January 1, 2014


Nocturnal Enuresis or bedwetting is a very common condition of childhood. Bedwetting, once the child has started school, can cause considerable anxiety and stress, this in turn, may affect the child’s self-esteem and ment...

May 1, 2013


Important Developmental Milestones from Birth to 5 Years of Age

This article continues on from Vision Development


Birth to 6 weeks:

  • Stares at surroundings when awake

  • Momentarily holds gaze on bright object

  • Eyes and head move to...

March 31, 2013


Parents’ Checklist


The human visual system is our most dynamic sense. At birth, many of the components of the visual system are in place, such as the eyes, optic nerve and brain, but it is after birth that growth, development, co-ordinatio...


 Continuing on from Dr Mahony last article on Spouted Drinking Cup Warning, in this article he takes a look at how we can encourage good oral health teaching toddlers and babies how to use a smaller cup instead of a sipper cup.


“Babycup is...


There is an increasing belief, amongst numerous healthcare disciplines – orthodontists, dentists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, orofacial myologists to name but a few – that no-spill valves, and spouted drinking cups, are the...

October 1, 2012


Choosing the right time to give up thumb, finger or dummy sucking is important.  Choose a time to break the habit when you and your child are not experiencing excessive stress or change in your lives, such as the arrival of a new sibling,...

December 1, 2011

It has come to my attention recently about the dangers of slugs and snails.  I have asked Peter Banks, Associate Professor in Conservation Biology at the University of Sydney to enlighten us on these dangers.  Slugs and snails are a carrier...

August 1, 2011

Babies are all very different and develop at different stages; this includes their ability to learn how to take solids and to speak.  Some factors that may contribute to oral and speech development can be their environment, birth order, bei...

May 1, 2011

Part 2 of Fussy Feeders

In the previous article I discussed some of the behavioural reasons behind fussy feeding.  This month I would like to take a closer look at those children who are plainly not comfortable while eating or are literally...

March 1, 2011


Packing lunch boxes is a task that parents do thousands of times. Some find it easy, others find it difficult to know what to put in there. Your job as a parent is to provide appropriate food choices. It is up to your child how much to eat...

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