Posted in babies, Brands we love, Fun Mamma SA Products we love, Parenting

Fun Mamma SA Product of the Week – Grow Baby birchwood teether

I’m a huge fan of Grow baby products and was delighted to find this little birchwood teether in a Huggies gift bag from the Mammamagic expo.

Who are Grow Baby ?

Grow baby are a proudly South African company that supply premium wooden toys and nursery decor.

Using only imported birchwood, you are guaranteed of a premium product that you can safely give to baby when purchasing from Grow baby.

All products are lovingly designed by an occupational therapist and a team of moms, ensuring that the toy you purchase is both functional, and can aid in babies growth and development.

Teethers

Made from 100% natural birchwood and finished with beeswax, these beautifully crafted, wooden teethers are designed to fit comfortably in a little hand and ease the ache in a teething babies mouth.

Introduced from about 3 months you can use these sturdy teethers to encourage baby to exploring the world by having them learn to grasp and chew.

These teethers are safe for baby as they have no choking hazards like cords or chains. They are also non toxic and anti-bacterial.

Sold in reusable bags in sets of 4 for R90* a set ,you can choose from any of the following themes:

🔹️My first friends

🔹️ My first words

🔹️Animal teether

Did you know that if you buy the teethers as a gift Grow Baby will gift wrap them if you have left a note on your order.

*price correct at time of publication

Posted in Brands we love, Mamma bears

BRAMLEY REVEALS MINI FACELIFT & NEW PRODUCT EXTENSIONS

Proudly South African skin care and cosmetic brand, Bramley recently announced the launch of their brand new look, redesigned logo, and new product developments.

Clean, simple and elegant.

The solid oval shape of their logo remained as it reflects stability and cohesiveness, whilst the newly designed logo and modern font with its thick and thin lines represent a combination of both masculinity and femininity.

New Products

Following the success of new product developments in both the Magnolia and Cocoa Heaven ranges, Bramley has extended their product offering in their Lavender range to match those in the above mentioned ranges.

With heart-notes that open to reveal rustic greenery and wonderful sweet musk, the relaxing scent of lavender is said to be stress reducing and is a wonderful fragrance for all year round.

Containing powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, Bramley’s Lavender range promises to be relaxing and therapeutic offering a calming herbal aroma.

In addition to the existing range that consists of tissue oil, talcum powder,
roll-on, and a foam bath, consumers can now look forward to the recently introduced lavender scented body
lotion, body butter and hand and nail cream.

BE YOU

In addition to the product extension of their Lavender range, Bramley also welcomes a new product offering to their BE YOU range. Just in time for the holidays, the limited-edition Be Happy and Be Real Body Spritzers (R19.99) will leave you smelling divine and feeling refreshed.

Designed for the young and vibrant individual,the BE YOU spritzer offers a gorgeous floral blend of jasmine and gardenia, whilst the BE REAL spritzer has a
sassy flare to it, infused with a floral fusion of rose, jasmine, magnolia and a touch of peach.

Furthermore,the spritzer can also be used as room and linen spray.

Treat yourself with the Be You range, you deserve it!

Gift sets

Speaking of holidays, Bramley’s luxurious gift sets make for the perfect pamper Christmas gift.

Consisting of a tissue oil, hand cream and body lotion, the gift sets are available in both magnolia and lavender.

Magnolia Gift Set, R 29.99
Infused with a luxuriously rich floral fragrance that combines the scents of Magnolia, Carnation and Rose and enriched with Vitamin E and Bio-Pharm Oil to keep your skin hydrated and protected.

The magnolia gift set contains the following products:
 Hydrating tissue oil (100ml) that will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and delightfully fragranced.
 Warmly scented and fast absorbing hand cream (45ml) that will leave your hands feeling silky and smooth.
 A moisturising body lotion rich in vitamin E and Bio-Pharm oil (60ml) that is easily absorbed and will leave your skin feeling soft to the touch.

Lavender Gift Set, R 29.99
From its delicate purple hue to its earthy floral scent and calming effect.

