Welcome to the BABY hub! Here are a few topics to get you started
(iStock)
Source

BABY HUB:

Track your baby's development week by week

Our weekly baby articles and monthly toddler ones help you to follow your baby's growth and development step by step. From milestones to health niggles, breastfeeding to potty-training, we help you to be a confident, content parent.

Read our articles about each week of your baby and toddler's development here.

Meet your newborn!

Congratulations! It's here. You're going home with your long-awaited baby and... now what? Our newborn and preemie section helps you decode all the little quirks, reflexes and bigger worries you may face in a supportive, informative way. 

Click here to read all about your newborn or preemie here.

More about...

Preemies

Circumcision

Breastfeeding and expressing milk

You know breast is best, but how exactly does breastfeeding work? There's colostrum and cabbage leaves, latching and lanolin nipple cream. Don't worry, we have tonnes of articles and videos by experts to help you and your baby.

Read more about breastfeeding here.

Babycare

How should I hold my baby? How often and how should you bath baby? When will his umbilical cord stump fall off? Should you clean his ears? Is the colour his poo normal? Why hasn't my breastfed baby had a dirty nappy in 3 days? What's the soft spot at the top of his head? Should I get a day mother or a creche? We answer all your questions about babycare.

Click here to see all our articles and videos about caring for your baby.

More about...

Nappies

Teething

Colic

Baby sleep and routine

Anyone who says they "slept like a baby" doesn't know what they're talking about! Parent24's baby sleep section helps you with sleep solutions, bedtime routines and daytime nap advice so you can all (if eventually) get some rest and baby can grow optimally.

Read our articles about your baby's sleep.

Baby's development and milestones

The first smile, first giggle, sitting up by herself, saying "mama" and "dada" (and "no"!), eating her first mouthful of purée, crawling, cruising, walking, first day at to nursery school, writing matric... oh wait. The baby development category and milestones tool will help you keep track of your baby and toddler's development.   

Click here to read more about your baby's different milestones.

Also use our development & tool to track baby's growth.

Baby names

Looking for the perfect name for your baby? We've compiled a list with more than 4,000 baby names for boys and girls! We have African baby names, Afrikaans baby names, Arabic baby names, European baby names, Biblical baby names and baby names in each of our country's 11 languages! If you see a gap in meaning or origin, or you have a name we haven't got on the list, please help us complete the list by emailing chatback@parent24.com.

Click here for our extensive South Africa baby name list.

Vaccinations

Use this handy vaccination calendar to work out on which days to take your baby for which vaccinations.

Click here for the calculator.

Baby fun!

See what celebrity babies are up to, have a giggle with our videos of adorable babies, and fun news from around South Africa and the world.

Click here for celeb pregnancies, funny baby names, pregnancy reveal ideas and other fun stuff!

Toddlers

Once your little turns one, he'll be less baby and more toddler. Let we help you through the "terrible twos" and tantrums with some positive discipline ideas. We also have lots of advice for your tot's speech development and potty training.

Click here for all our toddler content.

More about...

Terrible twos / tantrums

FAQs: Your frequently asked questions answered by experts

Top South African paediatricians, lactation consultants, nutritionists and other baby specialists answer common baby-related questions.

Click here for baby FAQs.

Is there something you'd like to more know about but can't find on Parent24? Please email us at chatback@parent24.com and we'll do our best to either find that article for you or write one in future!

Read Parent24’s Comments Policy
NEXT ON PARENT24X
 
 

We're talking about ...

Mysmartkid

Sponsored

Creative ideas for growing artists

As your child gets ready for school, their creative skills improve and you can introduce them to a bigger variety of art supplies and techniques. Our expert tells you how.

See more >
 
 

Directories

Everything from parties to pre-schools in your area.