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Mom of five shares open letter: Dear NICU nurse

Michelle Tito, mom to five precious preemies, sends this beautiful, moving letter to all the dedicated nurses in NICU.


8 out of 100 babies are born too soon in SA: You can help

Sunday the 17th of November is Annual World Prematurity Day. There are 15 million babies born prematurely worldwide every year, and 8 out of 100 of these are born in South Africa.

Toddler (1-2)

'No, I don't wanna… wahhhh!'- A guide to managing toddler tantrums

Tantrum throwing peaks at age two, as children experience the perfect storm of not being able to express themselves verbally while simultaneously developing their sense of independence. But what's normal and what's not?

Development & Behaviour

Mom and baby’s first outing together with Shannon McLaughlin, founder of Ubuntu Baba

Shannon McLaughlin, founder of Ubuntu Baba, shares some of her reflections and tips about the first time she left the house with her newborn son.


Baby with a ‘batman birthmark’ on face undergoes surgery

Luna has congenital melanocytic nevus, a birthmark which usually looks like a huge, dark blemish, often on the face.

Development & Behaviour

When should my child start speaking?

Wondering when your baby will start saying his first words? Academics in Psychology argue that although children pretty much hit certain milestones around the same time, this is not always the case in their communication milestones.

Toddler (1-2)

WATCH: See what got this toddler started on a non-stop giggling session with his dad

This viral video of the 1-Year-old, Winston Thomas Moore, will warm your heart.


‘March for Milk’ and save premature babies lives

All funds raised will be used to provide the life-line of donor milk to premature babies in hospital.


Join the Nappy Run charity fun run on 2 November

The event is organised by the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) and forms part of the NCPD’s observation of South Africa’s Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM) in November.

Development & Behaviour

11 baby products that parents regret purchasing

Not every purchase made by a first-time parent is a wise one.


Discovery of prehistoric baby bottles shows infants were fed cow’s milk 5,000 years ago

This research gives us a greater insight into the lives of mothers and babies in the past and how prehistoric families were dealing with infant feeding and nutrition at what would have been a very risky time in an infant’s life.


Dad plans, toddler pees - You won't believe what this toddler did during his parent's 'romantic' proposal

Adding new meaning to the word photobomber, this 3-year-old just turned his parent's proposal into an internet classic.

Foetal development

Why alcohol remains a big threat to unborn babies in South Africa

South Africa has the highest recorded prevalence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in the world. The prevalence rates range from 29 to 290 affected children per 1000 live births.


'I was stolen at birth' – Polokwane woman tells her story

Discovering how her nickname came about revealed how this woman was stolen at birth.


WATCH: The #PandaSneeze challenge is 'ridiculously adorable'

What is the parenting life without a few laughs at your offspring's expense? And the latest #PandaSneeze challenge is just the thing for a belly-ache inducing laugh.


How your baby's nutrition can influence their sleep

"If baby does not sleep well, it can affect their feeding, and if baby does not feed/eat well, it can affect their sleep."


'World's Oldest Parents' took their twin girls home this week

Mangayamma, who is 74, and her husband Raja Rao, who is 80, took their twin baby girls home on Sunday.


Woman, 74, gives birth to twins

Erramatti Mangayamma and husband Raja Rao had been trying to conceive since tying the knot in 1962.


Keeping up with your growing baby: A childproofing guide for parents

Simple things like leaving a hot mug on the coffee table become a potential cause for a trip to the emergency room for your baby. Here a parenting expert provides top tips for childproofing both in and around the home.


So, you think you can't get a good night’s sleep as a breastfeeding mom? You're wrong

Certified sleep consultant Jolandi Becker knows a thing or two about getting a good night's sleep as a breastfeeding mom, and here she dispells 4 common myths about the relationship between restful sleep and breastfeeding.


This newborn smiled at her dad after recognising his voice and it's the sweetest thing

A baby born in Rio de Janeiro started smiling as soon as her dad started speaking to her.


IN PICTURES: See which South African celebrity babies made their grand entrance in 2019

Here are the ongoing arrivals to the many celebrity babies of 2019 (so far).


WATCH: This 6-year-old serenading his baby sister will make you ugly cry

Is this the sweetest boy in the world or what?


Nightmares vs Night Terrors: a parent's guide

Bad dreams usually begin during the toddler years because very young imaginations tend to run wild. Here certified sleep consultant Jolandi Becker explains the difference between nightmares and night terrors, and what parents can do to help their little ones cope.


Sleep is not a luxury but a necessity for both you and your baby

The benefits of sleeping well go far beyond just feeling better. Parents should know that sleep is not a luxury and it is not something they should feel guilty about wanting for both themselves and their growing babies.

Development & Behaviour

Tantrums vs Meltdowns: When should you be concerned?

While tantrums come with toddler territory, what exactly constitutes ‘normal’ behaviour? Parent24 gleans some insight from children’s counsellor and toddler mom Phillippa Morassi


WATCH | Babies in parliament: New Zealand vs Kenya

Kicked out in Kenya, applauded in New Zealand: taking a baby to parliament can go either way depending on which country you're in.
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