Kids Health


'Baby brain' is real, but no excuse - study

Mothers-to-be who blame brain fades on the fact they're pregnant aren't making it up, new research has found.

The Pope baptises a baby in the Sistine Chapel.

Breastfeeding in Sistine Chapel okay with the Pope

"If they start performing a concert... breastfeed them, don't be afraid," Francis told mothers.

The decrease was small, but the first in a long time.

Drop in Kiwi childhood obesity

Research has found a slight decrease in the number of overweight four-year-olds.

Tracey Martin

Minister questions need for education review

A look at how special-needs children are treated by the education system is due in 2018.

Vanellope Hope was born with the rare condition Ectopia cordis.

Miracle baby born with heart outside body

"We didn't dare breathe until she took her first breath," her father said.

Moko Rangitoheriri died in 2015.

NZ ignored systems to fight child neglect - Commissioner

Andrew Becroft says fixing NZ's horrific child abuse statistics won't require reinventing the wheel.

Moko Rangitoheriri.

Coroner calls for childcare revamp after brutal Moko death

Wallace Bain thought he had already seen his worst abuse case - he was wrong.

Not all sunscreens are created equal, so hats are essential in the sun.

Few children slap on a hat - research

Only one in five children wear a wide-brimmed hat while outside at school, new research shows.

Mikala and Deri Boyce-Slezak.

Couple 'microwaved' baby

They said it was a rash, but US prosecutors say it's a burn - caused by a microwave.

See how New Zealanders battled depression with the help of loved ones.

11yo Dublin girl dies after sharing haunting details on Instagram

She told her friends and followers the date she wanted to die.

Fonterra has to pay $183 million.

Danone ruling will hit farmers in the pocket

Dairy farmers will lose around $16,000 each as Fonterra cuts dividends to cough up the money.

Lance O'Sullivan.

Ban pokies to reduce child poverty - Lance O'Sullivan

The high-profile doctor says getting rid of pokies will save lives in poor areas like Northland.

Elsa features in many of the disturbing clips alongside Spider-Man, the Hulk and the Joker.

Elsagate: The sick YouTube videos targeting your kids

Violent, sexual and disturbing videos starring Spider-Man, Peppa Pig and Elsa have flooded the site.

Marijuana is becoming legal in more and more places.

Marijuana death report misinterpreted, authors say

"We are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed that child."

Wonder Woman

Dangerous toys to not buy your child this Christmas

Wonder Woman's sword has been singled out as one of this year's most dangerous toys.

Parents - one of them at least - will soon have 22 weeks to spend with their newborn, paid by the taxpayer.

National's parental leave blocked again

The Govt said sharing the leave would run counter to the Bill's intention - to give babies time to bond.

The Bill increases paid leave from 18 to 26 weeks.

Paid parental leave Bill passes first reading

Former MP Sue Moroney defended the use of urgency, saying the Bill had already been scrutinised by MPs and passed.

Children's Health

Tooth decay rising in New Zealand children

Children as young as two are being found to have extensive decay in their mouths.

Eliza McCartney

Eliza McCartney vaults into anti-sugar campaign

Olympic bronze medallist McCartney is taking an anti-sugary drink campaign to new heights.

Sugary soft drinks - bad for you.

Supermarket cuts back on selling sugary drinks

Fresh Choice Richmond won't sell juice, soft drinks or flavoured milk to kids before or during class time.