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BABY HOW TO: Our handy guide to babies!

New parent? Here's our list of the important bits you want to know.

Development & Behaviour

29 Surprising ways you can give your baby's brain a major boost

From nutrition and sleep to activities and movement: Dan Dempers suggests a wide range of easy-to-follow tips for stimulating your baby's early brain development based on expert advice.


The teething instruction manual

From signs and symptoms to tips and tricks, here's everything you need to know about your baby's first set of chompers.


Next-level baby gadgets

A self-installing car seat, a sleep booster that keeps baby asleep most of the night, a vision-boosting baby gym... these may sound like they're straight out of the dark futuristic Black Mirror series, but they're just a few of the latest in parenting widgets. If you have the cash to blow, that is.


Donate breastmilk and save lives!

By donating your breastmilk, you can help save the lives of premature infants and ensure that other moms can also give their babies the best possible start to life, writes Riëtte Grobler


Fierce vaccination debate could sway Italy's general elections next week

Despite a major measles outbreak in Italy last year, infecting some 5000 and causing the deaths of 4, anti-vaxxers are up in arms about the Democrats' proposed new law to make vaccinations compulsory in Italy. So much so, that it could swing the vote in the country's general elections next week.


LIST: Baby's first aid kit

You need a lot more than just cute clothes for baby. Here are some other essentials and safety tips.

Development & Behaviour

Teddies, dummies and bottles: When should you worry about your child’s attachment to comfort items?

Comfort is key to human development, especially for growing babies. But evidence suggests that well-loved comfort items may cause more harm than good.


WATCH: The stepping reflex in newborns

A video demonstrating the stepping reflex in newborns.


How Ntando Duma’s 7-month-old is earning a salary

The seven-month-old’s bank account might also have more money than ours


PICS: SA’s cutest Instagram babies

Here are some of the cutest local little ones on Instagram.


WATCH: Kylie Jenner welcomes her "little life" – a beautiful baby girl

"I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions... I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness."


Celebrity January babies

These celebs started off the new year on high note by welcoming their new born babies.


WATCH: When introducing weaning to your baby gets you laser beam stares

Her mother tried an interesting weaning method and the look on her child's face is just priceless. We searched for what other moms had to say about changing feeding methods.


Why does my baby cry when she drinks formula?

This mom can't seem to get to the bottom of her baby's crying when being fed, an expert weighs in.


Try not to laugh: P!nk and Carey Hart’s son has just about the most adorable, infectious chuckle!

P!nk just posted a video of her husband with her little one, saying she wish he’d take some pictures and videos of her and the kids too. And we’d like to challenge all the dads out there to do the same. Send us pictures of your partners – let’s give those hardworking moms some praise!


Willing to try just about anything to get your baby to sleep through the night? Check out this mom's clever sleep hack

It's the conundrum that literally keeps parents up at night. Turns out getting your baby to sleep to morning can be quite easy.


WATCH: This dad hired bodyguards for his toddler!

What if toddlers had bodyguards?


How Serena Williams will continue to serve up top-level tennis as a mother

Former tennis player, Jo Ward, explains how and why Serena Williams will continue to thrive in her career, with the help of baby Alexis.


Best teething advice for our favourite Grand Slam winner

Serena Williams needs your help again, Olympia is teething!

Toddler (1-2)

Mother of tot who’ll never walk or talk says she expresses herself through her eyes

"She'll give you these looks that just speak a thousand words."


Serena Williams, I'll ask my gogo to email you...

Serena asked, our readers responded. The WHO recommends breastfeeding from 6 to 24 months, and our readers thought they'd throw in their advice as well.

Baby food

No need to panic about baby milk in SA

A global baby milk recall due to salmonella contamination doesn't affect South Africa.


Deaths from window blinds at an all time high, study says

Blinds have been the primary source of 17,000 injuries and hundreds of deaths in the past 25 years. Now parents call for a 'cord ban'.


Serena Williams wants to know when to stop breastfeeding

New mom Serena Williams is struggling with a common dilemma: when to stop breastfeeding.


Would you let people kiss your baby on the lips? Malema says no!

“Let’s avoid kissing other people’s kids on the lips please!”
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