Baby - Ailments

The consistency of my baby's stools has changed

Yes, a change in the consistency, colour and/ or frequency of stools is normal after starting to give solid food or after a change in the formula.

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Diaper rash

A diaper rash is a common ailment in babies. In fact, every baby who wears diapers can suffer from it. Fortunately, diaper rashes can often be prevented and cured very well. In this article we will discuss what diaper rash is in detail, how your baby gets it, and how you can prevent and get rid of it once your baby starts suffering from it.

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Cradle cap

Babies are adorable, and mothers can never imagine their kids having any form of imperfection. This is why you may be nervous when you notice yellow-coloured flakes on the scalp of your child’s head. This condition is referred to as cradle cap, and it should not cause you any alarm.

Basically, cradle cap is a form of dandruff which occurs in children. It comes with a greasy appearance and has been noted to be a form of eczema. It does not just appear on the scalp; it may also appear on the eyebrows, the fold between the nose and cheeks, at the back of the ears, and even on the chest. The condition typically appears in babies who are between 6 and 8 weeks old. It can persist for up to around four months after the child’s birth.

But as mentioned, you don’t have anything to worry about. This is because the condition disappers on its own. Still, many mothers insist on tackling it head-on.

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Flu and fever in babies: what can you do?

They say that when there's an 'r' in the name of the month, flu is in the air! It's certainly true that your baby is more susceptible to the flu in these months. Just like the more common cold, flu is an infection of the respiratory tract. However, it can be more serious, and presents different symptoms. In this article, we'll explain the difference between a cold and the flu, how to treat a baby with a fever, and what to do if your child has the flu.

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Reflux in babies

Did you know that nearly 90% of babies suffer from reflux? Nearly all babies sometimes bring up food, though it often isn't anything to be concerned about. Even so, there's a considerable difference between bringing up a little milk and reflux. In this article, we explain what reflux is, how you can recognise it and what you can do about it.

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Babies suffering from abdominal cramp

Almost every baby will have to face this at some point: abdominal cramp. Cramp can be pretty upsetting for your baby and it isn't surprising that, when suffering from this, many babies will cry for a prolonged period of time and sometimes even vomit. In this article, you'll find out everything about abdominal and intestinal cramps in babies such as their origin, when your baby is likely to suffer and what can you can do about it as a parent.

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Dealing with Thrush in Infants

Thrush has one of the most recognisable symptoms in infant illnesses in that it turns the tongue white. Sometimes it will only appear as a few white dots but it can be as extreme as turning the entire tongue white. The good news is that thrush is completely harmless and will vanish of its own accord given time. This article is here to explain to you what it is, how it is contracted and how it can be cured.

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Baby not sleeping? Here are 7 tips!

Is your baby a livewire who never wants to sleep and resists all your efforts to get them down for a nap? Then try the tips below! Every baby is different, of course, and something that works with one baby might not work with another.

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Colds and RS Virus

A baby's cold is often harmless, but it can still cause your little one considerable problems. A snotty nose, a lot of coughing and not being able to breathe freely is no fun for anyone, but certainly not when you're so small. The RS virus looks like a cold but isn’t so innocent. In this article, we tell you what the causes of a baby's cold can be, what the differences are between a cold and the RS virus and what the do's and don'ts are when your baby has a cold.

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