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When And How To Exercise Post Caesarean

  • June 27, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are wondering what life post caesarean surgery is going to be like, this is the blog for you. We will be looking at...

The Twistshake Food Processor Product Review

  • June 24, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Recently, the Twistshake Food Processor has been introduced to South Africa. This is a remarkable product and offers a 6 in 1 user experience. Take...

How To Prepare For Your Caesarean Birth

  • June 20, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Preparing for a Caesarean birth is a simple, but needed, process. As with a natural...

The Upspring High Waist C-Panty Review

  • June 17, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Upspring High Waist C-Panty is a great product for any women who has recently...

What You Need To Know About C-Section Recovery

  • June 13, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
C-Section recovery is a much needed practice after welcoming your bundle of joy into the...

Get The ABC’s On C-Section Births

  • June 6, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
C-section births are a hot topic within the parenting world. Some mother’s may elect to...

How To Express At Work

  • May 28, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Making the transition from maternity leave to going back to work can be an emotionally...

The Medela Breastmilk Storage Bags Review

  • May 20, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are planning on storing your breastmilk, then this is a product you definitely...

Tips For Pumping On the Road

  • May 14, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are a pumping mother, and are planning a trip in the near future,...

Tips For Flying Whilst Breastfeeding

  • May 10, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
With the Easter holidays having come and gone, many South Africans may have utilized that...

The Medela Mini Electric Breast Pump Review

  • May 9, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are in the market for a breast pump, but looking for something that...

5 Key Tips For All Moms Who Need To Practice…

  • May 3, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
5 Key Tips For All Moms Who Need To Practice Pumping On the Go If...

What To Expect As A New Parent

  • April 30, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Being a new parent is definitely no walk in the park. Therefore, knowing what you...

Medela Breastmilk Storage Bags

  • April 25, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Medela breastmilk storage bags are an excellent product for all parents to use. This...

How To Handle Nap Time – The Dos And Don’ts…

  • April 24, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you want to easily handle nap time, there are a few easy tips to...

Tips To Using A Manual Breast Pump

  • April 11, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Using a manual breast pump is not as arduous as some moms think it should...

Everything You Need To Know About The Medela Harmony Manual…

  • April 10, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Medela Harmony is a manual breast pump perfect for every mom. This little breast...

Electronic vs. Manual Breast Pumps: Which Works For You?

  • April 2, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Many people debate over whether they need an electric or manual breast pump. Truth be...

Why You Need The Twistshake Mini Click Mat

  • March 29, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Twistshake Mini Click Mat is a revolutionary piece of feeding equipment every parent simply...

How To Manage Your Baby’s Portion Control

  • March 25, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Managing a baby’s portion control can be tricky, especially if you are a new parent....

Baby Feeding Myths Debunked

  • March 11, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
There are a few baby feeding myths in circulation, which will definitely be forced on...

The Ultimate Feeding Guide For Babies

  • March 7, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Finding a black and white feeding guide for babies is a difficult thing to do....

The Twistshake Divide Plate: Everything You Need To Know About…

  • March 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The Twistshake Divide Plate is a must have for all moms and dads out there....

How To Make Messy Eating Easier With The Twistshake Mini…

  • March 1, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Messy eating is a hugely important part of the developmental phase for all children. However,...

How To Avoid Breast Leakage Mishaps

  • February 26, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Breast leakage is something which many mothers fear. Whilst this is not a sure fire...

Everything You Need To Know About The 3pc Twistshake Feeding…

  • February 22, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Twistshake is taking the South African baby feeding market by storm. And the 3pc Twistshake...

The Taboo Topic Of High Allergen Foods And Breastfeeding

  • February 19, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The topic of high allergen foods being consumed while breastfeeding has been a long debated...

Breastfeeding Do’s And Don’ts: How To Lead A Healthy Breastfeeding…

  • February 12, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Do’s Of A Breastfeeding Diet The importance of leading a healthy diet whilst breastfeeding...

Everything you Need To Know About The 2pc Twistshake Feeding…

  • February 7, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The 2pc Twistshake feeding spoons set is something every mom needs in her cupboard! This...

How To Emotionally Cope With Your Child Eating Solids

  • February 5, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Eating solids is a huge milestone in the life of your child! It is also...

Review: Twistshake Pacifiers

  • January 24, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Twistshake pacifiers are some of the most innovative dummies on the market. A pacifier has...

Review: Medela Disposable Nursing Pads

  • January 14, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
During (and after) pregnancy, a mom can experience something know as a leaking breast. This...

How To Keep A Record Of Your Breastfeeding (And 5…

  • November 30, 2018
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Keeping a record of your breastfeeding may seem a little time consuming. Not only do...

Know What To expect From Your Breast Changes During (And…

  • November 30, 2018
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Breast changes within a pregnant woman are truly incredible. The topic of breast development is...

When To Consider Introducing Complimentary Feeding

  • November 30, 2018
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Complimentary feeding is a process in which you begin to introduce other food substances apart...

Teaching Your Baby Useful Self Feeding Techniques

  • November 30, 2018
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
How to teach your baby the art of self feeding is actually an incredibly common...

Why you really, really should NOT buy or Borrow a…

  • January 9, 2017
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Having a baby is expensive. I get that. I have two of my own. I...
The latest news to help you through your pregnancy

Review: Mom2B Pregnancy Shakes

  • August 21, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Keeping your body at optimum levels during and after pregnancy can be tough, especially if you are planning on breastfeeding.  With everyone having all the...

BABY SENSES ANIMAL THEATRE AND FINGER PUPPET

  • August 20, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco’s Baby Senses range of toy is a developmentally engaging range of colourful toys that range from simple multi-cloths to rattles, teethers, puzzles and much,...

What should my toddler be doing during the day?

  • August 16, 2019
  • Skidz
PLAY! This may seem obvious, but it is essential to a child’s development. Sometimes we...

BABY SENSES VIBRATING MONKEY RATTLE AND GIRAFFE RATTLE

  • August 13, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Baby Senses Vibrating Monkey Rattle and Giraffe Rattle are two of the cutest and most...

4 Extended Breastfeeding Tips

  • August 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
As a mother that really struggled with breastfeeding I really take my hat off to the moms...

Baby monitor. Do I really need one?

  • August 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The question I get asked is ‘is it really necessary? After all my parents did...

August is breastfeeding month: Relax into breast feeding

  • August 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
 Each new mum’s circumstances are different, and they help her decide on whether to breast...

BABY SENSES MRS GIRAFFE STROLLER ROPE TOY

  • August 5, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco’s Baby Senses range of toy is a developmentally engaging range of colourful toys that...

Pregnant and too busy to eat healthily?

  • August 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
iLife doesn’t stop when you are pregnant. Most of us are still busy with a...

Top Product Picks for Your Baby

  • July 31, 2019
  • Scarlet Ruby Interiors
“A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.”...

4 Bottle Feeding Tips To Make Mom’s Life Easier

  • July 29, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
There are many reasons why moms bottle feed their babies. Some moms choose to feed...

Tips For Handling Your Newborn

  • July 26, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Becoming a parent is the beginning of an entirely new phase of one’s life. Caring...

