My child has a hole in their baby tooth, what should I do?
It is best to have a baby tooth with a cavity checked by a dentist. Tooth decay in baby teeth can spread very quickly, leading to toothache and infection.
What are the symptoms of vulvovaginitis?
Symptoms of vulvovaginitis include: inflammation of the vagina and/or vulva, characterised by swollen, irritated, itchy and red skin; unusual vaginal discharge; an unpleasant odour from the vaginal ar…
What is failure to thrive?
Failure to thrive is when a child falls consistently behind the weight gain and growth rates expected for their age and gender.
What kind of therapy options are available to help with developmental milestones?
Depending on the developmental milestones that needs to be improved upon, there are therapy options that include learning, speech, emotional and social development, and physical development including …
What factors can trigger abdominal pain in children?
Poor food choices such as greasy, fatty, fried foods, carbonated drinks and sodas, alongside overeating can all trigger a tummy ache.
Are there different types of arthritis in children?
There are multiple types of arthritis in children, including oligoarticular arthritis, polyarticular arthritis, systemic arthritis, enthesitis arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
Can hearing loss be prevented?
Hearing loss in newborns cannot be totally prevented, but there are things you can do to minimise the risk, including keeping childhood vaccinations up to date, and getting early treatment for ear inf…
Is it safe to leave my child alone with a pet?
It is important to supervise all contact between young children and pets. Small children often do not pick up on cues that their behaviour may be upsetting an animal. This is particularly true with do…
What are the symptoms of infantile colic?
Infantile colic can be recognised by symptoms including: prolonged crying when the baby is otherwise healthy; a clear beginning and end to the crying; crying in the late afternoon or early evening; be…
Why shouldn’t I use fabric softener on cloth nappies?
Using fabric softener on cloth nappies can make them less absorbent.
How can I prepare my cat for the arrival of my baby?
The arrival of a new baby is a big change in a household routine. Cats are very sensitive to routines, so you can help by gradually making changes in how you do things in the months before the baby ar…