We’re feeling excited to be giving away a je porte mon bebe (JPMBB) wrap to one lucky family!  JPMBB is new to New Zealand and the fantastic wraps have joined many Kiwi families already.  With four colour options currently available in New Zealand the winner of this giveaway will be able to choose their favourite!

To enter, read the information on the JPMBB page on the My Natural Baby website and answer this question:

Why is the JPMBB wrap suitable for back carries when other stretchy wraps are not?

Email your answer to giveaway @ mynaturalbaby dot co dot nz

For extra entries in the draw check out these options:

  1. Like the My Natural Baby Facebook page
  2. Update your Facebook status with the following: “I’m in to win a je porte mon bebe (JPMBB) wrap thanks to @My Natural Baby”.  You will need to ‘like’ the My Natural Baby Facebook page first for the tag to work and remember to make sure your update is ‘Public’.
  3. Leave a comment under this blog post to let us know why you would like to win a JPMBB wrap and what your colour choice would be.

Entries are open to New Zealand residents only.  Entries close at 8pm on Sunday April 22nd with the winner to be announced here on our blog on Monday April 23rd at 8pm.

Good luck to all who enter!

Helen xx

Huggalugs Cable Knit legwarmers - Vine

Huggalugs Cable Knit legwarmers - Vine

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition to win your favourite from the new Huggalugs designs that have recently become available in New Zealand.

Leghuggers, Nubies, Cable Knit, legruffles, lacettes – there’s something for everyone in the Huggalugs range. Keep an eye out for more boy designs coming soon too!

So who has won a pair of their favourite new design? Thanks to random.org I am pleased to announce that our lucky winner is:

Raewyn Nel

Congratulations Raewyn. Raewyn’s favourite from the new Huggalugs designs is the Cable Knit in Vine, pictured above.

To find out where to purchase items from the Huggalugs range visit the My Natural Baby website and click on the Stockists link to find a stockist near you. Wholesale enquiries are welcomed.

My Natural Baby

Huggalugs Cable Knit legwarmers - vine

Hugggalugs Cable Knit legwarmers - Vine.

Huggalugs Vintage legruffles

Huggalugs Vintage - lace trimmed legruffles

We are very pleased to introduce to New Zealand Huggalugs fans some gorgeous new styles and designs including the Huggalugs Vintage legruffles pictured above – available in three colours and trimmed with Venice lace. Also new are:

Cha Cha legruffles

Cha Cha legruffles by Huggalugs

Huggalugs Cha Cha legruffles - Littlest Dancer

Huggalugs lacettes – now available in Shell Pink!

Huggalugs Shell Pink Lacettes

Huggalugs Shell Pink Lacettes

and some gorgeous new Huggalugs leghuggers designs including Shabby Roses pictured below:

Huggalugs leghuggers - Shabby Roses

To view all the new designs just arrived check out this album on the Huggalugs New Zealand Facebook page.

To my fellow ‘Mums of boys’ – you’ll notice most of the new designs are for the girls. But never fear, more boy designs will be arriving in New Zealand in the next month or two ;0)

How can I win my favourite from the new designs that have just arrived?

Entering to win your favourite is easy. Just ‘Like’ the Huggalugs New Zealand Facebook page, and then tag yourself in your absolute favourite design in the album titled ‘Just Arrived in New Zealand’. Strictly one image only may be tagged – mutiple tags will disqualify you from the draw.

For an additional entry you may leave a comment here on our blog stating what your favourite design is.

Entries close at 9pm on Tuesday 31st may 2011 with the winner being announced here on the blog at 8pm Wednesday 1st June 2011.

Good luck to all who enter and I hope you love the new designs as much as I do!

My Natural Baby Ltd

Huggalugs leghuggers - Angel

If you live in the South-East Auckland area (or further afield!) and have been wanting to learn more about the types of baby carriers and slings available in New Zealand, maybe even try some out before you buy, then a good place to start would be to attend a South-East Slingbabies meeting. Heather and Anita lead the group and are friendly, knowledgeable and happy to assist families no matter where they are at in their babywearing journey.

