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Snowdrop song

Snowdrop Snowdrop

The start of spring is my favourite time of year and although it is still so very cold outside at the moment, the first snowdrops remind us that it won't be long until the warmer weather is here. Today has been all about the snowdrop song - one of the blessings of parenting Steiner educated children is seasonality of their songs - the gentle rhythm following the ebb and flow of the year. Snowdrop Snowdrop little drops of snow What do you do when the cold wind blows I hang ...
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Seamless Joins

One of my New Year goals had been to make time for some grown up craft so for today's Make it Monday I'd like to share my new crochet discovery: seamless joins. I'm part way through making the retro spot blanket for my littlest one and those annoying bobbles when joining have been annoying me. See it there in the picture above? It's only tiny I know but it still bugs me. So today while youngest one flopped on the sofa feeling poorly, I flicked through the Moogly blog until ...
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Ergo Baby Carrier

Ergo Baby Carrier in Stock in Exeter

Very excited to receive a huge delivery of ErgoBaby Carriers. Lots of boxes with lots of new stock so I've been busy unpacking, sorting and best of all playing. We've added the Ergo Baby Carrier 360 to our product range - allowing you to carry your baby in 4 different ways, all of them in the correct ergonomic babywearing position. Also perfect for the current weather are the very practical and useful babywearing covers - they can be used on your front or your back and are a great way ...
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Sling Meets in Exeter

The Natural Nursery is delighted to be able to support Exeter Sling Meet. Sling Meets are a fantastic way of finding out more about babywearing, whether you are an experienced baby carrier user, looking for a newborn stretchy wrap carrier or want to try on a few carriers before splashing out on a new one. It's also a lovely social occasion - lots of room inside and out for children to play and a chance to meet local mummies (and the odd babywearing dad). Exeter Sling Meets happen every month, ...
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Half Price Beco Infant Inserts

Fantastic offer on Beco Soleil Infant inserts - half price on selected designs. The Infant Insert quickly and easily adapts the Beco Soleil Carrier into a baby sling for a newborn. Save £9.50 on selected colours at The Natural Nursery this week ...
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On the 12th day of Christmas

Although I love decorating the house for Christmas, I am secretly a little glad when 6th January comes and we can pack it all away until December. I do like spend half an hour salvaging bits to reuse for craft projects; some during the year and some for our Advent crafts. This box has the fronts of Christmas cards, scraps from crackers, party hats and other sparkly bits that we will use to make gift tags from with recycled ribbons to tie them on with. It's not much in the ...
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Baby and Children’s Market Feb 2015

If you are looking for some bargains, then the ever popular Baby and Children's Market is for you. There are over 40 stalls, a great mix of pre loved and exciting new products, so you are sure to find some amazing deals. I've bought gorgeous wooden toys before, including an amazing bargain of a hardly used tool bench, complete with saws, hammers, nails, screws, bolts etc for only £3! The Natural Nursery will be there, with a range of super cute real nappies for you to see first hand just ...
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It’s my birthday!

And no, I'm not going to tell you how old I am. I'm spending the day relaxing with family and friends but I'd like to share the birthday cheer by offering 10% off over the whole site. No need for pesky codes, the discount is applied automatically for you. That means you could by a new Tula toddler carrier for under £100 including free UK postage. See you next week when I'm a year older ...
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New Year!

Happy New Year everyone. I hope 2015 is a peaceful year full of joy for you and your family. As ever, I start the year full of good intentions, this time mostly centred around filing. I promise, promise that I will be better at it this year. What promises have you made yourself as we start this year? ...
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Tula Baby Carrier Review

We know how fantastic the Tula baby carrier is (we use the toddler carrier with our 3 year old) but it is always great to know just how much our customers love them too. This is one of the reviews we have had recently: "Beautiful carrier, well worth the price. The padding makes it very comfortable for my daughter and for me, and I love the little touches, such as the integral bands to wrap up the excess straps so they don't flap around when walking. The pocket on the ...
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Cherub Chews Nursing Necklace Review

Someone loves their Cherub Chews necklaces! We received this review from a happy customer: "I have two of these necklaces in different colours. The shades of the knitted beads are beautiful and the wood looks and feels lovely. As for my one year old he loves cuddling up and twiddling the beads, he seems to find it calming and appears to like touching each different colour. I'm now thinking of getting more colours to match more outfits as I wear them casually as well as with my smart work wear ...
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Baby Sling Safety

Like everyone in the babywearing community, we are The Natural Nursery are deeply saddened to learn of the death of a baby last Christmas in a sling. The death of any baby, in any circumstances is a tragedy and we would like to extend our condolences to all affect by this loss. If there is any message to take away from this sad event, it is that clear, concise and practical information on the safe use of slings, just like any other baby product, is vital for new parents. So, ...
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Save With Real Nappies

We are well into 2014 now, how are you going with your New Year Resolutions? Lots of parents I have spoken to have vowed to make sure they stop wasting money this year and when you have young children, making the switch to real nappies is a no-brainer. Washable nappies are super cute - those bottoms are so fluffy and squidgy and modern real nappies are super easy to use too. No need to fold, no need to boil or soak and many families are actually doing LESS washing as ...
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Simple Crayon Craft Christmas Present

Rainbow coloured crayons recycled from broken crayons made by my 10 year old for our toddler as a Christmas present. They are very simple to make and look amazing too. You need: Collection of old, broken crayons Cupcake moulds or small, oven proof containers Oven Method Remove the paper from the crayons and break into 1-2 cm pieces. There is no need to be exact. Divide your broken crayons amongst the cupcake cases. I think random works best. Put the tray in a hot oven for about 10 mins. You ...
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Girasol Baby Wrap – £15 Discount

This week's special offer is an amazing £15 off any instock Girasol baby wrap here at The Natural Nursery. We love Girasol wraps - unlike mass produced wraps they have a lovely handwoven feel with all the uniqueness that brings. They come in a range of vibrant and not-so-vibrant rainbows so there is one suitable for every personality. They can be used for newborns right the way through to heavy toddlers for front, back and hip carriers - the possibilities are endless. Buy your Girasol wrap from The Natural Nursery ...
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New Boba 4G with integrated infant insert at the Natural Nursery

Made with the help of mountaineering professionals in Boulder, Colorado, USA (thus the name "BO-BA" from BOulder BAby Carrier), the Boba 4G carrier is built so babywearers around the world can continue to enjoy the great outdoors with their growing babies, from birth to pre-school - the perfect carrier for babywearing families! As the successor to the Boba 3G Carrier, the NEW Boba 4G (4th generation carrier) retains all your favourite features with key enhancements made to the infant support system that allows the user to fit different size infants ...
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Children’s Egg Recipes

This week is British Egg Week so we thought we would do a round up of some toddler and child friendly egg recipes. Some are favourites from our family recipe books, others have been shared on our Facebook Page. Scotch Pancakes Pancakes are a Sunday morning staple but during the week we make Scotch pancakes as a quick pudding or simple snack. They can be eaten straight from the pan and are nice cold too - they travel well so we take them out with us for day trips. 200g ...
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Real Nappy Tips – Drying Pocket Nappies

Washing modern real nappies is VERY easy and pocket nappies are among the quickest to dry but this little tip will help you speed the process up even more. When you have washed your pocket nappies simply turn them inside out before you peg them out. It only takes seconds to do yet I find it reduces the drying time by several hours as the wetness on the now exposed waterproofing can blow/evaporate away ...
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Cycle to Work Day

Today is cycle to work day, are you joining in? It's a great fun way to encourage more people to think about getting out of their car and onto their bike. Today will be a mixed day for me as I have school and work to fit in: social breakfast at school, drop a baby sling off for someone to try out, then off to breastfeeding cafe with a set of real nappies for a lovely mama to try out, a bit of food shopping, then back to school for ...
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The Winner of the Lactivist and Natural Nursery Bundle is………..

Huge congratulations to Victoria Lumb who entered the competition we ran over World Breastfeeding Week 2013. She wins a bundle of Lactivist goodies, nursing tea and breastpads! ...
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Hoppediz at the Natural Nursery

Win a Hoppediz Balloon Ball – ends Sunday 18th August 9pm

We have just had a big shipment in from Germany full of gorgeous wraps and ring slings and to celebrate we are giving away a fabulous Balloon Cover to one lucky winner. Hoppediz slings are extremely versatile baby wrap – there are literally hundreds of carrying positions for babies and toddlers of all ages and parents of all sizes. The Hoppediz slings have a special broken twill weave that allows the fabric to stretch and mold around your baby on the diagonal, yet gives fantastic support, even for heavier babies ...
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Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week in Style – Comp ends 7th August 2013

Lactivist and the Natural Nursery have got together to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week in style. All this week there are lots of prizes to be won in their joint competition, including Lactivist goodies, nursing tea, breastpads and more. There are lots of ways to enter, from sending simple Tweets to posting up your favourite picture of you nursing in a sling. Enter using Rafflecopter below or on our Facebook pages. www.facebook.com/lactivistpage www.facebook.com/naturalnursery Good luck! Lisa and Arabella a Rafflecopter giveaway ...
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Pretty Hoppediz Woven Baby Wraps at the Natural Nursery

The Hoppediz is a Woven baby wrap sling in a range of gorgeous patterns and colours. The Hoppediz baby wrap has a special broken twill weave that allows the fabric to stretch and mold around your baby on the diagonal, yet gives fantastic support, even for heavier babies and toddlers. "This arrived 2 days after ordering :). Bright and colourful was lovely and soft and easy to use, even for a novice like me! Easy to follow instructions." Angelique The Hoppediz has these benefits: Extremely versatile baby wrap – there ...
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ERGOBaby Carrier – “baby backpack a lifesaver”

A key feature of the ErgoBaby Baby Carrier is its design - unlike some other baby carriers, it holds your baby in the anatomically correct position, so your baby is "seated" in the carrier rather than suspended from it. Studies have shown that this is better for the development of your baby's spine as it does not put undue pressure on developing bones. For the parent, the Ergo is comfortable even for long carries and can be quickly adjusted to fit from 5' to 6'5" so it adapts well in ...
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Win in the Natural Nursery Real Nappy Week Comp! (Ends 21st April 2013)

It's Real Nappy Week and to celebrate the Natural Nursery has some Little Lamb goodies for you to win. Using the nifty little Rafflecopter widget you can warn one point each for liking the Natural Nursery Facebook page, the Real Nappy Facebook page, following us on twitter and tweeting about the competition (which you can do daily). Earn a massive 10 extra points for sharing your pictures of real nappies on the Natural Nursery Facebook page. These pictures will make up a gallery of real nappies so you must be ...
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Wonderful wrap at a wonderful price! Hoppediz Woven Baby Wrap

The Hoppediz Woven Baby Wrap comes in a range of gorgeous patterns and colours. The Hoppediz baby wrap has a special broken twill weave that allows the fabric to stretch and mold around your baby on the diagonal, yet gives fantastic support, even for heavier babies and toddlers. Natural Nursery customer Danielle bought this to wear at her sisters wedding. She said: "I wanted something not as bright as my normal stash. Very nice and went lovely with my dress, and it was pritty soft out of the box so ...
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Stunning Colours with a Girasol Ring Sling

These ring slings are made from Girasol baby wraps, woven in Guatamala under fair trade conditions. Benefits: The beauty and support of a woven wrap but with the speed and adjustability of rings Fast to put on – pre-thread the rings, pop over your head and pop baby in, before adjusting Can be used to support breastfeeding (we advise returning baby to a tummy to tummy position after nursing) One size fits most Unpadded for ease of adjusting Weight is distributed over your shoulder and back Easy and fast to ...
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“Comfy for both of us” ERGOBaby Carrier – baby backpack

A key feature of the ErgoBaby Baby Carrier is its design - unlike some other baby carriers, it holds your baby in the anatomically correct position, so your baby is "seated" in the carrier rather than suspended from it. Studies have shown that this is better for the development of your baby's spine as it does not put undue pressure on developing bones. For the parent, the Ergo is comfortable even for long carries and can be quickly adjusted to fit from 5' to 6'5" so it adapts well in ...
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Save £100s with beautiful cloth nappies at the Natural Nursery

Wool Nappy Wraps “surprisingly effective!”

