Are immunisation programs identical all over the world?
Immunisation schedules around the world normally follow a fairly standard path. However, immunisation programs and schedules can vary between countries (and sometimes between states within one country…
What are urinary tract infections in children?
A urinary tract infection is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.
Who gets sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?
Any infant is at some risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Some infants are at increased risk of succumbing to the syndrome because of factors such as: genetic predispositions; premature birth…
How common is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) currently occurs in one out of every 2,000 to 3,000 infants.
Is it ok to put a baby to bed with a bottle?
It is not recommended to put your baby to sleep with a feeding bottle as it poses a chocking risk. Also, if milk is left to collect in the mouth, it can increase the risk of tooth decay. It is best to…
What can I do if my baby will not sleep at night?
If your baby is finding it hard to go to sleep, or is waking up frequently, it is best to keep things as quiet and calm at night as you can. Using low lights, soft voices and avoiding playing with you…
What is food refusal?
Food refusal is a phrase used to describe a range of feeding difficulties, most often in children, that can result in them not meeting their nutritional needs.
What type of toothpaste should I use for my baby's teeth?
Water alone is best for brushing a baby's teeth until around the age of 18 months. Older toddlers can use a children's toothpaste, which has lower levels of fluoride.
Is it safe to put my newborn in a backpack baby carrier?
Wait until your baby has head control before using a backpack baby carrier. As they are behind you, you cannot see if they are distressed or if their heads have flopped down against their chests, or w…