Need some trusted info? Mamas must stick together! Salomien lives in Bloemfontein with her husband and baby boy Bernard. She shared some mama tips with us!
In which town / area do you stay?
Bloemfontein – Pellissier
Who is your gynaecologist / which area / practice
Dr Ludwig van Zyl – Fichardtpark at Rosepark Hospital
Who is your pediatrician and where?
Dr Gerhard Reyneke – Fichardtpark at Rosepark Hospital
Did you go for prenatal classes and where?
We did the prenatal classes at Rosepark hospital on Tuesday nights – just call Sr Appeltjie– she is the best and has 20 years experience! Even though I can’t really remember a lot of what we have learned – it was a great place to meet other parents and see other mums with bumps!
Did you exercise when you were pregnant?
I took swimming lessons with Brent Holmes and loved it! Karen Swanepoel gives preggi belly classes and after birth I did the Parkrun on Naval hill each Saturday. It was so nice to get back on track and each week you are competing against your own time! My husband always looked after our son for that two hours! Afterwards I sometimes went for coffee and breakfast with friends at Jack+Jill! I also used Izolde Viljoen 15 weeks after birth (had C-section) at North Ridge Virgin Active as personal trainer- she is fantastic! She does group training every morning and afternoon, such a beautiful woman and a true inspiration! You train hard-but you see the results!
Close weekend getaway with kids
DeOudekraal Country Estate
Do you have a favourite place to shop for kids’ stuff in your area?
I do a lot of online shopping – it is easy and delivered to my door!
Favourite kiddie friendly restaurant?
Bob’s Peanut Butter Shack (although a lot of people lately complained that it is a bit dirty). We also like Pretty Gardens in Langenhoven park – there is a coffeeshop called Iewers Nice. Emoya – don’t go for the food but for the vibe on a sunny day! There is putt-putt and a few tame animals!
Favourite date night restaurant and why?
What is a date night? Haha! Honestly- don’t think we have been on a date night since Bernard’s birth! If we do something we will rather go to a show or concert! I love cooking-so we prefer to braai at home! And there is nothing better than movie night on our couch with microwave popcorn!
Nanny or creche?
We have a nanny and we are so happy with her! We found her through Marvelous Maids – a great agency and they were so helpful!