Health Catalogues Library

  • Our ears are amazing, complex pieces of work. They give us our hearing and our sense of balance. They work with our other senses to make […]
  • Our body’s normal temperature ranges from 36.5ºC to 37ºC. A body temperature consistently above the normal temperature is considered a fever. Body temperature can be influenced […]
  • The decision to bottle feed is a very individual and personal one. Sometimes breastfeeding isn’t possible, successful, or mothers might simply choose to bottle feed their […]
  • There’s no doubt breastfeeding is the most natural way to nourish your baby. Most mothers are physically able to breastfeed, but the decision on whether to […]
  • can happen in a split second, changing the life of your child and your family forever. Most accidents to children under five take place in their […]
  • During the winter months most families will be affected by the common cold. Colds are caused by viruses and spread by touch and droplets through the air, […]
  • Colic is a word used to describe sudden attacks of severe abdominal pain and spasm. It causes inconsolable crying and distress in otherwise healthy and thriving infants […]
  • Constipation refers to the passing of hard or dry ‘pebble-like’ motions which cause pain and discomfort. Babies and young children often pass faeces red-faced and grunting. They will sometimes appear to […]
  • Cradle cap is a very common problem affecting babies from around 4-6 weeks of age. It often reoccurs throughout childhood, affecting children up to the age […]
  • Crying is the only way a baby can communicate. Babies cry to get your attention and to ensure that their needs are met. Crying begins from […]
  • A baby’s stool will vary in consistency and frequency, depending largely on a range of factors. In this leaflet you will learn more about what can […]
  • Is your child a fussy eater? Does he or she never seem to eat enough “good foods”? Or do they regularly reject the food you prepare […]
  • Eczema is the most common skin problem in babies and young children. The inflammatory skin condition is also sometimes known as dermatitis. Eczema can vary in […]
  • Learning about solids often raises many questions.  These may include when do I begin, how much and what to offer, along with the preparation and storage […]
  • Nappy rash is the most common skin problem for young infants. Babies are prone to nappy rash because their skin is thinner and more fragile than […]
  • Reflux occurs when the contents of the stomach flows back up the oesophagus (the tube that connects the stomach into the mouth). In the majority of […]
  • Sleep is a sensitive issue which is close to many parents’ hearts, affecting not only their children but also their own general well being and sanity. […]
  • Baby’s first teeth begin to form in the 16th week of pregnancy and are almost completely developed  in the gums at birth. The age a baby’s […]