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Tips for Teaching Your Child Colors

Tips for Teaching Your Child Colors

According to experts, a child gets ready to learn the differences between colors after crossing the age of two years. As the parent of a growing child, you must start teaching your child colors when he is between the ages of 2 and 3 years. The child might not be able to remember all colors by their names right away; however, introducing the concept of colors to him will automatically develop a sense of differentiating between colors within him. In this article, we have presented some tips for mothers planning to teach colors to their little children. During the mealtimes, point out different colors present in his food plate. Things will be more interesting for the child, if you offer him a number of bright colored foods; for instance: carrots, blueberries, strawberries etc. Ask him to name  [...]

Back Pain after Cesarean Birth

Back Pain after Cesarean Birth

Current statistics show that 30% of the birth in USA occurs through cesarean section. Back pain is common among most women after pregnancy; however, the condition becomes most debilitating for women giving birth through cesarean section. The reason behind this is the injection given for spinal anesthesia. 40 percent women giving birth through cesarean section are likely to develop chronic postnatal back pain. Back pain due to cesarean birth can be triggered by two factors; the first one is the trauma occurring in the ligaments, nerves, muscles or skin of the woman’s back owing to the insertion of spinal needle; and the second one is post-dural puncture headaches (a condition marked by gradual leaking of the cerebrospinal fluid).  The back pain of the second variety is mostly accompanied  [...]

How to Introduce Cereals in Your Baby’s Diet?

How to Introduce Cereals in Your Baby’s Diet?

You must start feeding your baby solid foods when he is around 4-7 months old. Usually, the pediatricians suggest feeding your baby with rice cereal meant for the infants. This option is preferred as this cereal type is thin and can be digested easily by the babies. Below we have discussed the steps of introducing cereals to your baby’s diet: Step 1: Visit the office of the child’s pediatrician before including solids in your child’s diet. The doctor will tell you whether it is the right time of feeding you baby with cereals. The signs that reveal that the baby is ready for eating solids include: ability of holding the head up, decreased tongue-thrust reflexes and showing interest in the food you eat. A baby, who does not show up these symptoms, is not ready to eat cereals or any other  [...]

What Are the Ill Effects of Overprotective Parenting?

What Are the Ill Effects of Overprotective Parenting?

Are you overprotective about your child? Overprotective parenting might result in a number of problems in the child when he or she grows up into an adult. Below we have discussed about the common ill effects of overprotective parenting. Low self-confidence: One of the primary messages that overprotective parents convey to their children is that the children are not bold enough to handle different challenges of life themselves. Children of overprotective parents often feel that if their parents are not with them in every decision they take in life, they will fail to achieve success. Such children find it hard to work without the guidance of their parents even when they become adults. Behavior problems: There are instances when children of overprotective parents have turned into rebels after  [...]

How to Increase Appetite of an Underweight Child?

How to Increase Appetite of an Underweight Child?

Usually, children burn a lot of calories through activities like running around, jumping etc. So, if they don’t eat a proper diet, they are likely to be underweight in spite of being absolutely healthy. If you find that your child is not eating enough and failing to gain weight, you must take certain steps to make sure that the child grows properly both in height and weight. The first thing you should do to ensure that your child’s weight increase is changing his food habits. For doing so, you may need to change the food habit of your entire family. If you and the other members of your family rely on quick fixes and small meals, you must set a time when all the members of your family will have to sit around the dining table for eating together. This will make the act of having meals a fun  [...]

Improving Female Fertility with Vitamins

Improving Female Fertility with Vitamins

The vitamins essential for improving female fertility are: Vitamin B6: This vitamin possesses the ability of promoting female fertility; it works by regulating the reproductive hormones of women. A woman might suffer from infertility due to luteal phase defect. What is luteal phase? It is the time between ovulation and menstruation, which generally lasts for around 14 days on an average. During luteal phase, the body of a woman produces high levels of estrogen and progesterone; the increase in production of these two female hormones stimulates the uterine lining of women to thicken for receiving the fertilized eggs and promoting implantation. Women suffering from luteal phase defect will have shorter luteal phases, as a result of which their uterus fails to support new pregnancies; this results  [...]