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Juno’s midwifery service is almost here to provide much needed pregnancy support and guidance for those that need it. And as we build to our awaited release, we want to celebrate those that will make our service so special – our midwives. We have assembled a team of highly experienced midwives to ensure that the information given is up-to-date, friendly and comforting. The very best in midwifery support. 

These midwives are our heroes and we want them to become a reliable source of reassurance for every single parent-to-be. We are happy to introduce Hannah Harvey as Juno’s Lead Midwife and a valuable member of Juno’s support service. What’s more, she is a mum-of-three (nearly four!) and has that grounded experience of being a mum first-hand. She perfectly encapsulates the hard working ethic of all Juno’s healthcare professionals and supports our aim to make specialist healthcare accessible for everyone.

My Background.

Hannah Harvey

“I have worked as a Midwife since 2011 in various roles including hospital and community settings. After 3 years as a caseload midwife, I realised how important it was for the women I was looking after to be able to reach me whenever they needed to.”

“I was on call for them 24/7 and having the knowledge that they could message me with any worries or concerns gave them full support in pregnancy and after birth with their newborns. They felt less anxious and had peace of mind throughout their journey into parenthood.“

“With this in mind, in 2016 I developed a service called Ask the Midwife. Users could use the app to contact a midwife whenever they wanted and it got so much amazing feedback. Juno is now relaunching an updated version of this and I am so excited to be a part of it and watch it grow.”

On Juno.

“There is so much conflicting advice available on the internet. ‘Dr Google’ being the worst to make you worry, unnecessarily sometimes. Being able to contact a midwife using the Juno app means you can get consistent medical advice to help you through one of the most important times in your life.”

“Juno is such a great resource for new parents and parents-to-be. It’s great to help alleviate anxieties and concerns at such an important time in your life. I believe Juno can work in close partnership with our health system and help relieve the strain on it.”

“I am honoured to be a part of it and so excited to be able to bring healthcare services into the 21st century with midwifery advice at the touch of a button.”

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Sound the klaxon and stop the press! Midwifery advice is coming to Juno!

Recently we’ve been thinking hard about how to better help parents-to-be across the UK. Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right pregnancy advice, at the right time. But we want to change that. We are partnering up with Ask The Midwife to provide fast guidance for new mums throughout their pregnancy journey. 

Ask The Midwife’s Hannah Harvey (BSc) is joining Juno to ensure that the advice given is trustworthy, friendly and reassuring. With all her experience, she brings a team of expert midwives to be at hand when parents need them most.

What is Ask The Midwife?

In 2016, Hannah Harvey created Ask The Midwife as an online platform to give women access to midwifery advice whenever they needed it. Whether it was guidance during early pregnancy, or after birth with their newborn baby, Ask The Midwife aimed to bridge the gap with online interaction between midwives and women. Whilst having over 10 years experiences practising midwifery, Hannah is also a mum-of-three (and nearly four!). We couldn’t think of anyone better to help lead Juno, pass on her expertise and help parents with their questions or concerns.

At Juno, we are determined to continue Hannah’s endeavour to give reassurance, support and accurate and up-to-date information for every parent-to-be. We think that midwifery advice should be readily available at all times and if pregnant women are in any doubt, they can just ask Juno. Together, we hope to become a refuge of reliable guidance for parents throughout pregnancy and beyond. 

Hannah Harvey

Why midwifery matters.

During pregnancy, a midwife can’t be there all the time to answer your questions. There are always moments of doubt and worry over what is happening to your body and baby. We want midwifery advice to be easily accessible, delivered fast and unique for every user. Here are some key figures about midwifery and its use within the UK:

These statistics clearly show that adopting a midwifery service is a step in the right direction for healthcare. With the help of Ask The Midwife, we hope to meet the demands of midwifery advice and help as many pregnant parents as possible.

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Juno is bursting with excitement and pride to reveal Dr. Shruti as our Clinical Lead. She joins the rest of Juno’s expert team of paediatricians to deliver reliable and exceptional advice to parents. We are delighted to have a professional with the calibre of Dr. Shruti to help guide and shape Juno going forward. With a wealth of experience at her disposal, she also brings together our network of highly qualified paediatricians for a better, coordinated care.

