Now Available in Canada: New Activewear for Breastfeeding Moms


I’m an active person by nature. After my first daughter was born in winter 2017, I was back exercising fairly quickly. For months I tried to find good nursing activewear. Pickings were slim, save for a few camis sold in high street retailers. I ended up wearing a lot of super stretchy tanks and extra loose T-shirts that I could awkwardly maneuver around my breasts for a feed. Everything felt like a compromise in fit and function, and given I nursed my daughter for two years, it was a long time to be unhappy in my workout clothes.

Enter KOJO, a new-to-Canada, European-designed clothing brand for active breastfeeding mothers. KOJO was created by Jana, a mom of two, who envisioned activewear made of sustainable materials and combined with the comfort of T-shirts designed specifically for breastfeeding mothers.

The brand offers a wide variety of nursing attire including T-shirts and long sleeves, tops, sport bras, and even leggings in fun and stylish colours. All KOJO clothes are made from merino wool or modal, making them ideal for all kinds of all-season outdoor activities (running, hiking, jogging, cross-country skiing, walking, boot camps and more).

With my second daughter born this October, I jumped at the opportunity to test out this new line of activewear designed for breastfeeding moms.

When my shirt arrived in the post, the cold-weather appropriate Merino Ms. Browngray style, the first thing that struck me was the gorgeous warm sand and coral colour and the softness of the merino material.

I was hesitant at first about the use of merino—any wool tends to make my skin itch—but the shirt was soft and comfortable. I also learned that merino wool has excellent thermoregulatory properties, helping keep you warm without sweat, thus enabling you to breastfeed comfortably.

Given the amount of snow we had this week, instead of testing out my new shirt on a walk I wore it to a mom and baby yoga class. I loved how comfortable I felt, temperature-wise. Typically in yoga I fluctuate between being too hot (once poses start flowing) to being too cold (once baby needs to feed or you settle into Savasana). With my KOJO top I felt comfortable throughout the entire class without needing to grab an extra layer of clothing or pull up my sleeves.

One thing potential buyers need to be aware of is that the merino wouldn’t be suitable for a warm-weather workout—that’s where the modal fabric options would come in.

It was also simple when it came time to nurse my daughter. The cut is adjusted for easy, comfortable and discreet access to your breasts, and it is designed to make no limitations due to the size of cups and bra you are wearing.

KOJO also has options for other members of the family—a T-shirt for men, as well as onesies, tops, bottoms and hats for babies.

Bottom line: I loved this top. The colour, the fit, the softness of the material, and how I never felt too sweaty or too cold. I finally found a piece of nursing activewear that I genuinely enjoy wearing.

This post is sponsored by KOJO. The company did not review or approve this article.

What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are good bacteria that can be found in food or supplements. Among others, these good bacteria can help with things like:

Within your body, you have your own community of germs called a microbiome. This germ community, also called microbiota, is made up of good and bad bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

When the balance of good to bad bacteria in your microbiome gets tipped, infection or illness can occur. For example, let’s say your toddler is sick and needs to take an antibiotic. Using antibiotics will kill infection-causing bacteria, but it also eliminates some of the good bacteria that keep the bad bacteria in check. This leaves the door open for other bad organisms to multiply and take over, which may cause secondary issues.

Are Probiotics Safe?

Since probiotics are naturally occurring and found in the body of live organisms (including us humans), Health Canada treats probiotics as a food ingredient rather than a medication. However, probiotics are generally safe, and doctors often suggest them to help with digestive problems.

The most commonly used strain of probiotics contain lactobacillus, bifidobacterium or saccharomyces – or sometimes, a combination of the three.

Does Your Child Need Probiotics?

You may be wondering if your child really needs probiotics, and in general, most doctors would say yes, they can be a great supplement, but aren’t mandatory.  Since most of the science surrounding how probiotics impacts children has been observed in relation to tummy issues – it is best to take a probiotic for a digestive issue (colic, diarrhea, regurgitation, etc.) and to consult your family doctor or pediatrician if you are considering using a probiotic to treat a different condition.

How to Pick the Best Probiotic

A general recommendation is to choose probiotic products containing the genus Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium or Saccharomyces boulardii, some of the most researched probiotics. But you may have to delve deeper, as each genus of bacteria encompasses numerous strains that produce different results.

