Archive for 'Health'

Hearing Loss in Infants

Hearing Loss in Infants

The connection between hearing and learning to speak. Hearing Loss in Infants As there’s a big connection between hearing and language development, knowing the signs of hearing impairment is important. Infants who are hearing impaired might [...]

Measles Deaths Preventable

Measles Deaths Preventable

Last week in Wales a young man died of measles, a highly contagious disease and one that is easily preventable with vaccination. It is a reminder to parents everywhere of the importance of vaccinating children against [...]

Food Allergies – Signs and Symptoms

Food Allergies – Signs and Symptoms

If your child has trouble breathing or gets hives after eating, then she may have a life threatening food allergy. In children, particularly young ones, intolerance to certain foods is fairly common. But actual food allergies, [...]

Teething

Teething

Does teething cause rashes and illness?  Teething Beginning at around three or four months, until about two and a half years, a child is almost constantly teething. And while the eruption of teeth may cause some [...]

Support for New Parents

Support for New Parents

Why taking care of yourself, not just your newborn is a must. Support For New Parents Taking care of yourself as well as your children is an important lesson for new parents to learn.  After all, [...]

Well Child Visit

Well Child Visit

The benefits of taking children to the doctor when they’re well. Well Child Visit As important as it is that we have our children seen by a physician when they’re sick or injured, it’s also important [...]

Sugar Helps Babies Tolerate Vaccines

Sugar Helps Babies Tolerate Vaccines

Mary Poppins sang that “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”, and it seems that this may be true.  A recent study found that infants, who on average receive more than a dozen vaccines [...]

The Prevention of S.I.D.S. in Babies

The Prevention of S.I.D.S. in Babies

Just the words ‘Sudden Infant Death Syndrome’ evokes fear in parents. Fortunately more and more is being learned about prevention of this terrible tragedy. SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is, as the name implies, the [...]

Eating Fish Reduces Asthma in Kids

Eating Fish Reduces Asthma in Kids

Infants who eat a diet that includes fish at the age of six to twelve months have a lower risk of developing asthma-like symptoms than babies who did not consume fish before six months or after [...]

Baby Bottles, Pacifiers and Thumb-sucking

Baby Bottles, Pacifiers and Thumb-sucking

That bedtime bottle may soothe your baby tonight, but the milk or juice inside it could lead to major dental problems tomorrow. Sucking is a normal, natural reflex for infants. Besides the fact that without this [...]