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'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.

Lifestyle

Woman, 74, gives birth to twins

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

Babycare

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.

Sleeping

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.

Lifestyle

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.

Fun

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).

Fun

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

Is this the sweetest boy in the world or what?

Sleeping

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.

Sleeping

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

Babycare

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.

Babycare

What do all these baby poo colours mean?

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

Breastfeeding

Stunning picture supports 'fed is best' message

"I just want to say that no matter your choice of feeding you are absolutely amazing!" said photographer Felicia Saunders.

Breastfeeding

No breastfeeding mother should be verbally abused or pepper-sprayed

A mother from Vanderbijlpark has reported that she was pepper-sprayed in her car while breastfeeding her four-month-old baby.

Fun

Lootlove shares adorable first photos of twins 'Hip and Hop'

Celebrity mom and television personality Luthando Shosha has revealed the first official photos of her kids to the public and we are in love.

Babycare

Dispelling the myths around cloth nappies

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

Babycare

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.

Newborn

Ubuntu Baba founder shares her truth about post-natal depression

Ubuntu Baba CEO Shannon McLaughlin opens up about her PND experience.

Breastfeeding

First Lady says South Africa must become a breastfeeding-friendly nation

World Breastfeeding Week 2019 was kicked off by First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe who stressed the need for SA communities to be more supportive of breastfeeding mothers.

Lifestyle

Miracle baby celebrates first birthday

She weighed just 300g when she was born, now Hope Daniels has celebrated her first birthday.

FAQs

BABY HOW TO: Our handy guide to babies!

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

Breastfeeding

'Feeling like an effing cow' - Troian Bellisario talks about her love-hate relationship with breastfeeding

"No matter how much I hate pumping or how complicated my relationship with food is, it has been a joy, an honour and a no-brainer." Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario recently took Instagram to share about her breastfeeding experience.

Breastfeeding

"I don’t know how much a tin of milk costs": A reader shares experience with long term breastfeeding

"There is this cute laugh she makes immediately when I take out my breasts."

Breastfeeding

IN PICTURES: Unveiling the stigma around breastfeeding this Women's Day

"This was an important project to me because the subject is a central axis for current debates and highlights the current influences and outside factors affecting women, breastfeeding and infant health."

Lifestyle

5 local celeb mommies who celebrate public breastfeeding

We list 5 local celeb moms who are advocates for public breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding

Takkies on breastfeeding a toddler: 'She now tries to whip out my milk machines in public'

Breastfeeding past infancy is usually frowned upon, but it shouldn't be, and celebrity mom Takkies is enjoying the experience.

Breastfeeding

Food scarcity, family stress among barriers to exclusive breastfeeding in South Africa reveals NWU study

"We need programmes that will help support mothers on a psychological and psychosocial level." North-West University lecturer Chantell Witten highlights key findings from her Lerato la Mme study to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week.

Lifestyle

Gauteng baby who weighed just 440g at birth is ‘a little fighter’

She weighed just a little more than a can of cool drink at birth but Ruaché Botha’s parents are hopeful.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding best for HIV positive mothers, too - A WHO reminder for World Breastfeeding Week

As long as a pregnant women is taking their ART treatment, they can breastfeed without passing on the virus to their child.
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