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Archive for January, 2007

Clinical Knowledge Summaries – The new name for NHS Prodigy

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Prodigy is the name given to the NHS database of illnesses, and ailments for first-contact care. I have seen it used by NHS nurses working in NHS walk-in centres and similar. The web site is www.prodigy.nhs.uk . It is now called Clinical Knowledge Summaries and appears to be turning it into a even more powerful […]

Black Box – Data Centre Design and Network Cabling Workshop

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

A couple of months ago I changed job to be Project Manager for a number of European Data Centres. My new role now includes providing the facilities and cabling for our data centre customers. As a result I was forwarded details of a workshop being run by Black Box, earlier last week. Here are a […]

Coventry Transport Museum – Visiting with a toddler

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

I have visited the Coventry Transport Museum again, this time with my 18 month old daughter. The museum is baby friendly in a number of ways, including proper baby changing facilities and good lift access to the floors. I have identified a few minor issues that if changed could make it better for young children. […]

WatkissOnline now on Hosted web space – WordPress Successfully Migrated

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Following the success I’ve had with www.penguintutor.com and www.firstaidquiz.com, I’ve now moved my www.watkissonline.co.uk website as well. If you are reading this post then it’s been successful. The hosting company that I am with is Compila.com. I’ve found that they offer good value for money, although it is a budget service it is adequate for […]

Baby Friendly Shopping – Stratford-Upon-Avon Town Centre

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Unfortunately for a tourist town, there are not many facilities for babies and young children in Stratford. Places to Park Getting a baby in and out of the car can be very difficult if there is no space between you and the next car, not to mention dangerous if you have to put the pushchair […]

TV and DVDs for Babies and Toddlers – CBeebies from the BBC

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Assuming that it is not overused I believe the Television can help babies and children to develop, and give parents a bit of a break. The second being just as important as it can help reduce stress creating a better environment for everyone. Here’s a brief run down of some of the TV channels and […]

Baby Friendly Shopping – Coventry Town Centre

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

I find that the facilities available for babies when shopping vary widely. I’m therefore compiling a list of some of the facilities available for babies and young children when out shopping. This is the first one which starts with my home town of Coventry. There are some good baby facilities in Coventry, but you really […]

Baby Sign Language – Makaton and British Sign Language

Monday, January 15th, 2007

I’ve been promising to post about Baby Sign Language for some time and I’ve finally got around to it. We first started teaching our daughter baby sign language when suggested by a friend because she seamed very aware of everything around her. We specifically wanted to teach the British variant of Baby Sign language, which […]

First Aid Quiz, St. John Ambulance News and The pitfalls of web capturing

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

My First Aid Quiz web site has a page which displays relevant first aid and St. John Ambulance news. Whilst I have control over the first section the St. John Ambulance news stories are taken from and linked to the St. John Ambulance News Web Page. This is done automatically by a script that runs […]

Update to Toy Review: V.smile Baby – TV Games Console for Toddlers from vtech

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

This is an update to the review of the V.Smile Baby Infant Development System (TV Computer Games Console). All the comments that I made in the earlier review still stand, but we’ve changed TV recently due to problems with our existing TV and come across a small issue. We now have a LCD flat TV […]


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