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The Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Explained

February 6, 2020

This new Coronavirus has everyone in a panic. I have received so many messages from moms asking me how to prevent infection and what symtoms to lookout for. I hope this blog post will answer some of your questions. WHAT…

Are Essential Oils Safe For Children?

November 29, 2019

South Africa has joined the new oil boom and you can now readily find doTERRA and Young Living essential oils on our shores. With all the apparent “positive” effects these oils are having and especially since I am seeing so…

The Big Screen Time Debate: How Much…

October 23, 2019

The amount of screen time you should be allowing your little ones is a subject of much debate. It is also a subject that creates a lot of anxiety and shame for us mothers. When I was pregnant I vowed…

Tips To Reduce Springtime Allergies

September 30, 2019

Are you or your little ones suffering with itchy, watery eyes and excessive sneezing? As much as we love the warmer weather we don’t really love the symptoms that come with springtime allergies. Seasonal allergies include both hay fever and…

Common First Aid Myths

September 10, 2019

  I am often surprised by how some of my patients manage their injuries before they come to the emergency room. I think my own mother is also guilty of practising some really strange methods whilst I was growing up.…

How Safe Are Teething Gels?

August 5, 2019

Every baby is different but common symptoms associated with teething include, mild irritability, drooling, low-grade fever and loss of appetite. If your baby is inconsolable or has a high fever chances are this is not due to teething. Teething should…

Is It A Cold Or Is It…

June 5, 2019

Winter is here and so are coughs, colds and flu. Common colds and flu are both caused by viruses and share many of the same symptoms however colds are usually milder and do not cause any serious complications. More than…

Should Your Child Be Using Fluoride Toothpaste?

April 30, 2019

Untreated tooth decay in children is one of the most common conditions worldwide, which is why many toothpaste manufacturers have a wide range of toothpaste aimed at children, available in a variety of sweet flavours with cartoon characters all over…

How To Make The Medicine Go Down

March 27, 2019

It’s stressful when your kids are sick and even more stressful when they refuse to take their medicines. Not to mention the icky stickiness that is almost impossible to wash off your skin. In this blog I will share with…