Do you have young kids who are prone to seasonal hay fever? Runny nose, itchy eyes and lots of sneezing? As we head into the warmer months seasonal hay fever will start to strike. Find out what you can do to help.
Many of us buy yoghurts for our kids because of the widely published health benefits they have, ranging from friendly bacteria to the amount of calcium they contain. But not all yoghurts are created equal! Some types of kids yoghurts have the same amount of sugar and additives in them as chocolate desserts! So how do you tell the difference between 'real' kids yoghurts that offer health benefits from other fake kids yoghurts that just taste good?
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.
Most kids suffer eye problems at some stage or other, it comes with the territory. But are you prepared? Heres what you need to know about the most common problems affecting toddlers and preschoolers.
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?
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?
Even babies and kids who are usually good sleepers may find it difficult to get enough sleep or settle during the busy Christmas period. So here are some useful sleep tips for the Christmas holidays to help ensure your baby and kids sleep is not disrupted during this hectic time of year.
Every toddler is different when it comes to toilet training, but here are some basic tips on what you might expect. From understanding whether your toddler is ready to start toilet training, tips on using a potty versus a toilet seat and some toilet training techniques to help you on your journey.
We all know that fruit is full of vitamins and an important part of kids diets, but did you know that too much fruit (whether it's fresh fruit, fruit juices, dried fruit or canned fruit) can have a negative effect and contribute to problems such as cavities and erosion, especially if your kids are grazing on fruit all day?
How do you know if your kids have pet allergies? We take a look at what signs you need to look out for, dealing with pet allergies, testing for pet allergens and common culprits. Plus we share some helpful tips on living with your family pet and ideas on what to do if allergy symptoms persist.
Water play can be a great source of fun and exercise for the whole family, but it can also be dangerous for kids if the proper water safety precautions are not taken. The good news is though there are many ways to keep children safe in and around water. Check out these helpful tips.
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.
Its often difficult to know where to start if your baby or child is having sleep problems or youre looking to create some healthy sleep habits. Thats where a baby and child sleep consultant comes in! The role of a professional sleep consultant is to teach your child the skills necessary to happily sleep through the night and to take long, restful naps during the day. Find out if hiring a sleep consultant might work for you and your little one.
So where do you start when your toddler or preschooler gets headlice? Headlice or nits as theyre often referred to, can be one of the most dreaded experiences of a parent. You don't know how your toddler or preschooler got them, and often youre not sure of the best way to get rid of them.
So when should kids first visit the dentist? Sooner than you may think! Find out at what age you should take your kids to the dentist, choosing a dentist and things you can expect from their first visit.
We all know we need to put on sunscreen during summer, but did you know its just as important for young kids to put on good quality sunglasses too? Kids eyes need to be cared for and protected from the sun's damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays just as much as their skin.