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Care & Nutrition

Ouch! What to expect when your baby starts teething

When your baby is teething, not only will she be fidgety but will also start chewing on everything in sight. By knowing what to expect, and what to do, you can ease her discomfort.

Fun

WATCH: Meghan bakes cake and reads to Archie on his first birthday

Despite lockdown, Harry and Meghan still managed to make their son Archie's first birthday special.

Newborn

Stressed and anxious new mom? These tips well help alleviate the pressure

Follow these easy steps to help alleviate the pressure.

Breastfeeding

'A ray of hope in a dark time!': Mothers can still donate breastmilk

"...early indications are that we are going to need significantly more donor milk during this time."

Fun

WATCH: The Duchess of Cambridge gushes over newborn baby during a virtual chat with parents

"My goodness, you must be exhausted." The Duchess could not hold back her motherly instinct during a virtual bedside visit to new parents.

Parenting

Parents name newborn baby ‘Sanitiser’ to remind people about Covid-19 pandemic

If you think you've heard of many rather unique names, then you might want to add this one to your list.

Fun

IN PICS: Photographer puts adorable furry spin on images of newborn babies

British photographer Sujata Setia has managed to up the cute factor of her newborn baby photography by adding young animals like ducklings, puppies, and kittens to the darling images and the results are too precious.

Babycare

Managing postpartum depression: New moms isolated by coronavirus pandemic

Postpartum depression is the result of a dynamic interplay between biological, psychological and social risk factors, all of which can be amplified by the current pandemic.

Advice

'I’m a nurse, this is how I’m taking care of my triplets during lockdown'

Tsakani Ndlovu (29) shares how she is taking care of her kids in this difficult time.

Fun

WATCH: This baby thinks his mom is in two places at once and we just can't deal with the cuteness overload

Has anyone ever captured this look of happy confusion on an infant's face before?

Breastfeeding

Is it safe to breastfeed when you have Covid-19?

Can a breastfeeding mother put her baby at risk?

Babycare

PODCAST | PARENT24/7: How to treat post-partum depression

From medication to taking a holiday, find out how new moms can get help here.

Babycare

PODCAST | PARENT24/7: Fathers can get post-partum depression too

Psychologist Gerda Kriel and psychiatrist Anusha Lachman reveal that fathers can also suffer from post-partum depression.

Babycare

PODCAST | PARENT24/7: Can post-partum depression affect adoptive parents?

Adoptive mom Charlotte Bieldt shares her story with us.

Babycare

PODCAST | PARENT24/7: Risk factors - Can you predict PPD?

Listen as we unpack some of the risk factors expecting parents can look out for.

Babycare

PODCAST | PARENT24/7: Why is infant mental health important?

Listen as we discuss the importance of infant mental health.

Babycare

PODCAST | PARENT24/7: What is post-partum depression?

Listen as we discuss the post-partum depression.

Development & Behaviour

Why you should let babies be in charge of how much they eat

Research suggests that babies who feed themselves are less likely to be fussy and more likely to eat a wider variety of food. But what about their weight?

Babycare

'This woman wrote across my baby's entire torso': US mom shares daycare teacher's infuriating tactic

A simple, 'Hey Heather, your son needs diapers maybe you missed the report' would have done the trick from any of the many teachers I see daily." This US mom went viral after sharing her son's daycare teacher's bizarre communication tactic.

Babycare

Infant Illnesses: Spotlight on Colic

"My two-month old baby has suddenly started crying every night! I don’t know what to do! What could it be?" See the expert advice this mom got about managing colic.

Development & Behaviour

Is secondhand screen time the new secondhand smoking?

Checking Twitter in front of kids is not the same as blowing smoke in their faces. Smartphones and cigarettes do, however, have some things in common. Both are addictive and both became wildly popular before researchers learned about their addictive properties and health dangers.

Development & Behaviour

I think my child has outgrown a food allergy but how can I be sure?

If you think your child has outgrown their food allergy, it’s important not to test them yourself to see what happens. This is extremely unsafe and they may have a severe allergic reaction.

Fun

Happy birthday! Leap Day babies share their stories with us

"This is a milestone as she is younger than her youngest grandchild!"

Development & Behaviour

Local mom shares how chiropractic care changed her daughter's future

Maddy, a mother of two, has reached out to Parent24 to tell her story about how chiropractic care changed her daughters head shape after months of sleepless nights and anxiety.

Newborn

Three things new mothers must get rid of immediately

Perhaps it's time to de-clutter a little?

Fun

When your birthday disappears, when do you celebrate? This, and other amazing Leap Day facts

Those born on 29 February are called Leaplings, Leapers, Leapsters or Leap Day babies.
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