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Cyber Monday NZ at Belly Beyond

Written by Lou on November 29th, 2013.      0 comments

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What's all this talk about Cyber Monday? Well, it's only THE sale of the year at Belly Beyond and it kicks off THIS Monday 2nd December. With up to 80% off designer brands, many big names make their debut this year, it is absolutely not to be missed.

Hot Deals Insider Preview

  • Up to 72% off Cocoon Couture
  • Up to 60% off Hotmilk
  • Up to 60% off Ripe Maternity (new styles)
  • Half price BeBecare Stroller!
  • 50-80% off designer Toy ranges
  • plus so much more
 

What you need to know about the Cyber Monday Sale


What are the sale dates?  2 December - 8 December but deals on each item are STRICTLY WHILE STOCKS last

Can I layby Cyber Sale items?  Due to the demand on sale items, we are deactivating our Layby option during the Cyber Sale and will not be processing layby orders.

Can I add to my order?  Due to the volume of orders processed and that we start processing orders straight away, it's not possible to add to your Cyber Sale order.  Jump on and order again if you've forgotten something.

Can I change my order?  Due to the volume of orders processed and that we start processing orders straight away, it's not possible to change your Cyber Sale order.  Jump on and order the item you wanted and return anything you don't want via our 100 day returns policy.

Do you have a shop?  We're a dedicated online retailer and do not have a shop.

Can I pick up?  Sorry it's not possible to pick up your order.

Can I get a raincheck?  We can't offer any rainchecks or holds on Cyber Sale stock

How long will it take to get my order during the Cyber Sale?
If all items ordered are marked IN STOCK we aim to dispatch your order within our usual speedy 2 working day dispatch.
 
If there is a delayed dispatch message like DISPATCHING 13th DECEMEBER then all of your goodies will be dispatched together on that date.   (eg, it will be shipped altogether by that later date)  We'll be working as hard as we can to get it to you sooner where possible.
 
Once your order is dispatched, you'll receive an email with a link so you can track & trace your order whenever you like (no tracking details apply for international airmail).  All going well with the courier pixies, delivery targets from dispatch date are:

Within NZ: 1-2 working days from dispatch (an extra day or two for South Island and rural addresses).

Aussie Priority Courier:  3-6 working days from dispatch.

Rest of the world Airmail:  5-15 working days from dispatch.

Can I return something?
You sure can because we've got a 100 day return policy - there are a few rules around returns but it's a pretty sweet return policy, if we do say so ourselves.  Be sure to check out the whats and hows of the full return policy here

Site Speed
We're hopeful that with all the added server "grunt" from the web geeks that the site will run like a dream but if it is running slowly please bear with us and take some comfort in that fact that if you can't order, no one else can! 

Customer Service
We'll have our awesome Customer Service people available during the sale so feel free to get in touch with any queries and we'll do our best to answer in our usual speedy manner. 

Cyber Sale Updates
We'll keep you up to date on the sale status and as new products are added on our Facebook page.  Like it below to get the updates!
Topics: Cyber Monday
 

Babywearing Safety

Written by Lou on November 21st, 2013.      0 comments

5 Points to Babywearing Safety


Babywearing is AWESOME and some of this is just common-sense but to remove all doubt, here's an updated safety guide to Babywearing.
 

C-A-R-R-Y:


CAREFUL. If you wouldn’t do an activity whilst pregnant, don’t do it while wearing your baby. Like being pregnant, babywearing can tilt your centre of gravity and not allow you to see your feet much. Avoid climbing ladders, horse riding, parasailing, and any other risky sport that could lead to a fall. Unlike being inside your womb where the baby is protected, the carried baby does not have protection surrounding them. Be mindful of what your baby can reach. Babywearing in the kitchen? Watch the hot pot on the stove or the kitchen knife when you turn to grab something else.

AIRFLOW. You should always be able to easily see your baby’s face without opening the fabric. Ensure that your baby’s chin is not pressed against his/her chest to compress airways and lead to ‘positional asphyxia’. To check, simply slip two fingers under baby’s chin to ensure easy breathing. Airway blockages can occur in any device, including some prams and car seats that allow the head to flop forward, so be vigilant.

