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Allergy Testing For Infants; What to Expect?

Learn about what to expect during an allergy test and sample best opinions and experiences.

Ways To Bathe A Young Child

Tips to make bath time enjoyable for your baby or child.

Categories Bathing

Get Your Partner Coaching Planning Tips Before The Delivery Room

The role of a birth partner is to give you practical and emotional support when you’re in labour.

Consequences of Pumping Breast Milk

Exclusively pumping is popular for many moms. Understand the effects on maternal and infant health.

All you need to know about first trimester nutrition

Nutritional checks should be assessed prior to conception in a bid to ensure that the fetus receives enough nutrients during the first trimester and throughout the pregnancy. Here is everything you need to know about first trimester nutrition.

The ultimate hospital packing list

The best way to stay sane on your delivery day is by preparing your hospital bag ahead of time. Here is however a list of things you must not forget.

Categories Hospital What To Pack

What is the best age to get pregnant?

Women currently have control over their fertility thanks to family planning options, access to contraceptives as well as the availability of reproductive technologies. Nevertheless, fertility changes with time, thereby making it important to find out the best age to get pregnant.

Categories Age Getting Pregnant

6 natural remedies for colic

Babies with colic often cry uncontrollably with all attempts to soothe their tears going in vain. Check out these 6 natural remedies for colic.

Your guide to second trimester nutrition

The second trimester is all about the growth of your baby and that explains why you need to take your nutrition seriously. Check out this guide to second trimester nutrition.

How pregnancy affects your sleep

Pregnant women often have different sleeping habits depending on how old the pregnancy is. Find out what quality of sleep you can expect for all nine months.

Categories Sleep

The truth about using nipple shields

Most nipple shields are made of a soft, thin, flexible plastic. Find out in what way nipple shields can be useful to babies and some tricks to using them correctly

The real difference between Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia

Learn the definitions of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia and get to know the differences that lies between them by going through a list of topics that range from Epidemiology
Risk factors, Aetiology, Presentation, Referral, Investigations, Management, Management of severe pre-eclampsia, Management of eclampsia, Postpartum and more for you to go through.

Combining breast and bottle feeding

Helpful article that discusses why mothers combine breast and bottle feeding.  It has a links to other articles that give detailed instructions as well.  

What happens at a breastfeeding class

Learn more about the things that happen in a breastfeeding class.

Categories Breastfeeding Classes

Games for playtime

Make your babies playtime more enjoyable with these game ideas and activities. 

Categories Games

Styles of cloth diapers available

There are five major types of cloth diapers, with varying levels of ease of use and expense. The goal of this article is to simply break down the different cloth diaper varieties and explore the benefits of each type.

Categories Diapering Types

Allergies in Infants and Children

Detailed guide on allergies in babies containing different ways allergies manifest problems.

Categories Allergies

Raising A New Born

Get access to highly valuable and insightful articles on how to raise your newborn

Categories 0-3 Months Baby

Top Safety Tips For Babies, Toddlers At Tub Time

When bathing an infant or toddler of 3 or 4 years of age, be aware of the various safety tips.

Categories Bathing Products

The Real Differences Between A Midwife And A Doula

A midwife is a health care supplier, while a doula is to a greater extent a childbirth coach.

New Guidelines From Breastfeeding Professionals

Learn about the baby’s diet and get tips and advice during pregnancy.

The benefits and risks of using epidural anesthesia during labor

The use of epidural is one of the most popular pain relief methods during childbirth. Here are the benefits as well as risks associated with the use of epidural anesthesia during labor.

Home birth

There are indications that home birth is a safe choice for women even though it could have its own associated risks. Check out some of the reasons why home birth is convenient to most women.

Categories Home Birth

When should I have a gender reveal party?

Even though most expectant mothers find out about the gender of their babies at around 10 weeks, the question of when to organize a gender reveal party has remained pertinent.

9 causes and 14 remedies of colic

It can be very frustrating for parents dealing with a baby who constantly cries. Check out these 9 main causes as well as 14 remedies for colic.

Categories Causes Preemies Colic

Recommended Immunization Schedules

Children need vaccines to grow healthily. The following schedules nevertheless indicate the recommended ages for routine administration of currently licensed vaccines for children.

Categories Vaccination

Prenatal registration

The essence of registering a pregnancy is to connect to services that support you both along your pregnancy and after your baby is born.

Categories Registry

The basic baby developmental guide of babies from 3-6 months

This time is all about parents and babies falling in love. Most babies are eating and sleeping more regularly. They are also responding more actively to parents and caregivers. Discover what to expect and how to encourage them.

Categories 3-6 months Development

A detail look at the term Placenta Previa

Are you aware of the term placenta previa, do you know its causes, are you aware of the different types of placenta previa, do you know how it is diagnosed, the risk it possesses and its treatment. Do not bother because we are going to look detailly into one of this facts so as to give you a broad overview of placenta previa

A useful size chart for your children’s clothes

Not sure what sizes mean for baby clothing?  Here is a useful chart that gives you an idea on what sizes to buy your baby ahead of time.

Categories Clothing Sizing