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Dealing with nappy rash

Dealing with nappy rash

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 to recognise measles in babies & kids

How to recognise measles in babies & kids

Would you recognise if your baby or kids had measles? We take a look at the symptoms of measles, treatment, preventing measles and how to get the MMR vaccine.
Testing Baltic Amber jewellery for authenticity

Testing Baltic Amber jewellery for authenticity

Is your baby’s 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.
Does your child have ADHD?

Does your child have ADHD?

The number of young children being diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) has increased over the last decade. So what is ADHD, and why are more children being labelled with it?
Baby poo guide

Baby poo guide

Baby poo and understanding what’s in babies’ nappies always seems to be a hot topic amongst new parents! It’s hard not to notice how much baby poo varies from nappy change to nappy change. Find out what’s normal and what’s not, the difference between breastfed and formula fed babies’ poo and starting on solids.
10 Steps to ditching your toddler's dummy

10 Steps to ditching your toddler's dummy

Is it time to ditch your toddler's dummy? The longer you leave it to get rid of your toddler's 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.
Is your child depressed?

Is your child depressed?

Do you think your child is depressed? Childhood depression rarely has a single cause and it’s usually a combination of factors that depend on your child’s innate coping abilities. We take a look at the causes of childhood depression, signs and symptoms, getting help, treatment, supporting your child and improving communication.
Managing parents separation anxiety

Managing parents separation anxiety

It’s 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.
Toddler constipation - common causes & treatment

Toddler constipation - common causes & treatment

So why do toddlers suffer from constipation? It’s fairly common in this age group and can appear out of nowhere for some or be carried on from infancy for others. We look at some of the reasons why toddlers suffer from constipation, symptoms, common causes and remedies to help treat it.
5 ways to help kids sleep on hot summer’s nights

5 ways to help kids sleep on hot summer’s nights

We all love summer, but it can wreak havoc with kids sleep patterns with balmy nights and daylight streaming through their curtains. A good night’s sleep is important for all of us, so help make things more comfortable with these 5 easy tips to help them get to sleep during the warmer months.
Toilet training tips for toddlers

Toilet training tips for toddlers

Everyone's different, but children are usually ready to start toilet training somewhere between 18 months - 3.5 years on average. We take a look at some of the cues for toilet training readiness, managing poo issues and moving through each phase of the toilet training process at your toddler's pace.
The teething process

The teething process

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.
Colic - symptoms, causes & treatments

Colic - symptoms, causes & treatments

Does your baby suffer from colic? Colic in newborns and young babies is not uncommon. We take a look at the symptoms of colic, possible causes that make infants colicky and the treatment options available to relieve baby colic.
Hay fever tips for young kids

Hay fever tips for young kids

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.
Toilet training toddlers without the stress

Toilet training toddlers without the stress

It is typically around the time toilet training begins that toddlers are starting to strive for more independence and beginning to test limits. This can make toilet training a stressful time for everyone involved. So how do we make toilet training a normal part of development?
Anxiety in preschoolers

Anxiety in preschoolers

Kids of all ages have anxieties or worries of some kind. However, in most cases, anxiety in preschoolers is fairly transient and short-lived. Find out about some of the common causes of anxiety for preschoolers and ways you can help manage it.
Are kids yoghurts doing more harm than good?

Are kids yoghurts doing more harm than good?

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?
The effects of W-sitting

The effects of W-sitting

We take a look at the effects of W-Sitting, why it’s not ideal and the postural and developmental issues it may cause young kids.
Baby massage

Baby massage

So what’s all the fuss about baby massage? We take a look at some of the positive effects and benefits of massaging your baby and how to get started.
What can babies see?

What can babies see?

There’s been lots of discussion about what babies can see from a young age and it’s something that has fascinated scientists for decades. We know that their eyes aren't fully developed when they’re born, but how long is it before their eye muscles start to develop and they can focus and see colour?
Cows milk allergy

Cows milk allergy

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.
7 Things to know about newborn babies

7 Things to know about newborn babies

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.
Common eye problems affecting young kids

Common eye problems affecting young kids

Most kids suffer eye problems at some stage or other, it comes with the territory. But are you prepared? Here’s what you need to know about the most common problems affecting toddlers and preschoolers.
10 Benefits of babywearing

10 Benefits of babywearing

Babywearing is all about carrying your baby close to you in a sling or baby carrier and has been practiced for centuries around the world. It’s a great way for parents to bond with their baby and can be used for many different reasons and in all kinds of situations. Find out more about some of the benefits of babywearing for both you and your baby.

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