- My 2 year old is barking like a sealion this morning!
- Why does my 5 year old daughter have an itchy bottom all the time? My doctor says it is not thrush.
- My 13 year old son has started complaining of headaches. How do I know if it’s serious?
- My two-year-old can only just string two words together. Is she delayed?
- How can I help my child sleep better?
- bladder problems
- breathing problems
- child development
- eye problems
- first aid
- growth issues
- speech and language
- tummy problems
Category Archives: children’s health
I am a firm believer in parenting skills courses. Many, if not most, parents of young children nowadays were disciplined physically by their parents when their behaviour was unacceptable. Parents are now told that that is not an acceptable way to treat … Continue reading
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
60% of newborn babies born between 37 and 42 weeks gestation look a bit yellow (early onset neonatal jaundice) around about day 2 or 3 of life. Babies born earlier than 37 weeks are even more likely to be jaundiced. … Continue reading
Probably not. It is not uncommon for children between the ages of about 6 months and 6 years to have a seizure if their temperature rises quickly to over 38.5 degrees C. 3-4% of children will have had one by … Continue reading
Most babies with flat heads have something called positional plagiocephaly. The various “Back to Sleep” campaigns which have happily reduced the incidence of cot deaths have also led to 5-48% of newborns ending up with a rather flat back of their … Continue reading
When a baby’s umbilical cord drops off, it sometimes leaves a raw area underneath. The area “granulates” as it heals and leaves a small pink fleshy lump that protrudes out of the baby’s belly button. It does not cause your baby … Continue reading
Some children seem to survive on thin air! So many parents are concerned about this that the paediatric branch of the British Dietetic Association have produced a very helpful leaflet with this cry as its title. The leaflet is not available … Continue reading
Possibly, but not necessarily. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guideline for eczema in children suggests that health professionals should consider cows’ milk protein allergy (CMPA) in babies under 6 months of age who have not responded … Continue reading
Constipation is one of the most common complaints I deal with in my clinics; it is very common amongst toddlers in particular. To people who have never had to cope with a constipated child it seems such a minor ailment, … Continue reading