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ANTENATAL

Iron levels during pregnancy

During pregnancy, the risk of developing iron deficiency anaemia increases considerably. Tennille Aron spoke to Dr Corné Brink to find out why pregnant women are prone to developing this condition, and how they can avoid developing it by maintaining good iron levels....

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BABY

The dummy dilemma: should you use a dummy or not?

There’s a lot of controversy and confusion around whether babies should use dummies, and when. Paediatric sleep consultant Nicci Proome considers the issue from all angles. People seem to have a lot to say about the use of a dummy. However, the for and against camps...

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TODDLER

Top Tips for Potty Training Your Toddler

As with most things in parenting, timing is everything. Some parents are always in a hurry…But sometimes faster is not better. Physiotherapist Karen Swanepoel shares her top techniques for successful potty training. When should you start potty training your toddler?...

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FAMILY

Do Children Need Pets?

Yes, yes, and yes again! If at all possible, let your child have a pet. Technology means relationships with screens, but that cannot compare to sharing your life and bonding with a little ball of fur or fluff, writes Sabine Warren. “Children who grow up with pets are...

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

30 minutes to a more connected family

30 minutes to a more connected family

If you’re looking for ways to ensure your family stays connected, look no further than the evening meal. Dr Laura Markham says having dinner together is life-changing – for everyone. You’ve probably heard that having dinner together as a family is a good thing for...

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