Kids’ Health

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.

first aid for bites and stings

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

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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.


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?

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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.



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.




Q&A: Parents share about their decision whether to circumcise or not, and what influenced that decision.

10 tips for looking after your children’s skin during summer


The weather is hot, hot, hot and our children’s sensitive skin can be easily damaged by the harsh Australian sun and heat. Here are some ways that you can protect their skin while still allowing them to enjoy themselves outside.

Vaccinations – for or against?


Vaccinations are a very contentious topic in any baby forum, mothers group or even amongst family members. We asked our mums whether they chose to vaccinate, delay vaccinate or not vaccinate at all and these were their responses.

How to Host an Allergy Friendly Birthday Party


Katrina Roe explains how you can have a successful party which not only accommodates, but includes children with allergies.