Week 31

Pregnancy

You are in the home stretch, and may be experiencing that pesky side effect from the first trimester of needing to go to the toilet all the time.

Week 32

Pregnancy

With only two months to go, your body will be preparing for birth and you may be experiencing pains in your back, hips or groin.

Week 33

Pregnancy

You may have noticed a change in your baby’s positioning as he moves into the head down position ready for birth. Most babies will make this turn by week 36, although some don’t turn until a few days ...

Week 34

Pregnancy

With just over a month left, you are so close to meeting your little one, even though it may seem that these last few weeks are dragging on for an eternity.

Week 35

Pregnancy

Slowly but surely the weeks are counting down.

Week 36

Pregnancy

If she hasn’t already, your baby will drop into your pelvis and engage any time from now until the birth. You might find it easier to breathe when she does, as your lungs will be less crowded.

Week 37

Pregnancy

Labour is a marathon, (you can consume approximately 500 calories in one hour!) so now is a good time to start resting up, and incorporating more carbohydrates into your meals.

Week 38

Pregnancy

Have you been frantically cleaning the house this week? Often women get seized by a nesting instinct towards the end of their pregnancy and find themselves ironing sheets, clearing out cupboards or ev ...

Week 39

Pregnancy

The process of waiting can be agony, and it may feel like your body is doing nothing, but in fact there is still a lot going on.

Week 40

Pregnancy

This last week is probably passing by incredibly slowly, but know that you are almost there!

Sleeping baby

Baby

Baby

We actually had quite a relaxing Christmas holiday! I don’t use exclamation marks lightly. This one one indicates my surprise. Quite relaxing!

Doctor holding stethoscope against baby's chest

Newborn Basics

Baby

Shortly after your baby emerges into the world for the first time he will undergo a flurry of tests to make sure everything is okay. You may still be feeling a bit stunned at the time so here’s what y ...

Unhappy campers

Baby

Everyone wants their child to be a happy little camper, here's how to help your baby with potential problems that can cause them discomfort.

Baby on change table

How to change a nappy

Baby

When you are starting out as a parent, the thought of changing a nappy can be quite daunting, so let us make the nappy changing process an easy one for you! After all, this is the time when you are fa ...

Setting up your nappy area

Baby

The first nappy change is always a little daunting but having a well-organised nappy area will help make the process run as smoothly as possible for you and your baby. You’ll be a pro in no time!

Baby in front pack carrier

10 mums reveal their best buys

Baby

What do mums want for their babies the second time around, once they’ve learned from their first? We asked 10 mums what they knew they had to have with baby number two.

Bathing your newborn

Baby

This can be a lovely, relaxing ritual for a baby and special bonding time for you both, though it might feel a bit scary the first time around!

Newborn baby in hospital crib

Baby's first tests

Baby

Shortly after your baby emerges into the world for the first time he will undergo a flurry of tests to make sure everything is okay. You may still be feeling a bit stunned at the time so here’s what y ...

Mum holding newborn baby

The importance of routine

Baby

Baby whisperer Sharlene Poole explains how having some structure to your day can help both mother and baby feel good.

Mum wearing baby

Babywearing

Baby

There are many benefits to wearing your baby, not just when they are a newborn but right throughout the first year and further. Here are some tips to consider when choosing a carrier.

Baby laughing

Understanding your baby

Baby

Babies’ personalities play a huge part in how they interact and, crucially, how well they settle. Baby whisperer Sharlene Poole explains how to identify what sort of baby you have.

flat lay of baby basics

Newborn checklist

Baby

Getting ready for the arrival of your baby is one of the most enjoyable things about pregnancy. Here is a handy checklist of basic essentials you’ll need to have ready before the birth, as well as som ...

close up of mum kissing baby in bath

Sensory Pleasures

Baby

Bath time is a lovely, splashy affair for little ones and a comforting signal to parents that bedtime is not too far away, and now research shows just how beneficial it can be for everyone.

Mother breastfeeding baby

Feeding

Baby

Breastfeeding is often one of the first challenges after giving birth and many mums worry about having enough breast milk to satisfy their growing baby. Lactation consultant Trish Warder explains how ...

Breastfeeding

Feeding frenzy

Baby

It’s the most natural thing in the world, right? Well, breastfeeding can still throw some curve balls. We looks at some of the most common problems and what to do, with tips from the experts.

How I feed my baby

Baby

There are many ways in which mums nourish their newborns, including breastfeeding, formula feeding, expressing or all of the above. We talk to different mums about what worked for them.

Mother breastfeeding newborn baby

Supply & demand

Baby

Breastfeeding is often one of the first challenges after giving birth and many mums worry about having enough breast milk to satisfy their growing baby. Lactation consultant Trish Warder explains how ...

Superfoods for baby

Baby

It's never too soon to start slipping ‘superfoods’ into your child's diet. Packing a super punch of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants they’ll help give your baby a great start.

close up of baby breastfeeding

The facts about breastmilk

Baby

There is a lot of conflicting advice about what you can and can’t do while breastfeeding. We went to the experts to find out the facts.

close up of homemade baby food

Time to eat

Baby

Starting your baby on solids is an exciting new phase, but knowing exactly when and how to go about it can be confusing. Dietitian Robyn Coetzee shares some tricks of the trade.