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New! Softest safest organic cotton treasures for your little one have arrived!

New to Ulula – organic cotton Swaddles, Bibs and Baby Buddies made with only the softest, safest organic cotton…

fresk-swaddle-set-2-pc-120x120-cm-whale-blue-fog-no-box These wonderful swaddles are made from soft, breathable organic cotton muslin with beautiful designs, and are generously sized at 120 x 120cm to make them truly multi-functional. These swaddles are so useful and handy in and around the home, nursery and nappy/changing bag.

fresk-swaddle-set-2-pc-120x120-cm-elefant-pink-no-boxSwaddling your baby in the first instance is so important to support them with the moro (startle) reflex which can be both surprising and distressing to such a tiny one. Joan Salter in The Incarnating Child recommends leaving their arms free to point upwards, so that their hands are near to their mouth. This is a more natural position for a newborn, than to have their arms down by their sides. Place them diagonally across the swaddle, then fold each side in turn, finally folding in the bottom of the swaddle around the baby in an extra layer of comfort.

fresk-swaddle-set-2-pc-120x120-cm-fox-blue-no-boxMuslins truly are a mother’s best friend. I had an airing cupboard shelf full of muslins, as I found that I was using several in just one day when my daughter was tiny!

They have so many uses, here are just a few:

  • great burping cloth
  • discreet breastfeeding
  • snuggle blanket
  • dribble catcher under baby’s chin when feeding
  • sunshade in car seat or pushchair
  • protection against wind in the pushchair or pram
  • impromptu bib as your little one gets older
  • lining the cot so you don’t have to change the whole bedding after your baby is sick

Made to the highest quality from pre-washed, 100% fine organic cotton, the swaddles are kind and gentle to delicate skin.

The smaller swaddles are 70 x 60cm and come in an attractive gift box. You may find these a better size for the changing bag.

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All the swaddles co-ordinate with the wonderfully soft and absorbent organic cotton bib and burp sets which make a perfect gift for your friends and family, and yourself!

The set comes in beautiful gift packaging and contains a bib and burp cloth to ensure that messes are kept to a minimum. When feeding, the bib is simply secured with snaps at the back and the burp cloth sits over your shoulder during winding and cuddles to protect your clothes from any little mishaps.

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Organic Toys? Certainly! These sweet organic baby buddy dolls are handmade in Egypt from natural organic cotton and filled with organic cotton off cuts from Under the Nile’s organic baby clothing range.

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Certified organic fabric makes it a safe comforter and teething toy, and the natural fibres make it nourishing to a baby’s senses.

Suitable from birth, with embroidered features and no small parts, this little friend makes a perfect present for a new-born or little one.

Or, if you prefer an adorable and cute elephant comforter there is just the one for you! Made from 100% organic Egyptian cotton inside and out and safe for little mouths.

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Perhaps your little one needs this cute cat comforter, or this bear buddy… choices, choices!

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What is so special about these baby buddies, is that they really do become best buddies – friends for life who share in the sleepy mumblings at nap time, and the chatty discussions about the dreams they just had in the morning… perfect!

 

Lovely Story on Making Purees For Weaning a Baby When Out and About

I was told a really nice story recently when a grandmother phoned wanting to buy two of our popular glass graters. When I said that it is unusual for someone to buy two at a time she told me that they were actually for two of her daughters, one of whom is pregnant and the other has a baby coming up to weaning age – neither of who were yet customers of Ulula.

The grandmother explained that her third daughter – who is a Ulula customer – had previously bought a glass grater and the four of them had all that day gone out for lunch in their local Marks and Spencer cafe. She told me:

“We got our meals and sat down. My daughter reached into her baby’s bag and brought out her glass grater – none of us had seen it before. Then she took out an apple and a banana. She cut the apple into four and there and then made the baby’s lunch! She just quickly rubbed the apple on the grater, mashed in a bit of banana and mixed it all togther. The whole thing was ready in a minute. My other two daughters sat there amazed. All I heard during lunch was how good the glass graters are and how they had to buy one.”

So, as soon as she got home she thought she would treat her daughters and buy them both a glass grater. How sweet!

I thought I would repost our short video showing just how quick and easy our glass grater is at making purees when weaning your baby. It really does have to be seen to be believed.

Glass graters have been used for generations by mums to prepare pureed fruit and vegetables when first weaning their babies. Using a glass grater gives you exactly the right consistency of fruit or vegetables you need when preparing your home made baby food. Experience shows us that no other grater can achieve this consistency with so little mess or waste.

Share your glass grater stories and tell other mums how it helps you wean your baby, wherever you are.

Preparing Purees for Weaning Babies – Glass Grater Video

A very popular product on the Ulula website is our glass grater. Watch our short video to see just how simple it is to use – it’s pretty amazing!

Glass graters have been used for generations to prepare pureed fruit and vegetables when first weaning our babies. Experience shows us that no other grater can achieve this consistency with so little mess or waste.  Unlike a traditional metal grater or food processor, using a glass grater gives you exactly the right consistency of fruit or vegetables, so there are no difficult lumps for little ones to contend with.  This simple little dish also catches all the tasty and beneficial juices.

The non-porous nature of glass means that no odours or residues are left on the surface, so the only tastes are the natural flavours and pure goodness of fresh fruit and vegetables.

It’s also perfect for grating garlic, ginger and parmesan cheese!

We’re proud to be the exclusive UK suppliers of the glass grater. We are pleased also with our little video clip (it’s regularly downloaded by hundreds of site visitors) showing how to use the grater.

We are thinking of producing some more videos and have in the pipeline something to show you how to prepare the Holle organic baby milks and the Holle organic baby porridge ranges.

What do you think? What other videos about our organic baby food products would you find useful?