Tamille Phillips, BSc. (Hons), B. Ost

Cranial Osteopath, Paediatric Osteopath & Nutritional Wellness Practitioner in Worcestershire

07712 936883

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Recommended Baby Products

Why have I put product links onto my website?

Over the years of talking with new parents & treating babies (& having been a new parent myself) I have a number of items I find myself repeatedly recommending as therapeutic adjuncts or holistic suggestions to complement their child’s paediatric cranial osteopathic treatment.

To save overwhelming new parents with a list of recommendations I have uploaded them to my website. Parents may then research further &/or purchase items off their tailor made list of take home advice, research based recommendations & adjuncts to treatment produced at their appointment.

I recommend a specific product where appropriate but include for your convenience a link to the search terms required to find a selection of suitable items on Amazon. (You’ve already got enough to do with a baby)!

Note: There is no obligation to acquire any of the recommendations but I only suggest items which I believe have real therapeutic value or that I have personally used for my family & found useful.

Ethical disclosure: I have included links for your information and convenience. You are not obliged to use them but if you do: “As an amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases”.

Summer Infant Comfy Bath Sponge


I recommend the least expensive baby foam bath support sponge as my preferred choice, to parents with baby’s presenting at my Paediatric Cranial Osteopathic Practice with signs &/or symptoms of flat head syndrome, plagiocephaly, bradycephaly, torticollis, wry neck, stiff neck, neck tension or restricted neck movement.

Why do I recommend this? Because it is an essential part of the equipment needed to safely perform the baby hydrotherapy I prescribe to reduce muscular tension & aid healing. It is just a foam bath support so it doesn’t need to be expensive. Also, it will most likely get pooped on because baby’s often relax & subsequently poop in the bath. There are many other baby foam bath support products to choose from.

Other search results on Amazon using keywords: baby foam bath support sponge for similar products

Baby bath thermometer


Why do I recommend this? A baby bath thermometer is an essential part of the equipment needed to safely perform the baby hydrotherapy (at 38 degrees Celsius) I prescribe to reduce muscular tension & aid healing.
There are many baby bath thermometers to choose from.

Search results on Amazon using keywords: baby bath thermometer

Baby bath towel – hooded or apron style


Why do I recommend these? A hooded or apron style baby bath towel is an essential part of the equipment needed to safely end the baby hydrotherapy I prescribe to reduce muscular tension & aid healing. The hooded towel keeps baby warm by preventing heat loss from the head & an apron style hooded towel keeps the towel within reach & pre-warmed by your body heat too.
There are many hooded & apron style baby bath towels to choose from.

Search results on Amazon using keywords: baby bath towel

Babymoov Lovenest Plus Fresh Smokey Ergonomic Baby Head Support


I recommend this baby head support as my preferred choice, to parents with baby’s presenting at my Paediatric Cranial Osteopathic Practice with signs &/or symptoms of flat head syndrome, plagiocephaly, bradycephaly, torticollis, wry neck, stiff neck, neck tension or restricted neck movement.

Why do I recommend this? It is a therapeutic adjunct to treatment, (as are baby hydrotherapy, torticollis advice, baby neck stretch exercise) for parents with baby’s presenting at my Paediatric Cranial Osteopathic Practice with signs &/or symptoms of flat head syndrome, plagiocephaly, bradycephaly, torticollis, wry neck, stiff neck, neck tension or restricted neck movement.

  • “Prevent flat-head syndrome: Babymoov, in partnership with French paediatrician Dr Maidenberg, has developed an ergonomic head support that keeps baby’s head nice and round - the Lovenest(+) Fresh
  • Distinct: With its specific angle of incline, baby’s head is positioned centrally the Lovenest(+) Fresh: Pressure is no longer concentrated on the back of the head, reducing flat head syndrome
  • Coolmax technology: Thermoregulating and antibacterial thanks to CoolMax'fiber, the Lovenest(+) Fresh adapts to baby’s body temperature for total comfort
  • Wide and cushioned: The Lovenest(+) Fresh can be used from birth and adapts to your baby’s growth
  • Safe: The back of the Lovenest(+) Fresh is non-slip: You can choose to use it in a lounger, carrycot, bouncer, car seat or pushchair: What’s more, it is machine washable”
  • There are many other baby head support products to choose from. Other search results on Amazon using keywords love nest pillow plagio search

    Ring Sling Caboo Lite Multi Positional Baby Carrier


    For unsettled babies I recommend purchasing a sling to keep them close & go for a walk in the fresh air. This is my first choice of soft fabric, ring sling style baby carrier because it goes across both shoulders for comfortable weight distribution & parent spine health. The rings allow uncomplicated set-up (without having to learn to wrap yards of fabric). It is multi-positional & adjustments can be made to allow discreet breastfeeding. I personally used this exact style of ring-sling (re-named from a close baby carrier) & have one in my practice for demonstration purposes or check out the how-to Video clip

