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Fatherless father

When a boy loses their father, it raises a lot of questions but the most difficult is when they transition from a boy to...

Babies & movement

Babies are always on the move, from wriggling on the changing mat to rolling, crawling and eventually walking. A moving baby is a happy...

We tested baby food sugar levels in South Africa. This is what we found

South Africa has the highest rates of childhood obesity in the world, with an alarming figure of 13%. The global average stands at 6%....

Rosie’s hero

“I only looked away for a moment!” This is something professional swimming instructors hear repeatedly on the other side of a terrible accident. We also...

My child hates her car seat. What can I do?

My best friend lives in a quiet seaside town in a private security estate. Her two little girls go to school three minutes from...

Umbilical cord care

Becoming a new mom is filled with so many fun, exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking moments. There are also many things that you need to...

The importance of sleep safety for babies

Safe sleep should be one of the first things parents are concerned about when creating their child’s sleep environment. It is vitally important and...

Why children find ‘poo’ so hilarious – & how adults should tackle it

A boy meets a man carrying a load of cow manure and asks him what he is going to do with it all. The...

Formula or breastfeeding? It’s your choice!

In honour of Human Rights Month in March, meet ethicists who are worried that the government’s pro-breastfeeding policies impinge on certain constitutionally guaranteed freedoms...

Toddlers and the struggle of cot-sleeping: A parent’s view

When it comes to toddlers and cot-sleeping, I really did think it would be a walk in the park as it was when my...