Sitters4U would like to welcome Laurie to the team! Laurie is based in the City Bowl of Cape Town and is seeking a full day au pair position, with children aged between 0 and 5 years old. Laurie comes highly recommended, she is reliable and is able to take initiative. Laurie has many years of experience working with special needs children from birth into adulthood. … Continue reading Au Pair Available in the City Bowl, Cape Town
Over the last few weeks we have been exploring the topic of breastfeeding. Today we investigate the let-down reflex and how to make sure yours is working well. Stress, anxiety, baby blues, and post partum depression can interfere with your let-down reflex. The let-down reflex is your bodies natural release of milk into the milk ducts, triggered by hormones that are released when your baby … Continue reading The Let-Down Reflex – Breastfeeding
It’s a big worry for a lot of new moms. The question, is my baby getting enough milk? It’s a question which tends to create stress for new mummies during what should be a beautiful period in a mother’s life, is worrying about producing enough milk. It’s very rare for women not to produce enough milk but it may take a while for you to … Continue reading Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk? – Breastfeeding
Last week we looked at how easy it is breastfeed and noted that there are some challenges that women face when breast feeding. Today we look at some of the physical challenges that may arise. When making the decision to breastfeed, it’s a good idea to review the possible challenges with your partner so that should these challenges arrive your well informed partner can provide … Continue reading What are Some of the Common Challenges of Breast Feeding?
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?
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
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