Instead of a romantic picture while breastfeeding your child, you are getting problems like sore nipples … ahhhh, horror! Despite all the information and guidance (because knowing how to breastfeed with your baby the right position can prevent much suffering!) it is still possible that you are feeding in a tense way because of cracked nipples. In that case only ointments are prescribed in The Netherlands. But in Italy, Switzerland and England mothers often use silver caps. These silver shields with pure silver are put on the nipples in your bra between feedings. So they are not comparable to the flexible nipple shields that are used during the feeding! Maybe it sounds a little strange if you’ve never heard of it, but silver is traditionally known for its antibacterial and healing properties. Silver is still used today in watertanks of aircrafts against pollution and some refrigerators are equipped with a silver-containing coating to reduce mold. Also on the skin silver works antibacterial. Adelheid Hiemstra comes from Italy and decided to import these silver caps from Italy to The Netherlands to introduce these to Dutch mothers. Only mothers who are allergic to silver (which is a very small part of the population) can better leave these caps for what they are. The metal of the silver caps have a cooling effect, air is created for the healing of the nipple and there are mothers who find that they are leaking less. You can wear the caps between the feedings, but also at night. Cleaning is simple under the tap and if the baby time has passed, you can save them for the next baby or melt the silver to a beautiful jewelry as a souvenir!
Author: Carola Siksma-Ruiters
Cheerful yellow and silver are the trendy colors of the limited editions of stroller brand Babyzen. But the potential of this stroller are unlimited. The spacious carrycot Yoga can be used as a travel cot and as a bouncer. The stroller is very small foldable and fits in almost every trunk of the car. The stroller maneuvers easily and runs well on all surfaces.
For the 2015 collection five new colors will be introduced: black, gray, red, pink and blue. Nice to know: there will also be an introduction of Babyzen care bags! I will definitely admire them at the Kind + Jugend trade fair in September.
There are plenty baby carriers but in this Mini Monkey carrier you wear your baby really in a substantially different way. To experience the difference you have to try this baby carrier yourself. Founder Margot Visser has done years of research on this subject. A Mini Monkey baby carrier may look like other carriers, but next to the hip belt there is also a back belt and you don’t wear the weight on the shoulders. In this way you wear the weight of your baby down, around your center of gravity. As a result, the carrier wears light and feels very comfortable. It gives you the feeling that you’re pregnant! Immediately as you have put the baby in the carrier your baby sits safely without having fastened any straps yet. You don’t have to close straps between the blades and there are no other actions needed. The baby sits in an ergonomical way in a seat with the weight located at your lower abdomen. On the front there is a protective flap where you can fold your hands around the baby. Available in black and gray with bright accent colors for the lining.
This beautiful illustration represents one of the themes of a new toy line: Oops! Oops is colorful, creative and educational toy collection specifically designed for babies and toddlers. Eight cheerful characters, including Mr. Wu the Owl and Cookie the turtle, taking children along in fantasy worlds where they live extraordinary adventures: City and Forest. The entire collection consists of wooden and fabric toys that do what toys are intended for: to stimulate playing and learning.
A cradle or crib is not complete without a nice blanket and for my first child I searched and searched until I found the right one. Of course made of natural materials and good quality. If you find one then you better buy more of them because they are so easy to use: in bed, in the car, for a nap on the couch and of course traveling. Klippan is a Swedish family company that make blankets since 1879. The blankets are made of natural materials and have the most beautiful prints for adult interiors but also for babyrooms and childrens rooms! Such as these soft chenille cotton blankets made from 100% organic cotton. With large and small owls, sheep or stars in beautiful colors.