Disana Wool Wraps are beautifully soft overpants made from two layers of knitted new wool. Possibly the most natural cover as they contain no artificial elements. Wool is naturally watertight and the soft knit construction allows plenty of air to circulate and they are ideal for babies with sensitive skin. The soft ribbing around the legs and waist hold the pants firmly in place without the need for elastic. Very comfortable and very economical. You will need to lanolise these pants before using but the oil in the wool will ...
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ERGOBaby Carrier Bundle; “fantastic for using in an airport”

A key feature of the ErgoBaby Baby Carrier is its design - unlike some other baby carriers, it holds your baby in the anatomically correct position, so your baby is "seated" in the carrier rather than suspended from it. Studies have shown that this is better for the development of your baby's spine as it does not put undue pressure on developing bones. You can get a great value bundle of: Ergo Baby Carrier Heart2Heart Infant Insert All together in one, The Bundle of Joy pack includes an ultra comfortable ...
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Boba Baby Wrap at the Natural Nursery

“Fantastic” Boba Wrap gets Top Marks

The Boba Baby Wrap is a stretchy wrap baby sling for use from newborn to toddler. It is made from a soft yet sturdy cotton knit (95% cotton, 5% spandex) to give a simple to use, comfortable and supportive carrier for your baby. There a no buckles or straps, simply wrap the sling around yourself and pop your baby in. The fabric is slightly thicker than some other brands so some parents find it a little more supportive. The stretch means that you can tie the sling in the morning ...
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Sling Library Competiton

Here at The Natural Nursery we love to help share the babywearing love so we are offering a Moby Baby Wrap up as a prize for one lucky Sling Library. The Moby is one of our best-selling slings and we think it is a fabulous starter sling, popular with mums and dads, easy to tie and great for popping baby in and out of. To enter your favourite Sling Library or Sling Meet, just comment below with the name of the group and the answer to the following question: How ...
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|Exeter Pop Up Shop

We are so excited! The Natural Nursery is returning to the High Street, Exeter McCoy Arcade to be exact. The Natural Nursery will be setting up shop for several days a month in our first ever pop up shop. Exeter families will be able to see and handle a range of baby carriers and real nappies before ordering exactly what they want, knowing it is the perfect product for them. Arabella has been using cloth nappies and slings for nearly a decade and has been helping other families find just ...
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Fairly Traded Fancy Dress from the Natural Nursery

There are hours of fun to be had in our range of fairly traded fancy dress costumes. Perfect for parties and days out you are guaranteed a big 'Ahhhh' whichever costume you choose for your child. We have beautiful butterfly dresses, incredibly cute baby strawberrys and for older children versatile 2 or 3 in one costumes like the reversable Elf/Robin Hood costume or the 3 in one Emergency Services costume. The only problem is getting them off the child to wash them, luckily they are made to a really high ...
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Manduca Baby Carrier M Position

Babywearing Tips – The M Position in the Manduca Carrier

Developed by a babywearing instructor and mum in Germany, the manduca organic baby carrier is incredibly comfortable for both wearer and baby. The manduca baby carrier is a soft structured carrier which grows with your child from birth to pre-school, making days out easier and more fun. Safe baby wearing guidelines recommend babies should be carried close enough to kiss and in the all-important M position. The M position corresponds to a baby's natural position and helps their hips mature as nature intended. Your baby's knees are pulled up - ...
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Hotslings Adjustable Pouch at the Natural Nursery

Gorgeous Adjustable Pouch Hotslings in stock at the Natural Nursery

Say bye bye to sizes and hello to the infinitely adjustable pouch (AP) from Hotslings! Two strategically placed buckles allow the AP to fit comfortably on multiple users while also easily accommodating postpartum body changes. This sling can be used safely to cradle carry, front carry and hip carry. Each Hotslings print is a one of a kind, guaranteeing that Hotslings designs will not be found on any other product, Features & benefits: Wide, sleek shoulder design. Safety label & red arrow to ensure correct wearing. Two strategically placed buckles ...
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Baba + Boo Red Hearts Wet Bag at the Natural Nursery

New Baba + Boo Wet Bags at the Natural Nursery, not just for nappies!

We have 4 new fabric choices for the fantastic Baba + Boo waterproof wet bags. They are designed to store dirty nappies when you are out and about but are just as useful for putting wet clothes in after too much puddle splashing in this lovely summer weather! They are made from the same fabrics as the Baba + Boo nappies - solid bright colours or funky animal prints - for a stylish look. Benefits: Waterproof wet bag for reusable nappies on the go Funky animal prints or bold colours ...
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New Range of Calin Bleu Gauze Baby Wraps, Perfect for Wet and Sunny Weather!

We are really pleased to have the new colour range of Calin Bleu gauze baby wraps, especially in this changeable weather - they are perfect because they are light enough to wear in the sun and dry quickly after the rain. The wrap sling is easy to put on and is perfect for babywearing as it can be used as a: Front carrier Hip carrier Back carrier Breastfeeding sling Calin Bleu wraparound baby slings are designed and made in the UK to allow both parents to use the same baby ...
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Win a Set of Brand New Design EccoBots Washable Fleece Wipes (ends 16th July 2012)

Here at the Natural Nursery we are very excited to be stocking the brand new fleece prints in the EccoBots range of nappies, nappy wraps, boosters, liners and wipes. There are 6 beautiful new prints from this Devon company; Mini Dot Sage, Fuchsia or Navy. Wonky stars on Blue or Red and Strawberries on Pink. These wipes are just great and by far cheaper than disposable wipes! A generous size - they measure approx 20cm x 12cm They are lovely and soft against babys skin Great for little ones with ...
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Very Cute Moby Mini Slings for Dolls and Teddies.

Children love copying adults and these lovely toy wraparound slings are perfect for little ones from 2-6 years. They are reversable, so one side shows the Moby logo and the other side is blank. Your little one might need a little help tying the wrap on but after that the doll or teddy can just slip in and out, there are no buckles or hard catches. They are made from 100% cotton and come in different colours to match the 'grown up' Moby Baby Wrap ...
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Ellaroo Organic Ring Slings – Elegant and versatile babywearing

Ellaroo baby carriers are designed by parents, for parents. The styles are inspired by traditional baby carriers from around the world, while keeping the modern parent in mind. Ellaroo was founded in 2003 as a reliable source of superior baby carriers, and to be an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable business. The product list has grown gradually, always focused on well-crafted designs that are practical and convenient for parents. The Ellaroo Ring Sling has an elegant design, with a touch of padding in the shoulder and rails. Lightweight brushed aluminum ...
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Car Seat Crying

Car Seat Crying By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of the “No-Cry Solution” book series Some babies fall asleep almost before you’re out of the driveway, but others won’t spend five happy minutes in their car seats. Usually, this is because your baby is used to more freedom of movement and more physical attention than you can provide when she’s belted into her seat. Hearing your baby cry while you are trying to drive is challenging. Even though it’s difficult to deal with, remember that you and your baby’s safety are most ...
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Why Consider the Boba Baby Wrap?

Why consider the Boba Wrap? You want to mimic the environment that your baby felt in the womb – All infants crave pressure and containment, especially within the first year of life. The Boba Baby Wrap envelops your baby with clinging support. You want extra support for preemies or smaller babies – If you have a preterm baby or a baby under seven pounds, your baby will be too small for the Boba Carrier. If you are interested in Kangaroo Care the wrap is ideal and will perfectly adjust to ...
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Beware of Fake Ergo Baby Carriers

We have recently been contacted by people who have purchased fake Ergos - it seems that the sale of potentially dangerous carriers is still going on so we would remind people to only buy from authorised dealers. In fact, Ergo will be appearing as part of the Fake Britain television show tomorrow, 28th May 2012 (BBC1, 09.15 ) as they are so concerned about the dangers posed to babies and toddlers from fake products. Ergo say: At ERGObaby, we want all babies and toddlers to be carried safely, securely, and ...
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Tips for a first time baby wrap wearer from Calin Bleu

Practice and perseverance are the keys to successful, long-term baby wearing. Don’t let the initial difficulties, or a fussy baby, put you off. In some ways, baby wearing is similar to breastfeeding – it is both a natural thing and a learned skill. It does take some practice and perseverance, but once you get the knack of it, it just feels right. So stick with it! As time goes by, you will develop your own style, that both you and your baby enjoy. You will find out what type of ...
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Did you know babywearing has loads of scientifically proven heath benefits?

The Natural Nursery is run by a family of babywearers. The Boba range is one of our favorites. Because it is a soft structured carrier there are no poles. The Boba carrier distributes the weight of your little one to your shoulders and waist. The optimal leg support of the Boba, backed by the foot straps, ensures the proper seated position for the support of your little ones’ hips, pelvis and spine. The Boba 2G is organic and is an incredibly soft, supportive and comfortable buckle carrier which should cover ...
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Attachment Parenting UK – A new resource for UK parents, health professionals and all the family

Attachment Parenting UK is a newly founded Community Interest Company offering resources for the growing community of parents interested in, and practicing attachment parenting principles. The website www.attachmentparenting.co.uk includes a wealth of articles, tips, events, book suggestions, personal stories and a database of support groups that advocate attachment theory and attachment parenting. Attachment Parenting UK is committed to promoting awareness, and providing information to parents seeking leading-edge evidence-based research. Attachment Parenting UK’s founder, Michelle Mattesini, who runs an Attachment Parenting International-affiliated Support Group in Devon is especially keen to encourage ...
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The story behind the Beco Baby Sling

Designed by a babywearing parent, active sailor and rock climber, Gabby Caperon. Beco combines perfect ergonomics, excellent weight distribution and stylish design from top quality fabrics. Each carrier is handmade by a skilled seamstress in facilities which apply high social and economical standards. Sustainability and minimal impact of our production on the environment is important to us. Gabby says: "I designed the Beco Baby Carrier in November 2005. Since inception, the design has undergone many changes and today, I still work on improvements and fine tuning. A lot of improvements ...
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The Volcano Effect: Why Skipping a Nap Results in Meltdown

The Volcano Effect: Why Skipping a Nap Results in Meltdown By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Nap Solution From the moment your child wakes in the morning he is slowly using up the benefits of the previous night’s sleep. He wakes up totally refreshed, but as the hours pass, little by little, the benefits of his sleep time are used up, and an urge to return to sleep begins to build. When we catch a child at in-between stages and provide naps, we build up his reservoir of sleep-related ...
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Make it Monday – Cornflower Slime

Cornflower and water mixed together has amazing properties, you can slice it and pour it! It is reusable because it dries into a powder again and, the water evaporates from it pretty quickly meaning you can vacuum away any mess! I usually start this off on a tray and give my child a bowl with a couple of tablespoons of cornflower, a small jug of water and a spoon for stirring ...
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A Ride on Mother’s Back: A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World (Emery Bernhard)

5.0 out of 5 stars World wide, Children and families benefit from babywearing.,15 July 1999 Review By An Amazon Customer This review is from: A Ride on Mother's Back: A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World (Hardcover) Beautiful visual and written images of babies and children from many cultures being carried in wraps and slings, on backs and in arms, as families work and play together. Babywearing and breastfeeding are depicted in harmony with the family's daily life. Babies and children are shown learning from their close proximity to ...
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Beautiful New Gauze Wrap Sling Colours from Calin Bleu

The Natural Nursery are excited to have in stock, two new colours for Calin Bleu Cool Wrap Baby Carriers. Ocean Teal and Midnight Grey are fashionable, stylish colours, gender neutral and great for all year round! The Cool wrap baby carrier spreads the weight evenly around your back, both shoulders and hips, making it easy to carry your baby from birth to toddler. It is light, breathable, compact. A wrap baby sling made from a single, long piece of fabric that you wrap around yourself and baby to give a ...
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Why consider a Boba Baby Carrier?

