What you need to know about caesareans
A Caesarean section (C/S) is performed when natural birth is impossible or unsafe.
The operation may be performed before labour begins, if there are medical reasons for not going through labour and natural birth, or if the health of the mother or baby may be in danger.
What you need to know about SIDS
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old.
SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs
Dealing with temper tantrums
Remember when you went shopping and your child eyed a toy they wanted but you had no intention of buying it?
Identifying a bully
Bullying is when one child picks on another child repeatedly. It can be physical, verbal or over the internet and social media.
Creating a Soothing Bedtime Routine For Toddlers
If you haven't already, now is a great time to establish a bedtime routine for your toddler.
Not only does a routine ease the transition from being awake to being asleep, it also gives mom and dad some time to relax and spend quality time together at the end of the day.
Get Your Body Baby Ready
The best way to give your baby the best start in life is to get your body baby ready, before trying to conceive. Not only will this increase your chances of getting pregnant, it will also set you up for a healthy pregnancy.
Teaching Your Children About Strangers
Children see strangers every day in stores, in the park, and in their neighbourhoods. Most of these strangers are nice, normal people, but a few may not be.
Debt Free Todlers
You’ve made it through pregnancy, the birth of your child and have adjusted to life as a parent, and all that goes with it. This includes the cost associated with the new member of the family.
Interesting Facts About Children
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Strap Your Baby
With the winter school holiday season here, the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) urges parents to invest in car seats for their children and to strap them in when on the road.
Vishal Premlall, director of MIWA, pointed out to parents that if you have a collision at 50kph with a baby on your lap, the child will be hurled through the windscreen with an impact similar to that of falling from a three-storey window or being hit by a 3.5 tonne elephant.
Alternatively the child will be crushed against the dashboard by the force of your body weight which is 30 times heavier at the moment of impact.
“The fact is that it is against the law not to strap your child in. According to the 22nd National Road Traffic Amendment published in May 2015, children under the age of three are required to be strapped into a car seat. Besides the threat of a fine, should a driver be caught with a child not buckled in, the reality of what can happen to a child in the event of an accident should motivate drivers to do the right thing,” he said.
Over and above that the majority of brain damage cases in children under the age of five are directly related to injuries sustained during car accidents.
Stats On Drivers Who Do Not Use Car Seats
- Usage of Car Seats
- Non Usage of Car Seats