Which brings me to my point... we all know that baby magazines all have a universal theme - one that all moms and moms to be can relate to in one way or another. The photos of the moms and the babies featured in them are lovely. The preggie moms look so perfect (with or without Photoshop) you want to kill them and the babies look like, well, cute babies. Now I'm not pointing fingers at any particular magazine even though I've posted a pic of 'FitPregnancy' but my problem with the local ones though is that I don't see any pictures of what my baby is going to look like? Or my belly? Where are all the black moms and babies in these magazines? And no, I'm not talking about cappuccino models who look like black American or Brazilian expats who have flowing mocha-coloured locks and green eyes. I'm talking about South African black women!
And as lovely as the Mocha Manual and Nubeing magazines are, I don't want to read a magazine that's 'tailormade' for black women. We're not all the same! How about a crisp magazine with fresh content featuring all types of moms and babies representative the South African population? And no - one or two in a 96-page mag is not enough. Is that too much to ask?