Home > Are you Parent of the Year? Take our survey > Child > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy 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. 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 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. 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. Just how heavy is your child's school bag? How heavy is your child's school bag? Experts say it shouldn't be more than 10% of their body weight. Any more and they are being set up for spinal problems later in life. Here's what to do. “ Latest comment on Health24 Thabelo Shoeshoe Moshoeshoe says... Its my 3rd year ,I'm so proud of me The health benefits of donating blood ” 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. 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!