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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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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 is more common for a paediatrician to see children who struggle with their learning due to below average thinking and reasoning skills, but gifted children can struggle too.   They are remarkable little people, and some of ...

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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 ...
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 ...
Easter holiday programs
Easter holiday programs. Holiday workshops are a great way to break up seemingly endless days at home, while at the same time providing a fantastic ...
Tummy Pain in children
Nothing worse for a parent than knowing your child is in pain or ill and not knowing what to do about it or whether to worry.  Tummy pain is a very ...
Scabies
So after my brilliant (*ahem*)  school-kid infection-trifecta (school sores, head lice and threadworms), I decided that no blog collection about ...
HEAD LICE (AND NITS)
So was contemplating what health topic I might blog about today and was scrolling back through past posts. My thought process was, “Ooooh!! I ...
THREADWORMS (PINWORMS)
So today I am going to blog about something easy and fast!  I was planning on posts on “Fostering resilience in kids” and “Anxiety” but ...
Autistic Spectrum Disorder – ...
Hi there everyone, Here is the long anticipated “Part 2” to our enthralling article on Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Had an absolutely epic ...
Autistic Spectrum Disorder – ...
So it’s a big couple of weeks for parents and kids hasn’t it?  School has gone back for the year and things are returning to normal after what ...