According to Gail Cresci, PhD, RD, an intestinal microbe specialist with Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, “Ideally, look for a product that’s been tested for whatever you’re looking to address. It might say it helps with IBS, but you wouldn’t take that same product if you were taking antibiotics. You would want a product that helps with immunity. That’s where a lot of people get confused.”

“I’d probably stay away from store brands and pay a little extra for the name brand that’s been studied,” Dr. Cresci adds.

What you should look for is a probiotic that has lots of clinical data to back up that it works, clearly indicates what specific issue it treats (for example, “colic” instead of “gastrointestinal health”), and is produced by a trusted source with lots of experience.

Canada also has its very own clinical guide to help outline what probiotics are safe and effective to use. You can see the full list here.

To learn more about the benefits of probiotics containing the genus Lactobacillus, visit BioGaia.ca.

 

Mommy Connections Alumni, Bronwyn Hannelas, shares how she packed for a One-week trip, with 1 Baby, 1 pre-schooler and NO checked luggage.

 

 

For March Break our family of four flew to Vancouver for a week.  We spent time chasing waves on Tofino’s sandy Pacific beaches, atop snowy mountains, cycling in Stanley park and touring the city centre. Even with baby in tow we managed to avoid checking any baggage here’s how.

Maximize your Carry-on Limit

Since baby flew for free, we were left with a carry-on allowance of 3 pieces plus 3 small bags. I forwent a purse and opted for a diaper bag instead, the camera bag also did double duty holding some snacks and small toys.

Okay let’s get real with a 3.5-year-old and 15-month-old snacks and toys were inevitably stuffed everywhere but in clear ziplocks to maintain some sanity.  Wearing my daughter in her carrier also avoided the need to find space for that essential but bulky item.

Bring that Stroller

We gate checked our umbrella stroller for free. I travelled alone with the two kids on the flight over and the stroller doubled as a luggage dolly- a real life saver.

Any modest sized stroller that folds seems to be fine and I even saw a couple doubler strollers being stowed at gate.  Just beware as if its too bulky you could be looking at additional fees to check it.

Limit Shopping

We ended up being that family at airport rearranging suitcase contents and shovelling snacks into our kids mouths after our suitcases had mysteriously expanded past acceptable dimensions on the way home.

We planned to buy nothing, but I was the first to crack when I feel in love with Pinterest-worthy dessert bowls at a farmer’s market. We also did a Value Village run to replace some soaked sneakers and succumbed to ‘mom please’ requests for new dollies..

Forgo the Hotel

With Air BnB over a traditional hotel you can scout out a family friendly home that offers more options for meal prep, enclosed backyards and can seriously limit what you need to bring. We made sure to ask questions about high chairs, cribs and kid-friendly dinnerware ahead of time.

While visiting Vancouver Island the home we stayed in had an enviable toy collection that included ride-on toys- a definite hit with our littles. Our lovely hosts also passed along this outgrown rain suit for our daughter which was perfect for the ocean spray on the island’s sandy beaches.

 

Plan Activities Ahead

Limited luggage for us meant a trade-off in spontaneity. We brought hiking attire for some planned modest treks but opted not to bring swim suits. This meant having to forego the local pool on a rainy day and instead discovering free train rides and a cherry blossom festival at the local mall. Both kept the kids active indoors for a couple hours.

 

Minimalist travelling requires some additional planning and trade-offs much as it does in our daily family life in our small Toronto home. Ultimately though, keeping things simpler meant having the space and money to focus on taking in more new experiences.

 

Bronwyn Hannelas lives in Toronto’s west end with her husband and their two young children. She writes about trying to live a simpler life with less stuff at www.smallhousebigcity.com

 

The box arrives on your doorstep at the start of the week (on the day you choose) and they might as well have called themselves Food Fairies because they consistently deliver convenience, freshness and 3 less “what’s for dinner?” instigated arguments each week. As a busy working mom HelloFresh checks many boxes for what I need to keep healthy meals simple and affordable during the week. Here is my top 3 reasons why HelloFresh wins out week over week for our family and how it helped my marriage! 

Time Saver. 

