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How to take the baby to the beach (and enjoy it)

Enjoy the Beach with your Baby

How to take baby to the beach (and enjoy it): The must-pack essentials for surviving a day at the beach

Guest post by Colleen from Hedzup


The sun’s out, the weather’s warm, and you get that inkling to visit the beach. Excitedly, you yell out to your kids to, ‘get ya bather’s on, we’re going to the beach’.

Your excitement soon turns to, ‘Oh god, what do I need to pack’ as you start to make a mental list, knowing you won’t have much time to execute your mum packing skills with kids raring to go.

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Ultimate online christmas gift guide: 18 gorgeous presents for mum & baby

The Nesting Mum Christmas Gift Guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year.....

Want to shop online at anytime of day and buy all your beautiful gifts for mums and bubs in one spot?  You bet you can with our packed to the brim christmas gift guide with heaps of ideas for the new mum or a beautiful new baby. You won't need to leave the house to find the ultimate present with our hand picked list of gorgeous gift options.... plus you will find some sneaky discounts thrown in along the way. 

Skip the queues, grab a wine and start shopping for that special mum to be, new baby or  new mum in your life with these fab business from The Nesting Mum 

Big.Little Creations

15% off storewide
Code has already been added!

Pregnancy and Baby milestone cards make the perfect unique gift for a mum to be. Each pack has 27 cards printed and weekly/monthly cards have a back section so you can write down moments and memories for your own keepsake.

Shop Big.Little Creations here.

Little Bundle & Co.

Free shipping
Code: littlebundlelove
Valid until 15th December

Little Bundle & Co offer gift bundles for little babes! A beautiful baby shower gift full of gorgeous (and practical!) goodies that comes to you gift wrapped and ready to treat a Mumma and her little babe.

Shop Little Bundle & Co. here

Twenty One Moore

15% off all purchases over $50
Code: XMASNEST

Want to shop for the whole family at one shop? Twenty One Moore is your go to home and baby gift store with everything to make your house a home. For the beautiful littlies in your world, you can shop for everythig fro baby shower gifts, first presents to plenty of activities for toddler and up.

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Twenty One Moore

Kip & Co Santa Sacks
Reduced to only $49
Code: NESTKIP

Celebrate Christmas in style with these velvet Santa sacks by Kip & Co! The Santa sacks feature a pompom drawstring, just what you need to keep all those presents contained for Christmas morning. Perfect for Santa, and then perfect for storage! Available in Aqua, Dark Rose, Gold and Red

Shop Twenty One Moore here

Hedzup

20% off storewide
Code: xmas
Valid until: 31st December

Hedzup has the whole family covered this christmas with their popular beach range. You will love their best selling Tote Bags, now available with a fabulous organiser for the ladies and the beach headrests will definitely be a winner for the whole family this summer. Hedzup have also recently introduced a kids and baby section and also an activewear section for women.

Shop Hedzup here.

Mea Bee Design

15% off
Code: XMAS15OFF
Valid until 30th November

Scandinavian design inspired nursery decorations. The perfect christmas gift for the stylish baby - storage baskets, cushions, buntings, quilts and bedding.
Mea bee design and handmake bespoke unisex decorations. Each of their pieces are made thoughtfully with highest precision.

Shop MeaBee Design here.

Jolly Babies Sleep Consultant

Free Infant massage with any sleep consultancy package booked

Need more sleep? Pragati from Jolly Babies can help you with any sleep issues for any age, with gentle and proven training methods individually tailored to suit your baby and your family! Book any sleep package between now and chrismtas and you will receive a free infant massage

Shop Jolly Babies Sleep Consultant here.

Who Can Toucan

20% off storewide
Code: NESTINGMUM17

Add a touch of bright and bold colours to your nursery/bedroom or playroom with a fully customised mobile or wall hanging from Who Can Toucan. Choose from their best seller Happy Hippy or plenty of gorgeous designs or mix and match to come with a style that is completely personalised. A perfect gift for a niece/nephew or baby shower.

