I was in a discussion recently about the age at which a young baby can fly and it made me wonder if there were any set rules governing this. The answer is that there is no standard regulation, so it entirely depends on the airline you wish to fly. Some airlines will allow a 2 day old to fly if you have a letter of clearance from your GP, others have a 7 day rule. Or it could even be longer if a baby was born prematurely or there were complications at birth. Mums may also require a letter of clearance from a GP especially if the baby was born via c-section, or if you had a particularly difficult labour. If you need to fly very shortly after your baby is born then the best thing to do is to check the airline’s policy and also check with your GP. Read more
When the time comes to say goodbye and move on, a mixture of emotions emerge.
Sadness, relief, stress, fear, can all set in. No doubt it is a stressful time, so be kind and patient with yourself as you try to cope. Goodbyes however, never dismiss the impact and significance of the memories and relationships made. The impact you, and others, have had on each other during this season will last forever. Memories last forever too. Read more
Belkiz Feedaway (Feedaway), an award winning, portable, lightweight, cardboard feeding chair – ideal for short-term solutions, feeding on the go, or where space is at a premium – is now available in the UAE.
Easy to assemble, innovative and recyclable, the Feedaway is ideal for toddlers up to 20 months of age, or up to 20kg, who are away from home. Read more
I am always excited to find out about the opening of a new playground and activities for children in Dubai. Indoor options for soft play areas during the hot summer months and the many sandstorms are so valuable.
If you wonder where to take the kids for a play and to try out various activities like art, music, science, gym, cooking, singing and so much more. You will be happy to hear about Apple Seeds Dubai. This play space located in the Gold and Diamond Park opened up last week. The original Read more
Want to jet off on a big trip, except you feel you can’t because you’re pregnant? Don’t let the bump stop you. I’ve travelled extensively throughout both of my pregnancies and have just followed some basic precautions. If you’re eager to travel while pregnant (and why not, it may be your last big hurrah before your new life with your baby) here are some things you may wish to know: Read more
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but your pictures could be worth much more if you enter MORE Café and DUCTAC’s Photography Competition this summer.
The theme of the competition is ‘Summer Fun’, so whether you’re having fun in the sun here in the UAE, or vacationing further afield, they want to see what you see during the summer! Wherever you are in the world, get snapping and send them the results. Spectacular or mundane – the view from the Burj Khalifa or the queue for the Metro, from desert sands to ocean shores – capture the people and places that make your summer fun. Interpret the theme as you please – symbolic, figurative and abstract portrayals are all welcome. Read more