PSA: Keep your unsolicited baby safety advice – we don't need to be worried about covering plug points at 33 weeks pregnant

When is the right time to start babyproofing your home? Because people will bombard you with baby safety advice when baby is still in the womb! This mom's post went viral after she explained she felt way too much pressure to start early. We're here to tell you, you absolutely don't (at least for the first few months).


Newborns make up 65% of all abandoned children. Here’s how you can help

The statistics are dire, but every bit helps. Here’s how a small donation can make a big difference in the life of a child.


WATCH: 9 dangerous things parents do when bathing their baby

Bathing your newborn can be intimidating. Here are some tips to keep your baby safe and take the stress out of bath time.


"I imagined him looking for me, and I wasn't there for him": A mom, her baby and the longest week of her life

Noni wrote in to share her heart-breaking story of leaving her little one at crèche for the first time.


19 baby questions you Google most – ANSWERED!

From in the womb to kicking and screaming when they're finally out – here are your commonly searched and asked questions about your baby and all their developmental milestones.


Clawing baby, hiding mother: How annoying it is when baby scratches your face

Cooing babies make my ovaries burst out in applause – seriously, I just want to have a small baby and squeeze her right now. And then I remember the pinching and scratching...


Piercing your baby's ears: Should you? At what age? We shed light

When is it acceptable to get your baby’s ears pierced? Is there a right age? Are there any specific SA laws prohibiting parents from getting their baby’s ears pierced? And how do I take care of my baby's ears if they've already been pierced? We've got all the answers.


BABY HOW TO: Our handy guide to babies!

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


Why anti-vaxxers think they know more than medical experts

Vaccinations have saved countless lives and untold suffering, but many adults still believe vaccines are bad for their children, despite the scientific facts and medical experts' opinions. Could pro-vaccination celebs sway their opinion?


Kylie Jenner had her 5-month-old’s ears pierced – and the internet isn’t happy

There’s no perfect formula for raising children – most times, what works for one family, might not work for another.


Local mom warns against kissing people’s babies after 6-month-old contracted herpes

“It’s not being ugly or mean to tell people not to kiss your child. They might infect your children.”


Toilet training from birth? Yes, it is possible

The alternative method of toilet training known as Elimination Communication ensures your baby will be potty trained by 5 months and is already the norm in some parts of the world.


More than a birthmark: My family's experience of infant hemangioma

In May we celebrate International Month of Awareness for Vascular Birthmarks, which prompted Elizabeth Mamacos to share her experience to raise awareness.


Is circumcision necessary or harmful?

If you've had a baby boy you've probably been asked about circumcision. Is the procedure necessary or harmful? Here's what the law says.


Top teething truths and tricks you should try

Cutting those little milk teeth can be trying times for babies and parents.


All about spots, bites, rashes and fevers

A brief introduction to some childhood ailments for concerned parents.


10 ways to soothe your crying baby that actually work

Have you tried just about everything you can think of to soothe your crying baby? Try these clever solutions when nothing else works.


Why is my baby crying?

Here's a checklist of things to go through when you can't figure out why your baby is crying.


Is it really nappy rash?

While nappy rash is a common complaint, it's important to know exactly what you're dealing with in order to know how to treat it.


'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.


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.


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.
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