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 » How to massage a new baby How to stimulate your 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 Dehydration at a glance What could happen in the next 37 seconds? Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 World Thrombosis Day 2015 Live healthier Make a change and get moving! » The dangers of blood clots Fit people live longer Exercise is key to health in old age How you can get moving Fee like a useless lump of laziness just laying on the couch? Fear not, there's hope for you! Here's how you can get active. 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!