Pillows and Blankets – When are they safe to introduce?

By Jolandi Becker MD and Owner of Good Night When our children are babies it is clear what the guidelines indicate when it comes to safe sleeping.  The cot area should be clear (NO blanket, NO pillow, NO cot bumper), the mattress should be firm and breathable, and you should always put your baby down […]

Why are your baby’s wellness check-ups important?

By Dr Chantelle van der Bijl – BloemMomDoc Having a baby is a huge responsibility, and one of those responsibilities is taking your child for their wellness visits. Your baby is thriving; they’re gaining weight, smiling, and happy.  Why should you waste your money on going for wellness check-ups with your baby or toddler? Just […]

Naps Take Longer

By Tammy Buitendach – Good Night Consultant As parents embark on their journey with us, they are delighted when, improvement in their baby’s  night time sleep happens relatively quickly. They kiss their baby goodnight, lay them in their cot and since they have become so accustomed to spending ages helping their baby fall asleep, it […]

How to Improve your Child’s immune system

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By Dr Maretha Combrink With the COVID-19 pandemic it is especially important to understand that no supplement, diet, or other lifestyle modification other than physical distancing and proper hygiene practices can protect you from COVID-19.  Currently, no research supports the use of any supplement to protect against COVID-19 specifically. Most products that claim to boost […]

Why so dark?

By Marilize Coetzee – Good Night Sleep Consultant Lights out is a well-known phrase over many years, indicating it is bedtime, however there is more to it than that.  Exposure to light is one of the most important factors when it comes to sleep.  Most people know it is easier to sleep when it is […]

Creating Sustainable Sleep Associations for your little one

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By Jolandi Becker – MD of Good Night Often new moms are told to introduce an item that can serve as a positive sleep association or security item for their babies.  Even as sleep consultants we advise this – have you ever considered why?  I hope this blog will help you understand and also help […]

Tips to make this Ramadan easier for you and your baby

By Sarah Bibi Patel – Good Night Consultant The month of Ramadan has arrived, and whilst it is a beautiful month that is eagerly anticipated by Muslims across the world, it can prove to be a challenging time for mums with younger children. Ramadan is the month of fasting in the Islamic faith. It represents […]

Separation anxiety in babies

By Magriet Rothman – Good Night Sleep Consultant At around 6 months of age, babies reach a big developmental milestone. They start to perceive relationships, and most importantly, the effect of distance. Babies start to realise that objects and people can come closer, and move further away, or even disappear around a corner or in […]

Favourite uses for essential oils with your children

By Emmaré Stronkhorst Essential oils get a lot of attention these days and for a good reason. As a nursing sister with a love for natural health care I’m in awe at how empowering these oils truly are, especially for moms with little ones. Essential oils are volatile organic compounds found in the plant’s root, […]

Understanding the sleep training Process

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By Sarah Bibi Patel – Good Night Sleep Consultant When it comes to implementing changes with regards to your child’s sleep, there are some important factors to consider. Lots of parents may not understand the thought processes behind why we do what we do. When it comes to changing behaviour, there are 2 thoughts first […]