How common is breath-holding?
It is estimated that around 5% of children aged between 6 months and 6 years experience breath-holding spells. Boys and girls are affected equally.
How does exercise help arthritis in children?
Physical therapies can help to increase the strength of muscles, increase joint flexibility and aid normal development of the limbs. It can also help to manage pain, as strong muscles can help to supp…
What are the rules regarding transporting a newborn baby in a car?
Your car seat must have modern fixtures and fitting, complying with current Australian safety standards. Babies under 6 months of age need to be placed in rear facing child seats with a 5-point harnes…
Can vulvovaginitis in girls be prevented?
You can lower the chance of vulvovaginitis in your child by: teaching her how to wipe ‘front to back’ after using the toilet, so that there is less chance of bacteria in stools reaching the vulvo…
What age should I start my baby on solids?
You can start your baby on solids around six months of age. Leaving solids until 12 months of age can result in swallowing difficulties and fussy eating preferences.
What are the symptoms of common childhood illnesses?
There are many different symptoms associated with common childhood illnesses. Some of the more typical and commonly observed symptoms may include coughing, a sore throat, fever, headache, nausea and d…
What causes asthma?
The triggers for asthma can vary from person to person and can depend on what type of asthma you have. Some of these triggers include: Airborne allergens such as pollen, pet hair and dust mites; Foo…
Are growing pains serious?
Growing pains can be painful and frightening, but they are not a sign of any serious problem.
At what age is it common for a baby to crawl?
A baby will generally begin to crawl at the age of 6 to 9 months.
Is it safe to put my newborn baby in a baby sling?
Very small and unwell newborn babies can be at risk of suffocating in a baby sling if they get into the wrong position. Following the rules of T.I.C.K. (Tight; In view; Close, and; Keep) will help you…