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 consider...

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 of...

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 at...

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 needs...

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 level...

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 are...

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 limit...

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 birthday...

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 always give them the same advice: “Read with your children. Enjoy...

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

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 on either side during the last three months of pregnancy. This mega...

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