‘Nestle and Nurture’ and ‘Nursery Corner’ are two new businesses that have been started in lockdown to help and to support new parents.
Former Film Studies lecturer, Louise Norbury, has started ‘Nestle and Nurture’ which is a parent and baby wellness business offering baby yoga, baby massage and baby hypnobirthing. Daynah Owen, who is on maternity leave from her job in a nursery, has started ‘Nursey Corner’ an on-line business selling baby clothes, toys and other useful items for new parents.
Mother of four boys, Louise, told Marlborough.news, “After baby number 4, I discovered baby massage and really believed in it. I took a course in baby massage and I also trained to be a hypnobirthing instructor which is all about birth preparation and antenatal education, retraining your mind set and empowering women to advocate for themselves.
I felt there was a real need in the pandemic for new parents to find support and to connect with other parents as many of the traditional support areas, such as contact with grandparents, were cut off.”
Louise started running courses online and last summer was able to run some face to face. She also ran a Christmas retreat in Kennet Valley Hall. She is starting baby massage and yoga classes in April in Minal and in Pewsey Yoga Studio. Click here to book.
Louise said, “At the centre of all I do is bonding and creating an attachment for parents and baby. I’m all about providing a non-judgemental space for parents so they can cherish the experience of the first year of their baby’s life which goes so quickly.”
Daynah’s new business, ‘Nursey Corner’ sells items aimed at babies from birth to two years old. Daynah, who is first time mum to six month old Teddy, told Marlborough.news, “I’m selling products I know, have used or would want to use. My top favourite product is a silicone breast pump which works by suction. It only costs £5 and I really recommend it. Another favourite is the stacking cups toy. I’ve tried to find toys that can be used for lots of different reasons and can stimulate the imagination.”
There is free local delivery on orders and Daynah says she has tried to match price as close as possible to High Street prices. Click here to view and to order.
Both businesses can also be found on Facebook and Instagram.