Corangamite Mums Goodie Bag

Mums Goodie Bag

Congratulations! When you’re expecting a baby it is such an exciting time for you and your family. You are certainly off to a great start using the wonderful midwifery services provided at the Camperdown hospital. You’ve likely found this post because your midwife gave you a Goodie Bag.



I’m Jess from Jessica Jane Photography and I wanted to give Corangamite the opportunity to welcome you and baby into our community. This is how the Mums Goodie Bags evolved.

The community is just as excited as I am in offering services and discounts exclusively to YOU. The offers these businesses are putting forward have truly blown me away! Their generosity has left me super proud to be a part of this initiative. Have a look in your goodie bag and get ready to totally flip out!! This is ALL FOR YOU.
Your community is here and ready to meet you. Sometimes getting out of the house after having a baby is all you need for a quick dose of normality and an adult conversation. I hope by knowing who is here to help you that you will pop in to introduce yourself to these lovely business people.

In your goodie bag, given to you by your midwife, you will find vouchers from the following businesses. They are here to help you and here’s how;


NOTE: Not using your local Midwifery Services? If you are pregnant and not receiving shared care midwifery services with your GP or obstetrician, please discuss with your doctor and contact the Camperdown hospital to make an appointment.  A helpful program and services guide is provided at the end of this article – showcasing the fabulous services and programs available to you. 

The Warrnambool Standard has featured this initiative. Visit here to see it.



Murray Fry Amcal Pharmacy

A pharmacist is one of the most accessible health care professionals available and can provide you with advice and assistance. This is comforting to know as a mum with a new baby. Come and see Sarah, Murray and their team – they love being able to help you. Amcal offers the luxury Waterlily skincare range, relaxing pregnancy body treatments and ongoing skin care. This can help reduce stretch marks and increase hydration so your skin will be in great health.

The QV Baby skincare range features gentle and hydrating cleansers and moisturisers specially designed for baby’s skin. Recommended by paediatricians, QV Baby is free of colour, fragrance and other common irritants.

135 Manifold Street, Camperdown Vic 3260
Visit their Facebook page for more info.


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Snout In The Trough

Chances are you need a coffee fix after a ‘night shift’ with your baby. You might catch Jarrod having one himself as he and his wife Justine have recently adjusted to parenthood with the arrival of their daughter. Their bread is sourdough, the eggs are from happy free range chooks and what is better than the smell of good food made from scratch? Simple, honest food.

The La Mazocco is always pumping with Coffee Cartel’s finest and their provedore is choc-full of local produce. Rhubarb from Lanas Garden, ales from the Otways, cheese from the Apostles and so much more.

A great excuse to finally have that girls catch up to enjoy a regional wine or local beer and make sure you try Jarrod’s legendary Szechuan Calamari.

243 Manifold Street, Camperdown Vic 3260
Visit their webpage  or Facebook for more info.

Photo Credit: WDNews


Sweet Boutique Camperdown

Sweet Boutique

Grace provides you with wonderful offers on one of a kind cakes, cupcakes & sweet treats for any occasion. Everything is baked from scratch using only high quality ingredients. Sweet Boutique is cake artistry at its best. Ordering a 1st Birthday cake will be catered and designed to your specific needs.

Visit their webpage or Facebook for more info.
Camperdown  Vic  3260



Silver Nickels

Sylvia provides a treasure trove of original, hand painted wares that offers an interesting collection of bric-a-brac, old wares, furniture and books. Sylvia customises children’s toy boxes with your child’s name. This is by far one of the most popular items requested by clients.

Bears and golly designs are a specialty, as well as Australiana and birds. Whether you are searching for the perfect seat, shoebox, kids tables and chairs or toy box, there is always something to delight.

14 Church Street, Camperdown 3260



Laffs Camperdown

The girls at Laffs are here for all your baby essentials including baby clothes, hats, shoes, blankets, bibs, gorgeous little outfits, baby knitting yarns, patterns and more. They stock beautiful Australian brands.
Come and see Mel, Lucy and Kim for the perfect fitting maternity bra ensuring a professional comfortable fit. Or just come in and say hi and show off your baby for them to dote over.

Don’t forget to treat yourself. The girls at Laffs have a range of beautiful women’s clothing too.

163 Manifold Street, Camperdown
or have a look at their Facebook page here.



Showcase Jewellers

This amazing little store is here for all your keepsake baby items such as your baby’s Christening, first curl and brush and comb set. Their gorgeous money boxes are also guaranteed to become a feature piece in your baby’s nursery.

They offer Baby Links, which are a sterling silverrange of baby bracelets. The Baby Links range includes charms, letters, bracelets and birth stone wheels – they are the a perfect gift. Come in and treat your mini-me, or treat yourself to their beautiful range of women’s jewellery.

187 Manifold Street, Camperdown Vic 3260
Visit their Facebook page for more info.

Curls Surfwear

Curls Surfwear

Shirl has all your ladies surfwear and clothing needs. Gorgeous outfits to make you feel good, swimwear, accessories including hats, sunglasses, purses, footwear and more. Come and see the most adorable little swimwear outfits for your little one. They will look sooo adorable.

