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
The decision on whether to buy organics or not is often an economic one sadly, due to the fact that the use of pesticides makes crops like cotton a lot cheaper to grow. The cost to the earth, however, is quite substantial when you take into account the large number of chemicals needed to produce … Read more What’s so good about Natures Sway organics?
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
It wasn’t until 1993, when I had my first baby, that my winning product was discovered – quite by accident. I was selling my other wares at the Titirangi Market with my newborn daughter, who was in a baby hammock I’d sewn from calico. I had it suspended from a tree behind me and it … Read more Kate Hornblow ~ Doing it the Natures Sway Way!
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!