Home » Tips and Advice

Tips and Advice

Olli Organics

Hello Moms and Dads, we’re Olli™, a range of baby foods and toddler snacks made in South Africa. We set out to create a range of foods and snacks made from top quality, real ingredients, carefully prepared to preserve their taste and...Read More »

The art of breast milk expression

By Sister Lilian for Baby City Manual expression of breast milk in the early days of life has been shown to be as, if not more, effective than using a a pump, and less inclined to hurt sensitive breast tissue. And yet, many women end up needing to store breast milk...Read More »

Breastfeeding Basics

There’s no denying that breastfeeding is vitally important and has incredible benefits impacting the rest of Baby’s life – are you feeling the pressure? Please don’t, asks Sister Lilian!

Breastfeeding also happens to be one of the most natural things in the world and both you and Baby instinctively know...Read More »

Nuby Pacifier Story

Nuby Natural Flex Cherry Pacifier
• The Nuby Natural Flex Cherry Pacifier has a classic cherry silicone baglet and the advanced hygienic air system reduces skin irritation
• The Pacifiers oscillating movement mimics the natural flexing of the breast
• All Silicone Pacifier
• BPA Free
  Nuby Citroganix Paci-wipes
• Nûby™ Pacifier & Teether...Read More »

Are you a dummy if you give Baby a dummy

By Sister Lilian for Baby City 2017 The most important thing one needs to understand the difference between ‘sucking’ and ‘suckling’ – the former is what happens when using a bottle or dummy teat, while suckling is the reflexive bio-emotional survival activity that takes place at a mother’s breast. If suckling...Read More »

What a special time pregnancy is!

By Sister Lilian Pregnancy is a time for celebration – of new life, of expectancy, of families coming into being, of growing the next generation. It is a time of optimism and looking ahead, of creativity and a spurt of planning energy. Excitement and anxiety often go hand in hand, and...Read More »

Win a Yookidoo Rooster "Shake Me" Rattle and Pull Along Whistling Duck

Pull Along Whistling Duck, (Ages 1-3yrs) The 2-in-1 favorite pull toy! Hours of fun with the pull along whistling duck that whistles and sings as its pulled along. Stops singing when not in motion. Patented. · A battery operated whistling duck that whistles and sings...Read More »

Expressing Breast Milk

Most moms will express milk at one or other time in their ‘breastfeeding career’; whether because Baby is in a neonatal unit and they need to keep up their milk supply, they aren’t always around to feed Baby, illness prevents breastfeeding for a time, they need to return to work,...Read More »

Orchard Foods

Orchard Baby & Toddler Foods was born out of the need to provide babies and toddlers with naturally nutritious meals, that contain no junk or preservatives. Each meal is carefully prepared in small batch quantities to ensure that each jar gets the love and attention it deserves, using only farm...Read More »

Holiday fun in the sun

Summer days should be filled with family happiness, fresh air and sunshine. Sister Lilian gives you pointers to make the most of the holidays. Travel savvy sets the tone These five points will get your holiday off to a good start: 1. Buy inexpensive, special toys that you only bring out in the car...Read More »

More than a metal

Over and above being a precious metal and a valuable commodity, silver has been found to have remarkable healing attributes. Conventional doctors use colloidal silver as a balm for burns and wounds and as an anti-bacterial coating in the lining of catheters. Homeopaths and holistic practitioners have always trusted silver as...Read More »

Sangenic Tec Nappy Disposal System

Tommee Tippee has baby changing equipment to make nappy disposal a quicker, safer and altogether easier experience. Our nappy bins use an ingenious patented design to individually wrap every nappy, sealing it away in antibacterial, odour-control film. No more whiffs, no more trailing outside to the bin, just one quick...Read More »

Car Safety

The statistics speak for themselves, the number of child victims of road accidents is still too high. Risky driving, lack of respect for speed limits, or the lack of use of safety devices, that research has proven can significantly reduce the consequences of an accident.

The most important safety...Read More »

Happy Baby Happy Mom

Happy Family believes that health and happiness go hand-in-hand. All of the products are USDA certified organic and each product offers unique benefits for children at different stages. The product range includes pouches, snacks and cereals as follows: • Stage 1 Simple Combos pouches bring fruits and vegetables...Read More »

Winter health in little ones

By Sister Lilian 2016 © Winter is when coughs and colds rear their heads, throats burn, noses run and ears ache! This does not always signal a health crisis. In the early years of life, children are the most prone to airway and related infections. The winter ailments very often have...Read More »

Starting Solids

Introducing solid foods to your baby is one of the most delightful experiences of parenthood. She’s growing up! He’s not a newborn anymore! Feeding solids to baby can also come with unnecessary challenges and questions about what the healthiest options are for your little one and how...Read More »

Gear Guides - What is a Travel System

One of the most important decisions with regards to gear for your baby, is how you are going to travel with them. Experts suggest that you will need a car seat for trips in the car, a pram for travelling on foot and possibly a carry cot for short naps...Read More »

Layette from Baby City

All you need for your baby's nursery. Click here to download this comprehensive guide.   ...Read More »

Choosing the right pram

    • Will it suit my lifestyle? If you do a lot of walking, you’ll need a sturdy model with good suspension. If you rely on public transport, size, weight and portability are essential considerations. Check how quick and easy it is to fold for catching a bus or negotiating a flight...Read More »

Wondering what to expect and when?

Many find it easy to work out how the weeks, months and trimesters relate to each other. Click a week, a month or trimester below to see what your little one will be doing in your 'bump' at that stage.

1st Trimester 2nd Trimester 3rd Trimester
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6 Month 7 Month 8 Month 9
 *This is just a guideline and the exact weekly breakdown may differ from source to source.