We are really proud of our ethical, fairtrade and organic baby toy collection, and it's been really interesting discovering the hard work these small businesses go through to ensure their ethical ambitions can be reached. Here's a selection of the ethical baby toy manufacturers we work with.
We still have a lot to learn about premature babies, it's not always possible to explain the causes of premature birth. Factors such as infection can result in prematurely born babies but it is often more complicated than one single reason. This is partly why prevention of premature birth is still in need of extensive research - without knowing the causes, a treatment is difficult.
Suddenly finding yourself the parent of a 3lb baby in the NICU is a stressful time. Priority is baby’s health and wellbeing, but like any parent they also dreamed of baby’s first cute outfit, and more importantly now they want to know that baby has appropriate clothes to keep it warm and comfortable. So what should you look for?
The definition of a 'premature' or 'preterm' baby is one that is born before 37 weeks. There are different levels of prematurity and these carry their own risks. Very premature babies, born before week 26, are at most risk and are sometimes known as micro preemies. A baby born at 37 weeks or more is known as a 'term' baby. Generally the earlier your baby is born the higher the risk of health problems.
We were so excited to discover the Noodoll brand of toys. They fit into our range perfectly and tick all of the boxes for us: trendy, quirky, soft, and high quality. You can view the Noodoll toys here and read all about the brand here in our blog.