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How To Use a Car Seat Harness Correctly

  • December 9, 2019
  • OneAid
It’s Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week and I have decided to talk a little about the car seat harness. The car seat harness holds a...

Have baby – will travel

  • December 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Travelling with babies and toddlers can be stressful, whether it is navigating public transport, such as the underground in London or simply a domestic flight...

FIRST DREAMS GOODNIGHT BEAR

  • December 6, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, leaders in children’s development for the past 62 years, have the perfect toy range...

Parental Rights and Responsibilities

  • December 5, 2019
  • The legal Mom
Parental responsibility is the responsibility to care for the child, to maintain contact with the...

Playing music to help your baby sleep

  • December 4, 2019
  • Majors for Minors
Sleep is one of the most essential aspects of a baby's development.  It helps their...

Getting the stimulation balance right

  • December 3, 2019
  • Meg Faure
“…your baby can only benefit optimally from stimulation when it is balanced, varied and meaningful...

FIRST DREAMS NEXT2MOBILE

  • December 2, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, leaders in children’s development for the past 62 years, have the perfect toy range...

DISNEY BABY MINNIE & MICKEY FIRST ABILITIES PLUSH DOLL

  • November 26, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Christmas is just around the corner and choosing a toy that will not only entertain,...

Developmental Milestones…What’s the fuss?

  • November 25, 2019
  • Skidz
If you are a parent or are around parents of young children, there is a...

DISNEY BABY MINNIE & MICKEY 50CM PASTEL PLUSH

  • November 21, 2019
  • Prima Baby
With Christmas being just a few weeks away, choosing a toy that will guarantee smiles...

Enjoy the great outdoors with your kids – Thule style

  • November 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
If you love all things nature-inspired, summer is the best time to get your kids...

Baby Christmas Toy Guide

  • November 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
With Christmas only a month away, we asked Chicco South Africa to put together a...

DISNEY BABY MICKEY & MINNIE SOFT MUSIC BOX

  • November 13, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Disney Baby, one of the world’s most famous toy brands of all time, introduces a...

CHOOSING A PLAY SCHOOL

  • November 11, 2019
  • Meg Faure
Your baby reaches 18 months and suddenly there is a little shift in the things...

Discover the future of Safe Sleeping

  • November 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Did you know that the cot you place your baby in for a peaceful sleep...

DISNEY BABY MICKEY & MINNIE LEARN & CUDDLE PLUSH DOLL

  • November 4, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Disney Baby introduces an electronic plush doll that brings the star characters Mickey and Minnie...

Top tips for travelling with a stroller

  • November 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Make travel days easier and still have the holidays you want with Thule Travelling with...

V-Tech Baby Pull & Pop Aeroplane

  • October 31, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Time flies when you’re having fun with V-Tech baby! A highly interactive toy, the Pull...

WHY CRASH COURSES ON BABY SLEEP DON’T WORK

  • October 29, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
I have been assisting families with implementing sleep plans for many years and as it...

Common First Aid Myths

  • October 25, 2019
  • OneAid
I am often surprised by how some of my patients manage their injuries before they...

HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP DESPITE THIRD-TRIMESTER DISCOMFORT?

  • October 22, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Sleepless nights are often associated with the new-born baby phase, but the reality is that...

Sensory Play and the importance in brain development

  • October 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We may not realise but our little baby starts to use their sense of touch...

Review: Natralogic - Maternity Skincare Range

  • October 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
This beautiful range by Natralogic is a must buy for pregnant ladies.  There are so...

Enhanced maternity benefits in 2020 from Bonitas

  • October 17, 2019
  • Bonitas
Around 9 000 babies are born to Bonitas Medical Fund members annually and while most of...

V-Tech Baby Snooze & Soothe Elephant

  • October 16, 2019
  • Prima Baby
The gorgeous 20cm, pastel blue V-Tech Baby Snooze & Soothe Elephant is the ultimate sleepy...

KEEPING SLEEP SAFE

  • October 15, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Safe sleep should be one of the first things parents are concerned about when creating...

How Safe Are Teething Gels?

