Insure Your Child’s Smile: Managing children’s dental health

When your child eats, food passes through the mouth and it meets the germs or bacteria that live in the mouth. These bacteria have sugars and starches found in many foods. If you do not clean your child’s teeth after eating, plaque bacteria use the sugars and starches to produce acid that destroys the hard… [ Continue Reading ]

When Should Bed Wetting be Considered Abnormal?

Children sleep more deeply and soundly than grown-ups and do not wake up with the signals from a full bladder; so they wet their beds even though they may be dry by day. Between two and three years, the sleep becomes lighter and the child wakes up and expresses the need to pass urine and… [ Continue Reading ]

The Developing Baby – Part I

Feeling kicked that your 20-day-old daughter smiled at you? Actually she did not. Her cheek muscles just happened to move for no reason and you happened to be in her line of vision. Don’t be disappointed, it will be this way till your daughter learns to control her movements. In the first two months of… [ Continue Reading ]

Teething Trouble

Common signs of teething are drooling, gnawing, biting, and general fussiness and irritability. Your child may feel slightly feverish at times, but no further serious illness should be attributed to teething. He needs more cuddling because of his discomfort, he may wake up more often at night and may want to sleep next to you…. [ Continue Reading ]

What Causes Bedwetting among Children?

Bedwetting is a common problem among children. In certain cases the problem persists even after the child is 10 to 12 years old. The reasons for bedwetting can be attributed to many factors. Hereditary Research has found increasing tendency of this problem among children of parents who faced a similar problem in their childhood. Psychological… [ Continue Reading ]

Children Learn By Playing

Toys are necessary for a child to play and learn. From about three months, a baby needs stimulation in the form of simple playthings. A mobile suspended above the crib will amuse the baby and provide visual stimulation. Noise-making toys such as bells or rattles are useful as soon as the child learns to hold… [ Continue Reading ]

Answering a Child’s Questions about Sex

Answering a child’s questions about sex at the level of his understanding is the responsibility of parents and the school. Between the age of two and three years, he becomes aware of the difference between boys and girls. This is a natural curiosity and it must be explained in simple ways. He wants to know… [ Continue Reading ]