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Vital Dental Care Tips for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Vital Dental Care Tips for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Dental care should be an integral part of every child’s daily routine to prevent dental disease. By taking care and attention that the child is consuming the right kinds of foods parents could make the most significant contribution towards their child’s dental care. Following are prudent dental care pointers on eating right for healthy teeth: Avoid giving the child juice which is either sugared or not diluted as these would translate to the child’s teeth being continually suffused in sugar and resulting in ‘bottle maw’ – a mouth of decayed teeth – as soon as 3 years of age. The child sweet foods in-between mealtimes would only increase the number of instances the teeth are being exposed to damaging acids that remove calcium and corrode tooth enamel. Hence, in its place it is  [...]

Herbal Galactagogue for Breastfeeding Mothers

Herbal Galactagogue for Breastfeeding Mothers

Galactagogue is a substance employed for increasing milk supply among breastfeeding mothers with low milk secretion. Fenugreek is the widely opted herbal galactogogue type and is a centuries-old chosen remedy for augmenting milk secretion in breastfeeding mothers. Nursing mothers usually sense a rise in milk secretion in 1-3 days following intake of this herb, however in others it could take nearly fourteen days for any apparent change. The herb is employed for bolstering milk production in the interim or for long-standing augmentation of milk supply and optionally for pumping yield. Majority of the mothers have observed that fenugreek use could be halted when stimulation in milk supply to an apt level has been acquired. Fenugreek is deemed safe for breastfeeding mothers when moderately employed  [...]

Educational DVD – No apparent Word learning or Benefits in 1-2 year old Tots

Educational DVD – No apparent Word learning or Benefits in 1-2 year old Tots

Amongst twelve months to two year old infants that watch educational DVD, there seems to be no proof of broad language erudition enhancement or that words featuring in the educational DVD are being learnt. This was the study outcome done by researchers at the Univ. of California after evaluating language attainment amongst 96 infants in the ages from one to two years old. Infants in the ages two years and lesser have been noted to be spending an approximate 2 hours daily having media exposure on television screens and the normal age in which children started to view programming intended for their age bracket was 5 months, in accordance to background info from the study. Those manufacturing educational DVD assert that they help in teaching infants particular language words. The study received  [...]

Gel-based Effective Treatment for Cleft Palate in Babies

Gel-based Effective Treatment for Cleft Palate in Babies

Scientists from Oxford have made advancement with their innovatory gel capable of healing cleft palate. This novel discovery could proffer hope to scores of infants suffering from the misery of cleft palate. Nearly one thousand infants are born yearly with cleft palate and lip conditions making it the more prevalent birth anomaly in Britain. These birth anomalies could be rectified via surgical procedure; however those most acutely affected could endure longstanding issues with their appearance and language which could last for several years. Oxford investigator David Bucknail was optimistic that their gel was considerably better as compared to any of the presently obtainable treatments. The gel appears to function in analogous manner as that employed in soft contact eye lenses. The gel is  [...]

The Effects of Not Weaning a Toddler Can Be Detrimental

The Effects of Not Weaning a Toddler Can Be Detrimental

Weaning a toddler from the bottle can sometimes be a challenging and frustrating process. This is especially true if you have a willful child who is overly attached to their bottle and sees it as a security object. This attachment often grows with age as the child sees it more as a security object and less as a way to eat or drink. The younger you are able to begin to withdraw the bottle from a baby the better the end results will be as this will often prevent that security attachment from developing. Once this security attachment is formed it is often difficult to break. Many pediatricians recommend that you begin to think about taking away the bottle at around the age of six months for most babies. By introducing the cup at this age the child learns to drink from something other than a bottle  [...]

Finding Effective Teething Remedies

Finding Effective Teething Remedies

One of the worst things to deal with for a parent is seeing their child in pain and being able to do little to stop it. However this is an issue that all parents are faced with at some point in their children’s lives. For many parents, particularly mothers, this begins in infancy when baby begins teething. Although there are many teething remedies available these are not always effective for each individual child. Just like with so many other things teething and the symptoms it causes affect each child in a unique way. This is because each child deals with pain in different ways and may have different levels as to how much pain they can comfortable tolerate. It has been proven many times over that two individuals can have the exact same symptoms with the same degree of pain and identical  [...]

