Why does your newborn baby cry?

Your newborn baby is fully dependent on you. You provide her with the food, warmth, security, and comfort that she requires. When she cries, it's her way of communicating those needs and asking you for attention and care. When you respond quickly to comfort your crying baby, she will cry less often overall. It’s perfectly … Continue reading Why does your newborn baby cry?

The Word NO!

Around the age of 2 a child will discover the amazing impact of the word NO. At this age they become more confident and outgoing and passionately believe that their wishes are the most important. And then the word NO comes along, perfect timing you might say! Your toddler will test you Every …. Single….. … Continue reading The Word NO!

COLIC Fact Vs Fiction

Colic is a term that has been used for decades to describe a baby who cries and is distressed, without any obvious cause. A sort of umbrella term to give parents so that they have a "reason" why their little one is so upset. But is that enough? Is it ok to say a baby … Continue reading COLIC Fact Vs Fiction

Reflux – Is it a condition or a symptom?

For many years we have looked at reflux as a condition but the more we research and learn, the more we realise that in many cases, reflux can be a symptom. Let us explain…. We see many babies in the clinic where the parents say “I think he has reflux” or the baby may even … Continue reading Reflux – Is it a condition or a symptom?

Pandemic Anxiety in Children.

The unusual circumstances we find ourselves in during this global pandemic have seen an increase in anxiety and worry in some children. It’s worth remembering though, that increased anxiety is a normal response to a very abnormal situation. It's also recognised that dealing with your own anxiety can be the best way to make your children … Continue reading Pandemic Anxiety in Children.

Colic Symptoms and Gut Health

According to most health professionals, about 20% of babies develop colic. There is a generally accepted rule of three – if your baby cries inconsolably for more than three hours a day, more than three days per week and is aged between three weeks and three months, he may be diagnosed with colic. A classic … Continue reading Colic Symptoms and Gut Health

COVID 19 Precautions at Cork Children’s Clinic

To allay any concerns parents may have about attending the clinic, below are the precautions we have taken to ensure babies, parents and staff are as safe as possible.  We are advising everyone to follow the HSE guidelines about travel and contact with a suspected case,  click here for more information. * We are allowing … Continue reading COVID 19 Precautions at Cork Children’s Clinic

Tongue Tie – Luke’s Story.

We see babies with tongue tie presenting at our clinic most weeks. In most cases the parents may not even realise there is a tongue tie. They will bring their baby along because of reflux symptoms or other digestive issues. Once the tongue tie is pointed out to them, and the signs and symptoms are … Continue reading Tongue Tie – Luke’s Story.

Educational Psychologist joins the Team!

We are delighted to welcome Chartered Psychologist Dr Clara O'Byrne to Cork Children's Clinic. Clara provides:  Educational Assessment - Profile of strengths and needs. Training - Parents, education professionals and childcare professionals. Advice - Challenging behavior, positive relationships, communication with schools. Clara is now taking appointments for Friday 26th April and Friday 17th May at … Continue reading Educational Psychologist joins the Team!