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Baby City is proud to announce the addition of Sister Lilian to our group of Baby Experts, bringing you the best in advice and tips to equip you to be the best parent that you can be!

Baby-led weaning – The only sensible way to go

You must let Baby take the lead in when she is ready for solid foods – it is her tummy, after all, says Sister Lilian! Introducing foods too early can put unnecessary strain on an infant’s immature digestive system. That’s why the World Health Organization, recognising that breast milk is the perfect first food for […]

The art of breast milk expression

By Sister Lilian for Baby City Manual expression of breast milk in the early days of life has been shown to be as, if not more, effective than using a a pump, and less inclined to hurt sensitive breast tissue. And yet, many women end up needing to store breast milk on a regular basis […]

Breastfeeding Basics

There’s no denying that breastfeeding is vitally important and has incredible benefits impacting the rest of Baby’s life – are you feeling the pressure? Please don’t, asks Sister Lilian! Breastfeeding also happens to be one of the most natural things in the world and both you and Baby instinctively know how to do it. Usually […]

Potty training the Sister Lilian way

Written for Baby City by Sister Lilian Hindsight is wonderful! If you could see into the future, you would see some of the things that hindsight will one day show you, making you wish you hadn’t sweated the small stuff. Potty training, for one, would not loom as this huge parental concern! Have you ever […]

Nuby Pacifier Story

Nuby Natural Flex Cherry Pacifier • The Nuby Natural Flex Cherry Pacifier has a classic cherry silicone baglet and the advanced hygienic air system reduces skin irritation • The Pacifiers oscillating movement mimics the natural flexing of the breast • All Silicone Pacifier • BPA Free   Nuby Citroganix Paci-wipes • Nûby™ Pacifier & Teether […]

Are you a dummy if you give Baby a dummy

By Sister Lilian for Baby City 2017 The most important thing one needs to understand the difference between ‘sucking’ and ‘suckling’ – the former is what happens when using a bottle or dummy teat, while suckling is the reflexive bio-emotional survival activity that takes place at a mother’s breast. If suckling is encouraged from the […]

The benefits of natural birth

By Sister Lilian for Baby City © 2016 Just about every woman says she wishes for a natural birth, even though many doubt that they will be able to have one. First, one needs to differentiate between normal and natural – because for most women, this is believed to be one and the same thing, […]

Separation anxiety in toddlers

By Sister Lilian for Baby City 2016 Not only babies, but toddlers and young children occasionally go through phases of separation anxiety – this is quite normal. It can occur at any stage depending on your little one’s temperament and circumstances. Around one year of age, when tots are making great strides toward independence, they […]

Winter health in little ones

By Sister Lilian 2016 © Winter is when coughs and colds rear their heads, throats burn, noses run and ears ache! This does not always signal a health crisis. In the early years of life, children are the most prone to airway and related infections.

Sister Lilian’s Seven Successful Sleep Strategies

© Sister Lilian 2015 One of the most important questions a parent needs to ask when worried or upset about any change to a baby or child’s routine, is “what changed when the problem started”, because that often helps one know the cause and also find the cure, or at least how to improve matters.

Pain relief options in labour

Birth anxiety is mostly about pain and how to deal with it, possible complications and often too about the effects of birth on one’s body. Questions about options generally have to with these factors too, although some women simply want to be informed and proactive in making a choice. It is always very sad for […]

Birth Options

No matter what current trends are one of the most frequently asked questions couples have is about the options available to them for birth and which will be best. It will depend on one’s pregnancy, how labour unfolds, the health of both mom and baby and then a little on where one lives and what […]

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Wondering what to expect and when?

Many find it easy to work out how the weeks, months and trimesters relate to each other. Click a week, a month or trimester below to see what your little one will be doing in your 'bump' at that stage.

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