Fabulous new additions to the Fisher-Price® South African offering  

Johannesburg, 19 February, 2018

The very latest Fisher-Price® products are planned to be released in SA by Mattel South Africa near the end of March / early April.

The exciting new range will add further diversity to the Fisher-Price® infant and pre-school offerings which continue to be developed with one goal in mind – to nurture children’s learning and development and give them the best possible start in life.

The latest developmental products include:

2-in-1 Sit-to-Stand Activity Center

The 2-in-1 Sit-to Stand Activity Center transforms from a fun activity center for baby to sit and play to a toddler table. Baby’s actions are rewarded with music, sounds and lights. The toy-filled platform encourages baby to spin for 360° of play. It is also easily converted to toddler mode: just attach the ramp and use the shape sorter bugs for sliding play. The Activity Centre offers a three position height adjustment, a removable seat pad for machine washing and removable legs for easy storage. Age Grade: 9 months +

Recommended Retail Price: R1 449.99.

Butterfly Dreams Musical Playtime Gym

The new Butterfly Dreams Musical Playtime Gym is ideal for gross motor skill development, sensory development and nurturing feelings of security and happiness. The portable activity mat, decorated with a Butterfly Dreams scene, has a musical take-along cloud and bear with short and long-play music modes. It also comes with five toys including: a fabric crinkle butterfly attached to a link, a leaf and mushroom clacker, a large mirror with a high contrast label on the back, a rattle with a large bear face, and an inch worm teether. Age Grade: Birth+.

Recommended Retail Price: R799.99.

Butterfly Dreams 2-in-1 Soother

A dresser-top soother that incorporates a 2-in-1 design and is great for baby’s sensory development and fostering feelings of security and happiness. Key product features include an overhead starlight projection, a color-changing nightlight (inside the cubby), deluxe music and sounds, and a take-along, machine washable plush lovey. The soother is battery operated with three auto-off timers and a control panel on the back allows for customisation of features. Age Grade: Birth+.

Recommended Retail Price: R529.99.

About Mattel

Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels® and Thomas & Friends™, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 32,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations.
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Game of Humanity cards

Last year we reviewed the Game of Humanity cards.


Thus brilliant set of cards were designed to spread positive gestures one card at a time.

The idea behind this concept is to pick a card, complete the random act of kindness and leave the card with the person you gifted /helped for them to pay it forward.

You can purchase your own set at http://www.gameforhumanity.com

Cosatto introduces the Zoomi Car Seat


Just when you thought Cosatto couldn’t outdo themselves in terms of making baby travel gear better, they have now released a car seat that not only has the most stylish look, but offers the ultimate ‘anti-escape’ system to keep baby safe on the roads.

Cosatto brings a thrill of colour, pattern and quirky design to the world of baby stuff.

They believe that every newborn needs a brilliant fanfare of joy and colour – and that’s just for starters.

They believe every newborn also needs to be celebrated with maximum joy and colour.

The business of ‘saving the world from boring baby stuff’ is about their stuff being the best. “It’s about the service you receive, being the best. We’re parents too and expect the same as you. We want to bring you the moon on a stick”, say this quirky company.

And this is where we welcome the new Cosatto Zoomi car seat into the South African market.

Protect your wide-eyed wanderer with these stunning any-age, any-stage adjustable car seats. State-of-the-art safety kit developed above and beyond, these toughies know how to cuddle.

Grrrr… a kid’s gotta get from A to B – places to go, people to see.

The Zoomi is the daddy of child car seats. With sturdy support and unique safety features, this anti escape beauty is a handsome high-backed seat that is good at literally everything.

Some of the reasons to invest in the Zoomi:

 Converts from baby hugger through to booster seat for big kids. 9kgs – 36kgs.
 Grows on the Go – No need to buy separates. From small to tall, Zoomi’s there for the full journey – cuddling away, forward facing, fitting front and rear seats.
 Adjustable – With booster seat conversion, 2-part reversible seat liner with grow-how for extended cuddling and a 5 position head rest – Zoomi’s a growing pillar of security.
 Padded Protector – With tummy pad and chest pads plus comfy padded armrests, Removable washable covers.
 Snug Security – Bringing a five-point safety harness with quick release buckle for home time plus layers of padding around a tough core.
But let’s talk about the revolutionary anti-escape system that has set the bar higher on car seats.

Research has shown that more than 70% of children wriggle out of car seat harnesses, risking severe injury. That’s unacceptable – but Cosatto have built the solution.

The Anti-Escape System has been built alongside the makers of the original, award-winning ‘5 point plus’ harness system and in tests, 9 out of ten children could not wriggle out of the Cosatto anti-Escape System – now that’s a result!

With two new designs on the market, the Zoomi is now available in South Africa through http://www.takealot.com, Hamleys Eastgate, Sandton, Menlyn, Mall Of Africa, ww.loot.co.za, Me Mom and Dad Greenstone , http://www.thebabyzone.co.za , http://www.purplepepperz.com , Greendot Baby Hurlingham Manor for the suggested price of R6999.00.

Invest in a life of safety swag for your little one today!

A believe it or not breakfast for under R35 .

We were privileged to visit Ripleys believe it or not expo at the V&A waterfront a while back .

See how much fun we had. https://funmammasa.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/ripleys-believe-it-or-not-review/

It was an amazing outing. Little bear got to sit on the world’s largest chair, have photos inside the eye of a needle and drive the world’s smallest working car.

And I was eager to try the coffee shop.

Not sure why I haven’t yet, but this morning I grabbed a coffee and custard treat for less than R35.

It was yummolicious .

I’ll be visiting more often 🌻

Bubiroo healing balm (review)

When I first spoke to Bubiroo about her awesome products, I mentioned little bears face rash.

He was teething and drooling. The fact that he sucks a dummy wasn’t helping much either on his #sensitive skin.

I had tried a few products and mostly just resigned myself to the fact that until those teeth were out the rash was here to stay.

This is the result of daily use for a week of the Bubiroo healing balm….

I apply a little each morning and again after bedtime .

The rash is completely gone !!!!

Thank you Bubiroo

For more information contact :


Chess for Chicas

Meet Sophie ….

Sophie is a 9 year old dynamic young girl with a passion for chess. So much so that she has not only written her first book to encourage other girls to learn to play but also has her own range of pink chess boards.

I was honoured to receive her book for review. Having loved the game of chess as a child and taught my children how to play I was both curious and excited to see this unique book.

I was not dissapointed. This informative, well organised book is broken down into step by step techniques with several practice examples.

It was easy to read and fun to follow.

The layout was exciting and even though it’s written for girls this handy guide is perfect for everyone just starting out learning the game.

For more information or to follow Sophies blog go to