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 ...

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome

    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
  • Strap-in-the-Future

    Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:52

Editor's Letter July 2011

I can’t believe that it is July already. Where has half the year gone? Tum2Mom is 3 months old and thriving. We are growing all the time and would like to ask you to interact with us some more. We are here for all parents and would love to hear from you. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it any of your comments, questions, and suggestions.

We have just added a pregnancy section to the website and Lara Black shared her blog entry called In Celebration of Mothers Day with Tum2Mom. It is beautifully written and describes her feelings of anticipation of the baby’s birth. We also would like to welcome Yashivan Govender as one of our columnists. He shares some rather amusing insights of being an expectant dad!

And we are very excited to announce that Dr Sascha Edelstein, a Cape Town-based specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, with a subspecialist certificate in Reproductive Medicine will be joining our panel of experts. Dr Edelstein writes about the 6 most common reasons for infertility in women.

Keep warm and don’t forget to Strap-in-the Future.

Yours in parenting,
Janine & Elizabeth

Editor's Letter June 2011

Dear Reader,
June is Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day is on the 19th. Subscribe to our FREE newsletter and find out how the man in your life could win a 1 years subscription to Stuff Magazine.
We will be running a number of competitions on our Facebook page. We would love to hear from you. Load pictures, post questions and stand a chance to WIN! Simply go to
Remember to join the Moms and Tots Club at the Heathway Square Shopping Centre in Blackheath, Johannesburg.  All you need to do is click the image below that says Moms and Tots Club and fill in the application form.
Yours in parenting,
Janine and Elizabeth

Editor's Letter May 2011

Dear Reader,
Tum2Mom was officially launched on the 5 April 2011. We are so excited to be here, please tell all your friends about us.
Tina Otte, a registered midwife, holding an international certificate in childbirth education has endorsed Tum2Mom. She said, ‘becoming a parent today means entering a minefield of information from many sources. This can be confusing to many new parents - how do you know who to trust and what information is correct, up-to-date and evidence based? Tum2Mum is a resource that I highly recommend as a place to find information that you can TRUST. Sr. Elizabeth Beavon is qualified to answer all your questions and concerns with relevant, meaningful information based on her experience of many years and the fact that her advice and knowledge is of the highest quality and research based’.
 The Heathway Square Shopping Centre in Blackheath, Johannesburg has launched a brand new Moms and Tots Club (not to be confused with Moms and Tots...). The club gives moms a chance to interact with other moms on a weekly basis whilst drinking tea or coffee with your little one in tow. If you live in the area and would like to join in on the fun, click the image below that says Moms and Tots Club and fill in the application form.
Penguin Books will be showcasing their latest parenting titles. There is nothing nicer than snuggling up with your little one and reading together, even if you are just pointing at the pictures.
Remember to subscribe to the monthly newsletter, it is a little quirky yet informative and best of all, it is free.
Tum2Mom is going to be launching a major Strap in the Future campaign. We want to see more children safely strapped in and not standing or bouncing around in the car. If you would like to become involved please email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Yours in parenting,
Janine and Elizabeth
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