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Author: Smalltalk Magazine

Would You Like Help Coping With Your Child’s Hay Fever?

It is estimated that around a third of children in the UK are affected by hay fever every summer – resulting in itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing and general exhaustion. Airborne allergens expert Max Wiseberg offers parents some handy advice for hay fever sufferers in their family.

“Much has changed since I was a child with hay fever,” says Max Wiseberg, “some of it, including the range and effectiveness of treatments available, very much for the better. But not all: both the proportion of people in the general population suffering from allergies, and the proportion of sufferers who are children, have increased. Of course, one thing hasn’t changed: the misery it brings – for the child who suffers, and the parent who suffers with the child.”
“So what can parents do to help their family manage their hay fever symptoms? Quite a lot, fortunately. Here are some practical ideas to help. As with many other things, prevention is better than cure!”

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Show Kindness to Our Elderly Loved Ones during Lockdown

Older members of society are especially vulnerable to loneliness right now as they are at high risk from Coronavirus and advised to only leave their homes if it’s essential.
However, even when we can’t be physically close to our loved ones, there are many ways that we can support them, show kindness and appreciation, and stay connected.
Here are 10 ways that you can support the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of your loved ones during lockdown.

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Celebrating whilst Social Distancing

We have teamed up with the parenting experts at My1stYears.com who have put together a guide on celebrating special occasions during the lockdown.
Here they share tips on how to host the perfect birthday, celebrate your baby shower and new baby arrival during lockdown.

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Crafting Ideas for Making the Perfect Gift

With many celebratory occasions taking place throughout the year (especially in lockdown) it can be difficult trying to come up with new and exciting gift ideas to show people how much you love and appreciate them.
If your child is wanting to send a gift, opting for a more personalised present is a great way to help them explore their creative side whilst also spending quality time with them yourself.

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