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Do Kids Benefit from Spending Time in The Kitchen?

Having your child ‘help’ you in the kitchen, gives you extra quality time to spend with them, especially on a busy day when time is limited. It will also make them feel like they are contributing to the family life, while numerous developmental areas are being stimulated. Mysmartkid expert, Susanne Hugo, an Occupational Therapist, gives […]

12 Ways for Dad to Bond with Baby

Bonding with a newborn can be overwhelming, especially for dad. We’ve gathered a few fun ways for him to spend time with his little one. Cradle Baby Close When mom is breastfeeding baby she cuddles him close to her chest and baby has a perfect view into her eyes. When you are bottlefeeding him, hold […]

Your Top 13 Vaccine Questions Answered

Explanations for everything you’ve always wanted to ask about those injections. 1. Which vaccination schedule (government or private) is better? The South African government’s Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) allows for all children to be vaccinated, for free, against the following 10 diseases: polio, tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), haemophilus infl­uenzae type B related […]

Music and your baby’s brain

Lullabies and sing-a-longs – music is like magic for a child and a force for their growth. Do you remember that fascinating video that first did its rounds a few years ago of a baby that, astonishingly, appeared moved and became teary as his mom sang a Rod Stewart ballad to him? Laurel Trainor, a […]