Common Baby Rashes & Newborn Skin Conditions
Newborn skin conditions explained by Baby Hints and Tips resident GP.
Meningococcal Vaccinations – Cutting Through the Confusion
Meningococcal disease – it is rare, but we have all heard about it due to its high rates of serious disability and death. The disease is caused by a bacterium …
Complete guide to starting solids
Dr Homewood shares a guide to starting solids with your 6 month old including food to start with, what to avoid and how to reduce the risk of allergies.
Baby teething remedies – what does your GP say?
Does teething have you baffled? Our GP offers some helpful advice.
Baby constipation – does your baby suffer?
Our focus on baby poo continues with an article on constipation.
Baby poo – What is, and isn’t Normal
Poo is a big part of life with new baby. Find out what is and isn’t normal.
Secondary drowning – not to be alarmed, but worth understanding
Whilst secondary drowning is rare, understanding the circumstances and symptoms of this condition is worthwhile.
Doctor’s Advice: Newborn Jaundice
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
Expert advice on what to do if your child experiences a febrile convulsion.
Dehydrated baby: safety alert
Dehydrated baby: A timely reminder on keeping your baby well hydrated over the hotter months.
With temperatures rocketing and the risk of sunburn high, find expert advice on making your baby a SUNSMART baby this summer.
Whooping cough vaccination Australia
Whooping cough vaccination update. The latest recommendations for whooping cough prevention in young children and pregnant women
When to keep a sick child at home?
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.
Loss of Libido After Baby
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.
Immunisation – Your common questions and concerns answered
Vaccinations are one of the greatest advances in preventative health, but unfortunately vaccination rates have been decreasing in recent years. GP Melissa Homewood addresses a number of the common concerns and questions many parents have, separating the fact from myth.
What’s the story with the Meningococcal B vaccine?
“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…”