Tips for Travelling with Your Toddler

  • July 19, 2019
  • Scarlet Ruby Interiors
My husband and I travelled with our two-year-old on a long-haul flight to London. Having...

Tips To Keep your Sanity As An Expecting Mom

  • July 17, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Being a mom can be quite exciting. After all, you’re bringing new life into the...

The importance of age appropriate stimulation

  • July 15, 2019
  • Skidz
There have been many studies that focus on the importance of infant stimulation. It is...

Pregnancy and Travel: Tips for Flying the Friendly Skies While…

  • July 15, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Becoming pregnant is one of the greatest gifts a woman could ever experience. Yes, you...

New parents and your baby’s health

  • July 11, 2019
  • Bonitas
Becoming a parent is a joy but it can also be overwhelming and just a...

Changing Your Baby’s Room To A Toddler’s Bedroom

  • July 9, 2019
  • Scarlet Ruby Interiors
As you watch your baby develop into a toddler and their personality starts to take...

What Every parent should know about…creating a safe sleep environment

  • July 8, 2019
  • Snuggletime
Babies spend the greater part of 12 months sleeping so it essential to provide a...

Decorating Your Baby’s Room

  • July 3, 2019
  • Scarlet Ruby Interiors
Are you planning to decorate your baby’s room? Is that a YES? Here are a...

Pregnancy and Medical Aid

  • June 28, 2019
  • Bonitas
Motherhood and pregnancy are times of great anticipation and joy. Each experience is unique but...

CHICCO BATH THERMOMETERS

  • June 28, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Parents often struggle with knowing the correct temperature of their baby’s bath water.  Whilst it...

When And How To Exercise Post Caesarean

  • June 27, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are wondering what life post caesarean surgery is going to be like, this...

The Twistshake Food Processor Product Review

  • June 24, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Recently, the Twistshake Food Processor has been introduced to South Africa. This is a remarkable...

How To Prepare For Your Caesarean Birth

  • June 20, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Preparing for a Caesarean birth is a simple, but needed, process. As with a natural...

CHICCO DIGI BABY PAEDIATRIC THERMOMETER AND FLEX NIGHT THERMOMETER

  • June 19, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Winter is coming in South Africa and flu, colds and fevers may become a reality...

Keeping Germs Away From Your Baby

  • June 19, 2019
  • Ali Samuels
Statistics have shown that nearly 70% of common illnesses are spread through the hands by people who...

Making and keeping memories

  • June 18, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
When you are pregnant or have a newborn everyone tells you that time passes by...

The Upspring High Waist C-Panty Review

  • June 17, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Upspring High Waist C-Panty is a great product for any women who has recently...

Milestones - are they important?

  • June 17, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
I had a call from a concerned parent yesterday and I realised again how hard...

What You Need To Know About C-Section Recovery

  • June 13, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
C-Section recovery is a much needed practice after welcoming your bundle of joy into the...

CHICCO COMFORT QUICK INFRARED THERMOMETER

  • June 12, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Winter is coming in South Africa and flu, colds and fevers may become a reality...

Setting your child up for success

  • June 10, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Being a parent of an eighteen-year-old that has just started university, I again realise how...

Get The ABC’s On C-Section Births

  • June 6, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
C-section births are a hot topic within the parenting world. Some mother’s may elect to...

CHICCO THERMO DISTANCE INFRARED THERMOMETER

  • June 5, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Winter is coming in South Africa and flu, colds and fevers may become a reality...

Encouraging Meaningful Play

  • June 3, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Play time is so important for our children as a foundation for learning: Here are...

OVERWHELMED BY VOLUMES OF DIGITAL PHOTOS?

  • May 31, 2019
  • My File About Me
The average person uses digital photography as a way to document their life. Most people...

How To Express At Work

  • May 28, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Making the transition from maternity leave to going back to work can be an emotionally...

FANTASTIC LOVE PHYSIO SOFT PACIFIERS AND TEETHERS

  • May 27, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, global leaders in nursing care, bring trendy babies a funky new look for 2019...

How does your baby develop a memory?

  • May 24, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
The development of a baby’s memory is also known as Object Permanence and basically means...

Capture your child’s attention!

  • May 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We have all bought those flimsy shape box toys right? My greatest frustration was always...

The Medela Breastmilk Storage Bags Review

  • May 20, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are planning on storing your breastmilk, then this is a product you definitely...

How does one simple toy help your baby develop?

  • May 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
You would never believe the benefits that building blocks have… yes building blocks!  From problem...

Surviving a Newborn

  • May 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
By Nicky Kyle - Good Night Sleep Consultant “It would be easy they said”“What is...

Tips For Pumping On the Road

  • May 14, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are a pumping mother, and are planning a trip in the near future,...

Baby Wearing – The power of Snuggling Close

  • May 14, 2019
  • Meg Faure
Baby wearing is defined as “the practice of keeping your baby or toddler close and...

BRING FANTASY AND FUN TO MEAL TIMES WITH THE FANTASTIC…

  • May 13, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, global leaders in nursing care, bring trendy babies a funky new look for 2019...

Tips For Flying Whilst Breastfeeding

  • May 10, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
With the Easter holidays having come and gone, many South Africans may have utilized that...

The Medela Mini Electric Breast Pump Review

  • May 9, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are in the market for a breast pump, but looking for something that...

KEEP PACIFIERS CLEAN WITH THE FANTASTIC LOVE RANGE OF NURSING…

  • May 7, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, global leaders in nursing care, bring trendy babies a funky new look for 2019...

Puzzles are important for early childhood development

  • May 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We all know that there is a lot of research on how puzzles help young...

5 Key Tips For All Moms Who Need To Practice…

  • May 3, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
5 Key Tips For All Moms Who Need To Practice Pumping On the Go If...

CHICCO PRESENT THE FANTASTIC LOVE NURSING RANGE

  • May 2, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, the 360 degree approach to all things baby, was recently taken over by Prima...

What To Expect As A New Parent

  • April 30, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Being a new parent is definitely no walk in the park. Therefore, knowing what you...

5 Ways To Treat Hearing Loss In Pregnancy

  • April 26, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
If you are researching about the respective question, the chances are that either you, or...

Medela Breastmilk Storage Bags

  • April 25, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Medela breastmilk storage bags are an excellent product for all parents to use. This...

How To Handle Nap Time – The Dos And Don’ts…

  • April 24, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you want to easily handle nap time, there are a few easy tips to...

Chicco Manual and Electric Breast Pumps

  • April 22, 2019
  • Prima Baby
With 61 years as global leaders in the world of baby products, Chicco has perfected...

Can Mom Drink Coffee When Breastfeeding?

  • April 12, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Food and drink restrictions while pregnant are normal and expected. But how about after the...

Tips To Using A Manual Breast Pump

  • April 11, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Using a manual breast pump is not as arduous as some moms think it should...

Understanding your baby better through Sensory Intelligence®

  • April 11, 2019
  • Clamber Club
How often have you heard parents say: “My kids differ like day and night.” A...

Surviving the newborn stage – 6 top tips

  • April 10, 2019
  • Clamber Club
Becoming a parent fills you with so many emotions – joy, happiness, love, apprehension, fear…you...

