Apart from vitamins and kitting the kids in flu armour, good massage therapy has proven to be effective in warding off the flu and building the immune system too. Find out moreRead more
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Why it’s important to be healthy role models for your kids – and how YOU can get started.
You may not know it, but your day-to-day behaviour – from the way you drive or the tone of your voice to how healthy you are – is shaping the way your child will act for the rest of their life.
Symptoms of a runny nose are often just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the homeopathic prescription, and there’s no ‘one size fits all’ pill for dealing with it, says Dr Marilena DeroukakisRead more
When a child has a fever we often reach for the meds to get rid of the high temperature and return our babies to normal…but is this the right approach?
Fever itself is not an illness. In fact, an increase in body temperature is a great indicator that your child’s immune system has switched on and is fighting off an infectionRead more
I sat down with Sleep Coach Una Van Staden from Pikanini baby and picked her brain about how best to get our little ones into good sleep routines.Read more
Explosive, frothy, watery poos can be quite an experience and very unnerving for new parents especially when they are accompanied by tummy cramps, painful straining and very stinky gas…Read more
Let’s be honest, nothing prepares you for Colic. It comes out of the blue, it can be terrifying and very upsetting for the whole family. All the books seem to contradict each other and everyone has advice for you which, even though it comes from a good place…Read more
It is estimated that 15 – 25% of families with babies deal with colic. I say families on purpose because the effects of a colic baby can be as devastating for the rest of the household and have a lasting effect on the family dynamic way after the crying stops.Read more
Brand new babies have no reference as to what it is to be too hot, too cold or what hunger feels like, let alone how to fix it. They reflexively let go the crying signal when they become uncomfortable but they need to ‘Borrow your Brain’ in order to figure out what their specific needs are and how to fix themRead more
There are not many noises that have the ability to send you flying into action more than the sound of a baby crying.Read more
We all know the importance of vaccinating our children and it has been proven over and over again that it is the responsible thing to do. When the vaccines are costly and required every month when a baby is born, it can be very difficult for new parents to do the right thing. Government clinics are often the only answerRead more
I’m often asked which (medicinal) herbs and essential oils a household should not be without and if you have children; my answer is without a question…Read more