When it comes to affordable, high quality baby items, Clicks is the absolute leader of the pack. With their already low prices, coupled with amazing specials and the Baby Club by Clicks program, they’re, in my mind, second to none.
I had the absolute pleasure of attending the #BabyMeetUp a few weeks ago. It was a full day event with talks from some really amazing mums and dads. The day was co-ordinated by the renowned Meg Faure, co-author of the best-selling baby care series. The day was divided into 3 sessions, with a few mini talks in each session. The sessions were “Pregnancy Sense”, “Parent Sense” and “Baby Sense”.
I unfortunately couldn’t stay for the entire day, and missed out on most of the “Baby Sense ” session, but here’s a quick summary of my favourite talks from the day. The host for the event was the hilarious Chris Forrest. I must say adding a comedian dad to the line up was an excellent decision and a few jokes in between our speakers kept the mood light and energised.
The first session – Pregnancy Sense was kicked of with Living and Loving Editor, Sonya Naude, talking to us about enjoying our precious bumps. The highlight of this session for me was Marietjie Strydom, and her revelation on bonding. She started off her talk letting us know that she was going to be cheeky and say that the information she was about to give us would be our “AHA” moment. and in the end, it really was. Marietjie spoke about the Disruption and Repair cycle that is necessary for bonding to take place. so many of us think being a good parent and bonding with our children is a seemless event of perfection and never dropping “the ball”. When in fact, its about continuously dropping the ball and picking it up, each and every time. Basically, for you to be there for your child, and for them to understand that you are someone they can rely on and depend on, they have to first “need ” you. If you run around making sure they are constantly seen to before they even reaslise they have a need, there’s no room for a connection between parent and child. A few of her main points were;
- Everything your baby will learn about relationships they will first learn from you, their parent.
- As parents we need to understand and take care of ourselves to facilitate a positive attachment experience for baby.
- Perfection does not mean connection – A secure attachment is a process.
We were then exposed to the musical genius that is Jeremy Olivier. The story of his family, and their youngest son Noah told to us in song gave us all “the feels”, and I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. When you get a chance to, look up Beautiful – Jeremy Olivier, and give it a listen, it puts life into perspective and makes you appreciate everything and everyone in your life.
During the little tea break, we got to visit a few brands that were part of the “expo” portion of the day. I chatted to the people from Colief, about their variety of products that help with the infamous colic and the less talked about cradle cap, as well as a Vitamin D supplement for both mum and baby. If you’re a new mum or you are expecting all 3 of these products are a definite must.
Clicks was there in full force, signing up new mums to their fabulous Baby Club. The club is for expectant mums, and mums with kids up to the age of 3 years old. I’ve been a member with both my kids, you get amazing discounts and specials, as well as bonus points on Clicks Baby purchases. Its definitely worth signing up to, and you can read more about it here : https://clicks.co.za/babyClubLandingPage
Clicks has also launched a gorgeous new baby range ” Made for Baby”. Everything you need for your little one can be found at clicks, from medication, to wet-wipes, nappies and even bottles. And you get your cash back vouchers as a bonus. All new sign-ups received this handy tub, with some baby essentials.
The lovely people at Clicks, and Meg Faure have given me some of the goodie bags the ladies received at the event.
To stand a chance to be on of the 5 lucky winners, fill out the form below and answer the question.
Please note the competition is limited to Durban mums, and specifically those who were unable to attend the event.
Question: Have a look at the program for the day and let us know who you would be most excited to hear speak. The programme can be found here ;