Win a manicure course valued at R2200

Have you always wanted the secret to crafting the perfect set of nails? Perhaps you’ve often fancied yourself opening your own beauty shop (or working in one) but never quite got the idea off the ground? In celebration of Imablie Beauty’s training academy, we’re giving away a manicure course valued at R2200. So now is your chance to test your beauty skills out with some new nail artistic abilities. 

Have you noticed that the beauty industry is recession proof? So no matter how bad things are, women will still come to keep up appearances. It makes us feel better to look good, after all. 

The Academy distinguishes itself from all other educational institutions by its extensive
academic and practical training process, which is implemented and monitored by the top
leaders in their prospective fields and executed over four phases.

Phase 1: Theoretical .
Phase 2: Practical: A subject matter expert guides students in readiness for the next phase.
Phase 3: Incubation: under the watchful eye of a mentor.
Phase 4: Job Preparation and Placement Phase: assistance with interview skills and the opportunity for employment in one of their many beauty salons or wellness centres,
nationally.

I had the pleasure of having a facial with the  facial with the Principal – Lisa Leibov  at their Johannesburg and not only did I feel like I was in expert hands, it was so relaxing I practically fell asleep! A few weeks later I had a pedicure at the Placecol Spa (which is also part of the group) and that was much needed for my feet. 

I think the other thing about beauty treatments is that they really help us ladies care for ourselves in a very practical way. We make time in our day for self care, something that often comes last on our list of priorities, although it shouldn’t be. 

So take the time to enter the world of beauty for a bit, and discover one of the staples of the industry: manicures.  Here are further details about the course:

 

Date:                                     20th – 21st of July (Thursday & Friday)

Time:                                     Thursday 09:00-15:00

                                                Friday 09:00-13:00

Course Details:                  Anatomy & Physiology of the Hand and Nail

                                                Hygiene & Sterilization

                                                Professional Conduct

                                                Manicure Tools & Products

                                                Manicure Station Set-up

                                                Manicure Procedures

                                                Paint Techniques

                                                Massage Skills

Food:                                    Muffins will be provided, Toasted Sandwiches & Salads on cash available

Venue:                               23 Saddle Drive, Woodmead Office Park, Woodmead, Johannesburg. 

 

Would you like to win this course?

All you have to do is

  1. Blog post comment: tell us why you think it would be worthwhile to go on this course
  2. Follow two of their social media. You’ll the academies are both in Joburg and in Cape Town but the prize is in Joburg.

Gauteng:

Visit Facebook: Imbalie Beauty Academy Woodmead 

Follow Instagram: Imablie Beauty Academy

Western Cape:

Visit Facebook: Imbalie Beauty Academy Western Cape

Follow Instagram: Training Academy Western Cape

T&C’s

  1. This competition will run for a week. The winner will be announced on the Facebook page, and emailed. 
  2. This competition is open to SA residents only who would be able to attend the course in Johannesburg,  20th – 21st of July (Thursday & Friday)
  3. The prize is not transferable.
  4. If you have won on SA Mom Blogs in the past 3 months you will not be eligible to win this competition.

 

Cradle Cap and Colic: New baby problems.. PLUS win Colief products

As if it wasn’t enough that you now have a new little baby needing to be fed at odd hours and you are doing what you can to get some sleep inbetween, there happen to be further problems that can raise their heads in the early days. Colic and cradle cap are just two problems that can occur in those early days and can drive you crazy. Fortunately there are some products that can help and SA Mom blogs will be giving some of these away. 

Colic can be a real awful thing to go through, for both the mom and baby. I put my poor mom through this. She told me that every day at about 4pm I would just start crying and nothing seemed to help.  Colic is defined as severe pain in the abdomen caused by wind or obstruction in the intestines and suffered especially by babies. The problems of colic often start several weeks after birth, then peak at around six weeks, lasting for about three or four months.

Some tips for Colic:

  1. Keep track: Write down when baby cries, for how long and any possible triggers. (nappy, sleep, hot, cold, dummy) So if one of these works it can be a tiny victory. Knowing the pattern also helps you prepare as a mom.
  2. Keep late afternoon and early evening clear: As colic crying seems to happen around these times, get things done that need doing in other parts of the day where possible, so that you are there for your baby during this time.
  3. Keep calm and sooth: Rocking, sucking and holding baby close are activities you can do during this time. It might seem like it is not helping but the fact that you are present does not go unnoticed by your baby. You are providing security in a wave of pain.
  4. Keep connected: You’re not the only one going through this. Join up with another mom’s group and you may find you may encourage another mom going through the same thing. 
  5. Keep Colief close: 

Rather than only treating the symptoms of colic, your infant’s colic-associated crying and tummy discomfort may be the cause of temporary lactose intolerance. Colief Infant Drops is one of the only colic supplements that works by breaking down the lactose in milk (naturally found in breastmilk) to help ease digestion. So you add it to your formula or breastmilk. 

