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Easy peasy sugar free cookies

From an amazing site called sugarfreekids.com.au ,these Sugar Free cookies are absolutely delicious, super easy and quick to make and versatile for dairy free or nut free requirements. Ingredients Dates- 1/2 cup Desiccated Coconut- 1/2 cup Oats- 1/2 cup Almonds- 1/2 cup (you can use sesame seeds to be nut free, also very yummy with the dates) Butter- 3 Tablespoons ... Read More »

Baby laughing while getting injections

Baby laughing while getting injections? Whaaaat? What an amazing Pediatrician! Every nurse, doctor, parent needs to watch this!!!!     Read More »

Gluten free cooking

By Heidi Janit When there are food restrictions in a family, meal-times can be challenging. We land up cooking a meal for ourselves and then something different for our child. Preparing multiple meals is expensive and there is just not always enough time. Children often do not want to feel “different” and may not like the idea of eating different ... Read More »

A guideline to hearing and speech milestones (1 year-2 years)

By Talia Aronowitz Please note the following is a rough guideline of the different early hearing and speech milestones and cannot be used as a replacement for an assessment by a professional speech and language therapist or audiologist. This guideline represents the average age by which most children who are learning one language will reach the listed milestones. Children typically ... Read More »

Preventing constipation in children

By Lauri Isserow Constipation is a very common problem among children. A child is considered constipated when they has fewer than three bowel movements in a week; has difficulty having a bowel movement; or when the stools are hard, dry, and unusually large. Constipation usually isn’t a cause for concern — it’s preventable and most cases can be remedied with ... Read More »

What is lazy eye?

By Dr Darren Stoler Many people, when asked what they think the term “lazy eye” means, respond by saying “one eye that is squint”. The truth is a lot more complicated, and important for parents of young children to be aware of: Not all squints are lazy eyes, and not all lazy eyes are squints, and lazy eyes can be ... Read More »

Another Winter, another cold – how to eat correctly to ward off those germs!

By Catherine Clark So Winter has arrived again and with it a slew of germs bringing with them colds and flu and maybe even something worse like bronchitis or pneumonia! And with that comes doctor’s visits (and even worse doctor’s bills) and much medication (doctor’s do love medication!). Finally you get rid of one germ and then another arrives. But ... Read More »

Teething… the seemingly never ending saga

By Dr Jaci Schultz Teething syndrome is a condition experienced by babies any age between birth and 2 years old. That’s a long time… What this means is that there is a period of time whereby your baby’s teeth are starting to develop, but this can take a bit of time. You will not see any little white enamel bumps ... Read More »

No flour pancakes

By Heidi Janit What? No flour pancakes? How is that even possible?! Well, it is! Our eating certainly has changed- with so many allergies and food intolerances on the rise, we are always searching for recipes to suit our specific dietary needs. So, I began my hunt for gluten free pancake recipes and came across this 2 ingredient recipe from ... Read More »

Healthy Lunch box

By Lauri Isserow A healthy lunch keeps active kids alert and focused and gives them the nutrition they need every day. Let children be involved in choosing what goes into their lunch box because no matter how healthy your child’s lunch box is, it won’t provide any nutritional value if it doesn’t get eaten!What should you include? Bread – for ... Read More »