Online and in the shops: SMA Baby Club Pregnancy and Baby Fair

There will be more than 100 exhibitors at this year’s SMA Baby Club Pregnancy and Baby Fair, which opens at the RDS tomorrow, where visitors can view the latest buggies, car seats and other baby products and services from nursery brands and retailers. 

There will also be an opportunity to seek advice on pregnancy and caring for a new baby, with discussions on breastfeeding, weaning, sleep issues and family budgeting. 

The show runs at the RDS from 10am to 5pm tomorrow and Sunday and will also be at Cork City Hall on April 16 and 17. Tickets are €10 available at the door and children under 12 are free. 

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available at www.pregnancyandbabyfair.ie 

COLOUR THERAPY:

Argos has reported a surge in sales of a colour therapy night light for children’s bedrooms, before the clocks went forward to summer time during the Easter holidays. 

Online and in the shops: SMA Baby Club Pregnancy and Baby Fair

The Rio Aroma Diffuser, Humidifier and Night Light creates a soothing atmosphere with seven soft changing colours; €33.99; www.argos.ie 

HELPING HERB:

Students who find that they are constantly feeling anxious or having difficulty sleeping ahead of exams may benefit from taking a supplement to provide some extra support. 

Online and in the shops: SMA Baby Club Pregnancy and Baby Fair

“Passiflora is a wonderful herb which helps relax muscle tension and relieve anxiety,” says Wholefoods nutritionist Nicola Murphy. 

“It has a calming effect if you constantly feel nervy and wound-up and can help improve sleep. Ideal for those anxious students who would like to take something in liquid form, they can add 20 drops into a little water and take this twice a day.” 

A.Vogel Passiflora Complex , €10.99, is available from pharmacies and health stores; www.wholefoods.ie 

ALDI WINNERS:

Aldi’s pocket-friendly Mamia baby range has added to its list of awards, with 10 accolades in the Prima Baby Awards 2016. 

Mamia Newborn and Ultra Dry nappies, and Sensitive Baby Wipes were a hit with testers, taking Gold in their categories. 

Online and in the shops: SMA Baby Club Pregnancy and Baby Fair

Mamia’s 100% Organic Baby Food Pouches also took two awards.

The next Aldi Baby & Toddler Event will take place from Thursday April 21;

www.aldi.ie. Aldi’s new range of charity Communion cards are €1.49 each with 25c from the sale of each card going to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation; www.jackandjill.ie 


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