Dealing with Fever Convulsions

Dealing with Fever Convulsions

When a child develops a very high temperature, it is usually extremely distressing for parents. Should the fever cause a febrile convulsion, this naturally adds major stress to the situation. As a paediatrician and father, I can honestly say that knowing what to do in...
Diary of a Pregnancy: Weeks 19 and 20

Diary of a Pregnancy: Weeks 19 and 20

Week 19: Hello Baby, I can really start to imagine how big you are now. This week you are as big as a Mango! I walked past the fruit section at my local grocer and they had a pile of lovely fresh mangos all piled up on each other. I just stared at this cute little...
7 ways for children to manage stress

7 ways for children to manage stress

While a healthy amount of short-term stress could be beneficial to our little ones, chronic stress can lead to long-term mental and physical health problems, including anxiety and depression, as well as high blood pressure, a weaker immune system, obesity and heart...
The Magic of Mom-Friends

The Magic of Mom-Friends

Sitting at home with my four-week-old newborn in our love bubble on the couch. I realised that I had not put on a proper outfit since the day before I gave birth. I was looking to do something social and fun during my maternity leave; just then, an ad came up on my...