Monthly Archives: September 2012

Would you like to have a flat tummy again?

These belly wraps really work!! My third child weighed 9lb 2oz, I have a small size 10 frame, so you can imagine how big my tummy got. I thought to myself – How am I ever going to get my flat tum back after my third large baby? But I am pleased to say I have. I started wearing the post pregnancy belly wrap the following day after the birth of my child.

Yes, it was in my hospital bag, not an after thought!  I had a C-Section and I found it eased the muscle pain across my abdomen and it gave me the confidence I needed, whilst my tummy healed and whilst I worked to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight.

Since wearing and loving my belly wrap, I have read that they aid in your mental wellbeing too, and if this is true, I can vouch for this, after having my daughter, I felt happy, really happy, I couldn’t believe how calm and relax I felt and every time a Midwife, Doctor or Health Visitor said “How have you been feeling?” I would laugh and say “Never better!” and now I know it was down to my belly wrap.

Post Pregnancy Belly Wrap Closed

Post Pregnancy Belly Wrap Closed

Post Pregnancy Belly Wraps

With a rich and ancient chronicle as far-reaching as Japan to Latin America, one of the best kept post pregnancy secrets is what women from around the world have been using for centuries – Post Pregnancy Belly Binding.

This modern adaption now allows women everywhere to embrace and indulge in the age-old practice with these Post Pregnancy Belly Wraps.

10 reasons why a post pregnancy belly wrap is your maternity hospital bag must have:

  1.  Flattens and firms your tummy
  2. Smoothes out lumps and bumps
  3. Provides abdominal & lower back support
  4. Added support after Caesarean surgery
  5. Accelerates healing in abdominal separation
  6. Minimises water retention and tummy bloating
  7. Promotes good posture
  8. Has an extra generous Velcro fastening strip which allows it to shrink as you shrink.
  9. No tags or seams and available in a variety of colours and sizes
  10. Recommended by physiotherapists and midwives
Post Pregnancy Belly Wrap

Post Pregnancy Belly Wrap

  •  An ancient custom now a modern accessory.
  • To help flatten and firm a new mum’s tummy…
  • The secret to getting your pe-preggie belly back!

These Post Pregnancy Belly Wraps have been specifically designed for maximum use by new mums – these wraps have an extra wide velcro strip (the widest on the market) so they shrink as a new mums tummy shrinks for longer.

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Joanne @Kimbee

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Post Pregnancy belly Wrap

Post Pregnancy belly Wrap

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Safe and Organic Baby Toys

Natural Rubber TeetherParents have many decisions to make regarding their children’s lives. Mostly, they have to be scared for babies during play. Safety of children while playing is important regardless of their age. For parents that have small children, organic baby toys would help. Children have a habit of chewing on any object they find. Since most parents want to remain conscious about their baby’s health, they should buy secure play tools for him or her.

There are many artificial toys in the marketplace, which contain lead paint and other chemicals. Everyone knows that lead is dangerous as well as other chemicals. For teething babies, get them a nice organic toy because they will find a way to put it in the mouth and will not get hurt. These types of items are made of natural materials, which cannot irritate gums even if bruised. There are very many options available for all in the marketplace today.

However, soft cotton styles are appropriate for teething babies. Babies have to endure a constant itch and that is why they put things in their mouths. With soft organic baby toys such as rattles and teethers, parents can help babies a lot. These tiny little toys can serve as baby dolls or puppets for helping baby sleep easily. These products contain woollen fillings and an outer made of hundred percent cotton fibres.

Hemp is usually a good alternative for wool. Look for a label that tells you whether a toy is made of a hundred percent cotton. There are deluxe baby toys in the marketplace for you today and you only have to pick the best style. Natural Rubber is another wonderful material and there are many toys made of it. Rubber is soft and soothing and those two qualities make it perfect for babies.

There are all kind of shapes made of rubber including ducks and bath toys. Be sure to avoid any item that is made of PVC as it has materials called phthalates, which is not safe for babies if ingested. Apart from these items, you can get wooden styles, constructed of natural timber. If painted, be sure to look for labels that confirm that all used paints and dyes are toxic free.

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There are teethers, rattlers, instruments for playing music, and other intricate wooden toys for your child.

G. Smitty is a writer who loves to discuss many topics ranging from wooden baby toys – article source Ezine Articles

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Lessons in Baby Massage

Mother Massaging a Baby

At its most basic, a baby massage offers precious moments to emotionally  connect with your infant, relaxing you and baby. Since touch is the most  developed sense for an infant, it is not surprising that early massages have the  ability to stimulate nerve centres and improve immune system function. There are  overwhelming scientific evidence in support of baby massage that the negatives are difficult to find.

We have put together 12 most frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the subject  and provided answers from qualified instructors.

QUESTIONS ON BABY MASSAGE

1: Will I hurt my baby? Use firm, slow strokes. For guidance on how much pressure to place on infant,  look at baby cues to help. Not too hard, but too light might be ticklish.

2: At what stage should you start a massage?  Massages start at the new-born stage, as soon as the mother feels comfortable  performing the technique.

3: When is the ideal time to massage your baby? When your baby is in the quiet alert state is a good time for a massage.  Other suggestions are after a bath, and at least half an hour after a feed.

4: Should I massage an ill baby? Do not massage an ill or distressed baby. Always look for cues that indicate  abnormal behaviour.

5: Should I begin with a full head-to-toe massage? No. Perform massages in limited sessions until baby can tolerate a full  massage, both anteriorly (toward the front) and posteriorly (toward the  back).

6: What type of oil should I use and how much? Several types of oil may be used in generous amounts. Simply pour warm oil  into the palm of the hand and rub them together for even distribution.  Recommended oils are: Organic vegetable/nut oils (example-olive, sunflower,  sweet almond, sesame). These are unscented, and will not interfere with phototherapy.

7: What if baby seems to always resist massage? Hold your baby gently, but firmly (using containment holds), until they  gradually relax and accepts the massage.

8: Is baby massage helpful with a colicky baby? Yes! Babies who have their tummies and legs rubbed along with knee pressing exercises (into the tummies) receive fantastic success rates. Rub their tummy in a circular clockwise direction.

9: Can a massage help with asthma and skin disorders? Touch Research Institute conducted studies that show the benefits of massage for both these conditions. Parents can learn the technique from qualified  instructors.

10: Do I need to learn technical strokes or can I just gently rub baby all  over? Massage strokes are specific in generating a scientific result. Once you  learn the techniques you will begin to see the difference. The strokes  incorporate Swedish, Indian and Reflexology components.

11: How often should baby be massaged? Massages can be done more than once per day; some experts suggests up to 3  times a day. The ideal amount is very personal to your baby, you and family  circumstances.

12: What should be the first steps before starting a massage? Gather all needed supplies. Ensure that the room is warm. Begin the massage  when your baby is comfortable. Start at one of the extremities, and remember not  to overtire baby.

Baby massage is comforting and improves all-over circulation and encourages  growth. Begin the habit of asking permission from your baby before starting a session, as this will become an essential part of the routine later  on.

Margaret Le Monnier has over 20 years-experience as a qualified natural  health professional. She is well known for giving intuitive and expert advice to people regarding natural approaches to correcting a wide range of  illnesses and conditions. Margaret is now writing articles for a website solely devoted to bringing a comprehensive range of natural health advice to everyone. To find out more about baby massage visit her website at Natural Health 4 Life.

Thank you Margaret for your informative article – Margaret Le Monnier – article source Ezine Articles

For more information on baby massage in Australia check out the Infant Massage Australia website http://infantmassage.org.au/.

Connect with our Kimbee Store  Joanne @Kimbee

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