Hearing Problems in Children

Children who have difficulty hearing can be at a distinct disadvantage, developmentally, from their peers. For this reason, it is important to get a diagnosis on any suspected hearing loss so that it can be corrected, if possible. In cases where hearing loss is irreversible, a child can be taught …

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What is a Walking Bus?

A generation ago, kids were thinner and healthier. Part of the reason for the increase in overweight kids is their lack of physical activity. While their parents were likely to swim, run, ride bikes, and walk, today’s kids are far more sedentary, frequently being driven to school and other activities. …

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Potty Training your Child

While almost all parents look forward to the day when their child no longer needs nappies, very few happily anticipate the process of potty training. Often, potty training begins just when the child is at an age to be rather opinionated and stubborn, which can create stress for both child …

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Finding a Babysitter You Can Trust

As much as we love our kids, all parents need an occasional break. Remember candlelit dinners, romantic walks, and talking late into the night? Just because you have kids doesn’t mean that these things have to be distant memories. With the assistance of a terrific babysitter, you can eat dinner …

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Getting Your Baby to Sleep

Whoever coined the phrase, “sleep like a baby” must not have been a parent. As all exhausted parents will tell you, babies tend to sleep sporadically, at best. One night, your baby may sleep all the way through, but the next may have you getting up three or four times. …

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Thumb-Sucking and Dummies

While most parents are comfortable with a baby who uses a dummy or sucks their thumb, when the habit continues in toddlers, parents often seek advice on how to help the child break the habit. While this process can often be difficult for both the child and the parent, with …

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Climbing Frame Safety

Most kids enjoy outdoor exercise. Climbing frames provide children with lots of opportunity for fun, healthy activity. If you are planning to purchase a climbing frame for your family, there are several things to consider. Safety First The most important factor in Choosing Any Outdoor Play Equipment Is Safety. Be …

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PKU What You Should Know

Phenylketonuria, also know as Folling’s Disease or more commonly PKU, is an inherited, metabolic disorder characterized by the body’s inability to produce a sufficient amount of the enzyme responsible for breaking down the amino acid phenylalanine. Left undiagnosed, the condition can lead to a variety of problems which range in …

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Charting Children’s Growth

Although each child is different, it can be reassuring for parents to know that their children are growing and developing at a normal rate. Paediatricians often track a child’s growth and compare their height and weight on well established growth and body mass index (BMI) charts. By utilizing the data …

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