What is Lights Camera Baby?

South Africa’s most trusted parenting brand, MamaMagic, has extended their reach to create a space where credible voices within the medical, parenting and baby-verse can relay their expertise to parents and parents-to-be in a brand new online talkshow, Lights Camera Baby. From analysing “what to expect when you’re expecting,” to the various forms of labour; from the magical golden hour after birth to moms mental and emotional health, Lights Camera Baby provides guided solutions from Obstetricians, Gynaecologists, Paediatricians, Lactation Consultants, Midwives and of course, our community of moms. With the charismatic Mommy Influencer, Linda Mtoba as our host, this new series that was created in partnership with Huggies will answer many of the questions that new moms and dads have weighing on their minds.

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The first episode of Lights Camera Baby will launch 9 January 2021. Catch all-new episodes every Saturday! Subscribe to the MamaMagic YouTube Channel to be the first to be notified when a new episode is released. Follow MamaMagic on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

LATEST EPISODE

Episode 10
Watch Me Grow | Milestones

Reaching milestones such as crawling, walking and speaking are important aspects for assessing any child’s overall development. In this episode, Speech-Language Therapist and Early Childhood Development specialist Rhoda Naidoo and Psychologist Inge Gouws discuss milestones and how to set realistic expectations for these. When should you seek medical advice if your child is not achieving their milestones? Find out from the experts. Plus, mommy blogger and Early Childhood Development teacher Mari-Louise Candiotes aka Just a Mama also joins Linda in studio to speak about her milestones experiences with her 3 daughters.

ALL EPISODES

Episode 1
The holistic mama: Staying healthy during pregnancy

Join this jam-packed conversation focusing on maintaining a healthy pregnancy led by our host, Linda Mtoba. What’s normal? What changes can you expect physically and emotionally during your pregnancy? So much information but when it comes directly from the experts, we all feel a little bit better. Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, Dr Casandra Pillay, and Psychologist and Chairperson of the Gauteng Association of Infant Mental Health, Nicole Canin, impart information about a holistically healthy pregnancy. Fitness expert and mom-to-be, Potso Mpandawana, also weighs in on what exercise is recommended for preggy moms and what exercises to avoid.

Episode 2
The Final Stretch | The Last Trimester

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Casandra Pillay and Registered Nurse and Midwife, Sister Phindi Mashinini talk about the final stretch, yes that’s right, the last trimester during pregnancy. From the physical and mental changes during the third trimester to Braxton Hicks and real labour signs as well as the different birthing options and birth plans, host Linda Mtoba and the experts discuss all that you need to know before heading into your third trimester. Lights Camera Baby is an all-new parenting series produced by MamaMagic in association with Huggies. This new series, aimed at parents and parents-to-be, clarifies the parenting journey with regards to breastfeeding, staying healthy during pregnancy, potty training and so much more. Hosting the show is the charismatic mommy, Linda Mtoba. The first episode of Lights Camera Baby launches on Saturday, 9 January 2021 on the MamaMagic YouTube Channel with a new episode every Saturday, thereafter. So, stay tuned.

Episode 3
The Golden Hour | Skin-to-Skin

The world of science stands in awe of the magical golden hour after birth. These 60 minutes are so much more than mom holding her baby, it is the magical period when mom and baby create their bond. Midwife and lactation consultant, Lilo Mthembu and “doula with a sense of humour,” Romy Titus explains how crucial skin-to-skin is for mom and dad. Childbirth educator Lynne Bluff unpacks the 9 instinctive stages of skin-to-skin and the importance of these for your baby’s transition from the womb to the world.

Episode 4
Feeling the Pinch | Vaccinations

People argue about them, protest either for or against them, build polarizing political campaigns around them and create conspiracies that closely resemble Hollywood thrillers with them at the centre. In this episode, host Linda Mtoba talks about vaccinations and the many questions surrounding these small vials of medicine with paediatrician Dr Enrico Maraschin, and registered nurse and midwife Nicole Tshimanga. They share their knowledge on the topic to ensure that parents have the information they need to make informed decisions because all of us only want to do what is best for our children.