These infant drops have also undergone successful studies Kearney (1998) and Kanabar (2001).

Cradle cap is flaky, dry skin that looks like dandruff, or thick, oily, yellowish or brown scaling or crusting patches on your baby’s scalp. 

Colief Baby Scalp oil  contains rosehip oil, chamomile and Vitamin E.  Simply massage into the skin or scalp and the oils will help sooth and moisturise. Suitable for babies older than two months. 

Our last item, unrelated to the above but necessary for general health is Vitamin D. In fact when I went to a dietician for fertility help one of the first things she did was make me take a blood test for Vitamin D. It turned out that it was a bit low and she actually prescribed  a higher dose. Vitamin D is essential for bones and teeth development and also for boosting your immune system. We can absorb it from the sun as well, but is it enough? 

Growing kids 6 months to five years and pregnant and breastfeeding moms can really benefit from this. Colief also has VItamin D drops which contain 600 Drops (2µg (80IU) per drop) which is 5 months supply for infants and children and 4 months for pregnant and lactating moms. Not suirable for infants younger than one month or for those consuming 500ml or more of formula. 

The final portion of our prize is the Baby Sense book by Meg Faure, famous occupational therapist and speaker. Meg has spoken at Colief events and has some tips of her own to get through it. 

 

 

 

SA Mom blogs is giving away the following two hampers:

1x Colief Infant Drops

1x Colief Scalp Oil

1x Colief Vitamin D3 Drops

1x Baby Sense book by Meg Faure

 

Value: R550 each.

 

Share with us some of your tips and follow some social media and win using the Rafflecopter mechanism below. 

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Win a R600 Voucher for Perfect 10 Nail & Body Studio

beauty salon perfect 10

As moms, we tend to put ourselves last and not make time to spoil ourselves. But in those moments when we do indulge, we have extra appreciation for taking care of ourselves in this way. SA Mom blogs is giving away a special treat to a reader of this blog, and also telling you about my experience with this kind of skincare experience.

My treatment took place at Imbalie Beauty, which is an umbrella franchisor of three main salon brands namely Placecol Skin Care Clinic, Dream Nails Beauty, and Perfect 10 Nail & Body Studio. I had the trainer Lisa do her thing on me and it was just awesome. She started by asking me questions and what was the immediate problem.  I talked about the skin damage at my neck area and she suggested a peel. 

Skinderm perfect 10 studiosWe started off with a lovely cleanse. It felt a bit like shaving cream. It was gently washed off with some soft sponges and warm water.

The peel did tickle a bit. But I knew it was working. 

While the creams did their magic Lisa gave me the most amazing head massage. I especially liked the one behind the ears by the neck, it worked those muscles strained from sitting here at the computer! She even did a bit of a shoulder massage too.

More cleansing and then moisturing.

But then came this most amazing part. Lisa used her fingers to work some pressure points on my face. As she pushed certain points I felt so relaxed I actually dozed off at some points. This feeling of total and utter relaxation sent me into bliss and I found it quite difficult to actually get up afterwards and get back to reality. 

Your face is what you present to the world every day, I would highly recommend you look after it.

I have also been using the cleanser, toner and moisturiser for the past while from Skinderm, one of the set of products this group uses. 

skinderm perfect 10The cleanser is really milky and soft and I use it in the bath. I notice that it does have tea tree oil in it.  Tea tree oil is good for all sorts of infections too.  The toner has all sorts of extracts like majus flower leaf, stem and flower extract and litchi  chinesis pericarp extract (good antioxidant). The moisturiser feels so good and softening on my face. 

Checking out their website on the range, these active ingredients are delivered to deeper layers of the skin. 

The products have rice protein, which is a good defense and gives fuel and anti-fatigue to the skin.  Nasturtium Extract helps the skin absorb oxygen. The Litchi Extract  is a free radical scavenger. Red snow algae regenerates skin.  An advanced moisture complex gives a good long term moisturisation. 

But if nails are more your thing, or anything else that Perfect 10 offers, then there is nothing stopping you from entering this competition and winning that voucher. 

