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Best Manual Breast Pump

| March 5, 2012

Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump with Calma Teat

I found the Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump with Calma Teat perfect for those times when I couldn’t breastfeed and needed to express.

The Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump with Calma Teat is BPA free, lightweight and portable for when you’re out and about or travelling.

It uses a 2-phase expression technology that is alike to a baby when breastfeeding which mimics the natural sucking rhythm of the baby with short, stimulating movements followed by longer, more intensive ones to ensure an optimal milkflow.

This gives you faster let-down and maximum milkflow which significantly reduces pumping time, so you can express more milk in less time and more comfortably.

The Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump with Calma Teat is the best manual breast pump you can buy.

If you’re looking for a breast pump that’s ideal for occasional or frequent use the Medela Swing Breast Pump with Calma Teat makes expressing quick, easy and suitable for everyday.

The Medela Harmony Breast Pump won the Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Gold Award for Best Manual Breast Pump 2011 / 2012.

The Best Organic Skin Care

| March 4, 2012

With my new baby cradled in my arms and pressed closely against my bosom, the last thing I wanted to do was to transfer chemical-laden creams, potions and lotions onto her delicate skin.

I decided I had to go completely chemical-free and discover the joys of natural and organic skin care. I feel ethereal for making a choice that benefits myself, my baby and the environment. Green People products are not tested on animals. These really are the best organic skin care products.

Green People make everything you could wish for, at a fraction of the cost of many other skincare brands. I highly recommend these natural skin care products which I use as part of my daily beauty regime.

The Best Pregnancy Skin Care

| March 4, 2012

Here are some of the best pregnancy skin care products you can use. When I was pregnant I discovered these natural and organic skin care and beauty products.

I simply can’t live without these, even now as a Mummy!

If you want some real pampering when pregnant using natural and organic skin care products, so as not to absorb any dangerous chemicals through the layers of your skin, try the brilliant range of Trilogy Skincare products.

Trilogy is a New Zealand company who use organic Rosehip Oil, renowned for it’s restorative and anti-ageing properties. Trilogy do not test on animals.

As an added bonus, I was lucky enough to get through my pregnancy without one single stretch mark to show for the 9 months (+2 weeks!) of my gradually blooming tummy.

I put my luck down to the regular use of Trilogy products, gently rubbing Trilogy 100% Natural Certified Organic Rosehip Oil over my expanding belly, which helped to prevent stretch marks and was a wonderful way to bond with my growing baby as I talked to her at the same time (she thought it was marvelous having a gentle daily massage and rewarded me with plenty of little kicks and punches)!

I like to use the Everything Balm as a body moisturiser, it smells divine! 

I still use Trilogy 100% Natural Certified Organic Rosehip Oil as a facial oil during winter to keep my skin moisturised and the Trilogy Everything Balm is multi-purpose so worth carrying around in your pram bag

I’m so glad I used Trilogy products when I was pregnant, I couldn’t have done without them – and they’re such great value.