The Natural Nursery is run by a family of babywearers. The Boba range is one of our favorites. It is a soft structured carrier that distributes the weight of your little one to your shoulders and waist. Why consider a Boba Carrier? You want a carrier that you can take on and off in two snaps – This is a huge plus. When you want to go somewhere fast or you have a cranky baby that you want to bring outside it is wonderful. You only want to buy one ...
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Shifting Schedules – When to Change from Two Naps to One Nap

Shifting Schedules – When to Change from Two Naps to One Nap By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Nap Solution During the early years of life, nap schedules are in a continuous state of change. After a newborn period of all-day napping, babies eventually settle into a regular two-nap-a-day routine. Most children switch from these two daily naps to one nap sometime between the ages of 12 and 24 months. However, that year of difference is a very long span of time. This shows that age alone is not ...
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Make it Monday – Minibeast Jigsaw

This is a downloadable print off from Nature Detectives. There are 2 different sheets to print out, then you can swap bodies, head and legs; create a minibeast family; make up names...... We had loads of fun with these taking it in turns to choose a part and making the silliest creatures we could think of, we also made a few of our own legs, heads and bodies to add in. We printed ours off in black and white and coloured it in, but the idea is so simple that ...
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Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves

Book Description Every parent would happily give up ever scolding, punishing or threatening if she only knew how to ensure that her toddler/child/teen would thrive and act responsibly without such painful measures. Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves is the answer to this universal wish. It is not about gentle ways to control a child, but about a way of being and of understanding a child so she/he can be the best of herself, not because she fears you, but because she wants to, of her own free will. "Aldort's book ...
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Keep your baby safe – don’t buy counterfeited Beco Baby Carriers.

A safety message has been issued by Beco Baby Carriers who say "Over the past months, we have noticed a number of unauthorized internet sellers of counterfeit Beco Baby Carrier products. No warranty protection is offered with respect to counterfeit products. Don’t RISK your child's safety just to save money!" The Natural Nursery is an authorised retailer for all the babyslings and carriers we sell and you can rest assured that all the products sold at www.naturalnursery.co.uk are genuine! Beco Butterfly Suitable from newborn to pre-school, this innovative carrier can ...
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New Nappy Round up at the Natural Nursery – Pop-ins and Smartipants

Just a quick round up of the new nappies we have in at the Natural Nursery this week. Pop-In Nappy + Bamboo£14.99 £11.99 One size Pop-In nappy with bamboo soaker. Pop-In Nappy + Bamboo Printed£16.50 £13.20 One size Pop-In nappy with bamboo soaker. Smartipants, Pocket Washable Nappy, 24PK£324.00 £220.00 24 pack of this one sized, birth to potty pocket nappy - easy to use and economical. Smartipants, Pocket Washable Nappy, 12PK£162.00 £116.00 12 pack of this one sized, birth to potty pocket nappy - easy to use and economical ...
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Tantrums, Fussing and Whining

Tantrums, Fussing and Whining from The No-Cry Discipline Solution (McGraw-Hill 2007) by Elizabeth Pantley If you ask parents to list the most frustrating discipline problems during early childhood, you would find that these three items appear on every list. All children master their own version of these behaviors – every parent has to deal with them! Controlling their emotions Most often these behaviors are caused by a child’s inability to express or control his emotions. Tiredness, hunger, boredom, frustration and other causes that ignite The Big Three can frequently be ...
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What is a Moby Baby Wrap?

The design of the Moby Wrap uses your entire back, as well as your shoulders, to carry the weight of your baby. Unlike other carriers, which have narrow straps or go across one shoulder, the Moby Wrap is a wide piece of durable fabric that is wrapped over both shoulders. It is amazingly comfortable and easy to wear. There are no buckles, snaps or other fasteners (that may break or bend). It is easy to adjust the fit of your Moby Wrap by varying how tightly you wrap yourself and ...
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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

Review Mumsnet Best Awards 2011 - Best parenting book `An excellent book for reassessing the way you talk to your children and, as one said, "putting it into practice isn't as hard as I imagined and the children respond so, so well".' --Mumsnet, January 2011 Synopsis This down-to-earth book is written to make relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. The authors use innovative ways to solve problems. In this book you will learn to cope with your child's family conflicts peacefully ...
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Hand Woven Ellaroo Wrap Baby Carriers

At the Natural Nursery we are really pleased to be stocking baby carriers from Ellaroo. It is essential to the Ellaroo team that their work contributes something meaningful to other people’s lives. Ellaroo has a mission to improve people’s lives – farmers, crafts people who make the products, staff, resellers, parents and babies – at every level of business interactions. The Ellaroo wrap sling is made from hand-woven Guatemalan fabric which forms snugly around you and baby, without being bouncy.Lightweight breathable and easy to manipulate. Simplicity of design makes this ...
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Beautiful New Pop-In Nappies at the Natural Nursery!

The Pop-In washable nappy is a unique cross between an all-in-one nappy and a two part system that is almost as easy to use as a disposable nappy. The outer cover has a built in absorbent panel: simply pop the soaker and bamboo booster in, ready to put on your baby just as you would a disposable nappy. This highly flexible system allows you to adjust the absorbency to your baby’s needs and with the addition of the night time booster you have a complete nappy system that will last ...
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EllaRoo Organic Lightly Padded Baby Sling at the Natural Nursery

EllaRoo Lightly Padded Baby Sling Organic. The Ellaroo Lightly Padded Baby Sling is 100% organic cotton fabric, with just a touch of padding in the shoulder and rails. The inner and outer rails are fully independently adjustable through lightweight brushed aluminum Sling Rings, with an open tail for maximum adjustability and versatility. The sling is designed to cup the shoulder and spread naturally over the back, keeping baby secure and close to your center of gravity. The Ellaroo Lightly Padded Baby Sling is a simple all-around sling, or the perfect ...
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Carried babies cry less, sleep better and learn more.

At the Natural Nursery we have a whole range of different types of baby carriers and reams of experience to help you choose the right one for you. We love the Boba range, it is a soft structured carrier. There are no buttons, snaps, or poles. It is essentially made from a piece of rectangular fabric with foam shoulder straps and a foam waistbelt. The Boba carrier distributes the weight of your little one to your shoulders and waist. Most often framed backpacks don’t have much of a seat, and ...
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Make it Monday – making paper beads and necklaces

Today, let's look at more more ideas of things to do at home with children: paper beads and stringing beads into necklaces, garlands or bracelets. Material: - Paper. You can buy fancy colour paper for this activity but reclaimed paper will work just as well. Take a look at your recycling bin to put aside brightly coloured paper. Larger or thicker paper will be better for small children. - Glue stick. We tried glue stick and PVA glue. Both work but the stick was easier. - Scissors or a paper ...
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What Mothers Do: Especially When it Looks Like Nothing

Review 'The best parenting book you've never heard of.' - Anne Karpf, The 'Guardian' 'Naomi Stadlen writes with understanding, deep insight and humour. This is truly woman-to woman.' - Sheila Kitzinger, childbirth educator, mother 'I wish I'd had this book years ago - to show to bosses who didn't understand, to friends who couldn't grasp why I was permanently tired, and even to myself - to know that I wasn't the only one who wished for an extra eight hours in the day.' - Anne Diamond, television presenter, mother Product ...
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Real Nappies – What you will need

This very quick checklist is helpful when you are planning what to get for your baby and might give you some ideas for a present for a new mum! How about a nappy bucket and mesh with some fleece liners all tied up with a big bow on top for an unusual gift idea. Wet bags come in all sorts of incredible designs now too, leopard and giraffe are my favorites! You will need approximately 15-20 nappies, with 3-5 wraps of each size (if used). Please visit www.naturalnursery.co.uk/reusable-nappies-advice.html for advice ...
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Local Real Nappy Incentives can save you ££££

Are you interested in trialing real nappies? Why not see if you can get a cash incentive from your local council? The Natural Nursery can help you with the paperwork – you will always receive an emailed and paper receipt from us for your reusable nappy purchase but do let us know if there is anything else you need. We keep this list as up to date as we can on www.naturalnursery.co.uk, but this is the list as at 1st April 2012. Please let us know if there are any ...
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Boba says: Babywearing: A Better Way to Move Through Life

According to Boba Baby Carriers, 'Bringing your little one along for the ride is better for the both of you.' They say that: Carried babies… Cry less. 43% less overall and 54% less during evening hours. Become Independent Faster. Making them confident and less clingy. Sleep Better. They fall asleep quicker and sleep for longer periods of time. Are Happier. They feel loved and secure. You can read the full article on the Boba Blog at http://www.bobafamily.com/blog/2011/10/13/babywearing-a-better-way-to-move-through-life/ Or you can buy a Boba Baby Carrier in the UK from The ...
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Cute Babies in Real Nappies – Orla

This is Orla who is very happy to be wearing a beautiful blue cloth nappy - thank you to her mum for sending in the picture! ...
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Make it Monday – free colouring sheets: babies & baby slings

Prepare the next generation of babywearers! Children love colouring pictures, and familiar pictures in particular. These images of mums carrying babies in their baby slings will appeal to them. Award-winning British artist Susan Cook of Picture Dreams, has produced these beautiful drawings of babies for your little ones to colour-in. You can download the A4 version as a jpg (right click on the large image and choose print) or as as pdf. If you don't have a printer, email us your address and we'll be happy to pop some in ...
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Real Nappy Week Comp – Win Washable Fleece Nappy Liners – (ends April 30th 2012)

These beautiful and bright fleece liners are shaped to fit comfortably inside a cloth nappy. They are made in Exeter by Eccobots. Fleece liners work well inside all real nappies as they are soft against your baby’s skin and help to keep the wet away from the bottom, meaning a more comfortable baby. To win a set of 10 washable fleece liners: Tell us how reusable fleece liners will make your nappy changing easier. You might get some ideas from the product description at http://www.naturalnursery.co.uk/washable-nappy-accessories/fleece-liner-for-real-nappy-10-pk.html To get more entries just ...
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Three in a Bed: The Benefits of Sleeping with Your Baby

Review Current Western parenting advice, says Deborah Jackson, stresses the need to minimise the "bother" that children cause; Jackson claims that this culture views the child as a potentially dominating personality that could undermine parental authority when older and emphasises that this tendency needs to be trained out of them early. The author disputes the scientific basis for such claims, and such a culture, and appeals to parents to trust their own instincts. Using extensive research she puts the case for a child-orientated approach to parenting.This book is controversial, thought-provoking, ...
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Why I chose to use cloth nappies

Hi, my name is Lisa and you might know me from www.lactivist.co.uk. I'm now the mum of an 8 year old but I clearly remember the nappy days and my reasons for choosing cloth rather than disposable. When I was pregnant I planned and was lucky to get a natural homebirth, breastfeeding was a given (I'd lived in Asia and seen the very dodgy marketing of Infant formula over there, and having spent almost 9 months growing this baby I didn't want to put anything in it that I hadn't ...
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8 Top Tips for Keeping Cloth Nappies Soft and Fluffy

