Shaken Baby Syndrome

A large number of child deaths are reported in South Africa each year. A lot of deaths relate to neglect, abuse or murder. Despite this, there's a knowledge gap in relation to understanding the issue....

Amniotic fluid problems

The importance of amniotic fluid Amniotic fluid is essential for pregnancy and foetal development. Amniotic fluid is a watery substances residing inside a casing called the amniotic membrane or sac. ...

Choosing a pre-school

Becoming a parent is a momentous; life-changing event filled with hopes, expectations and naturally some fears. Parents often learn and grow alongside their children, as they face the challenges of pa...

Newborn reflexes

Although newborn babies are physically helpless and vulnerable at birth, they have a number of amazing innate abilities or reflexes. Reflexes are involuntary movements or actions, designed to protect ...


Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast that can lead to infection. The word “mastitis” is derived from the Greek word “mastos” meaning “breasts”, while the suffix “-itis” denotes “inflammation”. Ma...

Pelvic floor exercises

Although your new baby will probably bring you immense emotional satisfaction, physically you may feel uncomfortable and strange in your own skin. After 9 months of pregnancy and hormonal changes, you...


Babies cry because they need to communicate something and most parents, especially new moms, find it distressing to see or hear an unhappy baby. In time, you will learn to recognize the various causes...

Antenatal Classes

Antenatal classes are informative sessions provided to prepare expecting parents for the birth of their child and the early days of being a parent.Most antenatal classes are run by Midwives and occasi...


The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 was launched on the 11 May 2011. It is a global declaration of war against road crashes and fatalities. According to Mr Sibusiso Ndebele, MP Minister of ...

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    Tuesday, 21 July 2015 16:28
  • Amniotic fluid problems

    Thursday, 14 May 2015 12:54
  • Choosing a pre-school

    Friday, 10 April 2015 17:50
  • Newborn reflexes

    Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:49
  • Mastitis

    Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:41
  • Pelvic floor exercises

    Wednesday, 11 February 2015 17:20
  • Colic

    Wednesday, 11 February 2015 17:11
  • Antenatal Classes

    Monday, 03 June 2013 09:34
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Picture perfect

November 01, 2010 0 Comments Latest Updates by Carmen
chloe_picturePChloe has a younger cousin, Garris. He is a typical boy. The two of them look great together. Garris is big and strong, with amazing big blue eyes. Chloe is tall and slender with amazing big brown eyes. Picture perfect

Chloe has a fetish about shoes. I noticed that before she could walk. She would sit at her mom’s cupboard and remove all the shoes and try to put them on her feet. I was dumbstruck when I realised she was picking out the correct shoe for the correct foot. Many of my learners are still unable to do this!  Now that she is walking, buying shoes for her is a treat. She chooses what she likes and, hey presto, it is done. Woe betide if what she fancies, is not available in her size!

Chloe went through the usual teething problems – constipation, irritability and sleepless nights. On 15 April 2009, Chloe cut her first tooth and there were celebrations all round. At 2 years, 2 months, Chloe has a mouth full of teeth but the molars are about to come through, so the cycle begins anew.

Chloe loves to dance and has very good rhythm. I remember visiting when Chloe was not yet walking but standing and holding on to things. Janine put on a music CD and Chloe had us in fits of laughter! She had all the right moves. Her nappied bottom was swaying and her hips were gyrating to the beat. I pictured Murial, the nanny, having a hand in this! She had taught Chloe well. Chloe attends Dance Mouse at her nursery school now and enjoys every minute of it. Chloe certainly did not inherit her rhythmic moves from her mom! (Sorry, Janine!)