Weeks when HelloFresh is coming I save myself about 3-5 hours on the weekend. Hands down this is the best part for me. 2 hours grocery shopping (even if I do it online I still spend some time organizing, making lists and online shopping) and 1-3 hours meal planning and food prepping. This time can be spent cleaning the house, doing crafts with my kids or even escaping the house for a solo workout! Then each night of the week there is more time saved, since most meals take 20-35 minutes from start to served and no one has to run out for that one critical thing you forgot!

Money Saver.

I am one of those moms who puts $50-$100 extra into my cart when I am grocery shopping. Even with a list I am the worst. Something is on sale or catches my eye and I think “oh better get it!” … don’t even get me started on my Costco hauls! The mid-week run to the grocery store for one thing I forgot can turn into $50 fast which all add up. I find that using HelloFresh saves me money (and mid-week trips to the store!), the portions are large and give us enough leftovers for lunches AND I appreciate that the exact ingredients, in the exact amounts needed, are all there. Plus, at the end of the week I have zero food waste, half used cans or bottles in the fridge. 

Marriage saver.

Before HelloFresh I dreaded those mid-day texts from my husband that reminded me (as if I didn’t already know!) that I wasn’t organized in life ….”What’s for dinner?” makes me freeze in panic and then angry that I need to have the answers. Now I just flip him the email of the week or sometimes even let him use the app to pick the meal selections. After a few months of HelloFresh delivering delicious meals he started to check out the visual recipe cards and started making 1 meal a week… then 2 meals and now he makes ALL 3 MEALS each week and it is win-win for us.

Bonus is that the visual recipe cards make it easy for kids to help and get involved in cooking. My kids love unpacking the weekly delivery box and putting the brown bags away in the fridge. Some nights they will help with simple prep and they love being part of dinner making.

This month with Mommy Connections you’ll automatically save up to $69.99 with 50% off your first box using the promo code HELLOMOM50 on hellofresh.ca

 

Guest Blog Post From Mommy Connections Alumni, Kirsti Stubbs from Embrace Life Simplified

Written by: Elaine Atkins#MomSquad

With the holidays around the corner it’s time check out new toys for the season! My son is 2 and the preschooler age is a fun one. He is just starting to get to know characters and his imagination is suddenly in full gear!

The Super Friends HeroDrive vehicles are a great size for small hands. My son loves anything on wheels and he was drawn to the colourful cars and “faces” on them. As a mom, I’m a fan of the style of these cars – typical superhero toys can be  a little “dark” and feel too serious for such young kids. The HeroDrive cars are a great way to introduce the superhero world to the little ones.

Each vehicle has a large logo that younger kids can easily push and initiate different lights or sounds. I particularly love the Superman symbol projection! T doesn’t quite know his super heros or villains just yet, but it’s fun to see him getting creative with the cars. The bat mobile is a police car and the Joker car is apparently an ice cream truck! He also uses them to race the other cars he has in his collection and drives them all over the house; through tunnels (under the table) and over bridges (aka the couch cushions). They’re a great addition to his imaginative play time and I can’t wait to see what other types of cars they become as he gets older.

The Super Friends HeroDrive series would be a great gift for any budding super hero fan and preschool aged kid.

Herodrive Mash Machines
Herodrive Mash Machines are mash-ups of your favourite DC Super Friends with rescue and urban
vehicles! These adorable character cars come equipped with flashing lights and character-appropriate
sounds. Push the symbol on the front grill to start the action! Appropriate for ages 3 years and up.
Batteries included. Collect them all!
Ages 3+, $9.99 each at Toys”R”Us & Walmart Canada, Home Hardware

Signal Squad
Light up the streets while chasing down the bad guys with HERODRIVE DC Superfriends Signal Squad! These free-wheeling vehicles feature the iconic heroes Batman, Superman, and The Flash. Press the logo on the hood to project each superhero’s signal! Which city in need will you save next? Collect all 3!
Appropriate for ages 3 and up. Batteries included.Ages 3+, $12.99 each at Walmart Canada
Ages 3+, $14.99 each at Toys”R”Us Canada & Home Hardware

Written By: Sarah Remmer, BSc. RD
Registered Dietitian

A topic that frequently comes up in my counselling practice is protein. How much does my baby or child need, how do I make sure they’re getting enough, and how can they eat meat if they only have three teeth! I have to admit, I have seen a toothless toddler scarf down slow-cooked beef with ease. It’s not the prettiest thing to witness, but it is possible. But not all babies and toddlers enjoy the taste and texture of meat. It can be a tricky food to introduce, but the important thing is to keep introducing even if your baby doesn’t immediately love it. For those babies and kids who are not carnivores, or who eat little to no meat, there is a way to incorporate protein without worry or pressure. I’m talking about plant-based proteins.

