BABY HEALTH

Find information about keeping your baby healthy throughout their first year – coping with colic, reflux, nappy rash and more.

Birth to 2 Years

The Nanny Consultants Guide Birth to 2 Years

Read a book review of The Nanny Consultants Guide Birth to 2 Years, by Alana Portsmouth ...
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Earache

Earache

Earaches commonly occur in babies and small children and can be distressing for them and you ...
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baby crying whooping cough

Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is a very contagious and potentially fatal illness that is also called pertussis. Find out what causes it, ...
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baby sticky eye

Sticky eye in babies

If your baby is born with a blocked tear duct they may get sticky eye. Find out how you can ...
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knowing when baby is sick

Could my baby be sick? How to read your baby’s sick signs

When they’re too little to tell you how they’re feeling or what’s hurting, parents have to read some other signs ...
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constipation in babies

Constipation and your baby

Constipation is bowel motions that are very firm, and look like little pebbles. Quite a lot of babies look like ...
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Medicine reaction: Is it an allergy?

Medicine reaction: Is it an allergy?

Drug allergies can be a confusing area for parents because an adverse reaction to a medication does not necessarily mean ...
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caring for baby teeth

Oral health from 0 to two years

Yes, you need to brush your baby’s teeth with toothpaste that has fluoride in it. Fluoride works by attaching itself ...
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baby calling doctor

When to call the doctor

Even experienced parents might have an “Is this normal?” adjustment period to their new baby, and question whether something needs ...
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Newborn screening tests

Jaundice in babies

Around 60 per cent of full-term babies (born after 38 weeks of pregnancy) exhibit signs of jaundice. Jaundice can be ...
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thrush baby health

What is botulism

Botulism is a rare but serious illness. A bacterium called Clostridium botulinum - which naturally occurs in soil - creates ...
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Baby nose care

Baby nose care

The inside of the nose is self-cleaning and needs no special care. If your baby has any discharge, wipe it ...
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Baby ear care

Baby ear care

The first thing to remember when it comes to ear care is ‘less is more’. Don’t go poking around in ...
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Common eye problems

Common eye problems

Sticky eye is more likely if your baby's tear duct is narrower than normal or not fully developed ...
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Hip dysplasia in babies

Hip dysplasia in babies

Hip dysplasia, also called developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) or clicky hips, is a congenital (present at birth) disorder ...
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baby cold cough

Baby colds and coughs

•Your baby is likely to get a cold between 4 - 10 times in his first year of life, while ...
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Everything you need to know about labour and childbirth

Understanding your baby’s reflux

Reflux in babies is a common condition. Learn more about your infant's reflux and how to manage the symptoms in ...
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Why is my newborn vomiting?

Why is my newborn vomiting?

There are many reasons why your newborn may be vomiting. Understand why your baby vomits from Kidspot New Zealand's comprehensive ...
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Managing lactose intolerance

Managing lactose intolerance

Find advice on managing your baby's lactose intolerance in Kidspot's New Zealand's comprehensive health section ...
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Lactose intolerance in babies

Lactose intolerance in babies

Find advice on lactose intolerance and adverse reactions to cow's milk - tips and information on babies and allergies. Find ...
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Hiccups, sneezing and other breathing noises

Hiccups, sneezing and other breathing noises

Newborn babies often make funny breathing noises such as hiccups and sneezing. Learn what each baby breathing noise means ...
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Seven reasons why your newborn baby cries

Seven reasons why your newborn baby cries

Understanding why your baby cries, could help you to settle your crying baby. Find out why your newborn baby cries ...
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Peanut allergy

Peanut allergy

Find advice on allergic reactions and peanuts - tips and information on kids and allergies in Kidspot's New Zealand's comprehensive ...
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Birthmarks

Birthmarks

Many babies are born with birthmarks including strawberry marks and portwine marks. Learn more about your baby's birthmarks with Kidspot's ...
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A guide to tummy time for new parents

The ultimate guide to your newborn’s first week at home

The first week home with your newborn baby can be a shock for new parents. Learn how to survive the ...
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baby sunstroke dehydration

Dehydration and sun stroke

Understand the signs of dehydration and sunstroke in your children and baby ...
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Pain relief for sick babies and toddlers

Pain relief for sick babies and toddlers

Caring for sick children is hard work particularly when they are young. Learn about pain relief for sick kids and ...
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Your premature baby

Your premature baby

Discover more about your premature baby and premature birth in Kidspot New Zealand's comprehensive family health section ...
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My child has a food allergy

My child has a food allergy

To confirm a food allergy or intolerance, you need to consult a specialist who will do a series of tests ...
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Treating a cow's milk allergy

Treating a cow’s milk allergy

Find out how a milk allergy is different to lactose intolerance, and how to treat your child's allergy ...
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Understanding your babys wind

Understanding your babys wind

Babies need burping every time you feed them otherwise your baby will be troubled by wind. Find out how to ...
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