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G6PD Deficiency has been described as ‘the most common disease you’ve never heard of’. And that description pretty much sums up a condition that affects approximately 600 million people worldwide, yet is only familiar by name to those directly affected by it. G6PD Deficiency is an inherited condition that can lead to a form of anemia when an affected...

An article published in the latest issue of Acta Paeditrica, a child health publication, has revealed that babies are less likely to suffer from ‘pre-school wheeze’ if they are introduced to fish before 9 months of age. The research – which also looked at the effects of antibiotic use on babies – was carried out on children in Sweden. It aimed to identify the possible causes and treatment of recurrent wheeze, described by lead author Emma Goksor as ‘a very common clinical problem in pre-school children’. Over...

Is the four day rule for introducing new foods to baby REALLY necessary – or is it an overly cautious, outdated practice? If you’re not already familiar with the four day rule, it simply means waiting at least four days before introducing each new food to your baby. So if, for example, you offer your baby sweet potatoes for the very first time on Monday, then you should wait until at least Friday before giving him something new to try. We explain this in more detail here. We sometimes receive messages from parents asking if...

As you introduce new foods to your baby, it’s a good idea to make a note of exactly WHAT you introduce and WHEN. This is helpful for two reasons… If your baby then experiences any digestive upsets (constipation or excessive gas, for example) or even starts to display the symptoms of an allergic reaction, then it will be easy to identify which food...

Babies really shouldn’t eat ice cream… or should they? Well, THIS highly nutritious avocado ice cream is so packed with valuable vitamins and healthy fats that it’s not just OK for your little one to eat it… you’ll be encouraging him to tuck in! Five things we love about this avocado ice cream… It tastes sweet, but it’s...