From the editor
How has your year been so far? Here at Your Baby and our sister magazines Your Pregnancy and Baba & Kleuter we’ve settled in and found our stride.
All our little ones are back at school and new routines have gradually morphed into regular routines. As all moms know, a few small wobbles and some tears are to be expected at the beginning of the year, as well as some admin hassles, extra bills and new arrangements for aftercare, lifts and extra-murals. But with that all sorted, we’re looking forward to the lovely long weekends that we South Africans get to enjoy in March and April.
If you’re home with a newborn, you probably can’t imagine that soon you’ll be researching play schools, then packing a little backpack for your child and planning your life around a school calendar.
In the meantime, like so many of us, you probably rely on the presence of a nanny to help you with your home and new family. There are one million women in South Africa doing this job, and many more who would like to. If you are considering employing someone, please read our article on p. 24 on how to find the balance between affordable and fair pay. Remember, in most cases these women are mothers too! Look after the woman who is looking after your child with respect and kindness. It’s the only attitude that really makes sense.