Hand Foot & Mouth Disease

Hand foot and mouth disease   Many parents are left baffled by a hand, foot and mouth diagnosis.Isn’t that the domain of sheep and cows? Rest assured, hand, foot and mouth virus IS NOT related to the foot and mouth disease found in animals. Hand, foot and mouth is a mild illness, usually caused by […]

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febrile convulsions

Febrile convulsions A sudden change in your child’s body temperature-usually prompted by a fever-can cause them to have a fit or seizure. These are called febrile convulsions. They are not harmful or dangerous to your child, but they can be very frightening for parents to witness. One in 30 children with a high fever (39+) […]

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Rashes

Rashes   Rashes cause a lot of stress and panic for parents, but they are a very common side effect of viral infections, and not usually cause for concern. Thankfully, the rashes that DO signal a more serious infection also tend to have their own unique characteristics that help to distinguish them from more common, […]

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Serena, breastfeeding and her coach.

Serena Williams is without doubt one of the most formidable women of our times, a twenty-three time Grand Slam winner whose list of records and achievements can justifiably be labelled astonishing. If you’re a parent of daughters looking for strong female role models to provide an antidote to the slimming shakes and trout pouts spruiked […]

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you can never overfeed a baby

It’s important to remember you can never overfeed a baby. Many new mothers won’t feed their baby if he has recently fed and is now crying “but I just fed him, he can’t possibly be hungry”.  A baby needs to put on weight every day, every week, every month and every year for healthy growth […]

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Tips for playtime with baby in a pram

You do not need to stay at home for your baby to do my feed, play, feed, play routine during the day. The pram is a perfect space for your baby to do some tummy time and back time to help him learn to lift his head, to decrease the chance of a flathead (by […]

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On the way home

Here are some tips to make the first car trip home with your baby less stressful and what you can look for in a car capsule to ensure a comfortable ride for your newborn.

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Bathing your baby

Bathing your baby can be a wonderful experience for both you and the baby. The first thing to do is to be organised. Have the bath filled with really warm water usually at 38 degrees (best to have a floatly thermometer in the bath for accurate temperature) – anything cooler will have the baby screaming […]

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Baby Feeding FAQs

What is cluster feeding? Is it normal? When does it happen and how long does it last? Cluster feeding is a term given to a ‘constant session of breastfeeding’ – that is the baby seems to feed, feed, feed endlessly usually in the early evening. It is a term for what seems like never ending […]

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How do I know I’m in labour?

Every woman comes into labour differently. To be in labour your cervix (the opening of the uterus or womb) must be fully dilated at 10 cms.  The cervix must dilate to ten centimetres (ouch) for the baby to be born vaginally. Most women are aware of ‘painless contractions of pregnancy’ that are called Braxton Hicks […]

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