Beauty and Cosmetics during Pregnancy: The Good and the Bad

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Every pregnant woman wants to look her best during her pregnancy, but it is hard to use the same makeup you used before you got pregnant. Pregnancy changes your body chemistry, the composition of your skin and the way your body looks in the light. Your makeup, fragrances and skincare regimen all must change during your pregnancy, and you may find they will stay changed after you have your baby.
How Your Makeup Reacts to Your Skin

The makeup you normally use may not react to your face as it always has. The color you use on your face may not look the same as it has in the past, and these colors may not stay on your face as they once had. It is possible that your makeup will cause you to break out in hives, or you may form a rash. You should consider changing your foundation, blush and powder during your pregnancy. The change in your body chemistry may require you to maintain this change in your makeup after you have your baby.

Skincare

The skincare products you use may not give you the same results they once did. You are counting on your lotions and moisturizers to protect your skin, but these lotions may not do the job they once did. You cannot continue to use the same moisturizer if it does not help you, and your skin may dry out much faster than it would otherwise.

Your skincare regimen may need to increase when you are pregnant. Chronically dry skin is going to plague you when you are pregnant, and you may consider using more moisturizer than you did in the past. Many women resort to moisturizing their whole bodies every day, and you must keep up with this routine to prevent stretch marks. Do as much as you can to keep your skin moist and soft.
Sunscreen

A woman who is not accustomed to wearing sunscreen may need to start using sunscreen during her pregnancy. Your olive complexion may have helped you a good bit at the beach, but you must start wearing sunscreen because your skin is so much more sensitive.

Women who do not typically use sunscreen may turn to a foundation that has sun protection built-in. You need to keep your skin from being damaged in the hot sun, and you must take steps that will prevent sunburn and sun damage.

Skin Irritation

You may go to bed with your makeup on after a long day, and your skin has never reacted poorly to your makeup. You must start washing your face every evening to ensure your skin is safe. You will likely feel a good bit of irritation when you leave your makeup on for too long, and you may need to use a professional makeup remover.

Daily Makeup Application

You should change from pads to sponges when you apply your makeup, and you may consider scaling back the amount of makeup you are putting on every day. Reduce the amount of makeup you are using to help your skin cope with your pregnancy. Your pregnancy is going to make your skin reject a good bit of your makeup, and the makeup that you choose to wear going forward should be as light as possible.

Your body will not respond well to all the makeup you typically wear. You must make a change that is going to help you look your best during your pregnancy. You may choose to keep these makeup changes after you have your baby, but you must make careful changes for the health of your skin. If you are unsure about certain cosmetic products while you are pregnant, it is wise to consult with a physician like Dr. Gilbert Webb, to see what is safe for you.

 

– Rachelle Wilber

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3 Key Ways Pets Influence Children

A Wee Urban Guest Blog from Melissa Stevens!

Raising a child may be the most fulfilling process a human can experience, but it is truly based on a bittersweet mixture of events and emotions. Of course, the bitter part emerges from all the worries and anxiety that being responsible for another (helpless) human being can cause. The sweet part comprises all the beautiful moments that make up parenthood. If a parent wants to make a child’s upbringing even more interesting and colorful, getting a pet is a fabulous way to do it. Pets affect children’s development in an extraordinarily beneficial way.

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Boosting Imagination

One of the most important things that should be encouraged while a child is growing is the development of imagination. The evolution of the cognitive part of the child’s brain should be boosted from the earliest age. Sure, reading stories and playing with your child will give incentive to the development of both kinesthetic and mental skills, but if you add a pet to this cognition-boost set, the outcome will be even better. You can introduce different pets to your child and encourage him or her to become interested in them, as well as develop a higher level of empathy. In addition, reading to them about animals will help bolster your child(ren)’s imagination even more. As they get older, they will develop a life-long, animal-friendly attitude.

Stronger Family Bonds

Many families have problems when it comes to spending time together, but a pet can turn the things upside down and give birth to a special bond within your family. Instead of staring at TV every night of the week, you could spend at least a couple of nights playing with the pet and teaching your child how to treat it in the best way. Also, such occasions are a great opportunity to create a sense of togetherness, and teach your child that many things can be done more easily if all the family members participate. It could be mere dog/cat brushing, but you could also be something more involved, like a flea and tick or cleaning up after the pet, to introduce your child(ren) to some less pleasant duties that come with pet owning.

