From homeware moulded on your pregnant belly to mommy-and-me fashion, tasty vegan products and more – these are the things the BabyYumYum team loves this month… and we know you will too!
Poetry’s Two Of A Kind range
Poetry’s new Two Of A Kind clothing range has set the bar high in terms of mommy-and-me fashion. From cute flowy dresses to matching jerseys and comfy (but gorgeous!) pajamas – we officially want EVERYTHING in this range. From R1 099 for the Alma dress and R399 for the mini Ashlyn dress. From R799 for the Phoebe floral jumper and R349 for the mini Phoebe jumper. Available in store and online from Poetry.
Leafline reusable nappies
Did you know that it can take over 500 years for a disposable nappy to decompose? That’s just one of the reasons why more and more moms are looking for sustainable alternatives. One such alternative that we’ve just discovered is the Candy Pants range of reusable nappies made by Leafline. They work the same way as modern-day cloth nappies where you choose your outer nappy and inner liner but there’s one BIG difference: these nappies are made from natural pineapple fibres (yes, really!). And you don’t have to sacrifice style in your search for sustainability: the nappies come in a brilliant range of eye-catching designs that both mommies and babies will love. From R70 – R160 for the outer nappy and from R47 – R57 for a liner. The company also makes adult incontinence pants and sanitary pads made from pineapple fibres – you can shop online at Leafline.
OUMPH! vegan products
The geniuses behind OUMPH! promise that their plant-based vegan products (made using soy, wheat and pea protein) will “leave your mouth watering and make you forget your table manners”. And we’re here to confirm that they do exactly that! There’s an impressive selection including Smoky Bac*n Bits (from R49,99 at Checkers), Mince (from R79,99 at Checkers) and The Chunk (from R79,99 at Checkers). Bon appetit! Find out more about OUMPH! here.
Baking: For profit and pleasure by Christine Capendale (Human & Rousseau)
Now here’s a cookbook that speaks to the times: this book offers you a collection of 80+ recipes for any baking skill level, as well as gluten-free, vegan and low-sugar options. But here’s what makes this cookbook stand out from the rest: the author has included smart advice on how to monetise your baking and turn it into a thriving business by including expert info on what equipment you’d need, how to calculate costs, and tips on branding and packaging. Genius! R429 from Exclusive Books.
Do you want a beautiful reminder of your pregnancy journey? We’ve found just the thing that’s both pretty AND practical: a Belly Bowl. Made using a mould of your preggie belly that’s then turned into a bowl, this is not only a keepsake of your unique pregnancy, it doubles up as a stunning original artwork and homeware piece. It’s recommended you take the mould at around 36 weeks pregnant and you can choose the colours, finishes and textures you want on the bowl. From R1 050 for a classic earthenware bowl. For more info visit Belly Bowl.