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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.

Sleeping

The great debate: Co-sleeping – marriage killer or sleep saver?

Is co-sleeping a marriage killer or a sleep saver? Find out what these moms had to say, each having divided opinions. 

Toddler (1-2)

3 signs your toddler is ready to potty train

If you're not sure about whether or not your toddler is ready to take to the potty, have a look at these signs.

Development & Behaviour

How big is the royal prince? We've plotted him on a growth chart

The new royal prince weighed a very healthy 3.9kg. To see where he – and your baby – plots on the growth charts, here are the World Health Organisation growth charts for boys and girls up to 5 years.

Fun

IN PICTURES: What Prince William and Queen Elizabeth looked like as babies

Will the new addition to the royal family look like any of his famous predecessors? Here's a look at royal babies past to present.

Toddler (1-2)

10 toddler food mistakes you're probably making

Feeding your baby or toddler is a constant challenge as a new mom. But are you falling into bad habits without knowing it? Here are the most common pitfalls.

Fun

Boys wore dresses, then pink... and other baby fashion facts of the last 300 years

We take a look at baby fashion throughout history and see that before the term was even coined, gender-neutrality was more the rule than the exception.

Newborn

Your newborn and routine

Set the stage for a (flexible) routine with your newborn

Newborn

10 new-mom surprises

No matter how prepared you are, trust us, your newborn will take you by surprise!

Toddler (1-2)

How climbing and outside play helps your child grow

Movement is crucial for your child's development, making outdoor play the perfect activity for your toddler and preschooler. 

Toddler (1-2)

Potty training made easy

Just when you think he’s got it right, your tot runs into yet another obstacle on the trek to successful toileting. But you can beat this!

FAQs

Q&A: How can I encourage my child to interact with others?

Educational child psychologist, Sheryl Cohan answers a reader who is worried about their child's social skills.

Babycare

'Circumcision will be his choice'

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi campaigned for it to be done medically. And, following the controversial movie Inxeba, Xhosa men have rallied around their right to go to the mountain.

Toddler (1-2)

New books for your toddler

Bright and colourful board books to introduce your inquisitive toddler to popular classics.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding myths busted

Planning to breastfeed? Here are our top tips, facts (and myth busters) to help make your experience happy and trouble-free.

Breastfeeding

Where to begin when breastfeeding multiples

If you’re expecting multiples, the idea of successfully breastfeeding your twins or triplets probably seems a little overwhelming. But it’s possible – with the right strategy and plenty of support.

Development & Behaviour

Mom of one black and one white twin being bullied

Amy Keller is the white mother of remarkable twins. One looks black and the other white.

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.

Babycare

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.

Fun

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.

Breastfeeding

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

Babycare

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.

Babycare

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.

Newborn

WATCH: The stepping reflex in newborns

A video demonstrating the stepping reflex in newborns.

Fun

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
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