Baby Health

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There’s nothing more upsetting than a sick baby….

Our baby health section brings you practical, helpful information, hints and tips on raising a healthy baby.  We know there’s nothing worse than a sick baby so we offer the best information to help you get through common (and uncommon) childhood illnesses as well as putting lifetime healthy habits in place for your little person.

Baby Hints and Tips Experts

Our chief editor, Tanya is a practising pharmacist, working with babies and young children everyday in an Australian hospital.  Our team of experts include child health specialists from traditional, allied and alternative health fields – so we can give you the very best baby health information, without judgement.

What can I do to protect against Whooping Cough

What can I do to protect against Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is highly contagious. Here are some simple steps you can take to protect your family against whopping cough and the severe complications it can cause

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Circumcision Brisbane

Baby Hints and Tips supports all parents to raise their babies their way.  Are you considering a circumcision for your Brisbane boy?  We’ve put together the go-to guide to circumcision …

measles case

Brisbane man diagnosed with highly infectious measles

A Brisbane man has a confirmed case of measles which is highly infectious.  This is the fourth confirmed case in Brisbane this year. Travel on Brisbane trains on March 19 …

Nappies for premature babies

This neonatal nurse created the perfect nappy for premature babies

Seona Emanuelli has spent her entire career working in neonatal units and caring for babies born from 23 weeks gestation. When the neonatal nurse and mum saw that there was …

tooth decay

Tooth decay on the rise! Study shows more kids than ever need surgery.

Dental surgery is becoming one of the top reasons for hospital admissions amongst preschoolers and early primary school children.  For several years now, tooth decay has been a growing reason …

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Circumcision Sydney

Circumcision is a procedure Sydney residents might be considering for their little one because of religious, cultural or health reasons. This is a big decision and it’s important to understand …

Baby boy of parents considering circumcision brisbane

Circumcision Perth

Circumcision is a procedure which parents may wish to get done for their children for various reasons. However, with varying laws and clinics in each state we made this guide …

Free meningicoccal vaccine for Australian children under 5

A new meningicoccal vaccine that covers 4 strains to be made available for FREE for Australian children under 5 years old.

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Circumcision Adelaide

There’s a lot to consider if you’re wanting to get a circumcision for your baby boy in Adelaide.  So we’ve put together this handy guide with information on both the …

Probiotics and adhd

Probiotics- Could they prevent ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome?

Probiotics are an important supplement for gut health, but could a probiotic supplement be the key to preventing ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome?

Victorian Anti-Vaxxers to be forced out of childcare centres

Victorian Anti-Vaxxers are kicked to the curb as the Victorian government tightens childcare enrolments. Will this impact you?

must have baby skin products

Must Have Baby Skin Products – Baby Skin Care Hints and Tips

Q&A: I am due to have my baby boy soon, wondering whats the best baby products to use on my newborns skin? (Bathwash,soap,Wipes,nappies,rashcream,lotion,etc)

The Ugly Truth Behind Those UBER Cute Toddler Shoes!

There’s nothing so heart melting as cute toddler shoes.  They’re so little and so adorable on toddling, stumbling little feet.  Here’s the issue though, toddler feet are precious – they’re …

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 …

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.

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.

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

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