Kids’ Health

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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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Pediatric Dentistry – How To Avoid Seeing YOUR Kid In The Chair

In recent years, there has been a sharp spike in the need for pediatric dentistry. Most of this is down to brushing and eating habits. So what can parents do …

Easy Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipe – 4 Ingredient Sponge Cake

This easy gluten free birthday cake recipe will ensure nobody misses out!  Gluten free cakes can be a bit… yuck, especially if you’re a little person having a special day.  …

Queensland man dies from diptheria - cases are on the rise

Queensland man dies from preventable disease

A 27 year old man in Queensland has died from diptheria contracted within Australia. There is concern that lack of immunisation is resulting in an increase in diphtheria cases.

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?

Kid's sport - protect that smile with a mouthguard

Kid’s sport – protect that smile with a mouthguard

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.

iron deficiency anaemia

Iron deficiency Anaemia in babies

Q&A: My 8mth old has been diagnosed with iron deficiency anaemia and was wondering what other mums and dads did who have been through this situation. He is fully breast fed. Did you switch to formula or take extra iron. Bub isn’t a great eater at the moment

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When Are Baby Teeth Signs Of Expensive Orthodontic Treatment

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

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5 ways to fill the day with a sick child

5 FUN ways you can fill the day with a sick kid. Just because they need to stay home doesn’t stop them getting bored and needing entertainment.

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First Aid For Bites and Stings

Expert Tips: First aid for bites and stings – basic first aid knowledge for spider, snake, mosquitoes, bees and wasps bites can save lives. Learn more here

whooping cough vaccination

Whooping cough vaccination Australia

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

Thermometer reviews

Q&A: What have you found to be a good thermometer for your little ones?

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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.

Keep kids cool in summer

Tips for keeping the kids cool through summer

Q&A: What’s your #1 tip for keeping the kids cool throughout Summer?

Meningicoccal vaccine in babies

Meningococcal Vaccine

Q&A: Would like to know if other parents have got or are thinking about getting their babies the new meningococcal vaccine.

Vaccintions concerns and questions

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.

Healthy foods are treats

How to trick your child into thinking healthy foods are treats

With this generation of children arguably the pickiest eaters in history, most parents know that feeding kids is no easy task. Here are some expert suggestions to make that task easier.

croup

Experiences with Croup

Q&A: Just wondering if mums with experience have any other pointers on how to deal with Croup.

Experience with Chiropractors

Q&A: Have you used a chiropractor? If so, what did you use it for? Did it work? and would you recommend it? Was it a continuous treatment or a one off?

foot growth and choosing children's shoes

Your child’s feet: the first six years

Foot growth and choosing children’s shoes: Kids feet in the first 6 years – problems to look out for and what features to look for when choosing kids shoes

Headlice Prevention

Headlice seem to go hand in hand with daycare or school. Prevention is always better than a cure, so unless you want to shave your child’s head, check out the tips here.

Stephanie’s Story: Allergy Awareness

Allergies affect 1 in 3 Australians at some stage in their lives. Stephanie shares her family’s experience with allergies.

Whooping Cough and unvaccinated family members

Parenting tips: Parents share how they convinced family members to get their whooping cough vaccine

What age did you start brushing your children’s teeth?

Q&A: What age did you start brushing your children’s teeth and what age did you start using toothpaste? Do you encourage your children to rinse and spit out their toothpaste?
Please include any websites or references you used to help make your decision.

asthma in children

Asthma in Children

What is asthma? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated?

Coughs and Colds in Kids

Children will have an average of six to twelve colds in a 12 month period. Our Pharmacist Tanya explains what to look out for, when to head to the doctor, and why you shouldn’t bother buying cough medicine.

Contact with Unimmunised Children

Q&A:  found out that a close family members children are not immunized. They have been overseas and have all been seriously ill since returning home from their trip. I have two little ones and my youngest is not old enough to have had all his immunizations yet. We have seen them since they’ve been home and the children have played together. I am really quite upset and angry that we weren’t told about this and I am not comfortable seeing them until my youngest has had all of his immunizations. I’m not sure how to go about talking with them about it, really not keen on starting a family feud but I really feel like I should say something. Any suggestions would be fantastic

Fever in Kids

When your baby, toddler or child has a fever it can be a very worrying time. How and when should it be treated, and is there anything you can do to decrease the likelihood of febrile convulsions? Unfortunately, a lot of the advice shared by parents can be based on incorrect information. We have included links to medical, evidence-based information.

Eczema

Q&A: ECZEMA! Can any parents out there who have children with Eczema please share with me what you use and your routine. I have a 7mth old with bad eczema all over body (minus the nappy area) its red and itchy and I feel so helpless. I’m using Aveeno suggested by Paed Dermo 3-4 times a day plus Evening Primrose at night and first thing in AM 2nd to 3rd day baths and steroid when its cracked but one day its fine the next its furious! Also did anyone else’s baby grow out of it and what sets it off?

encouraging teeth brushing

Encouraging teeth brushing

Q&A: What are your tips, tricks & advice for getting those toothy pegs brushed every day – If your kids are anything like mine, it can be quite the argument getting them brushed.

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