Some in-the-know SA moms share the baby items no new mama should have to do without.
Some of our favourite SA Mommy Bloggers have picked the baby products that make mom life so much easier, you won’t be able to imagine life without them – and the best news is they’re all available with your RCS Card. Swipe your card today and get up to 55 days interest-free, or call the call centre on 0861 729 727 to get a cash advance!
A PROPER NAPPY BAG
It will be your trusty companion for at least two years so pick one that you’ll want on your arm every day. “Two toddlers definitely means that I do not pack lightly,” says Simone from The Mum Blog. “Spending a little more on a nappy bag with lots of compartments will take you a long way. As a mom, you would rather have everything in your bag than forget the one thing that your baby is going to cry for!” Baby Boom has a great selection like the Tan Laminated Shopper Bag (R1 100, pictured) and the Mommy and Baby Handbag Melaine in black (R900).
A SUPPORTIVE CHAIR
Oh, the hours you’ll spend cradling your baby, willing them to either eat or fall asleep. “Choose a chair that has great back support. It can really help on those long breastfeeding nights!” says Simone. The classic Harper Occasional Chair (R4 995, Coricraft) has lots of soft padding and low armrests. For a modern look, throw an oversized cushion on the Gozo Rocking Chair (R2 499, @home, pictured). Whichever you choose, make sure you can get up hands free!
Mira from blog Real Life Mum decided to get a humidifier when her son was born. “It was recommended by our pediatrician that we purchase one. The benefits of a humidifier for a baby include healthier skin, a happier nose and better, deeper sleep.” The Vicks Cool Mist Sweet Dream Humidifier (R899, Clicks) provides some white noise and can be used with Vicks Vapopads to relieve congestion. The added bonus is the sweet projection feature that acts as a night light. It creates a soothing bedtime environment and gives just enough light for nighttime feeds.
A DIGITAL THERMOMETER
No one understands the stress of waking up to a hot baby better than mom-of-four Laura-Kim from blog Harassed Mom. “A trustworthy thermometer is a must-have item in your medicine box! I used a great little digital thermometer that worked on both the forehead and the ear in seconds.” Try the Thermoval Ear and Forehead Thermometer (R420, Clicks). A non-invasive option for wriggly or sleeping babes is the latest Braun No Touch Thermometer (R1 049, Clicks).
AN AMAZING PRAM
“I love Doona because it is super convenient and easy to use – it literally takes less than a minute to change from a car seat to a stroller,” says Shan from You, Baby and I. Keep outings stress free with the clever Doona pram available at Baby Boom (R5 999, pictured).
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Swipe your RCS Card to take home the baby gear that will help you be the best mama in town. Your RCS Card gives you access to the RCS Shopping Network of over 24 000 retailers, including SA’s top baby stores. You’ll also get up to 55 days interest-free and flexible payment options, so sign up today!
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* Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.