Bramley’s Lavender gift set consists
of the following products:
 Fragranced tissue oil (100ml) that is easily absorbed into the skin, leaving no extra oily residue behind. Leaves skin feeling soft and supple with a radiant glow.
 Hand Cream (45ml) formulated with a calming herbal aroma that will leave your hands feeling velvety soft.
 A moisturising body lotion rich in vitamin E and Bio-Pharm oil (60ml) that is easily absorbed and will leave your skin feeling silky soft.

All Bramley products are available at selected PEP stores.

Posted in Fun Mamma SA Toy of the Week

Fun Mamma SA Toy of the Week : Jeronimo -Go Fishing game

One of the toys I recently ordered was this Jeronimo – Go fishing game.

At R149 from Takealot I was rather hesitant at the actual size, quality and whether it would deliver all the flashing lights it’s review said it would.

As soon as I opened the box any doubts I may have had were gone in a flash …

Hamish loves it!

You get the scenic stickers to paste on to the bottom of the water pond. These just peel and stick and are obviously waterproof.

The game is sturdy and stable enough for indoor or outdoor play.

You will need to supply the batteries required though, but they are simple to insert.

The game is large enough for him to play with alone or as a two player game to see who can catch the most.

This would also make s great travel game as you don’t need the water to play, you can still catch the animals just from the pond.

There are 2 plastic scoops, one with holes like a sieve,which he can use to catch the fish or for water play.

Also there are 2 little fishing rods to help catch the little plastic ducks and fish. These store neatly onto the sides of the pond.

The hooks on the animal heads are large and Hamish found it easy to hook them onto the rods.

A great game for developing fine motor skills, concentration and hand eye co-ordination.

There are 6 little ducks and fish, 3 of each, and we’ve been counting them, grouping them and they can also be used in the bath.

The pond itself has flashing lights, 6 songs and vibrates slightly to move the water inside. This helps the ducks and fish to move around and you to adjust the ability level of play for the child who is catching the toy.

The tree acts as a mini waterfall and kids can pour water in the top and watch how it tuns down the sides.

Rating :

Price : R100 -R200

Age : 2 years +

Quality: 🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️

Posted in Brands we love

Festive Season Made Easy with GLAD


The Festive Season is a time for cooking, feasting and celebrating with friends and family. Let GLAD help make the holidays a little easier with their handy product range and creative tips for fun and festivities!
 
Enjoy the Festive Holidays by making the most of your time with these timesaving tips and fun ideas!

For the kids:


Let the kids decorate Glad Zip Seal Bags with stickers and paint so each one has their own storage bag for their goodies. This also makes it easy to freeze treats if they melt or simply to save them for later.

Making biscuits or cakes? Entertain the kids with decorating. Turn Glad Zip Seal Bags into icing piping bags. Fill the bags with different colour icings and cut a small hole in one corner to squeeze the icing out into lovely patterns (with less mess).

Remember to line your cake tins and baking trays with GLAD Bake & Cooking Paper to prevent food from sticking.



Planning:

Buy your groceries ahead of time to ensure you can enjoy your whole weekend, stress free!

Freeze artisanal breads ahead of time, instead of rushing out on in the morning.

Prepare as much of your cooking, as you can, in advance. Making a traditional lamb or beef roast or a braai? Season or marinate your meat in Glad Freezer Bags pop in the fridge over night, ready for cooking the next day.

Keep GLAD Bake & Cooking Paper on hand, it is a non-stick baking and cooking paper that eliminates the need to grease trays and pans enabling you to cook with no oil and less mess.

Make flavourful and interesting ice for drinks using Glad Ice Cube Bags. Add crushed berries, infuse water with mint, lemon or anything you can imagine!  Fill the bags and freeze for delicious ice to add to your beverages.



Easy Leftovers:


With every family feast there is always a surplus of food and Glad loves leftovers, so let them help with yours;
 

Package and freeze leftovers in Glad Freezer Bags, ready to be reheated.

Share leftovers with your guests by parcelling the food in Glad Zip Seal Bags or Glad Tin Foil.

