In this article we look at ways parents can help reduce the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). In New Zealand, SIDS is one of the leading causes of death among infants who are one month to 12 months old. It claims the lives of around 45 infants each year in this country. Is your baby sleeping safely or is your baby at risk to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?
Baby naps are essential for your little one and filled with lots of benefits. However settling your baby down to nap can sometimes be a bit of a challenge! Here are some dos and donts to help you teach your baby to nap well during the day.
Baby poo and understanding whats in babies nappies always seems to be a hot topic amongst new parents! Its hard not to notice how much baby poo varies from nappy change to nappy change. Find out whats normal and whats not, the difference between breastfed and formula fed babies poo and starting on solids.
Theres been lots of discussion about what babies can see from a young age and its something that has fascinated scientists for decades. We know that their eyes aren't fully developed when theyre born, but how long is it before their eye muscles start to develop and they can focus and see colour?
Babies have delicate skin which can sometimes become irritated by things like textiles, talcum powders, soaps and other common baby care products. Often, the culprits are harsh chemicals, which can not only harm your baby's sensitive skin, but can also damage the planet. Here are 5 ways to help look after your baby's skin using eco-friendly baby products, which are better for your baby and for the environment.
Every newborn baby is unique, but they already have the most amazing brain ready to soak in new experiences and the ability to learn. Here are a few basic things you need to know about your newborn baby's senses and development.
As parents we know that young children need their sleep to grow and develop, but many of us are unsure as to how much sleep babies, toddlers and pre-school kids actually need to reach their full potential. Unfortunately when it comes to sleep patterns, theres no such thing as an average child, but our sleep guide will give you an idea of what you can expect for newborns to 5 year olds, from day time naps to sleeping through the night.
Would you know if your little one had meningitis? Spotting the symptoms early could save their life. We take a look at some of the causes, treatment and prevention of meningitis, the glass test and how you can help protect your baby or toddler.
At some point most babies get a touch of nappy rash, a red blotchy and sometimes spotty and sore, area in their nappy area. Sometimes the whole area is affected and at others times it may only appear in one area. We take a look at some of the causes of nappy rash and some tips on how to deal with it.
How do you know if your kids are getting enough vitamin D or if they're deficient in anyway? We look at the importance of vitamin D, common sources and how to ensure your kids get enough vitamin D on a daily basis.
Check out our quick guide to kids coughs & coughing - common types of coughs you might come across this winter. Kids coughing is not uncommon at this time of year, but would you be able to recognise what sort of cough it is and how to treat it? Here are some of the more common types of coughs, symptoms and how you can help your little one.
Is your babys Baltic Amber necklace the real deal? There's a lot of amber on the market in New Zealand right now and at first glance it's difficult to tell if it's genuine Baltic Amber or plain amber, copal, or plastic. Try one of these tests to determine if the amber you have is authentic.
The longer you leave it to ditch your childs dummy, the more attached they will become to it. Bite the bullet while they're young and the agony will be less in the long run (although it may not feel like it at the time!). Make a start and follow these 10 simple steps.
Its not uncommon for young children to suffer from separation anxiety, but parents separation anxiety is common too, especially when it comes to leaving their little one for the first few times. Check out these tips on how to manage separation anxiety and make leaving your child a little bit easier.
All babies are different when it comes to teething. We take a look at when the teething process begins, which teeth usually come first and some of the teething symptoms your little one might experience.
Cows milk is one of the most common causes of food allergy in young children, affecting about one in 50 children in New Zealand. So what is cows milk allergy? We take a look at the symptoms and management of cows milk allergy.
Does your baby have flat head syndrome, also known as positional plagiocephaly? We take a look at some of the causes, treatment and tips on how to prevent flat syndrome. As well as ways to improve your babys posture, balance and head control, and encouraging natural correction of their head shape.
Find out how growing a healthy spine and a learning brain both need the same thing for your kids to develop and why movement is so important. Kids these days just dont move as much as they used to. So, what can we do to support a healthy spine and a healthy brain?
Does your little one suck their thumb or use a dummy? It can be a way to pacify them when theyre young, but did you know that it can cause long term damage to their teeth as they grow nearer to school age?