Everything You Need To Know About The Medela Harmony Manual…

  • April 10, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Medela Harmony is a manual breast pump perfect for every mom. This little breast...

Autism: What is it, what are the signs and who…

  • April 10, 2019
  • Clamber Club
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of conditions that affect a person’s social communication,...

Keeping Your Children Safe During Bath time

  • April 9, 2019
  • OneAid
I’m sure many of you will agree that bath time is loads of fun for...

Chicco Electric & Microwave Sterilizers

  • April 9, 2019
  • Prima Baby
With 61 years as global leaders in the world of baby products, Chicco has perfected...

Meet Thule Sleek

  • April 5, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Thule’s first four-wheel stroller is a must for city-slicking moms Thule’s eagerly awaited four-wheel stroller,...

Electronic vs. Manual Breast Pumps: Which Works For You?

  • April 2, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Many people debate over whether they need an electric or manual breast pump. Truth be...

Why You Need The Twistshake Mini Click Mat

  • March 29, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Twistshake Mini Click Mat is a revolutionary piece of feeding equipment every parent simply...

Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes, What You Need to Know

  • March 27, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Pregnancy is one of the most life-altering experiences for a woman. Pregnancy Awareness Week takes...

How To Manage Your Baby’s Portion Control

  • March 25, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Managing a baby’s portion control can be tricky, especially if you are a new parent....

Tips For Choosing The Right High Chair

  • March 20, 2019
  • OneAid
Before going out and buying a high chair it’s important to know the safety requirements....

A Bump To The Head: When Should You Worry?

  • March 20, 2019
  • OneAid
I have attended to many children in the ER who have taken a tumble. In...

CHICCO MODE BOOSTER SEAT

  • March 19, 2019
  • Prima Baby
The Chicco Mode Booster Seat is the ideal solution for toddlers who want to sit...

How To Instantly Organize Childhood Memories

  • March 18, 2019
  • My File About Me
How do you survive an influx of your kids’ stuff pouring into your home from...

How To Track Baby's Feeds, Sleeps and Nappies

  • March 14, 2019
  • With Love Baby
There are many ways to track your baby's daily essentials. You may prefer to use...

CHICCO POCKET RELAX BOUNCER

  • March 13, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Ensure your newborn always has a place to sit and play. Perfect for families on...

Baby Feeding Myths Debunked

  • March 11, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
There are a few baby feeding myths in circulation, which will definitely be forced on...

Goatie Goodness – the better choice

  • March 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When choosing milk, it’s not just a matter of full cream, low-fat or flavoured anymore....

The Ultimate Feeding Guide For Babies

  • March 7, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Finding a black and white feeding guide for babies is a difficult thing to do....

The Twistshake Divide Plate: Everything You Need To Know About…

  • March 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The Twistshake Divide Plate is a must have for all moms and dads out there....

BANKING YOUR BREASTMILK SAVES LIVES

  • March 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The breastmilk bank is probably the most altruistic banking system in the world. Healthy, lactating...

How To Make Messy Eating Easier With The Twistshake Mini…

  • March 1, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Messy eating is a hugely important part of the developmental phase for all children. However,...

How To Avoid Breast Leakage Mishaps

  • February 26, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Breast leakage is something which many mothers fear. Whilst this is not a sure fire...

Pregnancy and Migraine

  • February 26, 2019
  • The Headache Clinic
Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women. Unfortunately pregnant women also suffer from headaches...

Next2 Stars Projector

  • February 25, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco present First Dreams, the ultimate multi-tech range of soothing toys especially designed with the...

Everything You Need To Know About The 3pc Twistshake Feeding…

  • February 22, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Twistshake is taking the South African baby feeding market by storm. And the 3pc Twistshake...

The Taboo Topic Of High Allergen Foods And Breastfeeding

  • February 19, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The topic of high allergen foods being consumed while breastfeeding has been a long debated...

Lullaby Sheep

  • February 18, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco present First Dreams, the ultimate multi-tech range of soothing toys especially designed with the...

Lil-Lets launches super-absorbent maternity pads perfectly designed for new moms

  • February 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Lil-Lets has launched a new line of maternity pads designed to help new moms feel...

HEALTHY EATING FOR A HEALTHY PREGNANCY

  • February 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
There’s nothing else quite like pregnancy to sharpen your focus on your health and well-being. ...

Breastfeeding Do’s And Don’ts: How To Lead A Healthy Breastfeeding…

  • February 12, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Do’s Of A Breastfeeding Diet The importance of leading a healthy diet whilst breastfeeding...

First Dreams Baby Bear

  • February 11, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco present First Dreams, the ultimate multi-tech range of soothing toys especially designed with the...

Everything you Need To Know About The 2pc Twistshake Feeding…

  • February 7, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The 2pc Twistshake feeding spoons set is something every mom needs in her cupboard! This...

Baby’s Skin Care – What You Need to Know

  • February 7, 2019
  • Cherish Beauty
It is our instinct to nourish and protect our babies.  As caring mothers, we would...

How To Emotionally Cope With Your Child Eating Solids

  • February 5, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Eating solids is a huge milestone in the life of your child! It is also...

First Dreams Mobiles

  • February 4, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco present First Dreams, the ultimate multi-tech range of soothing toys especially designed with the...

Your BREAST PUMPING GUIDE

  • February 4, 2019
  • My Breastpump
Do you need to pump?  Breastfeeding directly is the most convenient way to breastfeed a...

Time-Efficient Tips for Self-Care for New Parents

  • January 30, 2019
  • Disabled Parents
There’s a reason you need to put your oxygen mask on first on a plane:...

Post Birth Belly Binding

  • January 29, 2019
  • Julie Kay Belly Way
Post-birth abdominal binding has been practiced by women for centuries. The main theory behind binding...

Review: Twistshake Pacifiers

  • January 24, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Twistshake pacifiers are some of the most innovative dummies on the market. A pacifier has...

12 Breastfeeding Super Foods

  • January 21, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Moms that are breastfeeding must consider which foods they can include in their daily diet....

Making The Most Of The Last Few Weeks Of Your…

  • January 18, 2019
  • Ali Samuels
No doubt you’re excitedly waiting for your little bundle of joy to make his or...

Chicco Baby Moments Sweet Perfumed Water

  • January 16, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Wherever there’s a baby, there’s the best scent in the world!   Baby’s first beauty...

Too Soon: Premature Babies

  • January 14, 2019
  • Munchkins
Having a prem is not something most mothers expect when they are expecting.  In most...

Review: Medela Disposable Nursing Pads

  • January 14, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
During (and after) pregnancy, a mom can experience something know as a leaking breast. This...

She is Pregnant! 15 Things Dad Can Do!

  • January 10, 2019
  • Barbara Harvey
One thing is for sure you love your wife and she is going to have...

Back and Pelvic Pathology in Pregnancy – the Need for…

  • January 9, 2019
  • Julie Kay Belly Way
Back pain is a common ailment during pregnancy. As many as 50 to 90% of...

Chicco Oral Care Collection

  • January 8, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, the 360 degree solution to baby care, is now in South Africa on a...

5 ways to make your home child-friendly

  • December 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
There’s a lot that goes into owning a house, from paying it off, to decorating...

