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“It is past time for women to take their rightful place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of peoples, where their children’s and grandchildren’s fates, are decided.” – Hillary Clinton




Your Baby’s Reflexes
Babies are usually born bearing a number of very smart reflexes, called primitive or neonatal reflexes, put there by Mother Nature to help them survive and thrive. Sucking...
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Almost Half Of South African Parents Do Not Own Car Seats
Since 2015, it has been law in South Africa that children under the age of three years must be strapped into a car seat while driving. There’s also a widely quoted...
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Vaccinate To Protect Against The Rise Of Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs
South Africa is still some way off in meeting its immunisation targets, which given the alarming rise in superbugs in recent years, has now become a top priority. In the wake of...
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The Linguistic Genius Of Babies
What’s the line between unconditional love and unconditional acceptance? Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another —...
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10 Tips To Help Your Mini-Me With Language Development
There is a lot you can do to boost language development and open up the lines of communication between you and your child.  It’s so exciting to watch a baby’s...
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Develop Your Child’s Jaw Correctly From Birth
There are many things to remember when your baby comes along, some of which can affect your child's breathing and their chewing and swallowing abilities. When you’re...
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Potential Dangers For Your Baby
Babies are curious beings, and when presented with an opportunity to wander around, they can land in dangerous situations. Keep both your eyes on them at all times. They look...
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Safer Kids This National Child Passenger Safety Week
National statistics show that 85 percent of South African children travel unrestrained in cars. Child passenger deaths are the fourth leading cause of unnatural deaths in our...
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6 Tips To Soothe Colic
Coming home with a newborn baby is a happy event, but when colic makes its presence felt, stress sets in. How do you soothe a colicky baby? The agonising cries of a baby with...
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A Guide To Your Preemie’s Eye Care
One major area of development at risk for premature babies is their eyesight, says Loren Stow. While the most common condition associated with prematurity and vision is...
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