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Pet-Related Duties For Better Working Habits

A child can be brought up in many ways and every mother develops and applies some special rules of her own. But making a pet become a part of your child’s life usually has one common effect in most of the pet-having families – they become organized in a better way. Smaller pets, like tortoises and budgies are not that demanding, so they could be very attractive first pets for the beginning of your child’s active pet-owning life. For starters, kids will learn to feed them on a regular basis and become aware that animals also need emotional approval from their owners. Perhaps once children learn those skills, they may be ready for a cat or a dog. That way they will be taught that a larger pet causes more responsibility, just as it is the case with real life.

It is clear that a great bond can be established between a pet and a child, but every parent should understand that only with their help will children be able to develop special feelings for pets, and learn how to behave towards pets (and people) in an appropriate way. A pet can be great fun for the entire family, but it also requires a lot of care and attention, just like a child.

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About author

Melissa Stevens is healthy lifestyle and environmentally friendly living enthusiast and huge animal lover! All relevant information for this article she got from experts from Stefmar. She is interested in practical solutions for simpler and more convenient life, and she likes sharing them with others. Thank you Melissa!

 

Our Top 10 Brands From the Baby Time Show That You MUST Check Out

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This past weekend was crazy! The International centre at Highway 427 and Airport Road was packed with new families looking to learn and find brands that would make their new child’s first couple years the best that they could be.

Wee Urban was there, and not only did our show go well, we also made many connections with old friends/brands and met some new one’s that we are so excited about, we need to share.

Here are our Top 10 Brands from the Baby Time Show that you neeeeeeeed to know about! – these are not in any particular order

 

#1 – Naked Nursing Tank

Our friendly neighbours during this weekend, Naked Nursing Tank is perfect for every new Mom. Lightweight and breathable design, amazing ingenuity and affordability make the Naked Nursing Tank a MUST BUY for every breastfeeding Mama. Its function is simple, wear your favourite bra that fits you, wear any shirt that fits you, and underneath wear your tank. That way, when you pull up your shirt and push down your bra when the little one gets hungry in a public place, or anywhere really, the Naked Nursing Tank keeps you covered.

To learn more, head to their website – Naked Nursing Tank

 

#2 – Munch Mitt

This is a brand new product that we are so excited about! Munch Mitt baby teething mittens are perfect for when the little white pearls start breaking through their gums and they’re chewing on everything from themselves to you! This innovative teething product will blow your mind and hopefully keep your kid occupied. The Munch Mitt® Teether is a “handy” teething solution that prevents the constant dropping of teething toys. It provides easy access pain relief for teething babies who are still learning consistent grip and direction and protects the hands from irritation due to chewing. In other words, its another MUST BUY!

To learn more, head to their website – Munch Mitt

 

#3 – Baby Parka

Well we are in Canada, so it only makes sense to throw in a recommendation for our great friends at Baby Parka! Weather troubling your baby? Fear no more with Baby Parka. Canada is notorious for manufacturing all 4 seasons in the span of one week, this brand has a solution. Whether it is in the stroller, in the car seat, or if you’re carrying the babes around, you want Baby Parka covering the little one, no matter the weather!

For more information on their line, click here – Baby Parka

 

#4 – Tiny Hearts 3D Ultrasound Studio

We’ve had 3 products to start this list, now it’s time for an integral and amazing service. Tiny Hearts 3D Ultrasound Studio is the best bang for your buck on the market. High class amenities, coupled with family-like hospitality and reasonable prices make this service a must have. The experience itself is worth the money, and then you get to share these amazing images with friends and family, it is truly remarkable stuff!

To get in contact with them, check out their website – Tiny Hearts 3D

 

#5 – Ultimate Mum

If you’ve ever been to a Baby Show, chances are you’ve seen someone walking around with one of these and wondering if you could possibly borrow it for a quick nap! Ultimate Mum Maternity Pillows are the absolute best for getting to sleep with those couple extra inches in circumference around your belly! These are perfect for during pregnancy and afterwards, but just watch out that your partner doesn’t try to steal it from you!

To learn more, visit their website – Ultimate Mum

 

#6 – Bright Bean

Wee Urban loves when toys can educate, and a new-to-us brand Bright Bean has found a way to make fun and learning co-exist. Their store has yet to launch, but it’s definitely something you should keep an eye on moving forward.

