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There are so many options for transporting your little one. For any parents wanting to get out and about (and even on hols) without too much gear, we’ve got strollers covered

SQUEALS-ON-WHEELS

With such a vast array of baby transport in the shops, it's easy to get taken for a ride. Our panel gets pushy

In search of the british housewife

Last week she was declared officially extinct by the advertising industry. But, Emma Cook discovers, reports of her demise have been greatly exaggerated

The woman behind the text

THE HOUSE GUEST by Barbara Anderson Cape pounds 14.99

Pram collection outgrows its parental home

CLARE GARNER

Girl, 3, is youngest member of Mensa

JOJO MOYES

16 years old, three children, no regrets

Don't tell Dawn Hendy that she's missing out on the best years of her life. She's perfectly happy looking after her family. Roger Dobson reports

Their England

Empire lives on in Wandsworth

Boots disappoints market with poor start to sales

SHARES in Boots, the chemist group, which also owns Halfords and Childrens World, fell 23.5p to 522p yesterday as first-quarter sales figures disappointed the City, writes Heather Connon.

ART / Modern Icons: Croquet: The Irish artist Dorothy Cross 'invites' her viewers to play croquet with cows' udders

I've been working with udders for about two years now. The idea is simple. It's about disruption. I'm interested in the way that the cow is reduced to nothing more than a milk- producing machine, an udder, a ball. An udder has four teats and reduces down to four individual balls. Croquet seemed an obvious metaphor. It's the only sport that uses four balls of that size. It was a happy coincidence. The big ball is a 'mother' ball with four teats but the others, although they only have one teat each, are also complete within themselves. A single teat is both phallic and a nipple. Because of the reduction they can now fit through the hoops. They can participate in a convention which isn't progressive. A new breed infiltrating the game of conformity. It looks like the game is in progress but you know that, if you played it, it would create havoc. It wouldn't be the nice civilised game that croquet is meant to be.

Baby 'poisoned'

A cleaner at Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot, Berkshire, has been suspended pending an inquiry after poisonous dishwasher powder found its way by accident into the feeding bottle of a one-year-old girl awaiting a liver transplant.

THE FRINGE / Gold in small quantities

Some play titles seem so tenuously related to the events on stage that they appear to have been attached by accident. Not so Resolution, the new play by Murray Gold at BAC. The word 'Resolution' dissects the white set in huge black letters and, within minutes of the play's opening, two lovers are flipping definitions back and forth like a ping pong ball: 'I admire your resolution'; 'I have made a resolution not to love you'; 'I hope we reach a happy resolution'.

Letter: Short cuts to bottle feeding

IF WE are concerned about the decline of breastfeeding, we have to look at where 'failures' begin - in the maternity ward.

MOTORING / High chairs and holidays competition winners

The answers to the questions in the competition that we ran on page 60 of our 6 March issue were:

TRIED & TESTED / Safe and sound: Baby monitors promise peace of mind to all anxious parents. Our expert panel investigates the claims

Parents anxious to keep an eye on their baby at all times can now buy home TV-monitor systems like those used by security guards. But a much cheaper and more common device to bring peace of mind is the baby monitor, a radio that transmits the sound of the baby's crying to parents who are out of earshot. The most important difference between types of monitor is whether they are portable or not: some must be plugged into wall sockets while others run on batteries. You pay more for models where both parents' and baby's units are battery-run but they give you much more flexibility. There is a certain Squidgy factor to baby monitors. If you're not careful what you say within range of the baby's unit, you risk having your innermost secrets broadcast to all your dinner guests downstairs - or even to other monitor owners in the street. Owners also report picking up ghostly sounds of other babies' crying. Only you can stop yourself being indiscreet, but some models have a two-channel switch, which gives you the option of switching to another frequency if there's any interference from neighbours' monitors. Another useful feature to look out for is a light display, triggered by sound, that can alert you to your baby's cries.

Letter: First with family dining

AN OMISSION in your article 'High-chairs and holidays' (Review, 6 March) has left me bewildered and angry. Your sub-headline goes on to read '100 top entries in an Egon Ronay guide to places where children are welcome'. How then do you come to ignore Smollensky's restaurants, originators of and undisputed market leaders of family dining?
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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices