Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pregnancy Planner

Another great thing about attending the Baby Show in Manchester this weekend, was getting to see all the other exhibitors and the fascinating products and information that they had on offer.

A great resource was the NHS Choices website. NHS Choices has all the information you need to make decisions throughout your pregnancy. They have expert advice and real-life stories and their on-line Pregnancy Care Planner can help you every step of the way.

Take a look now for some great information.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Cuddledry Baby Towel

We have just spent the weekend at the Baby Show in Manchester with the ladies from Cuddledry Baby Towel. We had a brilliant three days, chatting to pregnant women and parents to be.

The towel is designed to make bathtime a fantastic experience for babies, toddlers and most importantly, parents.

The cuddledry towel is the answer to a calm bathtime. You stay dry, you can lift your baby from bathwater easily and naturally, he/she stays warm and tenderly wrapped so everyone is happy and calm.

New parents we swayed to buy the product as soon as we let them feel just how soft the product was, versus your normal cotton towels, that get a bit itchy after a few washes. So if you are looking for a great gift for pregnant parents this Christmas, then look no further.

Checkout out the Cuddledry Towels in our Organic Maternity and Nursing section at Everyday Maternity

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Breastfeeding Tips

About Breastfeeding

At Everyday Maternity we look for new products to enhance pregnant women's and breastfeeding mum's experiences. We have recently added Lansinoh products to our range. Breastfeeding is one of the greatest gifts you can give your baby. However, as when learning any new skill, support and information are often needed, and welcomed. Lansinoh's aim is to provide support and encouragement to breastfeeding mothers.

Here are some tips from Lansinoh to help.

Find a comfortable position

Proper positioning of both mother and baby and in particular the attachment of baby to the breast is important, as this can help prevent sore nipples and insufficient milk supply. Most mothers get comfortable by either sitting up or lying in bed, or sitting in an armchair, sofa or rocking chair. Many mothers find creating a flat lap helps in the early days, either by elevating the feet or sitting on a pillow. Some mothers raise their babies to breast height, others use the natural nurturing approach of holding their babies diagonally across their bodies. The most common breastfeeding positions are across the lap and with the baby’s feet out behind the mother.

Across lap-cradle hold – The baby’s head will rest in the crook of your elbow or on your forearm with her whole body facing you, and will be supported with the same arm beneath her back and your hand on the baby’s thigh or bottom.

Cross-cradle hold – The baby is supported at breast height by the opposite arm to the breast being offered. Your elbow is on the baby's bottom with your forearm along his back. Your palm is on his upper back, fingers and thumb either side of the neck. Your forefinger supports the base of his head under the ear.

Feet out behind - rugby hold or clutch position
– The baby lies on his side between your side and flexed arm with his feet out behind you. The baby’s shoulders, neck and the base of his head are supported by your hand, allowing your opposite hand to hold the breast if needed.

Regardless of the position, make sure that the baby’s head and body are facing the breast, and help her to come onto the breast chin-first, aiming the nipple to the roof of her mouth when the mouth is open wide. Your baby needs to take a good part of the areola tissue (darker in colour) into her wide, gaping mouth in order to be properly latched on. Proper positioning (where the nipple goes deep into the baby’s mouth and so is protected at the back of the mouth) can ease the pain of sore nipples and help ensure your baby is getting the proper amount of milk.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

If Carlsberg made maternity t-shirts......

… it may look something like this! Fun Mum Maternity have managed to combine the classic flattery of black with a fun 'baby under construction' logo If you are looking for a gift for a pregnant friend then look no further, this extra-long super-stretchy top is just perfect for growing bumps ensuring that everything fits snugly right the way through a pregnancy.

Go on...treat a pregnant friend now - it will cheer them up. We also have some other great maternity gift ideas at Everyday Maternity

Friday, November 7, 2008

Maternity Coat

You ask, we look. We have had many searches on the site for a winter maternity coat that is affordable.

The Noppies padded maternity coat has been very popular, and is now almost sold out, so we have been on the hunt for you pregnant ladies to find you some more coats.

Valja Maternity do some great summer dresses, so we were not surprised to find that they have designed a fabulous black maternity coat

Fully lined and in a textured wool mix, the coat will see you through the winter in style.

Take a look online at Everyday Maternity

Monday, November 3, 2008

Breastfeeding Dress

Boob Nursing Breastfeeding DressMore new styles are now in stock at Everyday Maternity from Boob Nursing Wear.

Keep warm this winter in your favourite breastfeeding tops from Boob, as we have updated the range with the Boob Nursing Boat Neck Top and the Boob Nursing Turtle Neck Dress

It is important to feel comfortable when breastfeeding, and the double layer on this dress means that no-one will really notice you nursing your baby.

You will also be able to stay warm, and the clever overlap ensures no great exposure of your tummy is going to happen.