Episode 5
The Fourth Trimester | Surviving the First 100 Days After Birth

The fourth trimester – also known as the first 100 days after birth – is both magical and a bit manic. While your baby is growing, you and your partner are growing into parenthood too. Paediatrician Dr Hassina Ebrahim and Midwife, Samantha Crompton, discuss how to cope with the first 100 days after your baby is born. From newborn cries to soothing your baby, mom’s physical and emotional and mental needs, join host Linda Mtoba as she finds out exactly what to expect during the fourth trimester.

Episode 6
Sweet Dreams | Sleep

With a “dream” show planned Sleep Consultant, Sarah Bibi-Patel and Psychologist and Qualified Foundation Phase teacher, Inge Gouws, bring us some sound understanding to help you and your newborn sleep better. Join host Linda Mtoba and mom Bongiwe Mbatha with the experts as they put to bed all your newborn sleep concerns, establish the basics of newborn sleep patterns and learn how to help your little one’s sleep more soundly.

Episode 7
The Real Boob Job| Breastfeeding

You could also stand a chance to win a Pigeon Gomini Double Electric Breast Pump in this week’s episode.
In this episode, we are looking at one of the most important and arguably one of the hardest skills that any new mom who has just given birth has to learn and that is of course, breastfeeding. Lactation Consultant Carey Haupt, Midwife Lilo Mthembu and Executive Director of the South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) Staša Jordan, join host Linda Mtoba to talk about helpful tips and tricks to make new mom’s breastfeeding journey easier. Watch this episode as we cover all of the basics of breastfeeding, including breastfeeding positions, breast care, latching and even what to do if you are producing too much breastmilk.

You can also stand a chance to win a Pigeon Gomini Double Electric Breast Pump. Simply SMS: Pigeon, Your Name and Surname to 33092. For this competition, you will be making use of the premium SMS line.

Each SMS entry costs R1.50. Network fees and/or administration fees may be charged and free SMSs do not apply. For queries and problems relating to the SMS line, call (011) 465 – 8955 or email [email protected] Standard competition terms and conditions apply.

Episode 8
Ask the Dr | Baby Ailments

From coughs, colds, sniffles and sneezes to how to break a fever when things are getting too hot to handle, tune into this episode as we “Ask the Doctors” all your burning health-related questions. Paediatricians Dr Enrico Maraschin and Dr Kevanya Coopoo join host Linda Mtoba in this episode to answer some of the common questions that parents have about the health of their children. What are the most common baby ailments that parents can expect to encounter and what are the best ways to handle and treat these ailments? Find out more in this episode of Lights Camera Baby.

Episode 9
Peewee | Potty training and bedwetting

In this episode, host Linda Mtoba is joined by Psychologist and Counsellor, Samantha Campher and teacher, Laura Mawdsley to talk about Potty Training. When should you start potty training and how should you approach this important milestone in your tot’s life. The experts give you great advice and tips to make potty training a little bit easier. Plus, if you are struggling with bedwetting in older kids Linda chats to medical doctor and bedwetting expert Dr Michael Mol about what you can do to help your child through this difficult phase.

Episode 10
Watch Me Grow | Milestones

Reaching milestones such as crawling, walking and speaking are important aspects for assessing any child’s overall development. In this episode, Speech-Language Therapist and Early Childhood Development specialist Rhoda Naidoo and Psychologist Inge Gouws discuss milestones and how to set realistic expectations for these. When should you seek medical advice if your child is not achieving their milestones? Find out from the experts. Plus, mommy blogger and Early Childhood Development teacher Mari-Louise Candiotes aka Just a Mama also joins Linda in studio to speak about her milestones experiences with her 3 daughters.