Archive for the "Health Tips for Infants" Category

How is your child’s hearing?

August 27th, 2013

Cases of the baby flu and other ailments can take a toll on you and your baby, but have you thought to check up on your baby's hearing? Hearing Awareness Week is taking place in Australia so what better time to make sure that you and your family's hearing is healthy. According to Jenny Macklin, […]

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Doing your best for your child’s health

August 26th, 2013

It's important for anybody and everybody to get a wide range of nutrients and to partake in regular physical exercise, yet with modern advances in technology, it is only getting easier to be inactive. As well as this, the developed world is eating more food – and not the good stuff like veggies, either. Because […]

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Asthma awareness in the spotlight

August 13th, 2013

Is your infant or child often wheezing and coughing? Have you been dealing with a congested baby frequently? You might want to be aware of asthma and see if it is affecting your child. More than just mild allergies, asthma can have serious medical consequences. Due to the effect that asthma is having on the […]

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A weighty issue for you and your child

August 7th, 2013

While a baby cold or flu can cause some distress, it's important to be keeping an eye on the more holistic aspects of your baby's health. A growing number of Australian infants and toddlers are becoming obese, according to two Australian psychologists and weight loss experts, Kate Swann and Kristina Mamrot. Figures place 34 per […]

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Coming up: National Healthy Bones Week

August 2nd, 2013

Coming up this month is National Healthy Bones Week, which takes place from August 4-10. This week puts a focus on good nutrition for healthy bones, and in particular for children. Adequate calcium means strong and healthy bones and bone mass throughout life.  While health issues such as a congested baby with a cold are […]

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iPhone applications to make parenting easier

June 14th, 2013

The great part about being a new parent in the 21st century is that there are so many great online resources and tools available to help ensure you baby is happy and healthy. For example, did you know that there are a number of great iPhone applications that are perfect for parents of newborn babies? […]

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Clearing mucus from a baby with congestion

June 14th, 2013

Whether your infant has a cold or is just a regularly congested baby, it can be extremely uncomfortable as they aren't able to clear their nose on their own. However, armed with an aspirator, some tissue paper and a saline solution, you can remove much of the mucus from your baby's nose yourself! Here is […]

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Baby products recall

June 11th, 2013

In between worrying about baby flu and education and all those other little concerns that pop up when you have a child, it might be wise to take note of the safety of your baby equipment as well. On June 7, the Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC) warned parents about the recall of a product […]

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Winter baby health essentials

May 2nd, 2013

Coming into winter, it's important you're stocked up on some winter baby health essentials. Make sure you've stocked your medicine cabinet with some of these handy items for your little one. Blocked nose If your child comes down with baby flu or a cold, they might end up with a stuffy or congested nose. This […]

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The importance of hand hygiene

May 1st, 2013

Good hand hygiene can help to prevent unnecessary cases of the baby flu and other inconvenient ailments. Coming up on May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day, which focuses on encouraging good hand hygiene practice in institutions such as hospitals, but also in general day-to-day life. Good hand washing practice is especially vital in preventing […]

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