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Do I need a Birth Plan?

Thinking about giving birth probably fills you with both excitement and trepidation! While you can’t know for certain what will happen, writing a birth plan could help give you a greater chance of having the birth experience you want.

Some definite plus points are:
• Encouraging you to think about what you want for your labour and birth and the options available. i.e pain relief preferences and labour positions
• Putting your birth partner in the picture so he or she can help or speak up for you during the labour and birth.
• Giving you the confidence that your team know why you want or don’t want something, as well as what you do or don’t want, which will help you relax and labour better.

Remember birth plans aren’t set in stone. You can still express different preferences as labour progresses – and your midwife or obstetrician will be with you to advise along the way.


WIN with BabycareTENS..!

We’re kicking off February by teaming up with the amazing pain relief wizards… BabycareTENS to offer you the chance to WIN your very own Obi TENS.

The Obi TENS is an ultra-simple yet powerful obstetric TENS unit perfect for drug-free pain relief during labour. It has 2 pre-set modes – one for use during contractions, the other for use between contractions.

And that’s not all, the Obi TENS can be used post birth for backache, shoulder pain and many other painful conditions… Clever hey!!

For your chance to WIN an Obi TENS worth over £45.95, simply LIKE Babycare TENS and yoomi on Facebook & tell us why you would love to win here

And don’t forget to SHARE with anyone you think would like to WIN too!

Good Luck!


We love your big heart!

A big thank you to everyone who helped us spread the word about the amazing work carried out by Baby Banks in the UK. Thanks to you, we donated over 100 new baby bottles to Stripy Stork Baby Bank in Surrey to help vulnerable families. Baby bottles are in demand as they can’t be second hand so we are thrilled that you helped us make a difference.

If you would like to donate to a Baby Bank, check out this list of items that are in super demand – Stripey Stork wish-list (February 2017).


WIN with yoomi!

COMPETITION TIME // we are giving away 3 x yoomi 8oz feeding systems!!!

Voted Best Bottle by parents in the Loved By Parents Awards, read more…


DAY 12 OF 12 DAYS OF XMAS!

Imagine the delight on your child’s face when they open this stunning Rocking Horse from Chic Petit on Xmas day! Standing on a sturdy read more…


DAY 11 OF 12 DAYS OF XMAS!

No bumpy sleigh rides for you… enjoy calm and relaxed outdoor adventures with your little one with the BabyBjörn Baby Carrier We! read more…


DAY 10 OF 12 DAYS OF XMAS!

Baby its cold outside! No worries, wrap up warm in Natures Purest’s adorable faux fur lined cable knit hat and boots and luxuriously read more…


DAY 9 OF 12 DAYS OF XMAS!

Just launched, the Babymoov Humidifier Hygro +! Designed to purify the air in your baby’s room, the Hygro + can help reduce coughing, read more…


DAY 8 OF 12 DAYS OF XMAS!

Treat alert for yummy mummies! PacaPod’s Lewis convertible backpack and messenger bag is just the thing for mums who demand chic and read more…


DAY 7 OF 12 DAYS OF XMAS!

The Taf Toys Jungle Pals Gym is perfect for a little monkey! The colourful, thickly padded gym plays host to a trio of delightful read more…


DAY 6 OF 12 DAYS OF XMAS!

Love baby looking soft, smooth and shiny? We’ve got it covered with 5 x Molly Mojo Gift sets full of lovely products from fantastic read more…


DAY 5 OF 12 DAYS OF XMAS!

Room for one more this Xmas? Introducing a new playful friend from Little Bird Told Me Moobert, a lovable, huggable, ride on cow! With a read more…


DAY 4 OF 12 DAYS OF XMAS!

There’ll be no disturbing baby when Santa comes down the chimney… baby will be sound asleep in The Sleepyhead® Deluxe Pod! The read more…


DAY 3 OF 12 DAYS OF XMAS!

Xmas at Grandma’s? Then don’t forget to take Trunki’s Zimba the Zebra, the latest addition to the Trunki family. Zimba has plenty read more…


DAY 2 OF 12 DAYS OF XMAS!

When the Snowman brings the snow, baby will be warm and cosy in this gorgeous ergoPouch Sleepsuit bag. With fashion forward designs and read more…

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