The most common signs that your baby is teething are: Swollen, bulging gums. Drooling. Irritability. Trouble sleeping. Trying to bite, chew or suck everything. Rejecting food. Grabbing ears. If your baby has diarrhoea, fever or a runny nose particularly if it lasts 24 hours or more, don’t dismiss it as a sign of teething.
The difference between a normal fear of something and a phobia is the level of anxiety involved. Children with phobias demonstrate a significantly higher level of anxiety, dread and terror when they come into contact with the object of their phobia. Phobias can create such intense feelings of fear that they can disrupt the child’s […]
Kangaroo care, the practice of encouraging close skin-to-skin contact with mum and dad, continues to produce significant results. A follow up study established that the benefit to pre-term and low weight babies can be measured even 20 years later. The study suggested long lasting social effectiveness, less absenteeism from school and reduced aggressiveness were positive […]
As a parent the thought of your child being bullied can bring up many feelings. It can leave you feeling angry, tearful or helpless and often triggers feelings/memories from your own school days that make it hard to think rather than react. What can sometimes compound things is the fact that children who are being […]