Baby Essentials

Monday, 27 January 2020  |  Admin

Keeping newborn babies and young infants warm seems to be trickier than it sounds. As parents we want our little ones to be comfortable. Trying to figure out if they are too warm or too cold can be hard, especially since they can’t tell us!

In addition to the question of how many layers to put on them, we are often wondering what materials are actually safe for their delicate skin. It seems that many centuries ago dressing babies and children was a lot simpler! Clothes were made from wool and babies were wrapped in lamb or sheepskin.

Both natural materials are not just free from chemicals but have many other benefits. This is why products made from natural fibres such as lambswool are making a come back in modern eco-conscious homes, and not just for the winter. Read on to find out why!

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Thursday, 7 November 2019  |  Admin

Yes You Can Breastfeed When Babywearing!

Babywearing is a total lifesaver -especially when you have more than one child.! Chasing after a toddler, taking older children for a walk or simply emptying the dishwasher is a lot easier without having to put your baby down. With a baby carrier or sling you’ll keep your little one safe and snug close to you while going about your day but many mum's also wonder will they be able to nurse their baby while babywearing.

Did you know you are able to recognise hunger cues much earlier when you have your baby in a wrap or carrier close to you? As soon as your little one starts rooting and moves his head from side to side, you know it’s time for a feed - before your baby gets distressed. If only you wouldn’t have to bother taking them out of the sling and fight with meters of fabric or an endless amount of buckles before being able to feed!

Good news: Breastfeeding in a stretchy wrap or baby carrier is possible - and with a bit of practice, easier than you thought! Here’s how to go about it!

Babywearing & Breastfeeding - The Basics:
1. What to wear when nursing in a carrier

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Thursday, 24 October 2019  |  Admin

Babywearing in Winter: Top Tips to Keep Yourself and Baby Warm

Wearing your baby in a sling, wrap or baby carrier can be a lifesaver on many days. It’s an easy way to keep your little one close, safe and content while going about your daily tasks. During the summer babywearing opens up an entirely new set of possibilities for you and your family. With your child securely strapped to your chest or back, you are not dependent on buggy-friendly paths and facilities. Instead, you are free to explore the world with your children and go wherever your feet may take you. 

When the days get shorter and the temperatures drop many parents refrain from putting their kids in a carrier or wrap. The reason is almost always the same: What to wear on those chilly autumn and winter days out? Between puffy jackets, scarves, hats, and woolly jumpers there is a lot going on even without adding a baby carrier into the mix. However, babywearing is just as possible on cold days as it is in the summer sunshine!

With our top tips on babywearing in the winter, you will rock your sling during the coming cold season!

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Monday, 14 October 2019  |  Admin

Why a Cocoonababy Nest should be on your new baby essentials list

Have you heard about the fourth trimester? When your baby is born, they are totally dependent on you for food, warmth and comfort, especially in their first few months. They've come from an environment where this was all easily available and into a big, bright, noisy and sometimes overwhelmng world! So to keep them feeling safe and secure - keep them close with lots skin to skin or in a sling, let them smell your scent, hear your voice and feel your sway as they did in the womb, and keep them cocooned in a warm snug and reassuring environment so they don't startle - enter the cocoonababy!

The cocoonababy nest has been one of our best sellers for years now and with good reason - it's a natural, supportive and reassuring place for your newborn baby to feel comfortable and secure - as it's similar to being in the womb.

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