Iron is an important mineral found in blood that helps carry oxygen around the body. Iron is essential in providing energy and for brain development. It is common for children to be iron deficient. Dr Lexi Frydenberg explains why it is so common, how to prevent iron deficiency and how to treat it.
The Covid 19 Pandemic is not over yet – not by a long shot, and as the school holidays arrive, we are proceeding cautiously to avoid that second wave. How can we protect our babies and young ones and turbo charge their immune systems? GP Expert Dr Bill Bateman shares his expertise here.
Parents often wonder, when is the perfect age to begin toilet training. There is an old wives tale that says, toilet training an older child is easier, however this is not what an extensive body of international research suggests.
Our world has turned upside down. Because we don’t have an experience of going through something like this, our normal coping strategies are being stretched. Here are some suggestions of ways to help manage the pressure, help your feelings, and take care of yourself.
It takes awareness, intention and practice, but when we focus on identifying and responding supportively to our child’s emotions, it can bring us into the present moment and can be calming for both parent and child. Together, then, you can tackle challenging times with strength and connection.
So Mama, maybe you have decided to isolate, or you are forced to isolate, or you have just decided to give the wide world a little space. Here are some ideas for what you can do with your little ones to get through.
From when I was five weeks pregnant with my first son, I had someone - other than my husband - to share the highs and lows of pregnancy with. I went through every niggle, ache, flutter, and stage with one of my closest friends.
The protective power that breastfeeding and breast milk has against infections and illness in newborns and infants is now more relevant than ever before. Breastfeeding and breast milk feeding really is your superpower right now!
Starting on solid food is an important milestone in your child’s development. It’s a window of opportunity where good eating habits can be established and provides a strong foundation for your child’s future health.
Top 10 Best Ever Tips for a Trouble Free Return to Work
Working parents, we salute you! Having kids has made you more efficient in the home, and now that you’re just back at work you’re taking it to the workplace. We’ve put together our 10 best ever tips to help get you back into the groove at work, so you can get in, get the job done, and get home to your loved ones.
Emotions lie at the heart of parenting and all human interactions. While our own emotions influence how we parent, children are wired to quickly pick up on our emotions, which impacts how they feel in stressful situations too. When we are stressed, they are stressed. When we are calm, they are calm.
We need a Village more than ever. At times like this we need to stop and think about what really matters, how we can support our families and help our neighbours. We're here to support you through the uncertainty.
Osho once said, "The moment a child is born the mother is also born". We love this quote as it talks to the monumental transition of Motherhood. It’s such a huge shift isn’t it, and something that you can't really ever prepare for. But once you give birth to that little one, the transition really hits.
Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar… Your baby wakes up in the morning after a solid night’s sleep. You feed her, change her, play with her for a little bit, take her for a little walk outside, then rock her to sleep and put her gently into her cot for her morning nap. 30 minutes later, she wakes up fussy and irritable and, despite your pleading, bargaining, and offers of riches, refuses to go back to sleep.
Let me help you with this, by giving you my top tips to extend your baby's nap time.
Miscarriage is one of the unfortunate and sad aspects of the care that I provide to women. It is, however, a persistent reality and is both upsetting and unnerving, not just at the tragedy of the loss, but also because it often makes you question your ability to achieve a healthy baby down the track
I would like to take this opportunity to explain miscarriage to you in more detail.
During COVID-19 many parents are nervous about seeing health professionals. If you are worried about your baby or feel that “something is not right”, please don't hesitate to seek help. Following is information about some common newborn conditions and how we suggest you treat them.
Partner Support –
the Critical Link
to Successful Breastfeeding
If you don’t have breasts then you’re not going to be able to help with breastfeeding itself, but your role as partner to a breastfeeding mother and baby is the critical link to long term breastfeeding success, which benefits the whole family. Lactation Expert Rowena Gray writes.
Mamas, looking after a little person all day can take the best out of all of us. It’s important to remember to look after you, too. Here are my top tips on how to create time for YOU and what to do with it once you have it.