It's a small plastic or latex nipple like device given to an infant or young child to suck upon. Other countries will know it by ’binky, or ‘soother’

Yes, you guessed it, it's the dummy! So, do you use it or not?

We have read countless blogs, reviews and forums on whether you should give your newborn a dummy or not.
With so much information on the internet and so many opinions on what you should and should not be doing, how on earth do you know what to believe?!

This month we’re continuing on the topic of exercise and healthy eating. We’ve talked about high-intensity exercises like Crossfit and cost effective outdoor activities to keep you moving. But what do you do when you still look in the mirror and see that post pregnancy ‘mummy tummy’?

You could be very surprised as to what your belly looks like after giving birth. Even though you’ve given birth and your baby is out of your belly, you may still have a round abdominal area. You might not want to hear it, but a few weeks (or months)after you have given birth you will probably look about 4 months pregnant.

Every new mum knows its super hard to make time to do any form of exercise after you have had a baby. But if you want to fit back into those pre-pregnancy jeans, again you will need to do at leat 30 minutes of physical activity each day, 5 days a week minimum!

The need to work out everyday is most definitely not something you want to hear after having been through labour and adjusting to a little human in your world. Alterning your sleeping patterns is hard enough let alone trying to fit in a bit of physical exercise.

Hollywood has had a real effect on what we name our babies, nonetheless we have become greatly inventive with some exceptionally bizarre and complex names.

A baby girl born in 2013 was more inclined to have an unusual name than a baby boy.

There were more than 27,000 separate boy names and 35,000 distinctive baby girl names in 2013.

The scope of distinctive girl names has a tendency to be more extensive than the scope of baby boy names.

Your baby is most vulnerable in their first year of life as they are developing quickly and their immune system is weakest.Make sure you properly sterilise your breastfeeding equipment and baby feeding accessories: breast pump part, baby bottles, soothers, teething rings, small plastic toys, plastic cutlery and weaning bowls to prevent harmful bacteria growing.

Make sure you properly sterilise your breastfeeding equipment and baby feeding accessories:

breast pump part, baby bottles, soothers, teething rings, small plastic toys, plastic cutlery and weaning bowls to prevent harmful bacteria growing.

Medical research shows that the wrong sleeping position during pregnancy will increase your chances of having a still birth. We believe that by choosing the right pregnancy pillow you will be able to avoid those dangerous positions.

Pregnancy pillows can help you overcome one of the greatest challenges you will face as your pregnancy progresses - finding comfort during sleep or rest.

 Early in your pregnancy you will experience pressure on your bladder and perhapsnausea. Later in your pregnancy you may also experience indigestionheartburn and sometimes leg cramps.

We had some of our customers asking us if a pregnancy pillow can prevent still birth. That is not an easy question to answer.  Let’s have a look at some of the medical information available. In a recent interview on Australian Nine News Sophie Scott spoke to Dr Adrienne Gordon, a neonatologist from Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Dr Gordon conducted a study of 300 pregnant women and found that there is a link between how women sleep during their pregnancies and the incidence of stillborn babies. Her study showed that women sleeping on their backs in the later stages of pregnancy were six times more likely to have a stillborn baby. Here is an extract from that interview:

Is it safe to use a pregnancy pillow?
What do medical experts say about the use of pregnancy pillows?
Should you be using one? 

The joy, expectation and anticipation that a pregnant woman is supposed to feel can often be clouded by lack of sleep. Although hormonal changes can contribute to minor insomnia often the only thing standing between an expectant mom and a good night’s rest is adequate support for her and her growing baby!

Doctor’s agree that pregnant women who are offered sufficient support will experience some relief from pressure on their abdominal nerves and uterus. There should also be an improvement in heartburn and blood circulation in the legs.