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Get access to essential information for mums-to-be and caregivers with Vodacom Siyakha.
The Vodacom Siyakha initiative is committed to creating a better tomorrow. As we celebrate Mother's Day, the new information portal for mums-to-be – Mum and Baby – is giving its customers the tools to learn and grow.
Giving knowledge to mums and caregivers
Through Siyakha, Mum and Baby is committed to creating a better tomorrow for you and your little one. With the winter season coming up, we’ve put together a few tips to help your toddler avoid a case of the sniffles.
Start boosting your child's immune system:
Prevention is better than cure. Start feeding your child healthy foods, especially veggies and fruit. Try getting your children to eat it in the most natural state possible. Enough sleep and physical activity are also important to maintain a healthy immune system.
Be vigilant about hand washing
At any given moment, unwashed hands are covered in thousands of germs. Make sure that you are mindful when it comes to washing your hands. Regular hand washing is one of the most effective ways to keep any cold and flu bugs at bay.
Ask your doctor to check if your child’s vaccinations are up to date. Urge the people who come in contact with you and your children to get their flu shots before winter.
Limit sugar intake
Believe it or not, sugar can actually make you more susceptible to colds and flu. Increased sugar intake causes systemic inflammation and a depressed immune system. Be wary when it comes to sugary hot drinks and food this winter.
Mum and Baby is perfect for expectant mothers and caregivers who do not have easy access to healthcare services. The Mum and Baby tool is also available to all caregivers taking care of a baby or toddler or preparing to take care of a newborn.
If you’re excited to learn more about your baby’s development during pregnancy, as well as receive important health tips and advice to guide you along the way, you'll love having a tool like Mum and Baby always at your fingertips.
To get started, dial *135*88# or visit vodacom.mobi/MumandBaby.