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How temperature influences sleep

Temperature has a massive influence on a child’s sleep. Not only does it influence how comfortably your child will sleep, but it is an...
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What to do when you’re driving in bad weather

In South Africa, we are accustomed to driving in beautiful sunny weather most of the time. But as we approach the summer rain seasons,...
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15 lessons from a second-time mom

Wondering what lies ahead – besides a couple of extra stretch marks, additional lost sleep and, of course, the cutest, new baby? Here are...
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Choosing a water birth

I often have women come to my practice who are eager to have a water birth but they have several concerns: What is a...
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6 ways to build your child’s immunity

Our modern society and the advances in medicine ensure that children have a much better chance of survival when faced with a dreaded disease...
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10 FAQs regarding infant feeding

Today’s technology, computers and the World Wide Web have transformed our world into a global village. Gone are the days of pulling out a dusty...

What you should know about cyberbullying

It is hard to really remember how we felt about school and the friends we had when we were younger, but if only for...
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Benefits of hiring a doula for your pregnancy and birth

Congratulations, you are pregnant! But what now? Pregnancy is both an amazing and overwhelming experience and a doula can help you through this unpredictable...
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Where to go for help if you suspect your tot has a vision problem

A newborn baby’s general eye health must be checked by a paediatrician or family doctor (general practitioner). High-risk newborns (including premature babies) with a...
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Malaria prevention

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito, which feeds on humans....