But first, it’s important to know that kids (and adults) don’t require a steak the size of their plate in order to receive the recommended amount of protein. Portion distortion is a real thing people! For example, according the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI’s) for protein, kids between the ages of 4-8 years old only need 19 grams per day or 0.95 g/kg/day. So, what does this look like? In plant-based protein this would be ½ cup of chickpeas or 1 cup of lentils.  What’s important to remember is that babies and children are most likely obtaining their protein requirements through food, especially if protein is offered at multiple occasions throughout the day.

In my household, meat is not an everyday occurrence. I try to incorporate plant-based protein (also known as pulses) into my family’s diet not only because they are excellent sources of protein, but because they are quick, versatile, cost-effective and delicious! And did you know that Canada is one of the biggest exporters of pulses!? That includes beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas! If you follow me on social media, you may know that I have a serious love of lentils. My pantry is always stocked with cans of lentils to add to meals or baked goodies. I find it an easy way to boost the fibre (and therefore the feeling of fullness) to my kid’s meals and snacks.

And I’m SO thrilled that Baby Gourmet has jumped on board with this plant-based trend and created a new line up of nutritious and delicious 100% plant-based, lentil and chickpea finger food for babies —no rice or weird ingredients here! As a mom and Dietitian, I love that there’s finally a nutritious, high quality snacking choice down the baby aisle.

I thought I would share with you my love of lentils (and all plant-based protein) by giving you my top five reasons WHY you should add plant-based protein to your baby’s and child’s diet, as well as my top five reasons HOW to add plant-based protein to meals and snacks. So here goes!

Top Five Reasons You Should Be Including Plant-based Protein in Your Child’s Diet

  1. They are a great way to increase satiety (the feeling of fullness). Kids have little tummies. Which is why they require smaller more frequent meals. Pulses not only contain protein, but fibre too. Protein and fibre can help keep kids feeling fuller longer, which means less snack requests five minutes after a meal!
  2. Help with digestion. As a new parent I was obsessed with my kids poop. Why was it yellow, why was it green, what does THAT mean, is it supposed to smell that bad? The list was endless. Finally, my dietitian brain kicked in and I realized that as long as they were pooping and growing (and their stool didn’t contain blood) the colour or smell didn’t matter. All kids at some point or another develop a bit of constipation. Trying new foods, water intake, and so on can affect bowel movements. Pulses contain two types of fibre, both soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fibre helps with digestion and regularity, and pulses are a fantastic source! Also, Baby Gourmet’s new lentil and chickpea finger foods contain tummy-friendly probiotics that can help this cause too!
  3. They are convenient. What’s for dinner?! The panic sets in. In my opinion (and experience) this is where lentils really shine. Canned lentils are a staple in my household. Simply rinse them thoroughly and add to just about anything. They add flavour, texture, and a whole lot of great nutrition.
  4. Super kid-friendly. We’ve all been there. Supper comes and goes, and your toddler still did not eat their chicken. Surely, they will be hungry and miss out on essential nutrition that they need to grow and thrive! Wrong. Parents often think about their kid’s nutrition meal by meal, when in fact they should think about the day as a whole. So, on the night that they decided “no” to the chicken, keep in mind that they said “yes” to the carrot and hummus snack and to the lentil nuggets you made for lunch! Remember you are in control of what (and when) food is offered, and the kiddos are in charge of if they eat and how much.
  5. The possibilities are endless. When it comes to plant-based protein the possibilities are endless. Chickpeas are a fantastic finger food or snack, and lentils can be used in main dishes and baked goods! Yum.

