What needs to be in your nappy bag for your baby?

The one great thing about owning Babalove is that I often get to chat to new moms about products – questions they have, concerns they share and shopping sprees that they want. After chatting to a newbie mom this morning, her main question was – “I have the nappy bag, what do I need to put in it?

As strange as this sounds’, I remember thinking the exact same.

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Travelling with your child, how do you occupy them without them creating a scene on the plane?!

Planning a trip with your child is always an exciting thought and process. Selecting a destination, booking the tickets, applying for the visas and packing can be very exciting….

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Save over R10 000 when you use Cloth Nappies, no jokes – we worked it out

Time & time again people have mentioned the massive cost savings of using Cloth Nappies versus disposable nappies… Not to mention the environmental benefits!

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Are bumpers a danger in the cot? Or are they a safety-must?

As an online baby store & a mother, the question of stocking bumpers came up quite a few times.

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Expecting a baby, Expecting to Breastfeed, Do you need to buy baby bottles & what brand?

I follow loads of groups on Facebook where moms ask questions about bottles and breast feeding, not quite knowing what they should do. Often it’s along the lines of they are about to have a baby & want to exclusively breast feed, do they still need to buy baby bottles & formula?
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Normal Teething Toys or Sophie the Giraffe…? Which works better? We test it out!

I have tried both Sophie the Giraffe and Munchkin teething toys on my little one. While Sophie looks great, hand-made and painted in France, priced high… one would think it is the solution to teething pains. Well, my son loves to PLAY with Sophie but as for teething – no luck there!
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How do you keep your bottles warm during load-shedding? We FINALLY have the solution!

How annoying is it when you suddenly get that notification on your phone “load-shedding will start at 5pm” and then shortly after that, you see “stage 2 is now active”…. What’s worse is when you look at the schedule and realize that it will be off during bottle time! And, of course, your precious bundle really enjoys warm bottles.

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UIF drama? Too many documents? Late payment's? SCREAM!

I often read the stress & drama that moms go through when claiming UIF while on maternity leave.

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Babalove to offer baby, toddler & mom product gift subscriptions & boxes? Or not?

One of the ideas a client came to us, asking us to do – is monthly/bi-monthly subscribe boxes for babies & mommies. There are already quite a few companies out there that do this & we have even subscribed to one for our son… However, we are in 2 minds about this & would love to know what you think?
 
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To inject your child with the flu or risk catching the virus….

This is such an important topic – and can be quite a controversial one. My son & I actually had the flu already this year & it was HORRIBLE! I am so glad that my husband didn’t get it – imagine ‘man flu’, sick toddler & me having to do everything…. Eeek!
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