Dr. Shruti is described as ‘the full package, with great communication and clinical skills. She has an enthusiasm for working to improve and change practice, as well as being a kind and approachable colleague.’

Background.

“My constant drive and motivation are some of my strongest attributes fuelling achievements in my career thus far.”

“Uniquely, I am dual qualified in General Practice and General Paediatrics. My plethora of experience places me in a privileged position to better understand the complexities and challenges faced by both primary and secondary care in our incredible, yet overburdened, healthcare system.“ 

“This makes me perfectly placed to join Juno! My vision is to integrate the different interfaces of healthcare with technology in this evolving digital era. I aim to lead the transformation and delivery of  specialist healthcare advice as we know it.”

Leadership.

“To better manage the challenges faced by health organisations in the current climate of the NHS, I have undertaken formal training in leadership and management, a particular area of interest. This has enabled me to adopt a positive, reflective and resilient approach to my leadership and handle any challenge with a sense of calm.“

“I will apply these skills in my role as Clinical Lead of Juno, to facilitate collaborative partnerships between clinicians, but most importantly to deliver easily accessible and exceptional standards of patient-centred care. Championing patient safety is paramount every step of the journey.”

Juno.

“This app enables parents to access expertise at their fingertips, empowering them to manage common conditions with confidence. This enables a reduction in unnecessary visits to the GP and A&E, with better experiences and outcomes for children and their families. I genuinely believe Juno is going to revolutionise accessibility to specialist healthcare advice as we know it.”

“I am extremely excited to join such an incredibly passionate and committed team, whose ethos, values and behaviours align with my own high standards and expectations. My belief is that every interaction is not only an opportunity to teach, but also to learn. With the help of the powerhouse behind Juno, I hope to learn a lot.”

I think it’s safe to say that people across the country are a tad unmotivated. After a disruptive Christmas and the emergence of a New Year lockdown, morale is low. We are in desperate need of inspiration! As a writer, writing this, I can honestly say, “I need inspiration!” Well, after days mining the internet for every ounce of creative content, I can happily say, “Humans are amazing!” We are resourceful, resilient and unrelenting in our endeavour to procrastinate into infinity. There is no limit to our creativity and ways to support and inspire each other, even in our darkest moments. Remember those things called art, theatre and music? Good. Need some culture in your life? Well, you’re in luck. Here is the very best virtual art, theatre, music and culture you can find online in isolation.

Tour iconic destinations

Exploring cultural cities and landscapes of the world was so 2019. The majority of people haven’t been able to leave their local area for almost a year and we all need a healthy dose of escapism. Whether it’s taking a tour of Rome’s Colosseum or yomping over the incredible sights of Machu Picchu, You Visit has everything you need to indulge the explorer inside you. I have absolutely no shame in sharing that I watched an entire tour of New York City, starting in a helicopter before being led around the city by my virtual tour guide Maria. So why not take the family on a guided tour now? It was informal, fun, addictive and I’m on my way to Barcelona now.

Explore The Royal Academy of Arts

Nothing beats seeing art in person. Physically stepping into galleries and absorbing the artwork with your own two eyes is unique as it is meditative. However, The Royal Academy of Arts is providing multiple experiences to cater to our art health during isolation. As well as virtual tours within the historic RA building, there are also plenty of other ways to experience art in the RA from every conceivable angle. Watch this dizzyingly insightful video about the RA’s Summer Exhibition presented by Grayson Perry. It gives an engaging introduction to art and is the perfect kickstart for anyone needing a bit of creative inspiration.

Watch the National Theatre online

We’ve all completed Netflix over the last year. We have even enjoyed some of those TV shows we promised to ourselves never ever to watch (Selling Sunset). So what is there to watch next? The National Theatre has a catalogue of breathtaking performances available for rent or subscription. From Warhorse to Shakespeare’s Othello, there is no better fix of culture than some of the finest actors in the world treading the boards. I know what you’re thinking, is this perhaps a bit pricey just to get a culture fix? But to have unlimited theatre for a year, at only £83, is well worth it. Just think, a single ticket in the West End could cost double that amount! Help the theatre industry and give yourself enriching entertainment.

