August 4, 2022
Breast feeding practices
The decision to breastfeed your child is one that only you as a mother can make. Several WHO and UNICEF guidelines recommend exclusively breastfeeding a child for the first six months of their life, beginning within the first hour of birth. Benefits of breastfeeding for the baby Nursing, or breastfeeding, […]
July 21, 2022
Safety at home
Home is where children unwind, play and spend quality time with family. Accidents may happen, and minor scratches and bruises are inevitable, especially as children grow and discover new things. Safety at home is vital to ensure that serious accidents are avoided. Safety begins with supervision, yes, but children must […]
July 7, 2022
Behaviour issues
Raising children is challenging, and dealing with troublesome children may be even more so. However, determining if your child is going through a phase or whether something is seriously wrong isn’t always straightforward. It is pretty normal for young toddlers to be naughty, stubborn, and rash at times. On the […]
June 23, 2022
What medication should you have in your cupboard for an emergency?
With a little one around, it is more vital than ever to be prepared with a well-stocked medicine cabinet for first aid in the home. Every home should have a medicine cabinet or first-aid kit in the case of an emergency. You should stock up on over-the-counter medicines and supplies […]
June 9, 2022
Paediatrician Perspective – Getting ready for a baby: What to buy before baby arrives
Getting stocked up on newborn basics can be overwhelming but also enjoyable whether you’re perusing online baby stores, shopping for yourself, or comparing baby items. Every first-time parent has wondered what they really need for the baby and what they should get before the baby arrives. You don’t want to […]
May 26, 2022
Fussy eaters
When a child refuses to eat certain foods or eats the same things repeatedly, this is known as fussy eating. Fussy eating is most common among toddlers and preschool children. Many parents are concerned that their fussy eater isn’t getting enough food to grow. Rest assured, if your child is […]
May 12, 2022
What vitamins are important?
Ideally, a healthy diet is the best source of all the vital nutrients your child needs. Dairy products, fruits, vegetables, protein and whole grains all form part of a balanced diet. But, which vitamins are the most important, and why? Vitamins that are essential for the growth and development of […]
April 28, 2022
Constipation
Children with constipation may experience hard, dry stools that are difficult or painful to pass. Though an uncomfortable condition, it typically does not last too long and is quite common in children as their diets change. Persistent and severe constipation, however, is not normal and should be evaluated by your […]
April 14, 2022
Teething
Teething is one of the most stressful points in both a parent’s and their baby’s life, causing irritability and restlessness for everyone involved. Teething is a natural part of your baby’s development, occurring when baby teeth push through the gums. This process usually begins at around six months but may […]