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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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Parenting
October 19, 2014

Down syndrome “it’s all in the genes”

In South Africa, 1 in 500 children are born with Down Syndrome every year - Let’s take a closer look at the most common genetic chromosomal disorder and leading cause of intellectual disability in children. (more…)
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Parenting
October 5, 2014

Mom, when should you see the doctor?

You aren’t feeling well or your child has the flu – do you treat the symptoms from the medicine cabinet, or do you go to the doctor? Here are a safe pointers to help you decide. Babies Your baby's first cold or flu can be a difficult experience for both you and your little one. If your little one is sick and feverish, you're probably losing sleep over what to do next. See the family doctor if: your baby refuses to drink fluids, is only taking small sips, is vomiting every time he or she drinks and/or isn't passing urine…
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Child HealthParenting
April 13, 2014

Why should I get my child vaccinated?

You may have heard or read that children’s vaccinations are dangerous, or that we can live without them. Or perhaps you just don’t like the idea of your child getting a jab. If this sounds like you, then read on. (more…)
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Child HealthParenting
February 16, 2014

Meet the MEDIKIDZ – our superheroes of health

The Medikidz are five superheroes on a mission to help young people better understand illness and medical condition. Characters Chi, Pump, Skinderella, Axon and Gastro take children on a journey through Mediland - an outer-space planet shaped like the human body - to explain the diagnosis, investigation, treatment and prevention of different medical conditions. (more…)
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