General Family


Cruise advice

The first time we took to the seas with the family, we had a toddler and an infant. It was chaos! Long boarding queues,...

5 things motherhood has taught me in a year

I have only been a mother for a year and a few months, but I really can’t imagine my life without our precious daughter,...

What gay fathers can teach us about feminism and parenthood

Once upon a (fairly recent) time, fathers went out to work and paid the bills while mothers stayed home to raise children and kept...

Innocent until proven guilty – let’s talk about mum guilt

According to the Mariam Webster online dictionary, the definition of guilt is the following: the fact of having committed a breach of conduct especially...

From peaceful coexistence to potential peril: The bacteria that live in and on us

Bacteria are everywhere, including in and on our bodies. There are estimated to be as many bacteria in a human body as there are...

9 FAQs about children’s eye testing

Inge Loubser, our expert optometrist shares some of the most frequently asked questions by parents. 1. Can watching too much television or playing on a...

Introducing your dog to your new baby

Pregnancy is such an exciting time and one full of changes – for everyone! Very often, we forget what a massive transition it is...

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...

Spanking your child in 2019

At the moment, in South Africa, parents are allowed to spank their children as long as it falls under ‘reasonable chastisement’ therefore justifying corporal...

The 5 best parenting books grounded in science: An expert’s choice

New parenting books seem to pop up all the time. How to do it the French way, the Tiger Mom way, the New Kid...