It’s almost not real, you know, that I have my own kids. I still have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming.

Lexa is in pre-school and probably smarter than most kids – and I’m not exaggerating, that kid is a genius. She is quite bossy, can solve any problem within minutes and have cracked the code to open all baby proof locks. She isn’t the nicest human after a nap, but when she is in a good mood… it’s sunshine and rainbows rolled in unicorn poop.

Lily is now just over the 7 month mark and crawls like a pro. She is definitely also a cat person as she loves grabbing onto my cat, Sandton. When her big sister holds her she can’t help but smile, she loves her sister so much.

When I look at all the new products that have hit the shelves since Lexa and Lily was born I feel a little pang of jealousy that I didn’t have that – not that we’re not still on bottles and diapers!

One of the most beautiful limited edition ranges that have hit the shelves is definitely the Chicco Fantastic Love range. When we opened the box Lexa just went wowowowow! Her poor little sister barely had time to chomp down on the teether before it was stolen right from her little mouth.

This is the perfect gift for a baby shower – even if you buy just one item from this range it’ll still be a pretty awesome gift.

Product range includes:

  • Wellbeing Feeding Bottles x 3 – 150, 250 and 330ml.  In age groups with appropriate flow silicone teats.
  • Physio Soft newborn pacifier – comes in limited edition heart-shaped box with satin ribbon. Orthodontic, silicone soother that’s so soft baby can sleep on their side or face and not get hurt.
  • Pacifier holder – Unicorn designed clip-on pacifier holder for dummy hygiene.
  • Pony teether – with different edges and textures to soothe gums.
  • Pacifier clip – Unicorn design on these cute pacifier clips to conveniently connect to clothing and never drop a dummy again.

All products are merchandised together in store for easy reference.  The Fantastic Love range is perfect for baby showers, baby gifting or just for that mom who wants to spoil their little one.

All products retail at R129 and are available at selected Pick ‘n Pay stores, Babies R Us, Kids Emporium, Loot and

The teether

Best thing since sliced bread! Love, love, love this teether/rattle/toy. It’s so easy to hold for baby plus the little horsey is just the cutest thing.

The bottles

After explaining to Lexa that the little teether is for Swieswie (little sister) she claimed the bottles for herself. We still give her formula for all those extra vitamins and minerals, so it’s a good thing.

The pacifier

Lexa almost annexed the pacifier for her dolls until I showed her it is way too big for that. Lily also never took to dummies so sometime soon some lucky mom is going to to get a pacifier, pacifier clip and pacifier holder from us.


I have an awesome surprise for you in in this post, so keep on reading to the end!

I received this awesome box from Chicco last week and did I strike it lucky with bottles! Check out the Facebook LIVE reveal of what’s in the box here.

Did you know that Chicco has been around for 60 years? They constantly observe children, have dialogues with parents and collaborate with the medical world to censure their products bring only joy in the lives of little ones.

Breast feeding

Look, I am never going to dwell on breast pumps and breastfeeding (you can read here why) but I will mention some of Chicco’s products to help you on your way.

  • Naturally electric breast pump
  • Natural feeling manual breast pump
  • Chicco breast milk container
    The airtight seal helps to preserve breastmilk – but you can also use it to store milk powder in for those on the go days.
  • Soothing thermogel pads
  • Antibacterial breast protection pads
  • Silicone nipple shields – please don’t ask me to explain this one… ever.

Bottle feeding

Now I can talk about stuff I know… We use a bottle similar in shape but with the teat in the middle (and they work great), but after trying the Chicco Natural Feeling Bottle the other night on little miss Lily at bed time I was impressed. She took to the bottle like it was nobody’s business, she didn’t have any more wind than usual and she looked more comfortable. I’ll still use it a few more times to test of course!

Disclaimer: It is up to you to decide between bottle and breastfeeding. However follow the instructions provided to keep bottles sterilized.

Chicco baby bottles

  • These bottles are made in Italy
  • 0% BPA
  • Clinically tested
  • 96% of babies accepted the bottle

Chicco offers both the inclined and regular teats to fit on the bottles, obviously with different flow rates. More excitingly they have glass bottles as well – which of course makes them recyclable and more hygienic. We have one of the glass bottles to try out, but I am petrified of Lexa using her throw arm…

Personally we don’t use bottle warmers as we keep the filtered water in bottles for the day/night and make more bottles as we see them running out, but Chicco does offer a bottle warmer that will fit their bottles.

I liked the looked of the Chicco sterilizer – especially the microwaveable one for travel. The big electronic one… yeah, it might have been a contender for us.

Dummies and more

Dummies, hate it or love it… sometime the only thing that will get baby to settle is to stick one in the pie-hole, seriously. We got Chicco dummies in some of the hospital bags when Lily was born and we still use them. I prefer a transparent dummy, but when my parents are around it is better to have a bright colour so they can find it (just saying).

Chico has a fantastic selection of dummies, dummy clips, teethers, teether bibs and it is always worth shopping around and looking at what is new in the shelves.


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A cuddly bear, projector, music maker and nightlight all in one.

The Chicco First Dreams Baby Bear night light is probably one of our (my and Lexa’s) favourite items ever. It is the perfect little bear for her to cuddle with and even I love watching the stars against the ceiling with her.

Chicco First Dreams Baby Bear Night Light

Way back when we bought Lexa a nightlight, a turtle. She never paid any interest in it even if the turtle made the most beautiful starry display – all because she couldn’t hug a soft body. This Chicco Bear… now that piqued her interest.

What I like about the Chicco Baby Bear night light:

  1. The plush bear is super soft
  2. The starry display that changes colour
  3. Can wash it once the electronic box is removed
  4. Can switch the sound on or off
  5. Simple to use for kids

We’ve had the bear for over a month now and the bear is still going with no stitching coming loose, music and lights still working – and that is 2 washes later!

What I didn’t like about the Chicco Baby Bear night light:

  1. I struggled to get the electronic box back in place perfectly again so the button aligns to the hole. We just added an extra piece of fabric to push it in place and it’s good to go.


  1. The bears are available in pink and blue and retails on Takealot for R599.
  2. The dimensions of the bear are 20.3 x 25 x 31 cm.
  3. It weighs 1.8kg!
  4. 30 minutes of melodies in the genres of classical, jazz, new age and nature sounds.
  5. Star projection with automatic colour change.

Note: We received the Chicco First Dreams Baby Bear to test and review. However the review is unpaid and my own opinion.