Tips of Improving a Child’s Verbal IQ

Tips of Improving a Child’s Verbal IQ

The IQ tests help in determining an individual’s intelligence levels and cognitive functioning. Often schools organize IQ test for indentifying whether any child requires special education or is suffering from learning disability. Several school psychologists use verbal IQ tests for measuring the ability  [...] 

Beneficial Finger Foods for the Toddlers

Beneficial Finger Foods for the Toddlers

Parents are advised to offer finger foods to their toddlers as doing so helps in developing coordination and motor skills in the kids. The practice of having finger foods automatically teaches a child how to eat on his own. Initially you might find that your little one is playing with the foods offered  [...] 

Remedies for Dry Skin in Children

Remedies for Dry Skin in Children

Although often we associate dry skin with aging individuals, it can occur in people of any age group. Even a child can develop extremely dry skin. This might happen due to a number of factors; for instance low humidity during the winter months, using harsh soaps for prolonged period of time, misusing  [...] 

Teaching Nutrition to Kids

Teaching Nutrition to Kids

It is extremely important for every parent to inform their kids about the important of nutrients. Below we have presented some tips for teaching nutrition to kids. To teach your child the importance of nutrients, you must stand as an example. Children learn more from examples than any other method.  [...] 

Natural Pain Relief for Kids

Natural Pain Relief for Kids

Kids often get injured and require gentle pain relievers for getting active again. There are several home remedies that can offer instant pain relief naturally; pain in children should always be managed with such home remedies. However, parents must consult the physician if these natural cures fail to  [...] 

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Tips of Improving a Child’s Verbal IQ

Tips of Improving a Child’s Verbal IQ

The IQ tests help in determining an individual’s intelligence levels and cognitive functioning. Often schools organize IQ test for indentifying whether any child requires special education or is suffering from learning disability. Several school psychologists use verbal IQ tests for measuring the ability of a child in understanding and using language. If your child is not scoring impressively in the verbal IQ tests, you can help him in improving his scores. Let us find out how. Check the material covered by the IQ tests of your child. Majority of the verbal IQ tests get designed for testing kids between the ages of 6 and 16 years. These tests materials cover the basic knowledge and skills that a child of this age group should possess. Traditionally, verbal IQ tests consist of 6 sub-sections,  [...]

Beneficial Finger Foods for the Toddlers

Beneficial Finger Foods for the Toddlers

Parents are advised to offer finger foods to their toddlers as doing so helps in developing coordination and motor skills in the kids. The practice of having finger foods automatically teaches a child how to eat on his own. Initially you might find that your little one is playing with the foods offered to them; do not interfere in what they are doing. Soon you will find your kid putting some of the finger food into their mouth. Below, we have discussed some beneficial finger food options that you can offer to your toddler. Fruits: You can offer all kinds of fruits to your toddler; however, the presentation of the fruits will vary. If you are offering hard fruits like pears and apples, you should cook them, especially if your little one is too young. Softer fruits like grapes can be cut into  [...]

Remedies for Dry Skin in Children

Remedies for Dry Skin in Children

Although often we associate dry skin with aging individuals, it can occur in people of any age group. Even a child can develop extremely dry skin. This might happen due to a number of factors; for instance low humidity during the winter months, using harsh soaps for prolonged period of time, misusing the moisturizers etc. Dry skin in children can trigger severe conditions like eczema, a condition marked by appearance of dry and flaky patches on the skin. To avoid onset of such conditions, use some simple remedies for treating your child’s dry skin. Wash all the clothes of your child carefully; it is advisable to use unscented detergents for the purpose. Never forget to rinse your child’s clothes twice; this will ensure that no trace of detergent is left in them. If your child  [...]

Teaching Nutrition to Kids

Teaching Nutrition to Kids

It is extremely important for every parent to inform their kids about the important of nutrients. Below we have presented some tips for teaching nutrition to kids. To teach your child the importance of nutrients, you must stand as an example. Children learn more from examples than any other method. If your little one sees that you are having a healthy balanced diet containing plenty of nutritious foods, he will try to follow it at some point of time. When preparing your child’s meal, involve him in the act. Carry him with you while going to the grocery shop and ask him to pick the produce items; and when you serve him those items remind him that this was the ‘cauliflower’ or ‘broccoli’ he picked. This will attract him more towards these nutritious foods. You can play some games with  [...]

Natural Pain Relief for Kids

Natural Pain Relief for Kids

Kids often get injured and require gentle pain relievers for getting active again. There are several home remedies that can offer instant pain relief naturally; pain in children should always be managed with such home remedies. However, parents must consult the physician if these natural cures fail to offer pain relief to the child. Below we have discussed some of the most effective natural pain reliefs for kids. The cold soaks: If your child suffers from swelling, bruises, jammed fingers and toe stubs, a cold water bath can help in reducing their pain. You can also make your child soak their painful toes or fingers in cold water for 20 minutes to relieve them from the pain. Rest: If your child has incurred a more serious injury i.e. an injury that will take him off his fit for instance sprained  [...]