We all need our Mommy’s Me Time, and time at the salon is time well spent and invested in yourself. So that you can go back to the kid yelling “Mommy!” all day long with renewed energy. 

All you have to do is show Perfect 10 Studios some social media love! The more you follow, the more entries you’ll gain. Follow the Rafflecopter prompts.  (If you’ve never entered on Rafflecopter before, Sharon has a good post on how to do it)

T&C’s

  1. This competition will run for a week. The winner will be announced on the Facebook page, and emailed. 
  2. This competition is open to SA residents only.
  3. The prize is not transferable
  4. If you have won on SA Mom Blogs in the past 3 months you will not be eligible to win this competition.

 
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Win two hampers of PediaSure worth R750 each! (Plus Recipes)

Young children have boundless energy, but they need the right nutrition to function optimally. I’d be the first to admit that I have a fussy eater, and I’ve also experienced those kids who just are not keen to eat. There is a back up plan to make sure that they get all the nutrients they need: PediaSure.

Little kids are constantly on the go, indeed one of their primary functions is to move and investigate the world.  We have one kid in our class at school that starts eating very early in the day, and it certainly keeps the hunger at bay. Most of them have a little bit to eat and then want to go and play at snack time. But snack time is very important and I have to take my hat off to parents who go to a lot of effort to provide a wide variety of fruits, nuts, raisans, bread, egg, yoghurt, cheese, meat, and many more offerings. Then they also give a selection of drinks from water, to tea to milk and juice. 

Toddlers in particular tend to “graze” and have a little bit to eat here and there. It can be frustrating as a parent to prepare a whole lot of food and see it go to waste. But somehow they keep on growing and eat as much as they need.

To make sure they are getting all the vitamins and nutrients that they need, it’s good to have some kind of insurance in the background to take up the slack when you’re not sure if they have a complete diet.  Having vitamins or a shake that contains these vitamins and minerals is a good idea to boost their immune systems in winter before they get sick. 

PediaSure Complete is a nutrient-rich, lactose-free drink that provides balanced nutrition for children from age three to ten, experiencing growth challenges. Long-term clinical studies using two glasses of Pediasure Complete daily has been associated with improved appetite and physical activity and a reduction in the number of sick days (Huynh DTT, Estorninos E, Capeding RZ, et al.)

Here are some recipes to entice your kids to eat or drink healthy:

 

No-bake Energy Balls

Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Raw Oats
  • 2/3 Cup Desiccated Coconut or Coconut Flakes
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Ground Flax Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

 

Method

Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes,

Once chilled, roll the mixture into golf-balled sized portions. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Makes about 20 energy balls.

 

 

Choc-Berry Smoothie

Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla PediaSure® Complete
  • 75g Frozen Mixed Berries
  • 1 Tablespoon Drinking Chocolate

 

Method

Measure all ingredients into a blender jug.

Blend until smooth.

Serve at once.

 

Peachy Iced Tea

Ingredients
  • 4 Rooibos tea bags
  • 2L Boiled water
  • 1 Cup Diced Peaches or 1 Tin Peaches (in Fruit Juice), Drained

 

Method

 

  1. In a large jug, add 4 tea bags to 2L of boiling water. Allow to steep for 5 – 10 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags and 1 tin of peaches, roughly chopped. Cool in the fridge overnight.
  3. Serve chilled. Makes 2L of peachy iced tea. Serves 8.

 

 

 

 

SA Mom blogs is giving away two hampers of PediaSure consisting of:

  • Toy Voucher (ToysRUs, worth R300)
  • Notebook
  • Shaker
  • USB
  • 400g Product of PediaSure

The worth of the hamper would be R750.

 

All you have to do is leave a comment below. Tell me about your child’s eating challenges. 

 

{WIN} with PAMPERS!!

Potty training is one of the parenting stages I enjoyed the least. Fortunately all of mine are fully trained. One of the things that does help is moving from nappies to to nappy pants. Pampers have a great option, which we used briefly with Emma. The only reason we used it briefly is because she potty trained very quickly fortunately.Pampers Pants| SA Mom Blogs

The sight of your little one wriggling and rolling in laughter is as adorable as it gets, but while changing diapers it’s another story. That’s where Baby Dry Pants come in. With just one pull to put and up to 12 hours of dryness, these pants-style diapers are your best bet for a good night’s rest. Moreover, the soft cotton-like material provides superior comfort and keeps the skin fresh all night long. Your baby will find it interesting too, as it comes with a colorful cartoon picture. Just the miracle they deserve.

