Archive for December, 2012

Smartphone device may help in detecting allergens in food

December 21st, 2012

Parents who have children with allergies have to be extra careful about what their child eats or where they go, so that they don't have an allergic reaction – which for some people, can be deadly. Allergies such as hay fever can cause children to exhibit baby flu symptoms including a runny nose, congestion or […]

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Keep your child cool this summer

December 20th, 2012

Instead of worrying about the cold and having a baby with a blocked nose, parents will now have to be wary of the soaring temperatures and extreme heat. Extreme heat events are said to have killed more people than any other natural hazard in Australia. People tend to make preparations to respond to floods, bushfires […]

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Nutrition experts say “go fresh” with your meals this festive season

December 19th, 2012

Warming up infant soups may have been common in winter to help your baby with congestion, but some of Australia's leading nutrition experts are recommending that you "go fresh" with meals this Christmas! Recent national reports indicate that only a meagre six per cent of Australians eat enough fruit and vegetables every day, with over […]

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Common Christmas wheeze triggers

December 18th, 2012

You might have thought that the worst of allergies and their baby flu symptoms were gone with the passing of spring, but the National Asthma Council Australia has pointed out that some asthma and allergy triggers may come from your Christmas decorations! Allergies can leave your baby with a blocked nose, making it difficult for […]

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Improved ‘Better Health’ app a fab summer guide

December 17th, 2012

Health apps have become a fantastic guide in helping new parents understand and deal with the winter ills of a congested baby and infant cold, also proving to be handy in the new summer season. Victorian health minister David Davis announced last week (December 12) that some new features, such as environmental health alerts and […]

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Parents warned about leaving kids in car during summer

December 14th, 2012

Not long ago we were worrying about keeping our children warm and protected from baby flu, but now it's more about keeping them cool and ensuring they drink enough water! The sweltering summer temperatures can be dangerous if you spend too much time out under the sun, but it can be even more hazardous if […]

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Asthma and allergy sufferers warned to be vigilant in December

December 13th, 2012

The National Asthma Council Australia has issued a seasonal warning for those with allergies and asthma to remain vigilant in December. The festive month is said by the council to be full of hidden dangers, with pollen and "thunder-storm triggered asthma" holding some risk. "There is so much hype about hay fever in spring that […]

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Healthy holiday treat food for the kids

December 12th, 2012

There's lots of raw, fresh produce to look forward to this season – no more warm chicken and vegetable soups needed to relieve baby flu! Juicy fruits are always a welcome food in the summer, as they are quick to prepare and perfect for packing up to go out to the beach or on a […]

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Top baby names for 2013

December 11th, 2012

The wildflowers Poppy and Clover, and ancient figures such as Athena, Atticus and Juno are some of the forecasted top baby names for 2013. Picked out by name analysts Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz of Nameberry, popular baby names for 2013 are a wild mix of leonine, vintage, Scandinavian and weather-inspired names. Seasonal names […]

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Baby Christmas gift ideas

December 10th, 2012

The festive season has finally rolled around for another year, so expect a lot of stress and anxiety when you head out to the malls this month, as parents rush around to find the perfect gifts for their kids! You can save yourself the Christmas meltdown by sorting out what you want before you even […]

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