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 Infographic: our baby's instinctive reflexes These are the 5 most recognisable reflexes your baby should show to stimuli. 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 Infographic: Playing with your baby Playing with your baby provides great opportunities for your little one's muscle strength and communication ability. Infographic: How to bath a new baby This infographic has all the tips you need on bathing your new born. Surprises help babies learn Unpredictable situations seem to make infants more interested in exploring and learning, a new study says. Your baby's reflexes This article lists the reflexes which are present in infants. 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. 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Advertorial Understanding thrombosis The power of smell and touch Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Advertorial: Understanding the dangers of blood clots Live healthier Up for grabs! » To vape or not to vape? Twisp's new range of e-cigs Discover your Twisp Win one of the 3 new devices from Twisp! Now you can stand a chance of winning one of the 3 new devices, as well as flavours and accessories worth R2000 each! Love your heart » SA dying of heart disease Natural trans fats good for heart Heart probs and sex life How old is your heart? Take this test What's your heart age? Use the calculator to see the real age of your heart. Post your results in the comments!