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Safety is one of the first things parents are concerned about when a baby is on its way. Ensuring you have completed a CPR course, have a good car seat, have secured the pool, locked up the medicines, gated the stairs and so on are all really important. But...
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New parenting books seem to pop up all the time. How to do it the French way, the Tiger Mom way, the New Kid by Friday way, or how to just muddle through – the choice can be a little overwhelming. How can we know which guide will give us...
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Let’s be honest, the TV is an integral part of most households. In fact, many have more than just one. We use the TV to help wind down from the day, to pass time, to educate ourselves and, if we’re honest, to keep our kids busy so that we...
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Most adults wear sunglasses to protect our eyes against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. But what about your children? “Prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage to the eye,” says Inge Loubser, optometrist at Mellins i.Style. Try to avoid the peak times of sunlight when the...
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The bedtime crew. DHX Media Sarah Rose, Staffordshire University Bedtime can often be a trying experience for young children – and their parents. But evidence suggests that regular bedtimes are very important for children’s wellbeing and development. One regular element of the routine for many families is the children’s TV show In the...
Spring is here in sunny South Africa, hooray! It’s the season of running around outside, sweet fruit, delicious braais outside with friends and having a dip in the pool instead of a bath at the end of the day. But amidst all this fun, it’s so important for us...
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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 family history of eye problems or obvious eye abnormalities must be examined by an ophthalmologist. During the first year, all infants must undergo an eye health...
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Many movies have been made, and many books written, about parents coming home with a new sibling. We watch these movies and read these books, but still struggle to understand the impact a new arrival can have on other siblings in the house. Most parents become well-versed in animated movies....
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There are many highlights in a parenting journey – the first smile, the first words, the first few steps. Usually, all of these milestones are highly anticipated and when they do eventually arrive, are loudly and proudly celebrated. That being said, I think the most important milestone to a parent...
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