Tag: Expert tips

Toddler drowning: alarming statistics and ways to prevent it

Toddler drowning: alarming statistics and ways to prevent it

22.11.2016  

Alarming statistics on toddler drowning underpin water safety message.

Flu facts - what does your GP have to say?

Flu facts – what does your GP have to say?

14.06.2016  

Your questions answered on the flu and vaccination.

jaundice in babies

Jaundice in babies

26.04.2016  

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

24.04.2016  

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

Kid's sport - protect that smile with a mouthguard

Kid’s sport – protect that smile with a mouthguard

23.04.2016  

It doesn’t matter if your children’s teeth are baby or adult, mouthguards are important for their overall health when playing in kid’s sport.

Sunsmart baby

Sunsmart baby

25.02.2016  

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

multiple teeth at the same time in a baby

When Are Baby Teeth Signs Of Expensive Orthodontic Treatment

21.10.2015  

When are baby teeth signs of expensive orthodontic treatment – Our dentist explains when orthodontic treatment may be required and what the signs are

Delayed Cord Clamping – Midwife explains

19.06.2015  

Midwife Tips: Midwife, Michelle, explains what delayed cord clamping is and information on should you use delayed cord clamping with your children

Financially Preparing for a Baby

03.06.2015  

Expert Tips: Financially Preparing For a Baby. Tips such such thinking about private vs public maternity care, what government assistance is available etc

why crawling is important

Importance of baby crawling

11.04.2015  

Crawling is more than just your baby’s way of getting around before they walk. Learn more about the importance of baby crawling and how it is a milestone that is crucial in …

help your baby to talk

Speech development in Children: When to Worry

22.03.2015  

Expert Tips: Speech Pathologist, Clare, shares when to worry about your child’s speech development. And when not to worry.

Pregnancy Yoga

Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga

15.03.2015  

Expert Tips: Learn all about the benefits of pregnancy yoga and positive impacts in can have on you and your baby.

birth plans

Are birth plans worth the paper they are written on?

11.03.2015  

Expert Tips: Midwife shares the value of a birth plan and what should be included in yours in preparation of your labour

child too sick for daycare

When to keep a sick child at home?

11.03.2015  

Expert tips: GP, Melissa, shares a guide for when a child is too sick for day care or school. And tips on when you should take your child to a doctor.

baby first aid

Assisting a Choking Baby & Baby CPR

10.03.2015  

Expert Tips: Learn how to assist a choking baby and about baby CPR for if your baby stops breathing.

Loss of Libido After Baby

05.02.2015  

Tips for boosting your sex drive. If you are one of thousands of women across the country who feels their mojo just isn’t what it used to be ‘pre-kids’, you’ll love this simple, sensible advice from Baby Hints & Tips resident GP, Melissa Homewood.

Stuttering in children

Expert Advice: Stuttering in Children

17.01.2015  

Stuttering in children is a disorder that brings both worry and dread to parents. In this expert article, speech therapist Clare Francis lays out all you need to know about understanding, identifying and assisting your child with stuttering.

What’s the story with the Meningococcal B vaccine?

What’s the story with the Meningococcal B vaccine?

04.09.2014  

“As a new mum and GP about to resume work, my ears pricked up when I heard of a new vaccine made available earlier this year targeting the most serious and common strain in Australia, Meningococcal B. So it was for a combination of personal and professional reasons that I trawled the available information. Here is my summary…”

{Expert tips} Sleep and multiples

07.08.2014  

Expert Tips: by Kylie (Midwife, Child and Maternal Health Nurse, and owner of Beyond the Bump)

4 Tips and creative ideas for photographing your child

17.03.2014  

You don’t have to own a fancy big camera to have a bit of fun and get creative when photographing your kids.  You can create some beautiful images that are frame-worthy just by using a few simple techniques.  Here are some creative ideas and tips for photographing your children.

Dazed and Confused? Which Modern Cloth Nappies

14.03.2014  

There’s no doubt about it, information on the internet about modern cloth nappies can be lengthy and confusing! When I started my online shop one of my aims was to simplify cloth nappies for beginners. These 5 short descriptions will assist you in understanding the differing types of cloth nappy systems.

Baby-sitting clubs

06.01.2014  

Do you find that it is difficult to find someone you trust to look after your children? Do you feel guilty asking friends or relatives to baby-sit? Do you feel you often need to pay for a baby-sitter? A baby-sitting club is the ideal way to solve some of these issues.

Top Tips for Summer Safety

10.12.2013  

As a paediatric emergency nurse and mother of two, I know each season brings its own set of issues. In summer, it’s the outdoor stuff — from grazed knees and sunburn to drowning tragedies. Being aware of the most common sticky situations kids get themselves into and staying calm and knowing what to do if things go wrong is the key to surviving summer.

18 tips for flying with baby

25.11.2013  

Expert tips: Flight attendant and mum Jaimie-Anne shares tips for flying with babies and toddlers to help make your flight more pleasant

Drug classifications in pregnancy

23.11.2013  

Most medicines cross the placenta and have the potential to cause harm to a developing foetus or unborn child. Drug classifications help your health professional know which drugs are safe to take, which need to be considered carefully, and which need to be avoided. This is not information that should be considered without talking to your doctor and or pharmacist.

Grandparents and Breastfeeding support

20.10.2013  

Are grandparents between a rock and a hard place when a baby arrives? Lynne-McKensey Hall IBCLC explains how they can be involved, without being in the way.

Exploring and Learning: Fine Motor Skills

18.10.2013  

When you hear ‘fine motor skills’, you’re hearing about your child’s finger and hand muscles – the way children grasp, manipulate, stack, sort and develop hand-eye coordination. These skills are an important part of childhood development as they help children prepare for pre-school and school tasks such as writing, drawing, cutting and colouring.

Partners – Can they help with breastfeeding?

14.10.2013  

Partners are keen to help but may be unsure of how to, especially if the mother is breastfeeding. If either or both the baby’s grandparents are helping with household chores and cooking, partners may feel further displaced about their role while at home. Lynne-McKensey Hall IBCLC provides some tips about how partners can be more involved with your newborn.

Multiple, Pre-term, Adoptive and Surrogate Babies and Relactating

07.10.2013  

It might surprise you to know that more women can breastfeed than those who are unable to (for whatever reason). We have the ability to produce enough breast milk for one or more babies at one time, adequately provide for a pre-term baby, potentially relactate after weaning and potentially induce lactation as an adoptive or surrogate mother.

Exercise: Maintain the momentum

07.10.2013  

You have made it to the end of the month congratulations and hopefully a healthier and happier you? So now where and what to do?

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