--Early Parenting

Dr Stefan Kane – Is my baby ok? Babies that are Small for Dates (Small for Gestational Age)

Birth announcements almost always mention a baby's birthweight – it forms a considerable point of interest for parents, family and friends alike. Beyond this social curiosity, birthweight is an important health measure, as very small or very large babies may need additional care. A significant component of pregnancy care is [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]