Archive for the "Tips and Advice" Category

National Asthma Week awareness

September 2nd, 2013

Did you know that this week in Australia it is National Asthma Week? Running from September 2-7, National Asthma Week is taking place to raise awareness about this significant ailment, which one in 10 people in Australia have. You might have noticed you have a congested baby at times, but how do you tell whether […]

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Dressing your baby for spring

August 28th, 2013

Now that spring is right around the corner, it's time for you to rethink your child's wardrobe. Once the weather starts to warm up enough, you will no longer need to bundle them up in layers of hats, coats, socks and gloves – which, come dressing time in the morning, you'll be most thankful for! […]

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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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Breaking ground with new research

August 22nd, 2013

For some children, there is more to worry about than baby flu rearing its head each year. Type one diabetes can also strike and while it can appear at any age it primarily begins in childhood. Two Australian children develop the condition each day. Thankfully, there are treatments available that can help those with this […]

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Mothers with chronic pain

August 19th, 2013

When you're a parent, sometimes you're not only worrying about a baby cold or flu, but also your own pain. For those living chronic pain, it can be difficult to achieve even simple tasks – which makes life as a mother particularly challenging – however it's not all hopeless. Groups in Australia including the 'Campaign […]

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Investigating chronic illness

August 15th, 2013

While many parents are rightly worried about issues such as baby flu or congestion, type one diabetes is an increasing concern for many Australian youngsters. Cases of type one diabetes (not to be confused with type 2, which is the disease that can be caused by lifestyle habits such as poor diet and exercise) in […]

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Healthier lifestyles for kids

August 9th, 2013

Lifestyle, exercise and nutrition has been in the spotlight a lot recently, with a growing number of Australian children becoming overweight or obese. Baby flu, chicken pox and allergies aren't the only kind of ailments parents need to focus on these days –  as nutrition and physical activity are also deserving of extra attention. Childhood […]

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New Zealand milk formula scare

August 6th, 2013

As a parent, there's often more to worry about than just a strain of baby cold. It is likely that you have heard about the infant milk powder contamination scare stemming from New Zealand.   Last week it was discovered that some of dairy giant Fonterra's whey protein concentrate – sometimes used in infant milk powder […]

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Looking after your own health

August 5th, 2013

While it's easy to spend all your time worrying about your baby with a cold's health, it's important to remember to look after yours too. After all, the fitter and healthier you are, the more enjoyable time with your baby will be. Some recent statistics have come to light showing that many Australians may not […]

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Are you keeping active?

August 1st, 2013

Once you become a mother, it seems like you're always on the move, tending to nappy changes, a baby cold, sleepless nights and hungry cries. So often parents are exhausted simply from everything that comes with looking after a little one, that it doesn't seem like there is any time for extra physical activity – […]

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