  • October 14, 2019
  • OneAid
Every baby is different but common symptoms associated with teething include, mild irritability, drooling, low-grade...

Sun cream for kids with sensitive skin! The lowdown on…

  • October 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Covering a wriggling child in sun cream is tricky enough, but when your little one...

V-Tech Baby Sleepy Glow Bear

  • October 8, 2019
  • Prima Baby
V-Tech Baby Sleepy Glow Bear is a 25cm plush bear with a soft glowing tummy...

SUGAR, DEVIL OR FRIEND?

  • October 7, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Over the past few years many health experts voiced their opinions loudly on social media...

Meet the Thule Urban Glide 2 Double

  • October 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The new ‘must-have’ addition for growing families who enjoy an active lifestyle Do you have...

Why summer is a great season for potty training

  • October 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Potty training does not have a season, but summer is a great time to give...

V-Tech Baby Little Friendlies Magical Discovery Mirror

  • October 2, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Learn and discover with the V-Tech Baby Little Friendlies Magical Discovery Mirror.  Press the star...

EARLY WAKE-UPS

  • October 1, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
You reluctantly open your eyes. It’s still dark outside, but something very familiar called you...

TO CO-SLEEP OR NOT TO CO-SLEEP

  • September 30, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
One of the most common questions my clients ask is about when they need to...

The Surprising Benefits of Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverages for Moms

  • September 27, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
With World Breastfeeding Week recently celebrated and the focus placed on the importance of breastfeeding...

Chicco anti-mosquito lotion and roll-on

  • September 26, 2019
  • Prima Baby
100% natural protection for your little ones when they need it most.  With Spring upon...

The Best Gear for Family Picnics

  • September 19, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The weather is getting warmer and it’s time to get outdoors.  One of the most...

Chicco anti-mosquito wet wipes

  • September 18, 2019
  • Prima Baby
100% natural protection for your little ones when they need it most.  With Spring upon...

ADJUSTING TO LIFE WITH TWO CHILDREN

  • September 11, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
The moment I found out I was pregnant with my second child I was in...

SAFE SKINCARE FOR MOM

  • September 11, 2019
  • Natralogic
Natralogic is South Africa’s first all-natural and safety approved range of skincare products designed for...

Chicco anti-mosquito spray

  • September 10, 2019
  • Prima Baby
100% natural protection for your little ones when they need it most.  With Spring upon...

A light, breathable pacifier for sensitive skin

  • September 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Extra-large air holes let your baby's skin breathe Let your little one's skin breathe with...

HAPPY FAMILY ORGANICS – CHANGING LIVES AND THE WORLD, ONE…

  • September 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Happy Family Organics, makers of ready-to-eat, nutritious and delicious organic meals, is not only changing...

Are probiotics & vitamin D beneficial for babies?

  • September 6, 2019
  • Agera Health
How do you know what health products and supplements are necessary or not when it...

BREASTFEEDING AND SLEEP

  • September 3, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Often breastfeeding and sleep are thought to be part of two different worlds. Many people...

Chicco Insect Repellent Range

  • September 2, 2019
  • Prima Baby
100% natural protection for your little ones when they need it most.  With Spring upon...

The benefits of bananas for babies

  • August 27, 2019
  • Clamber Club
The children’s song ‘Go Bananas! Eat Eat Bananas!’ carries some good advice for parents. Bananas...

Review: Mom2B Pregnancy Shakes

  • August 21, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Keeping your body at optimum levels during and after pregnancy can be tough, especially if...

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...

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
Life 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...

When I have to go back to work

  • November 9, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
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
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Parenting Hub
Summer has officially arrived in South Africa. With the heat, we all need a reminder...

How to raise a multilingual child

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

Assorted Dou dou

  • October 22, 2018
  • Prima Baby
A dou dou cloth is one of the essential baby items. Nattou Lapidou dou dou’s...

Octopus Plush

  • October 15, 2018
  • Prima Baby
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
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Prima Baby
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
  • Lansinoh
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
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Parenting Hub
The UK’s Best Baby Show has been running for the last 15 years, and finally...

