Close to the Heart

Welcome to our blog, a fun and open space where we share tips and practical info to help you on your maternity and pregnancy journey.


Cotton Muslin...What It Is And Why We Love It!

Cotton muslin is a breathable and finely-woven fabric that is gentle on the skin, and super soft and comfy to wear. Cotton muslin is soft, comfortable, breathable, and durable - which is why it makes a great fabric for maternity and nursing dresses.


When to Buy Your First Maternity Bra

Maternity and nursing bras are one of the most essential items for pregnant and breastfeeding mums. We're often asked, "when should I buy my first maternity bra?" We explore this question - and more - in this blog!

How to Choose Maternity Underwear for Pregnancy and Post Birth

Comfort is key during pregnancy. Once your bump starts to grow, you'll find yourself looking for maternity clothes that help you feel comfortable and stylish throughout the trimesters. Have you considered one of the most important items in your wardrobe - your underwear?! 

Finding the Right Maternity and Breastfeeding Sleepwear

Finding the Right Maternity and Breastfeeding Sleepwear

Having a baby can be absolutely wild! There can be so much focus on new mums 'getting out and about', but there may often be days when you just want to stay at home, adapting to life with your baby, and breastfeeding around the clock. And that is totally okay, normal, and healthy. It's on those days that having a pair of effortlessly stylish and cool pyjamas can really help you feel like yourself again. 


Pregnant this Winter? Your Guide to Winter Maternity Clothes

It’s time to layer up because it’s getting cold out there! But dressing for winter is a bit more tricky if you're pregnant... how do you keep warm and stylish, with an ever-growing bump?! 

What are Silverette Nursing Cups?

I first used Silverette Nursing Cups when my third baby was just a few weeks old. I was experiencing really, really bad pain and damage on one side. My nipple... Read More

The Wonders of Silverette Nursing Cups

While we endearingly use the word magical to explain the wonders of Silverette Nursing Cups, the benefits of silver are based on scientific fact and research. For centuries, silver has... Read More

5 Reasons You Need Silverette in Your Hospital Bag

With so many breastfeeding products on the market in NZ, how is a new mama to know what to pack in her hospital and birth bag? Besides toiletries (and a comfy change of clothes), the top item on every mama's list should be Silverette Nursing cups. We share 5 great reasons to grab a pair today and have them ready to go in your birth bag!

Types of Maternity and Breastfeeding Bras

With so many maternity and breastfeeding bra options to choose from, where do you even begin? In this blog we take you through the different types of maternity and breastfeeding bras in NZ.


How to Hook Your Breastfeeding Bra

Finding the perfect breastfeeding bra is so important! Comfort and fit are key, and it's important to choose the right size, and to know how to correctly wear your bra. The way you hook your bra, can make a big difference.