*** Just a heads up…I do not usually do reviews, this is just an honest opinion from one mom to another about a product that I was blessed to find and I am so excited to share with you! I did not get any payment / compensation for writing this review.*** In the months leading … Continue reading Looking for a travel stroller? Banimal Kids stroller.
“All you need to know is that it’s possible.” -Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker So many many hours of planning, wondering, worrying, waiting, packing and packing again finally culminated on the 26th of August at OR Tambo airport when we could check in all our baggage and go through customs. We were on our way … Continue reading Travelling to Europe with an (almost) 1yr old
I have carried our beautiful little boy for about 18 months now. The first 9 months he was underneath my heart, safely tucked away in my uterus, and the last 9 months he was in my arms, snuggled against my chest. It has been my favourite adventure in life thus far, but definitely also the … Continue reading Nine months in, Nine months out… a reflexion
Since our little baby was born I have been acutely aware of his weight. Initially we went for weekly weight checks at our baby-clinic to determine whether he was gaining well. It is one of the few ways to determine if he was getting enough breast milk. I even went to buy a bathroom scale … Continue reading When your baby wants to be Peter Pan – weight gain problems
One of my biggest mom-fails/pediatrician-fails to date must be the episode with the oral thrush… 'Love never fails' 1 Cor 13:8 I still feel really red-in-the-face when I tell this story, but it is important to share. I think we all try our very best as moms to do only what is best for baby, … Continue reading The oral thrush episode…
In my 3rd year in medical school we had a few lectures on breastfeeding. Firstly a lecturer from the Physiology department taught us exactly how the hormones oestrogen and progesterone assists in the development of glandular tissues in the breast, and the changes that take place in the areola and nipple as you go through … Continue reading My Breastfeeding Journey
“ …A little child, born yesterday, a thing on mother’s milk and kisses fed…” Hymn to Mercury (one of the Homeric Hymns written in the 6th century), translated from Greek by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Babies have been breastfed since the beginning of time. It is interesting to read about the history of infant feeding and … Continue reading Mother knows breast – benefits of breastfeeding for baby (Part 2)