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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How to master the weaning process

Weaning your little one can be a slow process with lots of different things to think about. Whether that’s moving your child on to follow-on milk or solid food, weaning can be a stressful time and can raise lots of questions. Our leading clinical nutrition therapist, Yvonne Bishop-Weston, who specialises in infant nutrition, gives her top tips for making the process as smooth as possible.

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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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Baby teething - all you need to know

Teething: all babies go through it and the process is often synonymous with red cheeks, sleepless nights and lots of crying! In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about your baby's teething. When do the first teeth come through, what does your child experience, and how can you, as a parent, alleviate the pain of coming teeth?

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Rooming in and Rooming out

Parents like to keep their babies close to them at all times, even when they go to bed. As a parent, you will want to sleep with your baby in the same bed for at least a few months. However, at some point, your baby will have to move into their own bed. This is what is referred to as rooming in and rooming out. In this article, we will cover the pros and cons of rooming in and rooming out.

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What Does Your Baby's Sleep Rhythm Look Like?

Sleep is essential, more so for babies. Without proper sleep, your child may not grow and develop in the best way. It is important to support your child as it develops its own sleep rhythm. In this article, we will look at how much sleep your baby needs at each stage of development.

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Your baby's development: when will your baby crawl and stand?

Your baby crawls for the first time, sits down or stands up. Special moments to experience. Your baby learns a lot in the first year of life, such as the development of creeping to standing. How does your baby develop?

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