Listen to the best quarantine concerts

Music cleanses the soul. At times music has been our primal source of joy and escapism, however, at other times it seemed our patience was wearing thin. Playing the same songs by the same artists was no longer a source of joy, but a medium of tedium. But the most important thing to remember is that there is so much more music for you still to be discovered, or an artist you haven’t heard of, or a song you haven’t memorised in entirety. The New York Times posted an article containing the 10 Best Quarantine Concerts Online which shows an incredible breath of music ready to inspire. There is something for everyone on this list with a huge mix of genres and watching these performances live is just the icing on the cultural cake.

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It’s hard to not be swallowed up by the constant barrage of headlines around the COVID-19 pandemic. Headlines like: ‘Are more children being admitted to hospital with COVID-19?’ are not just anxiety inducing, but a prime concern for parents across the country. Even the BBC recently published a story exploring whether COVID patients might be getting younger

But fear not, Juno is here to help. With the assistance of our Clinical Lead – Dr. Shruti – and our team of expert paediatricians, Juno is available to give parents all the facts around COVID-19 and the expertise they need for real reassurance.

Juno’s Clinical Lead, Dr. Shruti, explains:

“Despite the fact children are testing positive for COVID-19, they are usually well, or display symptoms in keeping with a mild viral illness. We are certainly not seeing more children being admitted with this virus at present.”

“As this pandemic has evolved we have seen an unusual syndrome which appears to be linked to this virus: Paediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19 (PIMS-TS). Reassuringly, this is very rare and can be treated.”

“The key messages are therefore:

+Do not panic. On the whole, children with COVID-19 do not become seriously unwell.

+Trust your parental instincts. If you are worried about your child, contact our highly-skilled team of specialists at Juno who will ensure your child’s health is our top priority.

+If you are concerned because your child looks very unwell, seek urgent medical attention.”

Professor Rusell Viner, President of The RCPCH (the Royal College of Child Health & Paediatrics) stated:

“Children’s wards are usually busy in winter. As of now we are not seeing significant pressure from COVID-19 in paediatrics across the UK. As cases in the community rise there will be a small increase in the number of children we see with COVID-19, but the overwhelming majority of children and young people have no symptoms or very mild illness only. The new variant appears to affect all ages and, as yet, we are not seeing any greater severity amongst children and young people.”

If you are ever concerned with the health or wellbeing of your child, Juno offers fast and reliable advice from an entire network of highly qualified paediatricians. With Juno, you are able to get a timely opinion from a paediatrician from the comfort of your own home. Whether you have a question or a concern, getting started and receiving advice couldn’t be easier.

If you are unsure on what action to take, you can refer to the RCPCH traffic light system for guidance. If your child’s health concern closely aligns with Green or Amber, Juno is ready to give reliable expertise. However, whilst Juno’s advice service is fast and convenient, parents should not hesitate to contact 999 if their child’s health is an emergency.

Have any questions about how Juno works? Visit our FAQ page.

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School closures can be a nightmare for parents. Forget dealing with a global pandemic, now parents everywhere are asking themselves, ‘How do I educate my child?’, ‘How can I work with my kids at home?’, ‘How can I keep my kids healthy in lockdown?’ All fair questions – without too many answers. Every parent at some point needs a helping hand and a little inspiration to keep their children learning in isolation.  Here are some helpful tips to keep your kids preoccupied and happy whilst learning lessons at home.

Teaching At Home

Welcome back to your second term as a teacher. “Never again!” you shouted into your pillow when schools finally opened again. Alas here we are again, stuck at home and teaching our kids a lesson in…well…anything. Luckily this time around, the BBC are doubling their efforts by airing lessons on CBBC from January 11th. Not only that, but parents will still be able to peruse the BBC Bitesize website for interactive ways for children of all ages to learn from home.

Personalised Story Time

Story time can get a bit stale. “How many times has that tiger come for tea?!” Why not jazz up story time and put your child in the story itself with Wonderbly. There are a huge variety of stories for your children to inhabit on their website, giving bedtime stories a brand new personalised meaning. It’s a unique way to teach younger children the morals of stories and is definitely a special treat to distract them – at least for a little while.

