should i get a covid vaccine while i’m pregnant or breastfeeding? is it safe for me and my baby?

Should I get a COVID vaccine while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding? Is it safe...

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 Picture: Shuttlestock From Monday, Australia’s front-line health workers, quarantine staff, border control officers, and workers and residents in aged-care homes will be offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Some of these workers will be women who are pregnant, planning a...
can breastmilk provide babies with covid-19 immunity?

CAN BREASTMILK PROVIDE BABIES WITH COVID-19 IMMUNITY?

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An investigation into how antibodies in breastmilk can protect babies and young children from COVID-19 will be the focus of a new project by The University of Western Australia, funded by the State Government to tackle health challenges associated with the virus.    The findings will inform breastfeeding recommendations for...
purchase the best crib mattress —complete buying guide

Purchase the best Crib Mattress —Complete Buying Guide

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Infants spend up to 18 hours a day sleeping. For most of this period, they are inside a crib, right on the mattress you have bought for them. Crib mattress might not be your...
children of domestic violence: breaking the cycle of abuse

Children of domestic violence: breaking the cycle of abuse

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Research shows that children suffer long term impacts from witnessing domestic violence, yet growing incidences of abuse indicate that that thousands of children are being exposed to terrible acts of violence each day. Understanding just...
children may need to be vaccinated against covid-19 too. here’s what we need to consider

Children may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 too. Here’s what we need to...

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Image: Shuttlestock An ideal COVID-19 vaccine would not only protect people from becoming ill, it would also stop the virus spreading through the population. The best way to do this is to vaccinate as...
what does it take to successfully work in childcare?

What Does It Take to Successfully Work In Childcare?

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Childcare is one of the most underrated career opportunities out there and at the same time one of the hidden gems of the work field. The perception and status of childcare workers have changed...
children might play a bigger role in covid transmission than first thought. schools must prepare

Children might play a bigger role in COVID transmission than first thought. Schools must...

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Picture: Shuttlestock Over last weekend, the World Health Organisation made an announcement you might have missed. It recommended children aged 12 years and older should wear masks, and that masks should be considered for those aged...
7 pointers to understanding childcare subsidy

7 Pointers to Understanding Childcare Subsidy

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Taking care of children can be rather expensive. Thankfully, there are several different programs available for caregivers that are experiencing difficulty caring for their children. You need to qualify for them based on different...
5 reasons it’s safe for kids to go back to school

5 reasons it’s safe for kids to go back to school

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Picture: Shuttlestock In mid March, cases of COVID-19 – the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 – dramatically increased in Australia and the government responded with an effective public health strategy. People who could, shifted to working from home,...
easter eggs can bring a little ‘normality’ to kids in isolation. but should we ration them or let kids eat how many they like?

Easter eggs can bring a little ‘normality’ to kids in isolation. But should we...

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Image: Shuttlestock This Easter will be especially challenging, with family isolation and many parents under financial strain, or other stressors. So, many parents will be looking to restore some sense of “normality” by welcoming the Easter...