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July 12, 2015

Time for potty training!

Yay! No more nappies! It means that your little one is growing up and reaching those important milestones – also, you’ll get to save a lot of money. Which makes it good news all round, but are you prepared for the process? (more…)
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Child HealthParenting
July 1, 2015

3 Things you need to know about breast feeding

Do you ever wonder why breast is best? Dr Lynelle takes a deeper look into why it’s better for your baby and for you! 1. Nature’s best Breast milk contains everything that your baby needs nutritionally in the first 6 months of life - it changes daily depending on what you eat and drink and also changes in composition as your baby gets older. The first milk, Colostrum, contains important immune-boosting properties which helps develop your baby’s immune system from birth! It’s also rich in protein and helps your baby’s digestive tract ease into the first few days of life.…
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Child HealthParenting
May 25, 2015

Busting the vaccination myth

Before the days of vaccinations, people had little option but to take their chances with whatever illness or disease was sweeping through their town. However, once treated as lifesaving wonders of modern technology, vaccines have now become a source of suspicion and debate. So, the question is: to jab or not to jab? (more…)
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Parenting
April 16, 2015

Getting your teen to 21, safely

It all happens so fast! One minute you’re strapping his sleeping little form into a car-seat. Then, before you know it, he’s out practising death-defying skate-board moves on a busy street! (more…)
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Parenting
April 14, 2015

Do your kids have too much homework?

Are your children staying up late to finish projects and assignments? I did a snap poll around the office: “Do your children get too much homework?” (more…)
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Child DevelopmentParenting
April 1, 2015

Give your kids these habits for life

There’s so much parenting advice out there: do this, don’t do that – it’s endless. There’s one piece of advice that remains ageless and true: teach kids healthy habits right from the start and half your work is done. The tricky bit is that you may have to learn some of these before you start passing them on! (more…)
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Parenting
January 16, 2015

Bruised at day-care

Joanne Hart for HelloDoctor.com Okay, little ones are constantly bumping into things, or pulling objects over – so, it’s no great surprise to see them come home with the odd scrape or bruise. You should expect the day-care staff to give you some feedback on how a bruise happened, but it’s also possible for them to miss a small bump forms a bruise later in the day. (more…)
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Child DevelopmentParenting
January 6, 2015

Starting big school!

Is your little one starting school this year? Meeting the teachers, making new friends and learning all sorts of new things makes going to school such a great time for children. We bet they're already excited to go! In a few years they will be dreading it, but that's another topic. Although starting school is a happy time, it's important for you and your child to go over a few simple rules to help them cope and adjust to school-life. Here's a handy infographic that will help: (more…)
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Child DevelopmentParenting
November 16, 2014

Real toys for kids

Even though electronic games and gadgets are all the rage, remember that the way kids develop their motor skills has not changed. So, between the iPad and the games consoles, include some real toys that help your kids to learn and (bonus) don’t drain the power-grid! (more…)
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