June 23, 2022
What medication should you have in your cupboard for an emergency?
With a little one around, it is more vital than ever to be prepared with a well-stocked medicine cabinet for first aid in the home. Every home should have a medicine cabinet or first-aid kit in the case of an emergency. You should stock up on over-the-counter medicines and supplies […]
June 9, 2022
Paediatrician Perspective – Getting ready for a baby: What to buy before baby arrives
Getting stocked up on newborn basics can be overwhelming but also enjoyable whether you’re perusing online baby stores, shopping for yourself, or comparing baby items. Every first-time parent has wondered what they really need for the baby and what they should get before the baby arrives. You don’t want to […]
May 26, 2022
Fussy eaters
When a child refuses to eat certain foods or eats the same things repeatedly, this is known as fussy eating. Fussy eating is most common among toddlers and preschool children. Many parents are concerned that their fussy eater isn’t getting enough food to grow. Rest assured, if your child is […]
May 12, 2022
What vitamins are important?
Ideally, a healthy diet is the best source of all the vital nutrients your child needs. Dairy products, fruits, vegetables, protein and whole grains all form part of a balanced diet. But, which vitamins are the most important, and why? Vitamins that are essential for the growth and development of […]
April 28, 2022
Constipation
Children with constipation may experience hard, dry stools that are difficult or painful to pass. Though an uncomfortable condition, it typically does not last too long and is quite common in children as their diets change. Persistent and severe constipation, however, is not normal and should be evaluated by your […]
April 14, 2022
Teething
Teething is one of the most stressful points in both a parent’s and their baby’s life, causing irritability and restlessness for everyone involved. Teething is a natural part of your baby’s development, occurring when baby teeth push through the gums. This process usually begins at around six months but may […]
March 31, 2022
Chronic cough – When Should I Get it Checked Out?
A cough indicates that your child’s body is attempting to get rid of something irritating. Chronic cough is a daily cough that lasts longer than four weeks in children, and it is one of the most common conditions that present in childhood. Coughing can be worrisome and difficult to cure, […]
March 17, 2022
Crèche syndrome
Crèche syndrome affects many parents whose children attend crèches, preschools, and playgrounds. Crèche syndrome is not an illness that you’ll find in medical textbooks or research journals and publications. Despite this, Crèche syndrome is a common problem seen by paediatricians. When young children come into regular contact with other children […]
March 3, 2022
Benefits of play
As a result of playing, children can better understand themselves, the world, and others. It is just as important as any other form of development in your child’s life and is a vital teaching tool. Children learn to communicate with others and build essential life skills through play. Playing is […]