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Rub a dub dub – baby’s in the tub. July 05 2017, 0 Comments

Kapas Baby - Bath Time

You just can’t beat the perfection of a newborn; they are born into this world so perfect and so pure. The first time you settle them into a bath, you become so aware of how many firsts your little baby is going to experience in their life.

On the topic of firsts, we recently started stocking Pure Beginnings so we thought it appropriate to do a little piece on baby skin care; just enough to get you started as a first time mom.

Bathing a newborn for the first time is quite a daunting process. Most of you would have attended an antenatal class where they do a demonstration on a doll. As helpful as this is, it is a whole new ball game when it is a wriggling, crying little baby so we recommend inviting one of your “mom-friends” over when you bath your baby for the first time and they can show a few tricks to it.

You could also have a nurse give you a demonstration on your baby before you leave the hospital but just to bear in mind that The World Health Organization advises delaying your baby's first bath for the first 24 hours to allow for the Vernix (the waxy white layer most babies are born with) to play its part in acting as a anti-bacterial layer for your baby’s skin. Because of the role of Vernix and the sensitivity of your baby’s skin, some moms don’t like to bath their babies for the first week or two, until the umbilical chord has dried out and fallen off, but rather sponge bath them.  

As newborns are not very active at this stage of their lives, it is recommended by experts to only bath your newborn 2-3 times a week to prevent their skin drying out. Some parents on the other hand, prefer to bath their babies daily because it gets them into a little routine. Whichever approach you take as a parent, it is definitely advisable to use tear-free shampoos and fragrance-free creams. Drum roll … Pure Beginnings.

This is why we chose to stock Pure Beginnings – they just seem to have checked all the newborn skin care boxes:

  • They use ultra mild surfactant that doesn’t strip moisture from your baby’s skin.
  • Their product focuses on encouraging the beneficial bacteria on the surface of the skin and maintaining the normal pH of Skin.
  • It also supplements with a prebiotic food source that only the beneficial flora can feed on.

The added perks of Pure Beginnings is that their product is rapidly biodegradable so great for the environment and the they use recyclable packaging.

Environment. Check. Best for baby’s skin. Check.

We have a range of Pure Beginnings products to choose from and whatever your preference about bathing, you can rest assured that this product has your baby covered; from bum creams to sensitive baby wash, you absolutely can’t go wrong.

If you have any questions about the range, don’t hesitate to contact us.

To view the full range of products, please click here.

Kapas Baby - Pure Beginnings

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Our Winter Collection May 18 2016, 1 Comment

We are super excited to announce the official launch of our Winter Collection... Our collection focuses on keeping the little ones comfortable, warm and cosy this winter! Here are a few words that describe our range: fluffy, stripy, comfy and colourful.

The range consists of long sleeve babygrows, jumpsuits, fluffy bear onesies, long sleeve t-shirts, tracksuit pants and hoodies. All the products are locally made in lovely soft cotton fabrics.
Baby Hoodies
The Baby Hoodie's
Available with Navy & White or Coral & Milk in the hood. Sizes available: 3 - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months, 18 - 24 months.    
Long Sleeve T-Shirts
Long Sleeve T-Shirts
Available in Navy & White, Blue or Tangerine with contract pocket.
Sizes available: 0 - 3 months, 3 - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months, 18 - 24 months.  
Girls Long Sleeve T-Shirts
Girls Long Sleeve T-Shirts
Available in Coral & Milk or White & Grey stripe.
Sizes available: 0 - 3 months, 3 - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months, 18 - 24 months.
Baby Tracksuit Pants
Baby & Toddler Tracksuit Pants
Available in Navy or Pink
Sizes available: 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months, 18 - 24 months, 2 - 3 years, 3 - 4 years. 
Balloon Jumpsuits
Available in Pink, Blue and Grey.
Sizes available: 0 - 3 months, 3 - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months.
Long Sleeve Babygrow
Long Sleeve Babygrows
Available in Pink, Blue and Grey.
Sizes available: 0 - 3 months, 3 - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months.
Fluffy Bear Onesie
Fluffy Bear Onesie
Available in White or Grey. *To be launched in June.
Sizes available: 0 - 3 months, 3 - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months.
Please follow this link to view our Winter Collection video:

Are you and your baby ready for winter? April 12 2016, 0 Comments

As winter is approaching, we have spent some time gathering interesting facts, info and tips on how to get yourself prepared for winter for you and your baby. In this blog post, we have focused on info related to collecting the correct clothing for your baby to ensure you are fully prepared for the cold, chilly winter days. Enjoy!

In winter, the rule of thumb is to ensure that your baby has one more layer of clothing on than what you are wearing. If the weather is cold, it is best to dress your baby in layers so that you can remove a layer as needed. You do not want your baby overheating.

IMPORTANT: In your desire to keep your baby warm, it is vitally important that you do not overdress him/her. Your baby can easily sweat and lose fluids from sitting in a stuffy, hot room or because she’s wearing too many layers. Overheating can lead to dehydration! Please take note and watch out for these important signs showing that your baby is getting too hot:

  • Sweating
  • Damp hair
  • Flushed cheeks
  • A heat rash
  • Rapid breathing

When it comes to shopping, it is important to buy outfits for your little one that are easy to put on and take off as you may have to change your baby’s clothes several times a day. You will definitely want to make nappy changes as easy as possible with one-piece baby grows, footed or non-footed leggings, cotton long sleeve vests or t-shirts and comfy tracksuit pants. Always select good quality, soft, cotton and comfortable clothing for your baby. Browse our range of winter baby clothing, click here.

Please remember these 8 important tips when selecting clothing for your baby for winter:

  1. Select long sleeve tops or t-shirt with an easy-to-open neckline, as most babies don't like having clothes pulled over their heads.
  2. Go for vests or baby grows with popper closure at the crotch so they don't ride up causing their tummy’s to be exposed.
  3. Keep your baby warm with a hoodie, jersey or jacket that zips or buttons down the front so that it is easy to put on and take off. If it’s extremely cold, a full onesie is perfect to ensure head-to-toe warmth.
  4. When it comes to socks, go for calf or knee length, as they are most likely to stay on. Ankle length socks may slip off easily, especially when your baby is wriggling, kicking or playing.
  5. You don't really need to buy shoes, unless your baby is walking – A few pairs of adorable and funky socks or booties will do the trick and keep your baby’s feet warm and cosy.
  6. Babies can lose a lot of heat through their heads, so always put a hat or beanie on your baby when going outside in winter. Choosing cute woolen or cotton beanies or hats are a great way to accessories and keep your baby’s head warm.
  7. When buying your baby clothes, consider buying one size bigger to avoid your baby growing out of them quickly.
  8. Bibs are a must! They are super practical, as they will protect your baby’s clothes from getting wet or dirty.

In conclusion, we want to highlight how important it is to use a gentle laundry detergent when washing your baby’s clothes. This will help keep the softness and quality of your baby's clothes in tact.