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dr enrico maraschin paediatrician expert for baby yum yum

DR ENRICO MARASCHIN
PAEDIATRICIAN

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.

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DR GYNAE
OB-GYNAE-SEXOLOGIST

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.

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KATH MEGAW
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.

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NOZIPHO MBATHA
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.

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DR CARMEN
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. 

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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.

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SURVIVAL CPR
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. 

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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. 

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AMANDA ROGALY
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.

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THE WARRIOR PROJECT
NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION

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.

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UBUBELE
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. 

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ARRIVE ALIVE
NGO

Arrive Alive aims to enhance road safety awareness and believe that an informed road user is a safer road user and have become an important tool to distribute road safety content to the public. 

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PEGGIE MARS
FOUNDER OF WHEEL WELL

Peggie is an advocate for child rights in road safety and founded Wheel Well in 2012. Since its launch, the death toll of children in traffic-related crashes has decreased by 24%. 

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SARIE LIEBENBERG
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.

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RIANETTE LEIBOWITZ
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.

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MINDFUL RETURN
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. 

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NABEELAH KATHRADA
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. 

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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.

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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.

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GOOD NIGHT
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

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CATRIONA BOFFARD
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.

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MEG FAURE
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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