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Healthy Children, Happy Parents


HFMD in Childcare Centres: What Should Parents Know?

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Checklist for Travelling with Your Little Ones

By Dr Mas Suhaila Isa   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.  For Babies:  Prescription medication: ...

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TRAVEL VACCINES FOR CHILDREN

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.

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BABY GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
PART 1 (0-6 MONTHS)

In the first few months, it is common to experience anxiety about managing your baby’s needs around the clock – including feeding, diaper changes, baths, etc.

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BABY GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
PART 2 (6-12 MONTHS)

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.

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BABY GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
PART 3 (12-24 MONTHS)

As your child enters toddlerhood, his digestive system has matured enough to process the same food as children and adults.

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IS YOUR HOME CHILD-PROOF?

As your child starts to crawl and eventually walk, run and climb, it’s important to introduce safety measures at home so your child can explore in a safe environment.

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DADS MATTER TOO

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.

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MASSAGING YOUR BABY

An infant massage not only improves the bond between parent and child, it can also improve your baby’s health in various ways.

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