Home > Parenting > Child > How to care for your baby How to care for your baby All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Don’t wash your newborn yet... After nine months, your bundle of joy has arrived and is now ready for your love and affection. Just before cuddle time though, the nurse is ready for a little wash and dry. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Watch: Could you raise a 'no-nappy' baby? It's certainly possible, but it involves some 'misses', so daycare workers and babysitters may not want to try it. Respiratory syncytial virus can put babies in hospital Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children under age one. Dad's attention may boost baby's IQ Infants with 'hands-on' fathers did better at thinking skills tests at age two than their counterparts. Acupuncture might help your colicky baby No specific treatment or medicine is available for colic, but Swedish researchers are investigating the efficacy of acupuncture. What is causing my baby's colic and what can I do? Working out what is causing the crying in babies with colic and how to make a difference is not easy. Multiple factors are likely at play. Many babies still put to sleep in unsafe positions Each year many infants die suddenly, from no obvious cause. A majority of those deaths are labelled as SIDS, a phenomenon that researchers still don't completely understand. Can supplements ward off the 'baby blues'? Feelings of sadness after birth can negatively affect the lives of new moms, but researchers found that certain nutrients may offset the chemical changes that lead to this condition. The longer in the womb the better for babies' brains A comparison revealed that, compared to 'full term' babies, premature infants had lower volumes in the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem and intracranial cavity. Takalani Sesame: new project to combat child mortality An educational app named 'Healthy Play' was launched this week as part of a strategic campaign to tackle the high numbers of small children who die in South Africa every year. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Contraceptives and you » Scientists create new contraceptive from seaweed Poor long-term birth control training leads to 'accidents' 7 birth control myths you should stop believing Will the Pill make you gain weight? Can you fall pregnant while breastfeeding? We bust seven common myths about birth control. Your digestive health » Causes of digestive disorders 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system Your tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder With the assistance of an 'acoustic belt', doctors can now determine the cause of your tummy troubles.