Let us celebrate Breastfeeding Week, from two weeks and beyond!
'World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration which is held every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries. According to the 26 August data of WBW website, 540 events have been held worldwide by more than 79 countries with 488 organizations and 406,620 participants for the World Breastfeeding Week 2010.'
'Breastfeeding provides every child with the best possible start in life. It delivers health, nutritional and emotional benefits to both children and mothers. And it forms part of a sustainable food system. But while breastfeeding is a natural process, it is not always easy. Mothers need support – both to get started and to sustain breastfeeding.'
I have listed together some useful resources from NHS and WBW website to provide more information and connect you with other mothers looking for support just like you.
'Got a breastfeeding question?
A handy tip, Sign in to Facebook, or use Amazon Alexa or Google Home to access the Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend chatbot for fast, friendly, trusted NHS advice anytime, day or night.'
If you need any futher support please talk to your Midwives, health visitors and trained local volunteer mothers (peer supporters) are there to help you get breastfeeding off to a good start. They can give you lots of information and support when you need it.
Reach out and someone will be there.
Recently a lot of my friends and family are expecting, is this some kind of lockdown baby boom? or I am just getting to an age when I am surrounded by beautiful babies. It's defiantly an exciting time for me as a photographer, I'm grabbing up cute props and prepping myself for a December baby boom, it will be a very busy Christmas.
There are so much gorgeous props, headbands and outfits, it's making me very broody ... Anyway, today I wanted to share some wonderful 0-12 months toys, these will be perfect for all your friend's baby showers or even Christmas presents.
Little babies at this age will be chewing everything and crawling into places they shouldn't, so toys which are soft and durable we make the best gifts!
Without further adieu here are my favourite 10 baby toys and clothing.
1. Sophie La Giraffe Sophisticated Teether Set
'The original Sophie la girafe is a popular classic teething toy made from 100% natural soft rubber; it is slender, flexible and soft, so your baby can squeeze and chew it safely.'
2. B KidsBlocks Balls & Buddies
'Sensory play at its best, Stack them, roll them, throw them,, catch them or just hold them, this set of 20 balls & blocks will keep them entertained while developing their senses at the same time.'
3. Djeco rain-stick
'Designed to be simple to hold, they'll love turning the shaker and watching the colourful balls make their way to the bottom, making a soft pitter-patter noise.'
4. Sensory Rainbow Sound & Light Ball
'Keep them entertained and encourage movement with this cool ball. When they roll it, it'll play music and light up.'
5. Ewan Deluxe
'Expertly designed for children who find it difficult to settle to sleep, this little sheep is here to work its magic! The night light works by mimicking the comforting environment of the womb with a soft pink glow and a selection of soothing sounds, including an actual recording of a heartbeat and womb, to lull newborns and toddlers into a peaceful slumber.'
6. Personalised Grey Elephant Activity Playmat
'Gift an elephant activity playmat to a little one in their first years. This playmat will provide an assortment of entertainment with a crinkle ear, a colourful rattle and a soft star squeaker. A young mind is guaranteed to be amused for hours, exploring and discovering new senses and textures.'
7. Baby support seat sofa (0-2 year old baby)
'This beautifully designed soft chair cushion give the ultimate pleasure to babies. Helping stabilize your Infant's back, it makes the perfect position for the babies. We all know that how much a posture and style plays a role in our health care. Children are sensitive; we can't let them in trouble. This babysitting sofa is ideal for a newborn baby. Cute baby support pillow is the best seat you will find in the house.'
8.Cutie Baby Knee Pads
'Protect your baby's precious knees from slipping, uneven or rough floors with these amazing Cutie knee pads. Give yourself the peace of mind knowing your baby's soft skin will be protected and that the pads will provide extra grip on slippery surfaces.'
9.Very Hungry Caterpillar Gift Set
Who doesn't love the Hungry Caterpillar. This very special gift set includes 2 pairs of our Non-slip Stay on Socks along with the classic Very Hungry Caterpillar board book & teething rattle. It is a perfectly practical gift for Babies or new Parents!'
10.Safari Baby Gift Set
'A really special gift set for newborn babies, the pieces are hand-chosen by us with optimum softness and comfort in mind.'
Aren't they the cutest? I hope these products give you ideas for your little one or for your friends baby shower. I had lots of fun surfing the internet and read about sensory play and how it promotes development and growth, defiantly something to introduce children at a young age.
Have a lovely week,
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