For Parents (9)

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:08

The Picky Eater

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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.

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:55

"I can't hear you Mommy!......."

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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.

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:42

Immunization- Why is it important?

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 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?

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:36

Introduction of Solids to your Baby

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Breast milk alone is insufficient for growth and development after the first six months of life and other foods should be introduced at this time.

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:18

Breastfeeding and your Baby

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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.

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 02:50

Why Do Babies Cry?

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 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.

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 23:13

Car Seats and your Child

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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.

Sunday, 27 January 2013 19:59

Guidelines for Effective Parenting

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Parenthood is an unplanned joy for most of us.  Most parents embrace the event and work arduously at being successful at parenting.  Unfortunately parenthood does not come with an accompanying guidebook on how to nurture, support, guide, or educate our children.  There are many trials and errors as we either mimic the parental styles of our parents or choose to do exactly the opposite of what our parents did.
Sunday, 27 January 2013 19:57

Complementary Feeding

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Your child is approaching 4 months of age and you are beginning to feel that the breast milk is insufficient to sustain him/her any longer. You are concerned that the time is fast approaching (if not already here) for your bundle of joy to start partaking of the family pot. But how do I make the transition? What can I give my baby? When can I start? These are but a few of the many questions perplexing caregivers as they confront the issue of introducing additional foods to their babies, or what is now commonly referred to as complementary feeding. Whilst this article may not resolve all the issues caregivers have on this matter, it is hoped that it will answers most of the commonly asked questions and provide clear guidance on the do’s and don’ts of complementary feeding.