Incredible Lamaze

Incredible Lamaze

Lamaze is the widely chosen childbirth method in the U.S. with 1 in 4 childbirths or nearly 1 million child deliveries annually is to a female edified with this method. Pain management with no need of medicine intervention is what appeals to several expectant parents that are biased towards an innate birth experience and hence often choose the Lamaze method in the second or final trimester of pregnancy. Lamaze lays emphasis on rhythmic, deep breathing techniques and active concentration based essentially on relaxation that are practiced by expectant mothers to assist in easing and managing pain and shift attention away from pain during delivery. Dr. Fernand Lamaze, an obstetrician from France was the first to introduce this child birthing technique during 1951. Lamaze classes assist a couple  [...]

FloWatch : Life-saving Device for Infants with Congenital Heart Disease

FloWatch : Life-saving Device for Infants with Congenital Heart Disease

An easily implanted, remote-assisted contrivance comprising of a rubber band affixed to a small motor is a revolutionary advancement for treating babies having congenital heart disease. Device known as FloWatch is implanted in the region around the major pulmonary artery inside the heart for facilitating it in narrowing down. Adjustment of the rubber band’s thickness could be done employing a remote control, translating to the fact that the implant could effectually continue growing with the infant. In the United Kingdom, one among every one thousand infants has a congenital heart disease condition. Congenital heart disease is of varying kinds, namely: Holes in-between cardiac compartments. Cardiac valve or vessel might not have adequately developed. Single or more blockages in the paths  [...]

Staggeringly Iniquitous Baby Behaviourisms – Part II

Staggeringly Iniquitous Baby Behaviourisms – Part II

Defiant Behaviour From the instant, infants are capable of understanding fundamental communication methods, nearly all of them engage in throwing tantrums, yelling and throwing their feet around. Tantrum throwing not just originates from unmet expectations but additionally from refusal for doing things. Infants would also show resistance to doing things that they would truly desire or revel in doing. ‘No’ predominantly garners place in a child’s vocabulary till nearly 3 months prior to them being able to be saying any other words. Defiant behaviour is an infant’s way of defining themselves. Babies begin realizing that they are separate entities having individual thinking, wishes and deeds and are mostly in commanding situation. Getting Effed-Up Despite having left no stone unturned  [...]

Staggeringly Iniquitous Baby Behaviourisms – Part I

Staggeringly Iniquitous Baby Behaviourisms – Part I

As for those having come across babies would tell, they are tiny slothful bundles of trickery and insatiability. Though all of us standing up, walking around and sitting down for pooping are no saints either, however it does turn out that we all have come a lengthy way going from our prattling slobbering selves. In most likelihood, several babies could easily manage to be their nastiest self prior to having ever uttering a word, all of it basically boils down to science. Mendaciousness It appears extreme that a scarcely functional human baby could be wily enough to be lying for evading trouble, however this does hold true. Researchers have noted that six months age onwards infants are already putting up fake cries and made-up hilarity for garnering attention. Infants are that proficient deceivers  [...]

Parenting skills: Responsibility of child’s Esteem

Parenting skills: Responsibility of child’s Esteem

“I am no too smart” don’t make your child think so. If your child has got B+ then appreciate and don’t crib about why he has not got A. Children are quite impressionable, so in building their self esteem they need praise and appreciation from us for them to grow a responsible and emotionally healthy adult. When we crib like that you must know that you are committing a mistake as you fail to realize what a great job the B+ truly was. Rather then cribbing we should tell them B+ was great job, show off and display child’s accomplishment and show how proud you are of the child. Our behavior and word can do lot of good or bad it can be damaging. The words can build the children up or tear children down, shattering their esteem up. We need to monitor our words, our language for our children  [...]