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  • February 15, 2024
  • The Turning Point Education
The latest news to help you with your toddler

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 8 of…

  • March 1, 2024
  • Bonitas
It’s week 8 of your pregnancy and your baby is beginning to look more like a little human. You’ll probably be feeling many of the...

Babies R Us Support Preemie Mom’s in Need During Pregnancy…

  • February 27, 2024
  • Parenting Hub
400 Care Bags Donated to Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital in Johannesburg Babies R Us has delivered four hundred mom care bags to the...

Securing the Future: A Step-by-Step Guide to Joining CryoSave's Family…

  • February 20, 2024
  • CRYOSAVE
In the ever-evolving landscape of medical advancements, securing the future health of your family has...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week seven of…

  • February 19, 2024
  • Bonitas
By now you probably know that you’re pregnant, but some moms only find out during...

How to manage early pregnancy sickness

  • February 16, 2024
  • Parenting Hub
Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality health coverage, discusses ways to manage early morning...

CryoSave South Africa: A Trusted Choice for Safeguarding Your Baby's…

  • February 13, 2024
  • CRYOSAVE
In the rapidly evolving field of medical science, the importance of stem cells in treating...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week six of…

  • February 12, 2024
  • Bonitas
Week 6 of your pregnancy At week 6 of your pregnancy you’ll most likely know...

Unlocking the Potential: Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy and the…

  • February 6, 2024
  • CRYOSAVE
Over the past three decades, the field of cord blood stem cell therapy has witnessed...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week five of…

  • February 5, 2024
  • Bonitas
Week five of your pregnancy is the week that many women find out that they...

The Importance of Storing Cord Blood Stem Cells for Future…

  • February 2, 2024
  • CRYOSAVE
The decision to bank your baby's cord blood stem cells is a significant one, offering...

The New Great Tasting Grape Flavour, Panado®'s Latest Paediatric Range…

  • February 1, 2024
  • Parenting Hub
Panado® has expanded their paediatric range with a new Grape flavour syrup,1 designed to help...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week four of…

  • February 1, 2024
  • Bonitas
This may be the week that you realise that you’re pregnant. Many women don’t notice...

10 Reasons to choose cord stem cell banking for your…

  • January 30, 2024
  • CRYOSAVE
Stem cell storage is more than just a medical choice; it's a step towards securing...

Everything you need to know about having a miscarriage

  • January 29, 2024
  • Bonitas
Deciding to become a mom, or even finding out by chance that you’re pregnant can...

What are the costs of cord blood banking?

  • January 24, 2024
  • Parenting Hub
At CryoSave we understand that becoming a parent comes with financial strain. That is why...

New Mommy Tips

  • January 22, 2024
  • Bonitas
Caring for Baby The following information is to be used as a guide to and...

Choosing the Right Stem Cell Bank: Private, Government, or Community…

  • January 16, 2024
  • CRYOSAVE
Some of the earliest decisions that parents face, can be amongst the most challenging. The...

UNDERSTANDING TEMPER TANTRUMS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

  • January 10, 2024
  • Parenting Hub
Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality health coverage, explores the underlying causes of temper...

Unlocking the Future of Healthcare: What is Cord Blood- and…

  • January 8, 2024
  • CRYOSAVE
As parents with a newborn on the way, nothing is more valuable than your child’s...

Raising a Vegan Baby: Tips and Ideas for Nutritional Success

  • December 21, 2023
  • Vital Baby
Vegan-based diets are becoming more popular, especially in South Africa, where more than 100 000...

Reasons why your baby is crying

  • December 20, 2023
  • Bonitas
The following information is to be used as a guide to and at the discretion...

Preventing the unthinkable

  • December 19, 2023
  • Lifesaving South Africa
Sunshine, watermelon and flip flops… summer holidays are around the corner! If you’re a parent...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

  • December 14, 2023
  • Wriggle and Rhyme
The festive season is upon us.  Shops are full of Christmas cheer and wherever you...

Premature birth - what to expect

  • December 14, 2023
  • Bonitas
Expecting a baby is an exciting time of your life, and you want to make...

