Baby Health

newborn skin conditions

Newborn skin conditions


Newborn skin conditions explained by Baby Hints and Tips resident GP.

Vitamin K for newborns

Vitamin K for newborns


Find out why a vitamin K injection for your newborn is a very wise decision.

how to give your child eye drops

How to give your child eye drops


How to give your child eye drops. Tips from our resident pharmacist and ideas from other parents on how they put eye drops in their child’s eyes

Flu facts - what does your GP have to say?

Flu facts – what does your GP have to say?


Your questions answered on the flu and vaccination.

jaundice in babies

Jaundice in babies


With the help of our resident GP, Baby Hints and Tips takes a closer look at jaundice in babies. Find out the causes, symptoms and treatment of jaundice.

Febrile convulsions in babies and children

Febrile convulsions in babies and children


Expert advice on what to do if your child experiences a febrile convulsion.

Safety alert: dehydrated baby

Dehydrated baby: safety alert


Dehydrated baby: A timely reminder on keeping your baby well hydrated over the hotter months.

Sunsmart baby

Sunsmart baby


With temperatures rocketing and the risk of sunburn high, find expert advice on making your baby a SUNSMART baby this summer.

Newborn baby inside incubator

NICU survival guide


NICU survial guide. Tips to cope when your child has a stay in a SCN, PICU or NICU

baby swimming

When did you first take your baby swimming?


Q&A: Just wondering how many weeks/months did you wait before taking your baby swimming in both public and private pools?

blocked tear duct

Blocked Tear Duct Experiences


Blocked tear duct – parents share their experiences with a blocked tear duct in their baby, what helped to relieve it and if surgery was required

Expert Advice For The Reflux Baby

Expert Advice For The Reflux Baby


Expert advice for the reflux baby – the condition, symptoms and tips to minimise the impacts.

colds in babies

Preventing colds in babies while breastfeeding


Q&A: Just looking for tips on how to prevent my 5 month breastfed baby getting a cold as I feel I’m about to get one.

baby crying

Oral Thrush in Babies


Oral Thrush In Babies – causes of thrush, how lunch feels and how to treat thrush in babies. This can also lead to nipple thrush in breastfeeding mums


Dentist: My toddler has a chipped tooth – what now?


Dental Tips: Chipped tooth. Our dentist shares what to do when your child chips their tooth or knock a tooth out to have the best possible outcome

how to burp a sleeping baby

How To Burp A Sleeping Baby


How To Burp A Sleeping Baby

Experiences with Inguinal Hernia


Q&A: I’d love to hear the experiences with inguinal hernia from other parents who are familiar with this surgery or have had similar experiences.

Guilt After Baby Falls


Q&A: My question is has this happened to other mums and how long did it take for you to forgive yourself?

Prevent Your Baby Catching Your Cold


Q&A: Just looking for tips on how to prevent my 5 month breastfed baby getting a cold as I feel I’m about to get one.

Newborn baby with umbilical cord undressed

Experience with Baby Umbilical Hernia’s


Q&A: Looking for other parents experiences with umbilical hernias. Did it resolve by itself over time and if so what age was your baby when it did?

whooping cough vaccination

Whooping cough vaccination Australia


Whooping cough vaccination update. The latest recommendations for whooping cough prevention in young children and pregnant women

circumcision in melbourne

Circumcision in Melbourne, Victoria


Parenting Review – Parents share their experiences and recommendations on circumcision in Melbourne and greater Victoria

flat head baby

Helmets for flat spot on baby’s head


Q&A: Parents that have used a helmet to help the flat spot on their babies head, what are your experiences?

upset baby boy

Midwife Tips: Nappy Rash Causes and Treatment


Nappy Rash Causes and Cures: Hints & Tips  As a midwife and mum one of the most common questions I am asked is how to deal with nappy rash. That …

mature children's doctor examining newborn

Tongue Tie Surgery


Q&A: Looking for experiences other mummies had with getting it snipped.

Baby head banging

Baby head banging against the wall


Q&A: My 11 month old DD has just got in to a habit of crawling over to a wall and start banging the back of her head on it.

protect baby from mosquitoes

4 Ways to Protect Baby from Mosquitoes


Protect baby from mosquitoes We all know how annoying red, itchy mosquito bites are. If you’re in the unlucky 20% who are absolute mozzie magnetsy ou’ll be an expert. With traditionally …

Keep kids cool at night

How do you keep your kids cool overnight?


Q&A: How do you keep the kids cool overnight?

6 week baby immunisations

6 Week Immunisation – Preparing for Babies Needles


Q&A: My DD is getting her 6 week needles this afternoon. Do any mums out there have any suggestions to make bubs more comfortable if she is unsettled after her needles?


Natural Cough Fighting Remedies


Q&A: Does anyone know any natural tricks or remedies for relieving a cough, specifically a long term cough in a little one?