It is an exciting time for any parent to see their little one start to understand what is being said to them and to hear their vocabulary grow! The following highlights key language developmental milestones by age: At around 12 months, your child may: Speak approximately 1-3 recognisable words, and understand around 10 words Understand …
Although fever can be worrying, it is important to remember that it is a natural response to infection. We’ve provided some simple steps to help you manage your toddler’s fever.
Fast food can be good for you. See how having the right ingredients can help you create a healthy feed faster than a trip to the drive thru.
A toddler’s skin is thinner, softer, and more fragile than that of an adult’s, that’s why taking care of their skin properly is imperative. Here are several ways on how you can do so as a parent.
It’s worth remembering that shyness is common in young children. We have compiled these easy tips to help your little one overcome this challenge.
Protein is an essential nutrient for the growth of healthy little bodies. Lean meat, fish, chicken, eggs and dairy are all good sources of protein which provide the building blocks for growing muscles, skin, hair and nails. It also helps bodies repair and fight disease. Red meat such as beef and lamb, and white meat …
It’s tricky to get toddlers to try something different. Here are 6 steps to help you and your toddler discover the wonder of new foods.
Having a child is one of life’s great joys, yet it can also be very challenging. Here are some simple ways to help you find time for your own health and look after yourself.
Keeping a healthy diet for your toddler can be challenging. However, by following these simple tips for switching to healthier foods, you can make a big difference to their growth and development.
Your child’s vision should be as good as an adult’s by 1 year old, allowing them to see crumbs on the floor clearly and see planes in the sky. Their hearing is also fully developed at this age. Watch this video to learn more about their eyes and ears.
Vomiting, diarrhoea and constipation are often common complaints for toddlers. While these digestive issues may improve on their own, a visit to the doctor is still an important move.
Tantrums are very common in toddlers and pre-schoolers and are just one of the ways young children express their feelings as they begin to learn to make sense of the world around them. What are tantrums? Does screaming, crying, holding their breath, throwing themselves on the ground or running away sound familiar? These are just …
Planning your child’s party can be a fun and exciting time, but how do you feed all those hungry mouths and keep it tasty and nutritious? These five simple tips can help make sure everything runs smoothly while providing a few healthy options for little partygoers. 1. Serve Food in the Correct Order Stagger foods …
You don’t have to rely on sugar to have a sweet time. With these helpful hints and a little creativity, you can create parties for your toddler and their friends that are both healthy and fun.
There’s a difference between food intolerance and food allergies. Check out this video for help in understanding the differences.
Junk food is one of the discretionary foods, which means they are not essential to a child’s diet. If you choose to give your children discretionary foods such as biscuits, muffins and ice blocks, try making them yourself with less sugar and added fresh fruit.
Toddlers are active little people , that’s why they need superfoods for their little tummies! Here are some yummy foods that pack a nutrient punch.
In today’s world, being exposed to digital devices is almost inevitable but it is important to manage screen time when it comes to little ones.
It is important that your toddler gets the right amount of energy and nutrients to help get them through the day. Preparing healthy lunchbox choices should be a priority for every parent.
Toddlers are at a greater risk of sunburn and sun damage because their skin is thinner and more sensitive to the rays. Next time you’re outside with your little one, make sure you follow these 4 sun safe tips.
As a parent, how do you know if your child is getting enough food or is eating too much? Check out this information on the amount of food toddlers really need in their diet.
As well as interacting with friends and family within their home environment, playgroup and other childcare settings are also places and opportunities where children tend to learn or pick up social skills.
Although each child is different, toddlers often start the day early, and while some will be happy to look at a book or play quietly with a toy, others are raring to go.
Children need the right amount of vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients for their growth and development. Introducing a variety of healthy foods into their diet helps ensure they get all these.
The primary areas of development for a child aged one year include social/emotional, communication, fine and gross motor as well as cognition. Each child develops in their own unique way but many factors may influence their growth and development.
For your toddler’s growth and development it is important that they eat a balanced diet. All foods can be put into one of five food groups and the key is to enjoy a variety of nutritious foods from each of these five groups. Vegetables Vegetables make up one of the largest food groups, providing your …
If you’re one of the many parents who worry about the amount of food– or the lack thereof– your child consumes, then check out these tips on how to increase their nutrient intake.
Is your little one consuming more milk than they need? Here’s a guide to how much dairy your child needs to consume each day.
All babies eventually grow too big for their cot and end up waking themselves every time they turn around. Here are some tips for knowing when to make the leap and how.
Day care can be a big step not only for a child but for parents as well. Here are some tips from Jane Barry to make deciding on a day care centre easier.
Parents need to be well-prepared at all times, especially when it comes to food. Most children ask for food when you least expect it, and having something healthy prepared can save the day.
Night waking is normal and most toddlers respond to gentle reassurance to go back to sleep. But when children are sick or there’s been a change in their routine, there are often sleep changes.