The Kapas Baby team do something a little different around Father’s Day. Although we definitely love to celebrate the dads and all that they do for our families and little people, we like to acknowledge the rest of the team too.
We think about all the moms out there who don’t necessarily have a wingman to rely on and so for this reason we prefer not to box up a day to single out one parent, but rather use those days to salute the captain of your ship.
Parenting comes with many a thunderstorm, and the urge to want to jump ship, every so often, does wash over us. However, the significant moments that we witness in their little lives really do seem to make the ‘vysbyt’ worth all the sacrifices you have made to date.
On the Youth Day front, as your baby becomes a toddler and then a little ‘mini you’, you think about how much that tiny brain has absorbed and how incredible the human mind and body is. You also think back to the moments when other parents used to say to you “enjoy this, they grow so fast”. And before you know it, the cliché has hit you like a tsunami and you are marking down the celebration of yet another Mother’s or Father’s Day.
Being a mom/dad is a spectacular journey and rowing the parenting boat definitely does get easier, so take some time this weekend, to really soak up the sun with your little ones. Make the most of their little characters and have a good laugh at the personality traits that are now starting to shine through from your side of the family. Before you know it, they will be rowing their own boats!
So to all the captains (moms and dads) revel in your parenting successes of your little people on Friday and of course … Happy Father’s Day for Sunday!
We are excited to announce the launch of the amazing, certified organic range of Baby Skin Care from Pure Beginnings. The range includes all the essentials any mommy would need for their newborn baby, including Bum Cream, Soothing Baby Lotion and Wash & Shampoo. There is also the very useful Teething Gel and a gorgeous Gift Set which is the perfect present for a special Baby Shower. We absolutely love the Biodegradable Baby Wipes and of course the incredible Probiotic Body Cream and Cream Wash - A MUST HAVE!
Pure Beginnings believes in keeping your skin as pure as the day you were born by providing high quality, effective, organic skin care products that care for you and your family’s skin, and are not harmful to the environment giving peace of mind from the beginning.
“The only thing that is constant is change.” - Heraclitus
It is amazing how fearful we are of change; as business women, mothers and wives. We spend our days trying to routine our babies, organise our home lives and map out our futures. Not to say this is a bad way of living because when you are a mother it is so important to have the routine, but what we don’t factor in to this, and what really upsets the apple cart, is change.
Change looms around every milestone; your baby grows, starts on solids, you see massive developmental changes in their abilities and understanding of the world and of course, they start to become their own little person. Slowly as your child grows and changes so does your confidence as a parent and, your ability to take on the changes gets easier and easier.
While the change in things like sleeping patterns isn’t something to celebrate, we like to think that the sacrifices you make now to keep your baby happy, healthy and protected is contributing to all our lives. In amongst your children, you are raising doctors and leaders, teachers and scientists and even more importantly, better generations of mothers and fathers that will change the way our societies function, for the better, in the future.
On the mother-front, change often opens up an opportunity for other people to have their say and pass their opinions but at the end of the day the decisions you make are always in the best interest of your child and it is difficult to fault you on that. Embracing the change makes you a more flexible mother and it is definitely a life skill you start to then teach your child from an early age.
On a smaller scale, Kapas Baby recently embraced such a positive change. We revamped our logo and look, updated our website and increased our variety of premium brands and great quality baby clothing. As our business grows, we are focused on updating and evolving our online store to ensure a brilliant customer service.
Please take a look at our new Maternity Wear (click here) which we have recently launched online and as always we love to reward your loyalty with a little treat so this week’s special is 15% OFF all our Maternity Wear.
To get your 15% off these items, please click here to view the range and use "15%OFFMATERNITY" as your discount code on checkout.
T&C's apply. While stocks last. Discount until Friday 28th April.
Have an incredibly positive week as we close off April and welcome in the changes that May brings.
With Easter just around the corner, we gear up for that awkward weather season where some days are hot and sunny and all we want is the swimming pool, shorts and tees and other days are cooler, breezy and even a little bit nippy. That's why we are here to help you - we have the perfect range of baby clothing to combat this season’s “all over the place” weather patterns.
Dressing your little ones in layers of clothing is the answer. Start with a babygrow, followed by tracksuit pants or leggings and a long sleeved top. This will make it easy to remove layers of the the winter warmers if the heat picks up. Throw on a pair of shoes to complete the look and your little bundle is ready for all seasons. Have a look at our range of winter woolies to to keep your little one warm and cosy as the season changes from summer to autumn, please click here.
