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
  • 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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Editor's Letter October 2011

Dear Reader,

October is a beautiful month, the flowers are in full bloom, and the thunder showers are magnificent. The rugby is as entertaining as ever and parenthood has its usual ups and downs. That’s why we are here for you.

Tum2Mom takes a closer look at Breast Cancer. We teach you exactly how to examine your own breasts, complete with a YouTube video.

We also tell you more about Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, if this article doesn’t put you off drinking during pregnancy nothing else will!

In celebration of National Nutrition Week, we supply top nutritional tips that are easy to fit into a busy lifestyle. We take a look at the importance of teaching your child how to wash their hands properly in support of Global Handwashing Day.

And you can also read our new articles on Strokes and Down Syndrome.

Feel free to email us your questions and tell us about any funny, heart warming experiences you have had since becoming a parent.

Yours in parenting,
Janine & Elizabeth

Editor's Letter September 2011

Dear Reader,

Happy Spring Day! And Happy Springbok Day too. Go, Bokke, Go!

Sister Elizabeth Beavon will be giving talks on various parenting topics at Triba, St Albans Rd, Craighall Park on the first Wednesday morning of every month, from 10h00 to 12h00. The cost is R230, which is claimable from medical aid and includes refreshments, and a goody bag. 

September 7: Feeding your baby- moving on from puree to texture, variety and finger foods.

October 5: Dealing with every day sniffles, coughs, bumps and runny tums- the ideal home medicine chest.

November 2: Walking to Talking- understanding the second year of life.

December 7: Introducing solids- the first steps.  

Please click here to book online or RSVP as we need to organise catering, also feel free to bring friends. Babies can be looked after for the duration of the talk by Triba staff. Book now as seats are limited! 

Yours in parenting,
Janine & Elizabeth

Editor's Letter August 2011

Dear Reader,

It is August and I can’t help counting down the days to spring. It is National Women’s Month and in order to celebrate we would like to giveaway a photo shoot in the privacy of your own home. To enter the competition email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and tell us why you love being a woman.

We would love to hear your stories, your tips and words of wisdom that help get you through tricky parenting situations. My daughter, Chloe, has started emitting a hissing-sort-of growl, when I ask her to do something that she doesn’t want to do. How on earth am I supposed to respond?

Congratulations to our winners!  Angelique Steyn wins 5 delightful kiddies books, compliments of Pan Macmillan. And Leon Farquhar wins a free subscription to Stuff Magazine for one year. To redeem your prizes, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If you would like to sponsor a prize on the Tum2Mom website let us know!
Yours in parenting,
Janine & Elizabeth
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