Tag: Illness

Syphilis outbreak

Syphilis epidemic in Queensland killing babies

In the past six years, six babies in Queensland have died from syphilis – an STD that had been nearly eradicated in 2000. Cairns sexual health clinician Dr Darren Russell …

Feversmart Thermometer by Nurofen for Children

Taking baby’s temperature – A Rough Guide for Parents in a Rough Patch

When your child has a fever you want to know how to manage it. Here is a guide on choosing a thermometer and taking your child’s temperature.

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.

difficulty breastfeeding

Difficulties breastfeeding during illness and teething

Has anyone experienced difficulties breastfeeding during illness and teething? I have recently been sick and struggled to feed my son.

Keeping Sick Family Away From Your Newborn

Q&A: How do you politely encourage friends and family with sick children to stay away from you and your newborn?

Thermometer reviews

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

child too sick for daycare

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.

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.

Project Baby: We’ve been busy!

Owen has been keeping Emma on her toes, battling through teething, newfound mobility, and a fall.

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.

Appetite affected by illness/teething

Q&A: My daughter is 18 months old and for just over a week now she has barely eaten any food. I constantly offer food but she shakes her head and says no even to her favourite meals. She still drinks her bottles with no problem. Any tips? She is cutting 2 big teeth to her bottom gums.

Q&A with Dr Howard Chilton

Paediatrician Tips: Q&A with Dr Howard Chilton

Recently, we invited members of our Facebook page to submit questions for Dr Chilton to answer during a timed Q&A sessions. Questions ranged from sleeping issues to cysts on gums. Read on to see Dr Chilton’s response to each of the questions.