Oral Thrush What is Oral Thrush? Oral thrush is a common yeast infection observed in babies and young children. It forms a layer of white patches on the inner cheeks and tongue. However, the condition is usually resolved with treatment. Oral thrush is a common yeast infection characterised by white patches on the inner cheeks
Newborn Baby A magical moment between mother and baby. Giving birth can be quite a scary but also magical experience for all mothers! If you are a first-time-mum, these feelings might be even more intense as a new chapter in your life is about to begin. Most ladies would probably be busy reading up on
Jaundice What is Newborn Jaundice? Jaundice is distinguished by a yellow colouring of the infant’s skin and eyes which begins on the 3rd or 4th day after birth. Around 60% of full term babies will develop jaundice, and some babies will require treatment for the condition. What Causes Jaundice? Red blood cells are being continually
Immunisations Immunising Your Child Immunisations play an important role in keeping your child protected against various infectious diseases by building your child’s immunity towards preventable infections. Vaccines are most effective when provided at specific recommended intervals. Here are common vaccines for children and the diseases that they protect against: Immunisations taken at recommended intervals provide
Crying in Babies Mothers frequently feel helpless when their babies cry excessively and nothing seems to pacify them or make their baby stop crying. They do not know if the baby is ill, uncomfortable, afraid or just naughty. Why do Babies Cry and How to Calm a Crying Baby? Hunger is the most common cause
Croup in Babies and Children Croup in Babies and Children Croup is a viral infection of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea, bronchi). Swelling of the voice box causes hoarseness of voice and a “barking” cough. There can also be the presence of stridor, a high-pitched, squeaking sound heard when your child breathes in,
Cradle Cap What is Cradle Cap? Cradle cap, also known as infantile seborrheic dermatitis, causes crusty or scaly patches over your baby’s scalp. A similar condition may be noticed over the ears, nose and eyebrows. More often than not, this condition is harmless, painless and not itchy. It is non-contagious and typically resolves by 6-12
Colic What is Colic? All babies cry, usually due to hunger, cold, tiredness or having a soiled diaper – however this crying is usually resolved if their needs are met. In some circumstances, despite being well-cared for and fed, there are still repetitive episodes of excessive crying, which may indicate that your child has colic.