Child Care Industry News February 4th 2014 -®
Child Care Industry News
February 11, 2014
Welcome, this week read about how to keep the children in your service safe on days of extreme heat and contributing writer, Dietician Kate DiPrima talks about identifying and managing allergies.
Keeping kids safe in extreme heat
With the extreme heat conditions to be found across much of Australia recently it's important to be vigilant in keeping the children in your service safe. Babies and young children are very sensitive to high temperatures and quickly become stressed in extreme conditions.

As many children don't have the language to explain how they are physically feeling, it's important to maintain a close watch on them and to be proactive about keeping them hydrated and out of direct sunlight.

Services such as the Victorian Heat Health Alert offer a valuable source of information about extreme heat conditions by monitoring the seven day weather forecast and issuing warnings when temperatures are likely to exceed those which cause heat related illnesses. »
latest careers + qualified staff
Reach more parents
Our Premium and Enterprise services will increase parent enquiries to your child care business
Dealing with allergies in early childhood
This week qualified Dietitian and Nutritionist Kate Di Prima advises on the best ways to identify and avoid food intolerances and allergies. Read Kate's profile here.

What does an allergy look like?

Awareness of food allergies when introducing solids

Food allergy occurs in around one in 20 children and one in 100 grown ups with the majority of allergies being mild and many children growing out of them over time. Most children allergic to cow's milk, soy, wheat and egg will be able to tolerate varying amounts by the time they go to school; this is in contrast to allergic reactions to tree nuts, peanuts, seeds and seafood which can be lifelong in around 75 per cent of children diagnosed.

The recommendation for introducing solids around the six months of age is due to the sensitivity of little gut linings. It is not recommended to introduce solids before four months as some proteins from food may leak through the lining of the gut causing irritation and potential an allergy to the food.

Most of the time children with food allergies have parents who do not have allergies however siblings of a child with an allergy are at a slightly higher risk of developing a food allergy themselves.
Parent ratings & testimonials
Parents trust reviews & testimonials by other parents. Take advantage of this powerful tool to enhance the reputation of your childcare service
Types of child care »
Overview of Family Day Care »
First time parents child care toolkit »
Protecting your child's skin in child care »
© 2014 - All rights reserved®
Care For Kids Internet Services Pty Ltd
ABN 55 104 145 735
PO Box 543 Balmain NSW 2041

Contact Us | Feedback
Products & Services
Advertise with Us
Advanced listings
Daily News