Art Club For Children

As well as being the winner of Dave’s Best Joke of The Edinburgh Fringe 2019 and one of Sweden’s funniest comedians, Olaf Falafel is also an incredible illustrator and children’s author. During the first lockdown in 2020, he ran an Art Club for kids that proved immensely popular, inspiring kids of all ages to pick up a pencil and draw to their heart’s content. His brand of art is inventive and even touches on many famous artistic styles throughout time. You can check out all Olaf Falafel’s Art Club episodes and books right here.

Keeping Kids Healthy

Need access to a child health specialist but apprehensive to go to your local GP during Covid-19? Many parents are faced with the same anxiety. However, remote child healthcare is now here! Thanks to mobile app Juno, parents can now quickly and easily access a network of highly qualified paediatricians from the comfort of their own home. This app removes the arduous process of waiting weeks for an appointment and gives reassurance when parents need it the most. It has already garnered a hugely positive feedback from parents – just have a look at the most recent review:

“One of the best apps I have. I’m a new mum to twins and navigating an entire household of covid. This app has been nothing short of sanity saving. So reassuring, with detailed quick responses from caring and experienced paediatric consultants. Highly recommended.” – Hanfantasticxxx, 03/01/2021

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2020. You will not be missed!

Whilst it’s incredibly easy to dwell in the past and revel in just how bad 2020 was, I’m not going to. Instead, I think it’s important to focus on how 2020 might have changed us all for the better. As we have become more remote in our work and lifestyle, it has forced us to look more inward. Keeping physically fit and mentally fresh has never been more important for the sake of ourselves as well as our family. This blog is dedicated to health trends, fitness tips and wellness exercises to be healthy and happy in 2021.

Circadian Rhythms

If 2020 was the year of sleep health, 2021 will surely be the year of circadian rhythms. What are circadian rhythms? I hear you ask. Circadian rhythms are innate physical, mental and behavioural shifts over a 24 hour cycle. All these natural changes respond primarily to light and dark exposure and affect most living things on our planet. And before you start palming this off as nonsense, please see that the 2017 Nobel Prize for Medicine was won for the discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. See, science.

Whilst sustaining a strong circadian rhythm will not eradicate our insomniac woes, we predict it will have an incredible impact on human health in 2021. With light as the central part of the solution, you can improve your circadian rhythm simply by adopting exposure to bright light when you are meant to. Products by Lumie have been constructed to give you a boost of light during the day, whilst dimming lights in the evening improve your circadian health. Restricting your eating times to when it is light will also have a positive effect on your health, as is setting a consistent bedtime (if that’s possible). 

It won’t be long before an array of apps are brought out to help measure and manage our natural biological clock. An app called Timeshifter is already optimising circadian health and eliminating jet lag for travellers with healthy light and eating habits. Start 2021 with some light therapy and reset your biological clock for better physical and mental health.

Light exposure is key to a healthy circadian rhythm.

Reconnect with Nature

Isolation has become such a prevalent part of my vernacular. It seems I can’t go a day without mentioning ‘isolation’ or ‘self-isolating’ at least once. So after all this time stuck indoors (isolating), it’s not just important to get outside but integral to our wellbeing. We require a renewed freshness and vitality or, as the Japanese say, “iki-iki”. We should follow their lead and make our connection with nature an important health prerogative in 2021. 

‘Forest bathing’ became a Japanese national health programme in 1982, promoting millions of people to walk along healing forest trails. Studies support a host of health benefits: reducing blood pressure, lowering stress, improving cardiovascular and metabolic health, enhancing concentration, memory and energy. Nature is the mother of all health kicks.

In Britain, we are spoiled by some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. With national parks and rambling trails at our disposal, it’s time to make nature an important part of 2021. Simply go for a walk, surround yourself with nature and start to feel healthier again.

Our connection with nature is good for health.

Join Online Fitness

This one isn’t necessarily ground-breaking, or innovative, or even new! But it is important. Often during 2020 it felt like we reached our limit with online fitness classes with Joe Wicks haunting us eternally in our dreams. However, there is an absurd amount of online fitness alternatives to be found online to help rejuvenate our interest and boost our physical fitness. Whatever level you are you can find something for you.

