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Babycare

Squeaky clean: How to sterilise baby bottles, and when to stop

Is it really necessary to sterilise your baby's bottles?

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Welcome to the BABY hub! Here are a few topics to get you started

In the baby hub we cover many of the questions new parents may have including topics on baby care, sleep, feeding, development milestones and more.

Care & Nutrition

What is best to feed my baby? Here are five top foods to try

A healthy, balanced diet should provide a variety of different foods...

Breastfeeding

OPINION | 'Breastfeeding best for babies, best for the planet'

To assist mothers in breastfeeding, we need a supportive environment at home, in our communities, and our workplaces.

Breastfeeding

'It carries no risk': Local dietitian dispels Covid-19 myths around breastfeeding

"Breast milk offers the best protection because antibodies from the mother will be given through the breast milk to the baby," says registered dietitian Dr Chantell Witten.

Babycare

I lost my baby's clinic card, what now?

What happens if you lose your baby's clinic card?

Newborn

Everything you need to know about skin to skin contact with your newborn

Many studies show that mothers and babies should be together, with skin to skin contact, immediately after birth.

Newborn

Eek! Why does my newborn look like that?

Brace yourself. At birth, your baby may not look as angelic as you expected.

Care & Nutrition

Ouch! What to expect when your baby starts teething

When your baby is teething, not only will she be fidgety but will also start chewing on everything in sight. By knowing what to expect, and what to do, you can ease her discomfort.

Toddler (1-2)

WATCH | 'He loves to cuddle': Duchess Kate says Prince Louis doesn't get social distancing just yet

The adorable two-year-old is very affectionate and has become quite the handful since learning to walk, the Duchess of Cambridge shared in a recent interview.

Toddler (1-2)

Fun with colour: Help your little one master colour before she goes to Grade R

Experiments have shown that even small babies react differently to different colours and would, for instance, stare for a longer period at a blue or green object than at a red one.

Development & Behaviour

At what age should my baby start to walk? A guide to the magical milestones, from birth to age 3

You wait expectantly for that first crooked smile, your baby’s first wobbly steps and that first word. Here’s a guide to the magical milestones.

Development & Behaviour

Concerned about your baby’s weight? Here’s what you can do

If your baby’s weight suddenly increases from the existing curve, it’s time to address the issue. Talk to your doctor.

Fun

WATCH | 'So friggin' adorable!': Dad no match for his giggling baby during hilarious 'rap battle'

"As a man that is expecting his first child (daughter) any day now, this made me smile and laugh to myself. Super cute. Makes me look forward to being a dad that much more!"

Newborn

Should you test your child's DNA?

To test or not to test…

Breastfeeding

Breasts behaving badly? Here are some sensible solutions for common nursing problems

The most common breastfeeding battles you’re likely to face – and how you can nip them in the bud.

Newborn

Ten ways to love your newborn

The most important things your newborn craves: a sense of security and love.

Fun

WATCH: Toddler 'reading' to her baby sister is the most wholesome thing you'll see today

Her parents must be some serious story-tellers because this tot's clearly learned from the best.

Babycare

Spots and rashes on baby? Here's what's normal and when to visit a doctor

There are over 40 different kinds of temporary skin problems that can affect an infant. Find out what to do when your baby’s perfect skin is covered in spots or a nasty rash.

Fun

WATCH: Meghan bakes cake and reads to Archie on his first birthday

Despite lockdown, Harry and Meghan still managed to make their son Archie's first birthday special.

Newborn

Stressed and anxious new mom? These tips well help alleviate the pressure

Follow these easy steps to help alleviate the pressure.

Breastfeeding

'A ray of hope in a dark time!': Mothers can still donate breastmilk

"...early indications are that we are going to need significantly more donor milk during this time."

Fun

WATCH: The Duchess of Cambridge gushes over newborn baby during a virtual chat with parents

"My goodness, you must be exhausted." The Duchess could not hold back her motherly instinct during a virtual bedside visit to new parents.

Parenting

Parents name newborn baby ‘Sanitiser’ to remind people about Covid-19 pandemic

If you think you've heard of many rather unique names, then you might want to add this one to your list.

Fun

IN PICS: Photographer puts adorable furry spin on images of newborn babies

British photographer Sujata Setia has managed to up the cute factor of her newborn baby photography by adding young animals like ducklings, puppies, and kittens to the darling images and the results are too precious.

Babycare

Managing postpartum depression: New moms isolated by coronavirus pandemic

Postpartum depression is the result of a dynamic interplay between biological, psychological and social risk factors, all of which can be amplified by the current pandemic.

Advice

'I’m a nurse, this is how I’m taking care of my triplets during lockdown'

Tsakani Ndlovu (29) shares how she is taking care of her kids in this difficult time.
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