Children (1 to 12 years)

Raising a child can be tough and this section aims to lighten your load by providing expert advice from dealing with pet allergies to asthma.

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Children (1 to 12 years)

Help your kids get used to wearing face masks    

How to help your children understand, wear, take off and take care of their cloth masks. The first outbreak of COVID-19 was reported at the beginning of 2020. Now, just six months later, we are only beginning to get to grips with this new disease. COVID-19 has changed so many aspects of our lives, in such a short space of time, that it can be hard to keep up.

Children (1 to 12 years)

How to go back to school

What you – and your kids – need to know about staying safe during a phased reopening of SA schools. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting national lockdown, is a tricky time to navigate, and not just for adults. But if you help your children stick to healthy hygiene habits and teach them how safety measures keep them safe from germs, you can empower them to take charge of a healthier future.

Children (1 to 12 years)

Keeping kids safe and sane during lockdown

A few ways to keep kids entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic without having to leave the house.

Babies (up to 1 year)

Mediclinic ascribes to best medical practice in innovative childcare

Best medical practice in innovative childcare recommends regular screenings to help your child build a relationship with their doctor, for life. 

Babies (up to 1 year)

Vaccination myths busted

Whether to vaccinate or not to vaccinate is one of the biggest questions many parents grapple with. We bust 6 common vaccination myths below.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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Babies (up to 1 year)

What was that? The impact of hearing loss

Hearing loss can affect anyone, young or old.

Children (1 to 12 years)

A remarkable patient, a determined doctor

Angelique Schroder, born with symbrachydactyly, is living proof that where there is a will, there is a way.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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Babies (up to 1 year)

Step by Step: Treating clubfoot with the Ponseti Method

A growing number of orthopaedic specialists are using a new form of treatment to help children who are born with clubfoot.

Children (1 to 12 years)

Effective discipline tactics for toddlers, tweens and teens

Here’s a few strategies to help you implement effective discipline for toddlers, tweens and teens.

Children (1 to 12 years)

Self-care checklist to help kids prioritise personal hygiene [infographic]

How much sleep did you get? Have you brushed your teeth? What are your exercise plans for today? These are all common questions parents have to ask their kids, everyday. Mediclinic’s useful self-care checklist for kids encourages healthy habits in your growing child. 

Children (1 to 12 years)

Does my child have worms? [infographic]

Threadworms, roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms. Children are prone to so many different forms of worms, some dangerous, others not. Here, we take a microscopic view.

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