 

Top Five Ways to Incorporate Plant-based Protein in Your Child’s Diet

 

  1. Snack time. What kid doesn’t love snacks. Try hummus (chickpea spread) and veggies or for older kids, roasted chickpeas! They’re crunchy and delicious. Bonus if you ask the kids to help make them.
  2. Baked goods. Lentils are the perfect pulse to add to baked goods. Check out this recipe for flourless chocolate lentil protein muffins.
  3. Meatless Monday. We all get stuck in meal preparation ruts. It’s easy to fall back on the sample old recipes. By opening up the protein base you give yourself the opportunity to try new things. Why not aim for plant-based protein once a week?
  4. Add to sauces and casseroles. I’ve added lentils to spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, casseroles, you name it. It’s an easy and affordable way to add extra protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals (like iron)!
  5. Finger food. Chickpeas are a fantastic finger food for babies and toddlers. Simply rinse canned chickpeas thoroughly and serve. They are soft and entertaining and great way to practice the “pincher grasp”. Another great finger food is lentil nuggets. Perfect for little hands and the whole family!

This is such a fun set! If you have a fan of Dragons: Race to the Edge on Netflix or the How To Train Your Dragon movies – then this is definitely the set for your little one!

You can join Gobber and take part in Berk’s newest, exciting sport – dragon racing! Now that Vikings and dragons are friends, each rider teams up with his or her dragon to see who can catch the most sheep and drop them into their marked basket for points. Gobber shoots the targeted sheep into the air and the different dragon teams race and dive to catch them. The black sheep is worth the most, so be sure to keep an eye on that one!

This set includes Gobber, a working sheep catapult, marked baskets, three sheep and different stickers so you can choose which dragon teams are joining the game!

My 6 year old son managed to easily build this one on his own (aside from some help clicking in the wheels and attaching the elastics).

The sheep clicks down on top of the sling and there’s a button at the back, when you push that button, the sheep gets launched upward – that’s where the dragon team would scoop the sheep out of the sky and score in the basket. If you don’t have any of the other dragon sets to catch that air born sheep, no worries – just tilt the sling slightly and aim for the basket. Either way, your kiddo will be super thrilled to SCORE!

We definitely recommend this set as the working sling is very fun for kids of any age!


In a small Western town, spunky ex-city girl Lucky forms a tight bond with wild horse Spirit while having adventures with best pals Pru and Abigail. … Fun and friendship fly when former city girl Lucky teams up with wild horse Spirit in the heart of the Old West.

Do you have a country loving kiddo who loves the Netflix series Spirit Riding Free and playing with horses? 

Then this Playmobil Lucky’s Happy Home set is the perfect gift for them! The set comes with Lucky and her beautiful county home that she shares with her Aunt Cora in the town of Miradero as well as Spirit, the wild mustang she bonds with and sets free after he’s captured by the wranglers.

There is furniture and accessories for the kitchen as well as accessories for Spirit out in the yard.

My 7 year old daughter wanted to build this all on her own and she managed build most of it – she just needed help clicking in some of the tighter pieces like the door and attaching the main parts of the house.

As usual, this Playmobil set is well manufactured with attention to detail and everything fit together nicely, the house is built tough so it doesn’t fall apart when the kids pick it up to move or play in it. One side is open so they don’t have to take off a roof or wall to get their hands inside to play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kids have now added more horses, people, furniture from their other sets as all the Playmobil sets fit well together and they can’t wait to get home from school to continue on playing our all their stories.

Lucky also meets two other girls, Pru and Abigail, who both own horses, Chica Linda, a palomino, and Boomerang, a pinto horse, respectively. They embark on everyday adventures across the land.

Playmobil has sets for all Lucky’s friends and family that would make a great addition to Lucky’s Happy Home.

Written By: Bobbi Jo Gaetz

Rewards can be great, but we don’t want to have to use them all the time to motivate kids to do the things we ask of them. Research has shown that a group of children who were provided extrinsic motivation (that is, rewards) to work on a puzzle stopped working once the rewards were stopped. The children who were not given rewards kept at the task. Rewards can sometimes decrease the enjoyment of an activity. We also want to avoid the trap of having children respond to our directives with, “What am I going to get?” and have to enter into negotiations for every task. What we want children to experience is the thrill of learning a new skill, completing a task, or putting in their best effort. The qualities that lead to success, such as grit, persistence and self-confidence, are not created by requiring rewards, but through practice and sometimes, mistakes or failure.

So, how can we motivate children to do things without rewards? Here are some ideas:

  1. Make it a game. If you are trying to encourage your child to do something, think about how it could be turned into a game or race. “How many toys do you think you can pick up in 1 minute? I think maybe 3 (underestimate). Let’s find out! Go!” It also helps if you share in the task to encourage participation. You can also bring “pretend play” into tasks, such as pretending to be a waiter to clear the table.

