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Beach "queen" loving her mommy body

A Cape Town mom revealed pictures of her post-baby body in a monokini on the beach, saying our bodies are beautiful because they are. Amen, sister!

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SA snakes and snakebites: a parent's guide

A quick guide to which South African snakes are dangerous, what their bites can do and what to do if your child was bitten by a snake.

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How to have sun-safe kids - five simple rules

Serious damage is done to the skin by sun exposure in childhood. Protecting your children’s skin now could prevent skin cancer later in life.

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Travel first aid kit

Be prepared for most travel emergencies this festive season.

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#16Days of Storytelling

Heartlines is encouraging everyone to share their stories, create awareness and uplift each other.

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Everything you need to know about child abuse

It is our legal duty to protect all children against child abuse and report abuse when we suspect it. So how do you know and what do you do?

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How do I know if my baby has reflux?

Vomiting is normal in babies if it occurs as a little spit-up after feeding and when your baby breaks wind – this is called posseting. Excessive vomiting, however, especially if related to feeding, may well be reflux.

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Kids need fats

The right fats are a must for brain development and heart health.

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5 Celebrities with Down syndrome who are changing the world

Across the world, people with Down syndrome are breaking down stereotypes about their genetic condition. From designers of beautiful clothes to award-winning actors, here are five celebrities who haven't let their Down syndrome stop them from achieving great success.

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National Down Syndrome Awareness Day 2016: The road to an inclusive tomorrow

Down Syndrome South Africa wants to improve the quality of life for every person with Down syndrome in South Africa, by lobbying government for rights, educating the public and offering support to parents.

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Down Syndrome Awareness Day: how far we've come!

South Africa is celebrating National Down Syndrome Awareness Day today. Here's a look at all things DS.

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3 SA families living with haemophilia

Three moms talk about how this condition affects their families.

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What is the homeopathic view on vaccinations?

Dr Neil Gower of the Homeopathic Association of South Africa responds to a reader about alternative medicines for vaccinations.

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How many times has your child been on antibiotics this year?

Crèches and schools are ringing with coughs and sneezes and parents throng doctors’ offices, many of them leaving with a prescription for antibiotics. Watch this video to see the effect of antibiotics on bacteria.

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Your top 13 vaccine questions answered

Explanations for everything you've always wanted to ask about those injections.

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Treats for kids with food allergies

When you or your child has a food allergy or intolerance, it is easy to only focus on what they can't eat and can leave you feeling at your wits' end at what to make.

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Baby born with 31 fingers and toes

Earlier this year, a Chinese mom gave birth to a healthy baby boy... with 31 fingers and toes. We take a little peek into the condition.

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Does your child eat raw play dough?

The US Food and Drug Administration warns that certain bacteria could make your child very sick. Seeing as we've all eaten raw dough in our lives, should we brush it off as paranoia or should we heed? Here are the facts - decide for yourself.

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Children and trauma: when bad stuff happens

Just how much does trauma affect children, and what should we as parents do to help?

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Parents are more at risk of getting sick

A recent study shows that parents get sick twice as much as childless people.

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"I too am the adult child of an alcoholic"

A Parent24 reader also shares her experience with an alcoholic parent.

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When an alcoholic is a parent

Growing with an alcoholic father, Elizabeth Durand feels that alcoholics shouldn't be allowed to have kids.
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