Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare that recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. As an Osteopath and Clinical Pilates instructor I regularly see mothers suffering from … Read more The Natures Sway Baby Sling, by Dr. Olivia Haig
Do you know about the fourth trimester? It’s the first three months after birth, a very special and important time for both parent and child. During this time, baby still has some big developments to complete and Mum has a roller coaster of hormones to manage. Best thing to do is snuggle-up together and act as if … Read more The fourth trimester explained
“Like many parents in New Zealand I was given more baby accessories than I needed. Among them were both a front- and back-pack. I gratefully accepted them and didn’t look at baby carriers any further than that. It was not until I came to use them that I realised how deficient their designs were. The … Read more A baby carrier is born – from Puku Pouch to Pouch Pack …
Humanity has used baby slings since time began, not only for reasons of safety, but also to be able to meet their infants primary needs. The meeting of these needs creates benefits for both parent and baby as the feel good hormone oxytocin is increased from skin to skin contact, making us feel calm[i]. This … Read more Using our Baby Sling safely in the semi-reclined or slanted position
In this taster from the February/March issue of The Green Parent magazine, Jessica Richards looks at the history of baby wearing and how it is growing in popularity today. Baby carriers have been around for centuries; parents worldwide have always used long cloths, shawls, scarves and even bed sheets to snuggle up their babies and get the chores … Read more Wear Your Baby!