  • Suitable from birth, including premature babies (5lb-32lb, 2.27kg-15kg)
  • Soft wide straps distribute weight evenly with multiple hands free front positions
  • Easy to adjust for the perfect fit with no tying required
  • Secure straps support baby from the top of the head to the base of the spine
  • Naturally complies with the t.i.c.k.s guidelines for sae baby we a ring and recommended frog legged position supports developing hips and spine
  • Mei Tai With Hood and Pocket


    This is my other choice of baby carrier. I personally used it for its ease of set-up & back carrying position.
  • Suitable for babies from birth to 35lbs.
  • The waist strap is 180cm in length and each shoulder strap is 150cm
  • Full instructions on how to tie the Mei Tai in three positions, "Front", "Back" and Hip".
  • Padding built in at both the top and bottom to provide added comfort for your baby.
  • Comfortable for you and your baby
  • Osteopathically, I do not recommend: front carrying positions for babies if they are unsettled or showing signs of overtiredness & overstimulation. The “caregiver facing” position provides comforting pressure of baby’s tummy to caregiver and provides superior spine support (in my osteopathic opinion).

    I also do not recommend single shoulder slings because of the asymmetrical strain across the caregiver’s shoulder & spine.

    I have been told by parents that buckle clip style carriers can be “fiddly to set-up alone” & one long piece of fabric style wraps can be complicated to set up but its personal choice obviously.

    That being said, there are many other styles of baby carrier to choose from.

    Other search results on Amazon using keywords: baby sling, baby wrap, baby carrier

    Other search results on Amazon using keywords: baby mei tai baby carrier

    Other search results on Amazon using keywords: baby carrier

    Breast feeding:


    I personally used & recommend the following two breast feeding pillows to assist in supporting a comfortable feeding position & therefore a good latch: My brest friend & Boppy breast feeding pillows.

    My first choice is My Brest Friend - search results on Amazon using keywords: My brest friend breast feeding pillow

    My second choice is Boppy (I have one for demonstration & use at the practice). Search results on Amazon using keywords: Boppy breast feeding pillow

    Other search results on Amazon using keywords: Other feeding pillows

    Haakaa Breastpump Manual Breast Pump with Suction Base 100% Food Grade Silicone BPA PVC and Phthalate Free (4oz/100ml)


    Don’t waste another drop of your precious “white gold” breast milk while breastfeeding or pumping.

    Search results on Amazon using keywords: breast feeding Haakaa

    Breast feeding, Breast milk Collection Shells (Breast shells) – protect sore nipples & collect milk while feeding or pumping.


    Search results on Amazon using keywords: breast feeding Breast milk Collection Shells (Breast shells)

    Breast milk pumping or breast feeding problems:


    Pumping breast milk is a good option to maintain & boost your breast milk supply if your baby is struggling to latch & feed. (See breast feeding in Free Baby Advice)

    Unless you are hiring a hospital grade breast pump I would recommend using the Medulla swing breast pump because:

  • Medela single electric breast pump is perfect for everyday use to compliment your breast feeding journey
  • The award winning Medela Swing electric breast pump is comfortable and easy to use. Swing is Medela's smallest and lightest electric breast pump yet, compact enough to fit in your handbag
  • The Swing breastpump can be used with batteries or through the mains to make sure you and baby have complete flexibility whether at home or on the go
  • Medela Swing breast pump pumps more breast milk in less time thanks to its two-phase expression technology that mimics the nursing rhythm of baby
  • The electric breast pump fits into your hand and you can switch between phases and vacuum levels, finding the most comfortable setting for you and baby
  • Medela electric breast pump Swing, helps mums breastfeed for as long as they choose and is trusted by UK hospitals for over 50 years

  • Medula produce a range of pumps & there are many other electric or manual pumps to choose from too. Search results on Amazon using keywords breast feeding, medula pump


    Please be aware that all Information and statements made on this site are for educational purposes only and are not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professional. Tamille Phillips Paediatric & Cranial Osteopath does not recommend parents try to diagnose or treat infant or child conditions without first consulting with their primary care practitioner. Free Osteopathic telephone consultations are available with Tamille on request. Advice, exercises or recommendations are those given to existing patients attending osteopathic appointments with Tamille Phillips Paediatric & Cranial Osteopath, after a thorough case history & physical examination assessment has been carried out. All Nutritional recommendations are natural products that may assist the mind or body in its efforts to rebuild and heal itself. This advice is given to existing patients attending Osteopathic appointments with Tamille Phillips Paediatric & Cranial Osteopath, after a thorough case history & physical examination assessment has been carried out. All products purchased and used without first consulting a primary care practitioner are used solely at the purchaser's risk. As explicit instructions to seek primary medical healthcare advice beforehand has been given.

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