Archive for 'Baby'

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

According to a Finnish study, babies who have close contact with dogs or cats during their first year of life are less likely to experience respiratory infections such as colds and ear infections, compared to those [...]

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

How umbilical cord blood banking could be a life-saver for your child. Umbilical Cord Blood More and more, parents are considering umbilical cord blood banking where some of the blood from their baby’s umbilical cord and [...]

Breast Feeding

Breast Feeding

What to do when breastfeeding seems like an impossible task. Breast Feeding When it comes to feeding babies, breastfeeding provides all the nutrients that infants need, and it protects them from many common childhood illnesses.  It [...]

Strep/Sore Throats

Strep/Sore Throats

 When does your child’s sore throat need to be seen by a doctor. Sore Throats  Most sore throats are of little concern and they run their course after a day or so. But strep throat can be [...]

Bilingual Speech Development

Bilingual Speech Development

The optimum age for children to learn a second language. Bilingual Speech Today many parents recognize the value of their children learning another language.  It opens kids up to other cultures, enhances many of their academic [...]

Speech and Reading

Speech and Reading

The connection between language development and reading. Speech and Reading Sitting down and reading with your child, or simply conversing one-on-one can do a lot to help develop language skills including learning how to read. In [...]

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 [...]

First Words

First Words

The connection between hearing and learning to speak. First Words 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 not startle [...]

Does Your Child Have the Flu or a Cold?

Does Your Child Have the Flu or a Cold?

Is your child’s cold or flu virus taking a turn for the worst? Here’s when you’ll need to have your child’s illness further assessed by a doctor. At this time of the year we hear a [...]

Language Development

Language Development

How parents can play a big role in the development of their child’s language. Language Development Just when a child will utter his or her first word is hard to say. Most experts agree that first [...]