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#Momming 101: Bath time with baby

June 20, 2018
Just a Mamma BATH TIME WITH BABY

Remember when you were pregnant (maybe you are) and you went to prenatal classes… They would have that one class – demonstration day. The nurse would show you how to hold baby, nurse baby, sooth baby, change a diaper and even how to bath and dress baby. Viola! You know it all because obviously figuring out the basics would be the hardest part of parenting… What if we left the demos to YouTube and rather focused on the more challenging…

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Celebrate Dads this Father’s Day and WIN with Lullaby Rock

June 11, 2018
Fathers Day: Celebrate Dad

It’s Monday and with Father’s day this Sunday it’s time to give credit where credit is due. I’m talking about all the incredible fathers, doing their part in raising their kids. The men we call the great loves of our lives, the ones that stick with us – raging hormones, stretch marks, loose belly skin, saggy breasts and all! It’s time to celebrate dads and (our Mr. Perfect too). First however, confession time… Are you a parent to your kids…

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Let’s play: How to stimulate your baby during the 1st year.

May 22, 2018
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Stimulating your baby. Another hot topic causing endless confusion and doubt for so many parents. What should we do? Are we doing enough? How can we ensure our baby achieves every milestone on time? In a world of information (and stimulation) overload it’s overwhelming figuring out the best way to spend precious time with your little one. Over the years we’ve learnt to a few principles that work for us and will hopefully benefit you and your baby too. Shaped…

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#momming101: Introducing solids. Everything about baby’s 1st year!

April 23, 2018
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Let’s talk solids. What a fun new adventure! But… Different opinions on when to start weaning, how to go about it, which food to introduce first, how to prepare it all and how to prevent allergies; leave most moms overwhelmed and unsure. For us starting solids has always been a fun, positive experience and I’m happy to say we have 3 fuss-free, healthy eaters. So, I’m sharing how we approach solids. Everything from preparing that 1st purée all the way…

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Barbie Fashionistas: See your own beauty!

March 28, 2018
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Let’s talk body image… Not just your own but your little ones’ too. I’m a mother of girls. The way I love and value myself is the way they will value and love themselves. It’s a hard truth that I have had to learn but thankfully the lesson came early and the solution could be handled in a fun manner. Thanks to some help from an old, childhood friend… It all started with a theme at school, “I am special”.…

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#Momming101: Baby sleep essentials and establishing a good bedtime routine.

March 6, 2018
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Getting a full night’s sleep and establishing a good bedtime routine for baby seems to be the holy grail of parenting… It’s probably one of the most asked (and most bragged about) baby milestones parents need to deal with. If you were blessed with a good sleeper you’re deemed a winner but if your little one prefers late nights, midnight milkshakes or break of dawn wake-up calls… The advice starts pilling up, experts need to be consulted and sleep training…

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Weaning Sense : Making food FUN for everyone!

January 31, 2018

Deciding to start solids isn’t easy. With so many contradictory opinions regarding exclusive breastfeeding and allergy prevention, taking this 1st step towards the food isle can be daunting. About a month ago we took that step… After a lot of back and forth but we finally decided to start! With our older girls we went more “traditional”. Breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months but Ava was ready and eager to eat at 5 months. With the help of the Weaning Sense…

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Medela breast pumps: Why they are the best!

November 28, 2017
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Let’s be honest, breastfeeding is not easy and it doesn’t always come naturally. Sure, my second and third go was a breeze but round 1 was pretty much a 12 week nightmare! Cracked nipples – who even knew your nipples could crack? – non-stop bleeding, constant pain and discomfort, 3 rounds of mastitis, one hell of an allergic reaction to nipple creams and an unfortunate encounter with Lennon “Staaldruppels”, had me grinding my teeth and crying uncontrollably every 2 hours (feeding…

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Helping Mama recover post birth: The Ubuntu Baba Baby carrier

August 16, 2017

One truth about having babies; it doesn’t get easier. Whether natural delivery or caesarean, the challenge, pain and discomfort is inevitable and c-section number 3 was definitely more sore than 1 and 2. Recovery also took a little longer seeing as I was experiencing more pain and bleeding than I expected.(Apparently all normal for a 3rd round.) Thank goodness for our Ubuntu Baba baby carrier (and Mr. Perfect)! Life outside the womb can be lonely and as we all know most…

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Gender reveal: The girls meet baby Ava.

August 8, 2017

July 6th, 2017… The day we welcomed our 3rd baby into the world. Gender reveal time for us… After 9 months of wondering, praying and excitedly waiting we finally got to meet our 3rd little lady! YES, we had been blessed with another girl. Ava Loïs Only finding out the gender of our baby at birth was one of the most exciting and wonderful life experiences, one I highly recommend to other future parents. It’s like your birthday, Christmas and…

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