We take a look at what’s happening in the world this week, covering all things baby, children and family.
Cardboard baby boxes may not be safer than cots, experts warn
Cardboard boxes are being promoted as been safer than cots for baby sleep. However there isn’t any evidence to support this claim, reports the British Medical Journal. In Finland, the cardboard boxes have been given to every expectant mother since 1930 and the country has a low incidence of cot death. Neighbouring countries, such as Sweden and Denmark, also have a low rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Keira Knightley bans her daughter from watching Disney princess films
Actor Keira Knightley has banned her daughter from watching Cinderella and other Disney princess classics. Knightley told Ellen Degeneres about her unease about the Disney princesses being role models for young girls. “[Cinderella] waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t. Rescue yourself! Obviously,” she said, speaking on the Ellen show.
The My Baba Measure: What’s Hot This Week
From keepsake books and Wake Up Gigs to Shaun the Sheep sleeping bags and a Fireman Sam film, here’s what the My Baba team are loving this week.
Folic acid will be added to UK flour to help reduce birth defects
Ministers backed a plan to fortify all UK flour with folic acid, as they have been convinced by experts that this move will reduce birth defects, including spina bifida. The mandatory fortification decision has been welcomed by medical groups and health charities.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they’re expecting their first child
Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they’re expecting their first child in spring 2019. The news was confirmed on Twitter by @KensingtonRoyal. The news, which was announced this morning, came just before the royal couple embark on their Royal tour of Australia. There has been much speculation in recent months as to whether Meghan was expecting.
Over half of British parents prioritise family holidays over day-to-day essentials
Family holidays take priority over clothing for their children, school equipment and school trips, according to new research. On average, parents spend £5932.80 a year on recreation, culture, restaurants and hotels. However dining out is ranked as a low priority, with only 15% of parents considering it an important thing to save for, although overall spending in restaurants has been on the rise, according to TotallyMoney.