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Keeping Our Kids Safe: Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness

This is an Alphapharm sponsored post. Recently AJ and I were visiting a quiet, local playground with friends. Before too long another mum with two small children arrived. One of the children was eating a sandwich as he walked along; he started playing on the playground equipment, still carrying his … [Read more...]

Being Prepared for Medical Emergencies

Being Prepared for Medical Emergencies

There have been so many moments as a parent that I have felt completely unprepared for - moments of overwhelming joy, heart wrenching fear, immense pride, intense love, and even complete panic. The last no more than a recent incident that saw us on our way to the local hospital's emergency … [Read more...]

Kids Health: Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum

This post is by regular contributor Naomi Cook. I have just come from the playground where I witnessed a little girl clambering over the equipment with a naked underarm revealing a cluster of Molluscum Contagiosum (MC)... Mollusc what??? What is that??? Here is a little information on a skin rash … [Read more...]

Gastroenteritis in Children: Part 2

preventing and treating gastro

This post is by regular contributor Naomi Cook. Today I will look at Prevention, Treatment and the Gastro Survival Pack. I do hope that those who were suffering when I shared the part one post have recovered and bounced back to good health already. Prevention Hand-washing: Washing for one … [Read more...]

Gastroenteritis in Children: Part 1

gastro

This post is by regular contributor Naomi Cook. Gastro is my true Nemesis. Give me seven days of cold or flu over 24 hours of gastro! We all dread the emails alerting us to a new gastro outbreak at school or kindy. Then (usually in the cold dead of the night), follow the buckets, tissues, … [Read more...]

Colds We Wish Weren’t So ‘Common’

colds and flus

This post is by regular contributor Naomi Cook. I write this from voluntarily ‘isolation.’ It is almost a self imposed quarantine! I have taken my older child out of child care temporarily and am avoiding, on the whole, areas teeming with (cold ridden) kids such as playgrounds. Drastic measures! … [Read more...]

Food Allergies and Intolerances: Our Journey Continues

Food allergies

This post is by regular contributor Naomi Cook. Four weeks ago I left the Allergy Centre at our local hospital with my daughter. She had been newly diagnosed with multiple food chemical intolerances, but I was feeling lucky. As I paid the receptionist for our visit I overheard a doctor ask … [Read more...]

Preventing Iron Deficiency in Toddlers

iron

This post is by regular contributor Naomi Cook. Two pregnancies, endless months of breastfeeding, running a couple of marathons and a lot of training in between left me a little lacking in the Iron Department. Iron deficiency makes me very tired, susceptible to infection and gives me tell tale … [Read more...]