Your Baby Magazine - January/February 2020
Your Baby Magazine - January/February 2020
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In this issue
9 Things you should never say to your child. Movement milestones of the first year. Vegetable purée recipes for babies.
Who's The Best Mother Of Them All?
We all want the best for our kids. It’s easier when we have the support of women trying to do the same. So, why do we compete against each other all the time? Lori Cohen investigates
Where Is Dad?
More and more children in South Africa are being raised by single moms, leaving them with the burden of having to answer the many endless questions from their children about their absent fathers, writes Kate Sidley
When Chubby Isn't Cute
Those round cheeks in babies and toddlers are very cute, but with the childhood obesity epidemic on the rise, paying attention to those few extra kilograms is more important than ever, advises registered dietician Lindsay Archibald-Durham
What's The Buzz On Baby Groups?
A regular gathering for the littlies can have great benefits for your baby – and for you. Kerryn Massyn finds out why and what kinds of classes are out there
Self-Care For Mama
Taking regular bits of time off for ourselves should be one of our top new year’s resolutions for 2020. Here are some super ideas to take care of ourselves…
There have been many shifts in the traditions of what it means to be a godparent. Make sure you and the chosen godparents see eye to eye on the role, writes Genevieve Swart
Mommy Wine Time?
The wine-mom culture has become a symbol for the modern mother’s idea of selfcare. However, it has since been reduced to puns about pinot noir and knowing when to pump-and-dump, making it more destructive than one can think, writes Samantha Herbst
Get A Head Start On School
A new school year is exciting, but it can also be daunting to get back into the swing of things. Here’s how to tweak your routine, so you’re both ready and prepped, writes Lori Cohen
Generation Next - Tech-Savvy Geniuses Or Illiterate Dumb-Dumbs?
Our children are being born at the peak of an unprecedented technological revolution. Samantha Herbst explores how growing up in a digital world may help or hinder our children’s future
Don't Be Rash
While nappy rash is a common complaint, it’s important to know exactly what you’re dealing with in order to know how to treat it, writes Tori Hoffmann
Toys For Boys, Goodies For Girls?
Is it time we moved away from conventional thinking of Barbie for girls and trucks for boys? Are we not perhaps harming our children by sticking to gender stereotypes? Should we care that everything is colour-coded for the different sexes? Julia Boltt investigates
The Golden Years
Grandparents make great babysitters – and they come with many more benefits.
We’re throwing our children OTT parties – the bigger, the better – and showering them with expensive gifts. Bianca Wright investigates our need to keep up with the Khumalos through our kids
Why, Mommy? Why? Why? But Why?
… because they want to connect with you, that’s why! Camilla Rankin explains why your toddler asks you so many questions – and how best to deal with them
Single Parenthood Your Legal ABCs
Know your rights as a parent and make single parenting a lot less stressful
Yes, it is a thing. But that doesn’t mean you have to let this kind of mental collapse get the better of you. Kerryn Massyn gets help from the experts
Here Comes The Sun
Baby, it’s hot outside! But before you rush out to enjoy some rays with the light of your life, run through our summer safety checklist. Remember, your little one doesn’t respond to high temperatures and blasting UV rays quite like you do, writes Kerryn Massyn
Things Your Doctor Wishes You Knew (Or Would Ask)
“My doctor says my baby has X condition. What is it and will he be okay?” If you’re asking your friends or Dr Google this after a doctor’s visit, you’re doing it wrong. Here are more doctors’ quibbles, straight from the horse’s mouth.
Teach Your Tot To Dress Herself
There comes in a time in every toddler’s life when she needs to learn to dress herself. It can be overwhelming – for you and for her – but follow these sure-fire tips and she’ll be “I do it myself-ing” in no time.
Working Moms... It's Time To Ditch The Guilt!
Guilt – the ubiquitous mommy accessory. And no mother experiences it more than those who work outside the home. But guilt does little other than increase your stress and keep you awake at night. Here’s why, and how, to overcome it.
Your Baby Magazine Description:
Your Baby’s mission is to empower and support parents of babies and toddlers to make informed parenting choices and be confident, positive parents. The magazine does this by providing essential content that is relevant to the life stage of both baby and parent, focusing on topics such as basic care, health, nutrition and development. It also understands and focuses on the new mother and provides accurate and relevant information about her body, her mind and her changing family life. The information is essential and relevant, truly reflecting the reality of motherhood.
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