Safe Teething Remedies

In many ways, teething is an exciting time, as it heralds the arrival of a baby’s first teeth. However, the process of teething can be long and laborious for a baby, not least as it’s painful and uncomfortable. Teething remedies can help ease the discomfort, but you do need to …

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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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Welcoming a New Sibling

Many parents envision building a family where the children are not only siblings, but the best of friends. While the kids will likely grow to love each other dearly, there are bound to be some rocky moments along the way. One of the trickiest times can be when a new …

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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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Dyspraxia in Children

Dyspraxia is a neurological condition that impairs movement. As it relates directly to a child’s motor skills, children who experience dyspraxia (or development coordination disorder as it is also known) have problems with coordination which is often wrongly interpreted as clumsy behaviour. The condition is genetic and more boys suffer …

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All About Dyslexia in Kids

Many think of Dyslexia as word blindness but it is much more than that. Dyslexia is also a problem that can occur when it comes to a child’s ability to do mathematical equations or they have problems differentiating between left and right. Indeed dyslexia is not just limited to children, …

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Common Behaviour Problems in Children

Children’s behaviour is naturally varied. All children can be on their best behaviour, and all children can be on their worst behaviour at different times. Most parents expect the Terrible Twos but when an older child’s behaviour is lacking, it can be hard to determine if they are is misbehaving …

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The Terrible Twos Explained

The ‘Terrible Twos’ is so named because it is a period of child development in which children initially begin to make their own choices. At this age a toddler begins to realise that (s)he does not need to constantly want what her caregiver wants but instead can make up his …

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