Information for parents following the general recall of Zantac.

Last week there was a general recall of Zantac, a medication commonly used to treat infant reflux in babies. This follows concerns in several countries over the presence of impurities in Zantac and other ranitidine products. Health authorities say there is no immediate risk, but patients have been advised to consult a doctor who can prescribe alternatives … More Information for parents following the general recall of Zantac.

Baby Reflux

The very word Reflux can terrify parents of any small baby. In Cherished Baby & Child we will show you the many different types and levels of Reflux and give you information to assist you recognise it, and all the treatment options. Armed with all this information, it will make your visit to your Health … More Baby Reflux

Flat Head in Babies

  In the 1990’s, following on from very conclusive research, doctors started recommending that all babies be put to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or cot death. Since the start of this campaign, the incidence of SIDS has dropped by almost 40%. This was a major … More Flat Head in Babies

Tongue Tie

  Most of us think of tongue-tie as a situation we find ourselves in when we are too excited to speak. But tongue-tie is the non-medical term for a relatively common but often overlooked physical condition, that limits the use of the tongue. Tongue-tie affects 5–10% of newborn babies and is more common in boys … More Tongue Tie

Sleep

  To most new parents sleep is priceless! But to be fair, when a new baby arrives it is expected that sleep will not be something you will be getting too much of for the next little while. Sleep can become the most valuable commodity in your home, and you may find yourself comparing who … More Sleep

Night Terrors

  Children often wake up upset after having a bad dream or nightmare. In general, they can be settled and soothed and will go off back to sleep again. With night terrors it’s very different. Night terror is a very big term for what is essentially a type of bad dream. The child will cry … More Night Terrors

Constipation

  Constipation is the passing of hard stools, with difficulty, less often. While every child is different and what’s normal can vary, the sooner constipation is recognised and treated the better. Constipation is a very common issue in children, with up to 10% of children experiencing constipation at some stage. It can occur at any … More Constipation