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Curing morning sickness naturally

Most women experience morning sickness at some stage during pregnancy. What are the safe natural remedies to ease the symptoms of this common but sometimes debilitating condition? Morning sickness, or the loss of appetite, nausea and sometimes vomiting that usually marks the first trimester of pregnancy, is no joke for those who suffer from it. […]


Once your baby takes his first steps, he is not going to stop! Here are some essentials to have on hand. Of all your baby’s firsts, his first steps are one of the most exciting. You’ll probably be able to anticipate the moment, as you’ll see your baby trying to balance and stand up straight. […]

Helping to Encourage Sharing Amongst Toddlers

I know a sweet, delightful three-year-old who is very generous for her age…unless one of the other kids in her play group wants to play with the kitchen set. She’s been known to throw herself bodily across the play kitchen just to keep another child from playing with it. Why would this sweet child act […]

Healing After Childbirth

Following your baby’s birth, it’s entirely natural that your body needs to go through a period of healing. How long this takes will depend on your general health, but it can be up to a year before your body completely returns to its pre-pregnancy state. You are likely to experience a number of postnatal discomforts […]

Burn Prevention and Safety for Toddlers

Burns are painful, and they damage your toddler’s skin. Burns are painful, and they damage your toddler’s skin. Here’s what you can do to help prevent them: Keep the handles of hot pots and pans turned toward the inside of the stovetop at all times, even when you think your child’s not around. Cover or […]

Stomach Pain and Toddler Tummy Aches

Although tummy aches are a common complaint in children – the reason for five to 10 percent of all visits to a doctor or emergency facility – they seldom turn out to be a cause for serious concern. Most of the time tummy pains are caused by a viral infection and disappear in a couple […]

Exercising each day helps keep hypertension away

South Africans are urged to focus on exercise and healthy lifestyles, especially in their 20s and 30s, to prevent hypertension and its associated risks such as strokes and vascular dementia later in life. Graham Anderson, CEO and Principal Officer of Profmed, says that sustained hypertension (high blood pressure) during ones 20s and 30s is particularly […]

How to Relieve Stress During Pregnancy

Stress during pregnancy is not good for you or your baby. Stress Busting Stress during pregnancy is not good for you or your baby. It can heighten feelings of anxiety and affect your sleep and your appetite. Taking a few simple steps to relieve stress – such as exercising a few times a week – […]

How to stop car seat crying

Some babies fall asleep almost before you’re out of the driveway, but others won’t spend even five happy minutes in their car seats. Tackle the problem! Some parents make poor driving decisions when their babies are crying, which puts everyone in the car at risk. Either pull over and calm your baby down, or focus […]