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Real life story: My traumatic birth experience & postnatal depression

"It was the scariest five minutes of my life. I went into the hospital at 37 weeks pregnant because I felt slight pain in...
Panado pain and fever in children: teddy bear with a thermometer

Pain or fever in children: how to care for them & when to see...

When pain or fever grips your little one, it can be very distressing and cause a lot of anxiety.¹ It may help to know...
black baby in a nappy: different types of nappy rash and causes

Nappy rash: the different types & causes

Most babies will experience a nappy or diaper rash at some point. It can make them uncomfortable and irritable and often worries parents but...
sensory overload in children: overwhelmed child

Sensory overload in children: causes & prevention

We all know about our 5 senses: seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling. These senses are responsible for gathering information from our external environment and...
first aid box and equipment: first aid myths

Dangerous first aid myths you might still believe are true

I am often surprised by how some of my patients manage their injuries before they come to the emergency room. I think my own...
young girl having a tantrum: why children have tantrums how to avoid tantrums and discipline techniques

Why toddlers have tantrums, how to avoid them & discipline techniques

Tantrums, defiance, bad behaviour and pushing the boundaries are words that we often hear in the same sentence as “toddler”. Those without children may...
bedwetting causes treatment and advice for parents: boy sleeping in bed

Bedwetting: causes, treatment & advice for parents

Not all children meet milestones at the same time, and mastering nighttime dryness is no different. Some children are able to stay dry overnight...
laughing emoji: funny parenting quotes from celebrities

25 of the funniest parenting quotes from celebrities

You know the old saying, "If you don't laugh, you'll cry?" Well, that about sums up parenting - and these celebrities said it better...
halitosis and bad breath in children: little girl covering her mouth

Halitosis: bad breath in children

Parents are often worried about the offensive smell of their toddler’s breath. We all have bad breath from time to time - even children,...
danger signs: what to do if you are hijacked with your children in the car

What to do if you are hijacked with your children in the car

Hijackings are an unfortunate reality in South Africa. You never know how you'll react in a high-stress situation like this so it's best to...