--Children's Health

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 [...]

Infants and Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox (Varicella) is a highly contagious infection, due to the varicella-zoster-virus. The illness is generally short, resulting in fever and lethargy followed by the eruption of a rash that appears over the next three to five days. The Chicken Pox rash consists of crops of small sores that quickly become [...]

Tummy Time for Babies

Tummy time for your healthy term baby is important and can commence from just a few days after birth. Tummy time has been found to increase neck, shoulder, arm and back muscle strength. Tummy time also helps prevent the baby developing a flat spot on the head.  The muscles used during [...]