Babys first few weeks
What to expect in your babys first few weeks
There are so many things you will encounter in your babys first few weeks that you had not anticipated! Being a new mum is a wonderful, yet daunting time. This page is for you. We have some invaluable articles from mums who have been there and can provide a little advice on a variety of topics. From breastfeeding tips to how best to cope after a caesarian. We even have a post written from Dads perspective! Just think about this page as you sitting around and listening to helpful tips from people who have been there. And remember, we do not believe in crying it out or any thing like that, everything you find here will be along the lines of gentle parenting.
If there is anything that you feel that we have not covered then please do get in touch with us!
5 reasons to love babywearing in the winter When the snows thick on the ground and the blizzard is hitting your face… what can be so good about babywearing in the winter? Its warmer for baby. Rather than being stuck in a cold pram, baby will be snuggled on your warm chest. Full coverage heating! Its warmer for you. When winter comes and you don’t want to leave the house without your hot water bottle, you now have an even better alternative! Baby will keep your front nice and warm. Mummy where are you?!? Baby isn’t just looking out from the pram into the dark, he can see and feel you. It also means that you can respond to his needs more quickly. Warm Hands You can keep your hands in your pockets rather than keeping them frozen solid on the pram handle bars. Snow Prams? No more dragging the pram through the snow! You know how hard that can be! You are able to navigate the snow much easier when you can see whats in front of you. If you can think of any more then please do let us know!
Hip Dysplacia We are proud to announce that AmaWrap has been deemed “hip-healthy” by the International Hip Dysplacia Institute! AmaWrap has been deemed “hip-healthy”! To provide an excerpt from the official letter sent to us from the International Hip Dysplacia Institute, what this means is that: “The IHDI recognises that AmaWrap has developed products that consider the importance of healthy hip development during infancy. This is especially important during the early stages of hip development in the first few months after birth.” The “M” / “Froggy” Position Still confused over what that means? Please see the pictures below. When sat in the wrap, babys knees should be higher than his bottom, like the letter M or like the “froggy” position. What that does is it ensures that babys hip joint is sat firmly in the hip socket (which at this point is more like cartilage and the fact that its softer makes hip dysplacia more likely) You can keep baby in this position in the wrap for as long as you need. When baby is in the womb he is naturally curled up, and he finds this position comfortable and soothing. Remember that you will still be taking him out for nappy changes and feeding, which is ample time for him to get a good stretch in! Still have more […]
In this fast paced environment, have you ever wondered how other cultures take care of their mums after they have given birth?
Because young mothers are pressured to ‘get their lives back’, according to experts
Here is a list of easy ways to keep your baby cool at night during the summer weeks / months.
If you found yourself having a caesarian, unexpected or not, please take a look at this article filled with handy tips from mums who have been there, as well as a brief statement from a mum who all to well remembered the distress which came from it. You are not alone mama!
Many new mums find (to their horror) that breastfeeding is not as easy as it looks. We have put together a list of things that you can try to make your journey easier.
This article explains how the hormone Oxytocin helps with breastfeeding success and also wards off postnatal depression
A must read for all dads to be. Read about how best to support your partner during labour and for the first few weeks at home…
We all know (and love to preach) that cuddling your baby is the best thing that you can do. But did you know that it can actually boost their physical and mental health?
Researching what pregnancy and hospital bag essentials you need can be a little overwhelming. Read our definitive list!
How an idea by a nurse in America came to help so many babies born to addiction.
We explore the reasons as to why ladies may want to say “I am pregnant!”… But don’t feel that they can.
A useful guide as to what to dress your baby in when you’re out and about
While it is absolutely possible to forward face your baby in a stretchy wrap, there are also numerous reasons not to. Learn about why its best to keep baby facing (and snuggled against) you.
Need a little help to boost your milk supply? Our lactation cookie recipes are an easy and tasty way to end up with an abundance of milk!
This method of carrying baby has existed far before the days of buggies. Let us entertain you with a few pictures of babywearing across the globe and the ages!
This wonderful business was created not only from a love for babywearing, but for the owner of AmaWrap, a way to both combat postnatal depression and more easily leave her apartment! If you can relate, read on!
You feel sick. All the time. Fear not, here are some natural remedies. These are researched, then tried and tested by members of our team and friends and family.
My son was born a year ago by emergency caesarian and I still get really upset when I think about how it happened. I feel like a failure.
“I feel like I’ve been through the wars on each of my pregnancies. You name it and I had it. Am I the only one who’s had horrendous pregnancies? So cheer me up and tell me your pregnancy stories!” (Comments section below)
AmaWrap Baby Carrier Reviews
We hope you enjoy the pictures that some of our parents have sent in, along with the AmaWrap baby carrier reviews! If you have one that you wouldn’t mind sharing,
Well done to Ipswich Hospital for their new initiative in allowing fathers of new babies to spend the night to better support mothers
It seems that Eastenders have hired the help of an actual babywearing consultant to show them the best way to carry newborns, and the best thing to carry them with.