You’re concerned about your baby’s head shape – what’s next?

By Rebecca Micallef Having a baby is one of life’s most amazing gifts but it can also be a very stressful time to navigate. Many parents often have questions about the shape of their baby’s heads, and whether the head… Continue Reading >

How to respond to your child’s anxiety about COVID-19

As concerns about COVID-19 intensify, many parents are wondering how to talk to their children about the virus. Most children will be aware that something significant is happening and it’s natural for them to experience some anxiety. Here are some… Continue Reading >

When Should You Begin Designing Your Newborn’s Nursery?

While awaiting the due date of your baby, you’re bound to find yourself flipping between swings of anxiety and excitement. Looking up feeding and nursing chairs and cute baby clothes will grow to be a guilty pleasure of yours as… Continue Reading >

“OM” (Meditation for Stress Management)

Meditation allows you to live in the moment, to calm yourself, to regulate your breathing, to help visualise your successes and to help you focus your attention on the “good” in your life.   You can meditate anywhere at any time… Continue Reading >

The peas That Freaked out the Kids! 15 Practical tips to alleviate Anxiety at dinner.

The family is at the table, dinner is served and only Anxiety is being Fed!  “Oh don’t be ridiculous, it’s only peas!”. Now dad is getting tired, “just eat your food, it is not going to kill you”. “Come on just… Continue Reading >

Aussies Lose Sleep After Bushfire Trauma

Sleep experts are warning the aftermath of Australia’s Black Summer has left many with troubling sleep problems as they struggle to deal with unresolved stress and anxiety. Getting good sleep is critical to support emotional stability and future planning during… Continue Reading >

Eczema: Expectations versus reality

I was handed another prescription and told to use the creams. But not for longer than half of the time, otherwise that was no good. And the creams were magical! Yes they worked….but only while we were using them. It… Continue Reading >

The surprising origin of the interest in gut health.

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   This blog is a fictional story that is based on insight we have into ancient Egyptian beliefs and practices from around 800BC.  Ahti squirmed at… Continue Reading >

“Just Breathe”

(Breathing Exercises for Stress Management)   Picture yourself in the middle of an exam, a board meeting, or for your kids, it could be before a presentation at school or a sporting final.  Your pulse is quickening, your thoughts are… Continue Reading >

Let your kids be bored these holidays.

School Holidays – for many it can mark a period of relief for parents, a break from the constant daily grind of getting children up and ready for school, packed lunches, early morning arguments about brushing teeth and putting socks… Continue Reading >