Archive for November, 2012

Fab outdoor activities for the kids!

November 30th, 2012

Summer arrives this weekend, so you can brush off all those worries of having a baby with congestion, because the warmer weather is here to stay for the next few months! The fantastic weather conditions mean you can spend more time with your baby outside, exploring the garden and taking part in some fantastic activities. […]

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Be aware of dehydration this summer

November 29th, 2012

With a heat wave reported to hit parts of New South Wales today (November 29), it's important to be aware of the risks of heat-related illness. The wintery days of baby flu have flown by and now it's time to turn attention to the impending summer heat, with the new season coming in this weekend. […]

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Immunisation booklet to aid parents with children’s health

November 28th, 2012

Immunisation is important in helping to protect your child from various diseases and common illnesses such as baby flu. Some parents may hold concerns about immunisation and have questions about what is in a vaccine and if they are safe. A new booklet has been put together by Australia's top immunologists dispelling myths and answering […]

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Summer melon treats!

November 26th, 2012

Summer is probably the season that has the most delicious fruits, counting berries, nectarines, cherries and melons among its fine selection of ripe fruits. Honeydew, rockmelon and watermelon are staple summer foods, with watermelon often a hot favourite for trips to the beach or local swimming pool. During winter you might have fed your child […]

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Common baby health problems

November 23rd, 2012

When you have your first child, every little cough or sneeze can cause anxiety, where you might ask yourself is this normal? Younger children have weaker immune systems, making them prone to baby flu, coughs and colds, with it actually quite common to occur in infant years. It's handy to have a baby saline such […]

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Itchy eyes, blocked nose? It may be allergic rhinitis

November 22nd, 2012

Fresh cut grass, bright spring flowers and a number of other plants can create baby flu-like symptoms in your child, with many experiencing a runny nose, scratchy throat, itchy eyes and sneezing. These symptoms may be caused by allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever or nasal allergy, with the American College of Allergy, […]

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Reading to comfort your sick child

November 21st, 2012

If you have an infant with a cold you will know how uncomfortable and unhappy they may be feeling. Having to deal with a blocked nose can make it hard for them to do simple things such as eating and sleeping. You can help to soothe symptoms with a gentle baby saline solution which thins […]

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Getting SunSmart for Skin Cancer Action Week

November 20th, 2012

It's great to spend some time outside in the sunshine with your little one, especially if they have been dealing with the baby cold in the last few weeks. Even though it may be overcast and the sun is playing hide and seek, it's always good to ensure that you're being sunsmart. The sun's harmful […]

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Early-years swimming helps children achieve ‘wide range of skills’ earlier – study

November 19th, 2012

As we wave goodbye to the season of infant cold and having a baby with a blocked nose, we move into warmer days of sunshine and long days spent swimming at the beach. A recent survey conducted by Queensland's Griffith University has found that children who participate in swimming at a young age achieve a […]

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Nasal congestion? Baby saline to the rescue!

November 16th, 2012

Even though summer is creeping closer, you may still find that you have a baby with congestion finding it hard to breathe and perform simple tasks such as feeding and sleeping. Why do I have a congested baby you may ask? There are a number of reasons as to why your child may have baby […]

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