You know how the saying goes… you don’t go to Dis-Chem to buy what you need – Dis-Chem will tell you what you need. This couldn’t be truer for moms – we always end up buying a whole extra basket of things we didn’t plan on buying – especially when we shop for our little ones.
So, the next time you hit Dis-Chem, or any other baby store keep an eye out for these cool new products for you and your baby…
Tommee Tippee Grobag Easy Swaddle, R398
Swaddling your baby helps them feel snug and secure, just like when they were in your tummy. Wrapping them in a swaddle with their arms close to their chest reduces the startle reflex, which can wake them up, so it helps babies and the rest of the family enjoy a better night’s sleep.
The full Grobag sleep range is available at Baby City, independent retailers, online from Takealot and the Tommee Tippee store.
Chicco Next2Me Co-Sleeper, R3 399
The Next2Me Co-Sleeper from Chicco’s new Air Range has been updated from the standard Next2Me Co-Sleeper. It’s now adjustable to the height of your bed and also has an adjustable side panel with no zips The breathable mesh for the sides not only provides better ventilation for your baby, it also gives you a better view of your little one. Best of all: the removable side makes breastfeeding easier evenat night.
The benefits of a co-sleeper:
- Allows you to breastfeed without disturbance or fully waking baby
- Reassures baby you’re close by
- Provides assurance if you worried about SIDS
- Helps create a stronger bond between you and your baby
- Allows you to give your baby extra cuddles when needed
- Provides your baby with the independence they need in their own bed while giving you and your partner your own sacred space.
Vital Baby Nurture Easy Pour Breast Milk Storage Bags, R180
The Vital Baby Nurture Easy Pour Breast Milk Storage Bags have a unique design that makes it simple to fill, store and easy to transport. The leak-proof seal ensures no milk is lost when storing breast milk in the fridge or freezer and the wide neck and free-standing base of each storage bag makes it easy to fill. When you’re ready to use the stored breast milk, there’s a special easy-pour spout. There are 30 x 250ml bags in each box, so you can always have breast milk on hand when you need it.
Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser, R88
Childs Farm’s award-winning, mildly fragranced, baby moisturiser contains some of nature’s finest ingredients. It’s been specially formulated to help protect and hydrate your baby’s delicate skin, plus it’s dermatologist and paediatrician approved.
With gorgeous shea and cocoa butter, you’ll even want to use it for yourself!
*Suitable for newborns and upwards, and can be used on babies with sensitive and eczema-prone skin.
Available at Baby City stores nationwide, selected Clicks, Pick n Pay and Babies R Us stores, selected Checkers stores in Gauteng as well as online at www.takealot.com, www.loot.co.za and www.babiesafrica.com.
Tommee Tippee Soft Sippee, R169 (230ml with handles)
With its super soft spout, that feels familiar and is gentle on sensitive gums, and easy-grip handles (230ml only), the Soft Sippee encourages your little one to learn to hold and tip a cup as they start their journey to big kid drinking skills. The new Soft Sippee Cup also helps develop your baby’s sipping action, keeping that soft familiar feel when transitioning from bottle to cup. With its bite-resistant, soft silicone spout, it’s gentle on gums but tough enough to withstand those little bites.
Plus, the funky, leak-proof cap prevents spills when you’re on the go.
Available at Baby City, independent retailers, online from Takealot and the Tommee Tippee Store.
Philips AVENT Comfort Breast Shell Set, R384.71
Now this is super handy to have! The ultra-soft breast shells are worn inside your bra to protect your nipples from chafing and to collect excess breast milk when feeding or using a breast pump. The ventilated shells protect sore or cracked nipples and help them heal quicker. Their gentle pressure helps relieve engorgement and the holes allow air to circulate around the nipple.
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