'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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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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Brothers talk about rheumatic fever - it started with a sore throat

Meet Tristan and Justin. The 11-year-old twins know first-hand that a sore throat left untreated can lead to rheumatic fever. Justin avoided rheumatic fever when his strep throat was detected by swabbing and he completed a course of antibiotics - unfortunately for Tristan a case of rheumatic fever led to open heart surgery.
See more information about sore throats.

 

 

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.