The Nike Training App is great for long or short workouts, focusing on strength, endurance or mobility. There is plenty of variety to get yourself started, keep you enthused for a long time and it’s completely free. Youtube has everything you need when it comes to online fitness. As long as you can stand the barrage of ads, it’s free and gives plenty of variety to your workout.

Do you miss that yoga or pilates class? Chances are they are still doing the class, but online. After a quick search on Instagram, you will be able to find a live zoom workout that works for you. Finding a local class is a great way to help your physical wellbeing and support an independent trainer.

Online fitness is here to stay.

Increase your Immunity

For some reason (pandemic), increasing our immunity and metabolic health has become a prime objective for 2021. But what exactly is metabolic health? Metabolic health, in essence, means balance. Having good metabolic health suggests that you have the ideal levels of blood sugar, cholesterol, body weight and blood pressure. Having an unhealthy metabolic health directly could increase a person’s risk of a stroke, heart disease, diabetes or even COVID-19.

As it happens, your metabolic health and immunity are linked. Scientists have found throughout the course of COVID-19, people who are metabolically unhealthy seem to be more at risk of getting severely ill when they do get infected with the virus. This is surely a wake up call for many of us to improve upon our metabolic health and therefore our immunity.

How do we improve our metabolic health? A bit of exercise doesn’t hurt, but the best remedy is the food we eat. A ‘flexitarian diet’ is a trendy and laid-back way of eating food that removes the stress of all-or-nothing diets. It is inclusive of all food groups, but moderation is the key. If you like meat, have meat! But in small quantities. This eating scheme is a unique way of allowing someone to feel like they’re making a difference (for the climate, planet, animals, etc.), without restricting their entire lifestyle. Improving our metabolism and immunity is not about going to extremes, but finding that happy balance.

Flexitarian diet is the new, non-fussy alternative.

Child Health Tech

Every year we come across a new hoard of health apps to help guide us, protect us and improve our way of life. Babylon has become almost a norm for people wanting quick access to GPs without having to go to your local surgery. This is testament to Babylon’s use and innovation in the healthcare market. However, whilst this service has improved the immediacy of healthcare, it still doesn’t have the specialist care some users require. Cue the parents.

When it comes to child healthcare, anxiety-driven parents need a specialist opinion. Juno was created to fill this void and provide parents with a reassuring way to get advice on their child’s health. Boasting an entire network of GMC & MRCPCH registered paediatricians, it gives parents that clarity and confidence they desperately need. Like Babylon, it is an entirely remote service that saves parents that arduous journey to their local GP and gives them all the guidance they need from their phone. With paediatricians responding to a parent’s concerns in less than 5 minutes, it’s a quick and reliable resource of child healthcare.

Yes, the country is still in tiers. Yes, there is still a worldwide pandemic. All the more reason for apps like Juno. And with more health applications on the horizon for Juno, this highly rated service is still free for the time being. Download and sign up for better child health in 2021.

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Sure, I was sceptical at first. ‘Instant access to a network of highly qualified child healthcare specialists from your phone’. Could that really be true? However, after trying Juno for myself I can now say I am no longer a sceptic, but a believer. That is why I created my own guide on how to use Juno.


Getting started couldn’t be easier. Juno is simple to use, reassures you every step of the way and directs you straight to great child health advice. Here is my step-by-step guide to help you get started on your own Juno journey.

Step 1 – Discovery & Download

I’m a part of a baby group on WhatsApp. We all became new mums around the same time so it’s a safe space for advice and tips on parenthood. One of the mums said her daughter was ill over the weekend and suggested an app called Juno helped her almost instantly. The whole idea sounded inspiring! I went on the App Store and downloaded Juno right away, not thinking I would have to use it any time soon.


“This app is just Brilliant!!! I honestly can’t recommend it enough. I contacted the paediatrician who came back to me within 5 mins and was very thorough and saved me a trip to A&E.” – Review by Wakelin88.