217 Manifold Street, Camperdown  Vic 3266
Visit Curls Surfwear Facebook page for more info.


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Your goodie bag is jam packed with offers these businesses are giving. Your bag is handed to you by your midwife. Aren’t they gorgeous? Enjoy from all of us x.
Initiative commencing January 2016.

Corangamite Mums Goodie Bags


Programs & Services for New Mums

Are you new to the area? Or maybe this is your first child? Even if this is your 6th child, I’m certain you will find this directory SUPER HELPFUL! I’m actually surprised by the amount of services our community provide in the Corangamite area and beyond, for you and your baby. It really is AWESOME! You have a wonderful range of options; to involve you in the community and so many opportunities to make new friends. All while developing the skills of your child and most importantly support for you as a mum.

I look back now when I had my firstborn. I had NO IDEA – I mean I hadn’t even changed a nappy before! I was as fresh and green as they come. This directory would have helped me like crazy! So go on check out The Program and Service Guide HERE. You will definitely find it helpful.


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This page was especially made for mums, not only to welcome you to the community with amazing offers and discounts, but also to offer useful information to help you through the ups and downs of parenthood.

We would LOVE your feedback and suggestions to improve the content. Please use the Facebook comments feature or Contact Form below so we can help you even more.

Business owners, if you wish to participate in this initiative or if you’d like to offer this for your community, I’d be stoked to hear from you.

Like to know more about us? Come join our email community – drop in and say hi.


Special thanks go to Gee Bees Media, and Amanda Van Den Berghe for their editorial and advertisement work.

If you’d like to book in advance to secure your babies newborn photography session, I’d love to hear from you – contact me here.  Bookings are made at least 3 months in advance, so please book early to ensure you don’t miss this incredible time when your baby is born.



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  • KristalAugust 24, 2016 - 7:55 pm

    The FB link seems to be missing from your blogReplyCancel

It's Jess, your go-to newborn photographer, and today let's chat about one of those adorable quirks that often steal the spotlight during our newborn sessions – hiccups!


Ever wondered why those tiny, hiccupping symphonies happen? Well, fear not; I've got the inside scoop for you!


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1. Baby's Superpower: Developing Diaphragm

Newborns are like little superheroes in training, and their hiccups are a sign that their diaphragm, the muscle responsible for breathing, is flexing and getting stronger. It's like their own mini gym session, preparing them for those hearty belly laughs and future superhero feats.



2. Gastrointestinal Adventure

Sometimes, those cute hiccups are just a part of your baby's digestive journey. Their tiny tummies are navigating the ins and outs of processing milk, and hiccups can be a natural outcome of this gastrointestinal adventure.



3. The Learning Curve

Just like we stumble while learning to walk, newborns might hiccup as they figure out the whole breathing-and-swallowing coordination dance. It's all part of the learning curve, and trust me, they'll be mastering it like pros in no time!



4. The Calming Effect

Believe it or not, hiccups can actually have a calming effect on your little one. It's like a rhythmic lullaby, creating a soothing pattern that might even help them drift off to sleep. Ah, the magic of baby hiccups!

So, the next time your precious bundle of joy breaks into a hiccuping melody during our photoshoot, know that it's just another note in the beautiful symphony of babyhood. 🎶



Common Questions about hiccups:


How do I stop my baby's hiccups?

To ease your baby's hiccups, try gentle burping, offering a pacifier, or letting them suck on a small feed. Patience is key; hiccups often resolve on their own.


Do hiccups mean the baby is OK?

Yes, hiccups are usually harmless and common in newborns. They often signify a developing nervous system and are not typically a cause for concern.


Why does my baby hiccup for no reason?

Newborns hiccup frequently, and sometimes seemingly without cause. It's a normal part of their development, linked to the maturation of the diaphragm and respiratory system.


What is the purpose of hiccups in infants?

Hiccups in infants serve a developmental purpose, helping to strengthen the diaphragm and respiratory muscles. While their exact function isn't fully understood, they're considered a natural part of a baby's growth.


Should you sit the baby up with hiccups?

While it's not necessary, you can try holding your baby upright or allowing them to suck on a pacifier. However, most hiccups will resolve on their own without intervention.


How long should newborn hiccups last?

Newborn hiccups are typically short-lived and can last anywhere from a few minutes to around 20 minutes. If they persist for longer periods, it's always a good idea to consult with your pediatrician.


And hey, if you're curious about capturing these delightful moments (hiccups included) in a frame, I've got you covered!


As a seasoned newborn photographer, I'm not just skilled at handling these little ones; I'm also your guide to creating timeless memories that celebrate every adorable nuance of your baby's journey.



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I'm Jessica Van Den Berghe, a small-town

Camperdown girl with big dreams.
I'm hooked on Netflix, in-door plants, candles and crispy pork crackling with apple sauce.


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