Archive for December, 2012

Festive wishes

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Here at Chiggs we hope all our customers, stockists and suppliers have had a very Merry Christmas.  We have had a lovely family Christmas, and have also been celebrating the Christmas Day birthday of the youngest member of Chiggs, our daughter Holly who is now 10 years old- double figures!

The Chiggs online shop is still open for customers wishing to buy a Baby Feed Wheel to send as a ‘new baby’ congratulations card to any families who have welcomed their own Christmas babies over the festive period!

Air-born baby!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A news article in The Times today caught my eye, telling of a little baby boy who was delivered at 1,000 ft in a search and rescue helicopter! The mother had gone into labour at her home on the island of Unst, (Britain’s most northerly inhabited island), and was being flown to  Lerwick when her 7lb baby boy was delivered mid-flight by a winchman paramedic.

In a previous life career I worked as an Air Stewardess, and we did have training in ’emergency childbirth’ which thankfully I never had to use (although I seem to remember it consisted mainly of supplying hot towels and asking over the PA System if there was a Doctor on board!)

 Congratulations to the family on their new addition, and I very much hope they take this wonderful opportunity to give the bairn an appropriate name (or middle name) to mark his dramatic entry into the world!

News leak- the bottom line for Huggies nappies

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

In October it was reported in the business pages that Huggies nappies manufacturer Kimberly-Clark were planning to stop making and selling nappies in Europe. The company has sent out emails today to Mums who are members of the Huggies Club to say that  from spring 2013, Huggies nappies will no longer be available to buy in the UK. So if Huggies are your favourite nappies for your little one’s bottoms, you’ll either have to stockpile in the next couple of months, or try some different makes to find a new favourite!

If you’re after a bit of help, Mumsnet has a review section where mums have rated their favourite (or least favourite!) nappies. While you’re on the website, have a look at the great reviews for the Baby Feeding Wheel in the ‘presents for new parents’ section!

A royal baby is announced.

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

St James’s Palace has today made the announcement that William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child. Here at Chiggs we are absolutely delighted at the news- we love this royal couple, and since celebrating the Royal Wedding with an enormously enjoyable street party, have been looking forward to news of a royal baby! In fact, I had my very own Mystic Meg moment when I speculated wildly predicted with startling accuracy this very announcement when guest bogging for A Royal Baby last week.

According to the news today, Kate is not yet 12 weeks pregnant, ( the usual time for a pregnancy to be announced) but she has been suffering from acute morning sickness, and has been admitted to the King Edward VII hospital in London. We’re wishing her well- in my experience ‘morning’ sickness is woefully misnamed!

Catherine has gained a reputation for her impeccable dress sense, so we can recommend Chiggs stockist A Beautiful Mummy when she starts shopping for her maternity wardrobe!  Of course when the time comes we will be dispatching the best present for new parents we can find (that would be a  Baby Feed Wheel or two in the appropriate colour or colours!) in the direction of Anglesey. Chiggs- By Appointment to her Majesty the Duchess of Cambridge- now that has a real ring!