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Baby Care

How to Clean your Baby Toys Safely
Emma Mills, 2 Nov 2016

Common everyday household cleaning products contain numerous chemicals, which when used to clean your baby’s toys, can be toxic. Given the curious nature of your baby they will be regularly exploring the house and often sticking toys and other objects in their mouth. With this...

Sleeping patterns - what you can expect in your baby's first year
Meg Faure, 1 Aug 2012

You were warned that you would be tired for the first few months, but no one could have prepared you for the extreme fatigue that goes with parenting a little one. You are understandably looking for a clue as to what to expect in terms...

How to Help a Baby With a Cold
Christopher Jacoby, 14 Jun 2012

  When your baby becomes ill, even with something as simple as a cold, it can be heartbreaking for you. It is especially hard because your baby cannot speak to you and tell you what hurts. This can be very discouraging for you, as well as...

Tips on Weaning your Baby
Breastfeeding Mom, 24 Jun 2011

How you wean your baby depends on how old your baby is and his disposition. Infants are the easiest to wean. They are so small that they have not acquired an attachment to the breasts yet. As well, milk flows out of a bottle-nipple faster...

MUMS CREATE PRODUCT TO HELP WITH TOILET TRAINING
Dry Like Me , 26 May 2011

Two mums have become entrepreneurs and created a unique new product to help with toilet training. What’s more, their product is backed by research and a children’s charity and is now available in major supermarkets. Dry Like Me toilet training pads are a new way...

Potty training: is my child ready?
babycentre.co.uk, 16 Feb 2011

It probably seems like just yesterday that you changed your baby's first nappy, but before you know it she'll be ready to start potty training. While there's no magic age at which a child is ready to start using the potty, most toddlers will develop...

Fevers
Dr Catherine Knight , 28 Jan 2011

I know it is the scariest thing in the world when its 2am, you’ve been sharply woken by a blood curdling scream and your child is burning up. Our instinct is to try and take away the symptoms, stop the poor child feeling so miserable...

Some tips on how to handle a fit
Dr Catherine Knight, 28 Jan 2011

Some tips on how to handle a fit: as in all first aid practises, always check your ABC’s, AIRWAY, BREATHING, CIRCULATION Check the clock so that you can time the length of the fit Turn your child onto his side to prevent his tongue falling back and...

Baby Walker
babydevelopmentnews.com, 25 Nov 2010

Does A Baby Walker Really Work To Get Baby Walking Sooner? A baby walker especially the type where Baby sits in, date back as far as 1870. But at that stage it looked like a contraption within which babies sat and merely steered it around by...

Healthy Baby Skin Care
SPA-VALOUS™ ECO-CHIC BABY MASSAGE CANDLES, 17 Nov 2010

1.    Step 1 Read about Baby Skin Care Research A current report in Clinical Paediatrics reveals that more than seventy-five percent of newborns suffer rashes within the first few months of birth. Researchers suspect that contributing factors include the very products that promise to soften, clean,...

Infant Massage
SPA-VALOUS™ FLAMELESS ECO-BABY MASSAGE CANDLE, 17 Nov 2010

Baby Massage   Parents don’t need to be taught how to touch and hold their baby. However, there is a rhyme and reason for the steps to follow in new born massage. Did you know that a newborn can receive a massage?   It is instinctual that we nurture...

Girls VS Boys – how to change their nappies
Huggies® Gold , 10 Nov 2010

There is an aged old debate about what nappy is best for girls and what nappy is best for boys.  The answer is that they all serve the same function, whether you have a girl or a boy.  So what is the difference between girls...

That C-word
Dr Catherine Knight , 2 Nov 2010

In the parenting book, The 3am Handbook, compiled by Canadian paediatrician Dr William Feldman, colic is described as ‘heavy fussing’ or ‘bursts of irritability, fussing, or crying lasting for a total of more than 3 hours a day and occurring on more than 3 days...

