Babies: Health and Well-Being for Babies

Looking after the health and well-being of your baby can be stressful and confusing. We bring you information to help guide you through.

A new baby – how to survive the first six weeks

The first six weeks at home with your baby – possibly the most exciting and most tiring days of your…


Are you worried about your baby having allergies? Read our useful information here.

Coping with mastitis

Coping with mastitis can be very painful– find out about the causes and preventions and get some great tips for…

Dealing with reflux

What are Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux and Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), and how can you know if one of these could be what…

Emergency checklist for sick children

This emergencies checklist provides invaluable advice on when it is a medical emergency and when you can routinely visit your…

Feeling low- a personal account

Many women feel low when they have a baby and feeling low is especially common after your first child.


We cover common and serious illnesses in babies including colds, meningitis, croup and 'flu.


Immunisation can be a confusing and stressful topic for parents. We got information about the New Zealand immunisation schedule, where you can get immunised and some of the important issues around immunisation.

Newborn Hearing Screening

All babies in New Zealand are now routinely screened in their first few weeks of life to ensure that they…

Overcoming the baby blues

This article explores the baby blues or the post natal blues, how to prevent them and how to help overcome…

Plunket’s support role

This article outlines the history of Plunket’s role in New Zealand and what role and services Plunket has to offer…

Post natal depression

This article on postnatal depression explores this common condition and the fears and myths that surround postnatal depression.

Post natal exercises

Post natal exercises are vital to the health of new mums. Mothers matter too and post natal exercise holds many…

Post natal psychosis

This article on postnatal psychosis explains this rare condition and the symptoms and treatment for postnatal psychosis.

Recovering from postnatal depression

Being diagnosed with postnatal depression (PND) can come as both a shock and a relief. You may feel shocked that…

Skin cancer in New Zealand – Keeping safe in the sun

There are several reasons why New Zealanders have a higher risk for developing skin cancers – including a high proportion of…

Tips for healthy perineums

Healthy perineums are vital to women’s health. Read about tips for healthy perineums after childbirth.

Using paracetamol with children: Treat the child, not the fever

Using paracetamol (Pamol and Panadol) with kids can be a difficult business. On one hand, you’ve got a poor, sick…

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