For now, read their amazing learning tips on their blog – Bright Bean

 

#7 – Hip Mommies

Oh how we love all that is modern. Hip Mommies has everything that you need to be that 21st century in-the-know type of parent. From lunch time to bath time, they have got you covered with simple, modern designs of no mess – no stress type products.

To check out all of their amazing products, click here – Hip Mommies

 

#8 – Doula Pantry

Fare to say that this is an overlooked aspect of pregnancy and Doula Pantry has found a way to make it one that can be helped. Their all natural, and very tasty, cookies are made with Milk enhancing ingredients. The purpose of which is to increase lactation levels for breastfeeding Mom’s. Not only is your child getting more milk when you’re consuming these tasty treats, but they are also getting much needed enrichment from the ingredients! We are so excited about these, and you should be too!

Check them out – Doula Pantry

 

#9 – Kickboard Canada

Well my inner child was going absolutely nuts seeing these this past weekend. Scooters, I mean, SCOOTERS! As much as technology is currently influence the fact that I’m writing this online blog, we believe that our children need to get outside way more. Maybe this isn’t for “babies” but it was just too great to leave out of our list. Plus, it made us reminisce on simpler times, times that our kids should all have, so when they are ready, you best be buying them a scooter!

PS. They have adult ones too…

 

Visit their website by clicking here – Kickboard Canada

 

#10 – Dressed To Deliver

Our friends at Dressed To Deliver can basically make absolutely anything fashionable… including childbirth. We love their product so much that we need to give them a huge shoutout for their work at the show and beyond. If you want to look good, and have a functional gown ready to go for when you’re about to pop, Dressed To Deliver is just the unique product that you need!

 

Check them out! – Dressed To Deliver 

#11 – Wee Urban

Did you really think we’d talk about our 10 favourite brands at the Baby Time Show and forget about our absolute favourite of all time. As you know, Wee Urban is your #1 choice for sleep bags, and just this past month we launched our new designs in Fox and Penguin. These are available on our website, as well as on Shop.ca, and Amazon.ca. and for our US readers, Amazon.com.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram to keep updated on new product lines, giveaways and promotions.

We’re always up to something!

The Baby Time Show was great! Thank you to the organizers and all of our neighbouring brands! Hope to see you all, in the fall!

– Devin

Helpful Do’s and Don’ts for Moms Looking to Breastfeed

breastfeeding dos and dontsJust because Breastfeeding Awareness Month is over doesn’t mean we need to stop championing our cause. To support breastfeeding, you don’t have to donate money or protest in your street, you just need to have a conversation with new moms about the benefits and misconceptions of nursing. Here are some do’s and don’ts you should pass along.

DO make sure that breastfeeding is well established before introducing the bottle nipple. Otherwise you can cause confusion. Wait about four to six weeks.

DON’T be the one to introduce the bottle first. Let someone else so baby only identifies you with breastfeeding

DO eat a well-balanced diet, including plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and protein. Whatever you eat, your baby eats too.

DON’T rush the introduction of solid foods. Breast milk-only diets are safe for the first six months. Introduce solid foods when baby is sitting up and interested in it. Every child is different, but this could be anywhere from four to six months of age. Breast milk changes as your child grows to keep up with nutritional needs. For more information on introducing solids check out this free webinar.

DON’T accept painful breastfeeding. There’s no award for toughing it out. When done properly, it shouldn’t hurt (aside from some mild soreness the first week).

DO breastfeed, not “nipple feed.” As you bring your baby to your breast, compress your breast in your hand into a pointy shape and sending it deep into your baby’s mouth. This will help him get a good latch. But don’t stuff it into his mouth; you want to get him used to the idea of coming to you.

DON’T get discouraged. If your baby’s latch is hurting you, allow him to try again. You want him to nurse deeply so it’s a pain-free experience for everyone.

DO swiftly bring your baby to your breast when you pick him up. This will help him latch deeply.

DON’T allow problems to go on unsolved. Trust your instinct. If you are in pain, you feel your baby isn’t soiling enough diapers, or you’re unsure for any reason, speak to a lactation consultant.

DO eat about 300-500 more calories than normal. Also, increase your fluid intake.

DON’T smoke, drink, take medications without consulting your doctor, or eat foods that seem to upset your baby.

DO start breastfeeding within an half an hour after delivering. This early contact is good for both mom and baby and you get a chance to practice under the watchful eye of a nurse or lactation specialist.

