Archive for July, 2008

My Child Has Diarrhoea- What can I do? Hydralyte, keep them hydrated

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Diarrhoea can be caused by a number of things, however the most common cause tends to be food poisoning. This illness is very common in infants and toddlers, especially during Winter and it tends to pass quickly, within 3-4 days. However, it may take at least 7 days for your child’s motions to return to normal, as the good bacteria in their tummies has been disrupted. Probiotics are beneficial during this time and include products such as Inner Health Plus, available in pharmacies. Children may initially be vomiting, and some may even have a runny nose and a sore throat along with diarrhoea.

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Nappy Rash- Cause, Treatment and Prevention

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Nappy rash is a self explanatory term, meaning a rash in the area covered by a baby’s nappy. More often than nappy rash can be related to the use of certain soaps, creams, and even certain nappies. Such products can interfere with the skins protective barrier, making it vulnerable to infection. The rash may be minor in which case you’ll observe red and inflamed skin, but in some severe cases ulceration can occur.

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Cloth Nappies – Better for You, Your Baby and the Environment

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

The Benefits of using the Modern Cloth Nappy System

Parents will change approximately 4500 nappies for each of their children. When we think of this in terms of disposable nappies, thats an extra 4500 nappies, that will need to be disposed of. This is a huge figure when we multiply this by the many thousands of children born each year. Its a figure that will likely cause a significant environmental impact, due to the inherent lack of biodegradability of these items.

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