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  • 7 ways to get Timmy to take his vitamin
    February 15, 2021 Elbi Dippenaar

    7 ways to get Timmy to take his vitamin

    Supplements can be bitter, a hard pill to swallow. The benefits of supplements may still be worth it to your child. Here are our top tips in making this easy breezy, vitamin C-zee.

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  • Understanding learning difficulties in children
    January 19, 2021 Elbi Dippenaar

    Understanding learning difficulties in children

    Inspiring children to learn and finding creative ways to teach them is a challenge on its own; doing so with a child with a learning disability is much harder. It takes patience and perseverance. Local educational psychologist, Rita McFadden shared...

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  • Deworming is not just for pets, it’s for us too!
    January 15, 2021 Elbi Dippenaar

    Deworming is not just for pets, it’s for us too!

    In Spring-time, the kids collected silkworms. They learned the importance of eco-systems and that not all caterpillars turn into the most beautiful butterflies. Love them or hate them, unfortunately, not all worms are welcome. According to the World Health Organisation,...

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  • Rate the rash: Baby edition
    December 22, 2020 Elbi Dippenaar

    Rate the rash: Baby edition

    Due to the current global pandemic’s apparent rare symptom of a rash, many mothers are worried that their little one’s skin irritation may be something serious. Mopani Pharmacy’s Homegrown Babies Sisters shared their expertise on the different sorts of rashes...

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  • How to clean a wound
    November 23, 2020 Elbi Dippenaar

    How to clean a wound

    During the course of the next few weeks, you may need to dress some wounds. Kids are going to chase each other up stairs or around the yard. Moms will step on toys with sharp ends. Dad’s might burn themselves...

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  • Former Mrs Mpumalanga shares her top maternity intel
    October 30, 2020 Elbi Dippenaar

    Former Mrs Mpumalanga shares her top maternity intel

    Photo: Richard, Bianca, Charmonique and Levi Rennison Bianca Rennison, Mrs Mpumalanga 2017, welcomed baby Levi this year. This experienced mommy of two, shares her top tips of maternity essentials. Which items did you use most during your pregnancy? “Gaviscon tablets...

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