Chicco First Dreams Sleep Range

  • December 6, 2018
  • Prima Baby
THE ULTIMATE MULTI-TECH, SOOTHING SLEEP TIME COMPANIONS. Chicco, distributed by Prima Baby, have released an...

Chicco Boppy Nursing Pillow

  • December 6, 2018
  • Prima Baby
The Boppy Pillow from Chicco is a revolutionary product that has taken the world by...

How To Keep A Record Of Your Breastfeeding (And 5…

  • November 30, 2018
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Keeping a record of your breastfeeding may seem a little time consuming. Not only do...

Know What To expect From Your Breast Changes During (And…

  • November 30, 2018
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Breast changes within a pregnant woman are truly incredible. The topic of breast development is...

When To Consider Introducing Complimentary Feeding

  • November 30, 2018
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Complimentary feeding is a process in which you begin to introduce other food substances apart...

Teaching Your Baby Useful Self Feeding Techniques

  • November 30, 2018
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
How to teach your baby the art of self feeding is actually an incredibly common...

Disney Baby Pound & Play Musical Table

  • November 28, 2018
  • Prima Baby
The Disney Baby Pound & Play Musical Table is another great way for children to...

Travel advice: Best tips for travelling while pregnant

  • November 26, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
The truth is that a woman should not travel much when pregnant. It is time...

12 Breastfeeding super foods

  • November 23, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Moms that are breastfeeding must consider which foods they can include in their daily diet....

15 Lessons from a second-time mom

  • November 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Congratulations on your second pregnancy! Wondering what lies ahead – besides a couple of extra...

Pregnant and too busy to eat healthily?

  • November 21, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Life doesn’t stop when you are pregnant. Most of us are still busy with a...

6 Tips on choosing the best breast pump for you

  • November 16, 2018
  • My Breastpump
If you are wanting to breastfeed your baby you most likely have thought about getting...

7 Ways to relieve hip pain during pregnancy

  • November 13, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
As your pregnancy progresses into the second and then third trimesters you will find that...

Disney Baby Mickey Shapes and Colours Shape Sorter

  • November 12, 2018
  • Prima Baby
  The Baby Mickey Shapes and Colours Sorter is one of the coolest, most fun...

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  • November 9, 2018
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You know the day is coming.  You think about it every spare moment. You dread...

PRIMA BABY THE NEW EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR OF CHICCO IN SOUTH…

  • November 2, 2018
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Prima Baby is thrilled and proud to announce the newly acquired, exclusive distribution rights to...

Top tips for Summer outdoor fun with your little one

  • November 1, 2018
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Summer has officially arrived in South Africa. With the heat, we all need a reminder...

How to raise a multilingual child

  • October 25, 2018
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By Hilton Scott, Principal of Trinityhouse Preparatory Randpark Ridge The benefits of raising a multilingual...

Assorted Dou dou

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A dou dou cloth is one of the essential baby items. Nattou Lapidou dou dou’s...

Octopus Plush

  • October 15, 2018
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Nattou cuddly toys are famous for being one of the world’s best plush manufacturers.  The...

Plush Musicals

  • October 8, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Nattou cuddly toys are famous for being one of the world’s best plush manufacturers.  The...

The Baby Show & #MeetUp gave a quality experience to…

  • October 4, 2018
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South African parents experienced the full spectrum of parenting fun and products at The Baby...

Cuddly Plush

  • October 1, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Nattou cuddly toys are famous for being one of the world’s best plush manufacturers.  The...

Stack sort & store tree

  • September 27, 2018
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The Stack Sort & Store Tree is a toy that will keep your little one...

Lansinoh Unveils ‘Breastfeeding around the World’ Photography Campaign

  • September 26, 2018
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Global Leader in the Breastfeeding Market Debuts Campaign for Breastfeeding Awareness Month Alexandria, VA (August 1,...

The juggle is real : 4 powerful tips to help…

  • September 24, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Working moms have a lot of balls in the air. We juggle work and home...

The six things new dads should do as their baby…

  • September 21, 2018
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Becoming a father is often quoted as the single most emotional moment in a man’s...

4 reasons Dads are going to love The Pampers Baby…

  • September 20, 2018
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The UK’s Best Baby Show has been running for the last 15 years, and finally...

Seaside spinning top

  • September 19, 2018
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VTech baby brings the best in technology-based learning to your child as they grow their...

Breastfeeding basics: What you need to know

  • September 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated around the world from 1-7 August every year to raise...

Carseat battles

  • September 14, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Many children fuss when placed into a car seat. If you had just found your...

Little friendlies starlight sounds polar

  • September 11, 2018
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Sleep time is invaluable – and tech toys are the way of the future when...

Raising Money-Smart Children is Every Parent’s Responsibility

  • September 10, 2018
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“Money doesn’t grow on trees.” How often did you hear this saying when as a...

New Parents' Guide To Life Insurance

  • September 7, 2018
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What to remember about life insurance when your a parent?   When you hold your...

Brushing those teeth

  • September 5, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Do you have problems with brushing your little ones teeth? Most of them do at...

Little friendlies glow & giggle playmat

  • September 4, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Every baby needs a day time activity mat for play, learning and fun. This beautiful...

Play to learn, learn to play

  • September 3, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Prima Baby, is proud to announce our new exclusive affiliation with one of the world’s...

Fill n Squeeze

  • August 27, 2018
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THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION FOR WEANING, FEEDING AND SNACK TIME Fill N Squeeze is a revolutionary...

Cosatto Zoomi

  • August 22, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Cosatto has been saving the world from boring baby stuff with the coolest designs, funkiest...

The UK’s Best Baby Show Hits SA!

  • August 21, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
You do not want to miss The Baby Show & #MeetUp with Meg Faure, sponsored...

Cooing over Communication

  • August 17, 2018
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One minute they are crying, the next they are conversing!  Communication development begins at birth....

CAM Regolo

  • August 16, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Let baby travel in style with the Cam Regolo Car Seat! CAM, Italian leaders in...

Foppapedretti Dinamyk

  • August 15, 2018
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Foppapedretti is one of Europe’s leading baby travel brands, having creatively and technically mastered the...

How much time does your child spend playing?

  • August 10, 2018
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Play is an integral part of a child’s development. This is how they build relationships,...

The Importance of Breastfeeding

  • August 8, 2018
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Breastfeeding is very important for your baby and for you. Lansinoh® has put together some information...

SA women's risk of ante- and postnatal depression four times…

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According to the World Health Organisation, about 10% to 13% of women experience antenatal and...

Should you insure your baby?

  • August 6, 2018
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Now that you have a baby bump, you don’t need any other bumps in the...

Foppapedretti Babyroad 9-36

  • August 3, 2018
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Foppapedretti is one of Europe’s leading baby travel brands, having creatively and technically mastered the...

4 Extended Breastfeeding Tips

  • July 24, 2018
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As a mother that really struggled with breastfeeding I really take my hat off to the moms...

How to help your child decrease screen time

  • July 24, 2018
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For a parent, nothing eliminates the burden of entertaining your child more than handing them...

The benefits of bananas for babies

  • July 24, 2018
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The children’s song ‘Go Bananas! Eat Eat Bananas!’ carries some good advice for parents. Bananas...

