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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

Tot tries mango for the first time and it’s the cutest thing you’ll see all day!

Suck, nibble, bite or chew? We’re not quite sure which method works best, but this adorable tot shows us that the best way to enjoy a mango is entirely up to you.

Babycare

'I'll be joining the cloth revolution…I can't wait': Readers respond to a question about banning disposable nappies in SA

We received responses from hundreds of parents sharing their experience of using cloth nappies - South Africa's alternative to disposables - with the majority expressing their enthusiasm for this method.

Development & Behaviour

The secret to turning your child into a reading dynamo is timing, and according to experts its the 6-month mark

Even though they're little, babies benefit from early reading more than you think and one study is showing that the earlier you start reading to your child, the better.

Birth

These two sisters give birth at the same hospital on the same day

They also share a birthday with their grandfather! What are the chances?

Toddler (1-2)

WATCH: The winner of the 2019 fastest crawler race is...

Watch the contestants, aged between 7 and 12 months, race to the finish line.

Toddler (1-2)

Cake or broccoli? How to get your toddler to choose broccoli every time

This study by the University of California has inadvertently given parents everywhere the words they need to persuade their toddler to choose a predetermined option.

Babycare

Internet says Meghan Markle 'has no idea how to hold a baby', but we disagree

Meghan Markle has been criticised for the most ridiculous thing, again, but we have a solution.

Development & Behaviour

All babies are cute, but some are super cute: meet the Batman baby

Baby Luna is one of 20 000 babies born worldwide with a congenital skin condition known as giant congenital melanocytic nevus, a black birthmark that covers most of the face resembling a butterfly shape (or a Batman mask).

Fun

The internet is just about ready to adopt these miracle IVF quintuplets - feel good reactions to make your day

Here's how local readers celebrated alongside the Nigerian couple who welcomed their five healthy babies after undergoing fertility treatment - a journey 18 years in the making.

Toddler (1-2)

Power hungry toddlers are the reason your family’s done with Baby Shark and your YouTube stream’s been populated by adults playing with toys

You're not imagining things – your kids would rather watch a completely arbitrary video of a grown man’s hands throwing animal toys into a kiddie pool, a woman opening surprise eggs, or someone putting colourful balls into a toy microwave, instead of Baby Shark.

Newborn

This local mom’s real experience of PPD is a scary eye-opener

No-one likes to speak about postpartum depression, but it’s real. This true account of PPD is scary, and far more common than mom’s let on.

Newborn

Here’s how you can make a difference with the Grace Factory this Mandela Day

Make a difference with the Grace Factory this Mandela Day by donating clothes, blankets, toiletries and nappies to the many new moms and babies in need.

Babycare

What SA parents could expect if we banned disposable nappies

From cloth nappies to early potty training methods there are alternative ways of handling infant hygiene that don't involve waste landfills but could South African parents handle the banning of disposable nappies and who would be doing the bulk of the work?

Breastfeeding

4 ways South Africa needs to get over itself to better support breastfeeding moms

A lot has been done in recent years to promote breastfeeding in South Africa, but many new moms are still not receiving the right kind of support from government, the healthcare sector and society at large. So, South Africa, how can we help?

Fun

'My poor little breech baby came out folded in half': Mom shares incredible image

"I feel so bad that my sweet girl was stuck in what I would think of as such an uncomfortable position while growing and developing in my belly. But she is a very happy and healthy girl now!" Just a little reminder of the miracle of pregnancy - because we sometimes forget how incredible it really is.

Fun

Amy Schumer jokes her baby’s coming between her and Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer have been friends for a while, but not replying to your friend’s emergency text about the Handmaid’s Tale – that'll ruin even the strongest of friendships.

Toddler (1-2)

WATCH: Teenage boy catches toddler falling from a second-floor window

"I was just walking in the road when I saw the little girl at the window. She fell, and thanks to God, I caught her before she hit the ground." Feuzi Zabaat is a 17-year-old boy whose quick-thinking efforts saved the life of a 2-year-old girl.

Breastfeeding

Here’s how to make our cities breastfeeding-friendly

The more comfortable women feel about breastfeeding in public, the better for both babies and society! Here's how we can make our cities breastfeeding-friendly.

Fun

WATCH: This dinosaur themed baby photo shoot is the best thing you'll see this week

You'll need to watch this video a few times just to allow your brain to register what's happening.

Babycare

How to persuade your daycare to use cloth nappies (or not, as the case may be)

I set out to provide moms with info and advice to help them persuade daycares to use cloth nappies, but it turns out I'm behind the curve and many ECD centres are already on board.

Toddler (1-2)

WATCH: That toddler had another adorable ‘conversation’ with his dad – are we crying or is it just our allergies?

With a new ad for a US diner, Kingston and his dad, DJ Pryor, had another adorable 'conversation'.

Fun

First pic of Psalm West reveals similarities between Kim and Kourtney

Here's the first glimpse of the newest member of the Kardashian-West family and what the newborn has in common with his mom and her older sibling.

Toddler (1-2)

WATCH: Toddler and father have adorable ‘conversation’ while watching TV together

As the two continue with their discussion, the little boy throws in a few hand gestures as he explains what he is saying.

Development & Behaviour

Playing peek-a-boo with your baby is more important than you think

Positive, affectionate and engaging interactions during infancy set the foundation for how we engage with people throughout our lives.

Fun

IN PICS: Is it just us, or did Amy Schumer just get funnier after giving birth?

Amy Schumer and her husband, Chris Fischer, welcomed their first child into the world just hours before her "nemesis", the Duchess of Sussex, and she's been serving up looks and cracking jokes ever since. If there’s one thing we’re sure of it’s that the always hilarious comedian certainly hasn’t lost her sense of humour after everything she's been through over the past 9 months.

Breastfeeding

Hilary Duff made the difficult and brave decision to stop breastfeeding her baby girl – and we fully support her reason for doing so

Yes, breast is best, and we'll scream it at the top of our lungs. But we're totally behind Hilary Duff's decision to stop breastfeeding baby Banks. Here's why.

Lifestyle

Loot love opens up about being a new-mom of two: 'I’ve been pooped on'

Being a first-time mom can be one of the most daunting experiences especially when it’s double the trouble.
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