Archive for the "Cold and Flu" Category

Enjoying seasonal spring food

August 30th, 2013

There's nothing like the smell and taste of truly fresh and seasonal produce grown from home. Spring is a great time to dig into some of these treats provided by Mother Nature herself. If your baby is at the point where she is eating solids, then why not try to integrate some of this seasonal […]

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How to reduce the risk of baby flu

August 26th, 2013

Did your baby catch the flu this winter? Do you know why? Because a new study from the University of Sydney has revealed that vaccinating the rest of the family is the best way to protect children under six months of age from catching the baby flu – and this knowledge might help you protect […]

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Flu season still in full swing

August 12th, 2013

While the weather is already getting warmer and it feels as though we're heading quickly towards spring, flu season isn't over yet, warns Dr Vicky Sheppeard, NSW health director of communicable disease branch. That means parents should still be on the lookout for symptoms of baby flu in their own child – especially as for […]

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Top 3 tips for a congested baby

July 31st, 2013

It's no fun for anyone if your baby has a congested nose. Whether it be from a cold or from allergies, your baby is going to be uncomfortable during this time. However all is not lost – there are some basic steps you can take to make your baby more comfortable, which will hopefully score […]

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Easing your little one to sleep

July 30th, 2013

If your child has a baby cold or flu, they might be finding it more difficult to sleep than usual, especially if they have a congested nose. Babies breathe primarily through their noses in their early months of life, so they can become distressed when this becomes more difficult. However while these uncomfortable symptoms are […]

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Daycare: baby best practice

July 23rd, 2013

Daycare can be a bit of a battlefield, especially when it comes to dealing with the illnesses that seem to spread around like wildfire. Almost every parent will experience picking up their baby with a stuffy nose from daycare, as with all the shared facilities, toys and play equipment babies pick up the snuffles rather […]

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Babies and breathing through the nose

July 9th, 2013

You may have heard the term 'obligate nose breathers' thrown around. Well, this is what babies are – obligate nose breathers. That means that they generally only breathe through their noses, except during certain periods such as when they're crying. It's said that this tendency to breathe through the nose is because at a young […]

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Clearing your baby’s nose

July 4th, 2013

As a new parent, it might be hard to know what to do when your little infant's nose is congested this winter. However, a congested baby isn't the end of the world, as there is plenty you can do to clear up their wee nose and have them as happy as Larry in no time. […]

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Don’t fear the flu

June 17th, 2013

You might have noticed more people at the office with sniffly noses lately, or perhaps more friends with a frog in their throat. That's right – the cold season has well and truly begun – but as a parent there's no need to fear the baby flu – it will happen to every child at […]

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Tending to your first baby cold

June 13th, 2013

If your little one has been struck with a baby cold for the first time, you are likely to have a few days ahead of you where you're tending to their needs – more than usual! Your baby will be feeling a bit low as they fight off a bug, so it's important to make […]

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