The power of Pycnogenol: Enhancing sperm health naturally with Prelox

  • December 13, 2023
  • Lamelle Pharmaceuticals
If you’re male and in a partnership that’s struggling to conceive you should know you’re...

The Ins and outs of Co-Sleeping with your Kids

  • December 13, 2023
  • Vital Baby
Co-sleeping is common in many parts of Africa, including South Africa. Co-sleeping is when parents...

Every Mother’s Power Struggle with Junk Food & Their Toddler

  • December 12, 2023
  • Vital Baby
Junk food is addictive, and your toddler will fall in love with their first taste...

Proper Dosage For Peace Of Mind

  • December 12, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
While the classic approach suggests a spoonful of sugar helps medicine go down, convincing kids...

New Dad's roles

  • December 8, 2023
  • Bonitas
The following information is to be used as a guide to and at the discretion...

Safety and sustainability from a single pool cover - the…

  • December 7, 2023
  • PowerPlastics Pool Covers
The PowerPlastics Solid Safety Cover is the leading child safety pool cover in South Africa,...

HOW TO IMPROVE BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN INFANTS

  • December 6, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality health cover, explores various strategies and activities to...

Easy ways to stay sane and serene when flying with…

  • December 5, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
After a busy year, the festive season is an ideal opportunity to reconnect with loved...

Lifesaving SA and DHL launch an online water safety learning…

  • December 5, 2023
  • Lifesaving South Africa
Every year, hundreds of families across South Africa lose loved ones in preventable drowning accidents....

Travel Hacks for a Happy Holiday Season

  • December 1, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
No one wants to be bogged down by pain or fever during their holiday travels,...

Correct Care and Intervention for Your Baby’s Cleft Lip &…

  • December 1, 2023
  • Vital Baby
Cleft lip and palate are common birth defects that affect the development of the upper...

Safe cribs and playpens to use when travelling

  • December 1, 2023
  • Bonitas
The following information is to be used as a guide to and at the discretion...

How Safe Are Teething Gels?

  • November 30, 2023
  • OneAid
Every baby is different but common symptoms associated with teething include, mild irritability, drooling, low-grade...

The benefits of bananas for babies

  • November 30, 2023
  • Clamber Club
The children’s song ‘Go Bananas! Eat Eat Bananas!’ carries some good advice for parents. Bananas...

SUGAR, DEVIL OR FRIEND?

  • November 30, 2023
  • Good Night Baby
Over the past few years many health experts voiced their opinions loudly on social media...

Four changes you can expect from your skin during pregnancy

  • November 29, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
Pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation, but it’s not without its ups and...

The amazing benefits of hugging your baby

  • November 27, 2023
  • Majors for Minors
Have you ever had that feeling that you just cannot give your baby enough hugs?...

There are safety covers, and then there are safety covers

  • November 24, 2023
  • PowerPlastics Pool Covers
Know what you are buying. Understand compliance. Remember this is your child’ s life on...

Sleep Regressions

  • November 23, 2023
  • Good Night Baby
Sleep regressions can be quite challenging for both parents and little ones. There are many...

When is your child booster seat ready?

  • November 22, 2023
  • #CarseatFullstop
Determining when your child is booster seat ready can be something most parents neglect. I...

Smoking and pregnancy - should I quit

  • November 22, 2023
  • Bonitas
If you’re an avid smoker you’re probably wondering if being pregnant means you should wave...

The benefits of mouthing toys

  • November 22, 2023
  • Toptots Head Office
If you have found yourself horrified by what your growing baby or toddler are putting...

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC

  • November 21, 2023
  • Wriggle and Rhyme
It’s got to be one of the top karaoke songs of all time!  ABBA’s “THANK...

Breastfeeding myths you need to forget

  • November 21, 2023
  • All4Woman
The myths surrounding breastfeeding are endless Jungle juice, milk supply issues and a baby that...

5 Tips for baby’s first outing

  • November 21, 2023
  • All4Woman
Getting some fresh air can do wonders for you and baby! What if you forget...

