'kidshealth' - for New Zealand parents / caregivers

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Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Children grouped around a bench in a park

Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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A family sitting together - parents and three children, including baby breastfeeding

Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Infant breastfeeding

Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Button batteries - be aware of the dangers

Inside small devices may be powerful coin-sized batteries. Kids under 6 are at the greatest risk of injury from these button batteries. Search your home, and any place your child goes, for gadgets that may contain button batteries. Find out how to keep your children safe and get help fast if you think your child has swallowed or inserted a button battery.
See more information about button batteries.

X-ray image of button battery stuck inside child
Doctor, mother and 2 children during a consultation
Eczema is a common condition in childhood and has a big impact on families. Find out how you can reduce eczema's impact on your child's quality of life. Watch the video series.
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Babies and children can choke on food at any age but those under 5 are at higher risk, and especially children and babies under 3. Watch a video about ways to reduce the choking risk.
Family eating together
It takes a little work to bring everyone together for meals. But it's worth it and the whole family eats better.
Photo of mother holding baby with a woman looking on
Crying is normal. Crying is the only way babies can let you know that something is upsetting them and that they need you. Play safe - pick up and comfort your baby.