Blend leftover veggies into a nutritious soup.



GLAD products have thousands of uses and you will be glad to have them around for the holidays. Make sure to put them on your shopping list to make the festive season a little easier!
 
All GLAD products are made for your convenience with the purpose of keeping your food fresh for longer.  – Saving good food. From going bad.

Please visit www.glad.co.za for more information and follow ‘GLAD SOUTH AFRICA’ on Facebook; Available in the GLAD aisle of most supermarkets




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Posted in Brands we love, Family Life

Unique affordable Christmas gifts avaliable at West Coast Fossil park

We visited The West Coast Fossil park today in Laangebaan and I popped into their curio shop for a quick look.

There were so many amazing, unique, aaffordable items that would make fantastic Christmas gifts.

If you are looking for some great Christmas ideas for junior paleontologists, archeologist or nature lovers I highly recommend the following :

1. Laser cut dinosaur puzzle to build

2. Laangebaanweg …a record of past life by Q. B. Hendley

3. Fossilized shark tooth

4. Fossilized fish

5. Fossilized skull

6. Mini dig kit ( these come in 2 sizes)

7.West coast fossil park puzzle

8. Magnets as a keepsake- pair this with a pre bought ticket

These items are only avaliable at the fossil park and it is well worth a visit whilst buying your Christmas gifts.

Posted in Brands we love, Family Life, Family Time, Health & Wellness, Parenting

Practical presents for kids who love gardening

Hamish and I love to spend our time ouside and starting a little garden with him has been a goal since I bough him home from hospital.

And whilst we’ve done a few little gardening projects, I really wanted him to be able to enjoy his new hobby with kiddy sized garden tools.

So, when I saw the stunning little garden kit from Practical presents, I knew I’d found the perfect way to start his hobby.

Who is practical presents ?

Practical presents is owned by a mom who understands the practicality of including quality essentials without breaking the budget but who is also mindful of the excitement of the little ones opening their gift.

With a range of gifts that suit most price ranges you can find practical gift hampers for a mom to be , toddlers and even for the young adult moving on their own for the first time.

I love that not only is the pricing affordable but these gift boxes can be ordered online and delivered to the child as a fun way for a distant relative, like a grandparent or aunt, to send a memory making activity.

The garden kit

Hamish’s kit contains everything you need to get your spring garden growing.

🌸watering can
🌸garden tool set
🌸decorative flower pot
🌸Starke Ayres kids flower seeds

Why you should Garden with kids

Gardening with children promotes responsibility, a love of nature and helps to strengthen the child/parent bond.

A child also learns early biology by understanding the plant life cycle and learning how to care for plants.

Our gardening experience

Hamish was very excited when we planted our little pot and there was so much giggling as he slowly dropped little stones into the pot.

Next he filled the pot with some soil, added some seeds and watered everything ,while I explained how the flower was going to grow from a seed to a plant but it needed sunlight and water.

The watering can is his absolute favourite part of this little garden kit.

When we had finished he carried the pot inside and asked about eight times if the flower had grown yet.

Wish me luck as we wait for the first seed to sprout.

* garden update …..Unfortunately Hamish overly loved his plant and gave it far to much water, so we are currently trying a second time to grow some seeds.

To order your own kits visit http://www.practicalpresents.co.za

Posted in Brands we love, Giving back, Tweens & Teens

Ms. Monopoly- Celebrating Women Trailblazers

Hasbro Introduces Ms. Monopoly – First Game in the Franchise that Celebrates Women Trailblazers

Hasbro has introduced the first-ever game in the Monopoly franchise that celebrates women trailblazers with Ms. Monopoly.

The Ms. Monopoly game marks the first time in the franchise’s history where a new character will grace the cover – and while Mr. Monopoly is a real-estate mogul, Ms. Monopoly is an advocate whose mission is to invest in female entrepreneurs.

