A family in their home

Whare Kahikā (ancestral home) is an app giving whānau knowledge to create a safe physical home environment for tamariki.

Graphic of 3 children showing constipation

Constipation is when your child has hard, infrequent poo - it's a common problem in childhood.

Treating a child for head lice using a fine-tooth head lice comb

Head lice are small insects that live on the human scalp. They are common and cause concern and frustration for parents, children and young people. Dimethicone lotion is a very effective treatment that your family doctor can prescribe - check out our step by step guide.

Mother and newborn baby

Attachment is the deep bond which develops between a child and their primary caregiver in the first few years of life. Secure attachments have positive outcomes for infants and children throughout their lives.

A baby doll in a bath

There are 3 really important steps when caring for your child with eczema: using lots of moisturiser; bathing once a day and using steroids when your child's skin has active eczema. Watch the video to see these steps in action.  

Sick young boy lying in bed with a thermometer in his mouth and his mother's hand on his forehead

Fevers are common in children. Fever by itself does not tell you whether your child is seriously sick. Even an ordinary cold can cause a high fever.