How Easy is it to Breastfeed?

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?

It’s Never Too Early For Books

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

Infant Care Routines – Bathing a Newborn – Topping and Tailing

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

New Experienced Au Pair Available in Cape Town.

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.

Play Time: Manners Managed

We have spoken about the importance of manners in previous posts, especially for older children, but at what point can we really start teaching our little ones the intricacies of manner culture? Of course we lead by example and aim to show courtesy in our behavior in front of children, which of course does ingrain in their young minds, but what and when can we … Continue reading Play Time: Manners Managed

Experienced Night Nurse/ Au Pair in Southern Suburbs, Cape Town

Sitters4U would like to welcome Bianca to the Team! Bianca is based in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town and she is seeking a full time night nurse or au pair position with children age 0 to 3 years old. Bianca is also available for babysitting. She has over 4 years of professional childcare experience and has completed an Advanced Certificate in Child Psychology. Bianca … Continue reading Experienced Night Nurse/ Au Pair in Southern Suburbs, Cape Town

Au Pairing: Is it for Everyone?

What Au pair Wannabe’s Should Know: Many young people go through a time in their lives where they are easily attracted to the life of being an au pair because from the outside it looks like easy money. “I’ll just be looking after a couple of kids. No problem!” But is this what au pairing really is about, or do we need to re-educate society … Continue reading Au Pairing: Is it for Everyone?