Childcare

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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Child Care Options in South Africa

Childcare Options in South Africa

Choosing child care for your baby can be daunting and scary, especially for the first time mommy. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages. See below the types of child care available and a short description of each: 1 Day Care Centre A centre that looks after your child. This …

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The Childcare Dilemma

The Childcare Dilemma

In theory childcare is an easy thing to take care off. When I was pregnant the thought of childcare wasn’t a problem. Just have the baby, work from home with the baby for as long as possible and then send her to day care, easy right? No, not really. Putting …

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School Holidays are How Long?

school holidays are how long

School holidays are how long? Much to my dismay close on 5 weeks. The last 4 weeks have been almost impossible to get through. I have my own business, I have a fully equipped baby room in our office with a cot, sleeper couch, pram, toys… everything a mom could …

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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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How much milk does my baby need?

How much milk does my baby need

How much milk does my baby need is probably a thought running through every mother’s mind in the early days. A common concern with breastfeeding mothers is whether baby is getting enough milk. This worry very often leads to a breastfeeding mother topping up feeds with formula milk. This in …

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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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8 Natural Teething Remedies

Soothe Teething Baby

These natural teething remedies for babies are sure to help your baby feel more comfortable. There is nothing worse than not being able to comfort your baby when they are sore and distressed. As parents we all want what is best for our children, and often we want to try …

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Normal Fever vs High Fever?

Facts About Fevers in Babies

How do you know when fever is a problem and needs to be dealt with? Here is some information to help you. You’ve probably experienced waking in the middle of the night to find your child flushed, hot, and sweaty. Your little one’s forehead feels warm. You immediately suspect a …

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Thermometer Types & Temperatures

Thermometer

The easiest way to measure your child’s temperature is with a digital thermometer. These are available at most pharmacies. There are other types of thermometers, including the mercury-in-glass type, ear thermometers, and pacifier type thermometers. Most glass thermometers contain mercury, which is toxic. DO NOT USE A GLASS THERMOMETER WHICH …

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5 Facts about Fever in Babies and Children

5 Facts about Fevers in Babies and Children

Here are some facts about fever in babies and children: Fever is the normal way of fighting infections Fever does not always correspond with the severity of the illness Fevers do not always have to be treated with medication Fever medications are often dosed incorrectly Fevers do not cause brain …

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