One Mother Shares ‘Why I Vaccinate’
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So, I vaccinate my children. It wouldn’t occur to me to do otherwise. And frankly I’m baffled that we’re still debating whether vaccinations are necessary. It’s been proven time and again that vaccines are not the proverbial monsters that discredited quacks have suggested they are (Andrew Wakefield, anyone?). Rather, they are vital and revolutionary… I’m so glad that we live...
Coping with a Fussy Eating: 9 Paediatrician Tips to Deal with Tricky Kids & Food
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Fussy eating is normal, but it can be hard to handle... in fact, it can drive mums down-right-crazy!  Most of the time fussy eating isn’t about food – it’s often about children wanting to be independent. As a Consultant Paediatrician and a busy mum of two, Dr. Deb Levy is well versed in children’s eating habits. Here's her advice for managing...
No Jab No Play: PM Pushes for Non-Vaccinated Kids To Be Banned From Childcare
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has written to state and territory leaders in a move towards introducing consistent laws to protect children across the country. Unvaccinated children could be banned from attending childcare centres and preschools across Australia as part of a renewed push by the federal government. "If you don't vaccinate your child you are not just putting their own life...
Mum Science Experiment: Watch What Happens When Breast Milk Meets Virus
Breast milk has benefits galore! We know you probably already knew that, but seriously, it’s actually really amazing when it comes to fighting illness. If you don’t believe us, check out what this totally viral breast milk experiment shows. So, you’ve heard “breast is the best” no less than a zillion times. Well, one science student smarty shows us that in...
Measles Alert: Non-vaccinated Child Spreads Measles to Three Children in Perth
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Three young children, including two young babies, have caught measles this week from an unvaccinated child, according to WA Health's Virus Watch. They were exposed to the virus at Rockingham General Hospital’s Emergency Department mid-January after a child of a non-vaccinating family presented with the deadly disease. According to WA Health’s Virus Watch publication on January 29, two cases of mumps were also...
How to Help Your Friend Who Has a Baby in NICU
When our son, James, was born prematurely at 30 weeks gestation, nothing could have prepared us for the hurricane that was about to tear full speed through our lives. It’s a different world that cannot be understood until experienced. It’s of course then no surprise that people have no idea how to help or even behave if someone they know...
7 Top Tips for Raising Resilient Kids!
You want your kids to be healthy and happy but you know life has its ups and downs. So how do you teach your kids to thrive in the tough times?  Here's seven tried and true tips for building resilient children. Trust us, resilient children are resilient adults - this is a truly important life skill! Let your kids know you...
Grab the Tissues: This 4-Year-Old’s Rare Disease Will Melt Your Heart
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There are so many costs to come with being a mum. Clothes, toys and all of that gear can really add up. But, the one cost that no parent wants to ever think about is the cost of their child’s funeral. For the Fitzgerald family, that’s precisely the cost that they will soon have to deal with. Like any mum...
How to Save a Choking Baby. Share This 40-Sec Video With Everyone!
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If you've ever had an experience with a choking baby it's the most terrifying, panic-inducing moments of your life. Watching this short 'n sweet video could change a pivotal moment from desperate hopelessness to informed action. Yep, this is a video you can't afford not to watch! Share with your mother-in-law, share with your child's carers, share with your...
Button Batteries – What you NEED to Know to Reduce the Risk and Safeguard Your Kids
Button batteries are everywhere. And they’re seriously lethal. Here’s what you need to know about these tiny little killers and how they could impact your kids! As a parent, you do everything humanly possible to keep your kids safe. You check and double-check seatbelts. Put a lock on every cupboard door. Secure your TV to the wall, erect barriers...