Shop Who Can Toucan here

Hush Baby Covers

Blue and Arrows cover
Only $30
Code: NESTMUM
Valid until 30th November

Mamas should feel confident in feeding their babies wherever they wish, and Hush Baby Covers love seeing mums look as beautiful on the outside, as they are on the inside with their stylish collection of designs. Which is why they are offering the Blue & Arrows covers at only $30 (normally $39.95)! The HUSH Baby Cover is a multi-use Nursing cover, that can also be used as a fitted infant car seat cover, pram cover, shopping trolley cover, high chair cover, an infinity scarf, and so much more.

Shop Hush Baby Covers here

Little Lullaby Boutique

15% off storewide
Code: NESTINGMUM17

Create lasting memories this Christmas with these beautiful personalised keepsakes from Little Lullaby Boutique. Choose from a range of plush toys, Bearing Bear Snugglers or inkless print kits. A wonderful way to keep those beautiful memories of the younger years.

Little Lullaby Boutique are also the home to the Hold My Heart Bear - A bear that comes with a special heart shape recording device that can be used for either recording messages for children or for keeping a recording of your baby's heartbeat.

Shop Little Lullaby Boutique here

Baby Made

MY FIRST CHRISTMAS’ DELUXE GIFT PACK
$79.95

A deluxe gift pack to celebrate and remember baby’s First Christmas.

This gorgeous gift pack contains an Inkless Print Photo Frame Kit with two specially treated papers & wipe to create perfect little footprints detailing every adorable line and wrinkle in just seconds without any messy ink or paint to display next to your favourite 6×4 photo. A porcelain, sweet star shaped ‘My First Christmas 2017’ ornament is included to hang on the Chrissie Tree year after year to remember this special celebration forever.

Shop Baby Made here.

Baby Made

HO, HO, HO IT’S ‘MY FIRST CHRISTMAS’ GIFT PACK
$49.95

Celebrate and remember baby’s First Christmas with this adorable gift pack.

A delightful gift pack containing an Inkless Print Frame Kit with two specially treated papers & wipe to create perfect little footprints detailing every adorable line and wrinkle in just seconds without any messy ink or paint to display proudly in the home. A porcelain, sweet star shaped ‘My First Christmas 2017’ ornament for the tree is included to remember this first festive celebration forever.

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Baby Made

MY FIRST CHRISTMAS 2017’ CELEBRATORY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
$14.95

Recall baby’s ‘First Christmas’ year after year with these celebratory porcelain star-shaped Christmas ornaments to adorn the Christmas Tree. A gorgeous gift parents and family members will love and treasure.

Shop Baby Made here

Snotty Noses

Aroma Bloom Gift pack
Contains Aroma Bloom Cool + 2 oils for $135

The Aroma Bloom Cool Mist Vaporiser/Air Purifier/Humidifier/Ionizer/Mood Lamp will freshen and purify the air and infuse the environment with essential oils. Their value pack is great value at $135 which contains 2 oils. Perfect for children, families, Mums, teachers, sisters, friends. A practical, natural, stylish present to use 365 days and nights a year.

Shop Snotty Noses here

Mummy plus me

FREE GIFT of choice
Code: Nesting Mum Xmas

Ok mums this one is for you. Purchase any beautiful care package from the Mummy plus Me range (each pack has a range of luxurious goodies just for looking after number one - you) and choose a free gift up to the value of $20 with the purchase of any pre-designed package (excluding the Mini Pink Pack). This packs also make a great gift... hint hint husbands!

Please add the code in the comments section with your choice of gift and also include instructions as to whether you would like the gift to be included in the gift package box or separately.

Shop Mummy Plus Me here

My Little Owl

40% off storewide
Code: XMAS
Valid until 31st December 2017

My Little Owl believes every newborn babe needs lots of LOVE, security and comfort. And SLEEP. Lots of SLEEP.
Their Bamboo Blankets are incomparably SOFT helping babes nap for longer. Their one-off limited edition prints are exclusive to My Little Owl. Their blankets are made in Australia and come beautifully packaged to make the PERFECT baby shower gift!

Shop My Little Owl here

Hedzupco

20% off storewide
Code: XMAS
Valid until 31st December 2017

Slippery when wet? You bet! This is a simple, but super effective solution for new parents at the beach, the pool, under the sprinkler or for any water adventure. The Frog Orange baby carrier is the first ever fully functional neoprene (wetsuit material) baby carrier designed in Australia to wear in and around water.