Ms. Monopoly was created to inspire everyone, young and old as it spotlights women who have challenged the status quo. To celebrate, in lieu of Monopoly winnings, Hasbro surprised three young female inventors and entrepreneurs with the recognition they deserve – approximately $20,580 in REAL money to fuel their inventive spirit and further their projects – which just so happens to be the same amount of Monopoly money featured in the game.

You can see all of their reactions to the surprise

To celebrate, in lieu of Monopoly winnings, Hasbro surprised three young female inventors and entrepreneurs with the recognition they deserve – approximately $20,580 in REAL money to fuel their inventive spirit and further their projects – which just so happens to be the same amount of Monopoly money featured in the game.

You can see all of their reactions to the surprise here.

All of the young inventors come from very different backgrounds, but with a common goal to help others using their inventions:

  • Sophia Wang, a 16-year-old from Connecticut invented a device that can detect sinkholes before they occur, and after two years of work, her prototype is now 93% accurate. She is hoping to get it patented and in the hands of communities in Florida that are vulnerable to sinkholes.
  • Gitanjali Rao, a 13-year-old from Denver came up with an invention that helps detect lead in drinking water so that individuals can do the test themselves and get results sooner. Her goal is to create an inexpensive, easy to use, portable device so that people all around the world can use it.
  • Ava Canney, a 16-year-old from Ireland, invented a spectrometer that measures the amount of dye in candy and soda. After studying the harmful effects of additives in our food, Ava set out to help people make educated decisions about the toxins they put into their bodies.

Ms. Monopoly gives new meaning to the franchise, as properties are replaced by ground-breaking inventions and innovations made possible by women throughout history and instead of building houses, you build business headquarters. From inventions like WiFi to chocolate chip cookies, solar heating and modern shapewear, Ms. Monopoly celebrates everything from scientific advancements to everyday accessories – all created by women.

From inventions like WiFi to chocolate chip cookies, solar heating and modern shapewear, Ms. Monopoly celebrates everything from scientific advancements to everyday accessories – all created by women.

Ms. Monopoly is also the first-ever game where women make more than men – a fun spin in the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men. However, if men play their cards right, they can make more money too.

Ms Monopoly will be landing in South Africa in early December, just in time for the summer holidays and will be available from leading retailers including; Toys R Us, Toy Kingdom, Toy Zone and Takealot.com

Follow @MonopolySouthAfrica on Facebook for more information.

Posted in Brands we love, Health & Wellness, recipes

Do Good and Save Food This World food day

World Food Day 2019
Do good, save food with GLAD

Every year people from around the world come together to declare their commitment to tackle global hunger on 16 October, World Food Day.

World Food day provides an opportunity to shine a light on food waste, our environmental footprint and most importantly the 870 million undernourished people across the planet – and to reaffirm one’s commitment to ‘save good food, from going bad’ exactly like the GLAD slogan.

It is estimated that as much as a third of all food produced goes to waste, in South Africa this is equivalent to a staggering 201kg per person annually!

A portion of this happens during the production cycle and is why ‘odd-shaped’ fruit and veggies are being reintroduced by some grocery stores.

With these figures alone, it is clear, that we need to act in our daily lives to make a difference in any way we can to reduce this number.

Let GLAD help you be the hero to stop good food from going bad:

  • Begin by planning your meals ahead of time and shop accordingly. If you buy in bulk, portion and then store in GLAD Zip Seal Bags or wrap using GLAD Wrap or Press ‘n Seal and freeze, defrost as needed. For example, if three meals require broccoli, separate the large pack into three portions to store. Do the same with your fresh herbs, nuts, meat, chicken, fish and other perishables.
  • Organise your fridge, keeping items with the earlier expiration date in the front and the longest behind. Naturally use in this order too.
  • Love your leftovers! Instead of scraping leftovers into the bin, keep them for another meal, by storing in a GLAD Zip Seal Bag in the freezer. They are transparent, allowing you to see immediately what’s inside and they have a printed white strip already on them, to write the contents and date stored.
  • If you don’t eat your leftovers, share them!
  • Understand the dates on your food. After the “use-by” date food is not safe to eat, and you need to dispose of it. Add fruit and veggies to your compost heap. “Best Before” dates only indicate when the item is at its best, if it has been properly stored it can still be consumed after this date.
For GLAD, every gram counts, and we’d like to invite you to join us in being more aware this World Food Day (and beyond), to save good food from going bad. As all GLAD products are made for your convenience with the purpose of keeping your food fresh for longer.

