Frustration about the eating habits of small children is quite common among parents. Many children go through phases in which it seems as if they barely eat anything. Understandably, their parents then worry that they may be sick, or that they will surely starve.
WARNING SIGNS THAT YOUR CHILD MAY NOT BE HEARING
When your baby or child does not respond to sounds at the normal levels of hearing this may be a sign of hearing loss. Hearing loss may vary in severity and impact the development of your child's language. The signs will differ depending on your child's age.
Immunization – Why is it important?
As we celebrated the 10th anniversary of vaccination week in the Americas (April 21- 28, 2012), I want to take this opportunity to write about immunization. In my practice, I am regularly questioned by parents on the importance of immunizing their child. So what exactly is immunization? And why is it important?
Breast feeding is the foundation of good nutrition in infancy.
Exclusive breast feeding provides adequate nutrition for the first four to six months of life and is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for this period. In the normal full-term baby, there is no need for supplements of water, formula or vitamins for the first six months of life.
Crying is a baby's only means of communication. Normal babies may cry for a total of one to three hours each day. The frequency and duration of crying will vary with baby's personality and will lessen as baby matures.
Toddlers are able to communicate better through gesture and speech and crying is used by them mainly as a means of getting attention and of expressing their anger and frustration.
The importance of properly securing our children in vehicles should not be overlooked. No journey is too short to ignore the possibility of an accident. It is therefore every parent's responsibility to ensure his child's safety when being driven.