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Go Go Go Gastro

With schools in Australia going back this week and many others around the world, just weeks into a new term, many parents are aware that in the next couple of months, children are likely to pick up any bug flying around after the break. For many parents the most tricky of these to deals with are forms of gastro bugs where a child is forced to be home from school due to diarrhoea and in many cases vomiting. These bugs are inconvenient due to the time parents have to take off work and also because most people have an understandable aversion to dealing with sick and poo! The good news is that rarely are these gastro outbursts a cause for concern although there are some things that parents nee

Safe Swimming

Whilst our office was closed over the Summer holidays here in Australia, our news feeds and the papers have been filled with stories of near misses when it comes to children and water. Children learn at a young age to feel comfortable around water whether through visits to the beach; swimming lessons or because they hang out at the pools of friends and neighbours. The odds however are frightening when it comes to the number of children who die through drowning every year worldwide. Some of my favourite holiday memories involve jumping the waves on the beach with my dad and going to indoor water slide parks. These pools and beaches were places of huge excitement for me, they provided hours o