Home > Parenting > Child > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Baby » Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year Alcohol the most dangerous drug for kids Parents spend a lot of time worrying about substance abuse, but a new report highlights the fact that the most commonly abused and dangerous drug for children is alcohol. 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 How to ease your child's transition to first grade Parents who remain positive and get involved in their child's school life help their kid to a smooth transition into their first grade, an expert suggests. Exercise could improve multiple sclerosis in kids Exercise may help children with multiple sclerosis, a study suggests, but more research needs to be done. Drinking at conception ups baby's diabetes risk A University of Queensland study has found that alcohol consumption before and during pregnancy affects the long-term health of offspring. Girl suffers burns at crèche after dipping both hands in hot water An open fire and hot water spelled disaster for a three-year-old toddler, who sustained burn wounds at a day-care centre in Limpopo. 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. Mom finds 'live worms' in Nestlé baby cereal A mother has expressed shock after finding what she thought were maggots in Nestlé's Cerelac cereal. Nestlé sets the record straight, and an expert has advice about insect infestation in your kitchen. “ Latest comment on Health24 Sylvia Thomas says... Are we not perhaps running out of self control &morality? Condom crisis: SA is not running out of condoms ” North West crèche gets criminals as neighbours An abandoned building in the North West once used as a posh guesthouse for politicians has become a hideout for criminals who are making the lives of toddlers at a next-door crèche a nightmare. Protect your child from winter sun When the temperatures start to drop, it’s easy to forget that the winter sun is just as dangerous and harmful to skin. Here's how to protect your child during the next few months. Health checks crucial for school-aged kids Your child’s first few weeks at school are not just about books, pens, bags, uniforms – it’s also a time when you should pay close attention to their health. 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 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!