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Why teach kids about hand washing?
Why teach kids about hand washing? (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Washing hands is one of the most important measures for preventing the spread of diseases. Lathering the hands with soap and rinsing them with running water is a simple method of removing germs before they spread. While children have a ... Read More »

Caring for a baby with a cold: 3-12 months
Caring for a baby with a cold: 3-12 months (8 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

When a baby has a cold they will need plenty of love and support, and you may need to relieve some of their symptoms with simple baby cold remedies. While you give your baby love and support every day, it ... Read More »

Baby cold remedies: Dos and don’ts for babies 3-12 months
Baby cold remedies: Dos and don’ts for babies 3-12 months (7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Baby cold remedies help make baby more comfortable while their common cold symptoms resolve. But for the most part you’ll be able to remedy your baby with simple measures and leave medicines aside unless they’re recommended by a doctor. It ... Read More »

Baby cold prevention: 3-12 months
Baby cold prevention: 3-12 months (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

What makes a cold more likely in a 3-12 month old baby? Colds are more common in babies because their immune systems are not yet fully developed and do not protect them against infection as well as the immune systems ... Read More »

Baby cold symptoms: 3-12 months
Baby cold symptoms: 3-12 months (9 votes, average: 4.89 out of 5)

Colds cause similar symptoms in babies as they do in children and adults – bothers like blocked noses, coughing and sneezing. Babies usually become sick with a cold very quickly and their symptoms tend to be worst 2-3 days after ... Read More »

Baby colds in 3-12 month old babies
Baby colds in 3-12 month old babies (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

We’re all familiar with the common cold, an irritating illness which causes sniffles, sneezes and coughs and is, as the name suggests, very common. But for parents, the common cold can seem anything but familiar when it’s their baby that ... Read More »

When to take a baby with a cold to the doctor: 3-12 months
When to take a baby with a cold to the doctor: 3-12 months (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

When your baby’s symptoms are more serious than a blocked nose and slight fever, it’s important to see a doctor to check that another more serious illness is not causing their symptoms. But as a parent you’re probably wondering when ... Read More »

Common cold: Babies 3-12 months
Common cold: Babies 3-12 months (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The common cold makes babies uncomfortable and irritable and can be distressing for parents. In 3-12 month old babies, there is no need to use medicines like cough syrup – these can actually be dangerous for young babies. Cold symptoms ... Read More »

Don’t be quick to toss your toothbrush after a sore throat
Don’t be quick to toss your toothbrush after a sore throat (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Word on the street has it you should replace your toothbrush after suffering from a cold, the flu or a bout of strep throat. That may not be necessary — at least when it comes to sore throats, according to ... Read More »

GP Q/A – Is my baby eating enough?
GP Q/A – Is my baby eating enough? (8 votes, average: 4.75 out of 5)

Reader’s question:  Hi there Dr Joe, My 18 month old does not eat much. For breakfast he may only have three bites of a banana or Vegemite sandwich. For lunch he may only have one half of a small avocado, ... Read More »

 
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