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child health

Child HealthParenting
November 15, 2015

My baby has eczema!

Does your little one get scaly, red skin patches? It may be eczema. Babies often get eczema from around two months of age; it shows up as patches of dry, red and itchy skin behind the ears or on the face, and in the creases of the elbows, neck, and knees. The good news: most children outgrow eczema. (more…)
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Child HealthParenting
November 8, 2015

How to treat your child’s nosebleed

“MOM – my nose is bleeding!” Nosebleeds are common in children between the ages of 3 and 10 years old. Most bleeds are caused by dry air. Heated indoor air or a dry climate dries out and irritates nasal membranes, causing crusts that may itch and then bleed when scratched or picked. Colds can also irritate the lining of the nose, with bleeding following repeated nose-blowing. Handling a nosebleed While nosebleeds can be dramatic, most can be managed at home and stop on their own. Here’s what you can do: Keep your child calm Seat your child upright on your…
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Child HealthParenting
October 25, 2015

My baby has an ear infection – again!

Is your baby restless, irritable and pulling at her ear? She’s more than likely suffering from an ear infection – a common complaint in young children between the ages of 6 and 18 months. (more…)
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Child HealthParenting
August 17, 2015

The causes of bedwetting

While bedwetting can be a worry and frustrating for parents, it's common for small children to accidentally wet the bed during the night. Most of the time, the condition resolves itself, and medical treatments aren't usually recommended for children under the age of five. While there are some medical conditions that can cause a child to wet the bed, most experts believe that there may be more than one underlying cause. (more…)
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Pregnancy
August 5, 2015

Breastfeeding in public – should you cover up?

The breastfeeding debate doesn't get resolved, it just changes. An incident this week saw a breast-feeding woman asked to leave a clothing store in a mall. The real debate now is whether moms should cover up while breastfeeding in public. (more…)
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Parenting
July 12, 2015

Time for potty training!

Yay! No more nappies! It means that your little one is growing up and reaching those important milestones – also, you’ll get to save a lot of money. Which makes it good news all round, but are you prepared for the process? (more…)
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Child HealthParenting
July 1, 2015

3 Things you need to know about breast feeding

Do you ever wonder why breast is best? Dr Lynelle takes a deeper look into why it’s better for your baby and for you! 1. Nature’s best Breast milk contains everything that your baby needs nutritionally in the first 6 months of life - it changes daily depending on what you eat and drink and also changes in composition as your baby gets older. The first milk, Colostrum, contains important immune-boosting properties which helps develop your baby’s immune system from birth! It’s also rich in protein and helps your baby’s digestive tract ease into the first few days of life.…
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Child HealthParenting
May 25, 2015

Busting the vaccination myth

Before the days of vaccinations, people had little option but to take their chances with whatever illness or disease was sweeping through their town. However, once treated as lifesaving wonders of modern technology, vaccines have now become a source of suspicion and debate. So, the question is: to jab or not to jab? (more…)
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Teeth & gums
May 13, 2015

Teething – my baby’s toothache drives me mad!

So your bundle of joy has finally arrived! Congrats on becoming a parent. Fun times await you, but there are also a few hurdles to scale in the process. After birth, one of the next big hurdles is teething. Get ready for screaming, shouting and crying. But don’t stress: modern medicine can help ease your little one’s pain during this trying time. (more…)
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Parenting
April 14, 2015

Do your kids have too much homework?

Are your children staying up late to finish projects and assignments? I did a snap poll around the office: “Do your children get too much homework?” (more…)
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