While adults may be cursing over the inconvenience of the next load shedding session, kids are also being affected by the dark. This can be a big challenge when your bedside light is off and the monsters under the bed feel closer than ever. But because Sustainable.co.za wants to help all South Africans live in the light, they’ve got a host of fun, child-friendly toys and lights to help our little ones deal with the dark.
1. Pink Solar Lamp – R185.00
The nifty pink solar lamps light up automatically in the dark, leaving no bedroom pitch black. Simply leave your solar jar on your window sill, or in a sunny area, for the solar cell to recharge the battery. This will provide power for the LED lamp at night. In frosted pink or white, the lamp provides a bright light that’s watertight with no visible switches, perfect for curious hands. (There is an override switch inside the lid if you would like to turn it off.)
Ally, the founder of 4 A Kid, sent my kids a little goodie box a while ago and my oh my… Mikayla completely flipped out. Why?
Well, because of this….
I am trying really hard to lead an environmentally friendly lifestyle, one thing I have not quite grasped is not using disposable diapers.
I am a working mom and the last thing I need is extra chores or more things to do in the evenings or on weekends! It is for this reason that I have always held off on using cloth diapers – in my mind it really was just too much effort. Nadia from Tiny Hiney offered to let me try out the Charlie Bananna One Size Pocket Nappy and the Size Small Pocket Diaper before committing, to show me that it really is not as bad as I think it is! I am not a cloth nappy connoisseur at all, this was my first try and this review will be from the perspective of a first time cloth nappy using mommy! Continue reading
Last week we got such a lovely suprise delivery…Elena from Croshka Designs sent Mikayla the most gorgeous crochet beanie and little Knox got spoiled with a crochet pair of shoes. The quality is out of this world – thank you so much Elena.
Founded in 2010 by parent-team Annelize Geldenhuys, Jackie Lowe and Shannon Lowe, Green.Kid Stainless was created out of the desire to bring a 100% safe solution to the concerning problems posed by using plastic baby bottles to feed our children. Armed with the knowledge of the hidden dangers found in most baby bottles, they set out to find a revolutionary, eco-friendly and modern approach to baby and child feeding gear.
Being very environmentally concious, I have always wondered about glass bottles… Green.Kid sent me their glass baby bottle to review and I must admit – it is much more durable than I thought. I love this product, and ordered myself a couple more.
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I first learned about the Lalaba Carry Blankie when I met Claudine at the Mama Magic Expo – it is such a clever little thing and I just knew I had to have one for my little boy (I was still pregnant at the time).
I remember one of the biggest problems I had when Mikayla was a baby was that she would fall asleep in her car seat while we were driving and the moment we would take her out she would wake up… and good luck getting her back to sleep after that. Fast forward four years of brilliant inventions and in steps the Lalaba!
At first I was a little worried about the safety of this product… was it not going to ‘fold my baby in half’? Or what if he slips out? what if the handles break? After very cautiously testing it on my 6kg boy, I am happy to report that as long as you use it right, it is safe as can be.
The padded hooded area keeps your baby’s head and neck in position. The face is always visible and the hood can also be folded backwards. The padded hood of the Blankie prevents your baby from sliding. The left over material at the bottom of your baby’s feet is folded over. The drawstring distributes the weight of the baby equally across the Blankie. It is recommended for babies 0 – 6 months.
The Lalaba blankie is rather a method of blanketing and lifting your baby and is not classified or should be not be used as a sling or carrier.
The Lalaba Lifting Blankie was tested by a SANAS accredited Lab and received a Load Safety Certificate from CME.
So what is so amazing about the Lalaba Carry Blankie?