Spotlight Oral Care Pregnancy Toothpaste
Be confident in your smile throughout your pregnancy and while breastfeeding with its toxin-free, vegan-friendly toothpaste. With symptoms like gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), heartburn, and regular morning sickness that can accelerate the erosion of tooth enamel, practicing good oral hygiene is essential during pregnancy.
Created by mothers and dentists, Spotlight Oral Care pregnancy toothpaste, €9.50, protects against cavities and strengthens enamel thanks to a mixture of specially selected active ingredients such as fluoride and folic acid. Use twice daily as part of your oral care routine.
Nordic Naturals: Prenatal DHA
Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, is a type of omega-3 fatty acid that your body cannot produce on its own. It can reduce the risk of premature births and is the ideal supplement before, during and after pregnancy. With 480 mg of DHA per serving, Prenatal DHA generously fulfills the recommended daily DHA intake, providing safe and effective omega-3 nutrition for moms and babies.
They also added 10 μg of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), the natural form of vitamin D produced by the body, for normal bone development and support.
Well-being on the ground
Want to show a little love to a friend who just got pregnant? This Irish artisan aromatherapy brand offers the perfect gift for mother and baby, at €55, to help support body and mind through pregnancy and beyond.
The beautifully packaged gift set includes Comfort Bath Salts and Comfort Balm, both of which contain two unique and iconic blends. Their Comfort Body Oil for Pregnancy and Beyond, €30, is ideal for all stages of pregnancy or those going through a physical transition or stress. All Ground Wellbeing products are handmade in Ireland in small batches with natural vegan ingredients.
W: www.groundwellbeing.com | Engineer: @ground_wellbeing
BIODERMA ABCDerm Change Intensive
Diaper rash is a common problem that occurs in certain situations, including chafing diapers, overly aggressive cleaning, a change in diet, an infectious episode, and teething.
ABCDerm Change Intensif is a treatment to repair and soothe the epidermis of baby’s buttocks, it protects and insulates the skin while letting it breathe. This product contains D-panthenol, which soothes and strengthens the skin barrier, accelerating epidermal reconstruction, and zinc oxide, which protects the epidermis and soothes irritations.
W: www.bioderma.ie | FB: @biodermaireland | GI: biodermy
McGreevy Direct Toys
McGreevy’s Toys Direct is a County Mayo based family toy store that has been in business for over 120 years. Stocking wide ranges of top toy brands including VTech, Fisher-Price, Lamaze, Bigjigs, Tomy, LEGO and many more, they really have something for all ages.
They have recently expanded into other children’s accessories and are now Ireland’s leading stockist of Munchkin, the best selling brand of stylish and practical products for babies and toddlers. The Super Scoop Bath Toy Organizer and Miracle 360 Tumblers are among their most popular items, all available for nationwide delivery from their website.
W: www.toysdirect.ie | FB/IG: @toysdirect.ie
HipBaby has everything you need to support you on your breastfeeding journey. Family-owned Westmeath offers a selection of expression and nursing bras, maternity and nursing clothes and other essentials like Spectra breast pumps.
Also in store are great baby gifts, arts and crafts supplies, Fairtrade chocolate and other useful items for young families. The shop has a nice personal touch and the staff are always happy to share their expert advice with customers.
GI: @hipbabyireland | Facebook: @HipBabyIreland | Twitter: @hipbaby
Nanny options – Parenting classes
Teresa Boardman of Nanny Options in Dublin shares the benefits of enrolling in a parenting course.
There are many ways to support new parents. It can be confusing to choose exactly what you want from a list, so we’re delighted to be able to offer these classes to parents. After all, every family is different and every child is unique.
Classes will include practical tools, tips and information that parents can implement at home. They will provide information and perform demonstrations on different techniques such as breastfeeding, bottle feeding, winding, bathing, colic, reflux, day and night routine and much more. We aim to give parents the very best in baby care, our combined knowledge and experience continues beyond those first weeks and months into the toddler years.
We also run our first aid courses for new parents with Dave Turner from Turnaround Safety Ireland. Our continuous training, experience and studies ensure that we always have something new to offer parents. Our goal is to leave every parent comfortable, confident and equipped with the knowledge to care for their baby when they return home.
Prenatal classes offered both privately and in hospitals are an excellent source of information for new parents, especially regarding understanding childbirth and breastfeeding advice.