Some Mums call it their “Bible” – others say they refer to it “religiously” – but either way it’s a phenomenally informative book, written by a Kiwi mother for soon-to-be mothers, and researched alongside leading Obstetricians, Midwives, Paediatricians & Holistic Healers.
Day-1-Baby Heirloom Layette
So MANY new Parents bring the wrong clothing to Birthing Suit for their Brand New Baby, thinking they’ve bought the right thing. DON’T BE ONE OF THEM! MotherWise in conjunction with Roots & Wings 100% Merino-wool have created this absolutely unique and perfect first clothing for a Day-1-Baby.
Your child is going to wear special outfits for special events its entire life, from their 1st Birthday to their 21st Birthday, and from their School Ball to their Wedding Day. And on this MOST IMPORTANT DAY of their entire Life(!), when they are at their most
vulnerable to cold-stress, this Day-1-Baby Layette will ensure your brand newBaby is purring’ly content with the perfect core
BACK-STORY: While catching hundreds and hundreds of babies as a senior Midwife, I found myself repeatedly frustrated at how dreadfully inappropriate the “Newborn” clothing oftentimes is that caring loving Parents would bring to Birthing Suite … not enough layers, ill-fitting hats, synthetic fibres, outfits the newborn is “swimming” in. You see, most new parents never realise “Newborn”-sized clothing is actually designed to fit a baby who is around 4-8 weeks of age who have typically put on weight and height. What fits a Day-1-Baby is VERY different to what fits a thriving 2-month old … even though 0-3 Month-Old clothing is all sold as one ‘Newborn’ size … but Babies are not ONE size for 3 months!
We strongly recommend investing in your precious Newborn having the correct clothing to wear on their Birth-Day, and for
their first 1-3 weeks of life. The Heirloom Layette consists of:
• 1 specially-designed Day-1-Baby long-sleeved singlet-bodysuit (to keep their vital organs warm)
• 1 specially-designed Day-1-Baby jumpsuit onesie-romper (to keep the rest of their body warm)
• 1 Beanie-Hat (to prevent rapid head-loss)
Then, for a personal touch, add on your favourite Cardy/Jumper/Jacket (especially in autumn, winter & spring).
These multiple layers of 100% finest-quality Merino wool are perfect to enable your Baby’s skin to breath naturally.
AND REMEMBER, THIS IS AN HEIRLOOM PRODUCT: That means, it is specifically designed to be handed down in yourfamily – from sibling to sibling, from grandparent to grandbaby, over generations. Like a traditional baptismal-gown, the Day-1-BayLayette becomes the very first clothing ALL your family’s Newborns will wear. This heirloom product becomes an Inheritedfamily treasure, and a cherished bequeathed gift of tradition for many decades to come. (We provide a bespoke calico bagfor long-term storage).
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect and Communicate with Your Baby
Just as I have described with Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, if you think in terms that my OH BABY’S Why They Cry chapter is like gaining your undergraduate Degree in learning to understand newborn body-language signs, then reading Tracy Hogg’s Secret of the Baby Whisperer book is like getting your Masters in learning how to (as she says) calm and connect and communicate with your baby. It is a wonderful accompaniment to OH BABY.
Post-Script: In 2001 this baby whisperer’s book became a New York Times best-seller. And just three years later Tracy Hogg had passed over from cancer. Oh what other amazing wisdom she could have taught us all, if only she had been on this Earth for longer. x
Hydrogel Breast Discs
This product is absofrigginlutely brilliant! To soothe sore nipples! And an essential for first-time breastfeeding mums. My best advice is to buy this 12-pack BEFORE your baby is born (have them packed in your postnatal bag) because you’re best to start using them from the first day of breastfeeding. As a midwife I have cured literally hundreds of cracked traumatised nipples combining this product with HyperCal lotion … but the biggest problem is women having to wait a few days to receive them after they have already started breastfeeding. (Their coolness feel divinely relieving straight out of the fridge too!)