A few of the  Pampers Nappy Pants features.

  • Absorbent Micro Pearls

  • Breathable Material

  • Soft-like Cotton

  • All-Around FitPampers Pants| SA Mom Blogs

You can find out more about the Pampers Pants here. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on all their news.

Pampers have given us a pack of Pampers Pants to giveaway to TWO lucky readers!!!!!!Pampers Pants| SA Mom Blogs

How awesome is that.

To enter simply leave a comment telling us how old your little one is.

T&C’s

  1. This competition ends 24 May.
  2. This competition is open to SA residents only.
  3. The prize is not transferable
  4. If you have won on SA Mom Blogs in the past 3 months you will not be eligible to win this competition.

 
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Win tickets to Mama Magic (18-21 May, TicketPro Dome)

mama magicThe Mama Magic show basically has everything under one roof you will need in your pregnancy and parenting journey for your child 0-5. It is one of those staple  events for new moms to attend to find out about the latest baby products, as well as for those to bring their tots along to watch Barney and grab the specials at Baby City on nappies.  SA Mom blogs is giving away two double tickets for any day during 18-21 May at the TicketPro dome at Northgate. 

I’ve written two posts about this expo before and you can read them here: 

mama magic BarneyThe first post I wrote about watching and meeting Barney when Nicky was about two years old and also some products that I saw that I liked. 

Mama magic BarneyTwo years later we went to Mama Magic again and Nicky had fun in the ball pit, with the lego and dragging a plastic dog around we found at the SPCA stall. 

I think it is a testament to the variety to be found at the show that there were items and activities to be found at each age group, and moms who want to entertain the little ones can bring the older siblings as well to join in the fun. 

Would you like to attend this year’s show?

All you have to do is comment below.

Terms and conditions:

You must be a resident of SA to enter and able to attend the exhibition at the TicketPro Dome, 18-21 May, Johannesburg.

The competition will run for a week and then the winners will be emailed and announced on our Facebook page. 

 

Win tickets to Transformers Animatronics!

The other day I saw a pair of Transformers socks at Pick n Pay and I bought them for Nicky. Now a few weeks ago he wouldn’t have even known who they were. But now Bumble Bee is his favourite and he is a definite fan. He put those stinky socks back in his cupboard and would have worn them again had I not whisked them away! We had such a good time at the Transformers Animatronics exhibition and now we want to share the experience with you. 

Internet TV service Showmax is giving away 5 sets of 4 tickets to the Transformer Animatronics exhibition at Emperor’s Palace, which runs until 28 May 2017.

This is quite an incredible exhibition as all the Transformers on display are made from car parts and other scrap.  They are real metal characters. No cuddly ones here! But still super cool to pose with Bumblebee and Optimus Prime. 

The first section is a display of all the Transformers which includes the Autobots and Decepticons plus the latest Dino Bots and famous Rescue Bots, the famed pre-school series that has expanded the Transformers fan base.

Nicky liked Bumble Bee but he was also fascinated with Megatron especially when I read on the text in front of his bike formation that he can also turn into a boat.

After the display there is a cinema where you can watch a 20 min movie and then there is a kid’s play area with Duplo blocks and large lego blocks. with food as well. There is also a rubbing activity where you can make impressions of your favourite transformers. 

You can read more about our visit at my post on my blog One Step at a Time.

While we were there at the exhibition, there were a few Showmax people walking around with clipboards telling us about Showmax. They will help you sign up and explain how to claim your 30 day voucher. Showmax makes sure that the Transformers fun doesn’t end. The kids can watch the Transformers Collection on Showmax as many times as they like once you get home!

 

 

And if Transformers is not your cup of tea, there are plenty of other things to watch on Showmax. There are also 1000s of top-quality, educational and fun kids shows for the kids to enjoy from Barbie to Paw Patrol for just R99. Take a look at all the fabulous family features available from at www.showmax.com/family

 

WIN 5 sets of 4 tickets to the Transformers Animatronics Exhibition! 

All you have to do is leave a comment below on why your family should go. 

Terms and conditions:

You must be a resident of SA to enter and able to get to the exhibition at Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg.

Once winners are selected, they will receive a special ticket and will be able to book the day that suits them best up until 28 May. 

The competition will run for a week and then the winners will be emailed and announced on our Facebook page. 

 

 

Win a Barbie Video Game Hero Memory Game Doll plus DVD worth R800!

