Helpful hints for feeding your baby
Child abuse can happen in any family and neighborhood. Studies show that child abuse crosses all boundaries of income, race, ethnic heritage and religious faith. The incidence is however higher in the following category of people.
Your child should get her first pair of glasses when she needs them. This could be as young as a few months of age. Eye doctors who specialize in children’s eye care say kids usually become near or far sighted between ages 6 and 12. However even infants can wear glasses when they need to see well.Experts believe that children should have a screening test before they enter school.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommend that all infants and children be screened for vision problems. A child who doesnot pass one of the screening tests below should see an
All children are different and enjoy different toys and interactions. However the following are suggestions for toys and activities for toddlers.
What toddlers like
What parents can do
Babies may not be able to establish their own sleeping and waking up patterns. However your can help your baby recognize the signs of sleep readiness, teach her to fall asleep on her own and provide the right environment for a comfortable and safe sleep.
The signs of sleep readiness include the following :
Not all babies know how to put themselves to sleep. Most parents want to breastfeed or rock a baby when its sleep time. It is important to establish a bedtime routine. However you have to make sure the baby doesnt fall asleep while eating or in your arms. This may become a habit and the baby may require to feed or be in your arm before she sleeps. If the sleeping baby briefly awakens during the sleep cycle, she may not be able to go back to sleep on her own.
Solids are usually introduced into a baby’s diet within 4 to 5 months depending on what the doctor says. If you start your baby on solid foods too early, it increases the baby’s risk of food allergies which will prevent the baby from growing well.
What should i avoid giving my baby ?
It is normal for toddlers to show some regressive behaviors at this age. She may be growing too fast and feel insure. It may also be due to being overwhelmed by a developmental milestone . It can also be a reaction to the start of a stressful situation such as starting preschool, the arrival of a new sibling or tension at home
However this behavior may concern parents because of motor skill regression or child slipping back of physical skill.
You have to know that a sudden decline in social skills such as child withdrawing from people may be a problem. Another red flag you have to look out for is a child who uses baby words now even though she use to have 2 or 3 word sentences. It is normal to use baby talk time to time but not all the time.
The following may be signs of mental health problems such as mood disorder. It may also be directly related to suicidal thoughts or behavior.
Changes in activities such as :
Changes in emotions such as :
Itching , redness and swelling of the skin of the vagina and the surrounding area (vulva) is a common problem in girls before the age of puberty. Vaginal discharge may also be present and its color, smell and consistency may vary depending on the cause of the problem.
Common causes of vaginal itching and discharge in children include the following :
Your child should do the following to prevent and treat vaginal infections.
You should also teach your child to keep the genital area clean and dry. She should do the following :