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Hip-healthy Swaddling

Swaddling may provide comfort to grizzly babies and may help develop more settled sleep patterns. However when swaddling, extra care should be taken to ensure baby is safe and to allow healthy hip development. Always allow room around the hip for movement. Wrap the upper body firmly, but not tightly. [...]

Norovirus – what is it?

The Department of Health, Victoria, has recently issued advice to hospitals and childcare settings that a new strain of Norovirus has recently been detected in Victoria, and this may lead to an increase in the number of cases and outbreaks over the coming months. So what is Norovirus? Norovirus is [...]

Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is a respiratory illness which has recently been reported to have increased in incidence. It is also known as 'pertussis', after the bacteria which causes it, Bordetella pertussis. In most children and adults it is just a real nuisance - it causes a 'cold' for 1-2 weeks, followed [...]

What is Tongue-tie?

  Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition in which the thin piece of membrane under the baby’s tongue (the lingual frenulum) extends further than usual towards the tip of the tongue. This can limit the forward and upward mobility of the tongue. Tongue- tie is often hereditary, being more common in boys (60%). Sometimes tongue-tie [...]