Sitters4U would like to welcome Samantha to the Team! Samantha is based in Table View, Cape Town and is seeking a part-time au pair position for kids of any age. Samantha is also available for babysitting. She has experience with kids of all ages and has assisted with homework and setting up study schedules. The families she has worked for adores her. She has 5 … Continue reading New Au Pair Available in the Atlantic Seaboard and West Coast, Cape Town.
I am fortunate enough to have a husband who is a very involved father. Like most mothers, I tend to be the one who worries about meals, bed times, laundry, discipline, structure and routines. My husband is the one who is more likely to fool around with our children being silly and creating laughs. This is probably why he came up with a fantastic way … Continue reading The Body Bath Time Song
What is skip counting? Skip counting is counting by the same number, other than 1. You can start counting at any number and then add the same number to get to the next number. Skip counting by 2 when you starting at 0 looks like this…..0,2,4,6,8,10……. all it is is adding the same number over and over. Benefits? Learning to skip count help kids count … Continue reading Play Time: Skip Counting
Last week we looked at the benefits of breastfeeding, but how easy is it to breastfeed? It’s supposed to be easy and natural, and for many new moms this is indeed the case, but just as many find it quite hard to get going. While a healthy newborn naturally has active sucking and rooting responses. For the infant this means they can start feeding immediately … Continue reading How Easy is it to Breastfeed?
I heard someone once say… “only the brave teach”, it can be daunting to many. More and more parents are choosing to home-school, taking on the role of teacher too! As a mother and teacher assisting families with homeschooling, I thought I’d share some tips and advice for getting started and organised. First and foremost, in order maintain sanity, I recommend that you have a … Continue reading Home-Schooling Tips
The ability to read is a vital skill for everyone. Those who cannot read are at a distinct disadvantage. Reading is critical for achieving well in school and tertiary education. Developing a child’s love of books will open up new worlds and allow their imaginations to be unleashed without limitations. Reading is essential for most forms of learning, follow instructions and many ordinary day to … Continue reading It’s Never Too Early For Books
So where do you meet these mommies-to-be who will become your ‘new you’ friends? At pre-natal class! Continue reading Preggie Pals
For many new mummies, the decision to breastfeed at first appears to be a difficult one. Many people struggle with the idea that they will breastfeed their newborn. The idea itself is foreign. For myself I certainly experienced this feeling. In day to day society breastfeeding in public is only recently becoming acceptable. There is a lot of contradictory information in the general media. They … Continue reading Is the Breast Best?
We have all heard what happens when mommy-to-be has a good giggle, or a sneeze. She tinkles a little. She is also constantly running, or waddling in this case, to the nearest ladies room. This is caused by a weakened pelvic floor. Of course, pregnancy isn’t the only cause of weakened pelvic floor muscles. Age and inactivity can also play a role. However, we mostly … Continue reading Pelvic Floor for Pregnancy
Tummy time is a vital part of your baby’s development. Babies need time on their tummies to develop strong neck, back and shoulder muscles. It also helps them learn to push up, roll over, sit up and crawl. But what if you have a baby who doesn’t like tummy time? How do you make tummy time interesting and stimulating for your baby to encourage all … Continue reading Seven Tummy Time Ideas
Sitters4U would like to welcome Olivia to our team Olivia is based in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town and is seeking a long term half day position with children of any ages. She is also available for tutoring and babysitting. Olivia has 1 and a half years of professional childcare experience. She is very passionate about children and loves working with them and helping … Continue reading New experienced Au Pair/Tutor available in the Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
Bathing is not just about cleanliness, it’s also a wonderful bonding experience for both parent and child. For any care provider in fact, bathing can strengthen not only the care providers bond with the child but from a developmental view point, beyond simply strengthening bonds, experiences in the first year of life which teach the child that he or she can trust care providers and … Continue reading Infant Care Routines – Bathing a Newborn – Topping and Tailing
Whoever it was that once said, “sleep like a baby” undoubtedly didn’t have one. Getting an infant to grow into a sleeping pattern is one of the most challenging areas of welcoming a new baby into the world, especially for first time parents. Personally, I was very lucky in this department, having had a significant amount of childcare experience by the time my own daughter … Continue reading Infant Care Routines – Sleep like a Baby
Sitters4U would like to welcome Mary to our team. Mary is based in Cape Town and is seeking a long term full day au pair position with children aged between 0 and 5 years old in the Southern Suburbs, Atlantic Seaboard, CBD or surrounds. Mary is also available for babysitting. She has 5 years of professional childcare experience and has completed an au pair, special … Continue reading New Experienced Au Pair Available in Cape Town.
Unlike most would think, bonding with your unborn baby is not something that happens miraculously. Some mommies instantly feel a bond, whilst others take longer to grow a connection. Whether you want to or not however, baby can feel when you are happy, when you are sad, when you are stressed and when you are at ease. Taking time out during your pregnancy to … Continue reading Bonding with Your Unborn Baby