Step 2 – Signing Up

Sooner came much quicker than I thought, my son was poorly over the weekend and I couldn’t get a GP appointment until Monday. I suddenly remembered my friend using Juno, so I thought I would give it a try. Initially, I was a bit worried about giving my phone number and email to a company I didn’t know, I wasn’t in the market for spam. But I was reassured on every single screen about the legitimacy of the service and in just a minute I was signed up. Easy as that.

“My son had a cough and I contacted a doctor through this app. It was reassuring particularly now that getting an appointment with my GP is difficult.” – Review by SonsolesML.

Step 3 – Create your account

Before contacting a specialist, I had to create an account for my son. I was anticipating long and arduous documents to filter through, but the process couldn’t be easier. I filled in our current GP information, my son’s medical history and allergies and that was it. It wasn’t too long or short, but just the right information that made me feel secure. I was happy knowing the doctors had this information readily available when I talked to them.

“It’s a great alternative to visiting a GP or paediatrician. Juno is an easy way to speak to a specialist in a few minutes and online, which is particularly convenient and reassuring during Covid.” – Review by Paul Lehair

Step 4 – Asking a Specialist

After creating my son’s account, I was immediately offered to contact a specialist. I described my son’s symptoms, sent the message and waited for a response. I had no idea how long I would be waiting for, but I was cautiously optimistic. Only 5 minutes later, I was messaging a specialist paediatrician! Once the conversation had started, I tapped on their name to read their work history, bio and credentials. It was hugely comforting to know that I was speaking to a real person and not just a computer.

Step 5 – Reassured in moments

After a short discussion on the app, the doctor gave me some great advice and eased my concerns. What else can I say? Every part of Juno was incredibly easy, fast and reassuring. Given all the current restrictions with COVID, going into hospital isn’t very alluring or even feasible. Juno gave me a quick and reliable second opinion and saved me a trip to A&E. I hope this guide has been useful to help you get started and learn more about the brilliance of Juno!

“Highly recommend this app! When my son fell ill over the weekend and I was extremely concerned, I managed to speak with a paediatrician through Juno who responded within minutes with really helpful advice! Would definitely be using this again in the future!” Review by EC-Oscar6.

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Did you hear the one about Santa getting the sack this year? Yeah it’s a classic. But have you heard the one about Santa getting the vac-cine? We really hope he does.


It’s a massive understatement, but 2020 hasn’t exactly been the year everyone thought it would be. From schools shutting to local lockdowns, postponed weddings to life on furlough, it’s been a year to forget. However, like a plethora of famous movies, there is something about Christmas that rejuvenates the human spirit and somehow saves the day. With that profound sense of positivity in mind, here are plenty of ideas and inspiration to keep kids happy for Christmas 2020.

Santa’s Beard Advent Calendar

Whether you are trying to get your little ones to cut back on chocolate or looking for a wholesome homemade activity, then this is the gift that keeps giving. All you need is some colourful card, glue for sticking and a lot of cotton balls. Each day of December your child can glue another section of Santa’s fluffy beard to the paper, until his beard is as full as his belly. For more construction details on this unique and inventive take on an advent calendar, check out Capturing Parenthood.

Gingerbread House Competition

Is your gingerbread inedible? Is it more tough than tasty? Could it make an excellent substitute for concrete? Well you’re in luck. Bake up some of your indestructible gingerbread and make your own festive themed gingerbread houses with your children. Perhaps add in a competition element to give an extra incentive. Using plenty of icing as glue and sweets for decoration, make your gingerbread constructions look good enough to eat.

Christmas Movie Marathon

Is there anything better than getting cosy and watching a bunch of Christmas films? No, there isn’t. Here are just a few of the very best family Christmas films to watch in 2020 and where you can stream them:

It’s a Wonderful Life – An oldie but a goodie. This warm and life-affirming film is a quintessential Christmas classic that inspires redemption and faith in humanity. Watch on Amazon Prime for £3.49.

Home Alone – If a small child almost killing two burglars doesn’t get you in the mood for Christmas, I don’t know what will. Stream on Disney+ to witness the inventive art of (s)elf-defense.

