Know a new mother? Pamper her with wool!

I’ve been using these wonderful wool nursing pads for a few weeks now and I am *so* loving them. We’ve had a few hot days already this summer, and these are much more comfortable than the thick, heavy cotton breast pads I used last summer. I don’t even feel them when I’m wearing them, and they keep me incredibly cool and comfortable. This testimonial was submitted by a customer of mine and boy can I relate!

I started looking for an alternative to paper disposable nursing pads because I use cloth for my baby’s diapers and it just made sense to use a non-disposable product for myself, as well. I did use a few paper pads at the beginning, because they were given away free at the hospital. These were just awful to use. They made crunchy noises when I moved and they were always bunching up on me. I tried cotton pads after these and didn’t like them much, either. Then I discovered wool breast pads and there is no going back. What a difference! I felt confident and comfortable using these breast pads both during the day, and at night. It was so much more pleasant when my baby and I were snuggling close with having only natural fibres between the two of us. You will love the feeling of soft merino/cashmere wool against your skin! This fabric really is luxurious and makes a big difference against tender breasts. I will never have to peel off stuck on, paper breast pads again! Ouch!

If you’re looking for a great alternative to disposable paper breast pads, you’ll have to give our merino wool nursing pads a try. You won’t be sorry you did!

Maya Wraps, Mei Tai’s and Ergos…oh my!

A large shipment of Maya Wraps arrived at Parenting By Nature this week. We’ve got lots of stock of every pattern and color for sale in our boutique. This is one of our favorite baby slings for breastfeeding an infant and it can be used between two parents because it is easily adjustable. It’s a wonderful carrier for any newborn.

We also spoke with Robyn this week, the fabulous mama behind our BabyHawk Mei Tai baby carriers and she has shipped our latest order. We can’t wait to see the new fabrics and patterns in real life. The color swatches online never do them justice. These carriers are just gorgeous! We’ve already pre-sold a handful of them, so if you are eyeing a particular pattern, you might want to grab it while it’s still available. Our last shipment sold out quickly as we are the only retailer currently selling these baby carriers in Canada. Get one while you can!

We are so excited about our newest baby wearing product coming soon to our boutique. Here’s a hint…it’s ERGOnomically correct and you can carrier a baby or toddler COMFORTABLY up to 60 lbs!!! Wow! We will be running a pre-order special and if you currently receive our newsletter you will hear about it soon. If you aren’t signed up yet, you can do so here. Thanks for your continued support!

Lansinoh Lanolin for Breastfeeding

Ugg. So any nursing mother is well aware of the fact that breastfeeding can HURT. When I was searching for a natural solution, I decided to give lanolin a try. While I tried other brands, nothing compared to Lansinoh Brand, 100% pure medical-grade lanolin. This is a wonderful product…almost a miracle product! I was amazed at how many uses I was able to find for our small bottle. We’ve used it for treating diaper rash, to healing dry and sore nipples after breastfeeding, and of course, to care for our wool cloth diaper covers. I’ve even used it on my hands as a moisture barrier during this past cold and drying winter.

I wasn’t surprised to read that the company, Lansinoh, started as a home-based business over 20 years ago. Some of the most innovative and creative companies start out from a need that isn’t currently met in the market! It was founded by a breastfeeding mother that was having difficulty finding pure, medical grade lanolin. She started her company to make lanolin, in it’s purest form, more available to breastfeeding mothers who were challenged with the pain of sore, cracked and dry nipples. I am definitely glad to have had it around during our first few weeks of breastfeeding! It really made all the difference in the world for my comfort and ability to breastfeed without being sore. I’m pretty determined when I put my mind to something, but breastfeeding would have been much more of a challenge without our Lansinoh. I did try other brands, but they just didn’t compare. We saved them for use with our diaper covers, while the Lansinoh was reserved for the more important job of keeping me hydrated and comfortable. I don’t know what I would have done without it!