During the birthing season, South African storks are on overtime duty due to the high number of babies being born. With South Africa having a collective ‘baby brain’, Lee Hancox, Head of Channel and Segment Marketing at Sanlam, shares some of the biggest financial planning considerations to factor in pre-, during- and post pregnancy. She […]

People consider adoption for a myriad of reasons, but, like with any parenting endeavour, it can feel daunting to even consider taking on the responsibility that comes with it. How do you know if adoption is the right choice for you? While many discussions around adoption focus on why someone could or should choose this […]

As parents, every day brings its own set of adventures, from tackling common colds to soothing post-vaccination grumbles. With the right knowledge and tools at your disposal, you can navigate pain and fever in babies with confidence. Prevention Is Better Than Cure The saying, “Prevention is better than cure” rings especially true when it comes […]

Every year, Child Protection Week serves as a powerful reminder of our collective responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of South Africa’s children. Held from the last Sunday in May to the first week of June, this national campaign raises awareness about the threats children face and empowers communities to act. This year’s theme, […]

Isabella “Pippie” Kruger was made famous when, as a 2 and a half-year-old burn victim from Limpopo, she received a revolutionary skin transplant operation. Pippie was severely burned when a bottle of gel firelighter exploded while her father was lighting a braai on New Year’s Eve. She suffered 80% full thickness third-degree burns. She was […]

Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality health coverage, explores how pacifiers can affect your little one’s smile and how to minimise any negative oral health impacts. Pacifiers, often known as soothers or dummies, can be a lifesaver for parents trying to soothe a fussy baby. But, as with anything, there’s a time and place […]

Ah, the joys of welcoming a new bundle of joy into your life! As any seasoned parent will tell you, along with the adorable coos and cuddles come some not-so-adorable worries, especially when you’re gearing up for your baby’s first cold and flu season. While we can’t put your little one in a bubble (though, […]

There’s no “right” moment for pain and fever to strike. Yet, when they jolt your child awake in the wee hours, the challenge often feels magnified. Understanding the symptoms of pain and fever and knowing how to address them can make the experience less daunting for everyone involved. Why Do Children Experience Fever? Fever in […]

Adequate baby and child nutrition is imperative in order to achieve appropriate growth & development, build defence against infections and to decrease the overall incidence of life-threatening disease in childhood. Approximate energy, protein, iron, and folate requirements during childhood Age Energy kJ/day Protein g/day Iron mg/day Folate mcg/day 0-6 months 2700 13 6 65 7-12 […]