Tag: Growth and Development

Bed Wetting
Help for nighttime bedwetting
Nighttime bedwetting. Causes and treatment advice from a child psychologist.
Why we should be discouraging w-sitting
Have you noticed your little one w-sitting while playing on the floor? W-sitting is when your child sits on his knees…
Toddler Hanging Laundry
Turning Everyday Household Activities into Learning Opportunities
Household activities hold a wealth of developmental learning opportunities for your little one so, if you are willing to…
Father and child on bed
Thats not just a couch. How to turn your home into a learning playground.
Advice on how your home provides all you need to keep your little one stimulated and entertained.
Mother and Child
"Lawnmower Parenting" and its effect on your child's Motor Planning
Lawnmower or over-protective parenting could impact your child’s ability to develop their motor planning skills.
Little boy pointing
What's the point of pointing?
Pointing marks an important developmental milestone and indicates a baby’s desire to communicate even before they have…
Jungle Gym
The benefits of taking your children to the park
Park equipment such as a jungle gyms are fantastic for your child’s developing body and brain.
How Nubabi can help you support your baby’s development
How Nubabi can help you support your baby’s development
We all want our babies to be developmentally ahead – or at least - on the curve. There is comfort in knowing that your…
Baby stimulation
What you need to know about Baby Stimulation
Understanding what, when and how to stimulate your baby is simple. We’ve answered your questions here.
Toddler legs
Baby in motion - how to encourage crawling and walking
Crawling and walking means you’re in the “jack-in-the-box” parenting phase where you feel as though you never get to sit…
Baby in walker
Baby walkers and jumpers - developmental help or hindrance?
Nowadays, parents are bombarded by toys, baby aids and equipment and knowing what toys to introduce is becoming more and…
Toddler telephones
Toddler talk - mastering pronunciation skills
Speech and Language Therapist for Nubabi, Lindi Bester, shares what you need to know about your child’s speech…
Hearing Loss
Your baby's hearing development
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a time to raise awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the various forms of…
Fine Motor Development
Fine motor development - the first 1000 days
Fine motor development is the refinement of all the small muscles of the body. It’s how your baby learns to control and…
Thinking & Reasoning
Thinking and reasoning development - the first 1000 days
Thinking and reasoning is a complex area of development which includes skills such as being able to pay attention to a…
Baby Massage
Sensory development - the first 1000 days
Sensory perception is the ability to accurately register and interpret information we get from our senses.  Sensory…
Baby Speech Bubble
Speech and language development - the first 1000 days
Speech and language are the skills we use to communicate with others. We form these skills during the first years of…
Baby talking to mom
Social and emotional development – the first 1000 days
Social development entails learning how to interact with other people and what kind of behaviour is appropriate in…
Baby Tummy Time
Gross motor development - the first 1000 days
Gross motor development is the process of refinement of all the big muscles of the body. It’s how your baby learns to…
Kid's bedroom
What you need to know about SIDS
Cot death (or SIDS) is one of the scariest phrases you can hear as a parent. The lack of a clear explanation behind the…
Mother reading to daughters
Avoid overstimulation by understanding your baby's needs
Babies receive, tolerate and process sensory input in different ways and to different levels. How babies (and their…
Mom and baby painting
Boost your baby's brain in just 5 minutes a day
There’s one magnificent (and free) method that every parent can use to improve their child’s learning abilities.
Little girl singing
9 ways singing enhances learning
Through music, your baby learns a myriad skills essential for language development, and early learning. Nubabi speech…
Toddler being curious
How to cultivate your child's curiosity
Children are naturally curious. Encouraging this interest can help them develop a lifelong love of learning.
Mother singing to baby
Recipe for a song
Another way to share music is to make up a song especially for your baby. Follow these guidelines to create a custom…
Baby playing guitar
How music makes learning more meaningful
Singing optimizes language learning. To get maximum benefit from music, mix it up!
Baby flying on knees
How to boost your baby's development
How to boost your baby’s development and why stimulation is so important.
Baby's First Steps
How to encourage your baby to walk
One of the most precious milestones you’ll celebrate with your baby is when he or she begins to walk. Here’s how to…
Baby talking
How can I tell if my child is stuttering
How can I tell if my child is stuttering? - 8 signs revealed.
Baby crawling
Does your baby really need to crawl?
Does your baby really need to crawl? How do you know what’s best for your baby, and whether to intervene?
Cute toddlers smiling
9 simple ways to boost your baby's social skills
Like all skills, social competencies are learned. But for toddlers who have not yet mastered self-control, it’s not…
Three babies crawling
Why it's wrong to compare your baby to others
It’s very tempting to compare your baby to his playmates. But here are reasons why it’s wrong to compare your baby to…
Toddler crying
5 helpful tips to ease separation anxiety
Separation anxiety is a normal part of emotional development – here’s 5 helpful tips on how to ease the stress for mom…
Little girl at school
Is your child ready for school?
How do you know your child is ready to start school?
Boy covering ears
Do you know your child's sensory personality?
Children all enjoy different levels of sensory stimulation. Do you know your child’s sensory personality?
Little girl screaming
How to deal with temper tantrums
Temper tantrums are easy to spot. What’s not so easy, though, is knowing how to handle them effectively.
Baby watching TV
Why TV is so harmful to your baby
Research is showing us why TV is so harmful to your baby.
Father and child reading
Why kids love repetition and why it's so good for them
Kids love repetition and luckily it’s also a powerful tool for learning!
Baby Milestones
Why you should stop worrying about reaching developmental milestones
Focusing too much on reaching developmental milestones on the early development map may lead to unnecessary stress for…