'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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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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Parenting teens

You know it. They know it. Teenage years are growth years and ones of great change. Not only are their bodies growing but also their brains - which continue to develop until their early to mid 20s. Teens need food, sleep, and exercise and lots of love and support – the same as for a child, but in different ways. Most things about their world are changing. Don't let your love be one of them. See ...
Parenting teens: Introduction
Parenting teens: The teenage brain 
and more from the 'Whanau pack: Tools for families and parents with teenagers'...

 

 

 

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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.
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.
Diagram of asthma airways
Asthma is a condition that leads to narrowing of the airways of the lungs. Symptoms include wheeze, cough and difficulty breathing. Common asthma triggers are colds, exercise, dust, pollens and cigarette smoke.
Photo of child with chickenpox rash on back
Chickenpox is a common childhood illness caused by a virus. It is very easy to catch. Children with chickenpox need to stay home from school and day care.