Babies & Toddlers


Intimacy: You, me & us

Intimacy is not something parents usually visit the paediatrician about. Having said this, we deal with the “product” of intimacy and have a very...

A-Z of popular parenting books

Every parent can use a helping hand. Check out the following trusted reads to get you through the toughest times.       How to Talk So Kids...

How to choose the best nappy bag

A nappy or baby bag is an absolute necessity for new moms and becomes an extension of you from both a practicality and personality...

5 ways to be a good friend to a new mom

There are some things people just say because it’s polite, but don’t really think it through or have any intention of doing it. Don’t...

Screen time & our toddler: How we manage it all

Let’s be honest, the TV is an integral part of most households. In fact, many have more than just one. We use the TV...

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...