Will dehydration in children clear on its own?
No. Dehydration will not clear on its own. It is important to start rehydration as soon as symptoms are recognised.
How do I choose the right nappy size?
Nappies should fit snugly around your baby’s waist and legs to prevent leakage, even while your baby is crawling or doing other activities. As your baby grows, so will the size of nappy they need.
I am divorced and want to spend more time with my kids, what should I do?
You can start by contacting your former partner and trying to negotiate an agreement between the two of you. If they refuse, you may wish to get a professional mediator to try and help you come to an …
What is dehydration in children?
Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid from your body than you take in. Dehydration in children is common as they have a higher turnover of fluids than adults and therefore need proportionally la…
Will abdominal pain in children clear on its own?
Many cases will clear up on their own without any treatment being given. Any reports of abdominal pain in children warrant medical assessment though, to rule out any serious underlying cause.
What can I do if my child has not met a developmental milestone?
It is normal for your child to reach some developmental milestones earlier and take longer to reach others. If you are concerned, you can talk to your child's doctor about therapy options.
What diseases can pets pass on to children?
Pets can carry a range of bacteria, fungi and parasites that can be passed on to children, either by contact with the pet or contact with contaminated faeces (poo). Good hygiene, particularly after ha…
Are common childhood illnesses serious?
Most of the common childhood illnesses resolve with simple home care and do not require medical intervention. Some of the more serious symptoms that may be associated with common childhood illnesses m…
How common is headbanging?
Headbanging is surprisingly common in infants, with around 15% of infants aged 9 to 18 months and about 9% of two-year olds exhibiting headbanging behaviour.
How is headbanging treated?
In most cases of headbanging behaviour in toddlers, no treatment and only management and monitoring are required. This is because most children will grow out of the behaviour. If your child has headba…