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WHY FIBER MATTERS FOR BABIES,…

  • January 17, 2020
  • Happy Family Organics
The latest news to help you through your pregnancy

WHY FIBER MATTERS FOR BABIES, TOTS AND MAMA

  • January 17, 2020
  • Happy Family Organics
What to Know Learn why fiber is critical for your healthHow much fiber you need by gender and life stage Dietary fiber comes from plants:...

10 ways to BOND with your Baby!

  • January 17, 2020
  • Clamber Club
We hear this term so often that is has the danger of becoming meaningless, when in fact it is a critical part of building a...

CHICCO NATURAL FEELING GIFT SET (PINK OR BLUE)

  • January 13, 2020
  • Prima Baby
Every expectant mom wants the very best for her baby. Chicco, leaders in baby products...

Safe sleeping practices for babies

  • January 10, 2020
  • Majors for Minors
According to the CDC , every year about 3,500 babies die from sudden unexpected infant...

Sleep: Teach your baby to self-sooth

  • January 9, 2020
  • Meg Faure
Sleep is a very complicated part of early parenting, which is part of the reason...

STARTING TO SELF FEED WITH THE BOON PULP

  • January 8, 2020
  • Parenting Hub
 Once your baby can sit up and bring their hands to their mouth you can...

Child Maintenance

  • January 8, 2020
  • The legal Mom
When it comes to children, strong commitment and love are not negotiable. Unfortunately, not all...

CHICCO NATURAL FEELING NEWBORN STARTER SET (NEUTRAL)

  • January 6, 2020
  • Prima Baby
Every expectant mom wants the very best for her baby. Chicco, leaders in baby products...

Breastmilk reserves critically low

  • December 20, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) has issued an urgent call for breastmilk donations as...

Your guide to a healthy pregnancy

  • December 19, 2019
  • Bonitas
Looking after your health is important, but even more so when you are an expectant...

HELLO WE'RE ORGANIX!

  • December 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We’ve been cooking up scrummy, nutritious baby and toddler meals and snacks since 1992.  It may...

FIRST DREAMS LULLABY SHEEP

  • December 17, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, leaders in children’s development for the past 62 years, have the perfect toy range...

More comfort, more milk naturally

  • December 17, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Recent studies have proven a clear correlation between comfort and milk flow during expressing. Relaxed...

Parenting Plans

  • December 16, 2019
  • The legal Mom
When co-holders experience difficulties in exercising their responsibilities and rights, they must agree on a...

Considering starting solids? – what to look out for

  • December 16, 2019
  • Baby's and Beyond
Starting solids can be an exciting time. I remember when we started our son on...

PUTTING YOUR KIDS ON A PATH TO GOOD NUTRITION

  • December 13, 2019
  • Bonitas
For many parents, nothing is as stressful as getting your kids to eat all the...

Keeping Fit while you’re Pregnant

  • December 11, 2019
  • Baby's and Beyond
Sports Science Institute Biokineticist, Zoe Woodman, gives us her advice on the do’s and don’ts...

FIRST DREAMS NEXT2STARS PROJECTOR

  • December 11, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, leaders in children’s development for the past 62 years, have the perfect toy range...

Handling Childhood Illness Effectively

  • December 10, 2019
  • Bonitas
Most parents know that during the course of raising a child you will have to...

How To Use a Car Seat Harness Correctly

  • December 9, 2019
  • OneAid
It’s Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week and I have decided to talk a little about...

Have baby – will travel

  • December 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Travelling with babies and toddlers can be stressful, whether it is navigating public transport, such...

FIRST DREAMS GOODNIGHT BEAR

  • December 6, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, leaders in children’s development for the past 62 years, have the perfect toy range...

Parental Rights and Responsibilities

  • December 5, 2019
  • The legal Mom
Parental responsibility is the responsibility to care for the child, to maintain contact with the...

