Colic in babies: Advice for parents and over-the-counter remedies With one in five babies affected by colic, Elizabeth Tinsley, discusses how to spot and treat the condition Childhood atopic eczema – how to answer the questions parents ask? Julie Van Onselen details commonly asked questions surrounding the treatment of this skin condition Managing feeding difficulties and behaviours in food allergic children Lisa Waddell provides practical advice for nurses dealing with children who suffer from food allergies Understanding the underlying causes of nocturnal enuresis June Rogers explains why it is vital to ensure prompt and appropriate assessment for bedwetting Maternal vitamin D levels linked to infant development Low levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy may undermine motor and social development Croup: a clinical examination Sam Gray outlines the best ways to examine and treat children presenting with croup Practical advice for baby skin care Having a new baby is an exciting time but can also be challenging for parents who often have many questions and concerns about caring for their child, including how to look after their baby’s skin. Healthy eating for life: start young Parents need support with early feeding to develop their infant’s positive eating habits, explains Sara Patience. Immunisation and public health: why we are all in it together With media coverage of the measles outbreak at Disneyland in California earlier this year and the outbreak in Wales in 2012-13 infecting over 1000 people, vaccination and herd immunity have become hot topics in the healthcare community and the public alike. Viral infections during pregnancy Antenatal viral infections can be major causes of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Diagnosing food allergy in children Nurses should take a careful history and follow this with diagnostic testing, explains Suneeta Kochhar Advising parents on infant sleep This article discusses advice that can be offered to parents over infant sleep. Supplementing infant feeds Mothers are often unsure about babies nutritional needs. Suneeta Kochhar discusses the guidance around supplements in infant feeding. Neonatal death, drugs, strokes In-depth analysis of the latest research. Compiled by Mark Greener. Understanding fever in babies Fever is one of the top reasons why parents seek medical advice. Siba Prosad Paul and Christine Routley clarify some misconceptions around febrile infants. Practical advice and support for the infant weaning process There is still controversy surrounding the age at which babies should move onto solid food, says Suneeta Kochhar. Preventing the spread of whooping cough Cases of whooping cough are on the increase, writes Dr Suneeta Kochhar Addressing overweight and obesity in babies and infants Managing childhood obesity is challenging, involving engagement with the child, his or her parents and whole family. Managing food allergy and food intolerance in infants Between 5- 6 per cent of young children in the UK suffer from a food allergy, which appear to be becoming increasingly common.