Kids Health

Independent advice about children's health, including reviews and advice on toy safety, vaccinations and medicines.


Apps for new parents

CHOICE reviews some popular parenting apps

16 Oct 2013 | On the path to parenthood? CHOICE looks at some free parenting apps to help you track and manage that steep learning curve.


Mothers' groups

It takes a village to raise a child. Are mothers' groups the 21st-century version?

16 Oct 2013 | Why I reluctantly joined one, and how it could be just what you don't know you need.

Settling babies: baby going to sleep

Sleeping and settling services

For struggling new parents dreaming of sleep, help's at hand if you know where to look.

14 Oct 2013 | We outline the resources available for parents with a baby who won't sleep, including residential services like Tresillian, family care centres and so-called baby whisperers.


What to take to hospital

Baby bag essentials

8 Oct 2013 | Ready, set, labour! What do you need to pack and take for the moment you've been waiting for?


Guide to childhood vaccinations

There are nine diseases that are preventable by childhood immunisation.

1 May 2013 | By immunising your child, you are offering her the safest and most effective form of protection against many serious diseases - the benefit of this protection far outweighs the rare complications associated with immunisation.

Mum shopping with child

Childrens' products investigation

Which are essential for your infant and which are just marketing hype?

28 Mar 2013 | There’s a booming market in products tailored to babies and toddlers, but CHOICE found many are simply unnecessary.


Babies and kids marketing

Making anxious first-time parents feel guilty is big business.

31 Jan 2013 | How can parents determine which products are essential, what’s nice to have, and what’s not needed?


Can a chiropractor replace your GP?

Chiropractors are increasingly moving into family primary care, taking on the role traditionally filled by GPs.

23 Aug 2012 | As with all medical practices, there are risks involved with chiropractic. So do the benefits for children outweigh the risks?


Baby thermometer reviews

A good thermometer is a must-have for any home with kids.

25 Jul 2012 | We review 10 digital probe thermometers that are suitable for babies and toddlers, as well as older children and adults.


How to avoid unsafe toys

It's up to parents to act as the last line of defence against potentially dangerous playthings.

15 Nov 2011 | Dangerous toys are relatively rare, yet every year major products are still recalled for safety reasons.

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