When it is cold and wet a lot of people rely on radiators to dry their real nappies. If you live in a hard water area this could mean that your nappies go a bit hard. Some nappies are better than others for hard water areas: The Flip Nappies from bumGenius are good for hard water areas, and they dry relatively quickly too. They are one size nappies, easy to use, you need a cover and an insert that can be disposable or washable, if you want to learn more ...
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How to care for your cloth nappies

You will need to wash your new nappies a few times before you use them to ensure they are fully absorbent. We suggest that you just wash and use a few nappies first to make sure they suit your baby as you will not be able to return any used or washed nappies. When you need to change your baby, flush the disposable liner down the loo and pop the soiled nappy into your nappy bucket, ready for washing. If you are using a 2-part nappy system, you can wipe ...
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Washable Nappy Tips – Baby Wipes

More Washable Nappy Tips for Real Nappy Week 2012. It is easy to spend a fortune on disposable baby wipes, when it is very simple to make and use your own washable wipes. Even families that use disposable nappies often use reusable wipes as they are so soft on the baby, save hundreds of pounds and don’t contain any nasty chemicals. Washable wipes can be used for all sorts of clean ups – on hands and faces, not just on bots. I just dampen my wipes under the hot tap ...
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Types of Real Nappy Comparison Chart

Here at the Natural Nursery we are passionate about real nappies and we want to make it easier for you to find the very best ones for your family. Sizing Real nappies may be sized, to cope with growing babies or one sized/birth to potty, meaning the same set of nappies should fit from around 8lbs to 35lbs, roughly the size of babies/toddlers when they are in nappies. Flat Nappies Terry squares or pre-folds - rectangles of fabric that can be folded in a number of ways to ensure the ...
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Make it Monday – Making your own baby wipes

Just like cloth nappies, switching to reusable baby wipes can save you a lot of money, especially the early months. Reusable baby wipes are just as easy to use as flushable baby wipes. You can use water to clean your baby's bottom or make your own natural cleaning solution. Once your baby's nappy is changed, you can pop the wipes in your laundry. They are made especially to wash and dry easily. If you decide to make your own baby wipes, the first thing will be to choose a suitable ...
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Real Nappy Week Tips

Another tip to make Real Nappies Real Easy for you, Real Nappy Week 2012. I always use a nappy liner inside my cloth nappies - it makes it easier to dispose of the solids, helps to protect the nappy from staining and keeps the baby's bottom drier. You can buy paper liners that you either flush down the loo or dispose of in the bin but I prefer to use fleece nappy liners as: They are super soft and dry to the touch even when the nappy is wet, so ...
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Real Nappy Week Comp – Win Reusable Baby Wipes – (ends April 30th 2012) winner was Megan Bayford

We have instructions for making your own baby wipes on the Natural Nursery Blog but if you fancy winning some of these ready made by Eccobotsof Exeter a Rafflecopter giveaway You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway. The draw will be held after the 30th April 2012 and the winners will be notified by email. This prize draw is only open to people in Europe, sorry! ...
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Real Nappy Week Freebies, Exeter

Real Nappy Week Freebies! The Devon Real Nappy Project have generously provided Mama Packs for everyone attending our Real Nappy Week events this week. The contents of the Mama Packs do vary, so here is a photo of the contents of one of the RNW Mama Packs. We also have a number of extra items for you to collect too: Your free New Parent Pack full of info about being a parent in Exeter Free 8 page guide to Real Nappies A free washable wipe from the Devon Real Nappy ...
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Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain

Review "Why Love Matters is hugely important. It should be mandatory reading for all parents, teachers and politicians." - The Guardian "Sue Gerhardt's choice of title reflects the loving attention to detail that is the essence of this book... excellently researched and well-written book which deserves to be widely read by practitioners, researchers and parents." - Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice "Sue Gerhardt has written a vitally important book - a must-read for every parent, teacher, physician and politician." - Daniel Goleman, author Emotional Intelligence "I would like ...
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Real Nappies and the Environment – See a Nappy Mountain!

UK parents throw away around 3 billion disposable nappies every year - that is a lot of landfill and this is what one babies nappy mountain looks like - It is believed that it will take up to 500 years for these nappies to decompose (all the while producing dangerous methane gas), which could be a big headache for our grandchildren. A Women’s Environmental Network study shows that disposable nappies use: 3.5 times as much energy 8 times as much non-renewable raw materials 2.3 times as much waste water as ...
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Choosing your cloth nappies

With so many brands, styles and types of nappies around, it can be a little hard to work out which one is right for you and your baby. There are a number of factors that you might like to consider: Your budget Flat nappies or simple one size nappies are more economical than all-in-one nappies. There might be a real nappy incentive scheme in your area which could give you cash back or offer a free trial. Speed of drying Pocket and flat nappies will dry quickest, followed by slim ...
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Cute Babies in Real Nappies – Erin

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Make it Monday – Growing food from kitchen scraps

This is from the fantastic site - citygirlfarming.com which has loads of ideas for growing food in small spaces. I've grown the tops of carrots (just pop them in a saucer of water), accidentally sprouted potato's and tried and failed to grow avocado's before but this blog has some new ideas! They are so easy to do with children, and the small seeds are so fast to grow too! If you do grow any please send us your photos to lisa@naturalnursery.co.uk There's all sorts of growing experiments you can do ...
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Real Nappy Week Comp – Win a Lactivist Cloth Nappy T-shirt – Ends 30th April 2012 (winner was Chery Halliwell)

You could win an organic 'My cloth nappy makes me happy' t-shirt from Lactivist. Professionally screen printed in blue and black ink on unbleached cotton short sleeved organic t-shirts with nickle free poppers at the shoulder. Allowing for slight variations they are like this: Organic 100% cotton Short Sleeved T-shirts with Shoulder Poppers The size 3-6 month organic sleeved popper shoulder t-shirt measures: 50cm (20 inches) around the chest 24cm (9 inches) from back of neck to hem Size 6-12 month organic short sleeved popper shoulder t-shirt measures: 55cm (21.5 ...
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The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

Product Description It's no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today's mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home mums, single mums, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book's range of nursing advice, stories, and information-from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy ...
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Cute Babies in Real Nappies – Ethan

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Real Nappy Bargains at the Natural Nursery for April 2012

This is a quick round up of some of the real nappy bargains you can find at www.naturalnursery.co.uk. You might also be lucky enough to live in an area where there is a Real Nappy Incentive Scheme which could give you a money off voucher you can use online. Pocket Nappy Gift Pack - Nappy + Wet Bag£15.25 £14.25 Washable nappy gift pack - birth to potty pocket nappy and wet bag. Imse Vimse Shaped Nappy, Organic Flannel£7.99 £4.99 100% organic cotton shaped nappy that is non-bulky and quick drying ...
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Washable Nappies, Babies health and how much money you can save…..

Washable Nappies Modern cloth nappies are easy to use, save you a fortune and are better for your baby and the environment. A modern washable nappy system consists of an absorbent part (the nappy) and a waterproof part (the nappy wrap or cover). There are lots of types of nappies and you can find out more about the different styles at www.naturalnursery.co.uk My Baby’s Health Disposable nappies contain over 200 chemicals, some of which are believed to cause cancers or hormonal changes. Cloth nappies are made from soft or natural ...
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Make it Monday – Juice Carton Recycling

Despite dilligently sorting tins, bottles, paper and cardboard and composting any food that is leftover from leftovers, my little family still manages to produce lots of rubbish for my big black bin. My challenge to myself - and anyone else who cares to take it up, is to find something else to do with things I normally throw away and this week I have chosen - milk and juice cartons. Normally, I squash them down so they take up less space in the bin but it would be great to ...
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Real Nappy Week Comp – Win a £25 gift voucher with your top tips – (ends April 30th 2012)

To be in the draw to win a £25 gift voucher to spend on anything you like at www.naturalnursery.co.uk just leave a comment on the Natural Nursery Blog on this post www.naturalnurseryblog.co.uk/natural-nursery/fluffy-friday-special-real-nappy-week-ends-april-30th-2012/telling us Your top tips to make nappy use easier. Maybe you have a great idea that helps you get out of the house quicker, or have you got a system for washing that saves you time? Whatever it is, big or small we would love to hear about it. To get more entries just tell people about the ...
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The Wonder Weeks – Hetty van de Rijt

Product Description The Wonder Weeks. How to stimulate your baby's mental development and help him turn his 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forwarddescribes in easy-to-understand terms the incredible developmental changes that all babies go through during the first 20 months of their lives. This is the extended, "fat" edition with 2 more chapters covering 2 more leaps in the mental development of your baby up to the end of the sensorimotor period. The book is based on the discovery of a little known phenomenon: all normal, healthy ...
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Choosing a Baby Carrier

Choosing a Baby Carrier By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of the “No-Cry Solution” book series Most parents find a baby carrier to be invaluable during the first year of their baby’s life. There are many types and styles to choose from. The different types of baby carriers fall into three main categories: slings, front packs and backpacks. Slings These are made of fabric and are available in a wide variety of styles. They “sling” sash-style over your shoulder to hold baby in front of you. Slings offer many benefits to both ...
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SHOCKING SURVEY REVEALS DANGERS TO MAN’S BEST FRIEND THIS EASTER!

Dogs Trust launches its “Chocs Away” Awareness drive A shocking new survey** from Dogs Trust has revealed that over 57% of pet dogs have eaten chocolate intended for humans and over 1 in 10 have become ill from it. Of these, 8% have died due to the effects and nearly a quarter have required urgent veterinary treatment. To prevent the number of dogs that end up hopping to the vet with chocolate poisoning, Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, is today launching a new “Chocs Away!” awareness drive ...
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EllaRoo Lightly Padded Baby Sling new at the Natural Nursery

The EllaRoo Lightly Padded Baby Sling is 100% handwoven, lightweight Guatemalan cotton fabric, with just a touch of cotton padding in the shoulder and rails. The inner and outer rails are independently adjustable through lightweight brushed aluminum Rings, with an open tail for maximum adjustability and versatility. The sling is designed to cup the shoulder and spread naturally over the back, keeping baby secure and close to your center of gravity. The EllaRoo Lightly Padded Baby Sling is a simple all-around sling, or the perfect foundation piece for a well-rounded ...
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Make it Monday – Indoor rainy fun

Spring! It has been raining solidly all day and we are bored bored bored! So here is the recipe for a fantastic fun indoor picnic. Ingredients: a tablecloth or sheet old newspaper and magazines picnic food - sandwiches and lashings of ginger beer at least one small child How we did it Spread out the cloth in your desired picnic area Set the scene with newspaper trees Move some house plants nearer the cloth Cut out large daisies from magazines and scatter on the floor near the cloth Spread out ...
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Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason

Review "Those seeking alternative methods of raising confident, well-loved children will warmly embrace Kohn's message." - Publishers Weekly "Alfie Kohn does it again: He takes a topic (parenting) that has been studied and written about for years and gives us a wise way of adjusting our lenses so that we really see it clearly. He doesn't give simple rules, he gives deep understanding and a core foundation for parents." - JoAnn Deak, Girls Will Be Girls" Product Description This book presents a provocative challenge to the conventional wisdom of raising ...
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Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child

Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution Up to 70% of children under age five have sleep problems. Sleep issues are complicated and have many causes. They’re hard to deal with because when children aren’t sleeping, parents aren’t sleeping, and that lack of sleep affects every minute of every day for every person in the family because lack of sleep isn’t just about being tired. Sleep has a role in everything -- dawdling, temper tantrums, hyperactivity, growth, health, and even learning to ...
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Patapum Baby Sling in stock at the Natural Nursery

