Parenting can be challenging at the best of times and there's often conflicting information.
On top of that, raising children can be quite a handful. Each child is unique and it's often a balancing act to give him or her the best possible care. And as a parent you have to balance your own health with that of your child.
We looked at the 10 most popular parenting stories on Health24 to give you a comprehensive overview.
Menus for toddlers (1-3 years)
“What and how much should I feed my toddler?” is a question that is often asked. Dietitian Dr Ingrid van Heerden gives useful advice to parents.
The ‘bullies’ in our maternity wards
Imagine being in labour, vulnerable and scared, and being told by hospital staff to clean up your own blood. For years, reports of women being abused during labour at public health facilities have made headlines. Now, a kinder, gentler birth for many South Africa women may come from an unlikely place.
Five danger signs in pregnancy you should not miss
Pregnancy is a wonderful and happy time in any woman’s life. To ensure your pregnancy is without any problems, be on the lookout for any the following danger signs.
Moms vital in kids' health
Mothers play a vital role in the diet and health of their families. At no time is their role more important than during pregnancy and breastfeeding, DietDoc writes.
Is my child eating properly?
Toddlers are often very difficult to feed, and a varied diet may be difficult to attain. Take this quiz to see if you are doing what is best to optimise your toddler’s health.
Health check: is caffeine actually bad for kids?
A recent article stated that the concept that coffee stunts kids' growth is just a myth promoted by 19th-century manufacturers of a coffee substitute. So does this mean that the long-held "wisdom" that coffee is bad for children is a lie?
SA child with cerebral palsy to receive ground-breaking treatment
A three-year old South African boy with cerebral palsy is on his way to Duke University in the USA to receive a stem cell transfusion from his umbilical cord.
A new mom at 50
In developed countries, many women over the age of 35 are having babies – often for the first time. Delaying first pregnancies has almost become the norm, and in the past 4 decades, 46 states in the US have experienced a rise in the first-birth rate for women over 35, according to a CDC report. In the UK, between 2007 and 2012, the number of babies born to mothers over 50 doubled.
DIY Drug tests: some facts
There are few parents who aren’t worried about drugs and their children – and with good reason. Isn’t it time you investigated the range of DIY drug tests?
Is your child gifted?
Extraordinary children need extraordinary upbringings. We take a look at what makes a gifted child tick and find out the best options available to nurture an exceptional child.