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TIPS e-newsletter 2

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Welcome to the second issue of our TIPS e- newsletter.

 

With each issue I will you give you a small flavour of what TIPS is doing, products on test for my new TIPS Awards, new publications to read and of course lots of excellent TIPS on breastfeeding, baby skincare and other related topics.

 

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Dedicated advice line: Remember you can contact me on my own Speak Now number, you can call me anytime on 09064006215* if I am unable to answer immediately, press 1 and you will receive a free text to alert you when I am next free.

My speciality subjects are breastfeeding and baby skincare although I am happy to take calls on any midwifery related issues.

Press and Media: If you are looking for expert advice on midwifery related topics you can also call me on my advice line.

*£1.50/min from a BT landline. Calls from Mobiles and other networks may vary.

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:: tipsducktipsduck....Feedback from new look TIPS website.....tipsducktipsduck

 

I am thrilled to say the response to our new look TIPS website has been amazing and you have been queuing up to become members and parent testers!

I have personally interviewed each new tester and the latest TIPS test on breast pads and treatments is well underway (look out for the results later in the summer). I have been drowning under a sea of washable and disposable pads and nipple creams that are good enough to eat!

The competitions have also been a success and you can see the winning entries in this e- newsletter. You may have noticed I have added a question on the registration form asking for the top three problems you encountered while breastfeeding. This will give me an idea of what help is vital during those early weeks. I can already tell you that almost half of the FAQs I answer as a breastfeeding consultant are a direct result of conflicting advice. This is why I have decided to publish FAQs on skincare and related topics, in addition to the breastfeeding FAQs already on the TIPS website.

As a wee treat for your little ones, we will also be adding some animated TIPS ducks to the members area so they can also feel part of the TIPS community. If you have any other suggestions for what you would like included then feel free to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured products :: Tummy tubstipsducktipsduck

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Tummy Tubs are an innovative product that allow babies to feel secure while they are being bathed. The upright design simulates the security of the womb and babies just love their bathtime experience right up to toddlerhood.

They also make great hampers and the winner of the TIPS spring newsletter competition (and that includes this summer newsletter competition winner) will receive their TIPS goodies inside a Tummy Tub. Thanks to Christine at Tummy Tubs and congratulations on an excellent product.

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured website :: www.thebabywebsite.comtipsducktipsduck

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The Baby Website (www.thebabywebsite.com)

Kathryn and Nigel came to me before they published their excellent website and I was happy to be their online consultant. My breastfeeding FAQs are featured alongside my article on skin-to-skin contact. They have also agreed to advocate safe skincare for newborns by recommending all baby skincare products are avoided for at least the first month of life. This is a great resource and I am pleased to be able to recommend it to new parents.

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tipsduckFeatured book::Imperfectly natural baby and toddlertipsduck
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This is Janey Lee Grace's second book in this series. The first book, Imperfectly Natural Woman was an Amazon.co.uk bestseller last year and this looks ready to become another winner. I helped Janey with some of her tips on baby skincare so check out her book for common sense advice that is nonetheless realistic

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured event :: Mother & Baby Magazinetipsducktipsduck

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I am delighted to be joining the team at Mother & Baby Magazine to answer questions on baby skincare issues for monthly live webchats. These will run from April to September (see diary page for details). I would like to thank Persil Non-Bio and Comfort Pure for sponsoring this event and look forward to lots of interesting questions. The resulting FAQs will be posted on the TIPS website so that everyone can benefit from the latest and safest advice.

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tipsducktipsduckFeatured article :: Sharon's latest paper .... Baby Skincare Products - its all in the labelling...tipsducktipsduck

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I will be published in the June issue of the midwifery digest midirs and features the legislation involved regarding the labelling of personal care products and the responsibility of large companies to provide accurate and evidence based information to its customers. I will also be back in Bristol to present my second webinar at Midirs on cup feeding. The webinar in February was a great success and can be downloaded by following this link.

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tipsduck :: TIPS featured FAQ ::How do i know if my baby is getting enough?tipsduck

Follow this link for the answer to this and 44 other FAQs on breastfeeding. I am pleased to say that I have now posted my baby skincare FAQs and will be adding more each month so keep on checking for new topics.

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TIPS Tip of the Month for April by Kim Graham 
- book donated to: Andrea from Mitcham

TIPS Tip of the Month for May by Alison Blenkinsop
- book donated to: Sarah from Stevenage

TIPS tip of the month for June by Pamela Stuart
- book donated to Debbie in Ayrshire

TIPS first ever e-competition winnner Helen from Bexleyheath

Spring newsletter competition:
"Alongside breastfeeding, what is Sharon's other passion?"
The answer was: skincare and cordcare.
The winner of the first Tummy Tub full of goodies was:Julie from Flitwick

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Remember you can contact me on my own Speak Now number, you can call me anytime on 09064 0062 15* if I am unable to answer immediately, I promise to call you back. My speciality subjects are breastfeeding and baby skincare although I am happy to take calls on any midwifery related issues.

Press and Media: If you are looking for expert advice on midwifery related topics you can also call me on my advice line.

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This is baby Bertie who is the thumb sucking son of one of my new parent testers. 
A signed copy of Breastfeeding: the essential guide is on its way to you
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This is Joshua and he is my cheeky chap sporting his summer off the shoulder look!
A signed copy of Breastfeeding: the
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is on its way to you.
If you would like your baby or todder to feature in the next issue of the TIPS e-newsletter, just email me their picture.

 

Babycare – back to basics™ leaflet (version 7) – out now!

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This award winning leaflet is distributed around the UK at various professional and parenting events. Health professionals and maternity units can buy hard copies – email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. As well as all the hints and tips you need about baby skincare, skin-to-skin contact and feeding but, this leaflet now includes the latest and safest advice on reducing the risk of cot death. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like a free copy.

We are working on the draft for version 8 - so watch out for updates on the TIPS website.

TIPS top tips!

Breastmilk is the perfect treatment for sticky eyes and is used all the time in the developing world for minor eye conditions. Just a couple of drops in the affected eye and within 24 hrs the eye should be clear.
I know because I have tried this out on my own babies!

TIPS competitions
e-newsletter competition

 

What is the name of the open top cup that Sharon recommends in her cup feeding article?
Email your name and address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and you could win a TIPS goody bag

 

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