Is my baby having trouble breathing?

Is my baby having trouble breathing?

When bub is breathing normally, it should appear effortless. When in respiratory distress, their...
Choking hazards and how to reduce the risks

Choking hazards and how to reduce the risks

In my time working as an advanced life support Paramedic, I quickly learned that choking is a ma...
Preventing Dog Bites to Your Little One

Preventing Dog Bites to Your Little One

I had so many of you reach out wanting to know about preventing dog bites in your little people; ...
Freddie's Septic Journey

Freddie's Septic Journey

Our son Freddie fell ill at just three weeks of age. It was a Saturday night, and we noticed he w...
Lincoln's Meningitis Story

Lincoln's Meningitis Story

I was blessed with a chilled baby. My second son, three weeks old, barely made a peep. So when I ...
Harrison's UTI Journey

Harrison's UTI Journey

Did you know that it is more common for baby boys to suffer UTI's in the first year of life than ...
WARNING signs that could save your bub's life

WARNING signs that could save your bub's life

As a mama to two babies, I know how scary it can be when they are unwell.   I remember once when...
10 tips you NEED to know BEFORE starting solids

10 tips you NEED to know BEFORE starting solids

Starting solids is an exciting but confusing milestone for you and your bub!   We know you have s...
What Anaphylaxis Looks Like

What Anaphylaxis Looks Like

Approximately 1 in 100 of all school-aged children will develop anaphylaxis.   In the past ten ye...
Ari's BRUE Story

Ari's BRUE Story

Our little girl was finally here! The first nine days with our darling girl was bliss. But at 12 ...
Why I want you to hug your babies right now

Why I want you to hug your babies right now

At 16 months old, my son contracted Meningitis.     He caught viral and bacterial Haemophilus In...
The most terrifying day of my life - my 1-year-old's febrile convulsion

The most terrifying day of my life - my 1-year-old's febrile convulsion

By Lauren - Gold Coast Mum. This is a repost of Lauren's original article, it has been shared her...
"...our little 18-month-old had suffered a stroke." This is Louie's story.

"...our little 18-month-old had suffered a stroke." This is Louie's story.

Boxing day started out as any other day had in Louie's 18 months of life.   He's an absolute goe...
Elijah's Microphthalmia Story

Elijah's Microphthalmia Story

Both my pregnancy and the birth of our son Elijah were, for the most part, straightforward. I had...
Top 5 Things To Prepare For Your Camping Trip

Top 5 Things To Prepare For Your Camping Trip

Christmas is only two sleeps away, and for some of you, you might be getting ready to head on tha...
How to Shop Safely This Holiday Season

How to Shop Safely This Holiday Season

There's nothing quite like seeing your child's face light up when receiving a new toy on Christma...
Jaymie's Warning For All Parents

Jaymie's Warning For All Parents

It was Friday morning, and we got up, ready to move house. My son was fine. He was laughing and k...
Spring Time Essential Knowledge: Swooping First Aid

Spring Time Essential Knowledge: Swooping First Aid

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, the sun is shi...
First Aid Questions We Always Get Asked

First Aid Questions We Always Get Asked

As paediatric first aid educators, we meet parents every day who have so many questions rel...
Ski and Snow Safety

Ski and Snow Safety

Brr, it’s cold in here! While Winter may be coming to a close soon, now is the peak time for fami...
Breath Holding

Breath Holding

Breath holding is extremely common in young children and can happen as often as once a day. Often...
Choking or Gagging?

Choking or Gagging?

Have you ever watched your child shove a whole bunch of food in their mouth, only to spit it out ...
Thunderstorm Asthma

Thunderstorm Asthma

Asthma is a common lung condition that affects 1 in 9 Australians. Essentially, people who su...
The Ultimate Baby-Proofing Guide

The Ultimate Baby-Proofing Guide

There’s nothing more exciting than seeing our bubs start to crawl, walk, stand or even run. A...
How to Stay Safe this Christmas

How to Stay Safe this Christmas

How many times have you said, “this will only end in tears?”   With the Christmas season in fu...
How Safe are your Christmas Presents?

How Safe are your Christmas Presents?

  As parents, we all know that buying presents for our kiddos can be difficult. While we try ...
Top 5 Must-Haves in your First Aid Kit

Top 5 Must-Haves in your First Aid Kit

While as parents we wish we could prevent illness and injury in our little ones, the truth of the...
Croup: How to Manage It at Home and When to Act Fast

Croup: How to Manage It at Home and When to Act Fast

  It’s 11 pm on a Thursday night, and I’ve been dispatched to a code 1 (bells and whistles) t...
Calling Triple Zero

Calling Triple Zero

I want to talk to you about a moment I never hope you encounter. Something has happened to your p...
Fever, Febrile Convulsions and Freaking Out

Fever, Febrile Convulsions and Freaking Out

Most days of motherhood are rewarding, fun and full of craziness that I wouldn’t trade for anythi...
The Life of a Paediatric Nurse

The Life of a Paediatric Nurse

I am often asked, “why paediatric nursing?” How can you bear it? Isn’t it sad working with sick ...
Jazmyn's Meningococcal Journey

Jazmyn's Meningococcal Journey

On the the 25th of August Jazymn was her normal, bright, bubbly and carefree self. At 10pm that e...
Respiratory Distress in Children

Respiratory Distress in Children

As an educator, paediatric emergency nurse, and a mother to a child that has had bronchiolitis, c...
Pulled Elbows: What it is, and why you should know about them

Pulled Elbows: What it is, and why you should know about them

A pulled what!? You may ask. It is quite simply where a bone in the elbow has slipped out of plac...
Proactive Parent saves her precious son's life

Proactive Parent saves her precious son's life

My husband Mike and I have been married for almost 4 years and have a beautiful 8 month old son...