Discover the world on your mum’s or dad’s back. The new way of parenting! Great for shopping, walking, hiking or doing housework while being hugged by the person you love the most. Your Baby! The Patapum Baby Carrier is one of the best back baby carrier you will find. It is lightweight, comfortable, stylish and easy to use. Can be used with infants who can sit up alone and are strong enough to support their head. Around 5 months old, up to 40 Lbs. (18-20 Kgs.) Patapum Carriers are not ...
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Make it Monday – Penny’s Easy Carrot Cake Recipe

I'm getting more carrots than I really need in my veg box at the moment and this recipe from Penny's Recipes is a brilliant way to use them up! Penny says "I first baked this cake when I was having a meeting at my house. I thought I would test it out on those attending – they are people who will always be honest about my cooking!! I was surprised that one person immediately identified it as a carrot cake before tasting – as it is not a typical one ...
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The Science of Parenting – Margot Sunderland

Product Description It's time to re-write the rule book on raising a child. Based on over 700 scientific studies into children's development, BMA award-winning author and child psychotherapist Dr. Margot Sunderland explains how to develop your child's potential to the full. Find out the truth about popular childcare tactics, how touch, laughter and play build emotional wellbeing for life, and the strategies for effectively dealing with temper tantrums and tears. This is the first practical parenting book to give you the facts, not the fiction on the best way to ...
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Cat-Naps — Making Short Naps Longer

Cat-Naps -- Making Short Naps Longer By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Nap Solution Is your child a cat-napper? Does your baby fall asleep being fed, while in a car seat, sling, rocker, or someone’s arms? When transferred to bed, does your baby then sleep 30 to 50 minutes? That’s the exact length of one sleep cycle. These factors combined define the main cause of mini-naps: an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep without aid – your baby wakes fully at the end of the first sleep cycle, ...
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Going Visiting With Your Baby

Going Visiting With Your Baby By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of the “No-Cry Solution” book series Babies love new places! There’s so much to investigate and new things to touch. But many people aren’t too happy to have your little one crawling or toddling freely about the house exploring everything in sight. While you think its adorable that Baby found the Tupperware, your host may not think it’s cute that her tidy cabinet has been rearranged by sticky baby hands. If your host has a big heart she’ll let you know ...
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Make it Monday – Recycled Plastic Bag Crafts

Want to know what to do with those plastic bags that you seem to accumulate? Well, this blog has all the answers. http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/138/1/Recycled-plastic-bag-crafts.html It says "According to some estimates, Between 500 billion and a trillion plastic grocery bags are used globally each year. The WorldWatch Institute states it takes 430,000 gallons of oil to produce 100 million plastic bags - so that comes to a staggering 4,300,000 gallons or 16,277,270 litres of oil to make a trillion bags."I love the idea of making a bag out of bags and I've ...
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Detoxing Childhood: What Parents Need to Know to Raise Bright, Balanced Children

Review "constructive, intelligent solutions on how to take the lessons of the past, embrace the good things about the present and raise bright balanced children for the future" (DAILY RECORD) Product Description Sue Palmer's ground-breaking book TOXIC CHILDHOOD generated national debate. Now, in this important follow-up book, she provides an essential guide on how to bring up children in a way that avoids the problems of a toxic world. Includes practical, easy-to-follow advice on: Food Play Sleep Language Childcare and education Family life Using TV, computers and mobile phones to ...
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Fluffy Friday – Win a £15 Natural Nursery Gift Voucher with your craft ideas! (ends 5th April 2012)

Most mums I know have days when they are stuck for ideas for something to do with small children. The Natural Nursery Blog is coming to the rescue but it needs your help! Make it Mondays are for blog posts that feature easy, cheap, eco friendly and fun things to make and do with or for small children. We have quite a few planned already, keep an eye out every Monday for recipes, ideas for reusing drinks cartons and plastic bags, instructions for making your own wet wipes and brilliant ...
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Introducing Make it Mondays!

Every Monday on the Natural Nursery Blog there will be a new idea for something to do, from rainy day play to recipes, colouring sheets to download, instructions for making your own baby wipes and loads of other cheap and easy seasonal ideas. We are starting off on Monday 12th March 2012 with some great ideas for clever and easy things to make out of old plastic bags. We'd love to hear your ideas for anything you would like to see on the Make it Monday slot, I'd like to ...
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EllaRoo Wraparound Baby Carrier – Versatile and Beautiful!

If you are looking for a lightweight carrier that can be used in 4 different carrying positions and comes in loads of different colour choices then you are in luck - The Natural Nursery is now stocking the EllaRoo Wraparound Baby Carrier. It is 100% cotton and is a much lighter weight fabric than many other wraparound slings. The result is a lighter, cooler baby carrier, easier to manipulate, being lighter and less weighty. Perfect for the summer when you want to be cooler, and great for cooler weather as ...
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March 2012 at the Natural Nursery

Now the sun is starting to come out of hiding I want to be out enjoying it! Here at the Natural Nursery we have loads of beautiful new slings and baby carriers to make getting out with a baby or toddler not only easier, but stylish too. Here are just a few of the new slings that are now in stock and they all have free UK postage too! Beco Butterfly Suitable from newborn to pre-school, this innovative carrier can be used in both front and back carry positions Boba ...
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Beautiful Beco Gemini Slings at the Natural Nursery

Suitable from newborn to pre-school, the Beco Baby Carrier is as practical as it is stylish. Combining great ergonomics with excellent weight distribution, this innovative carrier can be used in both front and back carry positions. The internal sling allows you to securely buckle your baby into the carrier then handle baby and carrier as one unit, passing between parents without the need to remove a sleeping baby from the carrier. The Beco Baby Carrier also includes a removable infant insert to use with babies up to 15 pounds, allowing ...
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Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food – Gill Rapley

Review It sounds like common sense: after all, would you want to be strapped into a high chair and force-fed spoon after spoon of bland vegetables? It's surely much more exciting to be able to exercise a bit of control over your diet. --Guardian Book Description Everything you need to know about baby-led weaning - the latest buzz in parenting circles - from leading health visitor Gill Rapley Product Description Contrary to popular belief, there is no research that supports the current mainstream view that babies should be weaned by ...
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“Bright and colourful, very snazzy!” Maracas at the Natural Nursery

These ethically traded maracas are a fun musical toy and are made from smooth wood and make a rattle sound when they are shaken. They come in a variety of patterns and colours - you will receive one pair of maracas in a random colour way but do let us know if you have a boy / girl preference and we will do our best. They are suitable for age 3 years plus. Natural Nursery customer Rhiannon said: "Love these maracas, they are beautifully made and really colourful. The handle ...
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Boba Baby Wrap now in stock at the Natural Nursery (in 13 different colours!)

The Boba Wrap is made from a soft yet sturdy cotton knit (95% cotton, 5% spandex) to give a simple to use, comfortable and supportive carrier for your baby. There a no buckles or straps, simply wrap the sling around yourself and pop your baby in. The fabric is slightly thicker than some other brands so some parents find it a little more supportive. The stretch means that you can tie the sling in the morning and pop baby in and out during the day without having to take the ...
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The Father’s Home Birth Handbook – Leah Hazard

Review The Father's Home Birth Handbook successfully bridges continents, cultures, and even genders. This book is well written and enjoyable, thorough and highly relevant. It is an important read for all parents, no matter where they may think they want to give birth. --Patrick Houser, author of the Fathers-to-Be Handbook A quite brilliant book. --Annalisa Barbieri in The Independent Fathers' stories often get lost in the torrent of birth literature, so Hazard's book is a lovely change of pace. The book not only spotlights men's stories, but also points out ...
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Boba 3G Baby Carrier now comes with extra features!

The New Boba 3G incorporates the original Boba Baby Carrier design that so many have come to know and love, and now more than a dozen new and updated features ... truly a one of a kind baby carrier! The foot straps attached to the waist belt keep older children comfortable while enabling a healthy sitting position. The footstraps not only give tired little legs a rest, but support the legs in a flexed abducted (froglike) position which naturally tilts the pelvis, fills out the hip sockets and aligns the ...
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Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth

Review The most influential birthing book of the last 100 years.--Fit Pregnancy Ina May Gaskin, author of Ina May's Guide to Childbirth A brilliant, courageous classic. The Practicing Midwife, January 2006 A fascinating read ... for all those seeking to pursue childbirth as a normal physiological process. Michel Odent's foreword is excellent. Product Description Over 40 years ago, this pioneering doctor introduced his philosophy of childbirth education--now known as natural childbirth. His modern classic, which has sold more than 200,000 copies in hardcover and trade paperback editions, has been revised ...
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£30 Cashback for Real Nappies from Bournmouth Borough Council

You could save £30 from the cost of buying washable nappies by opting for Bournemouth Council's Real Nappy Incentive Scheme. The thought might fill parents and would-be parents with horror but the fact is washable nappies have come a long way in the last 30 years. Bournemouth's Real Nappy Incentive Scheme To encourage parents to overcome the cost hurdle, Bournemouth Borough Council is offering parents the opportunity to claim £30 off the price of real nappies with a minimum spend of £45. Parents can apply for a voucher beforehand to ...
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Versatile, Stylish Beco Gemini Slings at the Natural Nursery

New in for 2012 the Beco Gemini is a 4-in-1 baby carrier offering four comfortable carrying positions – front facing in, facing out, hip and back carry, a comfortable, practical baby carrier with a definite sense of style. It’s all about the options you have. You no longer need to scrutinize over one or the other, nor do you have to use all of the carrying options offered. We are all unique, your baby is unique and it is only you who knows what feels right for you. The difficult ...
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Parents wanted for NHS information film – deadline 15th Feb 2012

“I wonder if you can help. I am currently working on a project called Digital Babies (a Digital Care Social Enterprise) which is a collaboration between ITN, NHS Choices and The Royal College of Midwives. The aim of the project is to form 100+ bite sized video clips answering 100 of the most commonly asked questions of new parents and parents to be. By doing this we hope to inform future mums and dads of the answers as simply and visually as possible, hearing mums and dads talking honestly about ...
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Wokingham Borough Council give £30 Cashback to Cloth Nappy Users

Wokingham Borough Council are offering £30 cashback to encourage people to use reusable nappies. Did you know by using real nappies you could save up to £500 per child compared to using disposables, as well as helping the environment. How to claim cashback Download the nappy cashback form or contact Wokingham Borough Council to make a claim. For more information about cloth nappies and a list of Real Nappy Incentives in the UK please visit www.naturalnursery.co.uk ...
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Boba 2G Organic Soft Baby Carrier now in stock at the Natural Nursery

Boba is an incredibly soft, supportive and comfortable buckle carrier which should cover all your baby wearing needs through to pre-school. Boba has a tall, supportive back panel to keep your centre of gravity close to your body and support your little one's back and in addition, innovative removable foot straps attached to the waist belt for your child’s feet to rest in enabling a healthy sitting position for your child and also give tired little lets a rest. Product Description: Accommodates children 15-45 lbs / 7-20 kg One size ...
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Free Real Nappy Trial Pack for Wealden Parents

The trial pack is available to Wealden's parents to borrow free of charge for approximately one month, allowing them to try washable nappies and see which ones suit them best before they purchase a set. The pack includes a wide range of the different types of modern washable nappies on the market, including some nappies made from bamboo, which is a greener alternative to cotton. The trial pack is available in two sizes - Birth to six months and six months to potty. Types of Nappies There are three different ...
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The Natural Nursery Cloth Nappy Star for January 2012 – Maddison