Elf – Will Ferrel fits perfectly (ironically) in this must-see Christmas film. His child-like wonder paired with the cynicism of James Caan makes for hysterical and charming viewing. Pay £3.49 to watch on Amazon Prime.

The Snowman – Take flight into this wondrous and beautifully animated film, introduced by none other than David Bowie (which is quite strange upon reflection). Sing loud, party with Snowmen and watch anytime on All 4.

Klaus – When a mysterious old toymaker and reclusive postman join together to save Christmas it perfectly embodies the season spirit. It is time to get wrapped up in this excellent animated film, only on Netflix.

Write letters to the North Pole

When I was little I used to write a letter to Father Christmas every year. As well drafting up a list of demands, I also used to tell him about school, my dog’s name and the best thing I did that year (not sure why). My mum then used to put it in an envelope and put it near the fire so the smoke would send the letter to the North Pole. I have no idea why I thought this would work, but I was utterly convinced at the time. Make this fun and imaginative Christmas activity top of your wish list.

DIY Christmas Tree Decorations

Decorating the Christmas tree with a colourful array of ornaments, old and new, is a typical family tradition. This year, why not make a few chocolatey creations to hang on the tree? Simply find the right mould, melt chocolate with some string attached, wrap it up in colourful foil and you have your very own special tasty Christmas treat. 

Top Tip – use the mould from from an old box of chocolate or old advent calendar to get the perfect festive shapes.

Remember, if you need any guidance on your child’s health over the holiday period, don’t hesitate to contact Juno and chat to one of our paediatricians for reassurance in moments.

From the entire team at Juno, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Does this sound familiar?

Expecting Parent – “I don’t believe in gadgets or technology. I’m going to bring up my baby the natural way.”

Parent of Four (laughing hysterically, non-stop, unapologetic) – “We’ll see.”

Turns out that babies are a lot of hard work. Who knew? Each unique bundle of joy comes with their own foibles, needs and aggravations. In these unquestionable times of doubt that surrounds us all, isn’t it time to make our lives easier, not harder? It’s time to give in to the plethora of technology laid before you to make your life easier, quicker and quieter. Whether it’s a product to help with your morning routine, an app to look after your baby’s health, or a gadget that keeps on entertaining, here are the 5 best bits of baby tech and gadgets to get you through 2020.

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine

Sterilisation✔️ Filtration✔️ Temperature control✔️ Painfully convenient✔️

Tommee Tippee is a smart solution to a problem that plagues parents in the early hours of the morning. Simply load up the machine with formula and water and add in the correct setting for pure bottle perfect. After first shooting steam to sterilise the bottle, the filter removes any impurities from the water, before delivering the ideal temperature. All in under 2 minutes! It’s a no brainer for blurry-eyed parents everywhere.

£72 from Amazon 

Fridababy Windi Gas and Colic Reliever

Let’s talk about farts, baby. When it comes to timely and essential baby healthcare products, Fridababy has their finger on the pulse. Gas is a pain in the butt. Now you can relieve your little one’s strife with this handy tool called Windi. It’s safe, easy-to-use and transportable, so you are able to look after your baby’s tummy 24/7.

$15.99 at Frida Baby

Gro-hush

This is the sort of baby-friendly product to help everyone sleep better at night. Gro-hush utilises babies’ love for white noise by reminding them of their innate sensation and pre stressful life in the womb. This portable speaker gently produces soothing white noise into your baby’s ears to help them relax and nod off. And hey, if it doesn’t work on them, it will probably work on you.

My Happy Planet Baby Wipes

Happy planet. Happy baby. Finally, we have a product that is sustainable and attempting to tackle the solution of non-recyclable baby wipes. Keep your conscience and baby’s bottom clean with these non-plastic, totally biodegradable wipes that you could even throw in your garden after use! Although we wouldn’t necessarily recommend that…

Juno – The Child Healthcare Advice App

Whether it’s keeping track of our money or tracking our way to work, apps are changing the way we live. New health innovation – Juno – has recently been released to help reduce parents’ anxieties about their child’s health. Thanks to Juno, you will be able to easily contact a highly qualified paediatrician (child doctor), straight from your phone without the hassle of travelling to your local GP. 

Download free for a limited time on IOS.