Kids Health

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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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