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Fertility Problems: Can Folic Acid Help?

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Fertility Problems: Can Folic Acid Help?

Folic acid (Vitamin B9)’s main role is in helping the body to produce and maintain new cells, which explains why it plays such a big role during pregnancy. Without folic acid, our bodies cannot produce DNA or red blood cells, causing disturbance in all our daily functions. What is not as commonly known, though, is…

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6 Ways of Hiding Veggies in Your Child’s Meal

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6 Ways of Hiding Veggies in Your Child’s Meal

Although promoting a healthy diet from a young age and encouraging your child to eat a variety of fruit and vegetables is important, the reality is your picky eater will refuse to try out new textures, colors, or flavors that they’re not used to. That doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your child’s nutrition…

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Do You Force-Feed Your Child?

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Do You Force-Feed Your Child?

As a parent, one of the most frustrating things you have to deal with is a fussy eater child. To combat this, you might find yourself piling excess food onto your child’s plate in the hopes that they will get the nutrition they need. There are many ways, some subtler than others, in which you…

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Infant Meal Plan: 12-18 Months

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Infant Meal Plan: 12-18 Months

By the time your baby reaches one year, they should ideally be eating 5 different fruits and vegetables per day. It’s not too early for them to be “eating the rainbow” as we tell older children to do. Help your child develop a taste for fresh, unprocessed food by encouraging them to try as many…

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Rahet Bally’s Top Toddler Picks

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Rahet Bally's Top Toddler Picks

It’s amazing to watch our children grow, learn and change from babies into lively toddlers right before our eyes. That being said, these changes also bring us face to face with issues we never imagined would be issues. Luckily, we’re here to share some great options we’ve found for easing your daily struggles and bringing…

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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Breastfeeding

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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Breastfeeding

We often read about how breastfeeding is effortless, biological, beautiful; a loving source of nourishment and comfort. While all that’s true, the reality is that for most women breastfeeding takes a lot of patience, observation and work! Yes, it gives your child the very best start in life, but it is not as easy as it…

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Child Sex Education: Will Talking About It Make It Worse?

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Child Sex Education: Will Talking About It Make It Worse?

Sexuality education is not a very active developmental aspect in our children’s lives. In fact, the country tends to ignore or push it aside completely, making it seem more awkward and complicated than it actually is. What do you get when there is no proper information or education? You get people learning from incorrect sexual…

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Children: Cut Sugar or Calories for Better Health?

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Children: Cut Sugar or Calories for Better Health?

Childhood obesity is a global problem that is hard to brush off. With 1 in 3 children being overweight or obese, there is an urgent need to find practical solutions to keep our children within a healthy weight range. A more traditional approach to weight loss involves cutting down on calories, but recent research is…

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Crisp Eats: NRepublic

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Crisp Eats: NRepublic

For anyone who wants to eat healthy but just doesn’t have the time to cook, this one is for you. NRepublic is a growing local brand that delivers high quality, nutritious food right to your doorstep to nourish you and your family. Find out more about the brand in our interview with the founders Tarek…

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#AskTheExperts: Head Lice

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#AskTheExperts: Head Lice

Every parent panics, feels lost and helpless and doesn’t know where to start or where to go with their first lice experience. Whether we like to admit it or not, lice outbreaks happen almost every single year at nurseries and schools. A few will get infested with it then spread it to a few others…

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Children: Preventing Childhood Obesity

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Children: Preventing Childhood Obesity

The fact that 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese is worrying and means that as parents we need to pay particular attention to what we are feeding our children. Food and nutrition can be a tricky subject, because you want to make sure you are feeding and nourishing your child enough without overfeeding…

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Kids: Five Easy Breakfast Recipes

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Kids: Five Easy Breakfast Recipes

We would all love to give our kids a nourishing breakfast everyday with hours of thought and effort gone into it, but we know what it’s like to be a busy mum. Preparing breakfast for the kids is just one task of many you need to complete before rushing out the door. We have some…

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