Home > Parenting > Child > First year First year All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Baby » Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year Why you should massage your baby Massaging your baby is a wonderful way of making special time for him/her, and a good way to strengthen your bond. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » Autistic savant 'reads minds' How to massage a new baby Parents' manual for newborns Experts give new parents advice on how to avoid eight common mistakes, and provide them with tips to enjoy their new bundle of joy. Breastfeeding and work - how to make it work Most women do not receive adequate maternity protection and returning to work is often a barrier to breastfeeding. But, according to the law, this should not be the case as working moms in South Africa are entitled to breaks for breastfeeding. Infants with unusual vision may develop autism Researchers suggest that focusing on above-average perceptual skills in young children may help predict autism. Growing pains "Growing pains" generally affect children between the ages of four and nine. Weight loss after pregnancy Many mothers get frantic about losing their figures as pregnancy progresses. Don't panic - help is at hand. German measles German measles is one of the common rash diseases of childhood. Vaccination can prevent gastro in babies Two vaccines – Rotateq and Rotatrix – can prevent up to 87 percent of all rotavirus illnesses occurring during a baby's first year. Diarrhoea Diarrhoea is an abnormal increase in the frequency and liquidity of the stools. Kawasaki disease This acute systemic illness causes fever and inflammation of the blood vessels. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How will we feed 9 billion people? Try the Meat Free Movember Challenge Fit starts now with MRP Sport Get Race Ready with REHIDRAT® Live healthier Toilet matters » 45 toilets in the world Poop in weird places Toilet paper debate The funniest bathroom signs ever These signs have taken toilet humour to the next level. Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step!