Does Birth Order Really Effect a Child’s Development?

mother and child reading a book together at home Can the order in which you were born really affect how you turn out as an adult? Common knowledge seems...

Why family planning matters for maternal deaths and child survival

Family planning improves child survival and reduces maternal deaths. But the uptake of family planning in Africa is only 33%, nearly half the world average of 64%. The contraceptive prevalence rate in African countries is...

Best Buys

BABE-Eeze 2-in-1 Bowl & Feeding Mat (R300) Feeding a toddler can be a real messy affair. This flat silicon mat with a bowl moulded right into it will save you cleaning time and make mealtimes much more fun. Designed...

Early Childhood Development is the Key to Success at School

Early Childhood Development (ECD) is the phase between birth and the school-going age (pre-school or crèche). During this phase, children establish their foundational cognitive abilities, attitudes and skills, preparing them for primary schooling and the...

The Gift

Bearing children is one of those ‘things’ to which we as women are expected by society to aspire. I’ve been in the middle of a group of women where someone was trying to express her trepidation and concern about what was...

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 the risk of miscarriages, stillbirth and other placental complications. But what if a...

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...

We Grow

Apart from your child perhaps having special needs, you may not have a support system or the finances to provide for him or her as you would like. There are times when you’re going to have to make sacrifices. There’ll...

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 on and off his phone has increased. Luke has gained weight and...

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...

Recent Posts