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 […]
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. Despite what the name […]
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?
There’s been quite a bit of controversy lately surrounding the appropriate age for toddlers to start watching TV. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends no TV time for toddlers under the age of two years, and there is even talk of this becoming three years. So why does the AAP stand firm in this […]
Would you feel comfortable giving your young child a cup of coffee? Just before bed? Perhaps not, but Pediatricians are still alarmed at the number of young patients they see who drink coffee and other caffeine-containing drinks on a regular basis. Your child might be ingesting more caffeine than you realise. Read on and find […]
Our bodies’ normal temperature is around 37 degrees Celsius. An elevated fever or high temperature, is anything above that, and is not an illness itself, but rather a symptom of some other underlying condition, most often an infection. A fever can easily be treated at home, on the advice of your doctor or Pediatrician, by […]