Friendships & babies: A balancing act

Friendships & babies: A balancing act

Clinical psychologist and mom of two Dr Jó-Marié Bothma talks about how having a baby can affect your circle of friends, with both losses and gains, but hopefully also some valuable steadfast friendships. Once you become a parent, you need your friends more than ever....

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A guide to happy and healthy summer babies

A guide to happy and healthy summer babies

South African summers can become quite uncomfortable for your baby with temperatures rising to above 35°C in certain areas of the country. Tennille Aron provides some useful tips to keep your baby happy and healthy during the sunny season. The summer heat can be quite...

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Model mom – your child is watching

Model mom – your child is watching

It doesn’t matter how much you talk – ultimately your child will learn far more from watching your behaviour. Teixeira Murray writes about six things every child should see their mom doing. “Adulting” is already such a difficult task. Add to that becoming a parent,...

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Sore nipples and how to soothe them

Sore nipples and how to soothe them

Many breastfeeding mothers believe that nipple pain is normal, but registered dietician and certified lactation consultant Deidre Smith says breastfeeding shouldn’t hurt. “Nipple pain is normal …” or is it? While nipple pain may be common, and one of the main reasons...

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Keeping your baby safe in your home

Keeping your baby safe in your home

Before you bring your baby home it’s vital to give it a thorough safety audit and ensure it’s as safe as possible, writes Nicolette Proome. There is no greater parental instinct than the impulse to protect your young. However, even though we would spring to shield our...

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Tools to build secure and happy children

Tools to build secure and happy children

Children learn so much from modeling their parents’ behaviour. Guest editor and parenting coach Priyanka Naidoo has some tips on how to be your children’s rock and model the best behaviour for your children. Parenting is difficult and even more so now that we find...

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