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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Mtsho Mas says... No condoms he he he the comes a lekker Pussy Condom crisis? What condom crisis? ” 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 Hydration is vital all year round 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 Allergy alert » Life-threatening allergy attacks Are you allergic to wine? Allergy tests that work All you need to know about allergy The warm days of Spring are here again and as welcome as the warmth and sunshine might be, it also signifies the start of Spring allergy season. 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!