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
  • 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
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Editors Letter December 2014

christmas babyDear Reader,

Christmas is just around the corner. The advent calendar has been bought, a little door is opened each day and excitement mounts. I enjoy Christmas so much more now that I can see the wonder on my daughter’s face. Her excitement is contagious.

We have had a rather wet and mild summer but if you are pregnant and feeling the heat, this article is just for you.

Strap in the Future is a campaign that is very close to our hearts and that is why we are tremendously excited to announce that the Department of Transport has published amendments to the National Road Traffic Regulations 2000 under the National Road Traffic Act, 1996. "There is also a requirement that will require that children that are being transported in a motor vehicle to be buckled up with appropriate child restraints," says department spokesperson Tiyani Rikhotso. "This requirement applies to children [who] cannot fit on the current seat belts that are fitted in motor vehicles." This law is going to come into effect in April 2015 and it is applicable to taxis, too.

Our Medical A-Z article is all about Tay-Sachs. It is a rare progressive genetic disorder affecting neurons (nerve cells) in the brain and spinal cord.

Tum2Mom wishes everyone a wonderful festive season. Keep calm and most of all, enjoy it.

Tum2Mom is also always on the lookout for financial support. If you, or your company, would like to advertise or sponsor , please drop me an email - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !

Yours in Parenting,