Kids’ Health

kids with allergies

New smartphone app for kids with allergies

If someone you know suffers from food allergies, the news of a new free app for parents of kids with allergies is welcome. Find out about Allergy Pal here.

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Late Night Chemists Brisbane: Local Guide

Sadly when you’re unwell your body doesn’t care what time of day it is. This means that sometimes you’re gonna be unwell outside of regular business hours. For some with …

late night chemists perth

Late Night Chemists Sydney: Local Guide

There’s many reasons why you might need to visit a late night chemist. If you have a busy life, late at night might be the only time you have available. …

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Late Night Chemists Adelaide: Local Guide

We’ve all been there: it’s 7pm and you’re starting to get a cold and there’s nothing in the medicine cabinet. Or maybe, you work everyday 9-5 and you need to …

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 …

pediatric dentristy

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 …

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Late Night Chemists Melbourne: Local Guide

Late night chemists are a saviour to people with busy lives or in those circumstances when your sickness doesn’t coincide with office hours. So, to make the process of looking …

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.

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Late Night Chemists Perth: Local Guide

Whether you or your child has gotten unexpected sick or your day at work went longer than expected there’s many reasons you may wish to visit a late night chemist. …

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

multiple teeth at the same time in a baby

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

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.

experiences with 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.

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