When you find out your pregnant it’s not long before your mind wanders to prams and what to buy your little one so that they are comfy and safe on their travels around town. Whilst it used to be a case that comfort and safety would feature at the top of the priority list for any new parent in choosing their pram now another factor plays a part and that’s how ‘fashionable’ or ‘desirable’ a pram is and whether this will give your little fashionista street cred and extra mummy points on the school run.
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I was recently sent some pretty grim research into the toilet habits of us Brits from the team over at Cuticura. Here’s an advance warning, if you’re eating your lunch you might want to put it down….
1 in 10 Brits just splash and dash after using the loo and 1 in 5 don’t wash hands at all
- 1 in 5 Brits don’t wash their hands every time they use the loo
- Over 1 in 10 simply splash or rinse their fingers with water
- About 40 per cent wash their hands for less than 10 seconds
- It takes 20 seconds of washing with soap to effectively wash hands[i]
- Men are twice as likely to wash without using soap or hand wash
1 in 5 people don’t wash their hands every time they use the toilet and 40 per cent of people wash their hands for less than 10 seconds which is half the time required to effectively kill germs, according to new research [ii]. With the average person carrying over 10 million bacteria on their hands alone, this is big news in the battle to prevent bacteria and virus spread.
Kids love tablets and there is no shortage of options available in the market today, so when Roo and I were chosen to be one of the select few mummy bloggers to work with Kurio on their new Kurio 7s Android tablet I was keen to see if this would topple the iPad out of Roo’s grasp as try as we might we’ve not been able to get her to move away from this since she started on it.
For those of you who don’t know much about the Kurio 7S android tablet here’s a run down on it. The new Kurio 7S 7inch Android tablet has been designed with the whole family in mind. This sleek advanced tablet offers great parental controls, which allow parents to set up unique user profiles for each family member. Kurio profiles ensure that parents have full control over the content their kids have access to on the tablet, including app management, safe web filtering and even setting time limits for each child’s daily usage!
Kids today are surrounded by technology. In a digital age of iPads, tablets and e-readers they absorb knowledge via digital downloads. Roo is quite at home doing her phonics and learning on her iPad and my general rule of thumb is that I don’t mind her using the iPad if there’s a good mix of educational -v- fun games. So when we were asked to review the new APPen learning app with stylus on our iPad I was intrigued to see if this would help Roo with her pen control.
So what is APPen?
APPen is a rather clever piece of kit. To use APPen simply plug into the headphone jack (in our case on our iPad) it’s as easy as that, and then the app can be downloaded via either the Apple or Android store and best of all it is free. The app can be used with or without the pen but it works better with it, the only issue is that plugging into the headphone jack you do lose the sound on whatever you are using the pen with. To begin with you create a profile for whoever is using it and you can add a photo, put in the age and of course name.