Image: Shutterstock Children, especially the little ones who have never been out of their cities, find farm life fascinating. We bring you some interesting farm activities for preschoolers in the post to help you inspire children to understand the importance of animals and farming. These activities are great for connecting millennial children with life at
Image: Shutterstock Fingerplays for preschoolers/toddlers involve nursery rhymes, movements, singing songs, and dancing and require children to make simple finger and hand movements. These are great activities for promoting their fine and gross motor skills, encouraging language development, and improving their social skills. The activities are also fun-filled and pretty easy to learn for preschoolers.
Image: Shutterstock Curious behaviors begin as soon as your child learns to explore the world around them. While some of these behaviors may be completely harmless, others can put the parents on edge, accentuating the need for toddler discipline. With increasing milestones, curious behaviors also include disarrayed emotional expressions, often presented as tantrums. However, parents
Image: iStock FPIES, or Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome, is a rare and potentially severe food allergy. It generally starts after four months and within the first year of life (1) (2). While the exact causes of FPIES in babies are not well understood, it may be due to an immune reaction to specific proteins in
Image: Shutterstock The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises administering a vitamin K shot at birth to newborns. Vitamin K is a vital fat-soluble vitamin crucial in maintaining various physiological functions, including blood clotting. The body stores the vitamin in the liver, brain, heart, pancreas, and bones, but these reserves are limited in newborns. Therefore,
Image: Shutterstock As a parent, you are responsible for keeping the baby’s environment clean and safe. Therefore, it is essential to regularly clean and sanitize their toys to maintain hygiene and prevent germs. When considering how to clean baby toys, this post will help you explore various ways you can find helpful. Depending on the
Image: Shutterstock Dravet syndrome (DS) in babies is a rare genetic condition, previously referred to as severe myoclonic epilepsyiXA brain-related phenomenon characterized by uncontrollable movements and loss of consciousness of infancy (SMEI) or epilepsy with polymorphic seizuresiXA type of seizure characterized by a varied pattern of body movements . It is characterized by temperature-sensitive epileptic
Image: Shutterstock Watching a baby swimming in a pool with their cute little hands and feet can be a heartwarming experience for parents. However, introducing your baby to swimming at the right age is vital to ensure their safety and enjoyment while in the water. Thus, many parents choose to enroll their babies in formal
Image: iStock As a parent, you want to provide your baby with a fun and stimulating environment to help them grow and develop. Sensory activities for a 1-year-old are a great way to do just that. These activities are designed to engage and stimulate their five senses – touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight. Babies
Image: Shutterstock The use of retinol while breastfeeding lacks extensive studies, so little is known about its safety in lactating mothers. Retinol and retinoids are a group of compounds that are usually found in several skincare products for acne, skin pigmentation problems, fine lines, and wrinkles. They are available in topical and oral forms (1).
Image: iStock It’s no more guesswork. Are you tired of the constant guessing game of trying to understand your baby’s needs? Imagine communicating with your little one before they can even speak! Then, introduce baby sign language – a powerful tool that can bridge the gap between your baby’s thoughts and your understanding. With it,
Image: iStock Noticing your baby wheezing can be distressing, but not all wheezing should worry you. Around 50% of children may experience an episode of wheezing in the first year of life, according to one study (1). Wheezing may be a sign that there is an obstruction in the airways. The severity and cause of
Image: Shutterstock One of the most, if not the most important thing a mother does when the baby is brought home is to nourish them for at least the next 6 months solely on breastmilk. Everyone knows that babies drink breast milk and doctors recommend that they continue to do so as long as possible.
From invisible wafts of diesel exhaust to sun-choking plumes of orange smoke, air pollution is known to damage respiratory well-being. Now, research from Rutgers suggests another reason to hold our breath: Polluted air also may hurt reproductive health. In a study of air pollution data in relation to markers of reproductive development in infancy, Rutgers
Connie MacDonald works for the State Department at the U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It’s a dream job, and she loved living abroad with her two sons. But earlier this year, MacDonald said, her 8-year-old son started to become aggressive. At first the family thought it was ADHD. Her son was indeed eventually diagnosed
Infants prenatally exposed to cannabis are more likely to be born preterm, have a low birth weight, and require neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) care than infants without prenatal cannabis exposure, according to a study published today in the scientific journal Addiction. However, cannabis-exposed infants are not at greater risk of birth defects or death
Children whose mothers are highly stressed, anxious or depressed during pregnancy may be at higher risk for mental health and behavior issues during their childhood and teen years, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Our research suggests that psychological distress during the pregnancy period has a small but persistent effect on children’s
Immunotherapies that target the CD20 antigen have revolutionized how patients with a variety of blood cancers and hematologic disorders have been treated. However, many patients develop resistance to these treatments due to a loss of the antigen that’s being targeted. Now, a new study from researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman
In a recent study published in The Lancet Regional Health-Europe, researchers investigated whether smoking during pregnancy or adulthood reduces the likelihood of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) later in life. Prenatal smoking is related to a lower T1D incidence in offspring, possibly due to variables such as low birth weight. It may also lower the
A recent study published in the journal Nature Human Behavior discusses the benefits and risks associated with screen time for children. Study: Weighing the risks and benefits of screen time for children. Image Credit: Dusan Petkovic / Shutterstock.com How does screen time affect children? A 2018 survey found that nearly all teenagers in the United States had