Archive for January, 2013

Tooth decay risk posed by sweet drinks should be highlighted, say researchers

January 31st, 2013

Good oral hygiene doesn't just start when your child gets their first tooth – it begins from day one! Even if your child still has no teeth, it's important to keep up a regular dental routine of gently wiping their gums with a soft flannel dipped in warm water. This can help to clear any […]

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Earlier and more severe flu seasons may be expected as a result of climate change

January 31st, 2013

Winter is the time of year when many parents stock up on their supply of baby saline, pull their pram waterproof covers out of the cupboard and layer their children in warm clothing to help in preventing baby flu. Parents may have to get their preparations done earlier, with an American study finding that we […]

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Vaccination scheduler app to aid parents with preventing whooping cough

January 29th, 2013

Whooping cough is set to become the "most severe preventable epidemic" in over fifty years, with The Center of Disease Control and Prevention reporting 18 deaths and around 41,000 cases in 2012. The whooping cough isn't just any casual case of the cough that you would expect from the baby flu, but is potentially very […]

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New Pregnancy, Birth and Baby website launched

January 25th, 2013

It can be difficult being a first-time mum with a number of challenges to tackle from the get-go! You might be thinking, how can I help a baby with a blocked nose? When is it okay to start feeding them solids? Does my baby need a dental routine? Find the answers to your questions with […]

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Blue Wiggle Anthony reminds parents about importance of allergy awareness

January 24th, 2013

It's likely that parents will brush off the need for baby saline in summer, as it's commonly thought that baby flu or allergy symptoms aren't present in this season – but a leading children's entertainer is reminding parents about the importance of allergy awareness. Anthony Field of The Wiggles has joined forces with Allergy and […]

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Flu vaccine safe for children with egg allergies – Study

January 23rd, 2013

The chance of your child coming down with baby flu are pretty high during winter, as their immune system is not yet strong enough to fight coughs and runny noses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) previously recommended that season influenza vaccine not be given to children allergic to eggs, but a new […]

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Three baby superfoods

January 22nd, 2013

If your baby has moved on to eating solids, you will probably want to know what some of the top foods to feed them are. It's important to ensure your child eats nutrient-rich foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables to help support their growth and development. Here are three 'superfoods' that can assist in […]

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Baby milestones: Crawling

January 21st, 2013

Your child will go through a number of significant milestones in their early years, uttering their first word, coming down with their first bout of baby flu and eating their first solid foods. An exciting development stage for your baby is when they start to make use of their arms and legs to crawl and […]

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Latest child restraint ratings released

January 18th, 2013

As a parent it's always important to ensure the safety and healthy wellbeing of your child, be it purchasing baby saline to help your child with infant cold or getting them fitted out with the appropriate car seat. Parents in Victoria can now ensure that their children have the best crash protection, with the latest […]

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Kidsafe Victoria launches campaign: ‘Do Not Leave Children in Hot Cars’

January 17th, 2013

Australia is still experiencing sizzling temperatures with Melbourne reaching 39 degrees today and Adelaide hitting a high 42 degrees. During winter we worried about our young ones getting infant cold or having a congested baby that found it hard to feed and sleep, but during the summer months the searing heat can be of major […]

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