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7000 families and counting – GenV delivers hope for a generation
7000 families and counting – GenV delivers hope for a generation

GenV - short for Generation Victoria, is a state-wide research project that has been created to help give researchers the most complete picture yet of the health and wellbeing of a generation of...

28 Oct 2021

Hip Dysplasia – why it’s important to get a baby checked
Hip Dysplasia – why it’s important to get a baby checked

Why is it so important to get your baby's hips checked? One of the key reasons to get your baby checked is that, due to us living through a pandemic, Australia has been in and out of, ...

08 Sep 2021

Support for new parents to cope in a pandemic
Support for new parents to cope in a pandemic

Having a baby, particularly for the first time, can be exhausting, anxiety-inducing, and incredibly isolating. So much time is spent at home recovering, getting to know your baby, and being up...

15 Jul 2021

Do teething gels work and are they safe?
Do teething gels work and are they safe?

Your baby's first teeth will start to appear at some time between four and ten months. Teething is a normal developmental process that usually involves mild gum irritation, irritability, and...

19 Feb 2021

What to do if you think your baby has colic
What to do if you think your baby has colic

Crying is a normal part of development in babies, but when babies cry a lot, it is often referred to as 'colic'. Colic might start a few days or a few weeks after birth, and is characterised by...

02 Jun 2020

Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing explained
Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing explained

We’ve seen other parts of the world go into coronavirus lockdown, and it’s possible that Australia will follow. Already, people arriving from overseas must self-isolate for 14 days, indoor...

18 Mar 2020

Having a baby in your 40s – the benefits and risks
Having a baby in your 40s – the benefits and risks

Women are often told that the optimal age to have a baby is before 35, but the reality is that they’re having them later nowadays. There are multiple reasons why we’re seeing this trend,...

06 Mar 2020

Everything a parent needs to know about Coronavirus
Everything a parent needs to know about Coronavirus

News around Coronavirus (or COVID-19) has taken the world by storm, and you may be wondering whether you should start panicking or stay calm. Essentially, the world has never seen this particular...

03 Mar 2020

Babies and the risks of bushfire smoke
Babies and the risks of bushfire smoke

Even if you’re not close to any bushfires, the air quality all over Australia is seriously affected right now. Belinda Joyce, a Midwife and Child Health Nurse, warns that babies and young...

13 Jan 2020

Infant Microbiome, setting up great gut health for your baby
Infant Microbiome, setting up great gut health for your baby

The infant microbiome is currently a topic of great interest – as the more we learn, the more we realise how crucial this life stage is in ‘setting up the adult microbiome’ that the infant...

03 Dec 2019

Measles Outbreak in New Zealand Prompts Travel Warning
Measles Outbreak in New Zealand Prompts Travel Warning

New Zealand is currently facing a measles epidemic - the worst they’ve seen for 22 years. So far this year, 849 cases have been reported, with almost a third appearing within the past two, ...

30 Aug 2019

How to beat coughs and colds with Euky Bear Range
How to beat coughs and colds with Euky Bear Range

One of the most difficult things for a parent is watching their baby struggle through illness. Unfortunately, thanks to their weakened immune systems, coughs and colds can be common for, ...

11 Jun 2019

Another Study Debunks myths linking Vaccines to Autism
Another Study Debunks myths linking Vaccines to Autism

Despite a major new study debunking the myth that lifesaving childhood vaccines are linked to autism, the conspiracy continues to linger thanks to the growing cohort of anti-vaxxers. ...

06 Mar 2019

Ways To Improve Your Baby’s Wellbeing
Ways To Improve Your Baby’s Wellbeing

As parents, first and foremost we want to keep our babies safe, but after that we want to be the best parents we can. Wellbeing is a concept that can be overlooked when it comes to looking after...

11 May 2018

Three Reasons for Grandparents to be Immunised
Three Reasons for Grandparents to be Immunised

Immunisation is an emotive topic and can cause an absolute firestorm amongst friends and family. And add to that a generational difference amongst parents and grandparents over parenting...

04 May 2018

Essential Oils That Are Safe for Baby
Essential Oils That Are Safe for Baby

Essential oils have amazing health benefits and most people will have used them in some form or another. They can be used topically, through an oil burner, a diffuser or even through just burning...

03 May 2018

The Role of Your Maternal & Child Health Nurse
The Role of Your Maternal & Child Health Nurse

There is much to take in when you are having a baby, and an army of professionals that are available to help you look after your baby, but the the role of the Maternal & Child Health nurse ...

06 Mar 2018

Victoria’s Biggest Baby Arrives in Melbourne’s West
Victoria’s Biggest Baby Arrives in Melbourne’s West

Last week Melbourne woman, Teuaililo Ala, gave birth to Victoria’s biggest baby, and quite possibly Australia’s biggest baby. Moama Ala was welcomed into the world, tipping the scales at a...

20 Feb 2018

Vaporisers, Humidifiers, Diffusers – What’s the difference?
Vaporisers, Humidifiers, Diffusers – What’s the difference?

Vaporisers, humidifiers, diffusers…oh my! Do you know the difference between these three? How about the difference between warm steam and cool mist? Many of us talk about these devices...

11 Jul 2017

Top 5 Old School Remedies to Soothe a Cold
Top 5 Old School Remedies to Soothe a Cold

Babies get colds all year round but especially in winter, so now is the time to make sure your cold and flu remedies are ready to go. There are plenty of old school remedies to soothe a cold that...

06 Jun 2017

Christmas Colic – Is it a Thing?
Christmas Colic – Is it a Thing?

With Christmas time upon us, take a moment to think about what that means for your new born. There might be cute Christmas rompers, and baby Santa hats, but those festivities also mean noise,...

21 Dec 2016

New Guidelines for Managing Ear Infections in Children
New Guidelines for Managing Ear Infections in Children

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has released new guidelines around managing ear infections in children. A Choosing Wisely Australia® initiative is encouraging...

19 Jul 2016

Fevers and Babies – What You Need to Know
Fevers and Babies – What You Need to Know

It’s important to remember that a fever is not an illness, but rather a sign of an illness. Normal body temperature for a baby is anywhere between 36°C and 38°C. Anything above 38°C is...

12 Jul 2016

Healthy Baby Spinal Care
Healthy Baby Spinal Care

The growth of your baby's body and brain is far greater than any other time throughout their lifespan. It is almost inconceivably rapid. For this reason we need to be aware of what is good for...

10 Nov 2015

What to Do When Your Baby Has a Cold
What to Do When Your Baby Has a Cold

Colds can be distressing for everyone, but they don't last forever. Once you and your baby have weathered a few colds you will probably know what to expect and it will get easier to manage them.

13 Mar 2015

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