started by: Emma-742866 · last update: 1196702174 · posted: 1196685856

I would like to have a home birth with my next child. What are the chances here and what are the facilties like for home birth, do you have to pay for the services of midwifes and Doctors at home?

started by: pinky-742647 · last update: 1196672806 · posted: 1196414374

Thinking about my three year old and Christmas has made me wonder about the Christmas traditions in Portugal. Is santa the same here as in the UK? Do they do stockings? Are there any other interesting Christmas traditions?

started by: whoops · last update: 1196416967 · posted: 1194012961

As Christmas gets nearer i want to remind you folks about the Oxfam on line shop. I heard about it here on AI and I think it is such a wonderful idea. Its easy to use and really help those less fortunate. Please use it to send those gifts to family and friends. It will save you a lot of hassle too. http://www.oxfamunwrapped.com.au/

started by: Jaybird-742815 · last update: 1196269850 · posted: 1195730279

We have always been very happy with public Health care in Spain, whats it like in Portugal. We are still weighting up pros and cons on making the move.

started by: bramble-742479 · last update: 1195500635 · posted: 1195457956

Will there be any Santa Clauses around to take the kids to see in any of the stores?

started by: Jaybird-742815 · last update: 1195219819 · posted: 1195219819

As a family we are trying to decided if we should move to Portugal from Spain. If you have made this move maybe you would like to let us know how it went, was it a good move?

started by: baba-742805 · last update: 1195121312 · posted: 1195121312

At what age do children start nursery schools here? What are the NS like and are there state and private ones. What are the fees in private like?

started by: nelson-742773 · last update: 1193994039 · posted: 1193994039

What activities will we find for 11 to 14 year olds in the area. Sports and social based activities would be good.

started by: lottie-742637 · last update: 1193388884 · posted: 1192705313

What's the best thing for nappy rash, my young neighbour is very careful about hygiene and changes her 6 month old as soon as they are wet but still there is a problem. I am sure their are mum and dads out there who can offer useful advice. Look forward to hearing from you.

started by: TheRobinsons · last update: 1193159298 · posted: 1193135456

Do the Portuguese celebrate halloween? And does anyone know of any spooky themed events being held around the Algarve on October 31st? Just over a week to go and the kids are already gearing up for it!

started by: TheRobinsons · last update: 1192267376 · posted: 1192182118

We're looking for suggestions for ways to entertain the kids when the weather is bad. Any ideas?

started by: dotty-742621 · last update: 1190627738 · posted: 1190196098

Can any parent out there tell me how I can prevent my children getting the dreaded beasties? Is it possible or is it just a case of dealing with them if they arrive?

started by: lottie-742637 · last update: 1190195517 · posted: 1190109751

I have a friends who is coming over on holiday and would like to take her disabled daughter riding, does anyone know if their is a suitable place please

started by: monkeymouse · last update: 1189087509 · posted: 1189087509

Hi there, Just thought I'd tell people about a great website I found for kids gift ideas: www.kidsfootprints.co.uk I bought a fab wooden flower clock and my niece loved it! they ahve unusual stuff and I know how hard it is to find an unusual pressie idea. Hope you like it too. Best wishes

started by: lottie-742637 · last update: 1189067619 · posted: 1188923673

Where can I buy bath, skin and hair products that are non animal tested and safe on young children, either in a shop or by mail?

started by: sleepy-742571 · last update: 1188303141 · posted: 1188208410

I am looking for what my mum refers to as a "cat net" for a pram. You used to see them in UK. Basically a net that covers the opening of a babies pram to keep out unwanted visitors, not just cats but flies etc. Can you still get such a thing. We seem to have so many wasps around I would like to get one asap.

started by: steph25 · last update: 1185868345 · posted: 1185813316

My parents are coming to stay at the end of August for over 3 weeks - what can I suggest they do? I'll be working most of the time and so won't have time to cart them around everywhere, any suggestions?

started by: Kaytee-742546 · last update: 1184777987 · posted: 1184777987

Can anyone give me some feedback on the Vilamoura International School, I'm thinking about enrolling my kids there but would like to know how other parents find it Thanks

started by: bumblebee-742504 · last update: 1182455906 · posted: 1182008698

can anyone recommend a good restaurant please. It's for a family which includes children and wood would like some entertainment if possible. We all love seafood and are keen to have regional dishes. Any ideas please, thanks bumblebee

started by: andrea-742469 · last update: 1182170080 · posted: 1181314866

Could anyone recommend me a bouncy castle and event organizing for children in the Tavira area? Andrea

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