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When & Why Does Eye Colour of Babies Change?

When & Why Does Eye Colour of Babies Change?

Majority of the infants after-birth have slaty-grey or faint-brownish eyes that have a tendency of darkening over the period of the initial year as pigmentation development occurs. Infants having really faint bluish or greenish eyes at birth mostly would be retaining their eye colour all through. The rationale for an infant’s eyes to be the faintest colour at delivery is since the iris cells which are responsible for making the colour pigment in the eyes are incompletely formed. Finally what eye colour the baby gets is genetically based with browns being a main attribute. Eye colour takes its time for developing and it might take place rather soon in the initial year after birth. Slight thickening of the iris also takes place & is the most translucent at delivery. Eyesight Development  [...]

Autism Signs in Infants & Toddlers – What All Parents Must Know

Autism Signs in Infants & Toddlers – What All Parents Must Know

Parents are certainly the best people to notice caveat autism signs as they are the ones knowing their children more than anybody else & notice behaviourisms & quirkiness which a child specialist might not possibly be able to spot in a brief 15-20 minutes long appointment. Your child specialist can play an important part; however avoid discounting the significance of your personal observation & experiences. The key here is educating oneself so that one can tell apart regular from what isn’t. When autism is spotted during infanthood, therapy could really help the developing brain of a child. Though autism is tricky in diagnosing prior to two years of age, signs & symptoms mostly arise amid a year to eighteen months. When symptoms are spotted by eighteen months old, exhaustive  [...]

Autism Symptoms in Older Kids

Autism Symptoms in Older Kids

As kids grow, the red-alert indications of autism too turn more assorted. There are several caveat indications; however they classically hover around impairment in social skill, verbal communication & language problems, non-vocal communicational problems & rigid behaviourism. Autism Symptoms Social Difficulties Fundamental social communication could be hard for autistic kids. Several children having autism spectrum appear to be content living in their own mini-world, distant & disconnected from those around him/her. Seems not interested or not aware of others or what is happening around him/her. Not knowing about ways of connecting with people, playing or forming friendships. Autistic kids prefer no touching, holding or cuddling be done to them. He/she does not play ‘make-belief’  [...]

Identifying Giftedness in a Child

Identifying Giftedness in a Child

Recognizing a gifted kid becomes easier as the kid gets older, however the foremost sign is early language attainment, especially the child starts to speak fluently prior to turning 2 years old. Another indication is early reading – several able kids learn reading by the age of 3 or 4. Other possible traits of gifted kids are mentioned herewith: Good reasoning powers. Good recollection of locations and names. A strong artistic and inventive drive. Sharp observational powers. Persistent curiosity and asks queries. The child prefers companionship of grown-ups rather than kids. Capability of grasping abstract ideas. Independent. Capability of puzzle and problem solving. Has a broad vocabulary. Able to assimilate facts quite swiftly. Lengthy concentration span. Capable of describing occurrences,  [...]

Tips for Raising a Smart Baby – Part II

Tips for Raising a Smart Baby – Part II

Baffled by the overwhelming array of smart infant toys, videos and books? Lighten up. All that an infant would truly need for boosting brainpower is his/her parents. Smart Baby: To-Do Guide for all Ages and Stages To assist in homing in on what could be done for encouraging an infant’s brain development at all ages and stages, here are several age-appropriate activities. Age- Up to Four Months of Age Reading, making different funny facial expressions; ticking the body; gradually moving items in front of the infant’s eyes (for example, bright-colored rattles), singing basic tunes and nursery rhymes that have recurring expressions; narrating all the activities one would be doing with the infant (like ‘Mom is putting you in the pram, we are going for a stroll’). Age- Four to Six Months  [...]

