Every mother knows that a baby carrier is one of the first things that one should consider when buying their baby stuff. However it can be quite easy to forget about it during the process of tons of administration that you have to handle during and after the pregnancy.

Dads Love Carriers...

Carriers and fathers have become the best of friends the past two years, dad's have become comfortable and wearing a "daddy carrier" with pride, it is somehow become a very stylish and trendy thing to do. Most pictures labelled 'cute' have been of dads and their babies in the carrier. Plus, I figure the dad's can agree with me when I say that they would much rather have a baby carrier than putting the baby on the back using a towel or blanket, because with a carrier - they can either choose to do it on the back or on the chest.

Why Is It So Life Changing?

Not only is it great because you get to be hands-free, it is absolutely amazing because it's very easy to use. Okay! I will be honest, some baby carriers look like the most complicated thing ever, almost like a mosquito net 😅🙈 but once you get the hang of it, it is the best thing since sliced bread.

Fashion Carriers

For the stylish mum and dad, carrier makers have become quite innovative in making sure that the bring fashion into the mix, making use of unique shapes, colours, patterns and tying techniques.

Now let's take a look at stores in Joburg where you can find this amazing life changing product... cuteness overload.

Baby Carriers Joburg

Noonoo Pie

Let's start off by acknowledging the cuteness of this name, Noonoo Pie. Sounds absolutely adorable, and best believe that their baby carriers are just as adorable.

They boast with high quality products, made from 95% of the best cotton and lycra for stretch. They also have what I would call delicate colours, their selection is beautiful. Noonoo Pie is originally from Durban however you can make purchase online.

Baby Carriers Joburg

Ubuntu Baba

Ubuntu Baba is the best baby carrier spot if you want to get bigger sizes too. They have really cool options and colours.

This cuteness overloaded place is situated in Cape Town, but does however have an online purchase option. Ubuntu baba also has doll carriers for the kids - it's like a mini version of the carrier for your "minnie me" 😊. Too cute! Another cherry on top has to be the teething pads that you can sling onto the carriers to catch all the 'droolzies'.

Baby Carriers Joburg

Babies R Us

Babies R Us has been around for many years, and yep! they get better with time. So if you are looking for a spot where you can find anything from traditional baby carriers, stylish carriers as well as car seats, this is definitely the place you need to visit.

The design and colour options come in a wide variety allowing you more to choose from so check them out.

A little cherry on top for you - Maternity Wear Stores.

What Is It?

The Baby Show UK, is overjoyed to announce that they will be going global and rejoice Joburgers, because it will be launching in Johannesburg. Meeting up with the leading industry expert, Meg Faure as she talks about the following topics; Pregnancy Sense, Baby Sense, Parent Sense and Play Sense. So come get informed and let the kids play as well. For the parents, there will be a chance for you to familiarise yourself with some baby products, and learn how to use them. They are catering everything you need for bump, baby and you.

When Is it?

Friday, 28 September 2018 - Sunday, 30 September 2018. These are the following times:

When Is It?

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and Convention Centre, Corner R55 and Allandale Road, Midrand, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Ticket prices will be updated on 20 June 2018 from 09:00. Click here to get more ticket information.

For More Information 

Visit their Facebook page for more details.

Baby

Going into the hospital to have my baby was the most terrifying experience. I had no idea what to expect, and because I had never stayed over in a hospital before, and I was even more uncertain about what lay in store.

I remember packing my hospital bag in the first trimester. My hubby thought I was crazy, but the OCD in me just couldn’t comprehend not being absolutely ready for when the big day came. And then the big day did come, and I realised that 90 per cent of what I had packed was completely irrelevant. So, if you’re about to have a baby, to save you the stress, I’ve put together a list of essential vs non-essential items to pack in your baby bag.

Essentials for mom:

Essentials for baby:

Most hospitals tend to provide everything you need for your baby in the form of nappies, lotions, medicine and cream.* Check with your hospital beforehand, and if they do provide the above, then don’t waste your time bringing your own. Rather, pack:

My time in the maternity ward was one of the highlights of having a baby. Those four days, surrounded by staff, family, friends and my newborn were absolutely wonderful. Use that time to relax and embrace your new role of motherhood as much as possible!

*Please note that I have based this list on what an average private Hospital provides, and not a Government one.

By Kate Kearney

HOLISTIC FAIR

When:
Saturday, 31st of March and Sunday, 1st of April

Time:
9am to 5pm daily

Where:
Leeuwkop Prison Mess Hall, Main Road (M71), at the back of the Kyalami Race Cource, Midrand

This popular Body Mind & Soul Event is Gauteng's largest monthly festival of well-being, packed with holistic activities, alternative products and services and motivational free lectures.

Exhibitors will offer a wide variety of cross-cultural goods and services. Visit the psychics and clairvoyants who may provide valuable guidance for all those daily concerns! Trained Angel Card Readers may assist you in making decisions with the help from the Angelic Realms. There will be loads of enchanted gifts and goodies, affordable books and Edenvale Community Centre, faeries and dragons, Gothic swords, crystals, air purifiers, incense, beautiful jewellery, feng shui products, mind power technology, dream catchers, the ever popular Angel & Fairy Cards and much, much more! Delicious food throughout the weekend will also be sold.

There will be a wonderful line-up of guest speakers to improve your mood and add sparkle to your spirit! Come and listen to free talks on various subjects of a spiritual nature, to promote harmony, peace, balance and wholeness in your life! Only R10 entrance per day will give you access to at least 4 talks per day, including the free screening of the much talked about movie "The Secret" on Saturday, as well as Live Crossing-Over Sessions each day.

If you would like to receive directions to the venue, as well as the programme with the Speakers' Schedule in advance, please contact Danie or Berrie (contact details alongside).

Upcoming BMS Events:
Saturday, 5th and Sunday, 6th of May - Edenvale Community Centre
Saturday, 26th and Sunday, 27th of May - Blairgowrie Recreation Centre