Author Archives: welcomelittlestranger

Feeding Baby by Instinct

We all feed our babies using instinct. The most natural thing is to feed our own preferences, or foods that we were fed when we were young. If we refer more to common sense and avoid those foods to which … Continue reading

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Colic

Colic is difficult to define initially. It usually presents with uncontrollable crying which could be related or unrelated to feeds. Most people say their baby has colic when he/she has indigestion or trapped wind. Before the diagnosis is made one must … Continue reading

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Rooibos Tea

I am aware that this herbal tea may not be available everywhere because it is locally produced and distributed, but it has been exported & where there are South Africans there will usually be Rooibos tea. I have never worked … Continue reading

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Single Parenting

They were not prepared for us 40 years ago, and dare I say they are still not prepared for us. Throughout the world there are many thousands of single parents rearing their offspring by themselves. The community as a whole … Continue reading

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Nappy Rashes

No matter how careful, many a baby has red buttocks at some time or other. If you have ever been a parent you will feel guilty, and attribute the red buttocks to something you did or didn’t do. There are several … Continue reading

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Breast Feeding Problems?

So often I have encountered mothers who despair at symptoms which are presented when they are breast feeding: The baby pulls away from the breast soon after latching. The baby gulps and in so doing swallows excessive air. Baby seems to … Continue reading

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Special Parents of Special Childen

The group of ladies sat in the lounge having tea and cup cakes. Various subjects had been discussed and then the ladies started complaining about how dirty their children and toddlers get and the problems of getting the stains out … Continue reading

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