Tips for Raising a Smart Baby – Part I

Tips for Raising a Smart Baby – Part I

Parents are the best edifying tool to a baby and speaking, playing, being heedful to what catches the interest of the baby and employing them to cultivate curiosity would set up the cabling which eventually stimulates brain growth. Although watching educational television programmes is not essentially a dire thing, till the time it is an adjunct rather than a substitute to 1-on-1 contact. Experience has emotional matter and human contact are what is pleasing and significant to an infant and works as adhesive for a baby’s memory, assisting him/her in retaining what they picked up and learnt. Specialists state that the best means of doing this is through reading. However rather than simply reading to the tot, reading along with him/her has greater benefits since it then evolves into a synergistic  [...]

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  [...]

Toilet Training: Common Confounding Queries Resolved

Toilet Training: Common Confounding Queries Resolved

Being able to properly use the toilet is deemed a developmental landmark wherein a child learns urinating and passing motions in the toilet. Toilet training is one of the occurrences which a doctor employs for telling if a kid is having a normal developmental rate. When would it be apt to begin toilet training the infant? To start off with toilet training the infant needs to have both physical and emotional readiness. This kind of inclination generally is observed in the age of twenty-two to thirty months old, though each kid is unique. By-and-large toilet training turns out to be a lengthy and exasperating process in case the parents attempt at beginning it prior to the infant exhibiting any willingness. Prior to infants being able to use the loo, controlling the muscles which are responsible  [...]

The Psychology Behind Infant Biting Behaviours

The Psychology Behind Infant Biting Behaviours

Infant biting is not mostly deliberate, and it atypically leads to any grave harm to the person being bitten or pose any form of health hazard. Majority of the infants below three years of age have on no less than one occasion bitten some person. Mostly infants give up biting by themselves. However when an above three years old child bites or is occurring in a frequent basis in any age then this behaviour needs to be treated. Why does biting occur? Infant biting could arise due to varying causes dependent on what age they lie: Infants aged five to seven months old Infants generally engage in biting other persons when they are sensing discomforting feeling in the area just about their mouth or due to the pain that often accompanies teething. On several occasions children tend to bite those  [...]

Pacifiers Raise Risk Of Speech Difficulties By Three Folds

Pacifiers Raise Risk Of Speech Difficulties By Three Folds

According to latest research those toddlers using dummies or pacifiers are three times more prone to suffering from speech problems as they grow up. Researchers have discovered that pre-schoolers that used a dummy for no less than 3 years are more prone to having talking impediments than kids that didn’t make use of them. The study also uncovered that those children who habitually sucked their thumbs were also at an increased risk of deferred speech development. Though the findings are still in their initial stages, they add to the mounting proof that parents that handed out pacifiers to their tots as a means of getting some peace and silence are doing so at the cost of their kid’s development. The scientists from America and Chile during the course of their study observed the history of  [...]

Boys Versus Girls – Which One Is Tougher To Raise

Boys Versus Girls – Which One Is Tougher To Raise

A perennial dispute over if boys or girls are easier to bring up is finally answered. Mothers with children from both sexes often sense themselves spending greater amounts of time and energy on their boy than the girl. Mothering a boy has somehow been distorted to tending for one who is all fights, farts and video gaming and quite frankly many moms wonder how much more of this mayhem they could bear for any longer. However, mothers of girls are quick to retort that they have to undergo pernickety fashion sense, heightened bristly social steering, and a higher capacity of holding on to feelings of resentment. As girls grow up, the parent’s anxieties vary from body image issues to math prejudice. ‘Pigeonholing or hefty nubs of truth?’ is the imminent query ------ with Parents using ‘which  [...]

Detecting Developmental Delays In Infants

Detecting Developmental Delays In Infants

Outline The process of development in each infant tends to seek its own pace; however there are some children that experience developmental delays. The diagnosis for developmental delay occurs when the infant in incapable of reaching particular defined milestones (like learning to walk or talk) in the normal time frame. There are varied factors that could lead to developmental delays like the presence of a heritable or chromosomal aberrations as well as being exposed to environment-associated risks like drugs and contagions prior to or subsequent to birth. Being aware of these caveat signs of a probable developmental delay could assist in obtaining a prompt diagnosis and feasible treatment for the affected infant. STEP I One needs to be vigilant and heedful about the infant’s behaviour. A  [...]