How child-safe is your home? Check the washing machine!

One mom shares her story about finding her 3-year-old locked inside the washing machine (yes, it can happen!). Here are some tips on keeping your home safe.


Preschooler left with second-degree burns after playing on scalding hot slide

Mom urges municipalities to cover play parks with shading nets after her daughter's skin got burned on a plastic slide. [Warning: picture could upset sensitive viewers.]


It happened to me: My child was attacked by a dog

Preschoolers are particularly vulnerable to attacks from dogs. Here a mother shares how her 3-year-old was mauled by a boerboel and experts give advice on handling dogs with care.


10 things your child wishes you could do with them

Switch off the TV and eat with me, ask me questions and share your stories with me.


WATCH: This dad proves that hugs really can fix everything

When his little girl was upset, this dad handled the situation perfectly.


How to help that parent struggling in public

Be kind, because the struggle is real.


Dangerous children's toys and hazards to look out for

With their 2017 list of toys most likely to cause harm and injury, World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H) mentions the potential dangers we should look out for on our next trip to the toy store.


How do I get my child to stop eating toothpaste?

Eating strawberry-flavoured anything can be rather tempting, but swallowing large amounts of toothpaste, particularly with high levels of fluoride, can make your children very sick. Here are a few tips to help them fight the temptation and practise good tooth brushing for healthy, sparkly teeth.


What are school sores and how do you get rid of them?

If you've spotted these strange little blisters on your preschooler's nose, mouth, arms or legs, don't be alarmed. Here's how to treat and monitor impegtigo.


The cost of home-schooling your preschooler

If you've decided to home-school your little one, you'll find this list of expenses super useful.


Is it a good idea to share a bed with your child?

All too soon your baby has become a toddler but he still wants to sleep with you. How do you then get children to make the transition to their own bed?


Parent's guide: What to teach your preschooler about internet safety

Internet safety in early childhood is a new area of research because, until now, children as young as four weren’t able to easily access the internet.


'My granddaughter is a spoilt brat': a frustrated grandma's week-long nightmare

This grandmother loves her granddaughter. But after the three-year-old stayed with her for a week, she's not sure she likes the little girl very much.


This fed up ‘tooth fairy’ had the best response to a little boy with bad teeth

There you have it – even the tooth fairy wants value for money!


3-year-old boy plays outside for first time this year after bone marrow transplant

It was a special weekend for a 3-year-old boy who, for the first time in a year, could lie on the lawn, look at the sky, and laugh and play with one of his sisters, following a bone marrow transplant.


How to choose a car seat

A car seat is one of the non-negotiable items to get when you have a baby. Here's how to choose the best one for your baby.


"I might be a bad mom, but I have a sweet, smart, well-mannered child"

Wheels24’s Janine Van der Post shares a shocking truth: She doesn’t have a set routine with her toddler. But, that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing.


Where you see madness, your kids see magic!

Watch how a mom and her daughter interpret the same day in completely different ways.


Who is looking after your preschooler?

SPONSORED: Not all parents are in the position to stay at home with their little ones. Choosing the correct Early Childhood Development (ECD) facility is crucial. Here's how.


Would you take your kids hunting?

A preschool in Norway took 5-year-olds on a field trip to see how reindeer are slaughtered and skinned. Many South Africans take their children with them on a bushveld hunting expedition. How do you feel about it?
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