Seaside spinning top

  • September 19, 2018
  • Prima Baby
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
  • Prima Baby
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
  • Parenting Hub
“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
  • Hero Life
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
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Speech and Audio Inc
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
  • Prima Baby
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
  • Skidz
Play is an integral part of a child’s development. This is how they build relationships,...

The Importance of Breastfeeding

  • August 8, 2018
  • Lansinoh
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…

  • August 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
According to the World Health Organisation, about 10% to 13% of women experience antenatal and...

Should you insure your baby?

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

Foppapedretti Babyroad 9-36

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

4 Extended Breastfeeding Tips

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

The benefits of bananas for babies

  • July 24, 2018
  • Clamber Club
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
  • Aupair Exclusive
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
  • Mia Von Scha
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

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

CAM Smarty Table Chair

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

But Baby, it’s cold outside

  • July 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
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…

  • July 6, 2018
  • PowerPlastics Pool Covers
Drowning remains one of the top causes of unnatural childhood death in South Africa and...

CAM Champion Highchair

  • July 3, 2018
  • Prima Baby
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
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Clamber Club
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
  • Parenting Hub
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…

  • June 26, 2018
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
Who Are We? Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School is a registered Montessori inspired ECD independent school...

The quick and easy financial checklist for new parents

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

Why is my child not walking?

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

Oops Building Block sets

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
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
  • Prima Baby
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
  • Parenting Hub
Prima Baby is a now proud affiliate and distributor of the Dooky range of products...

Fisher-Price Alphabet Blocks

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

Tactile Defensiveness

  • May 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
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
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Skidz
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
  • Parenting Hub
For those who are well on their way to bearing a child, I’m sure you...

The end of day naps

  • April 11, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Much to my horror my 3 year old daughter recently declared that she does not...

11 Things to expect postpartum

  • April 11, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
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…

  • April 9, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Disabled Parents
Photo credit Unsplash Preparing for a new baby when you have a disability can be...

Vitamin B12 deficiency: A silent epidemic with serious consequences

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

Teaching table manners

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

Thinking about the new baby

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

5 Signs baby is tired

  • March 29, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Kaboutjie
It is every mom’s question: How long should my baby sleep Babies needs change constantly,...

Pregnancy the second time round

  • March 28, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Kaboutjie
  A birth plan refers to your preferences for your birth, both during labour and...

What is a doula?

  • March 26, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Kaboutjie
When my babies were young I was concerned so much how long my baby should...

3 Early signs of labour

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

The 3 stages of labour

  • March 21, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Kaboutjie
Contrary to what many believe, bonding with your child begins while it is still in...

7 Reasons babies cry

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

Natural remedies for heartburn during pregnancy

  • March 19, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Flourishing Fit Moms
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

  • March 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • AmnioPad
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
  • Parenting Hub
Good nutrition before and during pregnancy may influence the pregnancy, the delivery and the health...

11 Common teething symptoms

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

Dietary guidelines for stages of pregnancy

  • March 9, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Aupair Exclusive
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
  • AmnioPad
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
  • Parenting Hub
Diana Du Plessis, on behalf of Philips Mother and Child Division (Avent) Becoming a new...

Knowing how UIF works

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

What To Expect When Expecting Multiples

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

A Gender-Neutral Approach to Pregnancy

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

Planning to Become a Mom?

  • February 23, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Paarl Dietitians
With so many myths out there about diet and pregnancy, no wonder new mothers-to-be feel...

Emotional Health during pregnancy

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

Breastfeeding While Pregnant

  • February 21, 2018
  • Nutripaeds
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
  • Chubby Bunny
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
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Parenting Hub
A very limited number of expectant mothers research their options before giving birth and as...

Pregnancy: The First Trimester

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

Pregnancy and Migraines

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

Important stages of babies at play

  • February 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Kath Megaw
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
  • Maritza Breitenbach
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
  • Flourishing Fit Moms
I (Kit) gave birth to my son Noah on the 24th August and at the...

Eating During Pregnancy

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

8 Awesome Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

  • February 7, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
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
  • Kaboutjie
An unexpected pregnancy can bring upon a slew of emotions.  Should you feel excited?  Should...

