Toddler facts that will make your hair stand on end

Toddler facts that will make your hair stand on end

Who ever said, “Dynamite comes in small packages” must have been talking about a toddler. Toddlers are just amazing, their brains are growing at breakneck speed and they are constantly learning new things. [More...]

 

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Guide to exercising with your baby

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You are not the first new mother to wonder if you will ever exercise again. Between the exhaustion and the constant baby care, it's little wonder you don't have the energy to workout. On the average [More...]

» Exercise During Pregnancy» Beat the Post-Baby Bulge. Will My Body Recover? 

Tips for taming tooth-brushing trauma

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While you may have been brushing your baby's teeth for a while already, it isn't until they reach the toddler years that it becomes a challenge. Well, challenge is an understatement in some cases. S [More...]

» Health Tip: Brush Baby's Gums» Dealing With Teething 

5 fun things you can do with your newborn

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For many first time parents, it can be surprising just how little a newborn does. So many ask things like, “When does it become fun?” or “what do I DO with a newborn?” Through the sleep depr [More...]

» New Baby - What You Will Need To Get Started Checklist » How To Plan The Perfect Baby Shower 

Toddler harnesses: Godsend or lazy parenting?

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The subject of toddler harnesses gets both parents and non-parents all fired up. It's certainly a contentious issue with some parents regarding them as lifesaving, and others coming up with all mann [More...]

» What Every Parent Ought To Know About Internet Safety» Water Safety 

Doctors Without Boundaries: sexual exploitation by male doctors

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Death, taxes and pelvic exams; unavoidable realities for most women. The average woman can expect at least 50 pelvic exams throughout her life. Even more if she has pregnancies, miscarriages or gyna [More...]

» When Should a Child See a Doctor?» Choosing a Good Doctor 

Cloth nappies: guaranteed to delight

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In the past, using cloth nappies meant extra mess, extra fuss and a serious commitment to the cause. The simple terry cloth squares, safety pins and waterproof coverings required a lot of work. Napp [More...]

» Innovative Ideas to Make Potty Training Easy» Diapers - How To Pick The Right One For Your Baby? 

Keeping an active toddler busy on a rainy day

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Winter is fast approaching and with it comes the need to keep children entertained without the luxury of being able to play outside. Keeping active toddlers entertained can be a real challenge for e [More...]

» Games For Social Development» Video Games Can Help Children Learn 

5 ways to jump start your sex life after baby comes

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Having a baby changes everything. Your life, your priorities, your body, your relationship and even your sexual responses. Life can seem pretty unrecognisable in those early days between 3am feedings  [More...]

» How To Stay Together After Baby?» Pre-order a Boy or Girl? 

8 things you can do to increase your chances of a vaginal birth

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If you are pregnant you are probably thinking a lot about the upcoming labour and how you would like it to go. The problem is - birth is highly unpredictable; anything can happen. It can be very dif [More...]

» What You Don't Know About Water Births» Contraception Options 

Slowing down ageing

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The secret to slowing down ageing is about more than just your physical appearance. If you want to win this fight, you need to tackle it head-on with body, spirit and mind. Following a holistic app [More...]

» How To Survive The ‘Why’ Stage» How to survive the "why" stage 

Fathers’ rights vs. Mothers’ rights: are they equal?

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Children need both parents. Research has shown that their lives are richer and they grow up better adjusted when they have two loving, consistently involved parents in their lives. Sometimes it just [More...]

» Divorce And Kids» Maintenance Matters 

Baby’s fake-crying promotes bonding

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Have you ever got the suspicion that some of your baby’s crying bouts are merely attention-seeking behaviour, otherwise described as ‘fake crying’? It might be that your baby’s crying is not [More...]

» Should I Be Panicking?» Separation Anxiety, Calming Fears 

Braxton Hicks contractions: bear hugs from your uterus

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Not all pregnant women feel Braxton Hicks contractions, but for those who do it can be quite alarming. Particularly if you don't know what to expect! The cramping can leave many women scrambling to  [More...]

