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Singing and playing music to your baby or young child may seem to be a no-brainer. We all have strong associations with nursery rhymes or childhood ditties sung to us by our parents and grandparents. We associate these with feelings of comfort and security, and it seems like the...
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Candice Botha has a special story to tell, one of coincidences and special blessings. One of the first test-tube quintuplets in South Africa, she shares how many similarities between her mom and her have played out in her life now that she is the mother of twins. Q. Your family...
Research has shown that 20% of toddlers under the age of four do in fact suffer from vision problems. Much like children need to learn to walk and talk, they need to develop their visual acuity before they can make sense of their surroundings. But by the time a...
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“At birth, Christopher had no heartbeat, he was not breathing, and his limp, blue body did not respond to his airway being suctioned. He looked completely lifeless. But then the neonatologist and nurses from the NICU took over and it wasn’t long before I could see Christopher’s chest moving...
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Spring and early summer are notorious times for babies jumping the gun and surprising their parents with a spontaneous early birth, all due dates and birth plans aside. Some parents even go as far as booking an elective surgical procedure to ensure that the arrival of their baby fits in...
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It is fairly impossible to write a generalised medical article about prematurity. Every prem baby has a different story, a different path and a different outcome. The ones who are expected to face complications often sail through, and the ones who ought to do well land up experiencing setbacks. There’s...
premature-baby
Premature babies are those born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. The earlier a baby is born, the greater chance there is of developing complications associated with prematurity. In my experience, it is not only the baby that is premature. Mom and Dad become parents prematurely as well. The experience is...
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