published our 59th edition of The Green Parent magazine. This issue is all about Being Wild so we cover foraging for food, wild play and the best festivals to take your family to this summer. Inside you'll find pages of ideas, inspiration and information on all stages of the parenting journey. Read about how to become a better birth partner right up to how to practice Simplicity Parenting with teens. Read on to find out more about what's in this wild edition! […] more

  • 28 May 2014

    Firing up an ethical BBQ

    Ah, alfresco dining. Summer is truly here when we find ourselves munching outside to the sound of crickets and the feel of warm sun on our skin. Even given the vagaries of the British weather, there are always a few special meals outside that stand out in our memories of a particular summer. When all the family are gathered around a fire with hot baked potatoes, or a lavish picnic is enjoyed in a secluded woodland spot. […] more

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