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Children & What to Put on Their Toothbrushes?

Added March 9, 2020, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Dental Care, Parents

Parents of babies and young children frequently ask which toothpaste they should use for them? However, using toothpaste can be more trouble and mess that it is worth.  In fact, toothpaste isn’t actually essential for protecting teeth from cavities – but a healthy diet, nutrients and brushing are. How to Brush Baby’s Teeth Once your baby starts to develop one or two teeth, you can start to brush them twice a day for two minutes at a time. Wet a soft-sided, natural fiber toothbrush with ...

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Is There a Thumb Sucker in Your Home?

Added February 24, 2020, Under: Children's Health, Dental Care, Natural remedies, Parents, Top 10

I was a thumb sucker as a child (up until at least the age of twelve) and unfortunately the habit did a lot of damage to my teeth and my jaw so that I  had to undergo extensive and expensive orthodontic work and even jaw surgery as an adult. When my own children came along, I made sure they did not take up the habit by providing pacifiers instead.  The eldest was not interested (preferring a blanket to fidget with instead), ...

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How to Have Health & Safety in the Bathroom

Added February 19, 2020, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, How To

Everyone has a bathroom and toilet in their home, and some will have several. But how many of us actually enjoy cleaning them? The suspicion is that we might try to avoid this chore if we can! How often should you clean certain items in your bathroom? Microbiologists Philip M. Tierno and Charles Gerba (both PhDs) have been sharing their own tips on how often we should be carrying out these cleaning chores.  They do admit that, even if we are less than conscientious, we are ...

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How To Understand & Help the Highly Sensitive Child

Added February 6, 2020, Under: Books, Children's Health, How To, Parents

It might be hard to imagine that 15 to 20% of all children are born highly sensitive, meaning they can be deeply reflective, sensitive to those things that non-HSC are not, and can be easily overwhelmed. Until recently, parents and teachers alike were not given the tools to help such children as there just was not the information out there. Now, courtesy of Dr. Elaine N. Aron, PH.D, help is at hand... She is the bestselling author of The highly Sensitive Person as ...

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Helping Your Child to Beat the Bed Wetting

Added December 25, 2019, Under: Children's Health, How To, Parents

Bed wetting is a very common childhood problem, affecting some one in five children aged five years - and one in ten aged seven years. It is now considered to be a medical condition and not just something that children will grow out of. The two main reasons for bed wetting  Children producing too much urine during the night or Children having a problem with storing urine in their bladder all night. Never punish your child for bed wetting While bed wetting tends to ...

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That Ducky Could Be Yucky

Added December 19, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment

Young children just love playing at bath time. What can be more fun than sitting in all that warmth with water and toys all around you to push, pull, pour and put underneath the surface - and plastic toys are often used for obvious reasons. Now someone has taken the trouble to cut one of those yellow plastic ducks in half! And apparently, it is not a pretty sight! Your children's bath toys could be infested with bacteria and fecal matter Young children just love playing ...

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Why We Need To Keep Up Our Hand Writing Skills

Added October 7, 2019, Under: Children's Health, How To, Parents, Technology

It might be considered almost old fashioned today but handwriting remains an essential skill for both children and adults. For younger children, handwriting activates the brain more than using a key board - and this is because it involves more complex motor and cognitive skills. At the same time, handwriting contributes to reading fluency because when you write the letters, you gain a visual perception of them too. So parents, teachers - and those at the forefront of having a say at what goes ...

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How To Make Eco-Friendly Wet Wipes & Other Suggestions

Added September 21, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Environment, How To

In spite of their obvious convenience, many people have been turned off commercial wet wipes because of their threat to the environment. We have written about how wet wipes are causing watery waste havoc.  Once reserved for babies, now adults and children are using wipes in their millions – leading to massive sewer problems in the western world. Experts say that mislabeling is to blame.  Although often labeled as flushable wipes, this is far from true. Wet wipes are designed to stay wet ...

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How Modern Parents can Limit their Children’s Screen Time

Added August 16, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Insomnia, Parents

It is a common concern among parents today - and that is how much "screen time" their children are spending on their different devices. But what are the solutions? Here in the UK, nearly twenty five percent of parents say they use pocket money to bribe their children away from their screens.  And such bribes are not limited to screen time, they are used for getting them to bed on time and to encourage them to get on with their homework too. In ...

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If Motion Sickness Affects You, These Could be a Simple Remedy

Added August 10, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Drugs, Health

Motion sickness, surgery, chemotherapy or  morning sickness (in pregnancy) can all lead to continuous nausea or vomiting. And for anyone faced with such nausea, it can be a very unpleasant experience. To alleviate nausea and vomiting, many will turn to drugs. But there are alternatives to medications These include herbal remedies, vitamins, aromatherapy or hypnosis - and now acupressure wristbands. But can a pair of bracelets, applying pressure to a certain point on your wrist, really relieve nausea and vomiting? Acupressure bands come in different colours, ...

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