Please visit www.glad.co.za for more information and follow ‘GLAD SOUTH AFRICA’ on Facebook; All products are available in the GLAD aisle of most supermarkets

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Posted in Brands we love, preschoolers, Toddlers

Saving the day with Lieflap superhero felt dress up dolls

Hamish is a typical boy who loves anything to do with superheroes.

He spends hours submerged in imaginary play, pretending to be Batman or Superman as he saves the day from evil.

So, when I came across these little felt dress up dolls from Lieflap I knew they would be a hit with my adventure loving little boy.
The set comes in an attractive carry bag that has big strong plastic pockets on the outside to store your dolls in.
I was impressed that the pockets are wide enough for little hands to easily slide the dolls in and out.

The bag zips opens to reveal velcro strips on which to store clothing, masks and accessories.
Each one  of the pieces is handmade with so much attention to detail.
Hamish recieved this stunning superhero kit on Saturday and immediately launched into play. Inventing a make believe crisis for the  Hulk and Batman to rush off to and save the day.


As a young girl I remember spending hours playing with my paper dolls and love that these little felt dolls will give Hamish the same joy.


It’s the perfect quiet time activity, great for travel, classrooms, play therapy or to gift .


His kit included:

  • A green hulk
  • 2 boy dolls
  • A batman outfit and mask
  • A spiderman outfit and mask
  • An iron man outfit and mask
  • And a superman outfit and Cape


Lieflap do a beautiful range of princesses and other characters/accessories aswell.

For more information contact https://www.facebook.com/lieflap1/
Posted in babies, Brands we love, Parenting, preschoolers, Toddlers

6 reasons I love this eco friendly giraffe play mat from Babyluv

We live in a really small space that is mostly tiles and I’ve been looking for a playmat to put down for Hamish to play on.

I specifically wanted one that was easy enough to move around to the area he wanted to play in and that I could take with us if we headed for a picnic or to the beach.

When I saw the Babyluv eco friendly animal play mats I knew I had found the mat I was looking for.

Why a giraffe ?

Looking at the cute designs of bunny, elephant and giraffe I chose the friendly lookng giraffe as he loves giraffes.

If you follow us on Instagram you would have seen the absolute delight on Hamish’s face when he recieved this package. He fell in love with the giraffe and insisted on putting the play mat on his bed to sleep on that night.

Why I love the eco friendly playmat

Firstly, the size…. it’s perfect for babies tummy time all the way up to preschool playtime, ensuring that you are investing in a product you can use for a while.

The mats come in two sizes and this is a large which measures 145cm x 195cm

Secondly, design …it’s just too cute. Hamish fell in love with the friendly giraffe and it will compliment most homes.

It’s the perfect play mat or carpet for bedrooms, playrooms, classrooms, travel, speech therapy, or rainy days at home.

Thirdly, its portable …this playmat folds up into a much smaller size and can be kept or transported in the little bag it comes with making it great for taking along to the beach, on a picnic, playdate or on holiday.

Fourthly, its non slip. ..Soft anti slip cloth underneath allows your kiddies to jump, roll and slide all over the mat without it moving.

Fifthly, its soft … it’s so soft that if you were out your little one , or bigger one could nap on it comfortably.

This breathable mat was made with comfort in mind.

And finally…. it’s easy to clean.

The mat is MACHINE WASHABLE and you can tumble dry (gentle/low) or drip dry.When cleaning use a mild detergent, no bleach. You can also use warm iron if needed to get any creases out afer washing.

This little mat is perfect for childhood adventures and I see many reading moments and puzzle play happening here for us as I love to play on the floor with Hamish.

For more information please contact http://www.babyluv.co.za

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