Babies and Toddlers

MMR Vaccine

MMR stands for Measles, Mumps & Rubella (sometimes referred to as German Measles). Vaccines against Measles, Mumps and Rubella are often given together at 15 months (instead of the Measles vaccine alone) and is administered again at 5 years of age. MMR & Autism The MMR vaccine has received a lot of bad press as …

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Babies and Toddlers

16 Week Injection

The 16 Week injection, as with the 8 and 12 week injections, consists of the following: Immunisation against Diphtheria, Tetanus and acellular or whole-cell pertussis (DTP) and Haemophilus influenza type B combined. As well as, Hepatitis B (Hb) and polio. For more information on these diseases, please read our previous article on the 8 Week Injection. …

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Babies and Toddlers

12 Week Injection

The 12 Week injection, as with the 8 week injection, consists of the following: Immunisation against Diphtheria, Tetanus and acellular or whole-cell pertussis (DTP) and Haemophilus influenza type B combined. As well as, Hepatitis B (Hb) and polio. For more information on these diseases, please read our previous article on the 8 Week Injection. At this …

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Babies and Toddlers

8 Week Injection

Hesitantly you enter the doctor’s/clinic’s room preparing yourself for your baby’s first ‘shots’…. It is never an easy thing to see your poor baby, which you have nurtured and loved for all of eight weeks, being injected with diseases via a needle which you yourself cringe at the sight of! Nevertheless, these first injections are …

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Health

Chickenpox Birthdays

I love going to the baby clinic. I always learn something and learning is fun (it’s the exams I can’t handle). My daughter has her birthday coming up and chicken pox has been doing the rounds with all her cousins. I do not want her to get Chickenpox especially since she has not been well …

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Babies and Toddlers

Baby Choking, CPR, SIDS

A few days ago, a friend of mine had a terrible experience. While she was driving home her son went very quiet. As she was sitting next to him, on the back seat (he was in his car seat) while her husband was driving, she peered into his little cocoon only to see him staring …

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Babies and Toddlers

How long should baby be sleeping?

thelaboroflove.com suggests that your baby should have the following amount of sleep: birth to 6 or 7 weeks: Newborns sleep between 16 and 20 hours a day. 1 month to 3 months: Babies at this stage will need to sleep around 8 hours at night, and another 8 hours during the day, for a total of …

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Family Food Fun & Allergy-Friendly

Healthy Toddler Biscuits

Biscuits that you can make with or for your toddler Cheese Biscuits Ingredients 1 cup plain flour (or wholewheat if you have) 50ml butter 1/2 cup grated cheese (cheddar or whatever you have at home) Directions Rub the butter into the flour with your fingers Add the cheese and bring it together to a dough. Roll out …

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