First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
September 22, 2020

Home emergencies – how to handle a fever

It's 3am and your 2 year old, who has been restless all night, wakes up howling. Her skin feels as though it’s burning up, so you grab your thermometer, and her temperature is 39 degrees. What do you do?
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Mental & Emotional HealthParenting
February 4, 2017

How to win at parenting

Every parent wants a good relationship with their kids, but it can be hard work, and sometimes - it can feel like an uphill battle. Even though it's hard work, the good news is that a closer connection with your child doesn’t need to cost you a cent. Bridge the gap and make your relationship stronger than ever with these tips. Make time There are plenty of hours in a week. Use at least one or two of them to nurture your relationship with your child. Set a reminder on your calendar just like you would any other appointment, and…
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Healthy LifestyleSafety
April 9, 2016

UPDATE: Don’t lose your child in a public place

Children do go missing. Parents, we know that it’s the last thing you want to hear, but it is a true risk. Nothing equals the panic you feel when a little one suddenly disappears. We’ve put together a list of practical safety measures that are simple enough to explain to children. Your child now has a “safety plan” that they can understand and follow. (more…)
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Healthy Lifestyle
March 18, 2016

Kids and the Easter holidays!

It’s the first break of the year! Let’s be honest, everyone looks forward to the first few long weekends around Easter. But it’s also the end of the first school term which means: kids are at home for the holidays. If you’re taking take time off to spend with the family, here’s how to stop a mass attack of boredom! (more…)
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March 17, 2016

Dealing with diarrhoea in babies

When baby gets the runs, it's not just those dreaded nappies you have to be watch out for! Diarrhoea is very dangerous for babies and can be fatal if it’s not dealt with immediately.  (more…)
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Teeth & gums
February 12, 2016

Healthy teeth – from the inside out!

Teaching kids to brush and floss are two vital steps to keeping their teeth healthy, but that’s only from the outside! What can you do to help them build healthy teeth and gums from the inside out? (more…)
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December 25, 2015

How to give your kids their best Christmas

Decorations. Carols. The smell of delicious roast in the oven: Christmas is wonderful! But, at the same time, there’s a lot of pressure, making sure everything is in order. (more…)
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October 10, 2015

Are night terrors the same as nightmares?

It’s the middle of the night. Your child is screaming and shouting out in intense fear. It’s a terrifying experience for you to watch and it feels as if there’s nothing you can do to console him. He’s probably having a night terror… fortunately, these are rarely harmful and most children outgrow them by adolescence. Fewer than 2% of adults experience them. (more…)
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September 23, 2015

Matric dance survival tips

For your teen, it’s a big, big deal – the end of a 12-year stint in school! For parents, it’s a big deal too – matric dances don’t come cheap and watching your child’s first major rite of passage is an emotional business. Here are some ways to make sure it’s a good memory for everyone. (more…)
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Teeth & gums
September 22, 2015

Taking a toddler to the dentist

Getting a 2-year-old to sit still in the dentist’s chair may seem more like a nightmare than a plan, but it’s not only possible, it’s also the right thing to do. (more…)
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