What is asthma?
Asthma is a common disease that affects the lungs. It causes the airways inside the lungs to become very sensitive to certain particles that enter the lungs during normal breathing.
How can I keep my baby safe from cot death?
During the first 6 months of life, infants are at a particular risk of dying while sleeping. Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is a harrowing experience and a constant worry for any parent. Adopti…
How is failure to thrive diagnosed?
A doctor or healthcare professional will examine the child and measure the child's height, weight and head circumference and compare the results to standard growth charts. Then they will compile a det…
How is vulvovaginitis treated?
Treatment of vulvovaginitis depends on the cause of the inflammation. For a bacterial infection, antibiotics are the preferred treatment; for yeast infections, antifungal cream; for chemical irritatio…
How much sleep is normal for a baby?
Newborn babies sleep for up to 16 hours a day. By the age of one year, this decreases to around 13.5 hours a day. During the day, it is usual for young babies to sleep for a few hours, be awake for a …
Is it safe to bathe a newborn baby? How should I do this?
Newborn babies are very vulnerable at bath time, as they cannot lift their heads out of water and can also get cold very quickly. About 10 minutes is usually enough time for a newborn baby bath. Bath …
What causes food refusal?
Food refusal has a number of causes. If your child is healthy, most likely they just are not hungry, so there is no need to force them to eat, just try again later. However, there are some underlying …
Who gets growing pains?
Children between the ages of 3 to 14 are the most affected by growing pains.
Will febrile convulsions keep coming back?
It is estimated that around a third of children will experience recurring febrile convulsions.
What are gross motor skills?
Gross motor skills involve the large movements that babies make with their arms, legs, feet or whole body. Crawling, walking and running are examples of gross motor skills.