Kids Health

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


The dirt on antibacterials

CHOICE goes beyond the health hype of cleaners and sanitisers.

10 Nov 2011 | These cleaners are a popular choice in the battle against bacteria, but they're often no more effective than soap and water.

Toilet training

How to toilet train your toddler

Tips for when and how to potty train your toddler.

7 Jun 2011 | Toilet training your toddler can be a test for any parent's patience but staying calm will make the process easier for everyone.

Child taking painkiller

Children's painkillers review

What products are out there, and how to give them safely.

20 Aug 2010 | The choice in over-the-counter painkillers for children is restricted to ibuprofen or Paracetamol.

Child with headphones

Childsafe headphones quick review

Headphones designed to protect your child’s ears from excessive noise.

15 Oct 2008 | We looked at a pair of headphones designed specifically for children aged six years or above. While the lead for plugging into a suitable music player is short, it’s suitable for a child.

Children eating

Childhood obesity needs action

Obesity in children has reached epidemic proportions.

22 Sep 2006 | Children need better protection from unhealthy food marketing, and a large proportion of people we surveyed think the government should help.

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