'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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Doctor examining a baby who is sitting on mother's lap

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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Father kissing his baby

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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Two young smiling girls wearing life jackets and floating on their backs in a swimming pool

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.

 

 

Screenshot of Tapuaki website homepage
Tapuaki is a website and Smartphone app that allows Pacific mothers and other members of the family to find information leading up to, during and after pregnancy.
Photo of a young child's face
Watch some videos of young children talking about how they like to be parented. Their words have inspired parents to think about what really matters for their families.
Photo of boy with measles rash
Make sure your kids are immunised against measles. It takes around 2 weeks for the immunisation to protect you.
Photo of doctor with stethoscope examining a baby
Did you know that fever actually helps your child’s body fight off infection? A fever may make your child feel unhappy, but even a high body temperature is very unlikely to cause permanent harm.