Category Archives: What Your Pediatrician Wants You To Know

Oral Thrush – A Quick Reference Guide

Does My Baby Have Oral Thrush | Penelope & Bella

What is oropharyngeal candidiasis? Well that is just a fancy word for oral thrush, caused by the Candida Albicans fungus (yup, the same one responsible for vaginal thrush too)  Small amounts of this fungus normally are found in your mouth without causing harm, but your body’s good bacteria normally keep the fungus in check.

7 Reasons To Quit Being a Butthead!

Penelope & Bella | 7 Reasons To Quit Being A Butthead!

One would think that in the 21st century, with the number of studies and readily-available information on smoking and it’s ill effects, that we would see a decline in parents smoking in the vicinity of their children. Sadly, this does not seem to be the case. We’re discussing the effects of smoking on your children […]

Your Childs Spots Decoded Part 2

Your Childs Spots Decoded Part Two

How crazy are all these heat waves we’re experiencing all over the country at the moment? When the temperature on the coast went up to 40 C last week we all had a mini melt-down. But this week it was our inland friends who are suffering. You guys… I wouldn’t be able to cope. So […]

Your Child’s Spots Decoded

Penelope & Bella Your Childs Spots Decoded

The onset of spring has brought with it flowers in bloom, smells of summer, and late sunsets… As well as an increase in rashes and spots of various kinds. This time, it was one of our own little people who got those ghastly little blisters that we call chickenpox all over his body. So we’ve […]

Growing Pains In Children

Penelope & Bella Growing Pains in Children

What Your Pediatrician Wants You To Know #6 Growing pains are crampy, achy muscle pains that some preschoolers and pre-teens feel in both legs. These pains usually occur in the late afternoon or in the evening, and can even cause your child to wake up in the middle of the night. 

Lactose Intolerance vs Milk Allergy in Children

What Your Pediatrician Wants You To Know 5

What Your Pediatrician Wants You To Know #5 Have you noticed that a lot of parents throw the terms ‘lactose intolerance’ and ‘milk allergy’ around very loosely? But do they know the difference between the two?