10 Questions to ask a Nanny in an Interview

  • July 10, 2018
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This is always a very difficult decision for a mom. You have been at home...

CAM Volare Changing Station

  • July 6, 2018
  • Prima Baby
CAM introduces the new Volare Changing Station – one of the most beautiful necessity items...

What I learned from my journey through Postnatal Depression...

  • July 6, 2018
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I'm no stranger to depression. From as far back as I can remember I've had...

Why new moms must re-look insurance needs before baby arrives

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Expecting a new baby is always an exciting time, particularly for first-time moms who are...

Can Sleep Training harm my baby?

  • July 6, 2018
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With the stigma around the cry-it-out method – which is what the majority of parents...

What new parents need to know about life insurance

  • July 6, 2018
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Who Needs Life Insurance? Becoming a parent is an exciting, often scary adventure. Long before...

CAM Smarty Table Chair

  • July 6, 2018
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Let baby join in all the fun with the CAM Smarty Table Chair.  A vibrantly...

Why is reading to your child so important?

  • July 6, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As parents, we know that reading a book to our child before bedtime is a...

A balancing act: Developing your child’s vestibular system

  • July 6, 2018
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The vestibular system is found in the inner ear and responds to head movement and...

But Baby, it’s cold outside

  • July 6, 2018
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As winter takes over in South Africa, temperatures have dropped and there’s a distinct chill...

Child drowning – a leading cause of childhood death that…

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Drowning remains one of the top causes of unnatural childhood death in South Africa and...

CAM Champion Highchair

  • July 3, 2018
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Let your little one join in at meal times with the Campion High Chair from...

How to prepare a child for an older sibling

  • July 2, 2018
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Written by: Academic Development Coordinator of ADvTECH Schools Division, Barbra Eaton And Bev O’Shea, Principal...

5 steps to getting a good night’s sleep

  • June 29, 2018
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Tips to ensure that baby andyou get a good night’s sleep Many parents must find...

Pregnancy: Taking care of your nutritional and financial needs

  • June 27, 2018
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By 1Life You’ve finally taken steps to confirm the reason behind your weird cravings, unexpected emotional...

Arts Powered Learning: choosing a pre-school that fosters creative thinking…

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  • June 21, 2018
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Taking your first steps to put the financial basics in place for your family can...

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  • June 20, 2018
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Many parents spend the first year of their child’s life focusing on motor milestones, and...

Oops Building Block sets

  • June 13, 2018
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Building blocks are literally one of the simplest and most functional ways of getting your...

Disney Baby offers you the perfect feeding solution

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Disney Baby is the proud home of the world’s most beloved mouse Mickey Mouse.  He...

Disney Baby helps your little one develop important skills

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
We all know how curious babies can be.  It doesn’t stop as they grow, it...

The Hundred Acre Wood comes to life with Disney Baby

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
As long as most parents and even grandparents can recall, Winnie The Pooh and his...

Being a mom… tired is my second name

  • June 13, 2018
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Everyone knows that the most beloved children’s franchise in the world is Disney – and...

Award winning innovation with simple, functional design from Dooky

  • June 8, 2018
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Prima Baby is a now proud affiliate and distributor of the Dooky range of products...

Fisher-Price Alphabet Blocks

  • May 4, 2018
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For decades, and indeed probably centuries, building blocks have always been a part of a...

Tactile Defensiveness

  • May 2, 2018
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Ben’s* mom describes her child as “temperamental and anxious”. “He doesn’t like to go anywhere...

Bring meal times to life with JJ’s Animal Snackers: A…

  • May 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Stir your child’s imagination, excite their mind and stimulate their sensory ability with JJ’s Animal...

Quality Nutritional Supplements: A Benefit for pregnant moms

  • May 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Expectant moms want the best for their babies but often feel overwhelmed by the information...

The role that father’s play in birth and beyond

  • April 30, 2018
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We’re pregnant - words that may be met with surprise, anxiety or even unwavering joy...

7 Signs baby is ready for solids

  • April 20, 2018
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Starting solids is a huge milestone for baby and for parents. Very often parents are...

Should I be taking aspirin while pregnant?

  • April 19, 2018
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When you are pregnant everything that you take in your baby takes in too. This...

Play: Promoting healthy social and emotional development

  • April 19, 2018
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Play is a child’s language, his work, his relaxation and the way he builds relationships....

10 Fantastic things about being pregnant

  • April 13, 2018
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For those who are well on their way to bearing a child, I’m sure you...

The end of day naps

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Much to my horror my 3 year old daughter recently declared that she does not...

11 Things to expect postpartum

  • April 11, 2018
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Pregnancy is an amazing journey and towards the end moms to be start preparing for...

10 Reasons why colouring pages are healthy for your child’s…

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Coloring pages is an awesome and fun activity for children, as well as for adults....

Preparing For Baby: What Disabled Parents Need to Know

  • April 6, 2018
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Photo credit Unsplash Preparing for a new baby when you have a disability can be...

Vitamin B12 deficiency: A silent epidemic with serious consequences

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Vitamin B12 deficiency isn’t a bizarre, mysterious disease. It’s written about in every medical textbook...

The power of skin-to-skin

  • April 5, 2018
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During pregnancy, babies are as close to their moms as they can be – getting...

Teaching table manners

  • March 29, 2018
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Teaching table manners is something vital in my home. I’m not a mom that has...

Thinking about the new baby

  • March 29, 2018
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I have been trying to prepare my 20 month old daughter for the fact that...

5 Signs baby is tired

  • March 29, 2018
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If you know the signs baby is tired before he gets over-tired it will make...

How long should my baby sleep?

  • March 28, 2018
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It is every mom’s question: How long should my baby sleep Babies needs change constantly,...

Pregnancy the second time round

  • March 28, 2018
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Pregnancy the 2nd time around is so much easier, it is amazing how different it...

Preparing for birth; making a birthing plan

  • March 27, 2018
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  A birth plan refers to your preferences for your birth, both during labour and...

What is a doula?

  • March 26, 2018
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A doula is a labour coach that offers emotional and physical support to a woman...

COSATTO- Saving the world from boring baby stuff once again…

  • March 26, 2018
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Just when you thought Cosatto couldn’t outdo themselves in terms of making baby travel gear...

11 Ways to cope with pain during labour

  • March 23, 2018
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If you are worried about how to cope with pain during labour check out these...

How long should my baby be awake for between naps?

  • March 23, 2018
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When my babies were young I was concerned so much how long my baby should...

3 Early signs of labour

  • March 22, 2018
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Water breaking A brown or pink mucus discharge known as bloody show which is the...

What are the early signs of autism in children

  • March 22, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Almost every mom gets herself into a twist if her baby or child is not...

Learning to love your postpartum body

  • March 22, 2018
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We know that it is so tough to love your body in the shape that...

The 3 stages of labour

  • March 21, 2018
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Stage 1: Early Labour This stage begins when the cervix begins to soften and open...

The benefits of co-sleeping with a new-born baby

  • March 21, 2018
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Co-sleeping is often thought to be synonymous with bed sharing – also known as letting...

5 Ways to bond with your baby during pregnancy

  • March 20, 2018
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Contrary to what many believe, bonding with your child begins while it is still in...

