5 Common Skin Conditions/Rashes in Babies/Children
The skin of babies and young children are highly sensitive and easily affected by a variety of factors like dryness, bacteria, weather changes, or contact with irritants/allergens. Learn more about these 5 common skin conditions in babies/children.
Influenza or the “flu” – Is it simply having a bad cold?
Influenza, more commonly referred to as the “flu”, is not the same as having a bad cold. Influenza is a respiratory disease with symptoms common to a cold – runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, sneezing and coughing.
HFMD in Childcare Centres: What Should Parents Know?
If you are a parent of toddlers or children soon entering childcare, you would likely have heard of Hand, Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD). Outbreaks of HFMD are common all year round in childcare centres and kindergartens across Singapore.
The rule of thumb when travelling with babies or young children is – you sometimes have to expect the unexpected. In addition to getting your pre-travel health checks and necessary vaccinations done, here are some helpful tips on essential items to pack in your luggage.
If you are planning to travel to another country with your kids, being familiar with the risks of travel helps to keep them stay safe and healthy. This may include getting prior travel advice, vaccines or certain medications – even if the destination is not considered exotic.
At this stage, your baby will progress from a milk-only diet to one that also includes solid foods.
When starting your baby on solid foods, establish a timetable for breakfast, lunch and dinner timings so your child can get used to it.
A father’s presence can impact on a child’s cognitive, emotional and social development as children look to their fathers as a role model and for assurance in times of uncertainty. No matter how busy you or your spouse may be with work demands, it is important to set aside time and provide your child with quality time, care and attention confident, positive and happy child.