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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.

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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Aisha Baker was "poep scared of giving birth"

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

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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

Your baby's sleep cycles explained, and 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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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!

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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.
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