Contributed by Sara Bussandri, BabyNatal West London
Picture this: a 39+weeks pregnant woman, limping up and down the aisles of a toy store looking for rattles suitable from birth. Well, yes, hands up – that was me, approaching my due date and panicking because I didn’t have any toys for my baby! What was my baby going to play with? I needed toys! I needed 0+ months, colourful, squeaky toys to keep my little boy busy! Luckily I found a few and happily returned home to carry on with more crazy activities brought on by my nesting instinct! Continue reading →
So last year there was a Fifty Shades of Grey baby boom predicted, Im not sure about that, but certainly here at BabyNatal there has been a baby boom this year! So many of our teachers (I have honestly now lost count!) are expecting or have just welcomed little bundles themselves!
Where is this year going? It’s May already, which means two fantastic things to look forward to this month…. firstly, we are counting down the days to the release of our first book The Expectant Dad’s Handbook by BabyNatal co-founder Dean Beaumont. The book will be released on the 16th May and we are so excited about it!
In celebration of Real Nappy Week, we are delighted to share with you this guest post from our partner organisation Bambino Mio which explains why they believe reusable nappies are so important and how it all began for them. Continue reading →
A guest post from our BabyNatal Bedford teacher, Hazel Newhouse.
What to use?
I like to try out my options when it comes to baby care. I won’t knock it ‘till I’ve tried it, so to speak. Something we all use, and tend to not think twice about is baby wipes. What are your options? Which is cheaper? Do I use Reusable or Disposable? Or plain old cotton wool? And let’s face it, when you’re pregnant, your brain works in mysterious ways. The simplest of decisions becomes a massive task to undertake. I once dragged Jay around 4 different shops once, just to find the perfect tea towels. Strange, I know.
It has been a busy few months here at BabyNatal. As well as being founders of The Natal Company and the DaddyNatal and BabyNatal programmes, myself and Dean are husband and wife… or at least we are now, as we celebrated our wedding day back in October, in the company of family and friends.
What a busy start to 2013 it has been! We have our first book coming out this year, lots of new teachers joining our ever-growing team, a feature in Prima Baby and on Sky Living AND we are getting ready for the first Baby Show in London next month, at Excel!
I was at the Royal College of Midwives Conference last week, discussing with midwives my work with DaddyNatal and how through midwifery practice we need to be empowering dads more. How do we do this, well firstly we need to empower fathers to know what to do at birth, but secondly we need to stop stereotyping them. Continue reading →