Try the 'one up, one down' hack. This one is a lifesaver and perfect for cooler months. In breastfeeding parlance, 'one up, one down' is when you wear a strappy vest under a normal t-shirt, top or sweater. You can then pull up the top, and whip down the vest for easy access without exposing your tummy. No need for specialist nursing vests with clips – many people just buy cheap stretchy vests (I like Primark's) and pull the front down.
The Family Planning Association told us: "All the brands on the high street, including cheaper own brands, are extremely accurate. Just because a test is from a pound shop doesn't make it less reliable. The most important thing is for women to make sure they can understand the instructions and what they're supposed to do with the test to make it work."
Free baby sleeping box in Scotland. All newborn babies in Scotland get a free baby box full of essentials. The box itself acts like a Moses basket that your wee one can sleep in (it comes complete with a mattress and bedding). Inside are clothes, a bath towel, muslin squares, a toy, a book and more. To sign up for your baby box, speak to your midwife – see full details.
From the purchaser's point of view, a gift card is a gift, given in place of an object which the recipient may not need, when the giving of cash as a present may be regarded as socially inappropriate. In the United States, gift cards are highly popular, ranking in 2006 as the second-most given gift by consumers and the most-wanted gift by women, and the third-most wanted by males.[citation needed] Gift cards have become increasingly popular as they relieve the donor of selecting a specific gift.[2] In 2012, nearly 50% of all US consumers claimed to have purchased a gift card as a present during the holiday season.[3] In Canada, $1.8 billion was spent on gift cards, and in the UK it is estimated to have reached £3 billion in 2009,[needs update] whereas in the United States about US$80 billion was paid for gift cards in 2006.[4][5] The recipient of a gift card can use it at their discretion within the restrictions set by the issue, for example as to validity period and businesses that accept a particular card.

Parenting charity National Childbirth Trust (NCT) has a number of General resources for supporting dads, such as its free online booklet Dad’s View: Early days with your baby, which is written by dads for dads. The NCT website also has a range of useful info on all aspects of becoming a parent, from fathers and breastfeeding to birthing partner tips.
highstreetvouchers.com is a leading supplier of UK gift vouchers and gift cards. With a wide range of cards and vouchers for popular stores including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Thomas Cook you can find the perfect gift quickly and stress-free every time. Our range of gifts is ideal for birthdays, Christmas, weddings and anniversaries. They are also popular with business and corporate customers, making ideal staff reward, incentive and motivation gifts.

In the past, uniform standards concerning gift cards did not exist. This was set to change as an addendum to the Credit CARD Act of 2009 directs the federal government to create consumer-friendly standards pertaining to gift cards.[19] Most notably, the new regulations prohibit retailers from setting expiration dates unless they are at least 5 years after the card's date of issue or the date on which funds were last added to the card. In addition, retailers are no longer able to assess dormancy, inactivity, or service fees unless the card has been inactive for at least 12 months, and if fees are added after that period, the details of such fees must be clearly disclosed on the card. Additionally, retailers are unable to levy more than one fee per month. The new provisions took effect on August 22, 2010.[20]


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Calls to 0843 and 0844 numbers will cost 7p per minute plus your phone company access charge. Calls to 0845 numbers will cost 5p per minute plus your phone company access charge. Mastercard® and the Mastercard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated. Flexecash is the pre-paid card platform which issues the Love2shop Cards. This facility is provided by Park Card Services who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to issue electronic money. (FRN: 900016)

