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It's cold and flu season, which means snotty noses and dealing with constant running noses, getting sneezed on and at times you may notice the changes of nasal mucus colour and texture.
Most button batteries are smaller than a five-cent piece, but the physical damage they can cause can be fatal. Button batteries can cause serious internal burns or death when swallowed.
World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently put out recommendations on children wearing masks.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) can make you sick with cold-like and flu-like symptoms. The virus can infect children however, they are less likely to have symptoms. Their symptoms are milder and they are less likely to develop severe illness
When preparing foods for babies we need to make sure that we offer foods that they can easily chew and swallow. We should consider the size, shape and texture. During meal times it's important that we supervise the children in…
While dummies are designed to help comfort and settle children, they are also a potential hazard to infants and young toddlers.
Measles is a serious disease that is easily spread through the air. Immunisation is effective in preventing the disease. All children and adults born during or after 1966 should be vaccinated with 2 doses of measles containing vaccine if not…
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is caused by a highly contagious virus that is spread by fluids produced during coughing and sneezing, or by direct contact with those fluids on surfaces.
Whooping cough is a highly infectious diseases. It takes 7 to 20 days after infection for symptoms of whooping cough to appear. It begins like a cold and then it causes uncontrolled coughing and vomiting for up to several months.
Hand foot and mouth disease is a mild illness common amongst children who attend childcare. The most typical symptoms are blisters in around the hand, foot and mouth.
Iron is needed to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. It also plays an important role in fighting infections, brain development and growth. Children who do not eat enough iron containing foods may become tired, faint,…
A food allergy is a hypersensitive reaction to a normally harmless substance in food and is quite common in babies and children. Some children are more likely to have an allergic reaction triggered by a particular food. Those most at…
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