Childbirth education for an empowered birth

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

Surviving a Heterotopic Miscarriage

  • February 1, 2018
  • Amanda Marele
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
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Parenting Hub
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…

  • December 18, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Parenting Hub
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

  • November 13, 2017
  • 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…

  • November 13, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
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
  • Parenting Hub
One in every 20 women in Southern Africa will develop breast cancer at some point...

The importance of outdoor play

  • November 6, 2017
  • Meg Faure
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

  • October 25, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
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…

  • October 12, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
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…

  • October 5, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
By Niki Cronje, Group Marketing at Imperial Road Safety Being an expectant mom or dad is...

Myth busters: Baby Sleep

  • September 28, 2017
  • Good Night Baby
Keeping your baby up longer at night/between naps will encourage her to fall asleep faster...

Positive Encouragement and Engagement for Your Baby

  • September 27, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Positive encouragement and engagement plays such a key role in your baby’s emotional development. The...

Tips for New Mothers and Fathers

  • September 26, 2017
  • Sharon Atkins
Being a new parent is the most difficult, yet most important and satisfying work you...

Umbilical Cord Care

  • September 25, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Becoming a new mom is filled with so many fun, exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking moments....

The Basics of Breastfeeding

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

Babies and Crawling

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

Stem Cell Myths - Busted

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

Stimulating Language and Listening Skills

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

Technology and Tots

  • August 29, 2017
  • Meg Faure
By Meg Faure Embracing technology is essential in this day and age, and I am certainly...

Introducing Solids to your baby- a comprehensive guide

  • August 25, 2017
  • Kath Megaw
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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  • July 24, 2017
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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…

  • July 18, 2017
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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

  • July 15, 2017
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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
  • Munchkins
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

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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

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

What is Reflux?

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

Cravings, Cravings, Cravings

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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

  • April 6, 2017
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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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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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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

  • September 25, 2015
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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

  • June 19, 2015
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Children with Down syndrome are keen to be social and their interactive communication skills (the...

Establishing A Good Sleep Routine

  • June 8, 2015
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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

  • April 30, 2015
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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

  • April 3, 2015
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Being a new mother can be an exciting time for many women. Taking care of...

The Mommy Blues

  • March 25, 2015
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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

  • February 13, 2015
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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

  • February 12, 2015
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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

  • February 11, 2015
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Knowledge is the key to a safe, successful pregnancy, birth and parenting experience. At the...

The "REAL" Before Baby Checklist

  • February 10, 2015
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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…

  • January 13, 2015
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I heard about Kerry and Michelle’s story through a mutual friend. Something about their story...

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  • January 12, 2015
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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

  • January 7, 2015
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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

  • December 15, 2014
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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…

  • December 5, 2014
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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

  • December 2, 2014
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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

  • November 5, 2014
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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…

  • November 4, 2014
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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

  • October 27, 2014
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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?

  • October 23, 2014
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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

  • October 9, 2014
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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

  • October 7, 2014
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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

  • October 6, 2014
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We forget sometimes that wonderful events, like a new arrival in the family, can also...

Skip The Rice Cereal!

  • August 27, 2014
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Honestly, as a Mom and dietitian there is no reason to start food introductions with...

Tackling Engorgement While Breastfeeding

  • August 25, 2014
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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

  • August 20, 2014
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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...

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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

  • August 6, 2014
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There are many reasons that a mother may believe there is a problem with her...

Smoking and Your Baby

  • July 17, 2014
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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

  • July 9, 2014
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You have just found out that you are pregnant – all excited and ready to...

Baby Led Weaning

  • June 16, 2014
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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?

  • May 3, 2014
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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

  • April 6, 2014
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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

  • November 26, 2013
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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

  • October 15, 2013
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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?

  • September 27, 2013
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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

  • September 26, 2013
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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…

  • September 21, 2013
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When is it the right time to wean your little one off of the bottle?...

What is HELLP Syndrome?

  • June 24, 2013
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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…

  • March 18, 2013
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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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