Babies & Toddlers


Is hip dysplasia in my newborn something to worry about?

Developmental dysplasia of the hip, sometimes termed congenital dysplasia or dislocation of the hip, is a chronic condition present from early childhood which can...

How health workers have adapted to South Africa’s breastfeeding policy

In the past 20 years there has been a massive global push for mothers to exclusively breastfeed their newborns for the first six months...

How to take care of your baby’s umbilical cord

When you see photographs of newborn babies in magazines or online, they seldom show the umbilical cords. But is something new parents will have...

Is newborn smiling really just a reflex? Research is challenging the textbooks

Very few people can resist smiling at a newborn baby – signalling positive emotions, such as joy and interest. Of course, this is especially...

15 other uses for breast milk

Breast milk is incredibly beneficial and nutritious for your growing cherub. Known as liquid gold, that source of nourishment does not stop there. There...

10 things women worry about when breastfeeding – expert advice

We know breastfeeding protects infant and maternal health, saves the economy money, and, once it’s going smoothly, can be simpler, easier and cheaper than...

How can you protect your children’s eyes from sun damage?

Most adults wear sunglasses to protect our eyes against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. But what about your children? “Prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet...

What it means when kids walk on their toes

When toddlers are learning to walk, many spend some time walking up on their tip toes, which is known as toe walking. Commonly this...

Whose baby is it anyway?

When you become a new parent, some things are imminent. Each baby comes with their own package of added benefits like sleep deprivation, guilt...

Travelling with kids

The holidays are around the corner (yippee!). I hope that you’ve already decided what you are going to make for Christmas pudding. One other...