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Croup cough in children: Everything you need to know

Any parent who has been woken up in the middle of the night to the sound of their child coughing so bad it sounds like a barking seal will know just how terrifying an ordeal it is. It’s heartbreaking to see our tiny babes so sick and as the chilly winter months press on, croup is, unfortunately, a very common illness.  Hearing a barking cough in kids can often cause us to panic, but the...

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Hygiene & Keeping Clean

What to do every morning before sending your little one off to daycare

You counted down nine long months to meet them, you woke up countless times night after night to feed, change and soothe them. You watched them take their first step and your heart melted when they finally dropped that very first ‘mama’ or ‘dada’. So it’s only natural that you both might struggle with separation and saying goodbye when it’s time for daycare dropoff. Not to mention the hectic morning hustle that it takes just...

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Impetigo: Everything you need to know about the bacterial skin infection

As any parent knows, their child’s skin is one of their most precious commodities and can be prone to a whole host of infections and irritations in the early years.  One of the more painful ailments they can suffer from is impetigo (pronounced  ‘im-peh-tie-go’), which is a bacterial infection of the skin. If your little one has recently started daycare, this may be one of the first infections they come home with. It causes sores...

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Did you know it’s normal for our little ones to get around 10 viral colds a year?

Spotting a runny nose can often strike the fear of god into a parent. “Here we go again,” we think as we scramble for a tissue. “Didn’t he just get over his last cold?” 🤧 Ask any parent what their toughest challenge is and they’ll probably confess it’s dealing with the never-ending onslaught of illnesses. It can sometimes feel like you can’t make it a single week through work without having to tend to a...

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How can I help my constipated toddler?

When you become a parent, there are certain topics of conversations that, pre-kid, you would never imagine having. But from the moment your baby is born, their health and wellbeing become your number one priority.  Naturally, you become invested in every aspect of their life. And when we say every, we mean every. Even their poo becomes a normal topic of conversation: from how many dirty nappies they have a day to the exact colour...

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Health & Safety

When to keep your child home from daycare?

It’s the dreaded scenario every parent can relate to. It’s Sunday night, you’ve had a glorious weekend of downtime with your family but now your little one is sneezing and sniffling out of nowhere. You and your partner both have back-to-back days at work tomorrow and it’s too last-minute to organise a babysitter.  What do you do? Flip a coin? Take a carer’s day? Attempt to work from home with a sick toddler crawling all...

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8 things you need to know about snot in children

Yes we know, it’s not a very glamorous topic but we need to talk about snot.⁠ With the chilly winter months well and truly here, you may notice your little one is coming home from daycare with a runny nose. While you churn through the tissues at record speed 🤧, their snotty nose may hang around for what feels like a lifetime and it can be really challenging to navigate.  The good news is this...

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How to treat and take care of bites and stings

Living in Australia we all know they’re around, those creepy-crawlies, slithery, stinging creatures that inhabit the planet with us. We are fortunate enough to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, it is inevitable that our paths will cross.  Biting/stinging insects may join us on the family picnic. Jellyfish lurk in the waves during a day at the beach. A brown snake may happen to pass through the tables of a child’s birthday party (a first-hand experience). While...

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first aid

Treating burns and scalds

Children are curious. They learn by play and exploring the world. This is a wonderful way to grow and develop, however, the problem is that your children lack the ability to understand danger and consequence. For example, investigating the hot cup of tea you just left on the coffee table will most likely not end well. Equally fascinating is the way you straighten your hair, and children always want to mimic what we do, just...

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