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Preparing your child for a sibling

Wed, 31 July 2013

The arrival of a new-born will take up much of the parents’ time once they arrive. The first born who is used to being the centre of attention will naturally find this difficult to handle and the jealousy may cause them to act out.

Therefore it is necessary for parents ...

Magic Potion

Sun, 21 July 2013

If a fairy godmother offered you a magic potion that would magically boost your baby’s immune system, fight infections and diseases like ear infection, meningitis, diarrhoea, urinary tract and respiratory infections and simultaneously boost intelligence and reduce his or her risk of obesity or contracting diabetes and leukaemia, wouldn’t you ...

Sleeping like a baby

Tue, 6 August 2013

Sleeping like a baby

It sounds quite peaceful but most parents are in for a surprise – a remarkable number of babies don’t sleep very peaceful at all. Colic, reflux and getting either too warm or too cold are some of the major culprits. Studies have shown that a newborn, in ...

Have your cake and eat it

Fri, 5 July 2013

Have your cake and eat itWhen it comes to birthday parties, you'll find that your little ones are easy to please. As a matter of fact, toddlers will be blissfully happy with a simple, short (one- to one and a half hour) party.

Choosing a favorite theme to center your child's ...

Genetic Screening

Sun, 30 June 2013

Genetic screening is used to determine whether a couple is at increased risk of having a baby with a hereditary genetic disorder.

Genetic screening is not for everyone. Counseling is recommended when one or both partners know they have a genetic disorder or have family members who have or may have ...

Choosing a Family Car

Fri, 24 May 2013

When choosing a car to transport your family, you need one that ticks all the normal boxes but one that also meets your needs as a parent. Naturally, safety in the event of an accident is key to protect your precious cargo!

Follow our quick guide to choosing a family car ...

Teaching children manners

Tue, 2 April 2013

Most parents would love to have a polite little child that displays perfect manners as it will reflect well on them. Unfortunately, these days, the opposite is more likely to happen with your child displaying the most inappropriate behaviour at the most inopportune times. This has given rise to a ...

Early beginnings: Conquering the world, step by step

Fri, 15 March 2013


Every parent’s hope is that their child will be born to term and be completely healthy; however, this doesn't always occur.

Having a premature baby can be an extremely traumatic and stressful period for parents.

Leading nappy brand Pampers®, understands all too well that coping and caring for a preterm baby’s unique ...

New Linctagon Junior range launched

Thu, 14 March 2013

13 March 2013.

For over 10 years South Africans have been relying on the Linctagon range as their first line of defence against respiratory tract infections such as colds and flu.

Now Nativa has launched three products specially formulated to assist children aged as young as one year to get through ...

Common childhood illnesses

Fri, 24 May 2013

Most parents know instinctively when there is something wrong with their child. The child may be listless, refuse to eat or be more clingy than normal. Caring for a sick child can be one of the most stressful experiences the parent of a young child can go through, however most ...

Teach your child good money habits

Thu, 3 January 2013

There is a popular saying that goes, “People buy things they don't need, with money they don't have, to impress people they don't like.” With economies around the world in crisis, and people all over the world drowning in debt , it is fundamentally important to teach our children good ...

How to choose a daycare

Thu, 3 January 2013

When choosing a daycare, it is important to pay special attention to what is happening at the daycare during your visit. These criteria will help you determine which daycare center is right for you.

1. STAFF

  • How do they treat the children?
  • Are they patient with the kids?
  • Are there enough staff members on ...

Your Child Hates Pre-School

Thu, 3 January 2013


Your tot seems to hate pre-school and has started acting out, crying, and becoming downright miserable every morning. What should parents do?

Answer: If there is truly a problem with your child's school or care provider, then the obvious answer is to change providers. But before jumping to any conclusions and ...

The night before Christmas

Mon, 24 December 2012


THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by Clement Clarke Moore
or Henry Livingston

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While ...

The Impact of Stress on Fertility

Mon, 12 November 2012

By Clinical Psychologist, Mandy Rodrigues

We all get stressed, yet not all of us battle to conceive. Interestingly, during times of war, and in poverty-stricken communities, the pregnancy rate is often inordinately high. Surely people battling to meet their basic needs on a daily basis are stressed? We keep hearing that ...

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