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Living and Loving December 2018

Living and Loving Magazine is South Africa’s most trusted source of parenting information from conception to pregnancy, through birth and the baby years. In our fast-paced, modern world, the challenges facing mothers are greater than they’ve ever been, and we’re there to support them every step of their journey. Each month we pack the magazine full of sensible advice and the most up-to-date information from a panel of over 25 of South Africa’s leading baby and child experts.

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2 min
festive greetings

In the eyes of a child, there is little that matches the excitement and anticipation of one of the biggest events of the year: Christmas. From decorating the Christmas tree and festive market visits to the prospect of a visit from Father Christmas and the age-old tradition of the nativity play, it's jam-packed with special activities. There’s also a sense of excitement and anticipation for parents – despite the fact we might already have celebrated more than our fair share of Christmas – as well as a sense of responsibility to make it as magical and memorable as possible for our little ones. It’s to this end that we continue to buy into the romance of the jolly fat man in his fur-lined red suit, flying through the sky in his…

2 min
you said it...

You are my guide I’m 28 weeks pregnant with our third boy. I had my first child in 2010 and since then, Living and Loving has always been my go-to guide. Yes, any mom can head to Google and do some research, but Living and Loving is always the best option - it’s always up to date, has the coolest competitions, and real stories from real moms and dads. Now, even though it’s my third pregnancy, I still head to my nearest store each month to purchase my guide of trusted advice. Saudiqah Dolan One day at a time I survived the round-the-clock care it took to raise my child from the womb up to this stage. It’s a big deal, which is why I plan to celebrate his first birthday in style. I’ve now eased…

1 min
we asked you on facebook…

“Every night in the winter we made hot chocolate. One night my husband made it and it tasted horrible - like metal. I thought he just couldn’t make it. The next night I made it and it tasted just as bad. That’s when I realised.” Marika Roos Haasbroek “My tongue tasted so horribly weird, I hated the smell of my fridge (so I kept cleaning it) and I wanted to eat prawns every day.” Bridget Avhavhudzani Mpande–Maimela “I was sitting next to a swimming pool and felt sea sick just watching the water. I also had one sip of my gin and tonic and found it disgusting. This all just after I got the news from a doctor that I would never get pregnant!” Nicolene Brits…

1 min

Johnson's Baby Wipes are the perfect travel companion. They have been designed to gently cleanse your baby's delicate skin and are made from soft cloth to reduce friction. Containing 97% pure water, these wipes are designed to suit your baby's natural pH level of 5.5 and contain emollients that offer lasting protection. Free from alcohol, soap and essential oils. Email your picture (must be 1MB or higher) to elsadb@caxton.co.za with #preggybelly in the subject line. *See standard Terms & Conditions on pg 95. PHOTOGRAPHY SUPPLIED; GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCK…

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JOIN CLICKS BABYCLUB FOR A WORLD OF BABY BENEFITS. Clicks BabyClub offers expecting moms, as well as parents with children under the age of three, great rewards and benefits. BabyClub members earn double points on select baby products and services, receive an SMS vaccination reminder service, and PAED IQ - online access to expert advice from a professional paediatrician. JOIN BABYCLUB IN STORE OR AT CLICKS.CO.ZA . Email your picture (must be 1MB or higher) to elsadb@caxton.co.za with #happysnaps in the subject line. *See standard Terms & Conditions on pg 95. PHOTOGRAPHY SUPPLIED; GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCK…

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pregnancy notes

We love! DRY SKIN SOLUTION Your skin can become itchy and uncomfortable during pregnancy - especially around the breasts and stomach where your skin stretches to accommodate your growing baby. That’s why we love the new Dry Skin Gel from Bio-Oil that’s clinically proven to significantly improve dry skin. Available at leading retailers for R59.99 (50ml), R109.99 (100ml), and R184.99 (200ml). Signs of a twin pregnancy If you suspect you may be carrying more than one baby, look out for these 10 twin pregnancy signs: • Faster weight gain. You may gain up to 5kg in the first trimester due to increased blood volume and uterine size. • A large-for-date uterus. • Looking bigger earlier. • Severe morning sickness. More than 50% of moms expecting multiples have morning sickness that tends to be more severe than those carrying one…