Your need as a parent for reliable advice and information straight from the source encouraged us to put together a panel of experts who are well respected in their particular fields. Not only do they add value to the content we publish on BabyYumYum, but they are also available to answer your relevant questions within a 24-72-hour turnaround time.
DR ENRICO MARASCHIN
Enrico is a pediatrician who is passionate about preventative medicine and building trusted relationships with parents and patients. Affectionately known as ‘Dr Rico’, he has a particular interest in neonatology, allergies, immunology and vaccinology.
Dr Mpume Zenda – often referred to as Dr Gynae – is a passionate OB-Gynae-Sexologist and the founder of “We See You”, a health and information consultancy that seeks to provide solutions to Sexual and Reproductive Health & Wellness through connecting Media and Medicine.
CLINICAL DIETITIAN & FOUNDER OF NUTRIPAEDS
Kath is a dietitian with a special interest in paediatrics. Through her private practice she assists little patients with their nutritional needs while also supporting moms and dads. She runs workshops on infant and childhood nutrition and she is a respected author.
CONSCIOUS LEADER & PARENT COACH
Nozipho Mbatha believes that the way we raise our children has the power to change the world. After training as a transformational parenting coach she founded Nurture with Nozi, a coaching practice that supports parents in overcoming their parenting challenges.
GENERAL PRACTITIONER AND #MOMDOC
With years of experience working in the ER, Dr Carmen started OneAid, a company that creates and sells specialty first aid kits. A medical practitioner and blogger, her passion lies in disease prevention and health education.
DR TONY KARPELOWSKY
CHIROPRACTOR & FOUNDER OF DUDES TO DADS
Tony is a chiropractor who has treated babies and children for close to 20 years. He is passionate about his work and paediatric spinal health. Tony completed a masters dissertation on chiropractic in the treatment of infantile colic.
PROFESSIONAL RESUSCITATION PRACTITIONERS
Founded by Sister Catherine Rodwell, Survival CPR teaches people the skills they need to save lives. Their courses are endorsed and certified by The American Heart Association and The Resuscitation Council of SA.
SARAH HOFFMAN & PAM TUDIN
DIGITAL PARENTING EXPERTS & KLIKD FOUNDERS
Sarah, a social media lawyer, and Pam, a psychologist, created the Klikd app to provide practical educational tools for families and educators to cultivate habits that protect kids from overuse of digital devices.
CHIEF MOMMY & FOUNDER OF BABYYUMYUM.CO.ZA
BabyYumYum.co.za began as the idea of an overwhelmed new mommy, was started as a blog to empower and support other mommies – it has since grown into a multidimensional platform for all parents.
THE WARRIOR PROJECT
The Warrior Project was established in 2019 to offer information and resources, including counselling services, shelters and legal assistance to victims of domestic abuse and gender based violence.
CENTRE OF LEARNING
A learning centre specialising in parent-infant mental health & early childhood development, their mission is to have a positive impact on South Africans through their interventions and training programmes.
DENTAL HYGIENIST & LECTURER
Sarie is a qualified dental hygienist and lecturer who found her passion in helping people and restoring their confidence. A mother of one herself, Sarie has a special interest in working with children.
CYBER SAFETY & DIGITAL PARENTING EXPERT
Rianette is a digital parenting expert, the author of Raising a Screen Savvy Child and founder of SaveTNet Cyber Safety, which offers help to cybercrime victims through a network of professional services.
HELPING PARENTS TRANSITION BACK TO WORK
Initially created by Lori Mihalich-Levin after she had a baby and grappled with her transition to working motherhood, the South African chapter was started in collaboration with Nolo Tlali and Stormme Hobson.
SPEECH THERAPIST & AUDIOLOGIST
Nabeelah is a speech therapist and audiologist with a focus on speech, language, communication and feeding disorders. She is passionate about early childhood development and neurological communication disorders.
NANNY ‘N ME
CHILD DEVELOPMENT & STIMULATION TRAINING
Started by occupational therapist Lara Schoenfeld in 2012, Nanny ‘n Me upskills and trains nannies in child development and stimulation through weekly virtual or in-person classes. They have branches throughout South Africa.
SR ANN RICHARDSON
NURSE, MIDWIFE & FOUNDER OF TODDLER SENSE
Ann is the co-author of Baby Sense and Sleep Sense, and author of Toddler Sense. She runs a clinic focusing on child health, immunisation, nutrition, development, feeding and sleep disorders. Ann specialises in the treatment of fussy babies and toddlers.
CHILD & BABY SLEEP CONSULTANCY
Good Night’s sleep consultants undergo strict education processes in order to create a start-to-finish sleep solution for families. It is associated with international associations and accredited by the South African Sleep Association
CLINICAL SEXOLOGIST & PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Catriona is a sexologist, psychotherapist and sexuality researcher. She’s an expert in sexual behaviour, intimacy, relationships and mental well-being, with an interest in helping people create or reestablish sexual intimacy and empowering women to embrace their sexuality.
FOUNDER OF PARENT SENSE & PLAY SENSE
Meg is an Occupational Therapist, co-author of eight parenting titles, including the best-selling Baby Sense and Weaning Sense books, and founder of Parent Sense baby app.
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