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Hedzupco

20% off storewide
Code: XMAS
Valid until 31st December 2017

Protecting your bubba’s feet from the burning summer sand, these super cute booties, beautifully crafted from soft, pliable neoprene are perfectly practical. With a non slip sole, these swim shoes make adventures by the sea a breeze for your little one. Sizes fit up to a 3-4 year old.

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How to throw an amazing baby shower

Thank you to Erin from //celebrateplay// for this guest blog.

A baby is on the way, so it is time to celebrate and when it comes to life’s biggest events they don’t get much bigger than the birth of a baby, right? To honour these new beginnings, all you need is a plan with a spot of creativity and a sprinkling of personal touches to create a pretty, practical and SPECIAL baby shower.

Grab a cuppa, notepad and pen and curl up to enjoy this blog. Today I am sharing my top ten organisational and planning secrets so you can create a baby shower that is pretty, practical and nothing short of AMAZING!! Let the celebration begin!!

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How to make a lactation smoothie to increase your milk supply

Making a lactation smoothie is an easy, simply and delicious way to help increase and maintain your milk supply. What I love about lactation smoothies is that, done right, they not only are great for milk supply but are an awesome quick nutritious meal for new and busy mums – when you are too busy to cook something up for breakfast or lunch or just need another snack idea. In addition, you can drink them one handed which is so totally your life now!Continue Reading →

Why it’s better to choose natural for your baby

Guest Post by Caroline from Avidiva

When you become a mummy for the first time you are filled with love, delight, joy, amazement and that sense of a true connection, an ultimate bond and those primal like instincts kick in.

You are surviving through sleep deprivation, through worry, through sheer exhaustion, as your milk comes in, hubby returns to work and you are left with this tiny little human to look after, to protect and to nourish.

It’s often an overwhelming time, a time when you have so much responsibility and often, unknowingly, so little knowledge. Dr Google becomes your best friend and you wonder just how your mum did it!! We live in a world of options… so many choices, so many places giving advice, and so many decisions to be made! And now you’re not just making these decisions for little old you, you’re making them for your precious bundle too.Continue Reading →

Hermosa Body: A project of body love

Definition of Hermosa: Gorgeous. Beautiful. Lovely.

Definition of a Hermosa Body: A body that is gorgeous, beautiful and lovely.

I like that.

When I was pregnant with my first, society never told me that I would be gorgeous, beautiful or lovely. They said I would feel tired, heavy and well…. puffy. That is what society told me I would be, so I believed it. By my next two pregnancies, I had spent a lot of time on my self care and self love and was ready to love my pregnant self. But society had still not changed.

 

So when I hear about projects like The Hermosa Co’s Body Love photoshoot, I feel the tide turning. I feel excited.  Someone is going to put their hand out to pregnant women. To reach out and tell them they are beautiful, glowing and thriving. To bring together pregnant women from our communities and showcase that there is no one definition of a pregnant body and that every shape and size is perfect.

And Lydia from The Hermosa Co did just that. And more.

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Visitors after the birth of your baby

 

 

There is no question about it – new babies cause quite a stir. Everyone from family to friends to work colleagues are super excited at the news of your new arrival and chances are, after the birth of your baby  you will find your phone running hot with eager visitors!

However, this is a new time for you and your husband/partner. New routines, new thoughts, new sleep patterns, new responsibilities, and it is a good idea to take some time during your pregnancy to think about how you want to handle visitors once baby is here.Continue Reading →

Post Natal self care – the first week

Post Natal care, the fourth trimester, the babymoon period…. Whilst there are a few names out there for this stage of our journey into parenthood, it is generally a commonly over looked and under estimated time in our life, for the mother especially.

Post Natal care refers to any time after the baby is born. It can relate to both the physical, mental and the psychological state of the mother and baby (and even the dad) and it is a very important topic.Continue Reading →

Choosing the right caregiver for your pregnancy

The first step in your pregnancy journey can sometimes be the hardest – choosing your pregnancy care provider for the duration of your pregnancy. It is also a subject that evokes a lot of emotion from other well meaning people in your life. 

Choosing your care provider comes down to a number of factors including your health, whether your pregnancy is low or high risk, your personal preference for public or private, an obstetrician or midwife, home or hospital birth, water birth, doula, the list goes on…..  But how do you know which one to choose? How do you know what you don’t know? Continue Reading →