Friday, July 31, 2009

Nominate your favorite organisation to win a BabyBaby Breast Feeding Pillow

During World Breast Feeding Week; August 1-7, 2009 BabyBaby will be taking nominations for worthy organisations to receive one of our Breast Feeding Pillows.

You may nominate any organisation who you think would benefit from receiving our breast feeding pillow. It may be the maternity ward who helped you with breast feeding, your midwifery centre, your local plunket or La Leache League; any organisation you think worthy and who will put the feeding pillow to good use.

To nominate leave us a comment on this blog with the name of your chosen organisation or nominate online here. or on our face book page.
Entries will close at midnight on August 7, 2009.

The winner will be announced on August 8, 2009 and will be randomly chosen from all nominations.

For those of you who are embarrassed to breast feed in public check this out from our friends at Belly Beyond.

Don't forget to sign up at The Big Latch on happening this Friday New Zealand wide.

Congratulations to Oxford Play Centre who won our Breast Feeding Pillow.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

World Breast Feeding Week New Zealand

August 1-7 is World Breast Feeding Week. BabyBaby will have a competition starting tomorrow to help support your favorite breastfeeding organisation plus we will give you a chance to win your money back on our feeding pillow plus a $50.00 BabyBaby Skin Care voucher - more about that tomorrow so check back then.

Are you a breastfeeding mum and proud of it? Have you signed up for The Big Latch On?

Women's Health Action Trust is a not-for-profit organisation and every year during World Breastfeeding Week, they host the “Big Latch On”. The event is an opportunity for breastfeeding mothers to get together all over the country and simultaneously breastfeed. This is the event’s fifth year and each Big Latch On has attracted more women than the one before. Last year there were 1122 mothers and babies latched on and counted. The feedback they get from women who take part is that it is a wonderful event and we get many coming back with subsequent children.

So what are you waiting for sign up for the event in your area.

This year the Auckland Breastfeeding Network in Auckland is organising a region-wide "Big Latch On" event at the Hoyts Cinema Complex in Sylvia Park . Breastfeeding women from all over Auckland have registered to take part in the event. They are offering a free movie and spot prizes including a BabyBaby Gift Pack containing our Feeding Pillow and BabyBaby Skin Care. We also have sent 100 sample packs to our friends at the Timaru event.

Let us know if you are going to any of the events this year. We would love to hear from you and especially would like a photo of you using our feeding pillow!

Friday, July 24, 2009

New from Sticky Tiki

Whimsical Giraffes

These whimsical creates are an elegant way to add a touch of magic to your child's space. They are made from a fine fabric adhesive that is re-positionable, so it can be moved about many times. They are also completely waterproof so can go outdoors and those sticky little fingermarks can be wiped away. These gorgeous patterned creatures will adhere to any smooth surface without damage to your painted walls...they really are magical!
These gorgeous creatures with baby are available in two sizes at BabyBaby.

PS: Check out my beautiful niece and gorgeous nephew posing for these photographs.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Could this be your child?

I have to say Evian have done a fantastic job here marketing their H2O. I'm sure many of us see our own kids as capable as these - you know those fearless climbers the ones other mothers are glad they don't have. While you are gearing your child up to be the next Evian 'star' make sure you have plenty of Multi Healing Balm on hand for all the grazes and bruises that are bound to happen during practise (or play).

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mothers Milk

I just came across this great organisation promoting the use of Human milk banking in New Zealand.
From their website: Donated breast milk is invaluable for babies in newborn intensive care (NICU), because it is their best source of nourishment and provides unique protection from infections. Premature babies fed breast milk are six times less likely to suffer a life threatening gastro-intestinal condition called necrotising enterocolitis.

On Christmas Day 2000 my own baby was born with a rare intestinal condition. She was full term but was unable to digest any food. In the hopes that one day she would be able to absorb I religiously expressed breast milk while she was in the NICU.
What I discovered was that as the mother of a full term infant I had tons of milk, my supply was not a problem, however, my baby would never get that milk. I also discovered that most of the mothers with premature babies did not have good milk supplies.
Here I was with excess milk and no baby to drink it and these tiny babies desperately needing breast milk which their frantic mothers could not supply.
I was not allowed to donate any of my breast milk and after three months an entire freezer full was discarded.
I think by having a human breast milk bank in New Zealand gives mothers the option to use it or not. It also means that for mothers like myself our efforts would not have been in vein.
There is a huge story in the US at the moment called Feeding Mosses. where 25 women took turns to breastfeed the baby after his mother died. This story has prompted a lot of discussion on breast milk banking.
I truly think the choice to use donated breast milk is up to the individual but at the moment we do not have the choice.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

On average we blink over 100,000 times per day, and every time we smile, frown or make a funny face, we place a demand on the skin around the eyes. As a result the eyes are usually one of the first areas to show the first signs of ageing.

We should all start using anti-ageing eye cream on a regular basis at around twenty years of age; however, it is never too late to start and today we are offering a FREE 2B Eye Cream with the purchase of any two 2B Skin Care products*.

The skin around the eye is one of the most sensitive areas on the body. Because of this it is important to know how to properly apply eye creams. Proper application will reduce chances of irritation - including redness and swelling. Incorrect application can lead to causing more damage.

Here's how...

Only a tiny amount of any eye cream is needed to cover the area. Using the ring finger (as this finger has the softness touch) dot the eye cream along the edge of the bone surrounding the eye. One dot of cream pressed between the two ring fingers should be sufficient to cover the area. Gently pat (do not rub!) the cream into the skin - staying around the edge of the bone. Do not get closer! Eye creams, once absorbed into the skin, will spread. If the eye cream is applied too close to the eyelid - the cream will flood the delicate eye area and cause dark circles or worse increase the risk of product entering the eye causing swelling and irritation

Monday, July 6, 2009

Free Delivery World Wide!

StickyTiki Space Graphics are self-adhesive wall decals... think big sticker art with a twist.

Our unique graphics are the most innovative way to transform your space instantly and add style to any d├ęcor.

These original designer graphics are for all ages and comes in two ranges:

* Printed fabric vinyl which is removable, reusable and washable.
* Eco Friendly

StickyTiki is super easy to apply... just peel and stick to any smooth surface, change your mind and rearrange or remove, it's unlimited!

This cool vinyl art will push the boundaries of art and design.

Your space will never be the same again.

Free World Wide Delivery - Offer ends 31/07/09 Just enter the promotion code STICKY at check out.
More info

Sunday, July 5, 2009

No longer just a number

Thanks to all our face book fans we are no longer just a number, we now have our own URL If you have not joined us yet you still have time to become a fan and leave us a comment to win a $50.00 BabyBaby Gift Certificate. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday July 8.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Help us to get a Facebook URL

Thank you to everyone who is already following us on Face Book now we need your help. We just need 10 more fans to be able to get a BabyBaby URL.
Can you help?
If you know anyone who would benefit from being our fan please suggest BabyBaby to them.
We truly appreciate your support.