 

  1. Give choices. When trying to get your child to complete a task, offer them choices for HOW they could complete it. Rather than, “I will give you a cookie if you are good while we are shopping”, try “We aren’t going to get any treats today at the store, but I could sure use some help. Do you want to help me find all of the juice we need or all of the cereals?” Or, offer your child the choice of brushing their teeth before or after they put on pajamas. Then offer praise for a job well done.

 

  1. Rephrase. When your child is dawdling before going to bed, you could say that if they hurry, there might be time for an extra story, rather than telling them they will get a story if they hurry up. You are trying to teach them the value of time and what great things you can do with extra time.

 

  1. Accept “good enough”. As parents, we often have expectations that tasks are completed as we would do them. However, our children do not have the same skills or patience. The bed may not be made to our standards, but if the child is happy with their performance, that is what is important. Praise the effort, not the outcome.

 

  1. Tap into intrinsic motivation. By having conversations about how they feel while doing tasks and when they have completed it, a child is able to realize their own pleasure at working at and completing a task. This helps avoid you always having to say, “I am so proud of you” and to help children rely more on their own feelings of self-worth. You could say, “I think that was kind of hard for you. What does it feel like now that you are done?” or “What part did you like the best?”

 

If you are using rewards to try to stop negative behaviours, instead, try to determine what is underlying the negative behaviour. Is the child hungry or tired at that time? Meeting the child’s need through more proactive strategies has a better likelihood of eliminating the behaviour rather than causing other behaviours to arise to meet the child’s need.

 

Don’t get me wrong. There is a time and place for rewards. Rewards are best when used sparingly and for a short period of time and for tasks that the child may be really struggling to get going with. One example may be to initially encourage a child to work on sleeping in their own bed. The child may require increased motivation to override their desire to be with you in bed. It is still important to pair the reward with the discussion about how they are feeling about their progress and success so that the reward can be quickly faded and replaced by intrinsic motivation. Rewards can also be offered for yucky, bigger jobs that no one wants to do without a reward. The point is, to build successful traits in your child, generally try using other strategies than rewards.

 

Bobbi Jo Gaetz, B.Ed, M.Ed, R.Psych.

Bobbi Jo has worked in the field of children and adolescents for 25+ years. As a psychologist, Bobbi Jo has worked in a variety of clinical, school, and treatment settings providing assessment, consultation, and intervention for children and youth. She supports children with behavioural, emotional, and/or social difficulties, including children with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Bobbi Jo also conducts assessments based on the child’s presenting needs and has taught at the Masters level at the University of Calgary in cognitive and neuropsych assessment. Currently, Bobbi Jo works in private practice as well as within the mental health system for children and youth.

 

Cooler weather is around the corner, and we are thinking ahead with tips to stay healthy and hydrated as the air gets drier and our immunity goes down. We’re sharing our top fall picks for your skin and health from Life Brand at Shoppers Drug Mart – always a convenient and affordable option for moms.

Moisture balance

Moisturizing lotions are essential once the cold, dry air arrives, and on top of that indoor heating sucks moisture from the skin. We’re fans of the Life Brand lightweight moisturizing body lotion as it hydrates and protects skin, and is also fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. It is recommended you apply your moisturizer within three minutes of showering for best results.

Keep your face soft and smooth with Life Brand moisturizing cream containing ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Ceramides are naturally occurring molecules that penetrate the skin to attract moisture, while humectants help retain the moisture. The sustained-release formula means your skin will stay hydrated all day long, but it won’t clog pores.

 

Don’t forget your hands

Life Brand’s facial masks are always a favourite, so we were excited to try their new hand mask – and this did not disappoint. With nourishing ingredients like shea butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil, it left our hands feeling soft, hydrated and oh so silky smooth. We’ll be using this on high rotation once temperatures dip.

 

Immunity boost

Support your immune system and combat cold season with a boost of vitamins C and B, antioxidants and electrolytes. Try Life Brand’s Effervescent Vitamin C Powder; each packet contains 1000 mg of vitamin C, and helps to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins. You can take one when you feel the first inklings of a cold – but with delicious new raspberry and lemon-lime flavours, we’ll be getting our vitamin-C fix daily.

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