Does a Belly Binder really work?

  • November 20, 2023
  • Julie Kay Belly Way
Women have been binding their bellies after pregnancy for many decades. Many different cultures bind...

3 Ways to Encourage Imagination at All Stages

  • November 16, 2023
  • Clamber Club
Activities that encourage imagination play a vital role in childhood development at all stages. From...

Why Organic Is Best For Your Baby And Toddler 

  • November 16, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
In 2019, a study by  Healthy Babies Bright Future, an alliance of NGO’s and scientists,...

How to exercise with baby in tow

  • November 15, 2023
  • Philips Avent
For some new moms, the thought of struggling into something lycra on very little sleep, with leaking breasts, to...

Fill your Child’s Love Tank with Touch Therapy

  • November 14, 2023
  • Bennetts
As parents, we do our very best for our children, actively giving them everything we...

How do I store my Breastmilk

  • November 13, 2023
  • Tommee Tippee
Store your precious breast milk so you don't lose a drop. Any mum who has...

Prevent child drownings with these practical tips for pool safety

  • November 10, 2023
  • PowerPlastics Pool Covers
Don't let your pool's water levels drop. Keeping the pool topped up allows for small...

The Screen-Free Sleep Aid Every South African Parent Needs to…

  • November 9, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
In an era marked by rising screen addiction among children, Morphée has introduced an offline...

Ways to make the most of your third trimester

  • November 9, 2023
  • Bonitas
Your third trimester begins in week 28 and will end when your baby is born,...

Avocados as a First Food for Babies

  • November 7, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
Your baby is nearing six months and the excitement starts to mount as you prepare...

Budgeting with children

  • November 6, 2023
  • Toptots Head Office
Having children gives you a myriad of rewards that we all get to brag about....

Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) and to deal with it

  • November 3, 2023
  • Bonitas
Symphysis pubis dysfunction or SPD is pain in your pelvis, which is caused by the...

BLIPPI MAKES A SPECIAL STOP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN…

  • November 1, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
Global sensation Blippi to delight audiences for the first time in South Africa in all-new...

How to Work Together as a Breastfeeding Team

  • November 1, 2023
  • Tommee Tippee
 As the saying goes, bringing up a baby takes a village, and although there’s only...

Why Doesn’t Sleep Training Work?

  • October 30, 2023
  • Good Night Baby
Working in the baby/parenting industry I know that there are many topics that can cause...

When to Start Tummy Time

  • October 30, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
Start slow, mix it up, and more ways to get your baby to love tummy...

Back pain during pregnancy and how to deal with it

  • October 27, 2023
  • Bonitas
Back pain is a common occurrence during pregnancy and can be frustrating to deal with....

TEACHING YOUR BABY USEFUL SELF FEEDING TECHNIQUES

  • October 26, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
How to teach your baby the art of self feeding is actually an incredibly common...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR BREAST CHANGES DURING AND AFTER…

  • October 26, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
Breast changes within a pregnant woman are truly incredible. The topic of breast development is...

Unpacking common myths around child drowning

  • October 23, 2023
  • PowerPlastics Pool Covers
Whether you have a pool or have small children in your family or social circle,...

Beating heatstroke

  • October 20, 2023
  • Bonitas
Bonitas Medical Fund offers some advice about heatstroke. What the symptoms are, how to avoid...

10 WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING PREGNANCY

  • October 20, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality health cover, explores ten ways to care for...

Does what you eat in pregnancy matter?

  • October 19, 2023
  • RediscoverDairy
There’s nothing quite like pregnancy to focus your attention on your health and well-being.  Most...

Sibling Room Sharing

  • October 19, 2023
  • Good Night Baby
Is it possible to have two children share one room? If children share a room...

CHOOSING A PLAY SCHOOL

  • October 18, 2023
  • Meg Faure
Your baby reaches 18 months and suddenly there is a little shift in the things...

Tips for Breastfeeding Success!

  • October 17, 2023
  • Baby's and Beyond
After the birth – Keeping your baby with you after the birth will promote a feeling...

