#babyjake was entirely toothless until after his first birthday. And it took really long for his top teeth to eventually emerge. But he managed to eat each and every single item on this list without teeth. I was continually amazed at how he could get every last corn kernel off a steamed mielie – with not a single tooth to assist him.
If you want to feel like the greatest mom on earth, bake some biscuits. While the cookie-dough scent wafts through your kitchen (quite plausibly the happiest smell on earth), let your little one stir the batter and then eat them fresh out the oven. The only thing that could make this Brady-Bunch-Martha-Stewart-Desperate-Housewives scenario any more peachy is the knowledge that your little tot is in fact scoffing down a super-snack loaded with protein and healthy fats. Refined-sugar free. Now how’s that for real mommy kudos. Plus they take all of 10 mins to make.
With the right balance of hipster swag and gentlemanly connoisseurship, this watch is the hallmark of the Modern Day Dad. It’s Time to Thank Dad and give the gift of time this Father’s Day
#babyjake starts his day with a superfood breakfast porridge concoction. But don’t let this intimidate you. It’s way easier than it sounds. The only trick lies in having the right ingredients. My pantry is neatly divided into 2 sections: the stuff normal people eat (for example, my stash of Coco Pops), and #babyjake’s shelf of superfoods.
Healthy eating is one of those seriously intimidating tasks. Even just perusing the Health Product Aisle at Dischem is enough to give me anxiety. The variety and choice is so overwhelming that it’s borderline terrifying. And that’s where us moms get stuck… before we’ve even had the chance to begin.
So I have narrowed it down for you. And put together this nifty little selection of goodies from Faithful to Nature – SA’s leading online organic store. Think of it as your #babyjake’s Mom Starter Kit for creating a daily powerhouse breakfast.
It may be thick, pasty and a pain in the (literal) ass to rub in, but Sudocrem has kept #babyjake 100% nappy rash free for all 18 months of his existence.
And apart from keeping his little bummy wummy soft and dry, there are many uses for this cream beyond the bum.
I can vouch for many of these (I am particularly skilled in use #14), but thankfully I don’t have much experience with others (#’s 11 and 16 would fall into this category). Whatever the ailment though, there is something in here for everyone.
This is the first, only and last blanket you’ll ever need for baby. And let’s not kid – it’s pretty cool using the same celebrity baby blanket as Prince George, Blue Ivy & Max Zuckerberg (to name drop just a few).
It’s hard to imagine why so much hype could be attached to something as simple as a baby blanket. Until I actually held an aden + anais muslin in my hands for the first time. It was legit softer than the newborn baby.
I’m always skeptical when it comes to these miracle recipes that profess to be the solution to life’s troubles in one mixing bowl. But this recipe kinda is all that and more…
It’s dairy free. Gluten free. Sugar free. It contains protein. And #babyjake just ate 3 in a row. Happy dance!
It literally only uses 3 ingredients:
- Bananas (x3)
- Blueberries (handful)
- Eggs (x4)
Of all the ridiculous baby suff that I feel was a waste of money, baby shoes are not one of them 🙂 I freaking love baby shoes. Yes, babies grow out of them quickly (so stick to buying cheap and cute). But there is nothing like a pair of teeny-tiny-real-life-miniature sneakers or pumps to complete an outfit.
The only downside to baby shoes is trying to figure out the sizes. It’s more complicated than hacking NASA. I’ve given up even trying to work it out.
I am yet to encounter a new mom whose baby sleeps flat on their back. Every time I visit a fellow new mommy friend, they’ve carefully wedged their new baba on their sides, nestled in between those little foam side wedges and sleep positioners. Why? Because they’re worried that if their little one is on their back, and spits up in their sleep, they’ll choke to death on their own vomit.
Oh moms. That is a total myth (read about more dangerous baby myths over here). Side sleeping hasn’t been recommended for the last 26 years. Back sleeping is the ONLY safe to sleep position for newborns and infants.
The beauty of these Veggie Cups is that you can use anything that’s leftover in your fridge. The only ingredient you need to have on hand is the actual gem squash. Buy a bag, steam and leave in the fridge to use each day. It will last you all week. The gem squash helps to bind the mixture together.