7 Reasons babies cry

  • March 20, 2018
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Understanding the reasons babies cry can make this mommy business just that little bit easier....

Natural remedies for heartburn during pregnancy

  • March 19, 2018
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Heartburn affects a lot of women during pregnancy, particularly during the third trimester of pregnancy....

Natural remedies for relieving back and neck pain during pregnancy

  • March 16, 2018
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While pregnancy is a time of great joy and happiness, very often it is accompanied...

The do’s & don’ts of returning to exercise after a…

  • March 15, 2018
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Moms out there who have had or are planning to have a caesarean we’d like...

Heads up on infant health ahead of taps running dry

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When the dam levels reach 13.5%, the city will begin to shut down its reticulation...

The benefits of yoga for pregnant woman

  • March 15, 2018
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Introduction Unknowingly, many of you are transforming from a woman into a mother and you...

How to get your baby to drop during pregnancy

  • March 14, 2018
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Baby dropping refers to a medical term called lightening. Lightening is one of the major...

5 Steps to getting baby into a routine

  • March 13, 2018
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Getting your baby into routine can make all the difference to your life when you...

Fetal development from 1 week to 40 weeks

  • March 12, 2018
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The development of your baby inside the womb is absolutely incredible. Here’s what happens during...

What is PROM and is it a Cause for Concern…

  • March 12, 2018
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Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful miracles of nature, to have a human being...

Experts Weigh In on Pregnancy and Nutrition in SA

  • March 12, 2018
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Good nutrition before and during pregnancy may influence the pregnancy, the delivery and the health...

11 Common teething symptoms

  • March 9, 2018
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Are you struggling with your baby?  Check these common teething symptoms to see if teething...

Dietary guidelines for stages of pregnancy

  • March 9, 2018
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No one who hears the expression ‘she’s eating for two’ will need to be appraised...

8 Ways to predict the gender of your baby

  • March 8, 2018
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You’re Pregnant! Congratulations If you’re as anxious as I was to find out the gender...

3 Signs your baby is going through a growth spurt

  • March 6, 2018
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Here are the Signs your Baby is going through a Growth Spurt: Your baby wants...

Weight isn’t the only thing you’ll be shedding after having…

  • March 6, 2018
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Everything FINALLY seems to be settling down a few months after welcoming your new baby...

The Importance of tummy time

  • March 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Why is tummy time important? For strengthening the back muscles to assist later on with...

Must a childminder have twin experience to care for twins?

  • February 28, 2018
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It is fair to say that just about all baby related business’s prey on new...

Has my water broken or is it just urine?

  • February 28, 2018
  • AmnioPad
During pregnancy, many women experience at least some degree of urinary incontinence, which is the...

Hey Ladies are you feeling Wet down there? No need…

  • February 27, 2018
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Most women at some stage in their lifetime will experience some form of vaginal discharge....

A Healthy Lifestyle is a Must for Your Unborn Baby

  • February 27, 2018
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Diana Du Plessis, on behalf of Philips Mother and Child Division (Avent) Becoming a new...

Knowing how UIF works

  • February 27, 2018
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Claiming UIF can be stressful and confusing for most people. Now add to that pregnancy...

What To Expect When Expecting Multiples

  • February 26, 2018
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Taking care of yourself during a multiple pregnancy starts with eating well – except that...

A Gender-Neutral Approach to Pregnancy

  • February 23, 2018
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Finding out the baby's gender is one of the highlights of pregnancy for many parents,...

Planning to Become a Mom?

  • February 23, 2018
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Here’s the financially savvy stuff you should be thinking about With Hollywood booming with pregnant...

Preparation for birth and breastfeeding

  • February 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Lynne Bluff   Birth is such an awesome and exciting event. As pregnancy progresses into...

Nutrition in pregnancy: Giving your baby the healthiest possible start

  • February 22, 2018
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With so many myths out there about diet and pregnancy, no wonder new mothers-to-be feel...

Emotional Health during pregnancy

  • February 22, 2018
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Philips Mother and Child Expecting a child is a blessing and an incredible experience, whether...

Breastfeeding While Pregnant

  • February 21, 2018
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Congratulations, you’re pregnant… again. And whether this age gap was planned or not, you’d like...

Understanding The Possibilities Of A High Risk Pregnancy

  • February 20, 2018
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So you’ve reached the 12 week mark…phew!  If you are like me you would have...

Pregnancy Education = Informed Choices

  • February 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The thought of giving birth can be both scary and confusing; particularly with conflicting advice...

Chiropractic care for mothers during and after pregnancy

  • February 16, 2018
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Chiropractic has typically included the care of pregnant patients to insure a comfortable pregnancy and...

Huggies® raises awareness around childbirth education this February

  • February 15, 2018
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A very limited number of expectant mothers research their options before giving birth and as...

Pregnancy: The First Trimester

  • February 15, 2018
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If you missed the announcement last week Friday, then SUPRISE! Dan and I are expecting...

Pregnancy and Migraines

  • February 14, 2018
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Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women. Unfortunately pregnant women also suffer from headaches...

Important stages of babies at play

  • February 14, 2018
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Babies make sense of the world around them through play. They experiment with new ideas,...

The benefits of eating well during pregnancy

  • February 12, 2018
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When you discover you are pregnant for the first time – your whole world shifts....

The Effects of Pregnancy on our Intimate Bits

  • February 9, 2018
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The miracle of pregnancy is universal and timeless, and even though we are, by divine...

5 Tips for coping with a newborn and a toddler

  • February 8, 2018
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I (Kit) gave birth to my son Noah on the 24th August and at the...

Eating During Pregnancy

  • February 8, 2018
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When you discover you are pregnant for the first time – your whole world shifts....

8 Awesome Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

  • February 7, 2018
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Massage is not just about it feeling good, it actually comes with many health benefits...

How to Budget for That Unexpected Pregnancy

  • February 6, 2018
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An unexpected pregnancy can bring upon a slew of emotions.  Should you feel excited?  Should...

Childbirth education for an empowered birth

  • February 2, 2018
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‘Empowering Birth’ is the theme of Pregnancy Education Month in February 2018, when childbirth educators,...

Surviving a Heterotopic Miscarriage

  • February 1, 2018
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I had a heterotopic miscarriage and it was painful. Heterotopic pregnancy is when one is...

Kangaroo Mother Care

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a way of caring for premature babies through skin-to-skin contact...

Why it’s important to monitor the climate in your baby’s…

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Philips Mother and Child Division With peak summer months peaking at early 30˚C or even...

Safe, summer fun for baby’s skin

  • January 18, 2018
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When the sun finally appears after a long winter it is natural to want to...

Why it’s important to monitor the climate in your baby’s…

  • January 8, 2018
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Philips Mother and Child Division With peak summer months peaking at early 30˚C or even...

Will you bank them, or bin them? Wise up on…

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Becoming a parent is fraught with responsibilities. Prospective parents should know the facts about the...

5 Things New Parents Can do to Increase Infant Attachment

  • November 15, 2017
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Attachment is the process through which infants bond with their caregivers. This usually means Mom,...

Why is a baby’s sense of touch so important?

  • November 15, 2017
  • Toptots Head Office
The tactile system (or sense of touch) is one of the earliest to develop, and is also...

