Knee Pain in Children

Overuse and single trauma injuries are 2 of the most common causes of knee pain in children. But they also happen very differently. Overuse, as the name suggests, happens when your kid uses his/her knees too much. On the other… Continue Reading >

Worried about being labelled a bad mum for having PND? There’s no need!

On the floor sits the mum who is feeling constantly sad and cries for no reason. She’s always tired and has no energy, even when her baby is sleeping well. She’s lost interest in the things that used to make… Continue Reading >

Mother’s Day 2020 – Isolation Style

By Claire Bozikov – @minibossmum   Let’s be real for a minute – Mother’s Day and my birthday are the only two days of the year where I am treated like a queen…and I definitely embrace it to the fullest…. Continue Reading >

Most common baby skin irritations and how to treat them

Media kindly brought to you by Covitol   At some stage or another, every baby will suffer from a temporary skin irritation that sends parents into a panic as they try to bring relief to their little ones. Babies’ delicate,… Continue Reading >

Knocked knees and bowed legs

Many parents may not be aware that bowed legs and knocked knees are a common condition that forms part of a child’s normal bony growth and bony development.  Here is what you need to know about knocked knees and bowed… Continue Reading >

Why does everyone keep checking my baby’s hips?

A midwife or doctor will give your baby a full physical examination soon after birth, they will do a thorough examination of the hips to make sure that they are not stiff to examine, do not fully dislocate or click,… Continue Reading >

Almost 80% of serious burns and scalds to young children occur in the home.

Experts are urging parents and carers to be vigilant and take action to reduce the risks of burns and scalds this winter, a time of heightened burns risk. The call comes at the beginning of National Burns Awareness Month– an… Continue Reading >

Probiotics and Eczema: What Every Parent Needs to Know

One of the most common questions about eczema I receive is: What is the best probiotic to take for eczema? I love hearing this question! It means that many parents are becoming aware that eczema is not just about creams… Continue Reading >

I think my child has a mental health condition – what should I do?

By Haylea Hodges, Youthrive Psychologist   Do not panic! Mental health conditions are quite common and are present in around one in seven children aged 4-17 years. Some of the most common mental health conditions that children present with include… Continue Reading >

The itchy dozen – Top 12 things people living with eczema want you to know

Eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) is most common in infants where it occurs in around 1 in 5 children under 2 years of age. It can also occur in older children and adults but usually improves with age. In… Continue Reading >