PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 June, 2012, 12:00am


Counting on ewe

Ewan, the Dream Sheep promises help for parents with a fractious baby. The cuddly sheep mimics the soothing sounds of a pregnant woman's womb and heartbeat, and emits low frequency household 'pink noise' that babies hear in the womb. The sheep also has a pink glow that babies apparently find comforting. HK$339 at Mother Court, shop 29, level 1, Discovery Park Shopping Centre, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, tel: 3100 0089; Shop 5B, G/F, 33 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, tel: 2890 6288

Smooth operator

Pricey but with a promise to last a lifetime, the Olli Ella Mo-ma Glider is one of the most comfortable rocking chairs around. In fact it's a glider chair, which many consider a superior version of a rocker because of a smooth gliding motion that lulls a baby to sleep. The chair is upholstered in practical stain-resistant microsuede and includes a removable lumbar pillow that doubles as a feeding cushion. The unfussy design means it will blend with most decor and work its gentle calm on the family long after the baby has moved out of the nursery. HK$14,990 at Tiny Footprints, 10/F, 1 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2522 2466

Just what she kneads

Skincare brand Erbaviva offers an entire range of products for pregnant women using natural ingredients. Products include the Back Rub Oil, containing a range of organic essential oils to relax muscles aching from carrying that extra baby weight. The oil contains chamomile, lavender and geranium, and is certified organic by the USDA. HK$238 at Nature's Purest, shop OT G59, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, tel: 2302 1466

Makes total scents

Florence has a long history of distilling scents and one of the city's luxury producers of olfactory delights is Dr Vranjes. Created by the eponymous pharmacist, chemist and cosmetologist, products include a range of scents for the home to fill the senses. Reed diffusers include an amber-based version that helps balance the mood, the lavender-infused Terra, and a ginger and lime version said to help reduce anxiety and fatigue. HK$600 at Sidewalk, 4-6 Gough Street, Central, tel: 2850 7199