Infancy

Driving home the importance of car seat safety

Babies R Us at Toys R Us has launched an in-store car safety event series to drive the importance of car seat safety, selection and installation, taking place at selected stores nationwide. The retailer has identified the need for parents to have a ‘hands-on’, practical car seat installation session, which has led to the collaboration […]

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Reflecting on the diverse experiences of breastfeeding mothers

Mothers face a multifaceted breastfeeding journey. They encounter common challenges such as latching difficulties, lack of support, and workplace obstacles. Breastfeeding Awareness Week (1 to 7 August 2024) aims to shift the stigma surrounding breastfeeding and formula feeding, highlight the critical role of support networks, and explore solutions to these challenges. Why mothers stop breastfeeding

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Baby Brezza: Revolutionising baby formula feeding

Feeding your baby can be a delightful yet demanding task, especially when it comes to preparing formula. The Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced dispenser machine is here to simplify your life, making feeding time quicker, easier and more convenient. This advanced formula dispenser machine is a game-changer for parents. Key features of the Baby Brezza

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Eczema in babies: Tips for managing flare-ups

Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality health coverage, provides tips for managing eczema in babies. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition in babies. “Numerous medical research has been conducted on eczema in babies. For instance, the American Academy of Dermatology suggest that most infants show signs of eczema from as early

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The role of the NICU in helping tiny warriors survive – and thrive

Approximately 84 000 preterm babies are born in South Africa every year. To mitigate the many risks that accompany these kinds of births, it may be necessary for these babies and their mothers to be referred to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Administering the proper treatments and having access to expert information on how

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Paediatric sleep problems: Dealing with sleep crutches

During the first three months, babies establish a rhythm of feeding, wakefulness and sleep. Then, at around three to four months, babies’ circadian rhythms begin to mature. According to Dr Alison Bentley, Restonic sleep expert, this is often when paediatric sleep problems arise. Parents may end up relying on ‘sleep crutches’ to get their baby

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Unlocking the Terrible Two’s: Navigating the journey of autonomy and exploration

Parents, educators and caregivers alike are intimately familiar with the term “terrible two’s”. It’s a phrase that often evokes images of tantrums, defiance and exasperated parents. However, what if we reframed this perspective? What if we viewed the two’s not as a period of turmoil but as a pivotal stage of development filled with opportunities

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Prioritise your baby’s well-being with a nursery painted in VOC-free coatings

Decorating a room is always exciting, but nothing comes quite as close as the joy of decorating a nursery. But a precious new life also comes with great responsibility, including creating a nurturing environment for the latest member of the family. There are ways to ensure this becomes a reality – one of which is

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7 tips to help your toddler brush their teeth with ease

“As a parent, you understand the importance of good oral hygiene for your child’s health. However, convincing a toddler to brush their teeth can sometimes feel like an uphill battle,” says Murray Hewlett, CEO of Affinity Health. “Toddlers are known for resisting new routines, and toothbrushing is no exception. But with patience, creativity and a

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