DON’T wait for baby to start crying before nursing. It’s very difficult to convince an upset baby to latch properly. If you think it’s time, offer your breast.

DO breastfeed whenever baby is hungry, regardless of time or place. Restricting baby’s eating schedule and affect development.

DON’T switch breasts too early. Let baby finish a breast before moving to the other (and starting on the fuller one next time). If you switch early, baby fills up on foremilk (the watery milk at the start of the feeding) rather than the nutrient-rich hindmilk.

DO be patient and confident. No one was an expert on their first day.

nursing brasGuest Blog by Nicole Zoellner from NizoWear.com 

Nizo Wear is the first nursing bra to have a unique, patented pocket in the pull-down flap that can hold a heating or cooling pack helping bring moms relief and healing faster while being extremely comfortable and super chic.

Nizo Wear nursing bras were inspired by the real-life experience of the company’s founder, Nicole Zoellner. When Nicole became pregnant with her son, she eagerly read all the materials her doctor had given her about the benefits of breastfeeding. She happily anticipated the feelings of serenity and bonding that nursing promises mother and infant.

So, Nicole set out to do for other nursing moms what no-one had been able to do for her: provide a practical, comfortable way to get relief from the soreness breastfeeding mothers often experience. Her design was patented, and Nizo Wear was born.

Visit www.nizowear.com for more information.

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5 Secrets Moms Learn When They Have a Baby

things you learn after becoming a motherThe moment has come! Your baby is born and you’re finally a mom. You may think you’re prepared for everything, but there will be a few things that will surprise you. After having your baby, you’ll have to change, adapt, and learn new things. Here are five surprising things you learn after becoming a mom:

1) Babies go to bed early

One of the first things you expect when you have a baby is that you won’t be getting a lot of sleep, which is true. What you probably didn’t expect is that your baby will go to bed early. Once they start sleeping through the night, you will find yourself with a lot of free time, time that you didn’t think you were going to have!

2) Breastfeeding can be difficult

Most moms want to breastfeed their babies because of how beneficial it can be. What you don’t know before you have your baby is that it can also be really difficult! Most women pre-baby think that they just latch on and suck, but it can be more complicated than that. Luckily for mom, there are tons of resources dedicated to breastfeeding to help.

3) Real life trumps baby books

All the books you read prior to baby coming can’t fully prepare you for the actual baby. The best way you are going to learn how to be a parent is by parenting. Yes, it’s scary, but all parents go through it, you’re not alone! After the first few months you will get a hang of it, but at first, you will be shocked that your baby books didn’t teach you everything there is to know about parenting. Leave that up to real life!

4) You’ll eat healthier

Once you have a baby, everything is going to change. One really positive change you will experience is eating healthier. Now that you have a baby, you have someone else to worry about. You want to be around for their 15th birthday and able to play around with them for a long time, so being unhealthy is not an option. You will also want your baby to eat healthy, so the whole family will also be eating healthier.

5) You will be late

Before baby you might have been on time for everything, expect to be late to most things post- baby. A lot of moms don’t realize that having a baby is a lot of work, and there are tons of things you have to do, which will make you late for things. The good thing is that people will understand you have a baby and be forgiving.

baby headrestGuest blog by Alicia Overby – Founder & President of Baby Elephant Ears

Alicia is wife, mother, and creator of Baby Elephant Ears. Baby Elephant Ears was created out of parental concern, not financial desire. In 2005, when their second child was an infant, he cried all the time and just couldn’t seem to get comfortable.

After seeking advice and suggestion from the medical community and alternative medicine, they eventually ended up in the chiropractors office where their baby was successfully treated for asubluxation, discomfort most likely the result of the strain during labor, which was now being exacerbated by the normal lack of infant neck strength. Only proper neck, head, and back alignment would offer him relief. When they couldn’t find a product to give their baby the necessary support, Alicia took matters into her own hands and crafted her own infant support pillow. The first Baby Elephant Ears was born!

For more information, visit www.babyelephantears.com.

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10 Ways to Prepare for a New Baby

bringing new baby homeBringing a new baby into the world is an exciting and joyful time for new parents. They look forward to bonding with their little one. For first time parents, there will be a lot of adjusting. Taking care of an infant can be a round-the-clock job, which can be overwhelming for parents. My husband and I have recently brought a new baby into our family and we want to offer you some tips for bringing your new baby home.

