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Colin A. Michie
MA.FRCPCH.FLS Consultant
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Dr Sarah Brewer
MA MB BChir
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Dr Chris Steele
M.B., Ch.B.
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NiS is supported and advised by medical experts including GP and TV doctor Dr Chris Steele, health journalist, medical author and GP Dr Sarah Brewer, and consultant paediatrician Dr Colin Michie.

Dr Sarah Brewer answers a number of commonly asked questions

Q: Can I wash my babies hair in the bath or will the shampoo affect his skin or cause nappy rash?
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Q: How can I tell if bath water temperature is right?
A: Click here for the answer

Q: I did not massage my baby before he was six months old. Now he is seven months and I regularly massage him. Kindly advise if this is right and until what age I should massage him and how often. Is there a problem if a baby is not massaged at all?
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Q: My baby has been vomiting and has diarrhoea, I have taken him to the doctors' already, but he is not getting any better, what should I do.
A: Click here for the answer

Q: My baby is 4 months old, when can I start her on solid foods?
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Q: I've heard that massaging my baby after changing his nappy is good for him. How do I do this?
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Q: How can I tell if the water temperature is alright? I'm terrified of burning my baby but don't want him to get too cold, either.
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Q: My baby has sensitive skin - what should I use to clean him. Is normal soap OK?
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Q: My baby has undescended testicles. Is this common?
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Q: My baby has diarrhoea, should I worry?
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Q: What is meningitis, how do I recognize the signs?
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Q: How do I choose the right nappy?
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'This information and guidance is brought to you by Dr Sarah Brewer MA MB BChir who is  expressing her own independent views.  Dr Brewer will review readers questions and offer general advice.  Dr Brewer cannot enter into personal communication, if you have concern's about your child's health, contact your own G.P. or other health professional.'