Home > Parenting > Child > How to care for your baby How to care for your baby All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Baby » Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year Surprises help babies learn Unpredictable situations seem to make infants more interested in exploring and learning, a new study says. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How to massage a new baby How to stimulate your baby The magic of kangaroo care For many premature babies, life begins in the dark, sterile environment of a hospital incubator, with little or no contact with their mother or father for weeks. Your baby's reflexes This article lists the reflexes which are present in infants. US mom says her baby born without a nose is 'perfect the way he is' US mom from Alabama, whose baby was born with a rare condition known as complete congenital arhinia that in his case means he was born without a nose, has said that he is just 'perfect the way he is'. The health benefits of breastfeeding Breastfeeding has many great health benefits for both baby and mother. Here's why most moms should try to breastfeed for at least six months or longer. What makes a mom breastfeed? The health benefits of breastfeeding are well-known and yet there are many other factors that influence a mother's decision on whether to breastfeed or not. “ Latest comment on Health24 Xolani Zungu says... I agree with you Colleen this is really misleading, the subject of alcoholism is a serious one that needs to be treated with outermost respect. Born drunk: Cape teen defies the evils of alcoholism ” When a baby is unusually quiet There are many reasons why a baby could be crying. But what does it mean if your baby is unusually quiet, and when should you worry? Baby's teething toys may contain endocrine disruptors In lab tests on plastic teething toys, researchers found chemicals known as endocrine disruptors – believed to interfere with the production of the reproductive hormones oestrogen and androgen. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready Live healthier Your health » How well do you know the body? Your healthy liver lifestyle Are you healthy? Tell us about your health and you could win R5000. Up for grabs » Tell us about your health Stay warm when the lights go out Win R1000 in cash! Win an energy-saving Spindel Enter our competition and stand a chance of winning an energy saving Spindel valued at R2200!