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Childbirth Through the Ages

Over the years, the methods used to aid women in delivering babies have certainly changed a lot, from rituals to innovative technologies, through to the water births and hypnobirthing some mothers opt for today. We take a look at some of the childbirth practices and procedures used throughout history and how popular they were!

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  • 5 Items to Put in Your Child’s Memory Box

    A memory box is a perfect place to store sentimental items that you want to treasure, allowing your little one to remember or learn about some of their earliest moments. From their very first days to losing their first tooth, placing some special items to commemorate these big moments provides beautiful memories and a sense […]

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  • What Should Your Grandparent Name Be?

    For some grandparents to be, the choice of what name to adopt in the role of grandparent is easy to decide, especially if you have gone down the traditional route of grandma and grandpa or nan and grandad. For others, the decision can prove quite difficult, as this is a name you will be known […]

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  • What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag for Labour

    When the moment comes, and you’re in labour, the absolute last thing you’ll want to do is pack up a bag. Make sure you are prepared to go as soon as you need to by pre-packing a hospital bag full of the essentials that you may need during labour, birth and after your little one […]

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  • We’re Turning 20! The Image Casting Journey

    We were born in the summer of 1998. That means that this month we are celebrating our 20th birthday! To mark the occasion, we are looking back to 1998, when Image Casting first opened its studio doors, and the long and exciting journey we’ve been on to lead us to where the company is today in […]

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  • Will Licking Your Baby Like a Cat After Birth Be the Next Big Birthing Craze?

    Birth is a beautiful moment. Nothing compares to hearing your baby’s first cry, catching a glimpse of the face you’ve been waiting nine months to see, and finally getting to hold that tiny body in your arms. Being such an overwhelming and emotional time, it is no surprise that some mothers will be overcome by […]

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    10 Things You’ll Find in Every Family Home

    The family home is a place of love and treasured memories. Whether your children have grown up and flown the nest or have only just entered your lives, there will always be a selection of items that are sure to be found in every family home. Some of these items seemingly have no use, but […]

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  • Celebrating 20 Years of Image Casting

    This summer Image Casting celebrates its 20th birthday so we thought we would take a look back at how the company came into being and how we got to where we are today.

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    What to Buy For a New Baby

    If someone you know and love is soon to be giving birth to a beautiful new baby, chances are, you’ve already spent a little time racking your brains on what to get for them as the perfect gift. When it comes to buying baby gifts, there are generally two options, something practical or something pretty. […]

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    6 Food Myths Every Parent Tells

    As a child, we’re sure you’ll remember your parents telling you some questionable facts about food to stop you from being so fussy. In your younger years you may not have wised up to the fact that these are absolute nonsense, and sometimes, these tales are carried long into adult life!

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