Child Obesity

If you’ve learned that your child is overweight, there are simple steps you can take, with support if you want it, to help your child move towards a healthy weight. Your child’s weight matters, because it can affect their health now and in the future. Overweight children are more likely to grow up into overweight […]

Insect bites and stings


It can be difficult to know if a bite or a sting from an insect is dangerous or not. This article explains the best first aid treatment depending on the type of insect involved. It’s important to be aware that bites or stings from insects can cause a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) in some people. Learn more […]

Diarrhoea and vomiting in children


It can be very concerning to see your baby or child having bouts of diarrhoea and vomiting. This helpful information aims to explain some of the common causes and strategies to help you alleviate your child’s symptoms. Diarrhoea and vomiting is a common illness, especially in children. Vomiting (being sick) usually stops within three days. Diarrhoea usually […]

Immunising your children


Australian Childhood Immunisation Register Keep track of your child’s immunisation history using the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (Immunisation Register).The Immunisation Register is a national register that records vaccinations given to children and young individuals under 20 years of age.You can check your child’s immunisation history at any time by using: your Medicare online account through […]

Asthma – Symptoms and help


Asthma is a long-term respiratory condition caused by hypersensitivity and inflammation of the airways. Symptoms include a cough, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness, and can vary in severity from person to person. When asthma symptoms get significantly worse, it is known as an ‘asthma attack’. Call triple zero (000) to seek immediate help if you or […]

Skin conditions for children

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Baby rash There are several rashes and skin conditions which are very common in babies. Usually they are easily treated and won’t cause any long term problems for your baby. Nappy rash Nappy rash is a very common skin condition that happens to around one third of nappy wearing babies. It’s caused when the skin […]

Looking after a sick child


If your child is ill, the most important thing to do is to listen to them. If they say they don’t need to be in bed, they probably don’t. They might feel better on the sofa with a blanket or doona. Whether they’re in bed or on the couch, the following will help them feel more […]