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How SA Parents Explain Loadshedding To Their Kids | BabyYumYum.co.za

How SA parents explain load shedding to their kids

If there is one reality South Africa has had to adjust to over the last 14 years, it's load shedding. For parents, that reality...
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Will using a dummy damage my child’s teeth? Advice from a paediatrician

A dummy (pacifier) has been used to soothe and comfort babies for over 2000 years. Recent studies show that at least 75% of babies...
when can a toddler start sleeping with a blanket pillow or duvet

When can a child start sleeping with a duvet, blanket or pillow?

When our children are babies it is clear what the guidelines are when it comes to safe sleeping: the cot area should be clear...
separation anxiety in children: attachment behaviours

Why children worry about being separated from their parents

It's so important for us to give our kids the message, "I'm NOT going to suddenly leave you". I was recently washing my hands in...
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Riky Rick’s mom hikes Mount Everest for her son

Louisa Zondo, Riky Rick's mother, arrives at the Everest Base Camp in the dedication of her son's well-lived life.  Riky, born Rikhado Makhadu, tragically passed...
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The fallacy of the supermom: Moms are tired

From being labelled supermoms to multi-taskers, the truth is that mothers are tired, and it is okay to feel that way. With working from...
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DJ Black Coffee accepts his first Grammy Award with his son

DJ Black Coffee has made all of Africa proud with his monumental win and he shared his big moment with his son.  Nkosinathi Maphumulo, well...
blended and step families answering your child's tricky questions: paper doll family being cut through the middle with scissors

Blended and step-families: answering your child’s tricky questions

What do children think when faced with a new step-family? An expert answers some common kids' questions. It's bound to present difficulties when you're blending...
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WIN a Lansinoh Hamper + Overcoming the breastfeeding challenge of cracked nipples

Think pierced nipples and you get an idea of what cracked nipples feel like. To avoid this tear-jerking experience (that happens to just about...
BabyYumYum Virtual Parenting Experience 2022

SA’s #1 digital parenting portal launches even bigger 2022 BabyYumYum Virtual Parenting Experience powered...

In 2021 BabyYumYum.co.za responded to the needs of parents and brands by packaging an edutainment event which resulted in the first Virtual Parenting Experience....