Barbie Video Game Hero ​Memory Game Doll In case you thought that Barbie was all blonde and dumb, this new version will put that myth to shame with a game that tests your memory using the lights on her belt and skirt.  Barbie also enters a new dimension in a video game format, using her roller skates to propel herself onto new adventures.  We are giving away this doll and a DVD worth R800 on the blog today.

Test your memory with this ultra-cool doll inspired by the anime world just like in the movie. Her colourful racing look hides a fun, interactive game within its anime fashion elements.

How does it work?

Barbie Video Game Hero ​Memory Game Doll faceTo get started, push the button on her belt and the doll’s purple skirt lights up with a pattern using three coloured lights. Your goal is to repeat the pattern using the corresponding colorful buttons on her belt. As more patterns are successfully matched, they become more challenging and five different levels can test different memories to the max.

This Barbie comes with real working roller skates and helmet, all ready to take off! And as you can see, there’s not much blonde hair around. We are multicoloured here!

The DVD we are giving away is all about  how Barbie is pulled into her favourite video game who must rely on her amazing gaming skills and out of the box thinking to save her team and beat the game.

Here’s a trailer of the DVD:

 

There are also other products in this new range, including Barbie Video Game Hero Barbie doll, Barbie Video Game Hero Ken doll , Barbie Video Game Hero Friend Doll , Barbie hero vehicle play set . Barbie will be all set to have friends and super cool wheels as she rolls around her game in her roller skates.  

All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter prompts below! The more things you do, the greater your chance of winning!

Terms and conditions:

You must be resident in South Africa.

The winner will be emailed and announced on our Facebook page in a week’s time.

 

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{Review and Giveaway} Blue Man Group – A Mind Blowing Experience

blue man groupThe Blue Man Group is an event you have to experience to fully benefit from what they are all about. Mere words are just inadequate to do this stage production justice, but I will attempt to give you a glimpse into their world. We are also giving away two double tickets to a Johannesburg show on Thursday 30 March. UPDATE: We now have another double ticket to giveaway in Cape Town  on Wednesday 22 March.

Being a Blue Man is an art in itself. Ex Blue Man Isaac Eddy spoke about the audition process and what they look for in this kind of performer.

blue man groupIt’s evolved slightly throughout the years because it’s tough to find Blue Men. About half of us are professional musicians who learn the character, and the other half are professional actors who learn the music. The thing that’s hard is that the character is not the kind of character that a trained actor can immediately understand, and that’s why half of the Blue Men we have aren’t even trained actors. It’s a ‘clown’ character for all intents and purposes, which is a term that’s kind of misused now. For the character to be believable it has to tap into an honesty and a sense of self that a lot of times, actors are trained to get rid of. There are some people who can access that honesty in the character, and there are other people who are basically trained in all sorts of acting styles that can’t really access it.      

There is something very quaint and curious about the Blue Man and the way he approaches the world. He is child like and funny, as well as being inventive and musical. He doesn’t speak: his facial expressions and physical movement is his way of communicating. I see on their website that they do special performances for autistic people: and their style and approach is something that appeals to those kinds of people too.

I think one of the really interesting things about the Blue Men is how they involve and include the audience in their performance. This happens with everything from the audience warm up messages to give greetings to certain people to a special interruption for late arrivals. Then of course there are two volunteers who actually take part in the show.

For the first volunteer, who was a smiling lady up for the challenge, they sat at a table. She had to help them open their Twinkie packets. Very funny and it reminded me of Mr Bean. The second volunteer was a man who completely immersed himself in the Blue experience, but you’ll have to watch the show to see how that turned out!

Something else fascinating about the Blue Man Group is their take on technology. There is one scene where there are images of texting people and the words and letters spew upwards into a spiral of colour. The colours swirl and come together and then find themselves on the outfits of the performers. 

blue man group

Members of the Blue Man Group play unique instruments made from plastic pipes, flexible poles and other unusual objects. (Anne-Marie McReynolds/San Jose Mercury News/MCT)

No matter how high-tech things get, there’s still something human there. We’ll always need other, always need to collaborate. People still need to come together and look each other in the eye. Through the Blue Man’s connection with the audience, we hope to encourage this human-to-human interaction, while helping people reconnect with their own sense of wonder and discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives. Phil Standton, Co-Founder.

 

The drumming is also incredible. It adds to the force of the performance but the Blue Men have a unique take on the shapes of their drums. They use pipes. They make the point that pipes always flow away from the house. When they go backwards you get: interaction!  (And that’s what the Blue Men are about!) The other shape they use is to represent a nerve that makes you see in your eye. 