Playing music to help your baby sleep

  • December 4, 2019
  • Majors for Minors
Sleep is one of the most essential aspects of a baby's development.  It helps their...

Getting the stimulation balance right

  • December 3, 2019
  • Meg Faure
“…your baby can only benefit optimally from stimulation when it is balanced, varied and meaningful...

FIRST DREAMS NEXT2MOBILE

  • December 2, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, leaders in children’s development for the past 62 years, have the perfect toy range...

DISNEY BABY MINNIE & MICKEY FIRST ABILITIES PLUSH DOLL

  • November 26, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Christmas is just around the corner and choosing a toy that will not only entertain,...

Developmental Milestones…What’s the fuss?

  • November 25, 2019
  • Skidz
If you are a parent or are around parents of young children, there is a...

DISNEY BABY MINNIE & MICKEY 50CM PASTEL PLUSH

  • November 21, 2019
  • Prima Baby
With Christmas being just a few weeks away, choosing a toy that will guarantee smiles...

Enjoy the great outdoors with your kids – Thule style

  • November 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
If you love all things nature-inspired, summer is the best time to get your kids...

Baby Christmas Toy Guide

  • November 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
With Christmas only a month away, we asked Chicco South Africa to put together a...

DISNEY BABY MICKEY & MINNIE SOFT MUSIC BOX

  • November 13, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Disney Baby, one of the world’s most famous toy brands of all time, introduces a...

CHOOSING A PLAY SCHOOL

  • November 11, 2019
  • Meg Faure
Your baby reaches 18 months and suddenly there is a little shift in the things...

Discover the future of Safe Sleeping

  • November 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Did you know that the cot you place your baby in for a peaceful sleep...

DISNEY BABY MICKEY & MINNIE LEARN & CUDDLE PLUSH DOLL

  • November 4, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Disney Baby introduces an electronic plush doll that brings the star characters Mickey and Minnie...

Top tips for travelling with a stroller

  • November 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Make travel days easier and still have the holidays you want with Thule Travelling with...

V-Tech Baby Pull & Pop Aeroplane

  • October 31, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Time flies when you’re having fun with V-Tech baby! A highly interactive toy, the Pull...

WHY CRASH COURSES ON BABY SLEEP DON’T WORK

  • October 29, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
I have been assisting families with implementing sleep plans for many years and as it...

Common First Aid Myths

  • October 25, 2019
  • OneAid
I am often surprised by how some of my patients manage their injuries before they...

HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP DESPITE THIRD-TRIMESTER DISCOMFORT?

  • October 22, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Sleepless nights are often associated with the new-born baby phase, but the reality is that...

Sensory Play and the importance in brain development

  • October 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We may not realise but our little baby starts to use their sense of touch...

Review: Natralogic - Maternity Skincare Range

  • October 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
This beautiful range by Natralogic is a must buy for pregnant ladies.  There are so...

Enhanced maternity benefits in 2020 from Bonitas

  • October 17, 2019
  • Bonitas
Around 9 000 babies are born to Bonitas Medical Fund members annually and while most of...

V-Tech Baby Snooze & Soothe Elephant

  • October 16, 2019
  • Prima Baby
The gorgeous 20cm, pastel blue V-Tech Baby Snooze & Soothe Elephant is the ultimate sleepy...

KEEPING SLEEP SAFE

  • October 15, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Safe sleep should be one of the first things parents are concerned about when creating...

How Safe Are Teething Gels?

  • October 14, 2019
  • OneAid
Every baby is different but common symptoms associated with teething include, mild irritability, drooling, low-grade...

Sun cream for kids with sensitive skin! The lowdown on…

  • October 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Covering a wriggling child in sun cream is tricky enough, but when your little one...

V-Tech Baby Sleepy Glow Bear

  • October 8, 2019
  • Prima Baby
V-Tech Baby Sleepy Glow Bear is a 25cm plush bear with a soft glowing tummy...

SUGAR, DEVIL OR FRIEND?

