Children (1 to 12 years)

Raising a child can be tough and this section aims to lighten your load by providing expert advice from dealing with pet allergies to asthma.

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Babies (up to 1 year)

Diarrhoea in children: when to worry

Stomach upsets can be anything from unpleasant to distressing – but when it’s your child experiencing diarrhoea or vomiting, it can have serious consequences.

Babies (up to 1 year)

Off to the paediatrician?

Dr Okwudili Edward-Pascal Akarue, a paediatrician at Mediclinic Highveld, shares the top reasons why parents visit him.

Babies (up to 1 year)

Beach safety [INFOGRAPHIC]

The summer holidays are the perfect time to relax and have fun at the beach, but remember that accidents can happen at any time.

Use these tips to keep your family safe at the beach.

Children (1 to 12 years)

A story of care and reassurance

“It was such an emotional and scary time for our family, but our experience was such a good one. The staff of Mediclinic Victoria were amazing. Everyone provided excellent care.”

Babies (up to 1 year)

Does my child need a tonsillectomy?

A tonsillectomy is routine surgery that can be performed in Mediclinic’s 10 day clinics with same-day admission and discharge.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
Babies (up to 1 year)

5 respiratory viruses unrelated to COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 causes COVID-19 – but other respiratory viruses can also affect your breathing passages, causing cold and flu-like symptoms as well as shortness of breath and pneumonia.

Children (1 to 12 years)

“Your child has collapsed”

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. A call from the school to say your child has collapsed and is not breathing….

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
Babies (up to 1 year)

When to worry about a child’s temperature [INFOGRAPHIC]

If your child has a fever, but is playing, eating, and behaving as usual, you may not need to do anything. If they’re restless and miserable, you need to help them feel more comfortable. We share tips on how to treat them at home… and when to seek emergency medical help.

Babies (up to 1 year)

Does my child need grommets? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Does your child struggle with recurrent middle ear infections? These can affect your child’s hearing, speech and learning abilities. Fortunately, grommets might be the solution! Find out here…

Babies (up to 1 year)

What are febrile seizures? [INFOGRAPHIC]

It can be frightening if your child has a febrile seizure – but don’t panic. Here’s what you need to know.

Babies (up to 1 year)

Remember miracle baby Brandon Grant? This is how he’s doing now.

After being born two months prem, losing 90% of his small intestine to infection and spending his first nine months in hospital, miracle baby Brandon is now a toddler – although for him, normal life looks a little different.

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