Articles by Leah Fitzhardinge

  1. Toddler safety inside and outside the home

    Your toddler is very inquisitive, and wants to touch and see how things work. They have little or no fear about the world around them, so they often get into dangerous situations and are unaware of the consequences of their actions. Wherever your toddler is playing,

  2. Understanding and managing temper tantrums

    Whether your child has lots of them, or thankfully not many, temper tantrums are an almost inevitable part of children’s development. Mostly caused by frustration (either with you or with the way the world works), tantrums are a normal part of your child developing growing independence.

  3. Children’s Panadol dosing guide

    There probably isn’t a household in Australia that doesn’t have Panadol in the medicine cabinet. It contains paracetamol, not ibuprofen or aspirin, so you can use Children’s Panadol from as young as one month of age, which makes it popular with parents. We’ve put together some

  4. Managing medicines for children

    Although you probably have no qualms about managing your own medications and painkillers – there are things you ought to keep in mind when giving medicine to children. You need to take extra care, not only in how you store their medications, but also in

  5. Your child’s first visit to the dentist

    From the moment those little baby teeth come in, you have to take good care of them! And among other things, that means trips to the dentist. Sometimes parents are hesitant to take their children for dental checkups, perhaps because of anxiety from their own

  6. Caring for your toddler’s teeth

    Toddlers can be pretty independent, and it’s probably around this stage that you’ll find them loudly protesting their right to do everything on their own. What about brushing teeth? They either love it or hate it – and either way, you might find yourself backed

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