"Polka-dot cutie" spreads awareness of rare birthmark

The little girl was diagnosed with a port wine stain at four days old after doctors initially believed she had a bruise from labour that would fade in a few days.


How to answer the car seat elitists

What do you do when you're told that the car seat you've chosen for your child is not the best?


Parents with Prams parking: when should you make way for the next generation?

When should parents stop using those life-saving Parents with Prams parking spots? We share some readers thoughts, and find out what local malls, and the law, have to say.


We review the updated Baby & Childcare Handbook by parenting expert Marina Petropulos

Ask your mom and grandmom – chances are they know Marina Petropulos and her now famous Baby & Childcare Handbook. The updated version just landed on our desks and new mom Wendy Kobe had a look to see if it still resonates with millennial moms.


Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play Sleeper has been recalled after over 30 infant deaths

With more than 30 infant deaths reported after babies were thought to have rolled from their back to their stomach and side while unrestrained, Fisher-Price has recalled all 4.7 million units of their popular Rock 'n Play Sleeper.


Don't throw cheese at your baby: Outrage over new social media craze

The latest craze involves sliced cheese. And while it has many in stitches, others are outraged by it.


Japan just won the public toilet Olympics

If toilet Olympics were a thing, I think Japan just took home the gold.


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.
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