Expecting a baby is one of the most emotional times in a woman’s life – so many ups and downs to go through – excitement, fear, happiness and nervousness plus many more! I vividly recall thinking to myself “I should be enjoying this more” while I was pregnant, even though I had struggled to conceive for 16 months and really wanted the baby… alas we are all only human and never entirely satisfied are we? But pregnancy is not all bad! Over the course of 9 months there are definitely many highs such as the first scan, the first kick and the baby shower! According to the “The Five Love Languages” my primary love language is “Gifts” (for a while I was a bit embarrassed to admit it but now I fully embrace it!) so the baby shower was a definite high for me! Surprise gifts are even better and always welcome so when I was recently surprised with a delivery of a Gembox to review I was thrilled – this is a NEW monthly gift box aimed primarily at pregnant and new moms. A little treasure box filled with goodies for this special time.
Gembox is a monthly service bringing you hand picked items for every stage in your pregnancy or your baby’s life. Developed with Mom’s in mind Gembox curates each box with the latest products helping Mom’s address new challenges and the various developmental stages of their child.
To find out more why not watch my vlog of the contents of the July Gembox here…
Inside this month’s box were the following brands:
○ Johnson’s Bedtime Bath
○ Purity Gold baby food
○ Palmers cocoa butter for stretch marks
○ M.O.M Diaries including recipe ideas and goal setting
○ A sweet Gemgem baby beanie
○ Kids Emporium vouchers and various other vouchers and samples.
Another service offered by Gembox is the Gemgem website – a place that inspires, educates and prepares Moms and Moms-to-be for their babies first year of life. The website provides week-by-week pregnancy advice and guidance as well as baby and toddler stage tips and pointers. Gemgem is a one-stop info hub for new and expectant Moms. Gemgem also offers regular expert and professional advice from a range of guest bloggers and columnists as well as baby goodie competitions, baby product news and general mommy related conversational posts. Pop on over for some encouragement and advice www.gemgem.co.za.
As I’m out of the baby bearing phase (for now or for ever… not quite sure yet!) I will be blessing one of my preggie friends with this little treat and will be keeping it in mind for all future babyshowers and new arrivals. It is a really convenient option for those friends and family members expecting babies across the country too as the postage is included in the price! You can subscribe for your Gembox on a monthly basis for R99 (including delivery) or buy a three, six or 12-month subscription at a discounted rate. For more information you can visit their website www.gemgem.co.za or contact them via email@example.com or +27 713 519 086.
Three lucky Becoming you readers can win a 1 month Gembox subscription for themselves or a friend. To enter follow the steps below:
How To Enter
1. “Like” Becoming you on Facebook
2. “Like” Gembox on Facebook
3. Leave a comment on this blog post sharing which baby product or brand you would most recommend or like to try out.
The competition winner will be drawn on Friday 17 August and will be announced on this blog on Saturday 18 August. The competition is open to all South African readers.
Images: Kathryn Rossiter
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