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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.

Breastfeeding

Chrissy Teigen reveals her secret to saving spilled breast milk

Chrissy Teigen has revealed her secret to save spilled breast milk – a syringe.

Development & Behaviour

Developmental milestones: newborn to 12 months

All the developmental milestones from newborn to 1 year.

Babycare

Piercing your baby's ears: Should you? At what age? We shed light

When is it acceptable to get your baby’s ears pierced? Is there a right age? Are there any specific SA laws prohibiting parents from getting their baby’s ears pierced? And how do I take care of my baby's ears if they've already been pierced? We've got all the answers.

Baby food

No, giving your baby solid food early won't help them sleep better

Despite recent headlines and claims that giving babies solid foods at just 3 months will help them sleep better, there is a reason we wait until 6 months, or 17 weeks at the very earliest. A few extra minutes a night is not worth all the risks associated with introducing solids earlier.

Babycare

Why anti-vaxxers think they know more than medical experts

Vaccinations have saved countless lives and untold suffering, but many adults still believe vaccines are bad for their children, despite the scientific facts and medical experts' opinions. Could pro-vaccination celebs sway their opinion?

Babycare

Kylie Jenner had her 5-month-old’s ears pierced – and the internet isn’t happy

There’s no perfect formula for raising children – most times, what works for one family, might not work for another.

Breastfeeding

Why the US pro-formula milk policy is not about families, but money

We're not saying there's no space for formula milk if your doctor has recommended it, but indiscriminately promoting breast-milk substitutes to bolster the industry?

Fun

This man "breastfed" his newborn baby girl and it's the sweetest thing you'll see today

His wife needed immediate treatment after an emergency c-section and he was asked to take over breastfeeding duties. Yes, really.

Fun

WATCH: Jo-Ann Strauss, Eva Longoria, Katlego Maboe, Candice Swanepoel, and 15 other celebrities who joined the parent club this year

Can you believe we're halfway through the year already? We made a pretty video round-up of local and international A-listers who added to their families since January 2018. Prepare to go aah!

Fun

IN PICS: Serena Williams’ daughter is too adorable

From her killer selfies with her dad, to playing with her mom – the 10-month-old surely knows how to steal hearts.

Development & Behaviour

How to keep an eye out for developmental delays (without turning into a neurotic lunatic)

Is your baby's milestones on track? Do you think your child is keeping up with age-appropriate skills? Or do you secretly think there may be a problem? We spoke to Cape Town based physiotherapist, Julia Lee-Sylvester, who explains what developmental delays look like at different stages, and what parents can do.

Events

The Baby Show & #MeetUp looks like it's going to be SA's biggest parenting event this year

The UK's biggest baby expo, The Baby Show, is coming to Johannesburg in September! Together with baby expert Meg Faure's #MeetUp, a series of talks by some of SA's biggest names in the parenting sphere, it's an event you don't want to miss!

Toddler (1-2)

My toddler's milestones, and how she's way different to my son

Blogger and mom-of-two Zayaan Schroeder shares her experience with toddler milestones, when to worry and just how unique each child is, even when they have the same mom.

Breastfeeding

Serena Williams admits she thought breastfeeding would make her skinnier

Serena Williams admits that she thought breastfeeding daughter Alexis Ohanian Jnr would make her skinnier.

Babycare

Local mom warns against kissing people’s babies after 6-month-old contracted herpes

“It’s not being ugly or mean to tell people not to kiss your child. They might infect your children.”

Health

How can I tell if my baby is dehydrated?

Signs to look out for – yes even in winter.

Fun

Shittens and 6 other baby gadgets that look and sound ridiculous but are actually really useful

Wet wipes shaped like mittens, a spill-proof feeding bowl and magnet locks for baby-proofing your home... Here are a few (not really essential) but super cool inventions that'll make life a lot easier for parents.

Baby food

10 of the best ways to start solids

Tackle this major baby milestone confidently with our great tips.

Development & Behaviour

How to survive the shops with a baby in tow

Load up the pram and the credit card, we’re ready to go.

Fun

A NASA-inspired light to help your baby sleep and other next-level baby gadgets

A self-installing car seat, a sleep booster that keeps baby asleep most of the night, a vision-boosting baby gym... these may sound like they're straight out of the dark futuristic Black Mirror series, but they're just a few of the latest in parenting widgets. If you have the cash to blow, that is.

Newborn

Nurse invents hug simulator to comfort newborn babies

Her invention won an award at the sixth International Congress of Paediatric Nursing.

Babycare

Toilet training from birth? Yes, it is possible

The alternative method of toilet training known as Elimination Communication ensures your baby will be potty trained by 5 months and is already the norm in some parts of the world.

Fun

TIMELINE: From 'killer bottles' to baby cages, weird and wonderful baby gadgets from the past

Throughout the years, there have been many weird and questionable inventions in the attempt to make life easier for parents.

Fun

Aisha Baker just revealed her baby boy's name and its beautiful meaning

SA blogger Aisha Baker and cricketer Wayne Parnell just revealed the name of their baby boy and we absolutely love it!

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.
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