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Night weaning and phasing out night feeds: when to do it From six months of age, if your baby is developing well, it’s OK to think about night weaning for breastfed babies and phasing out night feeds for bottle-fed babies. At this age, most babies are getting enough food during the day for healthy growth...
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This easy microwave playdough recipe is more pliable and has deeper colors and you’ll never go back to buying playdough again. INGREDIENTS: One cup water 1 tablespoon cooking oil 30 drops food coloring 24 drops of lemon juice, filtered through a fine sieve 1/3 cup fine salt 1 cup flour Microwave safe bowl Whisk DIRECTIONS:...
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How do you choose which gifts are right for your child? This article offers some ideas for choosing toys that will grow with your child, challenge her, and nurture her thinking, physical, language, and social-emotional skills. Toddlers are little explorers who learn by doing. Play gives your child a great opportunity to develop and practice...
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With their newfound ability to walk and constantly improving language skills, your 1-year-old is developing at a staggering rate. Between 12 months and 2 years, kids are starting to do things on their own, seeing cause and effect, and actively engaging with others in their environment. Parental involvement is essential to a 1-year-old’s development. Indeed,...
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As a parent, you always want to know, what should be the best parenting method and what is positive parenting? Positive parenting and positive discipline focus on teaching good behaviour using kind and firm parenting techniques. Everyone is more anxious and worried during the pandemic. Kids may not have the words to describe their feelings....
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Painting on foil is a fun and easy process art idea for kids. Foil painting using cotton buds as paintbrushes is a perfect art technique for toddlers and preschoolers who are working on fine motor skills and colour mixing. Painting on foil supplies: Cardboard Foil Tape Cotton Buds Paint Foil Painting: TIP: People have asked...
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Looking for some favorite (yet simple) activities to do with toddlers? These entertaining ideas focus on age-appropriate skills and interests, and the best way to enjoy them is by letting the children lead the play while you watch and follow. Here are 101 fun things to do with toddlers. 1. Make colored rice. 2. Play...
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The Homemade Jelly Soap recipe we are sharing today can either be used for hand soap or body wash. We opted for hand soap, but if you’d like to use it as body wash, you can just substitute they type of soap you use in your recipe. Jelly soap actually works quite well in the...
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Have fun together as a family for free or without spending much money. I thought it would be useful to list some ways to have fun with your kids without spending a lot of money: Have a reading marathon. Write stories together. Play soccer. Paint or draw together. Create a fort in your living room...
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Give a toddler a box of tissues or baby wipes and you can be sure that within seconds they end up all over the floors. I know you know what I’m talking about – hahaha. It is part of a child’s natural response to pull at things and to see what happens. It also doesn’t...
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Yummy Edible Frozen Excavation Sensory Play for Kids! To make your own edible frozen excavation, you’ll need: berries or fruits, fresh or frozen ice cube tray a big freezer-safe container water a freezer toy/child-friendly hammer, pliers, screwdriver, etc Fruits maybe blueberries, black raspberries, or grapes. Add them to an ice cube tray partially filled with...
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If you ever wondered how to make best chocolate brownies and what ingredients you going to need to achieve this perfect chewy and gooey result we all love, olive is here to help. This brownie recipe uses a square tin, but you can use an oblong or even round cake tin provided it is roughly...
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Overwhelmed by the thought of making your own baby food? Don’t be! In many cases you don’t need much more than a basic saucepan and a fork. Worried about time? Invest in a small slow cooker or a blender to make the process even easier. Here are a few of the no-hassle recipes: Mashed Bananas...
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Stumped on ideas for how to play with your baby? These fun and easy activities help stimulate your infant’s development — and bring on some adorable smiles and giggles. And remember, much of your baby’s learning in her first year will happen naturally as you talk, read, make faces, and interact with her every day....
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Story  – The Snail and the Whale                   
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Book – The Snail and the Whale. A beautiful tale of an unlikely friendship a tour of the world and a heroic rescue.
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Do your kids tirelessly empty your laundry hamper to play in it?  Supplies Laundry hamper Kitchen / Braai tongs Fish Toys Blue blanket If you have one of those fancy fishing sets then this will be even easier to set up. If you don’t no worries, simply using a pair of kitchen/braai tongs as a...
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Becoming and being a good parent isn’t automatic, particularly in the modern world. New parents in previous generations benefited from extended families of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who were generally a part of the child-rearing process. But today, many families are miles away from relatives and parents have to go it alone, learning “on...
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Screen time has become a buzz word for parents. How much is too much, and how much is acceptable? With Lockdown having decreased normal social interaction to zero, the upswing of digital social interactions has sky rocketed. As a parent we only want the best for our child, and as the gate keepers to our...
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Below a few create clips to watch for Easter Stories: 
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If you thought pinatas were only fr a birthday parties – think again!! Fill balloons with wrapped candy, notes and other treats, then inflate. Kids can pop their balloons with toothpicks to get Easter Treats!
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Easter Ring Toss You will need: Paper plates glue, paints or crayons and a paper towel tube. Glue the tube onto an upside down paper plate. Cut the inner circles out of the other plates and decorate the rings. See who can get the most rings over the tube.
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You will need: paints, paper plated, pegs and either pieces of cotton wool or pieces of sponge or pomp oms. Draw an egg on the page, and let your child decorate it with the different coloured paints.
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Who Are We

The Moms and Tots Group was founded in 1993 by Petra Lombard after she became aware of the keen interest of mothers to learn more about how to stimulate their young child in a healthy and balanced way.

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