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Baby’s homecoming – what to expect?

Coming home with your new-born is a very exciting time, but it can also be a very daunting experience for many new parents. All too often expectations and reality are very far apart.

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Potty training – how to start

Is your little one able to tell when they need to wee or poo? If they are, it may be the perfect time to start saying goodbye to nappies.

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The struggle of shyness

As parents, we want the best for our children, this includes them being comfortable and confident in social situations.

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Bath time for your newborn

Bathing a newborn baby can be daunting at first, especially if your baby dislikes being in water. By making sure that your baby is well-rested, fed and feeling content before you begin, will help a lot in giving them the best chance to enjoy it.

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Expect to exercise while you’re expecting

Pregnancy comes with its limitations but exercising should not necessarily be one of them.In fact, exercise is extremely beneficial for pregnant women and their developing baby.

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When is it time to start potty-training?

Potty training is a major milestone for both children and parents. It may seem like a simple thing, but, not only does your child need to be biologically ready to give up nappies, they have to be emotionally ready. If they are not ready, don’t try to force it. Forcing it will just cause both you and your toddler extra frustration.

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Keeping the spark alive once baby’s arrived

Becoming a parent means that baby and their needs come first, but that doesn’t mean the relationship between you and your partner should take a back seat.

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Maternity wear – necessity or not to worry?

It’s normal to feel like you’ll need a completely new pregnancy wardrobe, but try to hold off on buying new clothes because you probably won’t need them until much later.

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8 tips to avoid food poisoning during pregnancy

You’re pregnant now and what you eat is what your baby eats – so make extra sure that your food is safe for you both!

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Tips to see you through morning sickness

One of the most common tell-tale signs of pregnancy is morning sickness. It’s not pleasant and no one has ever said it was the best part of their pregnancy, but there are ways to subdue the symptom to make it through your days.

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It’s time to prepare for a new baby

You’re happy about your new baby on the way and so is your partner, but does your older child(ren) feel the same?

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Beware of the medication you take while pregnant

As a pregnant woman or the partner of a pregnant woman, you know there are a number of foods you can no longer eat, but it’s also important to remember that there are medications you can’t take either.

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Work safety for you and your baby

Do you know that you have the right to a safe working environment for you and your unborn baby? Yes, as a pregnant woman or even father-to-be, you have very specific legal rights regarding your workspace and the birth of your baby.

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Wondering if you can travel while pregnant?

The holidays have come and gone but maybe you’d still like to do some traveling – well you can! You’re safe to travel up to week 36 of your pregnancy if you’re fit to.

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Keep fit and fab – no gym membership necessary

Some people swear by hitting the gym and getting onto every machine and into every class available, but that’s not the only way to keep in shape during or after your pregnancy.

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How to find the right obstetrician:

Congratulations, you are pregnant! Realising that a very small human is growing inside of you is both an exciting and an overwhelming experience

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Colic – a parental nightmare

Colic can be a trying time in your baby’s first few months – and for parent’s too! While not every baby experiences the condition, that's not much comfort if you have a crying baby in your arms.

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Lead by example if you want your kids to be well-mannered

Well-mannered children to do not come about by chance – to raise a well-behaved and polite child you have to lead by example.

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Second-hand smoke can affect your baby’s health

Smoking poses a health risk to both smokers and non-smokers, and as such laws in South Africa have evolved to protect non-smokers.

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Too hot or too cold: Tips for dressing your baby

When dressing your baby, always remember that layers and clothes that breathe are your two best friends. There is no doubt that gauging the weather can be a challenge, but you may be even more concerned with the arrival of your new born baby.

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