  • October 7, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Over the past few years many health experts voiced their opinions loudly on social media...

Meet the Thule Urban Glide 2 Double

  • October 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The new ‘must-have’ addition for growing families who enjoy an active lifestyle Do you have...

Why summer is a great season for potty training

  • October 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Potty training does not have a season, but summer is a great time to give...

V-Tech Baby Little Friendlies Magical Discovery Mirror

  • October 2, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Learn and discover with the V-Tech Baby Little Friendlies Magical Discovery Mirror.  Press the star...

EARLY WAKE-UPS

  • October 1, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
You reluctantly open your eyes. It’s still dark outside, but something very familiar called you...

TO CO-SLEEP OR NOT TO CO-SLEEP

  • September 30, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
One of the most common questions my clients ask is about when they need to...

The Surprising Benefits of Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverages for Moms

  • September 27, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
With World Breastfeeding Week recently celebrated and the focus placed on the importance of breastfeeding...

Chicco anti-mosquito lotion and roll-on

  • September 26, 2019
  • Prima Baby
100% natural protection for your little ones when they need it most.  With Spring upon...

The Best Gear for Family Picnics

  • September 19, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The weather is getting warmer and it’s time to get outdoors.  One of the most...

Chicco anti-mosquito wet wipes

  • September 18, 2019
  • Prima Baby
100% natural protection for your little ones when they need it most.  With Spring upon...

ADJUSTING TO LIFE WITH TWO CHILDREN

  • September 11, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
The moment I found out I was pregnant with my second child I was in...

SAFE SKINCARE FOR MOM

  • September 11, 2019
  • Natralogic
Natralogic is South Africa’s first all-natural and safety approved range of skincare products designed for...

Chicco anti-mosquito spray

  • September 10, 2019
  • Prima Baby
100% natural protection for your little ones when they need it most.  With Spring upon...

A light, breathable pacifier for sensitive skin

  • September 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Extra-large air holes let your baby's skin breathe Let your little one's skin breathe with...

HAPPY FAMILY ORGANICS – CHANGING LIVES AND THE WORLD, ONE…

  • September 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Happy Family Organics, makers of ready-to-eat, nutritious and delicious organic meals, is not only changing...

Are probiotics & vitamin D beneficial for babies?

  • September 6, 2019
  • Agera Health
How do you know what health products and supplements are necessary or not when it...

BREASTFEEDING AND SLEEP

  • September 3, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Often breastfeeding and sleep are thought to be part of two different worlds. Many people...

Chicco Insect Repellent Range

  • September 2, 2019
  • Prima Baby
100% natural protection for your little ones when they need it most.  With Spring upon...

The benefits of bananas for babies

  • August 27, 2019
  • Clamber Club
The children’s song ‘Go Bananas! Eat Eat Bananas!’ carries some good advice for parents. Bananas...

Review: Mom2B Pregnancy Shakes

  • August 21, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Keeping your body at optimum levels during and after pregnancy can be tough, especially if...

BABY SENSES ANIMAL THEATRE AND FINGER PUPPET

  • August 20, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco’s Baby Senses range of toy is a developmentally engaging range of colourful toys that...

What should my toddler be doing during the day?

  • August 16, 2019
  • Skidz
PLAY! This may seem obvious, but it is essential to a child’s development. Sometimes we...

BABY SENSES VIBRATING MONKEY RATTLE AND GIRAFFE RATTLE

  • August 13, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Baby Senses Vibrating Monkey Rattle and Giraffe Rattle are two of the cutest and most...

4 Extended Breastfeeding Tips

  • August 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
As a mother that really struggled with breastfeeding I really take my hat off to the moms...

Baby monitor. Do I really need one?

  • August 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The question I get asked is ‘is it really necessary? After all my parents did...

August is breastfeeding month: Relax into breast feeding

  • August 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
 Each new mum’s circumstances are different, and they help her decide on whether to breast...

