Family News and Events

Family News and Events Remi Smart Kids Sleep Companion
Forest fun for the whole family

Whether your passionate about birds, squirrels and all things nature, or just want to find out a little more about wildlife, then attending the family fun box building event in Cushendun with Biodiversity Office Rachel Bain, and Glens Red Squirrel Group will the perfect opportunity for you! Taking place on May 12, you will get the chance to wander through the beautiful woodland and see some of the creatures that live there and put up the boxes made.

This is a joint event between Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Glens Red Squirrel Group and the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust. This event is limited to 15 people on a first-come basis, pre-booking is essential. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If you do attend, make sure you bring sturdy walking boots, as well as warm clothing and binoculars.


The kid-friendly clock

For young children who are still confused about bedtime, the Remi Smart Kids Sleep Companion can help teach your kids about time from their bedside table. The interactive clock lets them know it’s okay to get out of bed and is complete with a digital display of the time so children can read it with ease.

Remi also has a face that lets your child know when it’s time for sleep or if they can get up. The device connects to your iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth so you can set a sleep schedule for your kids. You can create a time for alerts, lighting, music, and more.

You can also access the speaker on Remi to play songs, such as lullabies. The speaker also has a two-way so you can speak to your child directly.


Antibiotics may increase mortality

Although antibiotics have radically reduced global illness and death, a new study has revealed that taking them for a long time during late adulthood may actually be linked with a higher risk of death among women. In their paper present at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2018 scientific sessions, Prof. Qi and colleagues found that taking antibiotics for at least two months in late adulthood was linked with a 27 percent increase in risk of death from all causes, compared with not taking them.

This link was stronger for women who also reported taking antibiotics during middle adulthood, or between the ages of 40 and 59. Women who took antibiotics for two months or more were also at 58% higher risk of death due to heart problems, compared with women who did not use antibiotics.