There Are 1.5 Billion Fathers in the World!

There Are 1.5 Billion Fathers in the World!

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  Fun Fact Friday – WEEK 129   We think Dads are awesome and we’re known to spout it regularly. Sunday will be Father’s Day (ever wondered why it’s not called Fathering Sunday) and we thought what better a time than now, to show dads some love!     Dads, we think you’re amazing and to show that we love you, we’re going to name each and every one of you. Aaden, Aadit, Aaron (we’ll be here forever, how about …

Chocolate Can Contribute to Happier Babies!

Chocolate Can Contribute to Happier Babies!

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  Fun Fact Friday – WEEK 128   Chocolate….MMMMM! Chocolate is something many of us love and is something many pregnant women crave for. Those chocolate cravings could be doing more than just fuelling sugar cravings and dopamine receptors, they could actually be contributing to a healthier you and a happier baby.     Pregnant women throughout time have tried to tweak their lifestyles during pregnancy in their quest to make happier, healthier and even smarter babies. For the most …

Breastfeeding Could Reduce Mother's Alzheimer's Risk!

Breastfeeding Could Reduce A Mother’s Alzheimer’s Risk!

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  Fun Fact Friday – WEEK 127   Breastfeeding carries lots of benefits to all parties involved. This week we’re looking at another added bonus that you may not experience for many years after your breastfeeding story ends…     Breastfeeding has many more purposes over and above simply providing sustenance. Whilst it is a panacea for babies, many of the common benefits fail to mention the long-term benefits to a mother’s health. Previous weeks have been testament to our …

Folic Acid Could Cause Birth Defects!

Folic Acid Could Cause Birth Defects!

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  Fun Fact Friday – WEEK 126   When you’re pregnant, one of the many things you’ll hear in repetition is to keep up your folic acid, it’s important to prevent neural tube defects. But what they don’t tell you is that it’s not folic acid that prevents them, but folate. The other thing that often gets unsaid is in relation to a particular gene mutation (that looks like a very rude word, so we’ll repeatedly mention it) and if …

"The Rabbit Died" Means You're Pregnant!

“The Rabbit Died” Means You’re Pregnant!

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  Fun Fact Friday – WEEK 125   Nowadays you can grab a pregnancy test almost anywhere and test in the comfort of your own home, but this used to be something you could only find out by visiting your doctor. So you make the trip, but the very last thing you expect to hear is “Congratulations… The rabbit died!” WTF!! But if you were pregnant and it was the mid-1900s, this is exactly the type of thing you may …

A 3-Year-Old's Brain May Have Over 1 Quadrillion Connections!

A 3-Year-Old’s Brain May Have Over 1 Quadrillion Connections!

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  Fun Fact Friday – WEEK 124   Here at Small Acorn it never ceases to amaze us how fucking brilliant brains are. Mums’ brains, dads’ brains and baby brains – we’ve covered them all – today we’re poking around in the world of baby brains once again     Previous weeks have shown us that mums really can suffer from “mumnesia” and may actually lose some grey matter from the memory centre of their brains (week 97) and dads …