What to do when your baby or toddler has gastro

If your child suddenly has an attack of diarrhea and vomiting, and they complain of a stomachache is usually points to an Gastroenteritis infection. Gastro infections are caused by a virus or bacteria and your child should pass it in about 2-5 days without medication. The first few days seem to be the worst, but you can take certain steps to help your child get through it. Gastroenteritis is a common illness and has definitely been doing the rounds more recently this summer. The…

Button Batteries

Button Batteries Danger

The number of serious injuries or deaths as a result of button batteries has increased in the last decade. Despite their small size, lithium button batteries can cause serious injury and death in children if swallowed. Here we will check out symptoms to look out for, and what to do if you think your child may have swallowed a button battery. Small round batteries are commonly called button, coin or disc batteries because of their appearance. These small shiny batteries are very attractive to…

What to do if your child ingests poison

Many children unintentionally swallow, drink or eat poisonous products when they mistake them for edible foodstuff. What do you do if your child ingests poison? There are other ways poison can also enter a childs body, such as by breathing, injection, venomous bites or stings, or touching enough of a substance that could cause illness or death. Babies naturally explore their new world by putting everything they can into their mouths. This is how they learn. Young children are also still exploring and experiment by tasting all…