Undescended testes in premature babies common, but treatable

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  • Parenting Hub
Undescended testes affects almost four percent of all new-born males, is more common in premature infants and poses...

When is the right time to introduce assistive devices for…

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The first year of life is a time when babies strengthen their muscles and bones....

Breastfeeding can help prevent both breast cancer and childhood cancer

  • November 9, 2017
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One in every 20 women in Southern Africa will develop breast cancer at some point...

The importance of outdoor play

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We are very lucky in South Africa with the climate that we have.  Our children...

3 Silent Things That Can Affect Your Baby’s Health

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Everything seemingly is turned upside down in an instant. Your schedules change, your eating habits...

Cost free stem cell storage programme gives hope to South…

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Storing umbilical cord blood stem cells at birth could prove to be a live-saving investment...

Last minute shopping for your hospital bag – don’t forget…

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Myth busters: Baby Sleep

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Keeping your baby up longer at night/between naps will encourage her to fall asleep faster...

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Positive encouragement and engagement plays such a key role in your baby’s emotional development. The...

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Being a new parent is the most difficult, yet most important and satisfying work you...

Umbilical Cord Care

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Becoming a new mom is filled with so many fun, exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking moments....

The Basics of Breastfeeding

  • September 18, 2017
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The South African Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS) found that a third of SA children...

Babies and Crawling

  • September 13, 2017
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The natural progression of a baby is moving from sitting to crawling. Crawling is your...

Stem Cell Myths - Busted

  • September 4, 2017
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The term stem cell gleans different reactions from people both in the medical community and...

Stimulating Language and Listening Skills

  • August 31, 2017
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Language is considered a verbal behaviour which is learned by means of the environment. A...

Technology and Tots

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By Meg Faure Embracing technology is essential in this day and age, and I am certainly...

Introducing Solids to your baby- a comprehensive guide

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You may have fluctuating emotions when it comes to introducing solids. You may eagerly wait...

Struggling with a teething baby?

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It’s 3 ‘o clock in the morning and your baby just won’t settle down.  She’s...

Peaceful nights - When Sleep Patterns change

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Just as you get it all right and think you are on the track to...

Why Breastfeeding and Work Can and Should go Together

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Returning to work after maternity leave rates as one of the top reasons why mothers...

When Breast Feeding does not come naturally

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Many people may argue the fact that breast feeding should be the most natural thing...

Similac Mom® on the basics of breastfeeding

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Many Pregnant women have concerns on whether they will succeed in breastfeeding or if they...

Breastfeeding rate shoots up by 357%

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A third of South African children under six months old are now exclusively breastfed. This...

SIDS Explained

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One of the scariest things for all parents is the reality of Sudden Infant Death...

Reading with your baby

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Babies can have fun with books long before they know any words, and they’ll also...

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Diana Du Plessis on behalf of Philips Mother and Child Division It’s only natural for...

Smoking causes permanent harm to babies, both before and after…

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Mothers who smoke during or after pregnancy not only affect their own health, but they...

Night Nanny versus Night nurse

  • July 17, 2017
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Your babies have arrived home and you are so excited to finally have two or...

The Importance of Early Brain Development

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As parents we want what is best for our children and want to teach and...

Infant Stimulation - What is the big deal?

  • July 15, 2017
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When it comes to stimulation in babies, there seems to be two camps: On the...

Do Cribs Cause Brain Damage?

  • July 15, 2017
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We recently received a message from one of our followers to ask our opinion on...

Ban the baby blues

  • July 15, 2017
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Around 20% of new mothers experience 'the blues' or postnatal depression, and almost all new...

How early learning builds a child’s other abilities

  • July 14, 2017
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We often read articles and speak to Early Childhood Development experts such as Paediatricians and...

Introducing Huggies® Hugwear For Moving Babies – Mom’s Choose Your…

  • July 14, 2017
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Having a newborn baby is a magical experience for many moms. It is a time...

Twin traditions in various cultures

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We live in country with many cultures and traditions. Have multiples is a special experience....

Gestational Diabetes: What to Eat?

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Gestational Diabetes is a hormone imbalance where the Pancreas starts making not enough insulin for...

Steps to Successful Baby Massage

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There are a few small steps to follow to make infant massage successful. Get yourself...

HypnoBirthing – Taking the birthing world by calm

  • June 30, 2017
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The world for the pregnant woman is one filled with excitement, anticipation, anxiety and, in...

Feeding Problems in the Early Years of Life

  • June 28, 2017
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When you're a new mom or dad, it can be a huge challenge to parent...

What is Reflux?

  • June 10, 2017
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Reflux is a very common problem in tiny babies.  It is also known as possetting...

The Joys of Breastfeeding

  • June 10, 2017
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On this months letter we would to share some benefits of breastfeeding, correct positioning, soreness...

Why sleep is important?

  • June 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Every function in the body is affected by sleep. And for a child, the risks...

Why is my baby crying?

  • June 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
When your baby is crying a cold sweat accompanied by the question “WHY?” is the...

Kangaroo Care for Baby

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  • Parenting Hub
Whilst in recent years, Kangaroo Care or Skin-to-skin care for babies, has become a very...

Play Is Learning

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I’m always touting the importance of allowing your kids time to just be – not...

Potty Talk…

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Potty training isn’t the easiest thing to do, but for the most part it runs...

Childhood Allergies

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Spring is set to arrive soon and what a wonderful time of the year it...

No Such Thing As A Naughty Child

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Naughty children, naughty corners, treats for good behavior, consequences for bad behavior, identifying one child...

Is My Child Unresponsive To Sleep Training

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Sleep training. What a heated debate. Ask any parent that has been parenting in this...

Depression in Youth - Spot the Signs

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Ryan G Edmonds A new year can often bring an anti-climax, as people realise that...

Having a baby? Have you considered birth photography?

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That moment when you hear the baby crying for the first time always brings a...

Cravings, Cravings, Cravings

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We all returned from holidays and surely gained weight! During the holidays and at Christmas...

HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method

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Birth is a deeply spiritual event, mysterious and miraculous. The arrival of a newborn is...

Is crawling important ?

  • April 24, 2017
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As the saying goes, "You have to crawl before you can walk." While there have...

Four Questions to Ask Before You Discipline

  • April 19, 2017
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In my work with parents and teachers on solving behavior challenges with children, I help...

Things you Should NEVER Say to a Pregnant Woman

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This is a very serious post! A pregnant woman has more hormones and generally get...

The Best Kept Secret

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Having a baby is a beautiful and wonderful thing, but it can sometimes feel traumatic,...

The ultimate baby shower gift list: What a new mom…

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Baby showers come around every now and then for most ladies, until you reach a...

Why you really, really should NOT buy or Borrow a…

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Having a baby is expensive. I get that. I have two of my own. I...

Beating The Baby Blues

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Having a baby is a momentous event. The kind of event that kicks you so...

An open letter to divorcing parents

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Dear Parents, Divorce/separation sucks for the simple reason that when two people get together and...

What if my baby doesn’t crawl?

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You might have heard some people say that crawling is vitally important, while others say...

Tummy Time

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As a new parent, you have more than likely been told by your doctor that...