1. Get your rest while baby sleeps.

Whenever baby is taking a nap is when mom should be getting her sleep as well. Forget about trying to get housework done while baby is asleep. It is much more important for you to get your rest so that you have the energy to take care of baby and you both stay healthy.

2. Swaddling helps soothe baby to sleep

Swaddling provides baby with a warm and soothing womb-like environment for extra comfort and security. It also helps prevent startle reflex in babies which will have them waking themselves up while they sleep. A baby swaddle like the Miracle Blanket or the Woombie makes swaddling super easy for parents and both swaddles are safe and effective. Once baby starts to roll over this is a sign that swaddling is no longer safe, in which case it is a good idea to switch to a transition sleep garment.

3. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both mom and baby.

Breastfeeding provides babies with all of the essential vitamins and nutrients they need and is full of disease-fighting substances to keep baby healthy, especially during baby’s first six months. Breastfeeding has been shown to lower the risk of childhood cancers, stomach viruses, ear infections and several other illnesses. It also protects baby from developing allergies later on and it improves cognitive development. For moms, breastfeeding reduced stress, postpartum depression, and reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

4. Get the right car seat.

For infants under 2 years of age, they must be placed in a rear-facing car seat for their safety as the back of the seat will cradle baby’s head, neck and torso. Always read the owner’s manual to make sure you are installing the seat correctly and correctly using the seat belt or harness. Make sure the harness straps fit snugly over your baby and don’t dress them in bulky clothing.

5. Keep baby safe from germs.

Remember to always wash your hands before handling baby and have any visitors wash their hands as well because babies have weak immune systems are susceptible to infection. Let your children hold the new baby but don’t let them kiss the baby’s face if you want to be on the safe side. Breastfeeding baby also helps give baby’s immune system a boost.

6. Learn how to prevent diaper rash.

A diaper rash is pretty common because babies have sensitive skin and the rash will go away on its own but there are some things you can do to prevent it. Make sure to change baby’s diaper frequently and change a poopy diaper as soon as possible. When using a cloth diaper you should wash it in a fragrance-free or all-natural detergent for sensitive skin. You can also apply a diaper rash cream on baby after cleaning the area with a wipe.

7. Place baby to sleep on his back.

Babies must be placed to sleep on their backs in order to reduce the risk of SIDS. The reason for this is that a baby sleeping on his stomach may not get enough oxygen or he risks re-breathing his own exhaled carbon dioxide. It’s also important not to place anything else in the crib with baby, so no pillows, blankets, stuffed toys, etc. You don’t want anything to accidentally fall on baby’s face and potentially suffocate baby.

9. Trust your instincts.

Mother’s instinct is always right so practice listening to your gut instincts and follow them. You won’t always know what’s best and every parent makes mistakes with their first baby but that is how you learn. Also understand that what works for one baby doesn’t always work for another. Instead of constantly doubting or second guessing yourself, be confident that you know your baby best and can get the best feel for what he needs.

8. Get some fresh air.

You’ll go crazy if you stay cooped up in the house for too long so head outside with baby and get some fresh air. If the weather is warm go for a walk in the park and bring a picnic blanket or baby play mat so you and baby can lie down on the grass. Just be sure to keep baby protected from the sun and dressed appropriately for the weather.

10. Ask for help if you need it.

As a new parent you sometimes struggle to juggle everything at home and raising a baby is hard work. You will need to take some time for yourself and get some rest before you become completely worn down. If you feel like you need a break, don’t be afraid to ask a friend or family member for help. They will understand that everyone needs a little help sometimes, even “supermom”. If you have any questions (even if you think it’s a strange question), talk to your pediatrician or even call up a fellow mom who will be understanding.

transition baby from swaddleWritten by Stephanie Parker from Sleepingbaby.com, inventors of the Zipadee-Zip

The motto for Sleeping Baby, makers of the Zipadee-Zip, is: “Inspiring Dreams One Night at A time,” and that, in a nutshell, is how it all started…with one little dream that has since become the Parker family’s reality. When Brett and Stephanie Parker’s daughter, Charlotte, was born, the feeling that welled up inside of them was indescribable; they never realized until first looking into those baby blues of hers that they were even capable of that kind of love.

When it was time to transition baby from swaddling, the Parkers tried every sleep sack on the market and every swaddle weaning trick they could find for nearly two weeks and nothing worked to get baby Charlotte to fall and stay asleep.

