Food allergies- the things parents want to know

Solid food is introduced to a baby between 17 weeks and 6 months of age. It is at this stage that parents do raise concerns about food allergies. This is particularly stressful if there is a family history of food allergies. Understanding what causes food allergies, what the symptoms are and how best to deal with a reaction is vital …

Coronavirus & children: Our paediatrician answers your questions

We know some of the basic steps to help keep our families safe from COVID-19: handwashing, sneezing or coughing into your elbow, social distancing, no touching faces, and wearing a face mask, but there are other questions concerned parents are asking. We asked our expert paediatrician, Dr Enrico Maraschin, to help clear up some of the general confusion around children …

Top tips to bring down your child’s fever

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Temperature is the body’s natural response to an infection. The infection may either be viral or bacterial. Children may also develop a temperature after vaccinations or as a result of trauma. When a child has a high temperature, it can be extremely distressing to parents and certainly makes the child listless and miserable. Knowing how to control your child’s temperature …