Posts Tagged ‘baby boom’

Busy, Busy!

Monday, August 18th, 2014

August has been very busy here at Chiggs- maybe all our stockists are getting their orders in to prepare for those September babies- (there is usually a baby boom 9 months after Christmas/New Year!).

We have sent more Chiggs Baby Wheels out to Angel Wholesale, the one stop shop for nappy cake, baby shower and baby basket supplies. If you head to section ‘nappy cakes’ and then ‘embellishments’ you can find each of the Baby Feed Wheels and the Baby Medicine Wheel. All Chiggs Baby Wheels are available in single quantities from Angel Wholesale, with savings to be made buying them in larger quantities.

Baby Feed Wheels have winged (wheeled?) their way to Maternal Instincts online maternity and breastfeeding boutique, Baby BoBo nappy cakes in Louth, Lincolnshire, and a variety of eBay shops, Mini AcornsClick and Buy gifts and Smartieprints.

It’s always a pleasure to visit one of our local stockists, Magpie Greetings here in Harrogate, and we dropped of a reorder of Baby Feed Wheels and Get Well Wheels this afternoon (and bought a lovely card while we were there- I never leave empty handed!)

Babies Babies baby shower specialists are another business who have restocked with Baby Feed Wheels this month. All our stockists sell Baby Feed Wheels, but not all sell the full range, so if there is a Chiggs Wheel you can’t find at your favourite independent retailer or online retailer, have a browse through the Chiggs shop

If you run a business and would also like to sell Chiggs Wheels, do have a look at our Trade and Wholesale page, and either fill in the trade enquiry form or send us an email for more information. We would be delighted to hear from you!

Midwifery services may be “pushed” according to the Royal College of Midwives!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has warned that maternity services in parts of the UK are being ‘stretched’.

 The second annual State of Maternity Services report, published yesterday, says a baby boom in England (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have slowed down somewhat),  means that the birth rate in England it now stands at it’s highest level since 1971.

Coupled with a national shortage of midwives, some maternity services are struggling to provide the service they would like:-According to the report, 20% of  women did not feel supported by the NHS during their pregnancy and birth, while 40% of women had always seen a different midwife during their most recent pregnancy.

It’s not all bad news,  the report highlights that as in some areas the baby boom has run out of steam, Scotland and Northern Ireland have no overall shortage of midwives, and the shortage the report identifies in Wales should easily be eliminated.

One way the gap in maternity services may be filled in the near future, is by an increase in the number of newly qualified midwives. Anglia Ruskin University say it has had an 11% increase in applicants for the BSc (Hons) midwifery course with, they say, many applicants citing the BBC TV programme Call The Midwife as their inspiration. I can’t help but think that someone considering a career in modern midwifery might want to use Channel 4’s One Born Every Minute as a point of reference, rather than the more romanticised 1950’s Call the Midwife version of the job!

The report from The Royal College of Midwives itself is really interesting, and can be read here.