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Growing pains – Children’s Health Queensland blog

Our blog, ‘Growing Pains’ is created in collaboration with medical professionals and provides insight, tips and advice about topical children’s health issues and developmental milestones.

What to pack for your child’s hospital stay

Here’s a handy checklist so you don’t forget any essentials when your child has to go to hospital.

16 November 2022 |Tags: , , , |

Three things you can do to keep antibiotics fighting fit

Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria change to protect themselves from the medication, making them difficult or impossible to treat.

Could it be DLD? The hidden condition that affects 1 in 14 children

DLD is when a person has difficulties understanding language (making sense of what people say), using language (words, sentences, telling stories and giving explanations), and knowing how to take part in conversations in the right kind of way (social communication).

12 October 2022 |Tags: , , , |

Helping trans, non-binary and gender diverse kids thrive

Misunderstanding and confusion about being gender diverse or transgender remains one of the biggest challenges facing affected children and their families. It can prevent them from receiving the help, understanding and support they need as they grapple with complex issues of identity. And it can mean they don’t always feel confident and safe in their own body as they find their place in the world.

26 August 2022 |

Top 5 tips for new mums

Becoming a new mum can feel exciting and overwhelming. It’s important to be kind to yourself as you navigate the first leg of the parenting journey.

Helping an anxious child through their vaccination

Wondering if your child’s development is on track? The Parents’ Evaluation of Development Status questionnaire can provide the answers you’re looking for.

18 January 2022 |
Last updated: 28 June 2017
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