Gift cards have been criticized for the ability of the issuer to set rules that are detrimental to the purchaser or card recipient. For example, gift cards may be subject to an expiry date, administrative fees, restrictions on use, and absence of adequate protection in case of fraud or loss.[2] Over time fees may render the value of a gift card zero. However, these issues have been addressed in recent years in some jurisdictions. In the United States, many jurisdictions limit or prohibit all fees or expiration dates for gift cards. Further, because of the negative impact on sales that such policies can have, most merchants have adopted and even advertise a "no fee, no expiration" policy for their gift cards, whether or not state laws require it. In 2011, an estimated 2.5% of gift cards were subject to an expiration date and 2.7% to post-sale fees.[12]
This one requires a little more strategy. Sign up at The Honest Company for a free trial or two. (We recommend the latter to make the most of the $5.95 shipping cost.) You can opt into a diapers and wipes bundle as well as an essentials package, which contains lotions, surface cleaners and hand soap. Just make sure to cancel your membership within seven days, or else you’ll be charged for a monthly subscription.
In the past we've even seen other firms coming forward to accept gift cards when the retailer that's gone into administration won't honour them. When HMV entered administration in January 2013, for example, customers were given the option to exchange them for equivalent vouchers at Tesco, Asda or Boots instead. The Association of Business Recovery Professionals says gift cards may sometimes be accepted elsewhere to "preserve goodwill".
Paper Gift Vouchers can be exchanged for goods in our UK Hamleys stores and online, with the exception of Hamleys departments based within House of Fraser Stores. Paper Gift Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash, no change will be given for part use and it must be redeemed by the expiry date which is printed on the reverse of the voucher. Our paper gift vouchers will have at least a 12 month redemption period. When redeeming the paper gift voucher online you will be required to use the code underneath the scratch panel. The scratch panel can be found on the front of the paper gift voucher. Once the scratch panel has been removed the paper gift voucher cannot be redeemed in-store. Hamleys is under no liability should vouchers be lost, stolen or destroyed.
I've received a gift card/voucher – what should I do with it? It's simple – spend it as quickly as possible! That way you won't be affected if the retailer does go bust, plus you minimise the risk of you losing it/shoving it somewhere safe and forgetting all about it until after the credit runs out. Remember, most gift cards and vouchers have expiry dates.

You can feed in almost anything in your wardrobe... apart from dresses with no buttons or zips on the front. It's not just about nursing tops and dresses. Go through your closet and hunt out anything that gives your baby easy access: tops and dresses with buttons, zips or wrap fronts. Keep an eye out for dungarees or off-the-shoulder 'Bardot' necklines. You can even feed through the armholes of some tops if they're large enough.
Gift Vouchers are easy to purchase from us and work in the same way a regular order does. Simply select the price denomination you would like (prices can be viewed in the Voucher section of the site) and follow the quick, hassle-free checkout process. It’s so easy to do and will make the perfect gift for those relatives who are notoriously hard to buy for or a golf fanatic spouse!
If you haven’t already, you will need to register an account with us. Once you have registered you will need to go to “My Account” and choose the Gift Vouchers option on the left. Here you can enter your chosen amount and choose if you would like the voucher emailed to yourself or your recipient. You will receive a confirmation email to your own email address after payment is complete.
The first giftcard using a payments infrastructure was introduced by Neiman Marcus in late 1994,[6] though Blockbuster Entertainment was the first company to do so at a wide scale,[7] test-marketing them in 1995 and launching them around the country the next year. In the beginning, the Blockbuster giftcard replaced gift certificates that were being counterfeited with recently introduced color copiers and color printers. Blockbuster's first giftcard transactions were processed by what was then Nabanco of Sunrise, Florida. Nabanco was the developer of the first third-party platform for the processing of giftcards using existing payment infrastructure.
House of Fraser have informed us that they will not accept our Love2shop Gift Cards and Vouchers. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. However, there are many other places where you can spend our Love2shop Gift Cards and Vouchers including Debenhams, TK Maxx, and TJ Hughes. To view a full up-to-date list of retailers please click the where to spend link above.
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Maternity Exemption Certificate – This card will entitle you to free dental care and free prescriptions. You can keep this until your baby is a year old. Make sure you visit the dentist just before your baby turns one to get the full use of the card. You are also entitled to antenatal classes. These will provide you with loads of useful information on your pregnancy, labour and the early days of your babies life.
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