8 useful things to buy to make your life a little bit easier

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We’ve scoured the shelves and found some great products for you this month …

Kroko Corn and Callus Remover is an effective medicated ointment that treats and helps gets rid of corns, giving quick and painless relief. This ointment should be used together with Kroko Corn Protector plasters, which will reduce painful pressure on corns while they are being eradicated.

Kroko corn and callus remover range of products

Kroko Health Care products are available from Clicks, Dis-Chem and independent pharmacies from R49.

Bettamed Care Cream contains a blend of colloidal oats, shea butter, rosewater and chamomile essence that enhances skin hydration, forms a protective barrier, heals and has a pleasant, botanical fragrance. It is completely safe and mild enough to be used for nappy rash and candida, while also being a suitable treatment for eczema, rashes, burns, sunburn and insect bites, as well as chickenpox and shingles. It offers up to eight hours relief and can be used with Bettamed Oxygen Spray to further sooth raw, inflamed skin or if blisters are present.

Bettamed care cream for sensitive skin

Available from all good pharmacies, including Dis-Chem, Alpha Pharm and Wellness Warehouse.

Pregnavit M fizzy is the first prenatal effervescent in South Africa, for use before, during and after pregnancy – a solution to ease digestibility and improve tolerance of prenatal vitamins. If you suffer from mild to moderate morning sickness, then Pregnavit M fizzy is a great way to get the added nutrients you need during this time. Comes in an appealing tropical flavour and should be taken once a day in approximately 100-200 ml of water.

Pregnavit M fizzy prenatal effervescent vitamin

Available at Dis-Chem for RRP139.95.

Childs Farm 3 in 1 Swim (RSP R79.99) is a specially formulated shampoo, conditioner and body wash full of naturally derived ingredients, Argan oil and organic mint oil, and is made to meet the needs of those with sensitive skin and flyaway hair. Follow with Childs Farm Hair Detangler spray (RSP R99.99) to tackle the toughest knots and tangles without breakages or tears and can be used on both wet and dry hair. The grapefruit scent makes hair smell fresh and clean, whilst the organic tea tree oil helps keep head lice at bay!

Childs Farm Hair Detangler and 3 in 1 Swim products

Available at Baby City stores nationwide, selected Clicks, Pick ‘n Pay and Babies R Us stores, selected Checkers stores in Gauteng as well as takealot.com and www.babiesafrica.com.  

Spout Cup

The new Philips Avent BPA-free sippy cup features a patent-pending valve that guarantees no spills. The soft non-slip handles ensure easy grip for little hands and the hard spout is bite resistant. All parts are dishwasher safe for convenience. Compatible with Philips Avent bottles and cups, and suitable for ages six months and up.

Philips Avent Spout Cup

Available at Baby City, Toys R Us, Baby Boom, Dis-Chem, Clicks, etc. Online at Takelot, babiesrus.co.za and babiesafrica.com for R183.21 (200ml) and R223.48 (260ml).

Everysun Water Babies

Spring is here so it’s even more important to protect your baby’s delicate skin. Everysun Water Babies SPF 50 is specially formulated with Vita Lock™, an infusion of superfruits, antioxidants, vitamins and advanced UVA and UVB filters with photostability. This fragrance-free, sensitive formula will moisturise skin and protect against sunburn and skin damage. Also comes in a kids’ range.

Everysun water babies sunscreen lotion for kids

Available in lotion RRSP 139.99 (200ml) and Milk Spray RRSP 149.99 (200ml).

TrueEarth™ gluten-free breakfast cereals

Nokwanda Shabalala’s cost-effective solution to imported gluten-free brands. After her son’s diagnosis of food intolerances, this mother found a gap in the market to provide a range of breakfast cereals (puffed corn, corn flakes and breakfast rings) that are affordable but still high quality and wholesome, and increasingly accessible to everyday families.

True Earth gluten-free puffed corn balls

Available at select Checkers in the Western Cape and Gauteng (R59.99), and soon at Checkers KZN. It is also available at select Dis-Chem stores nationwide for R49.95.

The Easy Close Metal safety gate

Safety 1st combines simplicity and quality in a U-shaped pressure-fit gate. This wide baby gate opens in both directions and is convenient to use, while a double locking mechanism adds to security. The new handle design allows simple one-handed opening and closing. Suitable for openings between 73cm and 80cm.

Safety 1st Easy Close Metal Safety Gate

Available at Baby City (R749.99) and Makro (R799).