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Bibs & bobs — 18 August 2019

By Mums At The Table 1 min read

How you can stop harmful advertising to children | The surprising reason why your kid shouldn't play sports | 4 simple tips to get rid of spiders in your home 

How you can stop harmful advertising to children

There are at least two ongoing Australia-based petitions calling for the end of advertising deemed harmful to children. End Alcohol Advertising in Sport is calling for the end of alcohol advertising during children’s viewing hours when sport is televised. The second petition is a Change.org campaign objecting to lingerie shop Honey Birdette’s use of “sexist and porn-inspired depictions of women” in its window displays in shopping malls around the country.

The surprising reason why your kid shouldn't play sports

A dramatic rise in the number of kids being injured playing organised sports has sparked warnings for parents in New Zealand to limit how much sport their kids participate in each week. Experts fear kids are doing too much high-intensity sport at too young an age, causing stress and creating a spike in injuries. New guidelines recommend one hour of sports for every year in age each week.—New Zealand Herald

4 simple tips to get rid of spiders in your home 

  • Always try to relocate spiders first, nudging them out a window or releasing them in your backyard.
  • Vacuum the spiders along with their webs. You can use a broom as well.
  • Apply a solution of
    ½ cup white vinegar, 1½ cups of lukewarm water and 10 drops of peppermint oil to where you see spiders.
  • Sprinkle diatomaceous earth on areas where spiders walk.—Neel Patel, Fantastic Services