BABY SENSES MRS GIRAFFE STROLLER ROPE TOY

  • August 5, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco’s Baby Senses range of toy is a developmentally engaging range of colourful toys that...

Pregnant and too busy to eat healthily?

  • August 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Life doesn’t stop when you are pregnant. Most of us are still busy with a...

Top Product Picks for Your Baby

  • July 31, 2019
  • Scarlet Ruby Interiors
“A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.”...

4 Bottle Feeding Tips To Make Mom’s Life Easier

  • July 29, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
There are many reasons why moms bottle feed their babies. Some moms choose to feed...

Tips For Handling Your Newborn

  • July 26, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Becoming a parent is the beginning of an entirely new phase of one’s life. Caring...

Tips for Travelling with Your Toddler

  • July 19, 2019
  • Scarlet Ruby Interiors
My husband and I travelled with our two-year-old on a long-haul flight to London. Having...

Tips To Keep your Sanity As An Expecting Mom

  • July 17, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Being a mom can be quite exciting. After all, you’re bringing new life into the...

The importance of age appropriate stimulation

  • July 15, 2019
  • Skidz
There have been many studies that focus on the importance of infant stimulation. It is...

Pregnancy and Travel: Tips for Flying the Friendly Skies While…

  • July 15, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Becoming pregnant is one of the greatest gifts a woman could ever experience. Yes, you...

New parents and your baby’s health

  • July 11, 2019
  • Bonitas
Becoming a parent is a joy but it can also be overwhelming and just a...

Changing Your Baby’s Room To A Toddler’s Bedroom

  • July 9, 2019
  • Scarlet Ruby Interiors
As you watch your baby develop into a toddler and their personality starts to take...

What Every parent should know about…creating a safe sleep environment

  • July 8, 2019
  • Snuggletime
Babies spend the greater part of 12 months sleeping so it essential to provide a...

Decorating Your Baby’s Room

  • July 3, 2019
  • Scarlet Ruby Interiors
Are you planning to decorate your baby’s room? Is that a YES? Here are a...

Pregnancy and Medical Aid

  • June 28, 2019
  • Bonitas
Motherhood and pregnancy are times of great anticipation and joy. Each experience is unique but...

CHICCO BATH THERMOMETERS

  • June 28, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Parents often struggle with knowing the correct temperature of their baby’s bath water.  Whilst it...

When And How To Exercise Post Caesarean

  • June 27, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are wondering what life post caesarean surgery is going to be like, this...

The Twistshake Food Processor Product Review

  • June 24, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Recently, the Twistshake Food Processor has been introduced to South Africa. This is a remarkable...

How To Prepare For Your Caesarean Birth

  • June 20, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Preparing for a Caesarean birth is a simple, but needed, process. As with a natural...

CHICCO DIGI BABY PAEDIATRIC THERMOMETER AND FLEX NIGHT THERMOMETER

  • June 19, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Winter is coming in South Africa and flu, colds and fevers may become a reality...

Keeping Germs Away From Your Baby

  • June 19, 2019
  • Ali Samuels
Statistics have shown that nearly 70% of common illnesses are spread through the hands by people who...

Making and keeping memories

  • June 18, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
When you are pregnant or have a newborn everyone tells you that time passes by...

The Upspring High Waist C-Panty Review

  • June 17, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Upspring High Waist C-Panty is a great product for any women who has recently...

Milestones - are they important?

  • June 17, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
I had a call from a concerned parent yesterday and I realised again how hard...

What You Need To Know About C-Section Recovery

  • June 13, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
C-Section recovery is a much needed practice after welcoming your bundle of joy into the...

CHICCO COMFORT QUICK INFRARED THERMOMETER

  • June 12, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Winter is coming in South Africa and flu, colds and fevers may become a reality...

Setting your child up for success

  • June 10, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Being a parent of an eighteen-year-old that has just started university, I again realise how...

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