Home > Are you Parent of the Year? Take our survey > Child > First year First year All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy 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. TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » How to stimulate your baby Baby born as truck kills mother 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. 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. Tetanus Tetanus is a disease caused by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. “ Latest comment on Health24 Mary Rose Randal says... Omw. Evander hospital a Dr said no ceaser the nurse then decided to operate. Mom and baby died. Best part they tried to take the bodies to witbank only to be told sorry they died... Horrifying treatment in maternity wards ” 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Migraines – more than just a headache Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Live healthier » Novel health supplement now available in SA stores Omega Caro-E, a locally developed and patented fish oil supplement is now available in South Africa. » Reduce bladder leakages by clenching Stirling Gravitas, gold medallist at life, explains how to beat those bladder leakages!