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Father bottle feeding baby

Choosing whether to breast or formula feed your bub is one of hardest decisions to make as a new or expecting parent.

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Healthy lunchbox strawberries

Whether you’re making your own lunchbox, or you’re making one for the youngest members of your household, it should be a snapshot of a normal day of healthy eating.

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Children with complex needs

Where do you start when, as a parent, you’re worried about your child?

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What is hay fever? Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is caused by allergy to environmental inhalants like pollens (grasses or trees), dust mite, animal dander or moulds. Hay fever is not caused by a food allergy. Hay fever symptoms include stuffiness (congested nose), runny nose, sneezing as well as itchy and watery eyes. These symptoms can range from mild (not affecting ...

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ADHD diagnosis

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common reasons for referral to a paediatrician. Sometimes parents are worried, sometimes school has asked to have a child checked for ADHD, and sometimes it's even the opposite – parents seeking reassurance that their child doesn't have ADHD. The trouble with diagnosing ADHD is that like ASD ...

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School ready child

Is your child is halfway through their kinder year and you're not sure if things are okay with their development or behaviour? Have you been seeing a speech therapist for some speech or language delays or getting help with their behaviour but are not sure if your child has the maturity yet for school? Are you starting to wonder whether your child really is ready ...

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ASD Diagnosis
July 20, 2018

How is ASD diagnosed?

Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are now on everyone's radar thanks to increasing awareness and understanding that early intervention can make a difference. It's also become a minefield for many concerned parents, with a massive amount of information available on the internet, including Dr Google (for good and bad!). The trouble is, there's no single test ...

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Dr Andrea Mcglade Blog

Have you ever wondered why your child does things that just don’t seem right or exhibits behaviour that you haven’t observed in other children? Perhaps you’ve worried that your child can’t do things that you see other children doing with ease? Niggling worries? Questioning whether things are ‘normal’? Feeling like none of the usual parenting ...

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developmental paediatrician

General paediatricians can treat (or are involved in the care of) most medical and developmental problems in children; it's a skillset in itself to have to be across such a wide range of medical problems as well as behaviour and development. Over time, referrals to general paediatrics have increasingly become about developmental, behavioural or mental health concerns ...

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June 25, 2018

Cellulitis

Helloooooo again everyone! Today, I’m blogging about a very common but potentially very serious problem that affects SKIN. Those of you who have been following my blog for some time, might remember that when you see “-itis” at the end of a medical word, it means “inflammation of…” So, for example appendicitis = inflammation of the appendix ...

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Breast or Formula… What is ...
Choosing whether to breast or formula feed your bub is one of hardest decisions to make as a new or expecting parent.
How to make a healthy lunchbox
Whether you’re making your own lunchbox, or you’re making one for the youngest members of your household, it should be a snapshot of a normal day of healthy eating.
Working with children with ...
Where do you start when, as a parent, you’re worried about your child?
What can I do with my child’s ...
What is hay fever? Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is caused by allergy to environmental inhalants like pollens (grasses or trees), dust mite, animal ...
How is ADHD diagnosed?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common reasons for referral to a paediatrician. Sometimes parents are worried, ...
Is your child ready to start ...
Is your child is halfway through their kinder year and you're not sure if things are okay with their development or behaviour? Have you been ...
How is ASD diagnosed?
Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are now on everyone's radar thanks to increasing awareness and understanding that early intervention ...
What does a developmental ...
Have you ever wondered why your child does things that just don’t seem right or exhibits behaviour that you haven’t observed in other ...
What's the difference between a ...
General paediatricians can treat (or are involved in the care of) most medical and developmental problems in children; it's a skillset in itself ...
Cellulitis
Helloooooo again everyone! Today, I’m blogging about a very common but potentially very serious problem that affects SKIN. Those of you who ...
Cradle Cap
Both my kids had mild cradle cap.  I knew it was completely harmless and would go away on its own, but was one of “those parents” who could not ...
Tics
Ticks are disgusting little parasites that I have pulled out of the scalp or from behind the ear of many a child that has come through kids emergency ...
Febrile Convulsions
So today we are going to discuss a phenomenon that we see in kids’ emergency departments ALL THE TIME.  Given that in the last 2-3 days the weather ...
Breath Holding Spells
As a follow on to last Monday’s blog on toddler tantrums, I thought that this week we might have a chat about “breath holding spells” that can ...
Toddler Tantrums
Okay, I admit it.  This week’s post was borne completely out of selfishness.  Our 2-and-a-half year old son has been a complete horror-head of ...
Strategies to Help Attention and ...
Non-medication based strategies to help school kids with attention and concentration As I have probably alluded to in previous blog posts, one of ...
Gifted Children and Behavioural ...
Why gifted children develop behavioural problems I have had a little run of seeing kids in clinic of late who have been particularly gifted.  It ...
Headaches and Migraines in ...
Headaches are really common in children and we see this problem frequently as general paediatricians. Of the children who get referred to us, over 90% ...
Intellectual Disability (Or ...
So having blogged for the last few weeks on creepy-crawly, icky, infectious things you can catch, today for a change I thought I’d do a ...
Cold Sores and Herpes Simplex ...
A good friend of mine has had a little one who recently had a terrible experience with her first infection with the cold sore virus, so I ...