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Breastfeeding

Your breastmilk is crawling with bacteria! And that's a good thing

A study by the University of Cape Town has found live bacteria, viruses and fungi in breastfmilk, explaining why breastmilk helps to build a strong immunity in babies.

Pregnancy health

Super smoothies during your pregnancy

Smoothies have an abundance of nutrients that are helpful for your growing baby and you.

Pregnancy

Welcome to the pregnancy hub! Click here for popular topics

Parent24's pregnancy hub has been compiled to guide you through every step of this beautiful pregnancy journey, from conception to birth and beyond.

Fun

Dr Izzie Stevens has a baby boy!

Grey's Anatomy star, Katherine Heigl, and her country singer husband, Josh Kelley, are finally outnumbered.

Babycare

Debate: Strict, flexible or no routine for young children?

Routine can play a very important role in a child's life. Or are there different ways? Read all about it. 

Pregnancy health

Coffee during pregnancy is fine!

So often you hear that coffee during pregnancy is harmful, but is it really?

Care

Would you take your kids hunting?

A preschool in Norway took 5-year-olds on a field trip to see how reindeer are slaughtered and skinned. Many South Africans take their children with them on a bushveld hunting expedition. How do you feel about it?

Fun

Baby, mom and dad share same birth date!

This December baby was born on exactly the same date as his mom's – and dad's – birthday!

High school

How does your child learn best?

To get the best out of your child, help him show his brand of brilliance.

High school

Matriculant with 97% average shares her secrets

Christine Vivier from Kuilsrivier has four tips for the class of 2017.

Babycare

Your baby: What's normal, what's not

As a mom you’re more in tune with your baby than anybody else. But when there’s a change in how he looks or acts, should you head for emergency room? Here are the most common signs for alarm.

Birth

Beautiful natural birth videos

These women gave birth naturally, on video. Share in their beautiful experiences (Warning: explicit footage).

High school

How teachers can use virtual reality

Virtual reality technology can change the way students learn, and it's becoming more accessible.

Primary school

Should girls wear dresses to school? Our readers respond

Parent24 readers share their thoughts on our much-talked-about article.
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Are you going away this holiday?

20 % - Yes, our bags are packed!
 
17 % - Yes, we are going to visit family.
 
31 % - No, we are having a staycation.
 
4 % - The family is visiting us...
 
28 % - No, we do not get leave.
 

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