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Food Protein-Induced Entero-Colitis Syndrome

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome is also known as FPIES. It is an adverse food reaction involving the immune system. And mainly affects babies and young children. It is caused by an allergic reaction to one or...

Why Eucalyptus Can Be Dangerous for Treating Colds in Young Babies & Children

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Aromatherapy or the use of essential oils therapy is known as the medicinal use of naturally extracted plant aromas used in promoting physical and emotional well-being. Aromatic plant oils have many helpful uses in managing minor...

Teething rash

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Teething is one of those parenting conundrums and has many urban myths, Today I'm sticking to the truth and fact! As a nurse of many years, I've seen a lot of teething babies and I've heard...

Shout for Prue Watt at the Paralympics

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Today's blog is inspirational and has an Olympic theme. I felt it was a fitting celebration of what can be achieved in spite of adversity. It's a true test of an individual's grit and determination...

How to manage a hormonal newborn baby rash

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

New babies are born with perfect soft skin. Then within days, their face can resemble a teenager with acne.So how do you tell if it's a normal hormonal rash/baby acne or something else? For example...

A new answer to nappy rash and thrush?

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Nappy rash and thrush is every parent's nightmare and nearly every baby gets it at least once. How much does it make you dread nappy changes? The thought of seeing your baby in pain is...

Torticollis & Plagiocephally - flat head syndrome

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

I've been seeing a lot of flat heads in little babies recently and felt a blogpost was long overdue!You're probably wondering what are these flat heads and how can I fix it?I'm going to introduce...

Gummee glove can help teething in babies

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

I got sent a great teething device by a lady, Julia, who lives on a cattle station 3 hours out of Townsville in Queensland. Her friend in the UK had developed it and she'd found...

Umbilical hernias in your baby

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Sophie is a premature baby and such a cutie. Her mum gave me permission to use her photos to talk about a really common issue - Umbilical hernia.Premature babies tend to be more likely to get...

Managing eczema in babies and children

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

This is another blog, long overdue. I see many babies with eczema and I feel I need to give you a few pointers to help your little bubba's itch a little less. I've had eczema...