This Sunday would be a great time to pay them a visit – we are donating two pairs of Huggalugs leghuggers in the Angel print, as pictured above, and two lucky meeting attendees will get to take a pair each home! Huggalugs leghuggers fit children from 0 – 6 years old and can be worn on the arms and the legs.

“Legwarmers in the summertime?!?” I hear you say? Yes, these are a great accessory in the summertime too – not only do they look cute on, they provide great sun protection for arms and legs and stop the mosquitoes and sandflies from biting too. They are also handy to pop onto little arms and legs in the summer if it gets cooler into the evening when out at bbqs or camping. And did I mention that they look cute? ;0) Huggalugs leghuggers retail at $19.50 a pair and are available from My Natural Baby and a growing list of retailers throughout New Zealand.

This Sunday’s meeting will start at 1.30pm and run through till 3.30pm at Anchorage Park Community House, 16 Swan Crescent, Pakuranga. The whole family is welcome and the venue has a safe play area for the kids.

See you there!

My Natural Baby

As a thank you to the 600+ people who have joined us on the My Natural Baby Facebook business page during the last two and a half months I’m doing a giveaway! Six lucky page members will each win a pair of Huggalugs leghuggers and may choose one of the following designs:

Huggalugs - Rocketman

Huggalugs - Sport

Huggalugs - Susan

Huggalugs - Aussie

Huggalugs - Nordic Girl Stripe

Huggalugs - Dinosaur

Huggalugs - Joy

Huggalugs Maple Gem (bright red with white maple leaves

Huggalugs - Irene

And the lucky winners are:

* Juliet Van Der Heijden

* Susan Noble

* Brooke Litchfield Taylor

* Phllipa Wilson

* Braydee Boland

* Leanne Seymour

Congratulations! Please contact me via the Contact Us page on the My Natural Baby website so that I can arrange to get your chosen pair of Huggalugs leghuggers to you.

If you missed out this time don’t worry – we’ll be doing more giveaways over the coming months.

Thanks again for joining us over on the My Natural Baby Facebook page.

My Natural Baby

Storchenwiege Ring Sling 'Louise Bio Turquoise'

I am very excited to soon be introducing to the New Zealand market the super comfy Storchenwiege ring sling. I have been trialling one in the Anna colourway for the last eight months and have been loving wearing my younger son in it. The fabric is nice and wide so easily spreads across my back to help distribute baby’s weight evenly. The weave of the fabric makes it really easy to get baby into a nice deep seated position with knees up and bum down – this is optimal positioning for baby’s spine and hips. The gathered shoulder allows the fabric to be spread nicely and this is very comfortable on my shoulder. The aluminium sling rings are large allowing the fabric to gather evenly and the fabric grips the rings very well which means no ‘slippage’ and no having to readjust the sling when wearing it. My older son sometimes likes to hold the tail as we walk along which helps to keep us all together when on a mission through a busy street or shopping mall. Below is an image of us earlier in the month. Not the best pic but you can see how the fabric holds my boy nice and snug, bum down, knees up, and the nice spread of fabric over my shoulder:

Storchenwiege ring sling in Anna colourway. The child being carried is 22 months old.

In preparation for placing our first order I have run a competition which has helped me decide which colourways to start with (but don’t worry if your favourite isn’t coming in this year – I will be working towards stocking all colourways during 2011) and one lucky person who tagged themselves in the image of their favourite colourway over on our Facebook page has won their favourite! I will be ordering in their sling especially with our first order of Storchenwiege ring slings.

And the lucky winner is . . . Jodz Clarke!! Congratulations Jodz. Please contact me via the Contact Us page on the My Natural Baby website. Jodz’ favourite is the Louise Bio Turquoise which is organic and pictured at the start of this post.

