Breast hygiene

You should wash your breasts with water and soap daily and make sure you dry...
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Breastfeeding and nutrition

Doctors and midwives agree that breastfeeding is the best form of nutrition for ...
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Circumcision

Boys are born with a hood of skin, called the foreskin, covering the head (also ...
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Clothing

Baby's clothing should be practical, easy to care for and comfortable....
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Cord care

After your baby is born, your midwife or doctor will cut and clamp your baby's...
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Cutting baby's nails

A newborn has little control over his flailing limbs and can easily end up...
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Depression

Post partum depression, commonly known as the 'baby blues' is a physical...
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Detergent

Just as you use particularly mild care products to protect your baby's skin,...
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Diet during breastfeeding

You need strength and stamina to meet the physical demands of caring for a new...
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Eczema

Eczema or atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that, although...
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Fever

A raised temperature is the body’s way of activating the immune system in...
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First aid kit

A First Aid Kit ensures you are prepared for potential illnesses and lesser...
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Formula

Powdered formulas are not commercially sterile, therefore preparation requires...
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Hip sonography

Generally performed when babies are 6-8 months old, hip sonography or...
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Holidays and travelling

To make sure you feel comfortable travelling with your baby it's a good idea to ...
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Illness

In the first months of live your baby will receive a sufficient supply of...
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Immunisation

Modern vaccines are effective and safe and at worst trigger harmless reactions...
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Medical examinations

In the first years of life, your baby will be examined at regular intervals by...
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Nappy care and changing

Change your baby's nappy whenever required, before, after or between meal times.
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Nursing and your breasts

Breast tissue is exposed to different hormone levels (oestrogen and...
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Nutritional phases in baby’s first year

Your baby's diet can be divided into three phases, each lasting from four to...
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Pain

When you mention you’re pregnant or it becomes obvious in the more advanced...
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Paternity tests

Paternity tests are required to determine if a man claiming to be the father of ...
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Playing and development

In the first few weeks of life, closeness and physical contact are extremely...
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Safe sleeping for babies

Nothing is more important to new parents than providing the best possible care...
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Sleep

Couples experience a lot of changes in their lives during pregnancy, ranging...
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Sun protection

Exposure to sunlight is especially harmful to babies, as their skin lacks...
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Teething

The age when teething begins varies with each child. Some have their first...
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UIF

Mediclinic Baby has partnered with Sweet Dreamz, a national maternity UIF...
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Washing, bathing and skincare

Your baby's skin is very sensitive and can be easily irritated. Baby skin...
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