Top Ten Christmas gifts for busy parents

Don’t miss our top ten Christmas gifts with a difference. Short of ideas for Christmas presents? No time to actually do your Christmas shopping? Looking for something a bit different for the parent who has everything? Look no further. We’ve pulled together our top ten Christmas gifts for parents. Click here for the full Christmas […]

Top Ten Christmas reads for all the family

Books make brilliant Christmas presents so we’ve made your life a little easier and asked The Little Bookshop to come up with their top ten titles for Christmas for all the family. The Little Bookshop is Leeds’ only independent bookshop dedicated to children. Not only is the bookshop a fantastic space for families and young […]

Taking your Child to Hospital

I know first-hand how stressful it can be taking your child to hospital, (I’ve already had two trips to hospital this year with both the twins due to bronchiolitis).  When you’re extremely anxious about your child, it can be unbearable waiting in line to see a doctor.     I spoke this week to Paediatric Registrar, Lauren Hill who answers some […]

First Mini Podcast: Meet the Trainer series

First Mini Podcast: Meet the Trainer series We are so excited to introduce the first in our series of Mini First Aid podcasts! Our first ‘Meet the Trainer’ series takes you behind the scenes at Mini First Aid. We are extremely lucky to have a talented and dedicated team of trainers who currently train around […]

Smile Please

My post twin body = baggy jumpers & jeggings. You get the drift. That is how my work wardrobe has looked for the last 12 months. Then cue a call from a national newspaper: We want you to take part in a photoshoot profiling women who have started businesses whilst having young children. The Daily […]

Remember Remember the Fifth of November!

This year, my children ‘get’ bonfire night. We live near a huge park which always has an amazing firework display set to BIG theme tunes (think Star Wars and E.T.) In previous years, my kids have either been too little, too ill or too scared (my little girl anyway) to head to the ‘big’ bonfire […]

Look out for the label

As we approach Halloween, there has been some positive news in the media this week to help parents pick costumes which are safer (nothing is completely safe) in terms of flammability. You now need to look out for an extra safety label on Halloween costumes which proves they have undergone extra flammability testing. Great news. […]

Restart a Heart Day 2017

Today is Restart a Heart Day and we’re right behind the initiative at Mini First Aid. We’ll be showing you on social media this week, what our trainers have been doing across the UK to teach adults and children lifesaving CPR as part of the day. We’re delighted to hear from Simon Gillespie from the […]

The Day that Starts Like any Other

The Day that Starts Like any Other As 16th October marks European Restart a Heart Day 2017 ; I want to introduce you to one of our trainers, Jennifer Peters. I was chatting to Jennifer about her recent Glasgow launch; when she told me her emotional story about literally restarting a heart. It’s so important to […]