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
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Tea in the Trees
Description: Tea in the Trees is an art, craft and home produce market and is famous for its superb, big breakfasts and delicious cakes. It has a unique jungle gym, forest walk and activities for children. Open every Sunday for breakfast and lunch and every first Sunday of the month is a market day.
The Blue Train
Description: For many of us, our trips to Cape Town were incomplete without a trip on the Blue Train. Relive your childhood and provide your child with the experience of traveling on this miniature train. While chugging along, they will experience a view of the sea, passing ships and Robben Island. Following your train trip, there is the option of spending quality time in the safe park, with jungle gyms and other play items.
The Candle Dipping Shop
Description: Nurture your child's creative side, by treating them to an outing at the Candle Dipping Shop. The shop provides fun-filled activities for children of all ages. Select a candle and dip it in different colours to make your own design. Choose an animal candle, such as a bunny, teddy or owl and paint the eyes, beak, etc, or a table candle which can be dipped in rainbow colours, or make a theme like pink and purple. The options are endless. Children under the age of 6 have to be supervised by an adult.
The Dinosaur Park
Description: The Dinosaur Park hosts a museum of life size dinosaur models, that will stimulate enquiring minds and visually explain the history of the planet. Replica's of these pre-historic creatures, who roamed the earth over a 100 million years ago, are displayed in a lush real life sub-tropical garden, amidst living, playing monkeys and sub-tropical birds who as a survived evolution. History is recreated through scientifically accurate representations of the skeletons of amphibians and homo sapiens, as well as dinosaur 'footprints". The Park is the home of Mr & Mrs. Pless, the million year old apes, who spark debate about the origins of mankind. The Dinosaur Park is an interesting and fascinating experience for visitors of all ages. Take the R37 towards Nelspruit for 20km, take R539 offramp at Rosehaugh, travel 16km and turn right at the T-Junction
The Elephant Sanctuary
Description: The Elephant sanctuary provides a memorable, educational and enriching experience to it's visitors; who are given the wonderful opportunity of touching, feeding and walking trunk-in-hand with these magnificent animals. The sanctuary is a halfway house for young African elephants, who require a temporary home, before they are released into an environment where they can live independently. Learn about elephant behaviour, habits, different personalities and anatomy through personal interaction. The venue is wheelchair friendly, has a curio shop and kiddies play area.
The Irene Dairy Farm
Description: The Irene Farm, has become an iconic landmark in the Centurian countryside. The farm boasts a Dairy Shop, two restaurants and a conference centre, situated in a converted barn. Buy some raw, farm fresh dairy products, and be spoilt for choice by various breakfast and lunch options from the deck or Barn restaurants. The farm is child friendly, offering jungle gyms and the opportunity to see and pat animals.
Tots 'n Pots
Description: Cooking couldn't be more fun, useful, cute or mess free; than taking a trip to Tots 'n Pots in La Lucia. Safely introduce your child to the culinary world, where they can have fun making friends, learning recipes using natural and preservative free ingredients where possible, playing with baking shapes, experimenting with new tastes and textures. Children are divided into groups on the basis of their age: 18 months-3 yrs. and 2-6 yrs. Classes foster pride in cooking accomplishments, provide education about healthy nutrition, introduce basic maths through measuring and weighing, and encourage fine motor co-ordination through processes such as mixing, whisking and stirring.
Two Oceans Aquarium
Description: The Two Oceans Aquarium situated in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront, is one of the most exciting, child-friendly attractions in the city. This delightful underwater nature reserve boasts over 3000 living sea animals, who are easily visible to little people from child-height window benches. The basement also features a wonderful children's play area, right up against the seal display. To enhance this fun and educational "underwater" experience, there is a 'touch pool' where children can touch and feel kelp, shells and anemones