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The Baby Show - Online Sale

Written by Lou on October 22nd, 2012.      0 comments

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The Baby Show is on in Auckland this weekend from Friday 26th October through to Sunday 28th October - woot woot!  It's at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, here are all the visitor details.

This year, we are taking absolutely NO STOCK with us.   Wait, what?

It's true, instead our Baby Show sale will run ONLINE via the Belly Beyond website.

Q.  I can't get to the Baby Show in Auckland, can I still get access to the show deals?
A.  Yes, it will all be online!

Q.  I really want to be able to try on/see the ERGObaby/HOTmilk/Cake/Ripe/Nappy Bag/Merino range - can I do this?
A.  Yes, come on out to the Riverhead shop, most of the sale stock will be available in store.  We are open Tuesday to Friday, 9.30-2.30pm.

Q.  So if you aren't taking stock, what exactly are you doing at the show?
A.  We are there to say hi and spread the word about Belly Beyond - look out for the two Belly Beyond Fairies and queues of people - true story.  We are on Stand D14 for those that like maps.

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What's going to be on sale?

  • ERGObaby:  sale continues while stocks last - carriers from $159!
  • HOTmilk Lingerie:  30-60% off, including all new HOTmilk styles!
  • Cake Lingerie:  20-70% off, including all new Cake styles
  • SKIP*HOP:  20% off all Skip Hop
  • Ripe Maternity:  15-50% off, including all new Ripe styles
  • Jellystone:  20-45% off including all new styles
  • Amber Teething Necklaces:  from $19
  • Mumanu:  save $20
  • Flexibath:  save $15
  • Babybjorn:  Show specials
  • Medela Swing Breast Pump:   Pump n Save Bags Gift with Purchase
  • OiOi:  Up to 20% off
  • Isoki: Up to 20% off
  • Giimmo Night Lights:  $10 off
  • Mumi+Bubi Solid Starter Kits:  $10 off
  • Safe Sippy Drink Bottles:  $10 off
  • plus so much more

No parking hassles, no stroller traffic jams just great show deals online - keep a look out for our Baby Show newsletter at the end of the week.
Topics: Baby Show, sale
 

Belly Beyond on TVNZ's Good Morning

Written by Lou on October 9th, 2012.      0 comments

Louisa featured on Good Morning today, taking a spot on the panel with Bernard Hickey and Brent Spillane to talk about the upcoming mybiz Expo.

Heidi reckons this is the most serious she's ever seen Louisa for an extended length of time!

Topics: Good Morning TV
 

Top 10 reasons for Babywearing

Written by Lou on October 9th, 2012.      0 comments

The practice of Babywearing may be as old as human kind but it fits in so well with a busy modern lifestyle. Babywearing is beneficial for baby, it’s good for parents (studies show it lowers the risk of PND) and it’s becoming a way of life for an increasing number of Kiwi families.
 
The term Babywearing is simply the practice of carrying or wearing your baby in a carrier and more and more parents are cottoning on to how much easier life is - their babies cry less, are more content and enjoy being included in family life. Babywearing is not about having your child attached to you 24 hours a day but modern instinctive parenting which is mostly common sense.
 
Babies of all ages thrive on cuddles and attention. How many times have you tried to put your little one down only to have them cry to be picked back up?  Babywearing skips that whole yo-yo process – by putting them in the carrier with you, the child receives the close cuddle and interaction they need and you are hands-free and able to get on with things.
 
A baby sling was my very first purchase for baby when I was about 13 weeks pregnant. The thought of being hands-free while carrying my baby appealed to my practical nature and I liked the fabrics and the simplicity. Little did I know it would become a way of life and the catalyst of a business specialising in the best baby carriers on the market.
 
Slings are very versatile and can be used from newborn right up to 2 years + When my son was a newborn I could breastfeed in public and no one else was any wiser that I even had a little one with me. As he grew, he happily sat on my hip and would charm all who met him – he loved being up on their level rather than sitting in a pram at bum height! When he was too heavy to carry comfortably in the sling for long period of time I swapped to the ERGOBaby Carrier. The Ergo can be used from newborn to 3+ and can be worn in front, hip or back carry. One of my favourite things about the Ergo is the ability to swap from back to front carry – means I can breastfeed on the go which is handy when chasing around after a pre-schooler! So here are my top 10.
 





10 Reasons to Babywear
  1. Baby is happy. Their natural need to be close to you is met and happy baby = happy Mum & Dad
  2. You are hands-free. Life doesn’t have to stop because baby needs a cuddle (this is especially meaningful when you have more than one child!)
  3. Baby can sleep anywhere or on anyone in the right carrier
  4. Perfect for ‘the witching hour’
  5. Correct anatomical positioning for baby's precious hips and spine
  6. Breastfeeding is easy and it’s private
  7. Freedom to go wherever you wish - you won’t be hindered by, or even need, a pram
  8. Great for colicky or reflux babies. Upright is a perfect position to keep nasty stomach acid down where it should be.
  9. Babywearing is a great way for Dads to bond with baby
  10. Perfect for travel - you might be allowed to take your pram to the Departure Gate but it's usually not allowed on the plane. Using a carrier means your hands are free to carry your hand luggage onto the plane - particularly valuable when travelling with little ones by yourself! 
 

Belly Beyond has a large range of carriers available so you are bound to find the perfect carrier for you. Don't forget many families have more than one carrier!  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask our experienced team.

 
Baby Slings
Soft Structured Carriers 
Wrap Style Carriers
Front Packs  
 

OHbaby! Awards 2012 - vote now

Written by Lou on October 9th, 2012.      0 comments

We train all year for this moment.  Up at 5am bench-pressing parcels, regular sprint sessions to the dispatch shed and back, surprise pop-quizes on stock location in the warehouse and of course we eat all the right things too (except for McDonald's Fridays and Pie Tuesdays).

