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To the women who fight for greater futures. August 08 2017, 0 Comments

Kapas Baby_Women's Day

With the up and coming public holiday tomorrow, allow us to voice a political opinion or two as most South Africans are unaware of why we memorialise the 9 August every year.

Women’s Day commemorates the march of 1956 where thousands of women stood together “to petition against the country's pass laws that required South Africans defined as "black" under The Population Registration Act to carry an internal passport … that served to maintain population segregation, control urbanisation, and manage migrant labour during the apartheid era. … [To date,] National Women's day draws attention to significant issues South African women still face, such as parenting, Domestic violence, sexual harassment in the workplace, unequal pay, and schooling for all girls. It can be used as a day to fight for or protest these ideas.”Wikipedia

So this year Kapas Baby chooses to honour women all around South Africa who are fighting for better futures for our children and who are doing everything in their power to create an upstanding nation for our little ones.

As mothers, you do your very best to instill values and respect for others in your little people and we so appreciate the hard work that goes in to it. We know that it may be an uphill battle at times because the resistance comes in many shapes and sizes; ‘teething tinies’, terrible twos, testing threes and on it goes but the persistence pays off. Your commitment to your babies, your friends, your partners and your community is such a great reminder of how powerful women are when we stand together and support each other.

Tomorrow, we celebrate you and the fights you fought to get to where you are in your life; all the trials and tribulations and the sacrifices you made to be the best parent you could possibly be. We look forward to a year ahead of strong women, powerful convictions and motivation where it matters the most; our little people.

“As a woman, ask yourself, what are you prepared to take a stand for today, if not to help yourself, then perhaps to help other women more vulnerable than you? Women’s Day is a reminder of that.”

 - Nikki Bush

We are offering you all 10% of our entire shop in celebration of Women's Day, please use the discount code 'CELEBRATEWOMEN17' on checkout. 

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‘IN'tertainment for toddlers. July 19 2017, 0 Comments

Kapas Baby | Blog | In'tertainment for toddlers

A large part of the beginning stages of parenting is about entertaining, so when the weather plays up the panic sets in. Bad weather brings long hours of being cooped up inside and no activity seems to withstand the toddler boredom so we have put a little list of homemade indoor activities to entertain your little person indoors. In no particular order: - 

  • Drawing & Painting. Clear the decks, stick the newspaper down and get drawing. This will also be a great opportunity for you to get rid of any unwanted paper to scribble / paint on the back of.
  • 3 Cups & Ball. Hide the ball under one of the cups and shuffle them. Get your child to find the ball.
  • Plastic Slide & Cushions. If you have a plastic slide outside bring it indoors and create a fun little padding area with cushions. This will entertain your toddler for quite some time.
  • Reading & Books. You will be surprised at how long a child can be entertained for with a few books. For the toddlers try and get hold of books with flap ups, sensory elements and bright colours.
  • Peanut Butter Play Dough. Google the easy Peanut Butter Play Dough recipe (deliciously edible) and get your little one to help you make it. Then find interesting shapes to use as cut outs.
  • Musical Instruments & Sing Alongs. Bring out the old favourites likes Humpty Dumpty and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and get creative with musical instruments (pots and pans, wooden spoons and plastic tupaware).
  • Build a Fort. You know you are in for a little tidy up afterwards but this is always fun indoors. Sheets, pillows, tables and chairs – build a maze to your fort.
  • Obstacle Course. As an add value onto your fort, give your little person a fun challenge and design a danger-free course around the lounge to the fort.
  • Hide n Seek. Run and hide and make sure there is lots of shrieking when your little one finds you. This makes it ten times more entertaining for you too.
  • Sorting. Kids love to sort so get creative on this one. Sort spoons, tupaware, washing or even toys. Put a few containers / boxes on the opposite side of the room and get your toddler to collect from you and drop in the different containers / boxes.
  • Make a Texture Box. Gather up a variety of things around your house and glue them in a box. Paper, pasta, sponges, bubble wrap – whatever you can rally up to make an exciting box of textures.
  • Baking. Bake something fun that requires a lot of stirring and mixing and tasting. You can even do a smaller mixture just to entertain your toddler well the main event bakes in the background.

These activities should have you covered for a day indoors but if you aren’t up for homemade ‘in’tertainment then do a little research to find out child-friendly venues that are close by. Kids zones are always an easy option and some of these spots have child minders too so you can enjoy a cuppa while your toddler runs free.

Check out our variety of winter wear; tough enough for the outdoors and perfectly comfortable for a day indoors.

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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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Whoever the captain of your ship may be, we salute you! June 13 2017, 0 Comments

Kapas Baby | Happy Fathers Day

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!

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NOW ONLINE | Organic Baby Skin Care June 07 2017, 0 Comments

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!

Please click here to view the full range.

 Kapas Baby | Baby Bum Cream

Kapas Baby | Baby Wash & Shampoo

Kapas Baby | Probiotic Body Cream

Kapas Baby | Baby Gift Set

Here are a few works from Pure Beginnings:

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.

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The only thing that is constant is change! April 25 2017, 0 Comments

Kapas Baby | Change Blog Post

“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.

Kapas Baby | Maternity Wear

Kapas Baby | Maternity Wear

Kapas Baby | 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. 

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Your little Easter Bunny! March 28 2017, 0 Comments

Kapas Baby Bunny Onesie

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.

Kapas Baby Bunny Onesie Pink

Kapas Baby Bunny Onesie Grey

Kapas Baby Bunny Onesie Green

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.

T&C's apply. While stocks last.

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Let your little Leprechaun get creative! March 08 2017, 0 Comments

Kapas Baby - going green

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, 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”)

Kapas Baby - DIY

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.

T&C's apply. While stocks last.

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Winter Wear Wonders February 21 2017, 0 Comments

Kapas Baby - Winter Woolies

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:

Kapas Baby - Winter Specials 1

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. 

T&C's apply. While stocks last.

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V-Day is D-Day to "take a little time off"! February 08 2017, 0 Comments

Kapas Baby - Hearts

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”. 

Kapas Baby Babies in Cotton