» What You Don't Know About Water Births» Contraception Options

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Diabetes rates increased sharply in children

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In just eight years, diabetes in US children has skyrocketed, with a 21% increase in Type 1 diabetes (between 2001 and 2009), while Type 2 diabetes increased by 30.5%, according to a new study that  [More...]

» In Women, Diabetes Plus Depression a Deadly Combo» Health Tip: Your Diet's Role in Gestational Diabetes 

New epilepsy medication safe for your unborn child?

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Historically there seemed to have been no hope of having healthy, normal babies for women taking epilepsy medication, as these medications are believed to increase the risk of defects in babies. But [More...]

» Newer Epilepsy Meds Less Likely to Cause Birth Defects: Study» Epilepsy Drugs' Risk of Birth Defects May Be Dose-Dependent 

Diet drinks and heart disease linked

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Post-menopausal women who consumed two or more diet drinks per day, were about 30% more likely to suffer from a cardiovascular event and 50% more likely to actually die from cardiovascular disease,  [More...]

» Going Organic, What It Really Means» Cooking For Your Baby 

Kids don’t need two parents to be happy - study

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Single parents everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief, new research shows that children are equally happy whether they live with one parent or two. UK researchers presented their findings at the Br [More...]

» Single Parenting – how to make it work!» Divorce And Kids 

My Smart Kid - Play & Learn

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  Mysmartkid is a play-based educational programme targeting 0-6 year-olds. By focusing on your child’s development through the use of age-appropriate toys, tools and activities, Mysmartki [More...]

» Introduce Reading While Your Child Is Young» Testing If Your Child Is Advanced 

Cancer: preventative surgery could save women with certain gene mutations

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With some 40 000 women dying of breast cancer each year, a new study gives some hope. The risk of breast and ovarian cancer can be significantly reduced by preventative surgery if you have alte [More...]

» Estrogen May Play Role in Rising Rates of Head, Neck Cancer» More Evidence Links Avastin to Heart Failure in Breast Cancer Patients 

Married couples enjoy better health

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A 20-year study reveals that, in fact, marriages have a positive effect on the individuals’ physical health. However, the opposite is also true – unhappy marriages could have negative effects on [More...]

» Get Your Hubby More Involved With Your Relationship» Divorce And Kids 

Nicotine replacements leading to offspring obesity?

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Are you pregnant and trying to kick the habit of smoking to protect your baby? In your quest it is best not to use nicotine replacement therapies such as nicotine patches, gum, nasal spray, inhalers [More...]

» Smoking During Pregnancy, What Are The Real Dangers?» Smoked Salmon Salad 

Pasteurised dairy is best, say paediatricians

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Raw or unpasteurised milk and milk products can hold the danger of bacterial infection to pregnant women, foetuses and young children. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, professor of paediatrics at the Stanford [More...]

» All About Breastfeeding» Tips for Choosing The Right Milk Formula 

Flu vaccine causes girl to develop sleeping disorder

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Narcolepsy – a condition characterised by an extreme tendency to fall asleep during daytime – was the fate of 15-year-old school girl Chloe Glasson after she went for the swine flu vaccine Pande [More...]

» Common Childhood Illnesses» Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates: Study 

Man flu – is it all just an act?

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A recent study shows that there is a correlation between a weaker immune response and testosterone, which could suggest that men, if fact, do suffer more when they have the flu than women. Mark Dav [More...]

» Health Tip: Playtime Is Important» Should I Be Panicking? 

Sex sells – even to women

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A recent study revealed that women too can react positively to sexual imagery in advertisements, given that the product being advertised is high-end. The study by the University of Minnesota, publi [More...]

» Pre-order a Boy or Girl?» Parents Say They Want to Teach Sex Ed to Their Kids 

Best time to quit smoking is on New Year’s, study reveals

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Will this New Year’s Day be the umpteenth time you are trying to quit that old smoking habit? Well, it is the best time to start the quitting process according to experts. And here’s how you can [More...]

» Smoking During Pregnancy, What Are The Real Dangers?» Smoked Salmon Salad