It’s no secret that the team here at BYY HQ likes to shop, and top of our have-to-have-it list is anything that makes the day-to-day life of parents easier or more comfortable – and that’s exactly why we’ve put together this list. Below you’ll find our pick of the very best products that we can’t live without this month… and we know you’ll love them, too!
While Proudly South African children’s clothing label Annapatat isn’t a new brand – they launched online in 2015 and opened their first physical store at the Soko District in Rosebank in 2021 – but the BYY team has only recently discovered them. Interestingly, owner Anneke du Toit started Annapatat Kids, which specialises in gorgeous clothing for newborns to children aged 8, before she even had children on her own!
When asked why her business, which started as a hobby, has skyrocketed to success, Anneke said, “I am so fortunate to have loyal clients who have supported me with every collection I have launched – I think they see how unique my locally-designed and printed fabrics are which means they know they are getting pieces that can’t be found anywhere else.”
Some of our favourite finds in the store include the frilled romper (from R380), the irresistible kiddies turbans (from R190) and the peony-printed body vest (from R340), but actually, everything’s gorgeous and we wouldn’t mind adding it ALL to cart! You can shop online by clicking HERE.
If your child has requested you read ‘Goodnight Moon’ for what feels like the billionth time, it might be time to add a few new reads to your little one’s bookshelf. And yes, we know books aren’t cheap but you’ll find a brilliant selection of discount kids books from www.happyreader.co.za.
How can they sell books for unbelievable prices like Mrs Bee’s ABC Trace-and-Flap book for R50, Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten for R99, and The Adventures of Captain Underpants for R50 you ask? Well, the books are publisher overstock and returns, but they’re all in great condition. The sit also caters for tweens and young adults, and you’ll find a few discount cookbooks too. New stock is loaded often so check back regularly to bag yourself a bargain! Click HERE to shop.
Baby Bump maternity wear hire
You know all those gorgeous, flowing dresses those glamorous moms-to-be wear in photoshoots? You’ve probably always wanted one, but who wants to spend a small fortune on a dress you’ll only be able to wear a handful of times? Well, we’ll let you in on a little secret: you don’t have to buy one. Instead, try BabyBump where you can hire spectacular maternity dresses for photo shoots, baby showers, gender reveals or any special occasion. Shop the clothing they have available for hire at BabyBump.
Here’s a fab product with a feelgood story story behind it! Five years ago founder Tshepiso Monamodi went in search of soft leather shoes for her son but when she finally found some, they were incredibly expensive. So, she she taught herself to sew made her own instead! Encouraged by all the comments and compliments she got on the shoes she’d made, Tshapiso began selling them at markets and through her Instagram page – now her handmade leather items are available at Clicks Baby Stores nationwide! You can buy Oratile Kids shoes, bibs and other items online through Clicks or visit Tshepiso’s Instagram page to order.
Moms Baby Online Marketplace
The team here at BYY loves to support local businesses (especially when most of them are run by moms!), which is why we’re giving a huge shout-out to Moms Baby, a baby and maternity marketplace that gives local sellers a chance to open their own shop through their online portal. Genius! So what exactly is an ‘online marketplace’? It’s a multi-vendor platform consisting of individual stores managed by independent sellers on one website.
Here, you can buy baby clothing, toys, maternitywear, baby shower gifts, nursery decor – well, just about anything baby or mom related. Some of the amazing ‘stores’ you’ll find at Moms Baby include ShweShew Baby, JdK Baby Inspirations, Annie’s Handmade Gifts and Eco Punk Clothing. Shop to your heart’s content HERE.
Reuterina® with Vitamin D
Choose Reuterina®. Trusted to perform. Proven to work.1,2
Reuterina® with Vitamin D is the optimal combination of probiotics combined with vitamin D3 all in one easy squeezy bottle. Perfect for boosting baby’s immunity this coming winter!4,5
Reuterina® Vitamin D supports baby’s gut + immune system, all in one.4
Reuterina® Vitamin D:
- Enhances the absorption of calcium and phosphate from the gut to support healthy bone growth.4,6
- Restores and maintains a healthy balance of gut flora to ensure baby’s tummy works.3
- Boosts vitamin D3 levels for a healthy immune system and offers infection protection.4,5
- Provides immune support that helps in reducing the number of sick days at daycare or school.4,7
Reuterina® Vitamin D drops are available in the super ‘easy squeezy’ dispensing tube, which makes it convenient to place drops in baby’s mouth or count out five drops on a teaspoon and slip it into baby’s mouth. In case baby is allergic, you can still use Reuterina® Vitamin D Drops as they are lactose, milk protein and gluten free8 – making it suitable and easy to use for baby.
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- Guarner F, Sanders ME, Eliakim, et al. World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) Global Guidelines. Probiotics and prebiotics, February 2017.
- Biogaia Immune Boost product sheet.
- Reuterina® with Vit D Approved Package Insert, August 2013.
- Aranow C. Vitamin D and the immune system. Journal of investigative medicine : the official publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research 2011;59(6):881–886.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH). Vitamin D Fact Sheet for Health Professionals [Online]. Available at: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/?print=1 Last accessed September 2021.
- Gutierrez-Castrellon P, et al. Diarrhea in preschool children and Lactobacillus reuteri: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics 2014;133(4):e904-e909.
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