Molluscum contagiosum Molluscum is a common viral skin infection that causes small raised spots to appear on the skin. They at first appear as white pimples before becoming round and pearl-coloured, with a white mark or dimple in their centre. The molluscum spots can stay on the body from anywhere between a few weeks and […]
Croup is a viral infection that causes swelling of the larynx and trachea. The swelling makes it harder for children to breathe. Croup often begins suddenly, with the symptoms worsening at night. Croup may start like a regular virus, with a runny nose, fever, and cough, but the cough will soon change to a harsh, […]
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 […]
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+) […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]