Thank you so much to everyone who shared their favourite over on our facebook page. Look out for Storchenwiege ring slings on the My Natural Baby website very soon. Their arrival will be announced on the My Natural Baby Facebook page.

If you are interested in more information about Storchenwiege ring slings, here’s some extra info from the Storchenwiege website:

Practical and simple to put on: The Storchenwiege® RingSling, made of the proven Storchenwiege® sling material, can be worn in one size by different wearers.

Using the Storchenwiege® RingSling, you can:

  • * carry your child on your hip, tummy to tummy and on your back.
    * carry your child easily and quickly, but still have both hands free for her brothers or sisters or jobs you need to do.
    * easily manage barriers such as stairs, getting on the bus or train, or rough or irregular paths.
    * give your toddler a rest when she is just learning to walk and cannot yet manage long distances.

  • What makes the Storchenwiege® RingSling so special?

  • * The Storchenwiege® RingSling comes with detailed instructions on how to wear it and a washing bag to protect your washing machine and the Storchenwiege® RingSling aluminium rings.
    * The Storchenwiege® RingSling is made of 100% cotton; the special Storchenwiege® fabric stands out for its extremely good diagonal elasticity. The Storchenwiege® RingSling thus supports the child firmly and envelops her body like a firm bandage. This guarantees a safe, comfortable feeling when wearing it.
    * The fabric of the Storchenwiege® RingSling is certified in accordance with the Oeko-Tex 100 standard for babies. In this way, you can rest assured that it is absolutely safe for your child´s health.
    * The use of large, high-quality aluminium rings makes the Storchenwiege® RingSling comfortable to wear, allowing its folds to be arranged neatly in the rings and thus over the shoulder. The Storchenwiege® RingSling also has different-coloured edges, making it considerably easier to put on, and especially to pull tight.

  • How to care for your Storchenwiege® RingSling properly:

    The Storchenwiege® RingSling can be washed at up to 60°C. Please use the enclosed washing bag to protect your washing machine and the aluminium rings.

    My Natural Baby

    Lavender Gift Basket from Feel at Home

    Check out our latest launch celebration giveaway! A wonderful treat for mum and baby sponsored by the lovely Leanne of Feel at Home. Included in this gorgeous gift basket are:

    * Hand knitted shoe style booties

    * Gorgeous handmade Classic Lavender Soap. This Soap is made with the highest quality ingredients and is made right here in New Zealand. It has a smooth velvety lather.

    * Lavender Bath Tonic – relaxing in the bath is a great stress reliever for new mums, or ANY mum for that matter, and the therapeutic quality pure essential oil of Lavender is just the things to calm even the most frazzled.

    * The Moisturising Body Bar has so many great applications too. It can be used during pregnancy on the tummy to help reduce stretch marks and just to relieve the itching that stretching skin can cause. It can also be added to the bath, or used directly on baby’s skin too. Baby Massage is a wonderful bonding time for parents and their baby, and skin to skin contact is important for their well being. The lavender is very soothing. Feel at Home Moisturising Body Bar is made with only Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter, and infused with therapeutic quality pure essential oil of Lavender.

    To enter the draw to win this wonderful gift basket, visit the Feel at Home website to view their available range. Then leave a comment to this post to share which product in their range you most like the look of!

    For extra entries you can do any or all of the following:

    * Visit the My Natural Baby facebook page and ‘like’ our page. Leave a comment here to say you ‘like’ our biz page.

    * Visit the Feel at Home facebook page, ‘like’ their page and let them know Helen from My Natural Baby sent you.

    * Follow us at Twitter – @MyNaturalBabyNZ and tweet about this giveaway using the following text:

    WIN a gorgeous lavender gift set for Mum and baby with @MyNaturalBabyNZ and Feel at Home! http://www.mynaturalbabyblog.wordpress.com

    Entries close at 7pm NZT on Saturday 2nd October and the winners will be announced here on our blog at 8pm NZT on Saturday 2nd October.

    Good luck to all who enter!

    My Natural Baby