Author name: Zoe Robinson


What is Croup? Croup is a condition caused by a viral infection. The virus leads to swelling of the larynx (voicebox) and trachea (windpipe) resulting in narrowing of the airway which can make breathing difficult. Croup most commonly occurs in children who are 6 months olds to five years of age, at which point their […]

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Burns first aid

Burns are a common injury among children, often occurring during everyday situations such as cooking, bathing and even playing outdoors. As parents we know burns can happen in a split second- which is why it is so important to know the correct first aid. When applied correctly, burns first aid can minimise the severity of

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Hair Tourniqets

Ever heard of a hair tourniquet? No? Let us enlighten you! A hair tourniquet is a rare condition in which a hair becomes wrapped around a child’s finger, toe, limb or genitalia reducing or completely stopping the circulation of blood.  Because hair is so strong and can stretch significantly when wet, it can accidentally become

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Nappy Rash

Nappy rash is a common rash that affects babies and children of nappy wearing age. In fact it is so common that over 50% of babies will experience it by the time they turn one, yikes! What causes nappy rash? The most common cause of nappy rash is wearing wet or soiled nappies for too

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Head injuries

At Cradle and Kin, head injuries are a topic we are well and truly familiar with. In fact if head bumps were an olympic sport, our kids would be gold medalists. Whether it be running into walls, ‘flying’ off the couch or tripping over their own feet, kids and head injuries go hand in hand.

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