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BABY HOW TO: Our handy guide to babies!

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

Fun

Snug as a bug: winter essentials for baby

For adorable jackets, jerseys, boots and more, here are your baby fashion winter essentials for ages 0 to 2 years.

Fun

There's a new Legend in town

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have just announced the new addition to their awesome family.

Newborn

You should insist on getting tested for strep-B, says mom, it could save your baby's life

A mom tells her heartbreaking story and Sr Burgie Ireland explains how you can get tested for streptococcal infections.

Fun

Aisha Baker was "poep scared of giving birth"

Congratulations to Aisha Baker and cricketer Wayne Parnell on welcoming their first child into the world.

Fun

Serena Williams needs your advice because Olympia is a "fish fresh out of water" at bathtime

Serena Williams took to Twitter because baby Alexis Olympia doesn't want to let mommy get her into her pajamas. Naturally the Internet came to her rescue, as they always do, with some advice and a little banter here and there.

Babycare

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.

Newborn

Would you choose a gender-neutral X on your baby's birth certificate?

Do you think a child should have the option of choosing their own gender later in life? This author found that many South African parents weren't too warm about gender-neutral birth certificates.

Sleeping

Why cat-naps aren't good enough

Do you feel as though your baby's naps are too short? Here's exactly how much sleep they should be getting and a breakdown of exactly what they're receiving every added sleep cycle.

Toddler (1-2)

How does your tot learn?

Your child’s unique personality also means he has his own way of learning. Here's how you can help him make the most of his learning style.

Sleeping

The great debate: Co-sleeping – marriage killer or sleep saver?

Is co-sleeping a marriage killer or a sleep saver? Find out what these moms had to say, each having divided opinions. 

Toddler (1-2)

3 signs your toddler is ready to potty train

If you're not sure about whether or not your toddler is ready to take to the potty, have a look at these signs.

Development & Behaviour

How big is the royal prince? We've plotted him on a growth chart

The new royal prince weighed a very healthy 3.9kg. To see where he – and your baby – plots on the growth charts, here are the World Health Organisation growth charts for boys and girls up to 5 years.

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IN PICTURES: What Prince William and Queen Elizabeth looked like as babies

Will the new addition to the royal family look like any of his famous predecessors? Here's a look at royal babies past to present.

Toddler (1-2)

10 toddler food mistakes you're probably making

Feeding your baby or toddler is a constant challenge as a new mom. But are you falling into bad habits without knowing it? Here are the most common pitfalls.

Fun

Boys wore dresses, then pink... and other baby fashion facts of the last 300 years

We take a look at baby fashion throughout history and see that before the term was even coined, gender-neutrality was more the rule than the exception.

Newborn

Your newborn and routine

Set the stage for a (flexible) routine with your newborn

Newborn

10 new-mom surprises

No matter how prepared you are, trust us, your newborn will take you by surprise!

Toddler (1-2)

How climbing and outside play helps your child grow

Movement is crucial for your child's development, making outdoor play the perfect activity for your toddler and preschooler. 

Toddler (1-2)

Potty training made easy

Just when you think he’s got it right, your tot runs into yet another obstacle on the trek to successful toileting. But you can beat this!

FAQs

Q&A: How can I encourage my child to interact with others?

Educational child psychologist, Sheryl Cohan answers a reader who is worried about their child's social skills.

Babycare

'Circumcision will be his choice'

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi campaigned for it to be done medically. And, following the controversial movie Inxeba, Xhosa men have rallied around their right to go to the mountain.

Toddler (1-2)

New books for your toddler

Bright and colourful board books to introduce your inquisitive toddler to popular classics.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding myths busted

Planning to breastfeed? Here are our top tips, facts (and myth busters) to help make your experience happy and trouble-free.

Breastfeeding

Where to begin when breastfeeding multiples

If you’re expecting multiples, the idea of successfully breastfeeding your twins or triplets probably seems a little overwhelming. But it’s possible – with the right strategy and plenty of support.

Development & Behaviour

Mom of one black and one white twin being bullied

Amy Keller is the white mother of remarkable twins. One looks black and the other white.

Development & Behaviour

29 Surprising ways you can give your baby's brain a major boost

From nutrition and sleep to activities and movement: Dan Dempers suggests a wide range of easy-to-follow tips for stimulating your baby's early brain development based on expert advice.
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