Thank you to everyone who sent in photos of their beautiful babies for the Natural Nursery Cloth Nappy Star Competition. The winner, drawn at random, was Maddison, thank you so much to mum Melony for sending in the photo of her giggling daughter! Love it! Here at the Natural Nursery Blog we are getting quiet a collection of Stars in our galleries, there will be more comps soon so make sure your cameras or phones are ready to snap pictures of bumps, nappies, slings and any products you buy from ...
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Uttlesford District Council – Sample Real Nappy Pack for £10

If you live in Uttlesford you can get a sample cloth nappy pack for £10 - a saving of £15 and a £10 voucher towards real nappies. To take advantage of these offers or for more information please call the Essex Cloth Nappy Helpline on 01245 437318, or visit www.essex.gov.uk/nappies. Disposable nappies now account for four per cent of all household waste with the average baby going through 5,000 nappies from birth to potty training. Disposing of all these nappies costs the taxpayer around £40 million a year. Approximately 8 ...
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‘Fab’ Lambskins at the Natural Nursery

This stroller fleece is easy to fit – it has no straps or ties and fits around the safety harness and straps it has specially cut holes to fit carseats, strollers and buggies. It has a fully adjustable head cushion to adapt as your baby grows. Lambskins have been used for centuries to sooth and calm babies, provide a safe and secure environment and help keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Natural Nursery customer Rhiannon said: "Amazing lambskin! My baby loves it. It is so ...
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Thurrock Council supports the use of real nappies with £10 voucher

Thurrock Council supports the use of real nappies. They're offering a £10 voucher off of the price of real nappies. For more information on the Real Nappy Campaign please contact Thurrock Council's Waste Management Team on 01375 413943 or email waste@thurrock.gov.uk. Introducing Reusable Nappies You have seen the many brands of disposable nappies available, but have you ever thought about using reusable nappies on your child? Reusable nappies are made from soft breathable cotton and are used with a liner and a waterproof wrap , which work together to provide ...
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Can I ask for you support?

We have been sent this request which I am happy to share: Can I ask for your support and to sign and share this petition? http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/24494 if it gets at least 100,000 signatures, it will be eligible for debate in the House of Commons. The petition is not anti-formula it is anti the marketing/advertising of it (For every baby born Approx £20 is spent to promote Formula by its companies compared to about 14 pence spent by the UK government to promote breastfeeding). It's part of a bigger picture that ...
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Three Rivers District Council offer up to £80 Cashback for Real Nappy Users

Real nappies can save you money! Using home laundered nappies rather than disposables can save £500 on the cost of keeping babies in nappies. When your baby no longer need nappies real nappies can be passed on to younger siblings, saving even more money. Real nappies aren't just expensive for parents. For every £1 spent on disposable nappies the taxpayer pays 10p towards their disposal. Real nappies are better for the environment. Approximately 8 million disposable nappies are thrown away every day in the UK - that's 3 billion a ...
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Cloth Nappies and the Festive Holidays

Did you carry on using your cloth nappies over the Christmas break? I did mostly but did mix and match with some of the Flip Disposable inserts, so I didn't need to put the tumble dryer on with all that rain we had. I don't feel too bad about this as we hadn't used any disposable nappies since we had the water switched back on after the kitchen was re-done. I still have some left in the pack of 18 Flip inserts that I opened before Christmas. so it goes ...
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£50 Real Nappy Cashback Scheme for Stevenage Residents

Stevenage Borough Council are offering £50 cashback if you use re-usable nappies or have joined a nappy laundering scheme. Not only do re-usable nappies reduce the amount you throw away, But with £50 cashback they also reduce the amount you spend! The WasteAware partnership of councils would like to thank those Hertfordshire residents who avoid the mountain of waste created by disposable nappies. So, if you buy re-useable nappies or have joined a nappy laundering scheme, you can claim up to £50 towards the cost. To claim your cashback please ...
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7 Gifts – Time – Washable Nappy Demo, Exeter

If you fancy joining me to talk about washable nappies, and you are local to Exeter, then why not pop along to tomorrow's demo at Health Foods Unlimited, Cowick Street? More details are on the Exeter Baby Activities site - http://www.exeterbabyactivities.co.uk/?p=1018&preview=true ...
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7 Gifts – Health – The gift of donated breastmilk

Breastmilk is the normal food for babies under 6 months old (and a vital part of their nutritional needs for much longer) but there are some occasions when a mother is unable to nurse her own baby, such as when the mother is sick or the baby is premature. In these cases, donated breastmilk improves the health outcome for the baby and is the preferred option over formula. I have been lucky enough to be accepted as a breastmilk donor for our local hospital, so most days I pump a ...
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New Year Resolutions

The New Year is traditionally seen as a time of renewal, of rebirth, a chance to put the old behind you and look to the future, all reflected in the obligatory New Year’s Resolution. The problem I have with NY Resolutions is that they are always focused on you as a person, a promise to be a better person, to miraculously change who you are, as if making one simple promise is all it takes to become the mythical being you have always wanted to be. This year I am ...
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Has your cloth nappy got Natural Nursery Star Status? win a goodie bag (ends 26th Jan 2012)

Has your cloth nappy got Natural Nursery Star quality? We would love to see your pictures! Everyone who emails us a photo of their beautiful reusable nappies to stars@naturalnursery.co.uk will get a 10% discount code to use at www.naturalnursery.co.uk and one lucky person, drawn at random after the 26th January 2012 will win a Natural Nursery goodie bag! Entries from Europe only please and if you send us a photo you are giving us permission to use it on the Natural Nursery websites. The winner of this round of Natural ...
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Should Babies and Toddlers watch TV? (by Elizabeth Pantley)

So much television programming is aimed at young children. Much of it appears to be educational: teaching the ABCs and life skills. When is it appropriate to introduce a baby to television, and what do parents need to know about this topic? A great deal of research has been done on the effects of television on children’s lives. The first step in making the decision is to get the facts. Because nearly all of us have one or more TV sets in our home, and since most of us watch ...
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Fluffy Friday – Win Flip Disposable Nappy Inserts with Happy Nappy Tales (ends Jan 5th 2012)

Thank you to everyone who entered the Fluffy Friday Competition to win a Nappy Change Mat in beautiful mosaic design made from recycled fabrics from the production of the bumGenius nappies. The winner was Joanne Lyles who has been emailed. Congratulations Joanne! We asked you where the worst place you had to change a nappy was and the answers were so good they have been compiled into a list: Baby Changing rooms where the table was filthy, flooded or there was soggy tissue all over the floor. In the boot ...
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8 Top Tips for Keeping Cloth Nappies Soft and Fluffy

When it is cold and wet a lot of people rely on radiators to dry their real nappies. If you live in a hard water area this could mean that your nappies go a bit hard. Some nappies are better than others for hard water areas: The Flip Nappies from bumGenius are good for hard water areas, and they dry relatively quickly too. They are one size nappies, easy to use, you need a cover and an insert that can be disposable or washable, if you want to learn more ...
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Free Real Nappy Trial Kits in Oxfordshire

If you live in Oxfordshire and would like to give cloth nappies a try, but are unsure about paying out for a full set, you can borrow a trial kit completely free of charge and with no obligation to buy. Each kit contains a good range of the most modern styles and brands of nappies, with all the necessary accessories. They are supplied by nappy sellers in Oxfordshire, who will explain how the nappies work before you get started. You will be able to use the nappies for up to ...
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Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Real Nappy Trial Kit

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council does not favour any one brand of nappies. We believe that only you can make the decision on which nappies best suit you, your baby and family. The nappies included within the trial kit are examples of nappy styles available. You may find that your local nappy stockist sell a similar style under a different brand name. What's in a kit? There are 24 trial kits available in Surrey and each one holds everything you need to road test Real Nappies on your baby. There ...
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The Natural Nursery Happy Baby Star for December 2011 is Zachary!

We love this picture of Zachary being tickled by his big brother! Thank you to everyone who entered the December Happy Baby Stars competition. The winner was drawn at random and his mum will be getting a Natural Nursery goodie bag! Natural Nursery stars competitions run reguarly and the next one is all about slings! So please send in your pictures of babywearing to stars@naturalnursery.co.uk to be in with the chance of winning a goodie bag. [flagallery gid=5 name="Gallery"] ...
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Natural Nursery Sling Stars – win a goodie bag (ends 29th Dec 2011)

Has your baby carrier got Natural Nursery Star quality? We would love to see your pictures! Everyone who emails us a photo of their slings to stars@naturalnursery.co.uk will get a 10% discount code to use at www.naturalnursery.co.uk and one lucky person, drawn at random after the 29th Dec 2011 will win a Natural Nursery goodie bag! Entries from Europe only please and if you send us a photo you are giving us permission to use it on the Natural Nursery websites. The winner was Joe Norris who sent in this ...
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£30 Real Nappy Incentive for Medway Residents

Medway Council has a scheme that can help you if you are thinking about reusable nappies. They are good for your baby's health, good for the environment, cheap and easy to use. Reusable nappies have changed since the traditional terry nappies. There is a wide choice of designs, styles and colours. Many even look like disposable nappies. If you are still not sure, why not come along and have a coffee at one of the monthly nappucinos? An important incentive A £30 financial incentive, payable in three instalments, is being ...
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Twelve Days of a Natural Christmas – Day 12 – Pocket Nappy Gift Pack

There is still time to give aBaba + Boo Nappy Gift Pack as a Christmas present. It would make a lovely new baby gift as it contains a birth to potty pocket nappy, 2 inserts, matching wet bag and a guide to reusable nappies. This reusable nappy consists of a waterproof outer with a “pocket” made of soft fleece. Simply stuff the booster insert into the pocket, adjust the snaps to fit your baby and put on just like a disposable. Benefits of the Baba + Boo Pocket Nappy One ...
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Twelve Days of a Natural Christmas – Day 11 – Mother-ease Onesize Washable Nappy

The Mother-ease Onesize Washable Nappy is a birth to potty reusable nappy that will fit from 8lbs (3.5kgs) to 35lbs (16kgs). Available in 4 fabrics to suit your baby: Original unbleached cotton – made from 85% cotton and 15% polyester. The fabric is specially made to ensure that only cotton touches your baby’s skin – the polyester is in the base of the fabric to give strength and fit. Stay dry – made from the same cotton/polyester as the original nappy but with a special stay dry fabric sewn to ...
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Twelve Days of a Natural Christmas – Day 10 – Nipple Cream, Lansinoh Lanolin

Lansinoh Brand Lanolin is the purest form of lanolin available for breastfeeding mothers. It does not need to be removed before nursing and because it is completely hypoallergenic, it can be used even by those who are allergic to wool and other lanolin products. Lansinoh lanolin goes through a unique process that does not require the use of preservatives, additives, perfumes or other chemicals, so it is a totally pure and natural product. This process means that the cream is virtually odourless, so it will not interfere with the bonding ...
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Twelve Days of a Natural Christmas – Day 9 – GEN-Y Universal Nappy Wrap

We have had a fantastic review of the GEN-Y Universal Nappy Wrap from Jody: "I LOVE these wraps!I was a firm pocket user but was always quite wary of leaving them on too long and getting leaks, we tried flips but they were boring looking so someone suggested these! they are fantastic and eventually I converted to just these and some fitteds and pre-folds.They are lovely to look at, fantastic quality, bombproof with an inner gusset, can be used over anything and I love that the rise adjustment is hidden ...
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Twelve Days of a Natural Christmas – Day 7 – Flushable Nappy Liners

The Natural Nursery has biodegradable nappy liners that you can flush away! You simply place them in the cloth nappy so they go next to the babies skin, they are designed to make your life easier because you can just flush them away and they will take the solids with them. Flushable nappy liners are made from soft paper, they are gentle on little bottoms for a happier baby. They are designed to have one way moisture control that helps prevent wetness from coming into contact with your baby's skin ...
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Twelve Days of a Natural Christmas – Day 6 – Moby Baby Wrap

