Congratulations, baby has finally arrived and it’s time to start the next phase of this amazing journey as new parents. Recovery after the birth can take some time, both physically and emotionally, the first few weeks post natally are a time to learn, heal, recover and discover! Fostering the bond between you and your new arrival is paramount at this time, so shopping for your new baby whilst exciting can also prove a little daunting if left too late. Understandbly keeping your baby safe and secure, comfortable and healthy are vital first steps in fostering a safe, loving environment in which to grow. However, what exactly do you need? What safety measures do you need to employ at home? What’s the best Babysling to buy? And how do you choose the right mattress for your baby? While it can be challenging to know just what you should buy, Inhealth.ie stocks a comprehensive and market leading collection of Mother & Baby products, treatments and treats featuring both functionality and design, to address all your needs at this stage of your parenthood journey.
Baby Safety Gates & Security
In 2014 it was reported that over 720 enquiries were made to the National Poisons Information Centre (NPIC) in Beaumont Hospital regarding liquid detergant tabs, with the majority of enquiries concerning children aged 3 and under. Coupled with recent reports by VHI, that state, VHI Healthcare paid out €8.26m for domestic accidents and €5m for falls, with accidents in the home representing the bulk of these claims, it highlights the very real need for safety measures to be implemented in all of our homes for adults and children alike. By simply implementing safety and childproofing measures designed to keep your young family safe, these near tragedies can be easily avoided. Inhealth.ie recognise this safety issue as being one of priority and offer a selection of childproofing products from market leading brands such as BabyDan, Dreambaby, Angelcare, Clevamama, The Gro Company, Snoozeshade, and many more. From BabyDan and Dream Baby safety gates, Dreambaby door stoppers, to Clevamamma window locks and oven guards, every aspect of childproofing your home is available on Inhealth.ie
Baby Sleep & Comfort
In the first few weeks of life, your baby doesn’t have a circadian rhythm which is vital in helping them to distinguish between daylight and nighttime. This rhythm, more commonly known as the ‘body clock’ starts ticking at about six weeks of age. In general baby sleep cycles are much shorter than those of adults and babies spend more time in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is considered vital for the extraordinary development and changes taking place in their brain. REM sleep is much lighter than non-REM sleep, and therefore more easily disrupted. However there is hope on the horizon, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics by researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, states that by the age of 5 months, over 50% of all infants are following their parent’ sleeping times – and sleeping blissfully right through the night! But in the meantime, ensuring your baby is comfortable, safe and secure will help to create a soothing and calming environment for your little one to fall asleep in. At Inhealth.ie we have selected only the most trusted and well respected brands and products to support healthy sleeping patterns from The Gro Company swaddles, to the market leading Grobags (sleeping bags), Beaba Babycooks and to Clevamama head supports and baby pillows, and many, many more.
Nappies & Changing Time
Changing your baby’s nappy is as important a part of parenting as feeding, and as newborns have immature bladder muscles they are unable to hold urine for any length of time. As a parent you are in the best position to know when your baby needs to be changed and in general you can expect to change your newborn as many as 10 times in a 24 hour period! As your baby grows the need to change him as often will lessen, however remembering a wet nappy indicates that your baby is getting the right amount of nutrition and is processing it normally. If you choose to use terry nappies such as the Bambino Mio Nappy Set you will need to change your baby more frequently, as they differ in absorbency to disposables and keeping baby dry and comfortable supports longer sleep patterns and eliminates nappy rash. Discover a nappy solution for your baby with Inhealth.ie, choose from Bambino Mio Nappy Sets and Bambino Mio Swim Nappies to Tommee Tippee Nappy Disposal Units and much, much more.
Mother & Baby Skincare
During the course of your pregnancy, it is well documented that what you ingest into your system can influence the development of your baby as she/he grows, the same consciousness should exist regarding everything that is applied topically to the skin both pre and post natally. The skin is the largest human organ and holds a great ability to absorb substances applied to it. High levels of pregnancy hormones such as progesterone and estrogen combined with your growing baby’s antigens can result in unpleasant changes to the skin of expectant mothers. The most common being ‘stretch marks’, a natural phenomenon that occurs as the body expands faster than the covering skin, the skin tears forming a scar as it heals and these scars then appear visible on the surface of the skin as a silvery stretch mark. Post natally good moisturisation and hydration levels combined with healthy nutritional choices and skin care treatments and treats particular to your skin type will help to repair and recover your skin’s elasticity and glow. Discover a full selection of the world’s leading skin care brands for a range of skincare options for the expectant mother, the new mother and your new baby. Choose from the brilliant Mama Mio collection of skin fit products such as Mama Mio Goodbye Stretch Marks to the Clarins New Mother Collection; The marine inspired Thalgo offer the Thalgo Stretch Mark Cream to Burts Bees offering products from Burts Bees Diaper Ointment to Burts Bees Baby Oil. Try leading pregnancy and fertility expert Zita West’s Pre Conditioning Down Under Cream to the much loved Johnsons Baby Brand. Inhealth.ie have all aspects of Mother & Baby Skincare covered just beautifully.
Baby Slings & Carriers
The medical profession agree that baby’s thrive through touch’ and that the bonding process with your little one is never as vital as in those first few months. The term ‘baby wearing’ is commonly used to describe an instinctive parenting style that enables you through the use of a baby sling or carrier to keep baby close and connected to you during the course of your daily activities. A traditional practice in many cultures , babywearing promotes bonding, supports breastfeeding and may help combat post-partum depression, and has been found to play a vital role in the care of premature babies and babies with special needs. These babies often experience fragile nervous systems and by being so close to the mother or fathers heartbeat, it can help them to regulate their own physical responses. Recently the well respected journal Pediatrics reported that babywearing for three hours a day reduced infant crying by 45% overall and 54% during evening hours. At Inhealth.ie you will find the much loved baby carrier The Babasling and the Hippychick Child Hipseat to enable you to bond, carry and soothe your little one.
Baby Medicine Cabinet
As a new parent, being prepared and informed is crucial when attending to your baby’s needs. A baby medicine cabinet should be able to handle a fever,eliminate allergy, soothe bumps, bruises, calm colic, clear airways and be readily stocked and available over the course of a 24 hour period. Be alert and ensure all expiration dates have been checked, and replace them routinely as they expire. Your baby’s delicate skin and growing body requires special care and attention, ask yourself are the products in your baby medicine cabinet safe and fit for practice? At Inhealth.ie we offer only the most trusted and well respected brands to help care for your baby, choose from Beaba Nasal Aspirators, Teething Sets and Thermometers to Vicks Warm Mist Humidifiers , and the comprehensive Wallaboo Baby First Aid Kit for all eventualities both at home and while travelling to Lanisoh Diaper Rash Cream and much, much more.
Nursery & Bedroom Accessories
The Inhealth.ie growing range of Nursery & Bedroom Accessories designed especially for your baby meets the highest standards of both safety and comfort , so you can enjoy peace of mind while baby enjoys a great nights sleep. Featuring the multi award winning Jolly Jungle Gro to Bed from The Gro Company which transitions your baby from The Grobag sleeping bag to sleeping in a big bed with ease! Research indicates a warm and secure toddler will develop healthy sleeping habits and The Gro Company addresses the needs of all infants and children with their innovative and beautifully designed Gro Bags and their 100% cotton, super soft, durable fitted cot sheets (available in different sizes) for your infants crib. Blending both functionality and a fun and engaging design, The Gro Company’s range of Nursery & Bedroom accessories available via Inhealth.ie are a gorgeous addition to any nursery or child’s bedroom.