Tissue Salt tips for babies
Vanessa van der Horst, 13 Sep 2010

TIP:  If you have a baby, always have Tissue Salt number 8, 4 and 2 handy, even in nappy bag. Number 8 helps with any pain, colic or indigestion, especially if taken with warm liquid, and it will sort out hiccups fastest. It also improves...

10 Weird (But Totally Normal) Things About Your Newborn
Kaitlin Stanford, 6 Apr 2010

Sure, all those books and classes have prepped you for the major things: labor and delivery, the unavoidable sleepless nights and, of course, round-the-clock feedings. But what about the projectile poop and wandering eyes? Before you go running to the phone to call the pedi,...

Potty Training
www.bupa.co.za, 28 Jan 2010

Potty training   What is potty training? Potty training is teaching your toddler to gain control of their urine and bowel movements. Toddlers are taught to use a potty because it is easier for them to use than a toilet. Potty training is part of helping your child...

Huggies® Wipes Competition
Huggies, 27 Jan 2010

Huggies® Wipes wants Moms to embrace their messy situations   Every now and then a mom finds herself in a messy situation.  Whether they are dealing with a very messy nappy or a meal time gone wrong – they cannot predict when this mess will hit.  Every...

COOL KIDS DRINK TEA
South African Rooibos, 26 Jan 2010

Rooibos tea has formed part of the diet of South African children for generations, and with good reason. Given its unique ability to cure and soothe, coupled with its lack of caffeine, this remarkable tea has been used by moms to help relieve a range...

Video Baby Safety Monitors
Iggy Karuf, 3 Dec 2009

Video Baby Safety Monitors – The Next Step In Baby Safety   Having a baby is a miraculous thing, not to mention seeing it grow. As parents each one of us wants to spend a lot of time with our babies and give them all the love...

Child Proofing Tips You Should Know About
ChildProofingTips.com, 30 Oct 2009

Providing a safe and healthy environment for a new born baby should be a parent’s first priority. While making home improvements, it is important that parents keep in mind that the child has no understanding of the dangers that might be present in the home...

WHY BABY PROOF?
Baby Proof, 26 Oct 2009

  Baby Proof - a complete, hassle free solution to a child proof home! From identifying potential hot spots in your home; to choosing safety products specific to your needs; to even installing these devices properly & effectively – we cover it all. So when your...

Tips to make your Colic Baby Sleeps
www.babiesonline.co.za, 9 Sep 2009

10 Tips To Make Your Colic Baby Sleep Is your baby's crying keeping both of you awake at night? Would you like to find out how you can soothe your colicky baby so both of you can get a good night's rest? If you want to...

Always a Caring Touch with Huggies® Wipes
Huggies, 27 Aug 2009

With every nappy change, you need to ensure that your baby’s skin is clean and dry or it may become irritated.  Because babies’ skin is so incredibly delicate all the wiping can really take its toll.  That is why you have to be especially careful...

TAKING THE OUCH OUT OF VACCINATIONS
EMLA, 29 Jul 2009

TAKING THE OUCH OUT OF VACCINATIONS emla makes injections stress-free for you and baby     As parents, we want what’s best for our children. We want to protect them, nurture them and ensure they are always safe. Although we know immunising our children against diseases that can be...

What is "4D"/"4D Ultrasound"?
GE Medical Systems , 29 Jun 2009

What is "4D"/"4D Ultrasound"?"4D" is shorthand for "four-dimensional"- the fourth dimension being time. As far as ultrasound is concerned, 4D Ultrasound is the latest ultrasound technology and it is exclusive to GE. 4D Ultrasound takes three-dimensional ultrasound images and adds the element of time to...

Cloth Nappies or Disposable Nappies?
Bambino Mio , 26 Jun 2009

Cloth Nappies or Disposable Nappies? Disposable Nappies The most obvious advantage of disposables is that you don't have to wash your baby's soiled underwear. Babies can produce an unbelievable amount of waste, all of which you will need to clean if you choose cloth nappies. With disposables...

