As we head into summer here's a quick reminder of what we need to do and what we need to teach our kids to do. Weve all heard the phrase Slip Slop Slap and Wrap a thousand times, but its so important as parents and caregivers to keep kids safe in the harsh New Zealand sun whilst they're playing outside, swimming in the pool or visiting one of our many beaches.
Asthma is a common New Zealand illness, affecting over 521,000 New Zealanders. Its scary when it affects the child you care for, but the good news is that asthma can be well managed. Having knowledge about your childs asthma, what their symptoms and triggers are, and about their medication will help you to keep them happy and well.