With 17 different colours to choose from the Moby Wrap could be worn on any occasion. The award-winning original Moby Wrap is the one of the most recognised wraparound baby carriers available. Made from beautiful, soft stretch cotton and available in a variety of colours, the Moby Wrap is an ideal carrier for newborn and premature babies. The Moby Wrap can be used from birth to 35lbs, but really stands out in the infant stage. Simply wrap the fabric around you according to the directions and pop your baby in-an-out ...
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Twelve Days of a Natural Christmas – Day 5 – Fair Trade Fancy Dress

We love ethical clothing and even the fancy dress at the Natural Nursery is fairly traded! This colorful fiery red dragon costume has some great features to make any little monster look amazing. The hooded cape has a brilliant tail, spine and green wings, it's tummy is shiny scales to give this great outfit even more character. The plush head has white soft pointy teeth and big eyes, the velcro fastening front makes it easy to put on and take off. This outfit is available in two sizes 18 months ...
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Bracknell Forest Council £30 Cash Back to try Cloth Nappies

Disposable nappies are not just expensive for parents - about eight million nappies are thrown away every day in the UK. Most of these end up being buried in landfill sites. We all have to pay for this waste to be disposed of and it’s becoming increasingly expensive as we run out of landfill space and landfill tax increases. There is an alternative - have you considered modern cloth nappies? Bracknell Forest Council is offering a financial incentive of £30 cash back to borough residents who choose to use cloth ...
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Twelve Days of a Natural Christmas – Day 4 – Breastfeeding Slogan T-shirt

These soft organic baby t-shirts make perfect presents for first or fifth time mothers. They cheekily tell the mum how to look after the baby; 'Hand wash only, Love unconditionally, Breastfeed as required.' The t-shirts are ethically manufactured from 100% organic cotton. Izzy was impressed with the quality and said: "Good quality cloth, the print keeps it's colour through many washes (so far).Cute but subtle.What's not to love?" www.naturalnursery.co.uk/breastfeeding-advocacy-clothing/care-instructions-short-sleeved-organic-top-3-6-months.html ...
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Twelve Days of a Natural Christmas – Day 3 – Amber Teething Necklace

Amber is a natural teething remedy - as worn by our own children here at the Natural Nursery.Baltic amber teething necklaces have been used in Europe for many years to help calm and sooth teething pains. Tracy said they are 'amazing' "I love these, I used them with my 3 year old and have even just bought her new ones as she loves them, have bought ready for my new born and buy these as christening gifts for friends. I can honestly say we did not even get a rosey ...
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Natural Nursery Happy Baby Stars – win a goodie bag (ends 15th Dec 2011)

Is your happy baby a Natural Nursery Star? We would love to see your pictures! Everyone who emails us a photo of their happy baby to stars@naturalnursery.co.uk will get a 10% discount code to use at www.naturalnursery.co.uk and one lucky person, drawn at random after the 15th Dec 2011 will win a Natural Nursery goodie bag! Entries from Europe only please and if you send us a photo you are giving us permission to use it on the Natural Nursery websites. [flagallery gid=5 name="Gallery"] ...
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Twelve Days of a Natural Christmas – Day 2 – Ergo Baby Carrier

The ERGObaby Carrier is one of our best sellers at the Natural Nursery. What better way to stay warm this winter than by holding the one you love close whilst keeping your hands free! Ciara left a review saying it was the 'best baby buy' and went on to say: "This is a fantastic sling! It is soft, adjustable, comfy for both Mom & baby and great value. We have the Galaxy grey one as I love stars and use it with the newborn insert from birth.My 22 month old ...
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Twelve Days of a Natural Christmas – Day 1 – Fleece Nappy Wraps

Fleece Nappy wraps are great for babies and toddlers that are moving around. What a fantastic colourful present they would make too! Fleece nappy wraps allow a greater airflow than pul based wraps so are ideal for babies with sensitive skin or who are prone to nappy rash. They can be used during the day or night but it is important that your baby moves around whilst wearing a fleece wrap else compression wicking can occur. The Eccobots Fleece wraps are made just a few miles away from the Natural ...
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Presents for Babies and Children under £10 (including postage)

All these lovely things can be bought for under £10 including postage from the Natural Nursery. They would all make great presents! BabyLegs BabyLegsare multi-use legwarmers for babies. They can be used in lots of ways to protect your baby from the cold or the sun, provide cushioning for crawling babies and make a great fashion statement. BabyLegs are available in a range of great colours and patterns to suit both boys and girls. They are one size and will fit from newborn to around 5 years or older. £5.99 ...
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Real Nappy Maths – you can save between £1171.44 and £395.62!

An enormous thanks to Olga for letting us re-post her incredible research about the cost of real versus disposable nappies. Olga has set up Green Fluffy Bottoms which is a Facebook group dedicated to real nappy advice and chat. It was established in July 2011 and has been very active ever since. They are a mixture of experienced real nappy users and complete beginners, always happy to answer any cloth related questions. An average child potty trains about 2.5 years old = 912 days in nappies 7 nappy changes a ...
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Two Week Free Cloth Nappy Trial from West Berkshire Council

Britain throws away nearly 3 billion nappies a year. Disposable nappies are not just wasteful and costly for parents, but dealing with nappy waste costs local authorities thousands of pounds a year. Disposable nappies make up 6% of domestic waste going to landfill in West Berkshire and nearly 8 million nappies are thrown away each day in the UK. West Berkshire Council funds several trial buckets containing Real Nappies for parents to try for two weeks. This gives parents and carers the opportunity to try out different types of nappies ...
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Books for children for under £5 including postage!

While stocks last, the Natural Nursery has some bargain books that would make fantastic presents for children, thesel come in at under £5 including postage! There are more on the website at www.naturalnursery.co.uk Georgia meets the Railway Goblins An old lady reveals to a young girl her own memories of a childhood in which she was invited to join the railway goblins in their magical events and adventures in helping to keep the railways safe and running properly. £1.50 (reduced from £5) The Ice-Cream Machine: Totally Fizzbombed - Paperback Twins ...
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Real Nappy Incentive Schemes for London

You can apply for a Real Nappies for London voucher as long as You are a resident of a participating borough. (Click here to check if your borough is participating) You are expecting a baby or have a baby under 18 months. Vouchers vary in value from £25 to £55 depending on the scheme in your borough. They can be used to buy trial kits, cloth nappies or for real nappy laundry services. www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk If you don't live in London there might well be a Real Nappy incentive scheme near ...
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ERGObaby’s Performance Baby Carrier great for Mums and Dads!

ERGObaby's Performance baby carriers are made of durable, lightweight, and breathable fabric and can accommodate all active moms and dads. Just in at the Natural Nursery is this lovely new colourway; Charcoal Grey and Black go with almost anything and are perfect for mums and dads. We have been asking about babywearing dads on the Natural Nursery Facebook Page and some mums say that dads are really happy to carry their children but they prefer the slings to be in neutral colours. Alison sent us in this review that tells ...
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The First Natural Nursery Star is…..

Congratulations to Sarah Wilson who wins the first every Natural Nursery Star goodie bag! Her name was drawn at random from all the beautiful bumps sent in to feature in the Natural Nursery Star Bumps Gallery. [flagallery gid=3 name="Gallery"] Don't despair if you didn't win, we will be running more stars competitions and if you missed sending us your bump pic this time there will be another chance in a couple of months. The next Natural Nursery Star we will be looking for is a reviewer, more details here http://www.naturalnurseryblog.co.uk/natural-nursery/natural-nursery-product-review-stars-win-goodie-bag-ends-1st-dec-2011/ ...
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Natural Nursery Product Review Stars – win a goodie bag! (ends 1st Dec 2011)

I'm really excited to tell you about a new feature on the Natural Nursery Blog- Natural Nursery Stars! All you have to do is visit www.naturalnursery.co.uk and leave a review for one of our products. Leave a comment on this post letting us know what you have reviewed to enter and to get an extra entryemail us a photo of you using the product to stars@naturalnursery.co.uk (with Star Reviews in the title) Everyone who enters will get a 10% discount code to use at the Natural Nursery and one lucky ...
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Money-saving columnist says you could save a fortune with cloth nappies

Felicity Hannah is Yahoo! Finance's money-saving columnist this is her article about cloth nappies. The full article is here - http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/Are-reusable-nappies-worth-yahoofinanceuk-3984659527.html Are reusable nappies worth the effort? Will using cloth nappies on your bundle of joy save you a bundle of cash? Felicity Hannah, 11:44, Friday 11 November 2011 6,000 nappies. That's the number of changes my infant son is likely to need between birth and potty training, according to official estimates. That's a figure to make any penny pincher gulp. Not only that, I also get a twinge of ...
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Little Green Chicken Reviews Pocket Nappies

Katrina is the mum behind the Little Green Chicken blog - she says: "The aim of this blog is to share ‘sustainable baby raising’ knowledge I’ve learned since becoming a mum. The information I’ve found is all over the place, and I thought it would be nice to put it all in one place to make things a little bit easier for others starting out on the same path.Oh, and where did the name come from? Since birth our little one has reminded us of a baby bird – the ...
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Fluffy Friday Competition – win an Organic Lactivist Baby Hat (ends 24th Nov)

You could win a beautiful soft organic knot hat from Lactivist! These fairly traded hats measure 38cm around the bottom hem unstretched - stretched they measure 46cm. They are suitable for small babies and newborns and make perfect presents! They come in 2 designs - Care Instructions, with symbols to remind you to 'hand wash only, love unconditionally and breastfeed as required' and the famous Cow slogan - 'I like milk from my mum, not from just any old cow.' To be in the draw to win a printed Lactivist ...
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The Natural Nursery Star Bump Gallery!

We have added some more beautiful bumps to the Natural Nursery Stars Bump Gallery. If you would like your baby bump to be in Natural Nursery Stars just email a picture to stars@naturalnursery.co.uk – with ‘bump’ in the title. Everyone who enters will get a 10% discount code to use at the Natural Nursery and one lucky winner, drawn at random will be the Featured Star and they will win a goodie bag from www.naturalnursery.co.uk! In sending us your picture you agree that we can use it on any of ...
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NapNap Voucher, not sure how to redeem?

Have you been lucky enough to be given a NapNap Gift Voucher? Not sure how to redeem it? Our page of handy hints on Redeeming your NapNap Voucher should help. And if you want to give one to a lucky new parent, you can buy them from the NapNap site ...
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Real Nappies for London – money off and incentives!

London has it's very own website for reusable nappies - Real Nappies for London. It is a London-wide scheme to provide parents with an opportunity to try real nappies and it has been running since July 2007. Many boroughs offer money off vouchers, or free trials for parents who want to try real nappies. If you live in London and want to see if there is an incentive in your area check the list of boroughs here. Events, workshops and ‘nappuccinos’ are run in each participating borough. Residents may go ...
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Fluffy Friday – Win 18 Disposable Flip Nappy Inserts (ends 10th Nov 2011)

Flip Nappy Disposable Inserts tuck neatly inside the Flip Nappy system or bumGenius Nappies for the times when you want a quick and easy solution to your nappy needs. These nappy inserts are perfect for travelling or when you are out and about, simple to use, and produce less waste than using a disposable nappy. To be in the draw to win a Pack of 18 Flip Nappy Disposable Inserts leave a comment on the Natural Nursery Blog telling us How many times a day do you change a nappy? ...
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Breastfeeding Tea can help afternoon milk slump.

Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed your baby but it can be stressful and exhausting. Not drinking enough or drinking and eating the wrong things may affect your milk production and your baby's digestion. Neuner's organic Nursing tea is made from a premium mixture of organic herbs and is specifically blended to support breastfeeding mothers. Natural Nursery customer said the tea was 'perfect' and that it is 'wonderful tasting tea that definatly helped my afternoon milk slump'. Nursing tea or breastfeeding tea has been used by breastfeeding mothers ...
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Has your bump got star quality?

I'm really excited to tell you about a new feature on the Natural Nursery Blog - Natural Nursery Stars! If you would like your baby bump to be in Natural Nursery Stars just email a picture to stars@naturalnursery.co.uk - with 'bump' in the title. Everyone who enters will get a 10% discount code to use at the Natural Nursery and one lucky winner, drawn at random will be the Featured Star and they will win a goodie bag from www.naturalnursery.co.uk! [flagallery gid=3 name="Gallery"] ...
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“Ideal for customisation!” Frugi Organic Cotton Marl Baby Grow

This is wrap over, organic baby grow is a very popular essential, now with no irritating back label and in extended sizes to fit from newborn to 18-24m.Natural Nursery customer Mukul Patel sent this review in with a wonderful idea of customising the Frugi Baby kimono baby grows. "Great quality material and the most practical design, at a good price. My son draws or paints on these with fabric colours - voila, funky custom clothes for newborns."All Frugi/Cut4Cloth clothing: Is ethically manufactured. Is made using 100% organic cotton hand picked ...
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Lactivist Pro-Breastfeeding T-shirt has ‘Star Quality’

Mummy Milk Rocks at the Natural Nursery with this long sleeved organic baby top. It is a fantastic pro-breastfeeding top for your little one with a fab retro blended screenprint. Natural Nursery customer Laura noticed the quality of the super soft organic cotton and said: 'very thick, fab quality, I love it' So that is 5 out of 5 for a design which Laura cleverly named as having 'star quality' ...
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Fluffy Friday – Win A Mosaic Nappy Change Mat (ends 27th Oct 2011)

Would you like to be the owner of a totally unique, one of a kind Nappy Change Mat in beautiful mosaic design made from recycled fabrics from the production of the bumGenius nappies? Each mat is one of a kind will be made with a variety of colours including yellow, green, pink and blue. The top of the mat in a beautiful, unique patchwork design and the bottom of the mat is soft fleece. The mat folds up nice and small for when you are out and about and can ...
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Exeter Homebirth Group Discuss Water Birth 11th Oct 2011

Exeter Homebirth Group's next meeting is on Tuesday 11th October 7.30 - 9.30pm. We are at West Exe Children's Centre in Exeter. Follow this link for directions: http://westexe.childrencentre.org/index.php?page_id=3. October's topic is WATER BIRTH! We will be sharing experiences of using water in labour and birthing in water, whether at home, hospital or midwife-led unit. A 'Birth Pool in a Box' will be available for you to try (unfilled!). This is the model that we hire out: http://www.nctshop.co.uk/activebirth/Eco-Birth-Pool-in-a-Box-/productinfo/4302/ Email Claire for more details about our pool hire scheme: c.e.arnold@hotmail.co.uk. Our pool ...
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Ergo Baby Carrier Performance with Infant Insert Review

The ERGObaby Heart2Heart Infant Insert is a specially padded and shaped cushion that can be quickly and easily placed in the carrier and readjusted as needed. This design easily enables parents to ensure that their newborn is positioned correctly on the pillow, keeping pressure off the developing sacrum, and supports the development of the spine and hips. It snaps closed around the infant, holding the baby in a cozy, protected environment close to the heart, as well as in an ergonomically correct natural sitting position. Sian emailed the Natural Nursery ...
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Breastfeeding and Massage May Ease Pain in Newborns

This article is from the website www.staffnurse.com and is about relieving pain in newborn babies that are in Intensive care. The research team found that babies who are breastfed whilst being vaccinated had less pain than babies put on an examination table; "Breastfeeding and massages may help to reduce pain in newborns, delegates at a European conference have heard. Studies presented at the EFIC Congress in Hamburg, Germany have demonstrated that simple, non-pharmacological measures are very soothing to babies in the first days of life. Dr Luis Batalha told delegates ...
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NapNap Vouchers, like book tokens but for nappies

If you are looking for an innovative new baby present, why not choose a NapNap Voucher? They are like book tokens but for nappies so the lucky recipient can choose their perfect nappy from a range of nappy sellers. You can buy NapNap Vouchers for any amount you like and it will help new parents save money and buy some lovely nappy fluff as well as helping the environment. NapNap Vouchers can now been redeemed at The Natural Nursery, against their range of reusable nappies and nappy wraps, including the ...
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“Easy to care for” Organic Wool Nappy Wrap gets top marks

These organic wool nappy wraps are beautifully soft overpants made from two layers of knitted new wool. Wool is naturally watertight and the soft knit construction allows plenty of air to circulate and they are ideal for babies with sensitive skin. The soft ribbing around the legs and waist hold the pants firmly in place without the need for elastic. Very comfortable and very economical. You will need to lanolise these pants before using but the oil in the wool will keep them watertight and help them "clean themselves" - ...
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Family with 9 children saves money with Cloth Nappies!

The Sullivan family have 9 children, from 18 years to 11 months and twins on the way. Their incredible blog is called 'Larger Family Life' and it is jammed full of interesting stuff. Mum Tania is blogging her twin pregnancy, writing about baking, homeschooling and loads of ideas for saving money that are good for big or small families. This is what she has to say about cloth nappies. You can read the rest of the story and about the Sullivan Family at www.largerfamilylife.com "One of the main questions we ...
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Fluffy Friday – Win Baba + Boo Nappies – ends 13th Oct 2011

This Fluffy Friday competition from the Natural Nursery is for a set of 3 Baba + Boo Series II Pocket Nappies This is the new edition of the popular Baba + Boo washable nappy system, featuring a snugger fit and two inserts. This pocket nappy consists of a waterproof outer with a “pocket” made of soft fleece. Simply stuff the booster insert into the pocket, adjust the snaps to fit your baby and put on just like a disposable. Benefits: One size/birth to potty pocket nappy - only one set ...
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Celebs and Slings – Pink with her Ergo and Carey with his Ergo.

This picture of singer Pink multitasking with her new baby Willow Sage was in the Daily Mail. She is using an Ergo Baby Carrier which is the best selling baby carrier at the Natural Nursery. This baby carrier is suitable from birth to toddler and Pink also has a Heart2Heart Ergo Infant Insert which supports and cocoons newborns. Pink is wearing the black and camel Ergo with a natural colour insert and her husband Carey Hart has the same sling in Cranberry. This baby carrier also comes in solid camel ...
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Quick Guide to the Flip Nappy System

The Flip Nappy System allows you to nappy the way you want, when you want. 1. Start with a one size nappy cover 2. Add the insert you want and put on your baby 3. Flip the used insert out 4. Replace the insert with a clean one 5. Reuse the cover As a hybrid system, there are several inserts to choose from, giving you the most flexible nappy system possible. Organic Cotton, One Size Inserts: The organic cotton insert can be folded one way for a newborn baby and ...
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Neuners Breastfeeding Tea “A boost to you and your milk supply”

Neuner’s Breastfeeding Tea is a traditional herbal tea made from organic ingredients, including fenugreek seeds and fennel. Along with advice on correct positioning, frequent nursing and a healthy lifestyle, it can help to quickly increase your breastmilk supply and is a soothing and relaxing drink for you. Winner of Best of the Best, Best Breastfeeding Tea and Best Range in the TIPS Parent tests. Benefits: 20 bags, seal-wrapped for freshness Each bag contains 2g, giving a total of 40g 100% organic, naturally grown ingredients Each tea bag makes around .5 ...
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Flip Reusable Nappies – So easy to use!

Flip washable nappies are very easy to use and consist of a waterproof outer layer and an absorbent inner. You can choose whether to use a stay-dry insert, an organic cotton insert or a disposable insert. If you have organic cotton inserts, wash them several times to ensure they are fully absorbent. To use the Flip Nappy System FLIP the used insert into your nappy bucket REPLACE the insert with a clean one REUSE the cover First - adjust the nappy cover to the size required: Adjust the insert as ...
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Babywearing Training

The School of Babywearing™ is a social enterprise which runs a training courses for parents, professionals, businesses, and other interested organisations about wearing babies and children in slings and baby carriers. You can now book your place on-line for the 2011-12 babywearing trainings. Fri 18 Nov 2011 Cheshunt(Hertfordshire) Babywearing Peer Supporter 18 – 20 Nov 2011 Cheshunt(Hertfordshire) Babywearing Consultancy Sat 21 Jan 2012 Cambridge Babywearing Peer Supporter Sat 25 Feb 2012 South Wales Babywearing Peer Supporter Sat 3 March 2012 Exeter Babywearing Peer Supporter Fri 9 March 2012 Peterborough Babywearing ...
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Mummy and Sam’s BIG Re-usable Challenge!!!

This is from the blog of a mum Alice, from Nottinghamshire who is trying out reusable nappies. Her blog "Mummy, Not Big Milk Thing" is stuffed full of interesting articles, especially this one: "So what do I want from a cloth nappy? Well I think I want what many consumers are looking for, simplicity. I don’t want to be confused by jargon and bogged down having to mess around for hours just to have clean nappies to put on my baby – I don’t have time and quite frankly I’m ...
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Customer Product Review – Ergo Performance Cargo Pack

This great nappy / day pack fits onto the Ergo Performance baby carrier which is the lightweight Ergo. It buckles onto the carrier allowing you to carry all you day to day needs with you. The performance cargo pack is made of a rugged, durable polyester/cotton blend. The cargo pack attaches to the side buckles on either of the performance carriers, and features a generous main compartment with a side pocket, and a mesh outside pocket. With a velcro flap, the cargo pack can attach to the carrier‘s waist belt ...
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Fluffy Friday – Win A Sophie the Giraffe Rubber Teething Toy ends 29th Sept 2011

Teething can be a very stressful time for parents and their baby - just as you thought things were finally settling down, the pain and shock of teething hits. Teething usually begins between the ages of four and nine months and most babies will cut their first tooth by one year. Teething can bring on flushed cheeks, dribbling, irritability and crying. You may also notice that your child is more inclined to chew - on anything from fingers and toys to food - a natural reaction to the changes going ...
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Going Visiting With Your Baby By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care

Babies love new places! There’s so much to investigate and new things to touch. But many people aren’t too happy to have your little one crawling or toddling freely about the house exploring everything in sight. While you think its adorable that Baby found the Tupperware, your host may not think it’s cute that her tidy cabinet has been rearranged by sticky baby hands. If your host has a big heart she’ll let you know that your baby’s exploring is okay. But even then, you run the risk of your ...
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Trageschule Babywearing Course in Bristol October 2011

Are you interested in learning about babywearing? Trageschule UK are a hugely experienced training school who are planning on running a Foundation Course in Bristol at the end of October. The course is extremely in-depth and qualifies you to work as a babywearing consultant - you can also study beyond to the Advanced and Certification level. The Foundation Course enables the participant to provide one-to-one support to parents learning babywearing. We aim to provide thorough grounding for developing your skills. Course contents for the Foundation Course: Different knots Hipcarries ( ...
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GEN-Y Classic Nappy Cover Review

GEN-Y Classic Nappy Wraps are the waterproof part of a 2-part nappy system and will work with fitted/shaped nappies, terry squares and pre-fold nappies. Natural Nursery customer Amy bought the GEN Y nappy wrap and she said: "Got this as it looked great , works really well as a day nappy with prefold but no good at night!!!. great item and great service, thanks x 4/5" The Natural Nursery have a range of ...
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