Bowwood Baby Clinic Blog

Our Miracle Baby

After three and a half years of trying to conceive and being told by doctors that our chances were very slim because of me having primary ovarian failure, you can just imagine our elation when we found out, very unexpectedly, that I was finally pregnant. After many consultations and periods of anticipation and then disappointment,… Read more »

Breastfeeding has an enormous influence on a child’s health. Never again will you be able to do so much for the health of your child as in the first few days and weeks of his or her life

Grandparents Answering Machine

“Good morning… at present we are not at home, but please leave your message after you hear the beep. Beeeeeepppppp… If you are one of our children, press 1 and then select the option from 1 to 5 in order of arrival so we know who it is. If you need us to stay with… Read more »

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain

Deworming your Family… and Why!!!

“Worms” are a subject that most parents would rather NOT think about… but the reality is that every South African child will benefit from a deworming program. Age: The first dose should be given at two years of age and every six months thereafter. Who else?: …yes, parents as well! Make sure your animals are… Read more »

When dealing with two toddlers I try to get them to understand the concept of sharing so instead of giving them two bowls of their favourite snacks I give them one and ask them very nicely to share the snacks and fruit out between themselves. They are really good at “one for you and one… Read more »

Choose a song to sing to your baby from the time it is born. Any song that you know the words to. Your baby doesn’t mind what the lyrics are about! Sing this song often and it will always help to settle your baby even as he grows into a toddler and a little boy…. Read more »

Coping with Crying

WESTERN CULTURES Pregnancy and birth are medical matters. Pregnancy and birth are managed by strangers. Mostly male doctors in charge. Women give birth in strange surroundings (hospitals). Mother is often not in control of her birthing process. She is alone most of the time after going home from the hospital. Emphasis on the baby’s independence…. Read more »

Dealing with toddlers isn’t always easy but they do not get enough credit for what they can understand and accomplish at this young age. I talk to my girls, 3 and a half and two year old, as if they are a little older with big words and complex sentences and instructions. They usually are… Read more »

A Special Appeal…

Many babies born in township “Maternity Outpatients Units” leave within hours of being born, often without a blanket or any items of clothing. The BOWWOOD BABY CLINIC would like to make up clothing packs whic will be given to the mums… If you are able to contribute any used items of clothing, please drop them… Read more »