Expert panel: Baby care

Questions about Baby care

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It may be worth having her checked and monitored for this by your CHN. Does your baby have lots of opportunity to have floor time and practice her...

Answered: 12 Jan 2013
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Sorry for the delay in answering your question. If she is unwell and there's a medical reason for her not wanting to feed, then this needs to be e...

Answered: 20 Jan 2013
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Jane ...
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If you are worried about him then you need to take him to be examined by a doctor. This is not a sickness or illness information service and withou...

Answered: 06 Jan 2013
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It is probably not anything to worry about but it's necessary for you to have her checked out by your GP. Sometimes these lumps needs monitoring a...

Answered: 05 Jan 2013
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Jane ...
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Your email dropped out before it was completed, but I think I get the essentials of your query, your baby won't take the bottle and is a happy brea...

Answered: 05 Jan 2013
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Sorry, I'm unable to help you. But I would suggest you check with a couple of local pharmacies and ask to speak with the staff member who does the...

Answered: 24 Dec 2012
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To the best of my knowledge, Huggies will continue to make disposable nappies and other products. There are no plans to discontinue making, distrib...

Answered: 24 Dec 2012
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I suggest you follow your doctor's recommendations on this, depending on what is causing her diarrhoea will determine the treatment option. It coul...

Answered: 09 Dec 2012
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Jane ...
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Without seeing your baby it's hard to say, but his weight does sound fine and it's unlikely his spilling is impacting on his growth and weight gain...

Answered: 09 Dec 2012
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Jane ...
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If you are keen to use some sort of cream on him I think it would be worthwhile talking to a pharmacist about what cream/ointment would be safe for...

Answered: 09 Dec 2012
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Jane ...
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I'm not sure, you don't say where you are from so I can't give you specific advice. But I would suggest you go to one of the large, supermarket sty...

Answered: 09 Dec 2012
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Jane ...
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I don't want to contradict any advice you're been given by a health professional who knows more about your situation than I do. But I can offer you...

Answered: 09 Dec 2012
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Jane ...
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Going to the doctor for a check up is good management, he could be unwell or in the early stages of incubating an illness; you're being wise to hav...

Answered: 28 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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This can be pretty normal behaviour but if you're concerned a check with your GP and/or CHN would be useful. Usually head shaking is a self soothin...

Answered: 24 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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It is entirely normal for babies to continue wearing nappies until they are toilet trained. This generally occurs at around the age of two years. E...

Answered: 24 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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You could check with your GP and if necessary, request a referral to a paediatric opthamologist. Sometimes babies have a "lazy eye" in the first co...

Answered: 24 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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Do yo mean cereal? If so, then yes, three months is way too early to introduce cereal or any other solid foods. Not until your baby is closer to si...

Answered: 24 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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I'm not sure if you can attribute her disinterest in crawling to the fact that she wasn't keen on tummy time. Lots of babies are like this in terms...

Answered: 24 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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This is not unusual. Often it is due to female hormones and these can also influence a mucousy vaginal discharge and even a "mini" period. Sometim...

Answered: 24 Nov 2012
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Hi I am sorry to not be able to get back to you before now and I hope that things have improved for you all. Many parents find it difficult to dis...

Answered: 23 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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She could be but it is unlikely. At nine weeks she's probably just displaying age appropriate unsettled behaviour and the oral fixation which is no...

Answered: 18 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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Yes, Your question and concerns are justified, but you cannot make him stop smoking or modify his behaviour. In the same way it's impossible to cha...

Answered: 18 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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Yes, it can be a good alternative if breastfeeding is not working. But it's important that you get individual, one on one advice from a CHN or a la...

Answered: 18 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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At two months of age, around 150 mls of formula per feed is pretty average, but this depends on his weight. If he's "snacking" with his feeds and n...

Answered: 18 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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Without being with you and seeing what she is doing, I'm only able to offer you limited advice. I can't stress strongly enough that you need to see...

Answered: 11 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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Any rash needs to be assessed by a doctor. I cannot give you any informed advice without seeing what the rash looks like and even then, would advis...

Answered: 11 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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Hi, What a great question. All babies are born with a reflex to clasp their hands tightly, until around 3-4 months when they gradually start to unf...

Answered: 05 Nov 2012
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It really depends on how often you change him or her. Generally and as a minimum eight changes a day is an average to aim for when planning nappies...

Answered: 05 Nov 2012
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Jane ...
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Your email came through incompletely, so I'll have to guess what the remainder of it says. I'm thinking that with the nipple shield all is going we...

Answered: 05 Nov 2012