Parenting

By IndepthAfrica
In Lifestyle
May 9th, 2012
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“Will it hurt the baby?” Every pregnant woman asks this question at least once during their 40-week journey. Pregnancy is a time when women become especially aware of their health and lifestyle, eating habits, physical activity, and other aspects of their lives. That hyper-awareness can r...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2012
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Electronic tablets like the iPad are a revolutionary educational tool and are becoming part of childhood, but should be watched carefully so that overuse doesn’t lead to learning or behavioural problems, experts say. “It’s a topic that really emerged in the last two years. You can&#...
By IndepthAfrica
In Lifestyle
Dec 10th, 2011
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Mothers-to-be who are highly stressed during the second and third month of pregnancy are more at risk of giving birth prematurely and losing boy babies, say researchers. A new study shows exposure to stress can shorten the length of pregnancy, making it more likely that babies will be born early and ...
By benim
In Lifestyle
Aug 21st, 2011
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Apparently this 10-year-old is the next big thing on the fashion scene. Would you be okay with your child posing like this? Thylane Loubry Blondeau is making waves in the fashion industry and has garnered numerous campaigns – everything from the cover of Vogue Enfants to haute couture shoots. But tho...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Aug 4th, 2011
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As soon as a baby is born, there are three crucial pieces of information that family and friends demand to know — the sex, name … and weight. Which is why, when baby Hayden Church arrived six weeks ago, his delivery drew gasps — not to mention a few winces — from everyone with whom […]...
By benim
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Aug 4th, 2011
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Mothers and fathers across the country should follow a ‘five-a-day’ pledge to become better parents, according to a think-tank. They must be taught how to improve their parenting skills, with the poorest families given extra child benefit if they agree to enrol in special classes. Critics have brande...
By benim
In Children & Youth
May 6th, 2011
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Babies who are bottle-fed until the age of two are more likely to be obese when they start school, a US study suggests. Researchers found that children who were still regular bottle users at 24 months were 30% more likely to be obese aged five-and-a-half. They analysed data from nearly 7,000 children...
By benim
In Children & Youth
May 5th, 2011
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More than half of parents do not think sex education should be taught to children at school, according to a new survey. Many think it is inappropriate to teach children about sex, whilst others think it should be a parents’ choice to inform their own child, according to a poll by baby product w...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Apr 1st, 2011
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Liknesh was in labour for five days before her baby was delivered stillborn in Ethiopia. “The child came out of my womb dead. I didn’t have the assistance of a birth attendant – only my family helped me,” she said. Ninety-four percent of women in the Horn of Africa country giv...
By benim
In Lifestyle
Mar 25th, 2011
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Pregnant women with BMI of 35 or more twice as likely to lose child Mothers from ethnic minorities more likely to have stillbirths or neonatal death A link has been found between Body Mass Index and stillbirths and neonatal mortality rates Numbers of deaths in newborn babies where the mother is obese...