Baby Eczema
Baby Sebamed , 13 May 2009

Atopic eczema is a very common problem amongst children and babies affecting around 1 in 5 children.  It is characterized by dry, flaky skin that is very itchy and in its acute form the skin becomes reddened, scaly and in some areas the skin may...

ROOIBOS – THE SOUTH AFRICAN LULLABY
South African Rooibos Council , 30 Mar 2009

For generations Rooibos tea has been used among South African mothers as a supplement to breast-milk and is often referred to as "nature’s healing hand” due its remarkable ability to cure and soothe. If your little one suffers from colic, insomnia, food allergies, stomach cramps...

How often should I have my child’s hearing tested?
Tanya Durrant , 24 Mar 2009

At birth This is normally a hearing screening done in the hospital at birth, as soon as 24 hours after birth. Hearing is tested by measuring the OAE’s (otoacoustic emissions) which are echo responses from the cochlea (inner ear). If the cochlea gives off strong emissions,...

Buy Baby Products Online
By M S Nath, 16 Jan 2009

Having a baby is a great joy for parents. Bringing a baby into the world brings many responsibilities. It is important to be prepared well in advance to buy some essential products for your new born baby. Taking proper care of baby is one of...

14 Effective Tips for Sun Protection
Baby Sebamed, 11 Dec 2008

Avoid the Damage 14 Effective Tips for Sun Protection           Babies up to 12 months of age should NOT be exposed to the sun       Protect your child with a high sun protection factor (SPF) and sun care products with UV-A and UV-B filters       Chemical filter complexes need...

NURSERY FURNITURE
The Baby Expo, 23 Oct 2008

THE BABY EXPO™ – BRINGS YOU THE BEST IN NURSERY FURNITURE   Your baby will spend more time in the nursery than anywhere else which is why it is vital for the nursery to not only look attractive, but to be safe as well. Buying nursery...

THE PLACE TO GO FOR ADVICE AND INFORMATION
The Baby Expo Cape Town , 18 Oct 2008

THE BABY EXPO™ CAPE TOWN – THE PLACE TO GO FOR ADVICE AND INFORMATION   The Baby Expo™ believes in educating parents about all their pregnancy, parenting and babies needs, so that parenting can become easier and a whole lot more fun! This is why in addition...

FINDING THE PERFECT NANNY
The Baby Expo Cape Town™ , 6 Oct 2008

According to statistics from Childline “one in three girls and one in five boys have been, or will be abused before they reach 18 years”. The threat of abuse is every parent’s nightmare, and what many don’t realise is that most abuse is not perpetrated...

Visit a Chiropractor for infantile colic and other childhood ailments
Dr Sam Westbury, 1 Sep 2008

NEW TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN   The field of alternative, drug-free treatments for children is currently booming, and one of the most up and coming choices is chiropractic.  A recognised health profession, it focuses on manual treatment, that is, those that are ‘done by hand’, without the use...

SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT WHEN BUYING BABY FURNITURE
Baby Expo , 5 Apr 2008

SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT WHEN BUYING BABY FURNITURE   Buying nursery furniture is a big investment so making an informed choice about what you are buying is vital. The Baby Expo is the ideal place to buy, or look at the nursery furniture, as there are a variety...

BABY SEBAMED RANGE
SEBAMED , 6 Mar 2008

SKIN CARE The baby Sebamed range is a scientifically formulated skin care range for babies and toddlers. It is recommended for  all skin types and is particularly effective in the treatment and prevention of dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, baby acne and cradle cap. As baby’s...

Baby Skin Care
Baby Sebamed , 17 Oct 2007

Your baby has arrived at last! And so have many family and social issues that have never occurred before…. The last thing you need to worry about are skin problems!     In this article we discuss some common skin problems that occur in the first year of a baby’s...