FAMILY PLANNING

BACK TO SCHOOL – A TIME TO FOCUS ON YOUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH

t’s that time of the year again, when children are back at school from the long and no doubt sugary snack filled festive season.  With that in mind, it is important for parents to...

South Africa steps up its game to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV

South Africa’s prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme has achieved remarkable successes in recent years. It has improved the health and life expectancy for pregnant women living with HIV, and it has reduced the risk...

Teach your children to find their joy this holiday season

Family Together Christmas Celebration ConceptIt is precisely at this time of the year that the commercial world comes out, guns blazing, seeking to convince you and your children that the way to real happiness...

NEW AND IMPROVED TINY TOTS TOILETRIES

The new and improved range of PnP TinyTots toiletries are as gentle on your budget as they are on your baby!Dermatologically approved for extra peace of mind, the PnP Tiny Tots toiletries...

THE HAPPY BABY NAPPY

The PnP Tiny Tots nappy range provides parents with quality nappies that keep baby clean, dry and healthy. The design prevents sagging and leaking, and there’s a wetness indicator that changes colour when baby...

Is vigorous exercise safe during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Expectant mothers receive an avalanche of information about potential risks to their baby. There’s a growing list of foods, toxins and environmental threats to avoid. It’s normal for this to lead to an increased...

What’s the best way to teach children a second language? New research produces surprising...

People often assume that children learn new languages easily and without effort, regardless of the situation they find themselves in. But is it really true that children soak up language like sponges? Research has shown that children...

Alcohol advice for pregnant women – a lost opportunity to communicate new guidelines

Pregnant women in the UK are now officially advised to consume no alcohol at all. These guidelines, from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), were issued in January 2016, and replaced a previous recommendation that women should...

Disappointment about gifts is good for kids who have enough

Disappointment is a natural human emotion that occurs after a perceived failure. For our young children, this perceived failure can look like not getting the toy they wanted, not being invited to a classmate’s...

BACK TO SCHOOL – A TIME TO FOCUS ON YOUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH

t’s that time of the year again, when children are back at school from the long and no doubt sugary snack filled festive season. ...

South Africa steps up its game to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV

South Africa’s prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme has achieved remarkable successes in recent years. It has improved the health and life expectancy for pregnant...

Teach your children to find their joy this holiday season

Family Together Christmas Celebration ConceptIt is precisely at this time of the year that the commercial world comes out, guns blazing, seeking to convince...

NEW AND IMPROVED TINY TOTS TOILETRIES

The new and improved range of PnP TinyTots toiletries are as gentle on your budget as they are on your baby!Dermatologically approved...

THE HAPPY BABY NAPPY

The PnP Tiny Tots nappy range provides parents with quality nappies that keep baby clean, dry and healthy. The design prevents sagging and leaking,...

Is vigorous exercise safe during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Expectant mothers receive an avalanche of information about potential risks to their baby. There’s a growing list of foods, toxins and environmental threats to...

What’s the best way to teach children a second language? New research produces surprising results

People often assume that children learn new languages easily and without effort, regardless of the situation they find themselves in. But is it really...

Alcohol advice for pregnant women – a lost opportunity to communicate new guidelines

Pregnant women in the UK are now officially advised to consume no alcohol at all. These guidelines, from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), were issued in...

Disappointment about gifts is good for kids who have enough

Disappointment is a natural human emotion that occurs after a perceived failure. For our young children, this perceived failure can look like not getting...

Parents can help kids catch up in reading with a 10-minute daily routine

Because I conduct research about reading, parents often ask me the same question: “What can I do to help my child become a better reader?” I...

Mega study confirms pregnant women can reduce risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side

A New Zealand-led international study published today provides the strongest evidence yet that women can more than halve their risk of stillbirth by going to sleep...

Drinking alcohol at conception shown to harm rats – new study

Drinking alcohol while pregnant can have a devastating impact on the developing baby, leading to poor cognition and behaviour. Alcohol is also known to increase...

Insomnia in pregnancy is common but it’s not normal. Here’s how to beat it

Many pregnant women find themselves waking up in the middle of night to go the bathroom (for the third time) or struggling to find...

Is your child addicted to screens? Here’s what you can do about it

Luke’s parents gave him a cell phone last year for his 10th birthday. Since then, the amount of time he spends playing video games...

Is it safe to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink alcohol and breastfeed? As physicians, we have always cautioned patients not to. As mothers, we look forward to the...

PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR “BIG SCHOOL”

There are many new experiences, perspectives and conversations that come with the advent of parenthood. Suddenly you find yourself discussing at length, and listening...

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