Paws for thought... the exciting new blog from Doctor Bear

November 8, 2019

I sit writing this blog having been awake half the night with my 6 month old, who currently has his 5th cold.  He is the youngest of 4 so there’s no prizes for guessing where all these viruses have come from!  He has a hacking cough, which makes him sound like a lifelo...

October 23, 2019

I remember taking this photo of my beautiful son in hospital. He looked so perfect and I was overwhelmed with the responsibility of it all. I was also in agony having had an emergency caesarean and not being able to even pick him up from the cot myself. In all honestly...

October 8, 2019

What to do when your child wakes suddenly with breathing difficulty at night...

September 24, 2019

One of the many, often unspoken of, joys of parenting come in the form of threadworms.  Yes, it is as disgusting as it sounds but so common in young children.  Our experience as doctors and Mums, is that this is so little spoken of, that when it happens to your child,...

August 10, 2018

It’s that time of year when I run around getting ready for our annual summer holiday – I generally like to have cleaned and cleared out the fridge, vacuumed the house, arranged a food delivery for the day of our return… oh and packed for 5 people.  I also end up gather...

July 24, 2018

Flat head or plagiocephaly in medical terms, often causes parents a lot of anxiety. It is a condition in which one side is flatter than the other side. A baby’s skull can be ‘moulded’ into different shape- something that is very useful when preparing to come through th...

July 5, 2018

In our household, we are on full holiday countdown. My son can’t decide if he’s more excited about going on the aeroplane or the Paw Patrol pool inflatable, my husband and I are dreamily visualising our evenings of cool rose sundowners and sleeping children (!) and my...

June 5, 2018

This week is child safety week.  Did you know that each day 45 toddlers are taken to hospital because of a fall, and 6 children are admitted every day with significant burns?   Now not to freak you out because at some point, all of our children sustain injuries – that’...