Oct 272012
 

Now that I am 23 weeks pregnant it is becoming much easier to feel the baby move, for me but also for hubby and the other kids. The twins are often trying to feel the baby’s little kicks and rolls with their tiny hands, sometimes they claim to feel movement that wasn’t there but that doesn’t spoil their excitement. I wonder if the baby will recognise all these little voices that talked to him/her all the time through my tummy?

Research has shown that babies are able to recognise and remember familiar voices and sounds they were exposed to when in the womb, you can start creating those early memories from as early as 20 weeks. How special would it be to see your newborn respond to your favourite CD or a nursery rhyme daddy used to sing during the pregnancy? Bellybuds gives expecting parents a helping hand with their cleverly designed ‘bellyphones’, allowing you to play music to your baby hands-free.

To get started simply plug your Bellybuds into any standard digital music player and place the two round bellyphones on your bump using the skinsafe, form-fitting hydrogel adhesive rings. Now you are ready to play your favourite nursery rhyme, your most loved CD, a classical tune or a voice recording from dad or grandparents, or why not make your own personal baby play list?

Bellybuds kit ($49) contains everything you need (except for the digital music player of course) including an audio splitter so mum can listen to the sound at the same time as the baby. Bellybuds ‘bellyphones’ are discreet and compact, so you can wear them under your normal clothes and still do your regular activities, although personally I like the sound of a relaxing lay-down with baby on the couch a lot more!

To find out more about Bellybuds, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.bellybuds.com.au.

For your chance to win 1 of 3 Bellybuds visit www.bellybuds.com.au and answer the following question: What would you play to your unborn baby using Bellybuds?

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Oct 212011
 

You might remember that back in July I attended the Bloggers Brunch in Melbourne. It’s good I had a great time because it was a long trip to make. On the way to Melbourne we drove during the night, so at least the kids and I got a little bit of sleep but I wasn’t really looking forward to the long journey back. Thankfully I received a fun Bloggers Brunch present that made the trip home a whole lot more pleasant: a Nanna’s Carrots Book & CD set by Aunty Rozzy.

Behind Aunty Rozzy hides a talented Australian musician and educator called Ros, and although I have never met ‘Aunty Rozzy’ myself I sort of feel I know her which is exactly the concept of Nanna’s Carrots. The book was developed to encourage children to eat their vegies, something many mums struggle with. By turning ordinary carrots into special ‘nanna’s’ carrots they become a lot nicer to eat! Kids just love the sound of someone called nanna or aunty.

The second book in the series, The Incredible Edible Alphabet, teaches the alphabet using colourful illustrations of different foods. The Aunty Rozzy books do not only educate kids about healthy eating, they also improve their reading/language skills. Magnificent mangoes, perfect peaches, luscious lemons, there is a lot more to these books than you think. In the ‘Spinach’ illustration alone you will find atleast 6 other S words to discuss!

Each Aunty Rozzy book is accompanied by a CD which contains a catchy sing-along song, an audio version of the book (read by Aunty Rozzy herself) and an instrumental karaoke track so your kids can sing to the tune (you’ll even find yourself humming along!). For a taste of what to expect you can listen to the Nanna’s Carrots song and The Incredible Edible Alphabet song on the Aunty Rozzy Website. A third book called The Family Tree of the Broccoli is in the making.

Aside from the awesome books and great songs Aunty Rozzy has thought of many more ways to improve the eating habits of Australian children. The website is a great place to visit together with your children, they will love the video’s, games and activities and you can come back regularly to browse the ever growing list of healthy recipes to make for and with your kids. Awesome Apple Chips, Stunning Spinach Frittata, there is plenty of choice even for fussy eaters.

To learn more about Aunty Rozzy, to check out the different books ($14.95-$29.95) and to order online visit www.auntyrozzy.com. Postage within Australia is just $4.95 per order.

For your chance to win a Nanna’s Carrots Book + CD set (soft cover) visit www.auntyrozzy.com and answer the following question: Which one of the Aunty Rozzy recipes would you like to try?

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