Babies

Factual and interesting information for everything related to raising a baby, from baby sleep, poop and feeding to how to decorate your baby’s room.

what should you do if your child has missed a vaccination on the south african schedule: teddy bear getting vaccinated

What to do if your child has missed a vaccination

Children should get all their vaccinations on time and according to the recommended schedule. However, there may be instances when a child does not...
Respiratory syncytial virus or RSV in babies and children symptoms causes risks: is it rsv or covid 19

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV): symptoms, causes & if your child is at risk

What is RSV? According to the Mayo Clinic, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract in babies and infants -...
why the first 1000 days are so important for a childs development: how children learn through play

Why the first 1000 days of a child’s life are so important & how...

Science tells us that the first 1000 days of a child’s life sets the foundation for future years. The Center on the Developing Child...
Why messy play is critical to your babys development and 5 activities to try: baby's feet covered in paint

Why messy play is critical to your baby’s development & 5 activities to try

Messy, or sensory, play refers to any activity that engages a child’s senses, including sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. When a child is...

Growing up milk & follow-on formula: What’s the deal?

As loving parents, we all want to provide the best the world has to offer for our children in every aspect of their life...
hungry-baby-drinking-formula

What to do for a hungry baby & best formula to keep them fuller...

Even though our little ones’ “tummy problems” remain frequent topics of discussion, I have noticed that more and more mommies are asking me about...
crying baby

Why won’t my baby stop crying?

It's not always easy to know what to do when your baby is being fussy or won't stop crying, but this clever checklist will...
baby sleeping with security blanket stuffed animal or lovey

Should I give my child a comfort item like a lovey to sleep with?

Often new moms are told to introduce an item that can serve as a positive sleep association or security item for their babies. Even...
Is the use of palm oil in baby formula controversial?

Is the use of palm oil in baby formula controversial?

Palm oil is hard to avoid, appearing at least once in most families’ grocery trolleys. It’s in bread, soap, shampoo, biscuits and rusks, pizza...
vomiting and diarrhea in children: causes symptoms treatment

Vomiting and diarrhoea in children & babies: causes, symptoms and treatment

Gastroenteritis is a condition which causes a child to have frequent vomits, watery stools (diarrhoea) and tummy cramps. Gastroenteritis has many causes and may...