It's serious stuff alright so please vote for Belly Beyond as Best Online Retailer in the OHbaby! Awards.Ohbabyvoteforus


Spread over 25 categories we have 45 products nominated in all - we reckon that's another pretty cool reason to vote Belly Beyond as Best Online Retailer.

Need more convincing?  Vote for us as Best Online Retailer and you can use code VOTED4BB to get $5 off any Belly Beyond order* until 15/10/12.  
Why vote for us?  We're straight-up, deliver fast, care about our customers and love to bring you fun and challenging competitions as well as amazing sales on your fave baby stuff.

*you need to be logged in to redeem the voucher.  1 redeem per customer.

If you are short on time follow these instructions and it'll take you less than 60 seconds to vote for us.

  • Go here to vote  http://www.ohbaby.co.nz/awards/vote/
  •  
  • Once you've entered your Name and email details and hit next …
  • …In the survey itself, just scroll down the bottom of each page and hit next until you get to page 7
  • vote Belly Beyond as Best Online Retailer then scroll two more pages and hit Finish
  • Should take approx 60 seconds all up

45 Nominations | 25 Categories

  • Baby Jogger City Series Elite Single
  • Baby Bjorn Carrier
  • Ergo Baby Carrier
  • Breeze Baby Sling
  • Dulce & Zoet Baby Sling
  • Popit Wrap
  • Natures Sway Sling
  • UV Natural
  • Made4Baby All Over Baby Lotion
  • Made4Baby Baby Lotion
  • Made4Baby Bootty Barrier Cream
  • Made4Baby Foaming Hair & Body Wash
  • Baby Caterpillar Fitted Merino Wrap
  • Miracle Blanket
  • SwaddleMe Wrap
  • Aden & Anais Muslin Wrap
  • Baby Caterpillar Sleeping Bag
  • Sweet Cheeks Merino Sleeping Bag
  • Natures Sway Baby Hammock
  • Cariboo Gentle Motions Bassinet
  • Baby Trenz Organic Moses Basket
  • Cariboo
  • Childcare
  • Oricom Secure Digital DECT Baby Monitor
  • Safety 1st Easy-Fit Security Gate
  •  Lou & Olly Merino Blanket
  • Babu Merino Wide Rib Blanket
  • OiOi
  • Isoki
  • Skip*Hop
  • gr8x
  • Babymel
  • Mumi and Bubi Solid Starter Kit
  • BabyBjorn High Chair
  • Medela Calma
  • Gaia Pure Pregnancy Belly Butter
  • Medela Breast Shells
  • Medela Purelan
  • Ripe Maternity
  • Medela Swing
  • Unimom Allegro Breast Pump
  • HOTmilk
  • Cake Lingerie
Topics: Awards, OHbaby
 

What we love about Slings

Written by Lou on October 8th, 2012.      0 comments

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What we love about Slings - Newborn


* Baby slings are a fantastic way to carry your baby right from when newborn. When babies are so tiny they love the closeness and warmth of mumma's body right there and it's very settling for them. For particularly fussy times (around about 5.10pm in our house!) put baby in the sling and get on with what you were doing. The rhythm of your movement as you go about your business will lull them and soothe them and my babies often drifted off asleep very easily this way.

* The dulce&zoet, Peanut Shell or Natures Sway sling are ideal for putting baby in when you need to pick up older children from kindy, daycare or playgroup.

* You won't have little old ladies fussing in babies face and waking them up! Your little one is tucked safely away and unless they spot the feet out one side a lot of people don't even notice you're carrying a baby.

* You can easily breastfeed in the sling and it offers privacy as well.


What we love about Slings - Older Baby

* Fantastic for quick trips to the shops or the bank when you don't want the hassle of getting out the pram. Brilliant if you have older children too because you can put baby in the sling and know you'll have your hands free to manage a breakaway toddler if need be.


What we love about Slings - Toddler

* Pick me up Mummy! Mummy I'm tiiired. Carry me Mummy!! Yes, been there. Pull your sling out of your handbag and give their tired little legs a break.

Want it?

Our top picks

  • dulce&zoet Sling $74 - no straps or buckles just a shaped pouch sized just for you and your little one, made right here in NZ.   The perfect handbag item to pull out when you need it. 
  • Peanut Shell Sling $99 - fully adjustible so any size person can wear the same sling (eg, Mum or Dad or Grandparents)

Worth a look

Topics: Babywearing, slings
 

HOTmilk wins UK Maternity Lingerie Award 2012

Written by Lou on October 5th, 2012.      0 comments

Fantastic news just in from the UK Lingerie Awards where HOTmilk took out the coveted Maternity Lingerie gong for 2012!
HOTMilk Lingerie Wins

Huge congrats to the team at HOTmilk from Belly Beyond - we know how hard you guys work to bring us new and innovative colours and styles each season.

See why they won by trying some HOTmilk for yourself!
SHOP HOTMILK NOW
Topics: HOTmilk
 

Australia+NZ Babywearing Week

Written by Lou on October 2nd, 2012.      0 comments

8th to 14th October 2012

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What's happening for Australia & NZ Babywearing Week at Belly Beyond!


What is Australia & New Zealand Babywearing Week 2012?

Each year, as part of a national celebration, babywearing parents across Australia and New Zealand invite their local communities to join babywearing events that they have initiated and organised. Each event is in the running to win up to $3000 worth of community grants and babywearing prizes to donate to the event’s own nominated local community project, or not for profit organisation. The theme this year is ‘Carrying on Traditions’ and events will run from 8th to 14th October 2012.  Check out more details on the Australia & New Zealand Babywearing Week website.

 
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