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Tricks and tips for new moms

Value retailer Ackermans launched a community platform called “Moms4Moms” – a section of the Ackermans website which aims to provide support and guidance to their primary customer base; mothers. Since its launch the website has seen a flurry of advice submitted from mothers across the country.

“We know that being a caregiver is hard, and it has therefore been heart-warming to see mothers from all walks of life lending a helping hand to each other. The platform was created because we understand that no one knows a mother better than another mother, and it is why we want to share their advice with other moms too,” says Tanya Ruiters, Marketing Specialist at Ackermans.

The tips and advice received cover an array of categories that include injuries, baby development, babywear and care. Below Ruiters shares her top picks from the mom-sourced selection of tips:

Feeding
Make sure after breastfeeding you give your baby water so that their digestive system can work better.

Hat-trick
Always try to keep a hat on a new-born, as babies lose heat through their head as they learn to regulate body temperatures.

Trust your inner voice
Being a mother comes naturally. The best way to take care of your child is by listening to your inner voice and do not overthink your judgments.

Breast milk to the rescue
When your child has an allergic reaction because of the diaper, quickly apply your breast milk onto the rash to stop it from spreading.

Building baby muscle tone
During tummy time, introduce visual toys and flashcards for baby to look up to. This will strengthen their core and build their muscle tone.

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