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
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    Thursday, 14 May 2015 12:54
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    Friday, 10 April 2015 17:50
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    Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:49
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    Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:41
  • Pelvic floor exercises

    Wednesday, 11 February 2015 17:20
  • Colic

    Wednesday, 11 February 2015 17:11
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All Aboard!

January 04, 2011 0 Comments Latest Updates by Janine Daniel

all-aboardLogan celebrated his birthday today. It was drizzling but warm. Janine had organised a boat trip on the Buffalo River at the docks. We were not sure if it would take place because of the weather, but we went anyway. The boat and crew were ready and we went onboard. I had Chloe in my arms and when I tried to board, Chloe started to cry saying that she was scared and wanted to go to the car. Logan took her and I got in. Logan handed Chloe to me, still crying. I sat down and put my rain Macintosh around her and held her close. The boat started and off we went. Chloe stopped crying and snuggled into me. What a great feeling. Music started playing and Chloe sat up and started clapping. It was still drizzling but we were under cover. Chloe soon took note of her surroundings and realised we were moving, the look of utter joy on her face was incredible! She was enjoying every moment. It did not take her too long to wriggle out of the Macintosh and do a bit of exploring herself. A great time was had by all of us.