bike n baby – try wee-ride

Little Dylan rides high with this dad in Victoria Park, London

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Want to take your little one out with you then this wee-ride is great. Its a really lovely way to get out in the fresh air and for your baby to experience the great outdoors. It feels really safe and has a padded ‘table’ type rest for your nipper to lean on when tired.

You can use if from around 10 months depending on your childs size, neck strength (Mothercare stocks it too). The only minor thing is it does make your knees push out to the sides very slightly but, you get used to it and I just push my bum back a bit. I guess you could move your saddle back a bit too.

There is also the SafeTseat thats looks equally as good (although I have not tryed it), but without the leg length adjustment of the wee-ride.

Links: To buy the seat http://www.weerideuk.co.uk/
Helmets for babies: http://weeride.co.uk/

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Health & Healing Day – soothe-me will be there!

I will be having a little skin care stall at this healing day in Bow E3, Oct 10th

Kingsley Hall healing day

A fun day of health and healing for the whole family, including:
Massage, Reflexology, Kinesiology, Nutrition, Homeopathy.
Adult Yoga 1.00pm Children Yoga 12.00pm,
wear loose clothes.
Healthy meal demonstration
Children’s Arts and Crafts – Paints, paper, clay & recycled objects. Facilitators will support children in letting their imaginations go wild!
Food, Cafe, Raffle and a variety of stalls.
Next event coming on the 12th Dec 2009!!!!

Craniosacral Therapy for Mums & Babies

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Pregnancy, Mothers and Babies low cost clinic
Craniosacral Therapy for Mums & Babies:
Tuesdays at the Healthy Living Centre Islington.

I visited here and had treatment with Joan, she totally helped me in a time of crisis by treating my son. He was very poorly with an ulcerated esophagus, after having had un-diagnosed silent reflux for several months and I kept being told it was colic again and again by health visitors. I was at my wits end, knowing that it definately NOT just colic I was willing to try anthing to help him and heard about the centre from a friend.

Craniosacral treatment is gentle and non-invasive I believe that the sessions helped to start the turn around of my son Dylans’s condition. Joan also treated me in the session which was greatly needed after bearly sleeping more than 20mins at a time for 2 months! It was amazing to see Dylan go from a stressed in pain baby to sleeping very soundly in just 20 minutes. It also gave me some very precious time to have a little rest.

Osteopathy for Mums & Babies

Based in Farringdon London is: The Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy.

I took my little son there when he was very poorly with Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). He was late to be diagnosed with GORD so was in a lot of pain nearly all the time for several months. (I will write more about how I coped soon).

I heard about the FPO charity from another mum who took her daughter there when she kept having ear infections.  The treatment really helped my son, helping to release a nerve connected to digestion in his neck that could have happened during his difficult delivery.
Rather than paying for the treatment you just give a donation after each session. (I wish now I had made the time to get treatment myself too, you can receive treatment up until your baby is one year).

More about the charity: The Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy, a charitable organisation based in the UK, seeks to ensure that paediatric osteopathy – a gentle, effective and environmentally-friendly treatment – is established as the first recourse for parents and carers concerned for their child’s health.

London – Clerkenwell
41 Woodbridge Street
London EC1R 0ND

T: 020 7490 5510
W: http://fpo.org.uk
Other links:  Baby reflux uk

UPDATE ON THE  12TH JAN 2011
This charity will be moving to a south west london location soon. So for North and East London I can recommend Adam Whitfield of Victoria Park Osteopaths in East London, Hackney, Tel 0208 985 2004 Web http://www.victoriaparkosteopaths.co.uk