Cow’s milk protein allergy. So many misconceptions, misunderstandings, fears and confusion locked up behind those few words for both moms and health-care professionals. I was privileged to attend the congress of the European Academy of Pediatrics and the master course focused on nutrition in childhood. I finally have a better understanding of CMPA (Cow’s Milk … Continue reading Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy Part 1
Egg Cartons, can you ever have enough? This is a house hold item I NEVER throw away. There are endless play opportunities you can use them for. I have a cupboard of recyclable items and I whip them out when I quickly want to put an activity together. I am going to focus our play … Continue reading Playdough Activity: Egg Carton Play
Eczema is a chronic disease and sadly it is not (yet) curable. It is however possible to control the symptoms. The aim is to get the acute inflammation of the skin under control (usually with topical steroids added to your normal regime), and then maintaining a healthy skin barrier by keeping the skin hydrated. It … Continue reading Eczema – Part 2 : The management
Red rashes... there are so many things that could look the same, and each child’s rash reacts a little differently. Even in the Bible many chapters in Leviticus was devoted to different skin lesions. There is only a small amount of treatments available...but oh so so soooooo many “boererate” and little ointments, potions and lotions … Continue reading Eczema – Part 1
In the last few wees I have spoken to many moms and read many blogs to do some more research about reflux in babies. (See the previous post to learn more about what reflux is). There are some interesting and scary treatments suggested out there! As a mom I wish I could give you a … Continue reading Reflux – what can you do?
TOUCH - TASTE – SMELL – SEE – HEAR Children engage with the world through their senses. They are constantly learning while exploring the world they live in. Sensory play offers opportunities to ignite these senses and have a blast while doing it. Have you ever tried to explain what it feels like to have … Continue reading Playdough Activity: Rainbow blocks
Photo from Unsplash by Brytny.com Most moms know the feeling of getting your little one all dressed up and ready to go, just to have them spit/vomit milk all over everything just before you leave! What exactly is reflux? Why does it happen? When should you worry? Gastro-Esophageal Reflux (GER) is a 100% physiological (natural) … Continue reading Does Baby have Reflux?
In the previous two blogposts we have discussed the general causes and management of red rashes, as well as the different types of viral rashes that could appear on your child’s skin. Supportive measures will mostly be enough to comfort and care for those rashes. However sometimes you need more help in the form of … Continue reading Rashes Part 3 – Bacteria & Fungi
“O no, keep your child away from mine... your child has a rash, it must be contagious!” Because a rash is such a visible symptom, it is easy to blame such-and-so for giving your child chicken pox or measles, but is it really the case? For how long are these diseases contagious, and when should … Continue reading Going VIRAL (Rashes Part 2)
Have you ever undressed your child at bath time, just to discover a red rash all over their back / arms and legs? Or thought that they were injured because of the linear or circular red rash over their hand or face? All children will have some sort of rash at some point in their … Continue reading What is this Rash? (Part 1)