bike n baby – try wee-ride

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

wee_ride

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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Birth plans

I was talking to another new dad this morning and it’s just obvious to me now that no matter what your birth plan is, you just have no idea what’s going to happen. They wanted to go to the birth centre first to try the ‘natural’ thing, but after a series of freak events – and horrible midwifes! – they ended up more stressed than ever and in the hospital. Shame, as it seemed to ruin their experience and run up to the actual birth. They didn’t feel that anyone was listening to them, mum was upset and stressed and dad felt angry and helpless.
A lot have people have said to me now to stay at home as long as possible and go into the hospital at the last minute. Luckily I still have a LONG 6 and half months to think about it!

Other links:
UK Midwifes
Doulas (birthing helper/partner)

Natural sun screen for babies & kids

Of course when its sunny I put firstly put a sun hat on my little son (10 months 3 weeks at time of blog). I do also keep him out of direct sun between 12am and 3pm, but there are clearly times when sunblock is needed.

I thought I would share my search for a good non allergic natural sunscreen, that is good for my sons very pale and very sensitive skin. I was using a SPF30 for children by Dr Hauschka but they are stopping making it, (but to be honest it was rather pricey for a new mum at around £29 quid), also stayed very white on the skin. I think £15 is more than enough to pay so will be aiming to find products under that.

Below are some I have found worth trying:

I am going to start with this one as its a spray and I think that will be easier to use. LAVERA Sun screen SPRAY Kid & Babies SPF 25 £16.50 to £14
some good offers for it are on this website Calm n comfy

SPF25 Childrens Sun Lotion – Lavender (150ml) £14 by Green People
Organic Children Range, water-resistant, SPF25, 150ml £13.99
Very good value Jason Earth’s Best Chemical Free Sunblock SPF
Further useful links
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Welcome

This blog is a space to talk about living life naturally and healthily.
I am hoping it can be a place for mums who want to use natural skin care on their babies, through to men who want to try organic skin oils.

A place to gain simple and usable advice on natural skin care and using essential oils at home. To make simple remedies for achy muscles all to special advice and help with aromatherapy for pregnancy and birth.
Also a support space for mums to be, new mums, working mums and mums that run their own businesses to find help and support.

I look forward to creating a useful, friendly and creative blog…