While we are getting ready for Easter and all the family celebrations around this special time, we have just launched the most adorable Tracksuit Bunny Onesies in 4 gorgeous colours, bright blue, pink, green and light grey. We thought they would make the most adorable #happyeaster family photos.
While in the spirit of little bunnies, Easter eggs and family holidays – our little treat for you this week is 15% OFF our TRACKSUIT BUNNY ONESIES!
To get your 15% off these items, please click here to view the range and use "EASTERBUNNY" as your discount code on checkout.
We have declared March a “green month” for two very good reasons. Firstly, to save money and spoil your baby with our Green Special (our version of a ‘pot of gold’ - see discount code below). Secondly, we love to celebrate a holiday and St Paddy’s day is on the horizon! With the green festivities in mind, we thought to inspire a little DIY, something easy and entertaining for your little one.
For this exercise, all you need are four corks, ribbon, paper and a little blob of non-toxic green paint. Now, while we discovered this idea on a site called craftymorning.com, we thought to put our own Kapas spin on it and turn their 3-leafed clover into our lucky 4-leaf clover! (See below the simple “step-by-step”)
STEP 1. Tie 4 corks together with a piece of bright ribbon.
STEP 2. Dip the cork combo into the non-toxic green paint and dab onto your piece of paper.
STEP 3. Show your little one first and then guide their hands to mimic the process.
STEP 4. Add the stems onto the 4-leafed clovers.
This may look ridiculously easy, and it is, but trust us, your little one will love the creativity and fun, messy, playtime. Another little value add would be that children thrive off being outside so playing outdoors, in our opinion, is the ultimate crafting combo and as this activity requires no real engineering from your corner, make it as entertaining as possible; music up, suncream & hats on, green (non-toxic) paint out!
Our Green Special for this week is 15% OFF all our Short Sleeve Babygrows - our babygrows are perfect for everyday use in this beautiful summer heat.
To get your 15% off these items, please click here to view the range and use GREENSPECIAL as your discount code on checkout.
We know this may be a little premature, talking about winter but we like to get organised and as you know, when it comes to babies, it takes all but a week to notice a massive change in growth and development. Suddenly your little one no longer fits in to their current clothing and you are scrambling to buy the bigger sizes for winter.
We have a few Winter Tips for moms all over South Africa that will help you get geared up for the coming season:
Layer-up on cotton clothing at night time to keep your little one warm but comfortable. Fleece works in the day but at night, sleeping in fleece may cause your baby to over heat.
Buy yourself a handy flask to top bottles up with warm water, heat breastmilk or mix formula.
Hot water bottles are amazing comforters for older kids (over 2 years) and do the trick for soothing before bed.
Pack extra socks, beanies and shoes in your nappy bag. Kids seem to be drawn to puddles, dirt and dew in the morning and this way you can let them explore and then ‘wrap them up’ straight after.
A great way to hide those veggies that your babies aren’t wild about … soup. For your babies that have just started on solids, just make sure you blend the veggies up.
Probiotics are a fantastic little immune booster when the winter bug bites or a cold sets in.
On that note, you must watch this space for our Winter Collection 2017 which we will be launching in March. A gorgeous range of winter woolies for your little ones including a Tracksuit Bunny Onesie, Full Footed Babygrows and more.
As promised, a few weeks ago, we are launching our product specials to our loyal blog readers. While we are in the winter spirit, we would like to offer you 15% OFF the following outfits:
Baby girl wears our Long Sleeve T-Shirt in Coral and Milk with our Skinny Tracksuit Pants in Navy.
Baby boy wears out Long Sleeve T-Shirt with pocket in Navy & White Stripe with our Skinny Tracksuit Pants in Navy.
To get your 15% off these items, please click here to purchase and use WINTERSPECIAL1 as your discount code on checkout.
With having children, comes the inevitable strain on your partnerships, friendships and/or yourself. Time with your partner, or time for yourself, takes the proverbial ‘back seat’ and it isn’t an intentional decision that you make as a mother but as your baby grows, your plate gets fuller and fuller. Growing babies bring more activities to squash into an already ‘jam-packed day’, less time to focus on yourself and definitely a smidgen of time left for a third party. So we have a tiny, and achievable, suggestion this Valentine’s Day that you may want to love or lump but here goes anyway.
