Whether you’re looking for a new skin lotion for your baby, or a toothpaste for your toddler, we have the inside scoop on what’s new for babies and kids.
Moms are raving about Bubblegummers, Bata’s trendy new range of children’s shoes. Besides being super cool and trendy, they are designed to support little feet during the fundamental years of a child’s life. Sizes range from toddler size 6-10 and kids’ size 11-3.
Prices range from R299.95 to R399.95. Available at selected Edgars stores and online at Zando.
Munchkin Miracle 360° Cup
Did you know dentists recommend spoutless cups for toddlers because sippy cups can prevent the tongue from maintaining a natural position. The spoutless Mircacle 360° Cup supports normal muscle development in a child’s mouth.
Priced from R249 at Clicks, Dis-Chem, Makro, Baby Boom and online at takealot.com.
Angelcare On-The-Go Travel Nappy Bag Dispenser
Here’s a handy solution for on-the-go moms. Just pop the convenient dispenser filled with a perforated roll of nappy bags in your bag to effectively lock away a smelly nappy when you’re on the move. Each roll has 25 bags and refills can be bought separately.
Price: R117. Available from Clicks.
The Organix range is made from 100% pure organic grains and fruit, making it the perfect all-in-one meal for weaning little ones. Their pureed meals are contained in feeding pouches to make mealtimes mess-free for babies 6 months and older. It’s available in two delicious new flavours: Just Apple, Pineapple & Coconut, and Just Apple, Strawberry & Quinoa.
R33.99 for 100g. Available from Clicks.
Clicks Expert Specialised Care Range Junior
This great new skin care range for has been formulated by experts to deliver specialist care for your little one’s skin. The Clicks Expert Body Cream Junior Sensitive Skin, available in 500g, is expertly formulated using only essential, effective ingredients to care for young, sensitive skin. With the Allergy Foundation of South Africa’s stamp of approval, you won’t have to worry about adverse skin reactions. There’s also a moisturising bath oil and foaming bath milk available in the range.
The Clicks Expert Body Cream (500g), R89.99. Available from Clicks.
Iwori Beauty of Africa Baby Range
Kind and gentle on skin, the Iwori Marula Baby Care products are formulated with organic African marula oil which has been responsibly sourced by local women in Namibia. Rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, the 2-In-1 Ultra-Nourishing Body & Face Lotion (400ml) deeply nourishes and moisturises delicate skin, leaving baby’s skin soft and supple. There’s also a Baby Body Oil in the range.
Iwori Marula Baby 2-In-1 Ultra-Nourishing Body & Face Lotion (400ml), R55.99. Available from Clicks.
Taking care of those pearly whites
Pure Beginnings Vanilla Mint Toothpaste, R47. Available online from faithful-to-nature.co.za
This toothpaste is recommended for ages 3 years and up. It contains xylitol, which research shows kills cavity-causing bacteria. It’s also safe to swallow should your little one accidentally forgets to spit it out after brushing.
Eco-Awesome Toothpaste (Bubble Berry – Kids), R139.95. Available online from lovedbynature.co.za
Naturally flavoured, this paste tastes just like fruity-flavoured bubblegum but doesn’t include any harmful ingredients like triclosan, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), artificial sweeteners, fluoride, propylene glycol, dethanolamine (DEA), or micro-beads.
Childs Farm 30+ SPF Sun Spray
Childs Farm has a new water-resistant SPF 30 sun cream formulation to protect children’s skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, while keeping their skin moisturised and hydrated. It’s also dermatologist and paediatrician approved for sensitive skin and is safe for use on kids prone to eczema. There is also an after-sun lotion available in the range.
R218 for 125ml. Available online from loot.co.za.
Xanet is an award-winning journalist and Living and Loving’s digital editor. She has won numerous awards for her health and wellness articles and was a finalist for the Discovery Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011 for the Discovery Best Health Consumer Reporting and Feature Writing category. She is responsible for our online presence across social media channels and makes sure our moms have fresh and interesting articles to read every day. Learn more about Xanet Scheepers.