Parents urged not to use facemask on their baby

Parents and guardians of babies under 12 months are advised not to cover their mouths with facemasks as it could cause breathing difficulties. While there have been no reports of ‘baby masks’ being sold in Devon, Torbay or Somerset, parents and guardians are urged not to buy them as they could harm their baby’s health.

The advice comes from Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading...

Baby boom: RSPCA cares for orphaned fox cubs

With spring in the air as well as signs of new life from the natural world, the RSPCA is seeing an influx in fox cubs coming into its care up and down the country.

Animal welfare officer (AWO) Nicola Thomas was called earlier this week to collect a lone fox cub that was found in a garden in Leyton, east London. When she arrived to collect the cub, she could also hear his siblings...

The Big Breastfeeding Café Returns for 2020! 

Fast becoming the largest annual breastfeeding celebration in the country, The Big Breastfeeding Café is back for 2020. The iconic event is set to connect thousands of families on the 6th May.

Now in its 5th year, the national campaign is set to be the biggest yet. Led by the world’s leading breastfeeding brand, Medela, the initiative will see a network of mini events taking place on...

A Service of Remembering Together

On Sunday 2nd October, there will be a special service for parents who have experienced bereavement through the loss of a pregnancy or death of a baby.

The service will take place at 2.00pm and will be held in the Chapel on level seven at Derriford Hospital. The Chapel will be also be open from 1.00pm for the opportunity to meet other parents and talk things over with a chaplain or...

Baby and toddler safety campaign relaunches

A Trading Standards campaign to help prevent babies and toddlers from being injured at home is being relaunched on 6 June.

Every year in England 60 children are killed, 450,000 attend A&E and 40,000 are admitted to hospital as a result of accidents in the home.

The Buy Wise Be Safe campaign aims to prevent injuries by providing clear advice on ways to make the home safer...

‘ARNI’ arrives in Plymouth

Last week, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust was host to the first Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant (ARNI) course in the South-West. This new national course has been developed through the Resuscitation Council with the support of BLISS – the parent and baby charity.

The course is aimed at nurses, nurse practitioners and doctors who provide care to sick babies in a hospital...

Plymouth midwives reassure mums-to-be

Midwives at Derriford Hospital would like to re-assure their mums-to-be following a high profile story that has been broadcasting as part of an Eastenders storyline.

Nicola Phillips, Maternity Matron, explains: "Following the broadcast of the story on Monday we have received a flurry of calls from mums-to-be who are worried about reduced fetal movements. It is important that there is...

Royal Princess named

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

The baby, who is fourth in line to the throne, will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

Charlotte was born on Saturday 2 May at St Mary's Hospital in London.

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Zara Tindall gives birth to daughter

The Queen’s granddaguther Zara Tindall has given birth to a baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Her husband, former England rugby star Mike Tindall was present at the birth.

The baby, who is 16th in line to the throne, weighed 7lbs 12oz.

In a statement, the Queen's press secretary said: "The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Princess Royal, Captain Mark...