Are hospital security measures good enough?

We do from time to time hear about babies stolen from maternity wards. So we asked you what you thought about the security in the South African hospitals where you gave birth.


All you need to know: Preparing for your new baby

We've gathered all the information you need to survive your newborn baby in one place.


Jamie Oliver welcomes baby #5 and it's a boy!

The famous chef welcomes his son and daughters cut the cord.

Health & Safety

Mom's stress affects baby

Pram direction, meat and mommy stress can freak your baby out.

health & safety

When fever leads to fits

Don’t get too big a fright if your toddler’s high fever causes a febrile convulsion.


How to latch

Here are some tips from a La Leche League leader on how to get breastfeeding right in the hospital.


Breastfeeding: 10 steps to health, wealth and happiness

In celebration of Breastfeeding Week, prof Linda Richter counts the benefits of breastfeeding in South Africa, steps to help breastfeeding mothers, and ways in which society can still be more breastfeeding friendly.


Index page: All about breastfeeding

Parent24's index page to help moms find all the breastfeeding answers they need.

Toddler (1-2)

How to stop car seat crying

Some babies fall asleep almost before you’re out of the driveway, but others won’t spend five happy minutes in their car seats. Tackle the problem!


The Rock proves once again that he's the best dad

Dwayne Johnson and other celeb dads on Instagram are showing the world just what modern fatherhood is all about.

Baby food

When is cow's milk safe for baby?

Experts recommend that babies only be given cow’s milk after the age of 12 months.


No more nurseries: Here’s what you had to say

Parent24 readers had quite a lot to say about hospitals doing away with nurseries.

Development & Behaviour

Is it a growth spurt?

Yesterday that babygro fitted, today it doesn’t. What’s happening?


No more nurseries in SA hospitals?

Baby-friendly hospitals are doing away with nurseries and moms aren't happy about it.

Development & Behaviour

Baby's first steps and 8 other milestones

There's nothing quite like watching your baby grow and learn.


#CarseatFullstop campaigning for change

Every child in a car seat every time no matter what. No ifs or buts.


Miracle baby born at 25 weeks: "She weighed just more than a brick of butter"

Mom Michelle Tito shares their journey of their micro-preemie Gemma Lily, who weighed only 715g at birth.


Reader's response: Our 100 day NICU journey

This reader shares a personal experience of having a baby in the NICU.


Common baby skin allergies

An itching, crying baby would break any mother's heart. Here are the most common skin problems and how to treat them.


Is there such a thing as a baby language?

Have you ever been suspicious about the sounds your baby makes; like they're trying to communicate with you?


Are cloth nappies really cheaper than disposables?

Here's a detailed breakdown, including water and electricity usage, of how much cloth nappies will cost you compared to disposables.

Toddler (1-2)

Watch: Toddler gets hearing aids, does happy dance!

This video will make you realise just how important our senses are.


What are the "wonder weeks"?

Frans Plooij's book has taken the parenting world by storm. We take a deeper look.


Funny video: the babies of today, hey

So many parents say they don't want their kids' lives to be consumed by technology, but this hilarious video shows parents may not have a say.


Breastfeeding could save the lives of thousands of infants affected by drought

South Africa is currently suffering one of the worst droughts in recorded history. This poses a major health risk to thousands of infants in drought ridden areas, which can be mitigated by simply supporting and encouraging breastfeeding mothers.

Development & Behaviour

Fun ways to get your child to play with others

Teach your little ones how to socialise with others.


How much sleep should your kids be getting?

Don't lose sleep over new guidelines on how much shut-eye your kids should be getting.


Our favourite dads on the interwebs

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JOHNSON'S: Bloggers, vloggers, Twitter dads and celebs, here are the ones you need to follow.
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