Breastfeeding tips

  • October 13, 2023
  • Bonitas
Symptoms you may experience when not breastfeeding The following information is to be used as...

Kangaroo care and its benefits

  • October 11, 2023
  • Toptots Head Office
You may have heard the terms “skin-to-skin” or “kangaroo care” when it comes to interacting...

Understanding Your Breastfeeding Rights in the Workplace

  • October 10, 2023
  • Vital Baby
As a new Mother, nothing will be more important to you than the well-being of...

DEALING WITH KIDS AND PREGNANCY

  • October 6, 2023
  • Bonitas
Dealing with pregnancy can be tricky on its own, but when you have a toddler...

Paracetamol Use During Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

  • October 4, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
Even the most trouble-free pregnancy has its share of aches and pains1. The good news...

The best products for healthy babies and children

  • October 4, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
Babies and children require seemingly few products to stay healthy, but as they age, most...

7 WAYS TO SOOTH YOUR BABY'S UPSET TUMMY

  • October 4, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality health cover, explores seven ways to soothe your...

Neonatal jaundice, what is it and what happens if my…

  • September 22, 2023
  • Bonitas
Jaundice is a yellow discolouration of a baby’s eyes and skin and is fairly common...

Webinar - Dealing with blocked noses in babies & toddlers

  • September 22, 2023
  • Bonitas
In this antenatal class, Sr Talia, explains how to treat block noses in Babies and...

Preventing Dog Bites in Children

  • September 20, 2023
  • ChildSafe
Every 3 days a child is treated for serious dog bites. In 2020, 107 children...

How to Develop Early Maths Skills (Number Concept)

  • September 20, 2023
  • Bennetts
Learning to count from one to ten, and later to a hundred, is an important...

Preventing Electrical Burns

  • September 19, 2023
  • ChildSafe
Young children can be burnt very quickly, and this often happens when an adult is...

REFLUX IN INFANTS: UNDERSTANDING THE CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

  • September 18, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality health cover, delves into what reflux in infants...

Webinar - Cracked nipples during breastfeeding

  • September 15, 2023
  • Bonitas
Sr Talia talks about cracked nipples during breastfeeding, why they are caused and how to...

Why should I breastfeed my baby, and what if this…

  • September 15, 2023
  • Bonitas
Breastfeeding is important to your baby’s health and is the safest and healthiest thing that...

Medicating to help with sleep – Babies & Children

  • September 14, 2023
  • Good Night Baby
As sleep consultants we come across many instances of parents medicating their children to aid...

5 SYMPTOMS OF SEPARATION ANXIETY IN BABIES

  • September 11, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality health cover, discusses separation anxiety in babies, the...

Webinar - breastfeeding positions

  • September 8, 2023
  • Bonitas
Sr Ingrid Groenewald explains the different breastfeeding positions that you can try to have a...

PHYSICAL TOUCH & NEWBORNS – WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT

  • September 8, 2023
  • Bonitas
The birth of your baby is a beautiful and special moment in both of your...

Choosing a Baby Sitter

  • September 6, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
Choosing a baby sitter for your children can be a very daunting task.  You need...

Why do I need to stimulate my baby from a…

  • August 31, 2023
  • Toptots Head Office
Parents to be, have the unique opportunity to create a better brain for their unborn...

Baby monitor. Do I really need one?

  • August 31, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
The question I get asked is ‘is it really necessary? After all my parents did...

Encouraging Baby’s First Words

  • August 30, 2023
  • Parenting Hub
When can you expect to hear your baby’s first words and how you can encourage...

Pre-Sleep Rituals, Sleep Routines For All Baby Stages

  • August 30, 2023
  • Tommee Tippee
Pre-sleep Rituals or bedtime routines are really good to introduce to your baby around three...

Keeping Fit while you’re Pregnant

  • August 29, 2023
  • Baby's and Beyond
Sports Science Institute Biokineticist, Zoe Woodman, gives us her advice on the do’s and don’ts...

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