The vaccination schedules in South Africa: is your child up to date?

South Africa offers an extensive baby immunisation programme, available free at state clinics. Parents are also have the option to choose the private schedule, either in its entirety or to supplement the government programme. Here are both schedules.


Outdated beliefs are putting parents off cloth nappies: learn the truth here

Not sure about making the switch from disposable to cloth nappies? We bust 5 myths that might be stopping you.


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.


'Help! My baby's cough sounds like a dog's bark'

You've heard what different coughs sound like, but this one is too distinctive to treat it like it's any other cough.


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.


What do all these baby poo colours mean?

Find out what all of the different colours of baby poop may mean.


Preventing infant deaths: The ABCs of safe baby sleep

Richard Gunderman from Indiana University advises parents of the ABCs of safe baby sleep: having baby sleep ALONE, on their BACK and in their CRIB.


Human breast milk may help babies tell time

The composition of breast milk changes throughout the day. Researchers believes that breast milk may help program infants' emerging circadian biology, the internal timekeeper that allows babies to distinguish day from night.


'We had no choice': Pacific nation the first to ban disposable nappies

The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is preparing to ban disposable nappies by the end of 2019, with their Minister of Foreign Affairs saying the country has no choice if they are to survive.


Learn about the science behind babywearing, with Ubuntu Baba founder Shannon McLaughlin

"A baby carrier allows her to be hands-free yet still keep her baby close to her heart. It's a comforting experience for both mom and baby." Shannon McLaughlin, founder of Ubuntu Baba, answers our questions on babywearing.


'I'll be joining the cloth revolution…I can't wait': Readers respond to a question about banning disposable nappies in SA

We received responses from hundreds of parents sharing their experience of using cloth nappies - South Africa's alternative to disposables - with the majority expressing their enthusiasm for this method.


Internet says Meghan Markle 'has no idea how to hold a baby', but we disagree

Meghan Markle has been criticised for the most ridiculous thing, again, but we have a solution.


What SA parents could expect if we banned disposable nappies

From cloth nappies to early potty training methods there are alternative ways of handling infant hygiene that don't involve waste landfills but could South African parents handle the banning of disposable nappies and who would be doing the bulk of the work?


Hilary Duff trolled for piercing her 8-month-old daughter’s ears

Mommy-shamers are always on the lookout for any alleged mishaps celebrities might make with their little ones.


How to persuade your daycare to use cloth nappies (or not, as the case may be)

I set out to provide moms with info and advice to help them persuade daycares to use cloth nappies, but it turns out I'm behind the curve and many ECD centres are already on board.


Diane Kruger uses eco nappies for environmental reasons, and 31% of South Africa's cloth parents do too

When you think cloth nappies, glamour is maybe the last thing that comes to mind. But Hollywood actress Diane Kruger shows that using eco nappies can be as elegant as it gets. Thousands of South African parents share her sentiments, for a number of reasons.


"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.
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