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Mon, 5 May 2014


A normal newborn has active rooting and sucking reflexes and can start feeding right away, so doctors recommend placing the newborn at the mother's breast immediately after birth. If this is not done, feedings are begun at least within 4 hours after birth.

Most babies swallow air along with their milk. ...

Don't take on winter without Linctagon!

Mon, 14 April 2014

The Linctagon range offers support to those who are suffering from colds and flu or secondary bacteriological infections of the nose, throat, lungs and ears. The actives in Linctagon’s plant base display both anti-bacteriological and bacteriostatic properties, making the products in the range an obvious first line of defence against ...

Introducing Solids

Sun, 6 April 2014

Starting Solid FoodsThe time to start solid food depends on the infant's needs and readiness. Generally, infants need solids when they are large enough to need a more concentrated source of calories than formula. This need is recognized when an infant takes a full bottle and is satisfied, but then ...

World Autism Awareness Day

Fri, 28 March 2014

World Autism Awareness Day is commemorated on 02 April under the theme “LIGHT IT UP BLUE”.

What is Autism
Autism is known as a complex developmental disability. Experts believe that Autism presents itself during the first three years of a person's life. The condition is the result of a neurological disorder that ...

World Tuberculosis Day - 24 March 2014

Mon, 24 March 2014

In 2014, the slogan for World Tuberculosis Day is "Reach the 3 million".

TB is curable, but current efforts to find, treat and cure everyone who gets ill with the disease are not sufficient. Of the 9 million people a year who get sick with TB, a third of them are ...

Less salt, please

Mon, 10 March 2014

"Less salt, please" is the theme for the sixth annual World Salt Awareness Week taking place fom 11-17 March 2014

This year, World Salt Awareness Week will focus on the importance of reducing the sodium content of food prepared outside the home, such as in restaurants and
other settings. It encourages chefs, ...


Fri, 7 March 2014

Amebiasis is an infection of the large intestine and sometimes the liver and other organs caused by the single-celled, protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica, an ameba.

Amebiasis may cause diarrhea, cramping abdominal pain, pain over the liver, and fever.

Amebiasis is relatively common in areas of Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and Latin America ...

Being Green

Sun, 2 February 2014

We all want to do our part to help conserve and save the planet. Being “green” has become a routine for many people. However, what does it mean to be a green parent? You can actually do several things to help your new baby stay free of harmful chemicals.

Annually ...

Heat wave warning

Thu, 16 January 2014

The South African Weather Services issued an alert for extreme temperatures across Gauteng and other parts of the country on Thursday.

"In order for the current temperatures to be considered as a heat wave they have to be at least five degrees higher than expected temperatures for this time of year, ...

January! A new year!

Thu, 2 January 2014

A New YearFive, four, three, two, one, Happy New Year! These well know words indicate the start of a new year. Committed we update our new-year’s-resolutions list, even though it is only in our minds.

And (just like the previous year) there are a few standard items that will again ...

Nativa Mom2B Pamper rewards

Fri, 20 December 2013

A big spoil for moms to be!
The Mom2B range of Pregnancy Shakes, Pregnancy Supplements and Omega capsules is treating moms-in-waiting with a lovely manicure or pedicure when they buy any two Mom2B nutritional support products.

Claiming free pamper treatments from now until the end of March 2014 is simple. Retain ...

Breast Cancer Awareness

Mon, 14 October 2013

Breast CancerOctober is International Breast Cancer awareness month. Here is a few interesting facts about breast cancer.

What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a malignant (cancer) tumor that starts from cells of the breast. It is found mostly in women, but men can get breast cancer, too.
A woman's breast is made ...

Ready, Steady, Go!

Sun, 22 September 2013

It seems like such a cliché that kids grow up so fast, but parents would know that it really is the case! It seems like yesterday that your little Angel started to walk and today she is pleading with you to take dance lessons. Inevitable we start to wonder whether ...

Spring is in the air

Sat, 7 September 2013

Spring is in the air – or rather – pollen is in the airWinter is hanging on for dear life, but the first signs of spring are already visible. Trees are being decorated with the most beautiful pink and white blossoms. Gardens seem to burst with energy as lawns are ...

Does this nappy make me look fat?

Sun, 25 August 2013

Does this nappy make me look fat?

There is an e-mail going around based on a popular greeting card that depicts a baby girl looking over her shoulder, with the words: “Does this nappy make me look fat?” This is an illustration of society’s obsession with a socially acceptable level of ...