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Lifestyle : My Baby
1HERSA1 W003 The first 6-8 weeks af ter conception are critical for a baby’s development. Yet most women don’t know they’ve a baby growing inside them until af ter it’s started to grow. That’s why it’s important to start taking Elevit with Iodine as soon as you start trying to get pregnant. It’s a once-daily vitamin and mineral supplement specially formulated for pregnancy. Elevit with Iodine has a higher level of folic acid than most other multivitamins for pregnancy; it helps prevent dietary iron deficiency and reduce the risk of neural tube defects like spina bifida*. And it now also contains iodine, important for baby’s normal brain development. Visit www.elevit.com.au for lots of helpful information, including interactive online tools designed to help you all the way through your pregnancy. Caring for your baby should begin before you even know it’s there Now with Iodine Now Always read the label. Use only as directed. See the label for full list of ingredients. For more information please visit www.elevit.com.au or Freecall 1800 023 884. *If taken at least 1 month prior to and during pregnancy. CHC41631- 08/10 The Best in Breastfeeding & Maternity ph: 07 3388 8627 | web: www.soulmothers.com.au Shop online - $8.95 Delivery Australia Wide SPECIAL OFFER SPECIAL OFFER Sun Herald readers will receive exclusive 20% off all full priced purchases Enter coupon code “maternity” at the checkout Valid until 30/8/2011 138-140 Spit Road Mosman | 02 9960 5257 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.bebe-jou.com.au Parking available at front and rear European nursery design, bathing, nursing, eating and drinking. Established since 1949. Here you will find everything which has to do with nursing and feeding your baby including the revolutionary “THERMOBATH”. Discover the greatly varied nursery furniture range of Bebe-Jou and choose the design that is best suited to you and your baby. Online Store Now Open AG4123819AA-240711 THE SUN-HERALD SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011 3 my baby Study before the big spend With so many choices, doing your homework is the key to shopping wisely, writes Tara Prangell. Car seat For the first year of baby’s life, you will need a rear-facing car seat and for one-year olds, a forward-facing baby seat. Many early-infant car seats are convertible but might not be as snug when your baby is young, so ensure they come with extra padding. All car seats need to be anchored properly to your vehicle. High chair Wooden high chairs might look good but plastic versions are much more convenient, with their removable trays and padded plastic seats that are easy to clean. Look for adjustable heights and reclining seats to accommodate your growing baby, lockable wheels for easy transportation from room to room, security straps to keep baby safe and a wide base for stability. Cot If your budget allows, pick a cot that turns into a toddler bed. While these are more expensive, it saves you money later on. Ensure it doesn’t have sharp edges, the dropside locks securely and it has an adjustable mattress height, which can be lowered as your baby grows. Mattresses must fit with only a few finger spaces around the edge. Change table Not particularly necessary but they can be convenient. Buy one with raised sides that reduce the potential for falls. Make sure folding styles have locking devices to stop sudden collapses. And remember to always have one hand on the baby at all times, especially if they are wriggling. As an alternative to a change table, use a change mattress on the floor or a doubled-over towel. Baby carrier You want easily adjustable straps you can fix with one hand and connection points that don’t pinch your baby’s skin. Government safety guidelines recommend against using backpack-style carriers with metal framework before your bub is four months old, as most babies under four months are not yet able to hold their heads up above the top of the carrier on their own. 1 2 3 4 5 6 the essentials 1 2 3 4 5 6 1. Leander baby bed whitewash, $1649. Stockist: 03 9585 5944 or visit danishbydesign.com.au . 2. Safe-n -Sound unity infant carrier, $279. Stockist: 1300 992 229 or visit babiesgalore.com.au. 3. Ikea blames high chair, $99. Stockist: 8002 0400 or visit ikea.com.au . 4. Bugaboo red cameleon pram, $1399. Stockist: 9436 3436 or visit minimee.com.au . 5. Ikea gulliver changing table, $149. Stockist: 8002 0400 or visit ikea.com.au . 6. BabyBjorn baby carrier miracle $199.95. Stockist: 03 9585 8199 or visit babybjorn.com.au . 1 2 3 4 5 6 Items should comply with the Australian Safety Standards set out by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Visit productsafety.gov.au or call 6243 1111 for more information. SPECIAL REPORT
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