There is a scene whblue man groupere they move the pipes in the beat to the music which is quite unique. But also drumming on all the pipes produced some very rhythmic and musical tunes. They even played a few South African ones much to the delight of the audience.

Light, colour and paint are also a huge part of the show which culminates in a huge party atmosphere with streamers and large colourful balls all over the audience. My husband managed to hit the balls quite a few times but I didn’t quite reach! I came home with a pink streamer still attached to my handbag, a playful reminder of the evening.

 

#bluemanselfieAfterwards the Blue Men are there in the lobby for you to greet and take selfies with. A playful end to a lesson in what the Blue Man is asking of us.

The Blue Man is reflecting the audience itself and the Blue Man is summoned by the audience itself. A primordial, psychological journey of the audience itself. Put more simply, you could think of it as, the color blue. It’s cased off that Yves Klein blue. That bright, bright cobalt that he created himself, and that he covered [a series of objects and paintings] with and nothing else. So the concept is that we emerged from a painting like that. Like our primordial soup is from the art world, and we are summoned by the audience to connect them and free them from this urban isolation. To have this single moment of connection. Isaac Eddy.

 

You might also remember them from America’s Got Talent:

 

TOUR INFORMATION

JOHANNESBURG

Venue:                   Teatro at Montecasino

Dates:                    From Tuesday 7th February 2017 until Saturday 18th March 2017. Then from Thursday 30th March 2017 until Sunday 2nd April 2017.

Off Peak Shows:   Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Evening and Sunday Evening

Peak Shows:       Friday Evening, Saturday Matinee, Saturday Evening and Sunday Matinee

Ticket Prices:      Off Peak: R370 – R595.

     Peak: R455 – R680

Bookings:             From Big Concert and Computicket

                              

Cape Town

Venue:                   Grand Arena, GrandWest

Dates:                    From Tuesday 21st March 2017

Off Peak Shows:   Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Evening and Sunday Evening

Peak Shows:       Friday Evening, Saturday Matinee, Saturday Evening and Sunday Matinee

Ticket Prices:      Off Peak: R340 – R570

      Peak: R425 – R655

Bookings:             From Big Concerts and Computicket

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Would you like to see the show? SA Mom blogs is giving away two double tickets to the show at the Teatro in Johannesburg on Thursday, 30 March 2017. To enter, leave a comment.

UPDATE: We now also have another double ticket to giveaway in Cape Town for Wednesday 22 March. PLEASE SPECIFY IN YOUR COMMENT: CAPE TOWN.

Terms and Conditions

You must be able to attend the show in Johannesburg on Thursday 30 March. (Or Wed 22 March in CT)

The competition will run for a week and the winner will be emailed and announced on our Facebook page. 

 

Win the cutest cloth nappies from Baby Bottoms

Cloth nappies can save you a ton of money, but the drawback for me has always been the schlep of washing them. Enter Baby Bottoms, who take care of that for you. You can even rent the cloth nappies from them. Today we are giving away a set of nappies for girls or boys – you choose the gender!

On Monday we met Courtney and she shared with us her story of how she started business, and how she uses routine to get it all done, as well as how supportive she finds both her husband and her mom.  You can also see in the picture how she uses her nappies on her own kids!

This is how her service works:

I think what I also like about the rental is that your same nappies will be returned to you, so you’ll have that same lot that will be washed together and not with some other child’s.  

They deliver everything you’ll need to start using cloth nappies- the nappies, a wetbag (a small travel bag to place used nappies in while you’re out the house) a dry bucket to store  them in between collection days as well as the nappy liners you flush down the loo.

The buckets will be collected every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and be replaced with a new supply of freshly cleaned nappies for the rest of the week.

They sell, rent out and clean nappies – the cleaning service is currently only in the East Rand but they will be looking to expand in the future. Rental and sales are nationwide.

You can check out further details on their website here. For a month’s subscription of cleaning, it starts at R629 and for both rental and cleaning it is R899. 

We are giving away

  • An All in One Nappy
  • An insert
  • A Wetbag
  • Total value = R285

If you win you’ll specify if you’d prefer the male or female version, and we’ll make sure you’ll have the gender specific pack!

All you have to do to win is comment below!

Check out Baby Bottoms website too! And find them on Facebook. 

This competition will run for a week and the winner will be announced on our Facebook page and emailed.  You must be a resident of South Africa to enter.