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Everything you need to know about raising your toddler. This time is very important in terms of cognitive, emotional and social development. From feelings, developmental milestones, food, play, safety and sleep, BabyYumYum has the answers.

 

 

 

worried young girl biting her nails: how to help an anxious child

How to help your stressed or anxious child & when to see a professional

How do you help young children cope with anxiety and distress, and how do you know when it is time to seek professional help? If...
child refusing to eat: why you don't have to worry if your child won't eat

Child won’t eat? Why you DON’T have to worry

Being a good parent is the hardest job in the world and it’s your responsibility to look after your child’s basic needs – sleep,...
child sleeping in a bed: what to do if your child refuses to nap during the day

What to do if your toddler refuses to nap

If only kids understood that their nap time isn’t just for them – actually it’s for the parents or caregivers looking after them: we're...
girl in swimming pool: water safety how to prevent drowning in children

Drowning prevention & how to keep kids safe

Drowning is one of the top five causes of accidental death in South Africa, and a disproportionate number of those fatalities occur in children....
3M advertorial worried your child might have a lazy eye

Worried your child might have a lazy eye? Here’s what to do…

We are often quick to write off the small idiosyncrasies we notice in our children as just that, a representation of their wonderful individuality,...
little boy picking his nose: how to stop a child from picking their nose

Why your child picks their nose & how to get them to stop

Let's start off by saying that it's perfectly normal - and extremely common - for a child to pick their nose. Is it unsightly?...
toddler using dummy: dummy weaning how to get your toddler to stop using a dummy for good

Dummy weaning: 6 ways to get your toddler to stop using a dummy

It's important to note that most children will give up the dummy when they're ready to - and you're unlikely to come across a...
boy with speech bubbles written on a black board: signs your child might need help from or referral to a speech therapist or audiologist

Signs your child might need to see a speech therapist or audiologist

Has your child's doctor referred you to a speech therapist? Or do you simply suspect they may need some extra help with their language...
child covering her mouth: what to do if your child breaks damages or knocks out a tooth

What to do if your child breaks, damages or knocks out a tooth

Around 50% of children experience some kind of dental trauma during their childhood - some severe, and others mild. Dental trauma is not life-threatening...
parents eating supper with their two children: why its so important for families to eat supper meals together

Why it’s important for families to eat meals together

Have you ever heard the saying, “Dinner is better when we eat together”? Well, it’s not just because it encourages family bonding – it...