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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

Why a baby that looks like dad is often a healthier baby

A US study has found that dads who live apart from the family are more likely to visit their babies if their offspring look like them. And babies who have regular, positive contact with their dads, are healthier. Here are the findings.

Toddler (1-2)

WATCH: Heart-warming moment toddler tries to use sign language to communicate with deaf dad

"Maria is very smart. When I watched the video, I was very moved, I cried."


Beware the Brussels sprouts: People told Hilary Duff to stop eating these veggies and it could solve all your colicky problems too

Mom and gran's probably told you to avoid certain foods at all costs while breastfeeding. You can add Brussels sprouts to that list too, as Hilary Duff found out.


5 SA celebs share how they will be celebrating Christmas as first-time moms

Several local actresses, models, singers and TV presenters will be celebrating their first Christmas as moms this year. Here’s what they’re planning.


Rachel McAdams makes the breast pump “happen”

Rachel McAdams breast pumping while dripped in Bulgari diamonds and Versace is everything we never knew we needed to see.

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WATCH: This toddler's big sister instinct is just too adorable

This is what a Day One connection looks like. This toddler's reaction to a nurse wanting to take her newborn sister away for a check-up is just the cutest.


Wear a dress, save a life! How Milk Matters is encouraging the donation of breast milk

Join Milk Matters is doing something amazing this December and save the lives of babies who desperately need breastmilk to survive.


“Too many mothers are throwing away life-saving breastmilk”: Why you should consider becoming a breastmilk donor

Moms of preemies and adoptive moms share how donated breastmilk saved the lives of their little ones. Here's how to become a volunteer.


From the palmar to the pincer grasp: All those wonderful newborn reflexes to look out for

From wrapping their tiny hands around your finger to the steps they take when you hold them up, we’ve listed all the newborn reflexes you’ll want to monitor as you watch your little ones grow.


WATCH: The pincer grasp

A video demonstrating the pincer grasp.


WATCH: The palmar grasp reflex

A video demonstrating the palmar grasp reflex in newborns.


IN PICS: True Thompson’s adorable first Halloween outfits

Khloe Kardashian decided to go all out for her little girl’s first Halloween wardrobe.


WATCH: Kylie’s trying to get Stormi to start talking and it’s positively adorable

Kylie Jenner is trying to get Stormi to start talking, and it's not to say the usual "mama" or "dada" – Stormi's already got that down. But "Kylie Cosmetics" – that'd really be something.

Development & Behaviour

WATCH: This baby girl shows us what hearing for the first time looks like

Not long after her birth, the Ashtons discovered that their baby daughter had sensorineural hearing loss and the parents were all hands on deck to capture the once in a lifetime moment Sienna heard their voices for the first time.


Japan just won the public toilet Olympics

If toilet Olympics were a thing, I think Japan just took home the gold.


WATCH: Adorable video shows toddler chuckling at barbershop as he gets first haircut

This heartwarming video of a toddler giggling while getting his first haircut is the best thing you’ll see all day!


PSA: Keep your unsolicited baby safety advice – we don't need to be worried about covering plug points at 33 weeks pregnant

When is the right time to start babyproofing your home? Because people will bombard you with baby safety advice when baby is still in the womb! This mom's post went viral after she explained she felt way too much pressure to start early. We're here to tell you, you absolutely don't (at least for the first few months).

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WATCH: Would your child rather play with a random object than the expensive, educational toy you bought? Because same

Forget the expensive gift list this Christmas. Chances are your little ones will be more amused and entertained with the gift box and wrapping. Here's why.


Hoping to breastfeed your twins? 6 twin moms share their top tips for success

If you’re expecting twins, you're probably wondering if growing another pair of arms is a good idea. Thankfully, these moms who know all about it share some practical advice on breastfeeding two little ones.


Is it good, or safe, to be breastfeeding with just one breast?

We recently received a letter from a mom who's been breastfeeding her son for 16 months on only one breast. Is it safe? We had an expert weigh in.


Mom reveals incredible moment she woke up from three-week coma at the touch of her newborn

A mom has left doctors stunned by waking up from a 23-day coma the moment her newborn son was placed in her arms!


Former Uzalo actress Thandeka Zulu on her bundle of joy with Sabelo Ngema

For years they denied being a couple. But there was that little matter of a bulging belly that could no longer be denied – and the lovebirds were forced to admit they were dating.


11 newborn myths busted

Common newborn myths are perpetuated by family, friends and society. Some are silly, some are dangerous…


Thapelo Mokoena shares adorable snap of 6-week-old son

Local actor Thapelo Mokoena and his wife, Lesego Tshepang-Mokoena, welcomed the newest member of their family six weeks ago.


Eva Longoria is enjoying motherhood and her baby boy has seriously taken after his gorgeous mom

Desperate housewife no more, Eva Longoria is now a mom to the most adorable little guy and is opening up about getting comfortable as a working mom in Hollywood.


Mother of quadruplets on her rare pregnancy: ‘I am genuinely over the moon’

We caught up with Inga Mafenuka, the Cape Town mom who gave birth to quadruplets in July. She told us she will never forget the day she found out. She’d just grown used to the idea of being pregnant when nurses at the clinic told her she wasn’t just having one baby – she was having four.

Toddler (1-2)

8 childproofing devices for your busy toddler

It's one thing to childproof your home for when baby first arrives, but once they reach the toddler phase new arsenal is required. Here's a roundup of childproofing devices ideal for busy toddlers.
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