We’ve all heard that “breast is best”. But why, exactly, is breastfeeding so much better than formula feeding? Breastfeeding continues to be encouraged around the globe, and rightfully so. Medical experts and health authorities agree that the benefits are simply too great to ignore. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) says breastfeeding is one of the most […]
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Kids don’t like injections any more than adults do. But sometimes we just don’t have a choice. Here’s how to make them less scary for your little one. Injections are, unfortunately, a necessary part of life. Vaccinations protect against dangerous, life-threatening disease, while other shots are sometimes necessary to ease disease symptoms, to anaesthetise or to boost […]
There are five minerals every child needs every day to ensure optimal growth and functioning. Do you know what they are? Minerals are natural substances that are absorbed by the body through food and other supplements. They’re necessary for many bodily functions, including growth in babies and children. The best way to get all the minerals the human […]
Anneke Rautenbach (18) was a little dreamer who lived in her own world. She was six years old when specialists diagnosed attention deficit disorder (ADD) without hyperactivity. Anneke writes: Attention deficit disorder. A term that’s bandied about to refer to children who either bounce off the walls or live in their own dream world. But when I […]
Today it seems we’re aware of more autistic children than ever with a sharp increase in the number of cases. Yet thousands of autism cases are undiagnosed or recognised at a late stage.
Music lessons may seem more nice-to-have than need-to-have. But before you turn away the piano tutor, consider the effect of learning music on your child’s development.
Does your daughter dream of pink tutus and shiny tiaras? Is she prepared for blood, sweat and tears in her quest to dance the lead in Swan Lake one day? Without quashing her dreams, we have some advice to help her stay injury-free.
The drowning of a child is what every parent fears. Prevent a tragedy this summer by brushing up on the facts.
Make sure your child is in tip-top shape to face the new school year.
Water safety should come first this summer – especially when it comes to your kids. Drowning is a very real risk.