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How do I wean my baby with a dairy intolerance?

Many infants will be growing out of their cows milk protein allergy (CMPA) towards the end of their first year.  Weaning starts at 4-6 months and there are some very well written guides to first tastes and weaning stages at … Continue reading

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We are vegetarian. How do I ensure my baby’s diet is adequate?

More and more people are moving away from the heavy meat diets we were used to as children ourselves but lots of us worry about ensuring adequate nutrients when we do that - for ourselves as well as for our babies … Continue reading

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What causes tummy ache in children?

Much of the time we don’t know is the honest answer. There are a number of diagnoses that your GP or paediatrician will try to rule out by asking you and your child lots of questions about the nature of … Continue reading

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Is it normal for children to have “bow legs”?

Take a look at this graph that shows you that children tend to have slightly bowed legs (“varus” in medical terminology) when they start to walk which should straighten up around the age of 2 and may then “overshoot” into … Continue reading

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Does my baby need vitamin drops?

The UK Department of Health recommends that all children between 6 months and 5 years receive vitamin supplements.  This is especially important if they are fussy eaters and/or if they fall into a high risk group for Vitamin D deficiency.  … Continue reading

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