Stephanie became determined to restore sleep and sanity to their household and set out to find a solution that would soothe Charlotte’s startle reflex and provide her the cozy womb-like environment she loved so much but still give her the freedom to roll over and wiggle around in her crib safely. Out of sheer desperation and exhaustion, the Zipadee-Zip was born. The first Zipadee-Zip(R) Stephanie put together on her little sewing machine worked like magic!

To date tens of thousands of Zipadee-Zips have been sold and all from word-of-mouth marketing. It is so rewarding for the Parkers to see other parents and babies getting the sleep they both need and deserve!

For more information, visit sleepingbaby.com.

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Is Your Nursing Pillow Safe? 10 Questions To Ask

safe nursing pillowBreastfeeding moms often rely on nursing pillows for added comfort and support while feeding their babies. What many of these mothers don’t know is that the nursing pillow they’re using to feed their little one may not be the healthiest or safest option.

Recent studies show that some nursing pillows and other items in the nursery that are made from foam require fire-retardant chemicals which can cause harm to the health and well-being of families. More than anything, I want moms and babies to keep safe and so here 10 questions to ask yourself when purchasing a nursing pillow:

  1. Is it hypo-allergenic?
  2. Is it non-toxic?
  3. Is it non-flammable?
  4. Is it foam-free?
  5. Is it lead-free?
  6. Is it phthalate-free?
  7. Is it glue-free?
  8. Is it odor-free?
  9. Is it recyclable?
  10. Is it eco-friendly? 

Here are some innovative, important features a proper nursing pillow must have:

1. Designed GREEN for baby’s future

It should be made of 100% virgin polyfiber, hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, non-flammable, and recyclable. Odor-free, glue-free, foam-free, lead-free and Phthalate-free.

2. Come with a privacy cover

You want complete discretion while nursing, but made from a lightweight material that allows continuous airflow, and stores inside its own pocket when not in use. This piece should be easily detachable for quick machine wash-and-dry.

3. Perimeter comfort bolster

A good nursing pillow has a complete perimeter bolster that provides extraordinary support and comfort, surrounding your baby in soft, reassuring security. Extra piece of mind for mom, too.

4. Capable surface design

You want an angled surface design to positions baby’s head and body towards the mother’s breast, encouraging proper positioning, latch, suckle and swallow.

5. A detachable back pillow

Nursing can be strenuous on your back, shoulders, and neck. Find a nursing pillow that comes with a position-able back pillow for optimum posture and comfort, helping to strain.

6. Flexible waist strap

Women come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to have an adjustable strap that will fit around anyone, of any type, in any position.

7. High quality fabrics

You don’t want something cheap that’ll just fall apart. A good pillow should be made of quality materials with covers that are removable for machine wash-and-dry. Wrinkle-free and lead-free (no zippers or snaps).

8. Convenient pockets

You’ll be using your nursing pillow a lot, so it’s important to have everything necessary within close reach. Use a pillow with multiple pockets for items like the remote or your cell phone.

nursing pillowWritten by Sandy Clark, Inventor of San Diego Bebe Eco-Nursing Pillow

San Diego Bebe® was designed by San Diego native Sandy Clark, a passionate breastfeeding advocate and mother of twins. Clark was inspired at a San Diego beach one day where she witnessed a young mother unsuccessfully nursing her baby. As the mother struggled to keep a blanket across her shoulder while her baby wailed from heat and hunger, Clark vowed then and there to design a product that would help resolve the issue of privacy while nursing. San Diego Bebe® was born that day.

When Clark sent her nursing pillow to Duke to be tested and reviewed, Duke University Chemical Scientist Dr. Heather Stapleton, who is a mother herself, said, “The San Diego Bebe® Eco-Nursing Pillow is not only a very supportive pillow with amazing features for discreet nursing, but is also free of flame-retardant chemicals that have been shown to cause adverse health effects in animal studies. I applaud Double Blessings (Clark’s company) for taking steps to produce high quality products that meet the same flammability standards without using these chemicals.”

San Diego Bebe® Eco-Nursing Pillow is the healthiest and most innovative nursing pillow on the market. Made with virgin polyfiber Eco*Loft™, a non-toxic and hypo-allergenic foam-alternative, it’s void of harmful chemicals. It’s also recyclable and eco-friendly. San Diego Bebe® is available in two versions, for nursing one baby or twins. The entire line is baby-safe, and is covered with deluxe plush fabrics including organic cotton.

Click to view a Nursing Pillow Comparison Chart to learn more.

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