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Parenting
February 27, 2017

Five easy ways to soothe a colicky baby

All babies cry. It’s their way of telling you that they’re hungry, tired or in need of a nappy change. But if your baby constantly cries for no apparent reason, he may have colic. Colic is characterised by repeated stretches of inconsolable crying. It’s a common condition, affecting many babies during their first few months. Your baby is colicky if his crying: Lasts for three or more hours at a time. Persists for three or more days a week. Happens for at least three weeks in a row. Other symptoms include: Crying intensely and furiously, even after being fed or…
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FertilityPregnancySexual Health
March 12, 2016

Putting the FUN into fertility

Amazingly, you have only around a 20% chance of conceiving each month – and this is only if everything is working as it should be. This percentage decreases with certain factors like increasing age (especially over 30), certain medical conditions and medication, being overweight, smoking and lack of exercise. (more…)
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Child HealthParenting
November 15, 2015

My baby has eczema!

Does your little one get scaly, red skin patches? It may be eczema. Babies often get eczema from around two months of age; it shows up as patches of dry, red and itchy skin behind the ears or on the face, and in the creases of the elbows, neck, and knees. The good news: most children outgrow eczema. (more…)
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Child HealthParenting
October 25, 2015

My baby has an ear infection – again!

Is your baby restless, irritable and pulling at her ear? She’s more than likely suffering from an ear infection – a common complaint in young children between the ages of 6 and 18 months. (more…)
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Pregnancy
August 6, 2015

Teaching baby to walk!

Crawling, standing and walking are things that babies grow into, but for first-time parents, it can feel like a huge challenge! When is the right age, how can we help – is crawling backwards normal? Generally, from 4 -15 months your baby goes from learning how to sit up to walking around the house, alone and without help. Remember: all children develop on their own personal time-line, but here are a few basic pointers. (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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Food & nutrition
March 7, 2015

Baby food hacks

Think quickly! How much is a meal for one at your favourite restaurant? How much is a packet of nappies? More often than not, a single packet of nappies, which won’t last even one month, will cost you the same as going to eat out. Then comes baby wipes, clothes, baby washing powder, toiletries and baby food, and all the time that goes into buying them. That’s a lot of ‘me’ time & money that’s no longer for you. (more…)
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Pregnancy
February 16, 2015

How to treat a nappy rash

Nappy rashes are very common, especially if the baby is your first child and you’re a first time parent learning the ropes. These rashes cause a great deal of discomfort in infants and it’s best to prevent them altogether. There are methods parents can use to soothe nappy rashes and prevent them from re-occurring in the future. (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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Pregnancy
August 4, 2014

Why is breast best?

Having a new baby should be a time of joy, but many new mothers struggle with breast-feeding and feel frustrated when it doesn't happen easily. There seem to be a hundred different formulas available – so why not just go the bottle route? (more…)
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