V-Day is D-Day to “Take a little time off”; an hour’s pampering, a dinner date with your partner, finish the odd creative project you have been holding off on, or catch up with a friend. We have one rule – no babies. Take a little time out and do something completely independent from your role as a mother.
Dig deep and muster up some energy to surprise your partner for a date; dress up, take 5 extra minutes to put on some make-up and let your hair down (literally or figuratively) because we know how much you and your partner need/s it. Not in a relationship? In the name of love, don’t let that detract from your V-Day mission. Take a friend, that has been hanging in the wings for a little quality time with you, on a coffee date, or another mom-friend, who has been dreaming of an hour’s pampering, to have a mani or pedi. If the thought of going out just seems like another chore, knuckle down into that unattended, abandoned project that you have been putting off for months, dare we say years, because it is so far down the list you can hardly remember the date you started it.
We know you tick one of the boxes above so here it is…
We encourage… not instruct, you to take a little time off this V-Day! Pick a baby-free activity, pen it in to the diary and whatever you do, don’t stand your plan up! You will look back on this Valentine’s day with a sense of renewed self and, while we aim to avoid cliché, we impart Lucille Ball’s fine, Valentine’s Day-inspired words “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line”.
In the name of dressing babies in cotton, we welcome 2017 with fresh new ranges, some fantastic discount spoilings and beautiful and unique baby clothes that are going to absolutely make your year.
For the first-time moms we have a world of info coming your way; handy little tips, creative ideas and a range of locally-made, cotton baby clothing. For the ‘old hats’ at parenting we have practical new additions with the same beautiful Kapas Baby look and feel.
Watch this space for our ‘must have’ products, fresh new ideas, flash sales, product reviews and so much more. We have a little treat that will come with each blog - so keep an eye out for your “subscriber only” and exclusive discounts on a couple of featured products each month.
As you begin the new year with amazing opportunities ahead of you, your resolutions and goals for the year have been set and you are ready to get involved and make the most of each and every day this year, we want to wish you all the best!
We have found some really awesome inspiration on HOW TO MAKE THE BEST OF 2017 and we would love to share this with you.
1. FIND YOUR THEME
Your theme should be simple and motivate you to make the changes you want in your life. Don't complicate it, draw pictures, create a mood board, add images and be creative when deciding on your theme.
2. SELECT YOUR AREAS OF FOCUS
Think about specific areas in your life that you would like to work on and improve. Don't be too hard on yourself and think out of the box!
3. CHOOSE 12 GOALS AND HABITS
Write down your 12 most important goals and habits - why you want to accomplish these, how it's going to impact your life and plan how you are going to make it happen!
4. CREATE A BUCKET LIST
Make a list of anything you've always wanted to do, be imaginative and stick it up somewhere you can look at it once in a while.
Once you have completed the above, we have also found some incredible inspiration on how to keep happy and positive in 2017 - these are all very simple yet powerful phrases that should be lived by each and every day!
10 RULES TO LIVE BY FOR A POSITIVE LIFE:
1. Be comfortable in your own skin
2. Appreciate what you have and never compare yourself to others
We would like to wish a very happy Women's Day on Tuesday, 9th August 2016, to all the strong, dedicated, hard working, passionate and incredibly special women of South Africa. To all the mothers, granny's, sisters, aunts, friends and family, may this be a very memorable day for all.
We would like to celebrate women and take a moment to appreciate the reasoning behind this public holiday. Firstly, we have put together a video showing all the incredible women who work hard everyday to produce our beautiful baby clothing range.
We hope you enjoyed our video, please share with your friends and family and leave comments below.
Secondly, here is a brief summary of how this public holiday came about:
On the 9th August 1956, more than 20 000 South African women of all races staged a march to the Union Buildings in protest against the proposed amendments of the "pass laws". The women left bundles of petitions at the office doors of Prime Minister, J.G Strijdom, which contained more than 100 000 signatures. The women stood in silence for 30 minutes and then began singing the well-known protest song, Wathint'Abafazi Wathint'imbokodo! which translates to "Now you have touched the women, you have struck a rock". This phrase has been simplified and has come to represent women's courage and strength in South Africa, "you strike a women, you strike a rock".