Health Centre

Your baby’s health is most important. maternity & infant’s Health Centre has advice on those everyday baby issues colic, nappy rash and cradle cap to the more serious matters, what to expect from your Public Health Nurse and how to get an appointment with a specialist health professional.


Latest Health Centre Posts

Think your child is hard of hearing?

Children learn to communicate by imitating the sounds they hear. When your child is a baby, being hard of hearing will cause them to miss much of the speech and language going on around them. This can result in delayed speech and language development, social problems and academic difficulties. A common condition About four out […]

Tips for Dad While Mum is in Labour

While in the past the paternal figure was banished to the hospital hallways, they are now, thankfully, asserting their right to be present for the birth of their child. Yet, this unknown territory can be uncertain ground for a new dad who wants to be a help, rather than a hindrance. That’s why we’ve compiled […]

How to keep on top of your heart health!

This week marks the beginning of Irish heart month in association with the Irish Heart Foundation. Here at maternity & infant we’re super keen on keeping our tickers ticking over with good, healthy food and intermittent bouts of high-intensity exercise. But all this can be tough to keep to when there’s a new baby in […]

All you need to know about hip dysplasia

Many mums have given birth to their beautiful bouncing baby boy or girl only to be told that their child’s hip joints aren’t properly developed, and that they have Developmental Hip Dysplasia. Having to put your baby in a brace can be difficult for those first few months, but it’s key to learn the facts […]

All you need to know about ear, nose and throat infections

Upper respiratory tract infections can come on at any stage, even when the weather is mild. In summer allergies can cause some of the same early symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection. The trick is to catch these symptoms before they develop into a full blown infection, and treat them so they alleviate. Allergies […]

The truth about birthmarks

There’s a whole history of lore around the origin of birthmarks. Some cultures link these marks to religious beliefs like angel kisses, while others think the position of a birthmark on the body could symbolise the potential for good luck, prosperity or intelligence in a child. Science has no concrete reason as to why these […]

Breastfeeding: Common myths debunked!

There is a lot of good, helpful, healthy information out there about breastfeeding. Websites like, Cuidiu and La Leche League all provide support in information or meeting groups for mothers who are trying to breastfeed. But the internet can be a tricky place, and can sometimes discourage mother’s when they’re having a tough time. Here at […]

All you need to know about wetting the bed

Contrary to conditions like asthma or allergies, bed wetting is rarely talked about outside of the family home. And although parents may feel like their child is the anomaly for wetting the bed, it is actually very common for children to go through this stage at some point in their lives. Even if they have been potty […]

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