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Good Buy
Made from a soft, light-weight, breathable rayon fabric blend, the MACCIE multi-use stretchy cover is a versatile must-have for new parents. Use it as a fitted car seat/pram cover to provide protection from sunlight, wind or light rain. maccie.co.za
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Ready, Steady, Aim!
• A sturdy box• A good pair of scissors• Stars to decorate the box• A tennis ball 1 Use the scissors to cut away the long flap on one side of the box. 2 Fold in the other three flaps, and stick them down. Now cut two semicircles big enough to fit a
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A Weighty Matter
During pregnancy, your unborn baby grows at an amazing rate – from a mere 0.4 grams at four weeks’ gestation to 200 grams by week 18. This then doubles to 460 grams by week 22 and doubles again four weeks later to 820 grams by week 26. By 40 weeks, y
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If you’re keen to take some vitamin C this winter but worried about the acidity in your sensitive tummy, then consider Bioharmony Ultimate C Immune Booster with zinc. It contains buffered vitamin C that is gentle on the body and won’t upset your stom
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Why Dads Run – And How To Cope
Johannesburg-based counselling psychologist Dr Robyn Rosin says that family and friends can provide invaluable support if you’re experiencing pregnancy alone. “Fathers usually run because they are petrified,” she says. “If the father of the baby has
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5 STEPS To Breastfeeding
It’s important to hold the full length of your baby against your body. This means that she does not have to turn her head to feed. You can also use the ”rugby hold”, which is useful if you’ve had a caesarean birth, if you’re feeding twins at the same
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LEARN To Thread
• Plastic bowls• Food colouring• Dry macaroni or penne pasta• Glue• Glitter• String 1 Pour about a cup of water into each plastic bowl. Add 10 drops of food colouring – a different colour in each bowl. Mix. 2 Divide the pasta between the bowls, so
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You Ate What?
The placenta often plays an important role in various cultures, with many societies conducting rituals regarding its disposal. In the Western world, the placenta is simply incinerated. Yet a new trend, placentophagy (or consumption of the placenta by
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The Sisterhood Shares
When your baby starts crawling, place old (clean) used school socks or aeroplane towelling socks over his babygro or pants and turn them down to create some thick padding to protect his knees and clothes. YUMMA LEE Our house is small, so I don’t ha
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Your Check-up Roundup
Regular check-ups with your doctor, clinic nurse or midwife are essential. Make an appointment for your first visit as soon as you see two stripes or a plus on your pregnancy test. If you have no medical problems, you will have monthly checks until 3
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Best Time To Nest
All of a sudden it is raining babies in my life again. My friend Denise had her first, my friend Lucia had a second daughter, and old friend Brendan, best man at my wedding, added a daughter to his family too. I know they’re all fielding jokes about
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Lower The Sugar
When it comes to fighting colds and flu, it is essential to up your water intake and decrease your sugar intake. Sugar has devastating effects on the immune system. Not only does it increase the production of hormones that suppress the immune system,
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Don’t Spread It!
■ Keep your distance from and avoid close contact with people who are sick. Wear your mask. ■ If you are sick, stay at home and keep your distance from other people to prevent spreading the flu virus. Again, wear your mask and avoid going out as much
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Good Buy
Lego Friends Cat Grooming comes with the Starter Brick, a partly constructed base to get you started. This set features on the Lego Building Instructions app, where you can use tools like zoom in to a digital version to help you get the hang of the b
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Turn Baby Turn
A breech presentation means that the foetus lies in a longitudinal line of the uterus, but with the presenting part being the sacrum and not the head. Before 25 weeks, the incidence of breech presentation is 28 percent. But by delivery, this has decr
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Share The Love
Anje and Anri van Rensburg are fraternal twins (6 months old and from Albemarle, Germiston) with a special twin bond. They are the happiest girls. They enjoy listening and moving to music. They also love spending time outdoors admiring and enjoying n
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I’m In Labour! Let’s Go!
It may be confusing to know when to go to hospital since there is so much variation among us in the way labour starts. You might prefer to stay at home for as long as possible, or you may feel more secure by being in a hospital environment from very
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All Too Much!
Your baby is born with more than 100 billion brain cells. Some of these cells are already connected to each other to form pathways, which allow for the proper functioning of a few processes, such as breathing, reflexes and other basic functions that
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Resign From The Clean-plate Club
Parents who tell their kids to finish everything on their plates are teaching them to overeat. “Intuitive or mindful eating involves listening to your body and eating when you are hungry and then stopping when you are full. When children are told to
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Zero Cost To You or The Planet
You don’t have to spend a fortune on toys and games to keep your child busy. You also don’t need to support toy manufacturers that use harmful materials, processes and labour practices. Why not give your child an environmentally friendly toy that tea
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What About This Shot?
Q The hospital arranged for my babies to receive the Synagis injection. What is it for, and is it really necessary? My twins were born at 33 weeks. The injection is very expensive and might not be covered by medical aid... And with two babies, I pay
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Your Precious Placenta
Not long ago, it was believed that the placenta shielded an unborn baby from most toxins a mother consumed. However, the placenta is not the perfect barrier we once thought it was, and we now know that – while the placenta does form a barrier for som
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A Reluctant Dad Speaks
Q: HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU DISCOVERED YOUR PARTNER WAS PREGNANT? Devastated! I was the lowest I have ever been, in a very dark place. Q: WHY DID YOU NOT WANT TO HAVE CHILDREN? Genetics, life experiences, my mental make-up, the world, the country
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FAILING for SUCCESS
Does this sound familiar? Your child is sitting at the table trying to draw a truck. Suddenly he balls up the page and throws it across the room in a gesture of self-disgust. “I can’t draw,” he grumbles. And this from the child whose every scribble y
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#crib Notes
Cherry Melon, our fave maternity store, has launched Breasties, a pad providing natural hot and cold therapy for sore breasts. Available for R329 from the three Cherry Melon stores (Canal Walk, Cape Town; Menlyn and Cresta, Gauteng) and cherrymelon.c
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Pelviva is a new product, developed in collaboration with experts in women’s pelvic floor and bladder health. It provides discreet, easy-to-use treatment for the three types of bladder leakage: stress, urgency and mixed. Pelviva uses an electrical st
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When You Don’t Have Time To Create
When you don’t have the time to make toys out of everyday items and need to buy a toy or game for your child, follow these tips: Products that are manufactured locally don’t have as far to travel to reach the shops as a product made in China, for exa
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KIDS ARE natural SCIENTISTS
Children are born with a strong urge to explore their surroundings. Encourage them to look at their world closely and marvel at the wonder of it all. Be on the lookout for ”what if?” moments in your day-to-day life, whether it be while they’re playin
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q I am 31 weeks pregnant, and I have major hip pain, especially at night. Tossing, turning and surrounding myself with pillows does not help. I can’t sleep. What should I do? A TINA SAYS: One of the most common complaints of pregnancy is pelvic pa
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Floppy’s Phonics is a phonics programme: a comprehensive series of reading books that teach children how to read. It is part of Oxford Reading Tree, the popular reading series that has taught more than 30 million children worldwide to read. For more
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