The soft spot

November 1, 2023

What is the soft spot on my babies head and is it as scary as it seems?

Baby’s soft spots (I.e. fontanelles) can be a little bit freaky for new parents.A fontanelle is an area where the bones of the skull haven’t fused together yet but there is a thick and very protective membrane there which is what you will feel and (despite what it may fe...
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Summer Safety tips for parents

December 23, 2021
It’s almost summer and its starting to heat up already! After the year we have all had, we can’t wait to head out and enjoy our kiwi summer.  Now I don’t want to be a downer, but it is important to note that with summer fun, there also comes a few summer dangers. ...
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Let's end the self blame

August 10, 2021
Recently when I was teaching a public first aid session for parents I was talking about febrile seizures. One mum shared her story as she had a question about it. She asked whether it was because she put her unwell child in warmer clothes because the child was feeling cold. ...
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Small children have smaller airways and their behaviours around eating make them at higher risk for choking. Being aware of foods that are common for children to choke on and come with a higher risk is important to reduce the chance of a choking incident. Of course, children...
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