Winter skincare tips for your baby

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One minute you’re wondering if the blistering heat will ever come to an end and...

Ten things to do before baby arrives

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Well, here I sit, 38, almost 39 weeks pregnant, can you believe it?! The last...

Autism and the Senses – A Parent’s Guide

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All around the world famous landmarks have been lit up with blue lights - a...

Sleep Safety Guidelines for New Moms 

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I am yet to encounter a new mom whose baby sleeps flat on their back....

The Small-Scale Approach For New Dads

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Preparing for the days leading up to baby’s arrival were well planned and organized. We...

Weight, Fertility and Pregnancy

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Getting your body ready for baby-making isn't only about tossing your birth control and charting...

Paternity Leave

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At the risk of being ostracised, mercilessly, I feel we need to start looking at...

3 Beauty Hacks found at the bottom of your Diaper…

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Often, I find myself in a beauty aisle deciding whether the R200 spent on a...

To Chiro Or Not To Chiro

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By Dr. Nicole Louw MTech Chiropractic (UJ) MCASA Is chiropractic safe for my children? Why...

Tips For Storing Breast Milk

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 Express breast milk, using a manual or electric breast pump. Wash your hands well with...

What NOT to Buy Or Add To Your Baby Registry

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I have shopped for two failed adoptions and my  baby so you could say I...

Colic – Transient Lactase Deficiency

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It can be incredibly distressing to hear your baby crying endlessly with colic, yet feel...

What You Don’t Expect When Expecting - Hypertension

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Embarking on the journey of motherhood should be a pleasurable and memorable experience.  For many...

The First Glimpse

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My nerves were so high I broke out in hives, I couldn’t think straight. I...

Down Syndrome Awareness

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Children with Down syndrome are keen to be social and their interactive communication skills (the...

Establishing A Good Sleep Routine

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Feeling jaded and sleep deprived? You are in good company. Less than half of all...

Five Best Markets For Kids

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Make the most of Summer – Winter is on its way! Visiting local markets is...

Rock Around The Clock Tonight: Braving Sleep Training

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Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past...

Breastfeeding While Sick

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The first thing that a nursing mom will worry about when she gets sick is...

Treat Headaches Safely During And After Pregnancy

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Being a new mother can be an exciting time for many women. Taking care of...

The Mommy Blues

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Mutual regulation refers to a communication system that allows a mother to read emotional signals...

Crying Through The Ages

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Newborn The newborn baby is typically much calmer and cries less than you would expect....

Depression And Anxiety During And After Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is generally assumed to be a wonderful time in the life of a family,...

How To Encourage Your Baby's Mobility

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When we talk about your baby’s mobility, what ideas come to your mind?  Things like,...

Childbirth Education Can Save Lives

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Knowledge is the key to a safe, successful pregnancy, birth and parenting experience. At the...

The "REAL" Before Baby Checklist

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I strongly believe that nothing changes your views on parenting, quite like being a parent…...

Bonding And Not Bonding With Your Newborn… Why It Will…

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When I was pregnant with Mikayla Rose, I often compared it to hell (I know, I...

The Artificial Road To A Miracle Baby – An Inspiring…

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I heard about Kerry and Michelle’s story through a mutual friend. Something about their story...

Circumcision

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When we found out that we were expecting a boy, my husband acted as if...

Pregnancy Brain… It’s A Real Thing

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Maybe it’s the lack of sleep or growing an entire human being that’s distracting you....

My Issues With Maternity Leave In South Africa

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I have one month left at work until I have to go on maternity leave, I say have to because apparently...

I Am Not Fat… I’m Pregnant. 10 Things You Should…

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“Wow, you are getting HUGE!” “Oh, are you sure you’re not having twins?”  “You’re only...

The Dummy Mummy

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So is a pacifier good or bad? My answer to this is it depends. Let’s...

The Birth of a Baby – What No One Really…

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When I first discovered that I was pregnant I went through the usual emotional reactions;...

Spit, snot and poo. Overcoming your fears

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Let’s be honest. All babies do it and we knew for a fact that as...

The Benefits Of Breastmilk For A Premature Baby

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All babies will benefit tremendously from breastmilk. But, for a premature baby, these benefits are...

The Wonderful Journey Into Pregnancy – What a load of…

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I wouldn’t say I battled to fall pregnant but I didn’t exactly think it was...

The Curse Of The Short Nap

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I honestly do not know why we always tell moms: “Sleep when your baby sleeps”....

True Or False: You Cannot Breastfeed and Sleep well?

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A big resounding FALSE! I recently spoke to 11 beautiful women about teaching their children...

Co-Sleeping

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Parenting is fraught with tough, controversial decisions. What makes the decisions tough is that there...

Encouraging Baby’s First Words

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When can you expect to hear your baby's first words and how you can encourage...

Interesting Information About Your Infant

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I was recently in the United States for 10 days to attend a Sleep Sense...

Introducing A New Baby To The Family

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We forget sometimes that wonderful events, like a new arrival in the family, can also...

Skip The Rice Cereal!

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Honestly, as a Mom and dietitian there is no reason to start food introductions with...

Tackling Engorgement While Breastfeeding

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It is completely normal for your breasts to become full, heavy and even painful when...

How To Grocery Shop With A Baby

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Yesterday I started a baby massage class. I was disappointed to find out that it...

Your Diet During Pregnancy, How Important Is It Really?

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With so many myths out there about diet and pregnancy, no wonder new mothers-to-be feel...

Getting Some Sleep

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Sleep deprivation is a form of torture. We all know this, and yet as parents...

Perception vs Reality Of An Insufficient Milk Supply

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There are many reasons that a mother may believe there is a problem with her...

Smoking and Your Baby

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Mothers' smoking during pregnancy is well-recognized as carrying a range of serious health risks for...

Healthful Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

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You have just found out that you are pregnant – all excited and ready to...

Baby Led Weaning

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Weaning is the gradual change that a baby makes from having breast milk or formula...

How I breastfed My Twins

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Our twins were in the NNICU when they were born because they needed to develop...

Is Your White Noise Machine Damaging Your Baby's Hearing?

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A new study in Paediatrics suggests that some noise machines can produce sounds so loud that they could potentially...

Decorating Your Baby's Room on a Budget

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Creating a sweet space and decorating your baby’s room does not need to cost a...

Having a Baby After Cancer

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While having a baby after cancer is generally considered to be safe, there are special...

A Guide to introducing solids to your baby

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Introducing your baby to solids can be challenging. Find out how to help your child...

Breast Milk vs Formula – What are the differences?

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Undoubtedly we all want what is best for our newborn baby’s, so what are the...

Decorating your baby’s nursery

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One of the enjoyable tasks involved with having a baby is planning and preparing a...

When it is the right time to wean your baby…

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When is it the right time to wean your little one off of the bottle?...

What is HELLP Syndrome?

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Ruby was born at 30 weeks gestation via emergency caesarean and was a tiny 1044...

Teaching children the importance of recycling and caring for their…

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From a tender age, we’re filling our children’s absorbent minds with need–to-know information. As parents,...

Creating a bedtime routine with your 3 month old

  • February 27, 2013
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When your baby turns 3 months, you can start creating a routine, like singing the...

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