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A-Z Children's Health

Keeping your baby and toddler safe and healthy is a big part of your parenting job (and not the easiest part, either!). Find out how you can treat those inevitable colds, coughs, bumps, and spills, and learn what you can expect from some of the most common childhood ailments.


Vomiting

Vomiting Almost all children will get diarrhoea or vomiting at some stage, especially if taken to foreign countries on holiday.



Rubella

Rubella
Rubella is usually a mild illness and is often not...

Sore Throat

Sore Throat
Pharingitis and tonsillitis - this is very common,...

Good Advice

Breast is best!
Because it is a food designed specifically for hum...

Ear ache

Ear ache
Ear ache is very common in children, and frequentl...



Coughs

Coughs
Most children will have at least six respiratory infections each year. These are almost always mild, last only a few days and have no consequences. Children will simply get a blocked, runny nose, may have a mild fever and feel slightly unwell. In young babies (who are nose breathers) feeding can become difficult for a couple of days.     

Sticky Eyes

Sticky Eyes
Usually there is no underlying infection, and simple salt-water washes are sufficient.



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