May 11, 2013
Nothing is more aggravating to a new mother than trying to cover a child while breastfeeding in public. There are so many different things that can happen with other nursing covers that it can be a great hassle and in the meantime, Baby’s attitude begins to deteriorate the longer he or she waits. Poncho nursing covers are superior to many other types in several ways. Why bother with straps, blankets, coats, or various other materials that could fall off at any moment if your actual top can provide the coverage you and your baby need?
1. Style and Class - Poncho nursing covers are designed to work as both a method of breastfeeding and as every day wear. At first glance, you wouldn’t suspect that these tops are used by new mothers and their babies. They are designed to become a part of your regular wardrobe as they are comfortable and can be worn just as easily as a regular top. Pockets in the front of these nursing covers can hold a variety of small items including breast pads. Available in a variety of colors, these covers can accessorize with nearly any style of clothing you currently have.
2. Quick Access - When the baby is fussy and apparently hungry, the last thing you want to do is delay the feeding by getting yourself situated for the experience. These nursing covers allow you to move the baby under the poncho and to your breast without clipping, strapping, or even holding additional material. It is possible to start feeding the baby in as little as a few seconds without worry of your cover slipping or falling off. Both you and the baby will appreciate the beauty of worry-free expedited feeding.
3. Unnoticeable - Nursing your baby from under a poncho cover virtually hides your child from public view. The loose fitting material drapes around him or her essentially hiding the child. Unless you were looking for the child shape under the material, there is a good possibility you wouldn’t even notice that the mother was breastfeeding. Of course, this becomes a more difficult feat to accomplish as the child grows. However, the child would probably be eating solid foods by the time this poncho can no longer cover them.
4. Comfortable for Baby – As the material is loose fitting and encompasses the child, the baby can be comfortable while nursing. Your own body heat under the poncho provides enough warmth in most situations and Baby doesn’t have to be compressed and wrapped in a blanket like a burrito. However, some children are comfortable being wrapped tightly while others enjoy the freedom of movement. This will be entirely up to your individual baby.
5. Afterwards - When the baby is to a point where nursing is obsolete, poncho nursing covers can still be worn as part of your ensemble. As mentioned above, these covers are designed with style and class in mind and can be worn to a variety of social functions. Loose fitting clothing is usually more comfortable to the wearer than others that may restrict your movements. You’ll find that these covers don’t restrict your movements in any way.
Poncho nursing covers provide the coverage you need while allowing yourself to look good and accessorize without additional clothing. They are convenient and nursing can be completed quickly without worrying about towels sliding off, clamps to click, or extra equipment to strap on. Stylish and elegant, poncho nursing covers like www.peepbaby.co.uk are as much for you as they are for your baby.
Author Bio: Amanda Carlson, a blogger as well as a former newborn care nurse contributed this post. To stay connected to her previous career and share the knowledge she gained, she began writing for www.newborncare.com. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 20, 2013
The UKRCB Top Tips For Bringing Home Baby
Bringing home your new baby should be one of the most joyous days of your life but for many who owned a dog before the baby was born it can be an anxious and stressful time.
Worrying about how your dog will react to a new baby in the house is extremely common and it certainly pays to plan beforehand according to the
UK Registry of Canine Behaviourists (www.ukrcb.org).
“Your dog needs programming to accept a new baby into the house”, say’s Lisa Graham, Press Officer for the UKRCB, “Remember, up until now, your dog has had a major share in the focus of your attention. You need to plan in advance before the baby comes home to help the dog over this transition period and to accept the new baby as part of what the dog perceives as the pack.”
Many childless dog owners have treated their pet as a child and the dog has understandably grown accustomed to this level of attention. Disruptions in a dog’s routine after the baby is brought home is a potential source of conflict as dogs like and find comfort in routines. Since they cannot understand why changes in their routines occur, many may find such changes stressful.
A dog who had never heard a baby cry, smelled a baby or seen a baby move may well wonder what it is. A crying, squirming baby may remind a dog of a small animal in distress.
Some tips to help your dog adjust:
- Before the baby arrives, carry a doll around the house so the time spent with the doll and away from the dog eventually become part of the dog’s routine.
- Play a tape of babies crying to get the dog used to the high pitched squeal of newborns.
- Borrow a pushchair to get your dog used to walking next to one. Some dogs panic if they have to walk close to wheels.
- Bring home in advance the baby’s cap from the hospital to get the dog used to the baby’s smell.
- Be sure your dog gets quality time from you after the baby has arrived. Praising the dog lavishly and often when the dog is in the presence of the baby should help with jealously of the attention the baby is getting.
- NEVER, ever, leave a dog and baby alone unsupervised.
March 18, 2013
Whether you’re a busy working mum, juggling your kids’ schedule as well as your own, or you’re an office-bound 9-to-5-er with barely enough time to grab a decent lunch, the seven Bank Holidays dotted throughout the year are like gifts from heaven. These bonus days off from managing hectic timetables are the perfect excuse to kick back and relax and to spend time with those that mean the most to you by planning a Bank Holiday break.
If you’re hoping to spend some time with your little ones over the Bank Holiday weekend then a short break that combines a visit to a theme park or attraction is a sure fire way to keep them entertained. All of the UK’s most popular theme parks such as Alton Towers and Drayton Manor are open over the extended weekend. The parks can get quite busy over the Bank Holiday so arriving early and booking in advance will help make sure there are no disappointments.
If there are no kids in sight for your weekend break, why not spend time with a loved one on a romantic getaway? With Bank Holiday Monday offering an extra day to your weekend, fitting in a 2 night break is much more doable. Superbreak 2 night Dinner Deals are an ideal solution for planning a romantic rendezvous. As well as being great value for money, with a free evening meal on the first night of your stay, they are available in a wide range of romantic destinations including York, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Lake District.
Bank Holiday breaks are also the perfect opportunity to get away with a group of friends, as there’s more of a chance that everyone can find the time. The May Bank Holiday weekend is, therefore, a popular date in the diary for stag and hen weekends. From spa breaks to golf retreats, there are a range of Bank Holiday breaks with Superbreak to help you let your hair down ahead of the big day. There’s also a huge variety of city centre hotels to choose from if you’re planning a night (or two) out on the town. Blackpool, Newcastle and Manchester hotels are all popular for group breaks over the May Bank Holiday.
With so much to see and do over the Bank Holiday weekend you’re sure to be spoiled for choice when planning your weekend’s activities. If you can’t decide between a city break or a relaxing countryside escape, at least there’s six more Bank Holiday weekends to look forward to!