The floor was filled with stands giving information on everything from PND (post natal depression) and mother-health, to cord blood saving (where they take the blood from your babies umbilical cord and save it in case they ever get sick; costs about $3K) to prams, baby carriers, nappies, Breastfeeding Association…anything and everything you can think of!
There were some cool things we found like this great baby wrap thing that is supposed to help your baby sleep through the night. While we were watching the demo two separate mothers who were walking past stopped, interrupted and told us all what a wonder this thing had been for them. Pretty good endorsement really! We also found out some interesting things – I am particularly interested in reading the information from the PND stand and the Breastfeeding people as well as finding out more about the cord blood storage. Ideally we would like to donate the cord blood but apparently very few hospitals do this, if we can’t donate we will consider storing it but really need to understand more about how and what it can be used for and for how long.
At the end of the day we left with 2 show bags full of reading material to get through.
Well I’m off to Marysville today – back to the site of our recent Parish Camp, where a pile of things have been left by various groups and people who attended the camp. Thankfully my friend Mel has agreed to join me for the ride so I am now quite looking forward to a day in the country!
See you all later,