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WATCH: My baby got mad because he didn’t get a kiss goodbye!

See how upset little Alex is that his mommy did not say goodbye properly.

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FEEL GOOD | 'I could see the colour come back into his little face': Local woman saves premature baby

When a teenage mother unexpectedly went into labour three months prematurely, she had no idea that a chain of events that started months before would make all the difference to the survival of her tiny baby.

Sleeping

WATCH: How to get your baby or infant to sleep

Parenting Expert Dr Karen Phillip shares her tips to get your baby or infant to sleep.

Newborn

'It takes a village to raise a child': World Prematurity Day celebrated

World Prematurity Day 2019 was celebrated in collaboration with Preemie Connect and Huggies at the Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital.

Birth

PICS: '4 years, 7 attempts, 3 miscarriages and 1,616 shots' produce a precious rainbow baby

A rainbow signifies a lot of things to different people, to most it means new beginnings, and this is because the rainbow appears when the sun pushes through the clouds after heavy rainstorms.

Newborn

Preemie mom shares her story: Dear NICU mommy

Mom Angela wrote this letter to the mothers who spend days, week - even months - in the NICU.

Lifestyle

PICS: Local baby weighs almost 6kg at birth

Melissa Shaw Kuter (32) from Bellville, Cape Town, was astounded when she gave birth to a baby weighing nearly 6kg.

Newborn

Mom of five shares open letter: Dear NICU nurse

Michelle Tito, mom to five precious preemies, sends this beautiful, moving letter to all the dedicated nurses in NICU.

Newborn

8 out of 100 babies are born too soon in SA: You can help

Sunday the 17th of November is Annual World Prematurity Day. There are 15 million babies born prematurely worldwide every year, and 8 out of 100 of these are born in South Africa.

Toddler (1-2)

'No, I don't wanna… wahhhh!'- A guide to managing toddler tantrums

Tantrum throwing peaks at age two, as children experience the perfect storm of not being able to express themselves verbally while simultaneously developing their sense of independence. But what's normal and what's not?

Development & Behaviour

Mom and baby’s first outing together with Shannon McLaughlin, founder of Ubuntu Baba

Shannon McLaughlin, founder of Ubuntu Baba, shares some of her reflections and tips about the first time she left the house with her newborn son.

Lifestyle

Baby with a ‘batman birthmark’ on face undergoes surgery

Luna has congenital melanocytic nevus, a birthmark which usually looks like a huge, dark blemish, often on the face.

Development & Behaviour

When should my child start speaking?

Wondering when your baby will start saying his first words? Academics in Psychology argue that although children pretty much hit certain milestones around the same time, this is not always the case in their communication milestones.

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WATCH: See what got this toddler started on a non-stop giggling session with his dad

This viral video of the 1-Year-old, Winston Thomas Moore, will warm your heart.

Events

‘March for Milk’ and save premature babies lives

All funds raised will be used to provide the life-line of donor milk to premature babies in hospital.

Events

Join the Nappy Run charity fun run on 2 November

The event is organised by the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) and forms part of the NCPD’s observation of South Africa’s Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM) in November.

Development & Behaviour

11 baby products that parents regret purchasing

Not every purchase made by a first-time parent is a wise one.

Fun

Discovery of prehistoric baby bottles shows infants were fed cow’s milk 5,000 years ago

This research gives us a greater insight into the lives of mothers and babies in the past and how prehistoric families were dealing with infant feeding and nutrition at what would have been a very risky time in an infant’s life.

Fun

Dad plans, toddler pees - You won't believe what this toddler did during his parent's 'romantic' proposal

Adding new meaning to the word photobomber, this 3-year-old just turned his parent's proposal into an internet classic.

Foetal development

Why alcohol remains a big threat to unborn babies in South Africa

South Africa has the highest recorded prevalence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in the world. The prevalence rates range from 29 to 290 affected children per 1000 live births.

Lifestyle

'I was stolen at birth' – Polokwane woman tells her story

Discovering how her nickname came about revealed how this woman was stolen at birth.

Fun

WATCH: The #PandaSneeze challenge is 'ridiculously adorable'

What is the parenting life without a few laughs at your offspring's expense? And the latest #PandaSneeze challenge is just the thing for a belly-ache inducing laugh.

Sleeping

How your baby's nutrition can influence their sleep

"If baby does not sleep well, it can affect their feeding, and if baby does not feed/eat well, it can affect their sleep."

Newborn

'World's Oldest Parents' took their twin girls home this week

Mangayamma, who is 74, and her husband Raja Rao, who is 80, took their twin baby girls home on Sunday.
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