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BHS (Breath Holding Spells)

BHS (Breath Holding Spells)

BHS (breath-holding spells) also called as Expiratory Apnea are episodes wherein the kid halts breath and becomes unconscious for short spans of time shortly ensuing a terrifying, emotionally distressing or an agonizing experience. BHS is known to affect five percent of children in good health. They generally start in the initial year of life, peaking by the age of 2, subsiding by 4 years of age in fifty percent infants and by 8years in 83% of infants. BHS could take one of the two below stated forms, namely: The cyanotic form of BHS: The most prevalent and initiated in subconscious manner by young kids mostly as a part of a temper tantrum or as a retort to being scolded or other disconcerting events. These episodes become quite recurrent at about two years of age and are uncommon among children  [...]

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  [...]

Problematic Thumb-Sucking

Problematic Thumb-Sucking

Is thumb-sucking considered normal? Thumb-sucking is a normal occurrence among babies and young kids. An innate sucking impulse causes some infants to engage in thumb-sucking during their initial few months following birth, or even while they are in the womb. Babies might additionally suck their fingers, hands or other objects like pacifiers. What are the reasons behind infant thumb-sucking? Babies have an innate urge to suck that generally reduces subsequent to six months of age. However, several babies persistently suck their thumbs as a means of soothing themselves. Babies and young kids could become habituated with thumb-sucking when they use it as a means of pacifying themselves during hunger, when they are petrified, edgy, quiet, drowsy or are plain bored. Majority of infants and toddlers  [...]