Weaning and When

Weaning a baby means gradually changing the babies diet from milk to a mixed diet. There is no set age that a baby should be weaned, as your baby will often let you know! The usual age to begin this transition to solid foods is around 4 – 5 months old. The weaning process takes a matter of … 

 

In Times of Tantrums

Although this stage is more commonly called the “Terrible two’s,” temper tantrums can happen between the ages of 1½ – 4 years, even beyond that! This is a phase of a child’s life when they are simply refusing to conform in some way to their daily routine. It may be a very worrying time for parents as their … 

 

It’s Time To Start School

Once you have chosen your child’s school, you may want to take your child for a pre-visit. This will enable them to meet their teachers and become orientated within the school. The school will usually arrange visit days where all of the children who will be starting during the next term will meet one another. Take advantage of this … 

 

Kids’ Nutrition

Children all like different foods, some will eat fruit whilst other will not, some  will eat vegetables and other will not. However, it is imperative that you give your child a varied and balanced diet. For children aged between 2 and 8 years, one serving of food should be the equivalent to 15g for each year of your … 

 

Potty Training

How will I know when they’re ready? You will notice that your child may tell you when they have weed or poohed in their nappy, or when they are doing it. This is the first stage, as your child is now becoming aware of their bladder and bowel movements. Start sitting your child on the potty or … 

 

Common Childhood Diseases

Details of the diseases that are immunised against can be found below:- Polio A live vaccine given by drops in the mouth. Polio is a viral infection of the intestines that spreads to the nervous system, causing paralysis of the muscles. If the muscles involved are permanently paralysed, the condition may prove fatal. The disease is currently very uncommon … 

 

Crying

Crying is an important means of communication by a baby- a powerful way of alerting his/her carers’ to their needs. There are three main points to bear in mind when considering babies’ crying:- Babies do a lot of it- or, at any rate, most of them do. Research indicates that in their first three months, 70% of babies … 

 

Baby Crying? Could it be for one of these reasons?

Crying for companionship If your baby is fed and you can find no obvious reason why he/she should be uncomfortable, it may be that they are crying for companionship: they want to be played with or cuddled. Warm contact with your body, or the sound of your voice will quickly comfort them. By twelve months they … 

 

Starting School

Some parents have a wide range of schools to choose from, whereas others can be limited due to their geographical location. Whichever category you fit into, you will find deciding between schools a very difficult task. You will probably want to visit the schools you are choosing on a number of occasions. This will allow you to take … 

 

Bullying: What You Need To Know

Bullying often happens between the ages of 7 to 11 years as children are not closely supervised in the playground. However it may take place at earlier ages and may be just as damaging to the child. For boys bullying often takes the form of physical attacks or threats. Girls usually take the form of verbal abuse which …