Big brother helps with skin to skin contact

2016-05-20 14:24

Skin-to-skin contact isn't a new concept, but it remains an important practice for newborn babies. This little boy helping his dad and siblings is beyond adorable.

Mom who sold baby on Gumtree avoids jail time

2016-05-05 12:30

A 20-year-old woman sat unmoving, a headscarf concealing her face, as she was sentenced to three years of correctional ­supervision plus a five-year suspended ­sentence for selling her baby in a police trap last year.

Parents ecstatic over leap year baby

2016-03-02 11:59

Leap year day on Monday saw proud parents at Pietermaritzburg’s Mediclinic Hospital ­welcome a tiny baby girl, one of a couple of babies born in the city that day.

Watch: Baby goes bananas

2016-02-23 10:00

This video proves that laughing at something as silly as a banana can bring so much joy.

"Surprise, you're having triplets!"

2016-02-12 13:17

The Corden family wanted a second child, and - oh boy (and girl, and another girl), was their wish granted!

What moms need to know about thyroid disease

2015-12-04 13:45

Hypothyroidism is a condition that can affect newborn babies severely if left undetected.

Baby selling: mom’s plea postponed

2015-11-24 10:45

Expectations that the woman charged with selling her child on Gumtree would enter a plea at the regional court yesterday failed to materialise.

The importance of preterm nurses

2015-11-16 16:10

Celebrate the important work of maternity nurses with pre-term babies by sharing the story of one midwife and re-uniting her with the “grown-up” children she helped to care for when they were preemies.

Mother in shock as newborn baby given vaccine meant for one-year-old

2015-11-11 11:38

A Pietermaritzburg mother was shocked to discover that her newborn baby had received a vaccination dose meant for a one-year-old.

Mother who allegedly tried to sell baby to stay in custody

2015-10-17 08:59

The woman allegedly caught red-handed trying to sell her 19-month-old baby has been remanded in custody.


Dad streams birth live on Facebook

2016-05-17 14:29

Is live streaming your baby's birth going one step too far?

Mom leaves baby in hot car for strip club audition

2016-04-17 12:58

A US woman is facing charges after she left her infant in a hot car outside a strip club where she was auditioning.

What you need for a nursery

2016-02-23 14:06

Your little one will probably spend more time in the nursery than in any other room, so it needs to be comfortable and also safe.

8 weird things new parents worry about

2016-02-22 11:05

Crazy and unnecessary things that new parents stress about.

Breastfeeding benefits... for you!

2016-02-08 12:59

Yes, yes I know. It's good for my baby. But is there something in it for me too?

‘Debt made me sell baby’

2015-12-01 11:32

Wiping away tears that streamed down her cheeks, a pretty 20-year-old woman said yesterday that a R24 000 debt was behind her decision to advertise her ­19-month-old son for R5 000 on the ­Internet.

Breastmilk is alive!

2015-11-18 16:11

Mother puts her breastmilk under a microscope.

New HIV test for babies can save lives

2015-11-12 20:25

A new, highly accurate HIV test developed in South Africa will help to identify infected babies immediately after birth.

New baby? 5 ways to avoid debt

2015-10-22 12:03

There's no need to max out your credit card when baby arrives. Just follow these steps for a financially healthy future for your family.

Five things I wish I’d known as a new mom

2015-10-09 14:11

Having been a parent for 16 years, Janine Dunlop has some great advice for new moms.

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