Health & Safety

Swine Flu in South Africa?

Swine Flu in South Africa

Is Swine Flu in South Africa and are our children at risk? On Monday I took my 17 month old son to our GP, Dr Louis Muller, as he had a temperature and was flushed. He had a runny nose and a cough. I assumed it would be either tonsilitis …

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Teenage Pregnancy in South Africa 2013/ 2014

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According to Times Live teenage pregnancy in South Africa for the financial year 2013/ 2014 was about 21 000 girls, including 717 primary school girls. Read the article here. The teenage years are a difficult time for most adolescents. A teenage pregnancy will affect every aspect of the girl’s mental …

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Post Natal Depression (PND)

Postnatal Depression PND

Post natal depression can be confused with Baby Blues. Baby Blues affects about 80% of mothers and this is when you feel weepy, moody, tired and/ or anxious during the first week after giving birth, these feelings usually disappear within a few days. According to PNDSA (Post Natal Depression Support …

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Measles

Measles

Measles is a highly infectious illness caused by a virus. The virus lives in the mucus of the nose and throat of people with this infection. Physical contact, coughing and sneezing can spread the infection. In addition, infected droplets of mucus can remain active and contagious for around two hours. …

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Baby Reflexology

Baby Reflexology

Baby Reflexology can help to relieve soothe pain and discomfort your baby may have. Lay your baby down, gently pushing down on certain parts of the feet. Massage gently increasing the pressure of your fingers each time you reach a certain pressure point on your baby’s foot. Make this fun …

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5 Home Remedies for Nappy Rash

Home Remedies for Nappy Rash

While there are certain steps you can take to prevent nappy rash from occurring it’s a sure bet that at some stage your baby will get a nappy rash. Nappy rash can be treated with a variety of products specifically for nappy rash, however these home remedies for nappy rash …

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5 Tips to Prevent Nappy Rash

Tips to Prevent Nappy Rash

Try these tips to prevent nappy rash: Change your baby’s nappy frequently Give your baby as much nappy free time as possible Use fragrance-free and alcohol-free baby wipes Use a mild baby cleanser when bathing your baby Apply a thin layer of barrier cream to baby’s dry bottom before putting …

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Deworming Your Baby/ Child

Deworming your baby/child

Deworming your baby regularly is important! Ideally your baby should be dewormed every 6 months from 6 months of age. When you deworm do every member of the household including pets! It is important to deworm regularly even if there is no sign of a worm infestation, or it is …

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Chickenpox

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). The chickenpox (varicella) vaccine significantly reduces the chances of getting chickenpox. Vaccinated kids who do get chickenpox tend to have milder cases and quicker recoveries compared to those who contract the virus and aren’t immunized. Symptoms of Chickenpox: Chickenpox often tarts with …

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5 CPR Steps for Baby

Baby CPR

Knowing what to do in case of an emergency could save your baby’s life, check out these CPR steps for baby: 1. Shout and Tap Shout and gently tap the child on the shoulder. If there is no response and not breathing or not breathing normally, position the infant on …

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