Causes of Urinary Incontinence in Women and Exercises to Cure the Condition

Causes of Urinary Incontinence in Women and Exercises to Cure the Condition

Urinary incontinence or UI is a condition marked by involuntary urine leakage. The symptoms of UI can range from a mild leakage of urine to inability of holding the urine at all. Urinary incontinence is observed more frequently among elderly individuals and women. Current statistics suggest that millions of US residents are victims of this disorder. Let us first get acquainted with the factors that6 can be responsible for causing IU. Stress incontinence: UI occurring as a result of physical movements like laughing, coughing, sneezing, lifting something or exercising is referred to as stress incontinence. These movements increase pressure within our abdomen, which in turn presses down the bladder. If the pelvic muscles supporting our bladder are weak due to reasons like surgery, childbirth or  [...]

Making Baby Shampoo at Home

Making Baby Shampoo at Home

Majority of the commercial baby products include chemicals, which can cause serious harm to the baby. Thus, many pediatrics nowadays, are suggesting the parents to make baby products at home. In this article we’ll be discussing the process of making baby soaps at home. If you want to begin the process of making baby shampoo right from the scratch, you must have enough skill for accomplishing the procedure successfully; moreover, you will require ingredients like lye and vegetable shortening. Many of us don’t have the right knowledge of using these ingredients and if these ingredients are not used in perfect proportions it might cause serious harm to the baby. Thus it is advisable to use castile soap flakes as the main ingredient of the baby shampoo. Castile soap is extremely gentle in nature  [...]

Tips for Making a Child Eat Fruits

Tips for Making a Child Eat Fruits

Whenever we prepare a healthy diet plan for a normal individual, we include a lot of fruits in it. This is because the immense nutritional goodness of fruits. Fruits act as sources of a number of essential nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, antioxidants and folic acid. The nutritional content in one fruit type varies from the other; but more or less all fruits offer some kind of health benefits. Thus, it is extremely important for a child to consume some portion of fruits per day. However, majority of the children do not want to have fruits. In this article we’ll be discussing some tricks for making a child eat fruits. Cut the fruits and make fun deigns out of them. For instance, you can make a clown face using different fruits. Use grapes to form the eyes of the clown; the cherry can  [...]

Increasing a Baby’s Appetite: Some Guidelines

Increasing a Baby’s Appetite: Some Guidelines

Are you worried about the decreasing appetite of your baby? It’s quite natural. If the baby does not eat enough food, parents often feel worried as doing so may deprive the little one from all the required nutrients. The doctors however do not become concerned unless the growth of the baby is affected by his irregular eating habit. When the baby is taken to the pediatrician for regular checkups, he will check your baby’s body weight and growth. If the checkup reveals that the weight of your baby is lower than normal and he is having a lesser growth rate compared to his peers, the doctor will offer you some guidelines for increasing your baby’s appetite. The doctor will recommend diagnostic tests for detecting whether the baby is having any underlying medical problem; if detected, the  [...]

Overview of Pregnancy Ultrasounds

Overview of Pregnancy Ultrasounds

Pregnancy ultrasounds first came into use during the 1950s. Since then, ultrasound is regarded as one of the most important diagnostics tools for checking the health of the growing fetus. A pregnancy ultrasound is basically the ultrasound used for scanning during pregnancy. These ultrasounds are used for diagnosing the fetus growing in the womb of the pregnant mother.  A ultrasound scan can help the doctor to identify existing defects in the developing baby prior to birth. Is it safe to undergo ultrasound during pregnancy? Majority of the medical experts and a number of pregnancy magazines state that it is absolutely safe to get ultrasounds done during pregnancy. Ultrasounds are unlikely to harm the unborn baby and the expecting mother. Let us now get acquainted with the working procedure  [...]

Stopping Nail Biting in Children

Stopping Nail Biting in Children

25% of the children between the ages of 2 and 6 years bite nails. The term nail biting describes the act of biting the finger nails. Often children also chew the nails, pick them or even start biting the cuticles. Studies have revealed the primary reason behind this habit is pressure. Children try to solve the pressures faced by them through nail biting. This pressure might be caused by anything; common examples include nervousness in school or feeling jealous of friends or siblings. Extreme violence on television, abusive nature of parents can also act as stressors. Relieving the anxiety of the child might help in stopping him from biting nails. As a parent, you must try to stop the nail biting habit of your child; the faster you succeed in doing that the better. This is because repeated nail  [...]

Low Androgen Levels in Women

Low Androgen Levels in Women

Androgens may be primarily the male hormone, however, certain percentage of the same are also found among women. Among women, these hormones are produced by ovaries, fat cells and adrenal glands. These compounds play a handful of role in maintaining the normal function of the body system. Therefore, their lack or deficiency can cause a number of symptoms and distresses among women. According to several experts, many women face a serious depletion in the level of androgens on graduating from the pre-menopausal stage to post-menopausal stage. One of the most distressing outcomes of low androgen level among females is low libido. Furthermore, women may also encounter other symptoms like early fatigue, hot flashes, night sweats and more. However, these signs are minor and evade naturally without  [...]

Herbs for Managing Labor Pain

Herbs for Managing Labor Pain

Childbirth makes a woman experience severe pain occurring due to uterine contractions. Some women use anesthetics of varied forms for minimizing the pain and making the labor more convenient. Some, on the other hand take pain medications for alleviating labor pain. There are also certain herbs that can help in reducing pain associated with childbirth. Below we have discussed about some of the most frequently used herbs for managing labor pain. Skullcap: The scientific name of this herb is Scutelleria lateriflora; it is also sometimes referred to as American skullcap. Since the ancient times, skullcap has been used for treating anxiety; it acts as a relaxant relieving people from stress and nervousness. According to many midwives, applying a paste of the herb around the pelvic region of the  [...]