RIDE HIGH. Keep the baby high and tight against your chest, not low on your hips. This will afford you a good line of sight to monitor your baby’s wellbeing. A sling or carrier should mimic holding baby in your arms, or in a back carry, like a piggy back. You would find it tiring carrying baby in your arms lower than your belly button, likewise a sling that carries your baby low will quickly strain your shoulders and back.

RIGHT FIT. Make sure that you read your sling/ carrier’s instruction booklet and watch the videos if available, so you can ensure the carrier is the right fit for your body shape and the age/weight of your baby. When trying a new carry position, test it with a doll or teddy the first few times, with your partner to spot check you. Back carry positions are recommended to learn while kneeling in the middle of your bed.

YOUR INSTINCT – you are the parent, trust your instinct. Your carrier/sling should mimic the way you would naturally hold your baby in your arms. You should always be able to make eye contact with your baby. This will allow you to determine whether baby is safe, happy and content. A quick glance will allow you to assess if their chin is up and that they are comfortable. Using the back carry position? Invest in a Rear View Mirror for peace of mind.
Topics: Babywearing, safety
 

How often should I wash my bra?

Written by Lou on November 19th, 2013.      0 comments


How many nursing bras will I need?
We reckon you need at least three nursing bras - one in the wash, one on the body and one in the drawer.

When it comes to nursing bras we certainly don't recommend you follow the washing instructions too closely on this diagram from nickmom.com, but it did make us giggle.

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Babybjorn ONE Baby Carrier

Written by Lou on November 12th, 2013.      0 comments

BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One

Babybjorn's first all-in-one carrier, the Babybjorn One, is available right now at Belly Beyond!


We got to see the live NZ launch last week and totally understand the big excitment around this carrier as it's the first Babybjorn capable of carrying a child from newborn right up to 3 years.

The Babybjorn One has four carrying options: three front carry positions and one back carry position.  It's very easy to swap from front to back by yourself, the easiest of any carrier we've ever tried in fact.


Positions

Optimal newborn position. Carry your newborn high up on your chest, close to your heart. 

Inward-facing comfort. Ergonomically designed for both you and your growing baby. 

Outward-facing option. Explore the world together when your child is ready. Min. 5 months.

Easy back carrying. Place your toddler on your back by yourself in one safe motion. Min. 12 months.

 

The Babybjorn One Carrier is $299, including delivery NZ wide. 


Check out the full instructional video to see just how cool the Babybjorn Baby Carrier ONE is.
 

Ergobaby Sleep Tight Swaddle - world first ergonomic swaddle for baby

Written by Lou on November 2nd, 2013.      0 comments


Introducing the Ergobaby Swaddler - the safe, easy and effective way to keep your baby sleeping longer and more peacefully.


The Ergobaby Swaddler's innovative features help prevent your baby from startling awake while the ergonomic design allows for natural movement of baby's hips and legs as recommended by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

Ergobaby's Swaddler marks the brand’s expansion of its ergonomic design innovations into a new product category. Already a market leader for its baby carriers which support baby in an ergonomic position, Ergobaby has applied this principle to its new Swaddler – the only swaddler to feature a patent-pending Healthy Hip Positioner, which helps keep baby’s hips in the physician-recommended, ergonomically correct “frog-leg” position.

According to the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, “In order for swaddling to allow healthy hip development, the legs should be able to bend up and out at the hips. This position allows for natural development of the hip joints. The baby’s legs should not be tightly wrapped straight down and pressed together. Swaddling infants with the hips and knees in an extended position may increase the risk of hip dysplasia and dislocation.”

Belly Beyond is one of the first stockists in New Zealand to get their hands on the Ergobaby Sleep Tight Swaddlers and they're available to buy right now with our super speedy delivery.

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Check out this article from the NZ Herald on why you should look for a Hip-Healthy baby swaddle like the Ergobaby Swaddler.
 

Australian paediatrician Dr Harriet Hiscock agrees.

"Parents who are going to wrap need to learn to do it in a safe way. The baby must be able to fully stretch out their legs.

"The wrap should be tight at the top and looser at the bottom." Tight swaddling around the hips and legs could lead to delayed walking among children born with a hip abnormality, says Dr Hiscock of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

 
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