Your Child’s Development

All children are different and develop skills at different times.  It is normal for a child to be behind in some areas and ahead in others. If you’re worried your child is not reaching some milestones, mention it to your doctor. Watching your child grow and develop is...

Your Baby’s Brain

Your baby’s brain is built over time: It starts during pregnancy, and continues through to early adulthood. And like a building, it needs a strong foundation. The brain is made up of several different areas that control everything we do—from hearing and walking to...

Screen time and young children

Children under 5 years old are exposed to more screens than ever before, including televisions, computers, gaming consoles, smartphones and tablets. When thinking about how much time your child spends with screens, be sure to include all these different devices. Also...

Promote the literacy from birth

Learning to read starts from birth. Newborn babies learn how to read signals all around them by listening to voices, watching faces and reading body language. Babies need to hear and use sounds, sound patterns and spoken language. This helps prepare them to eventually...

Playtime with your baby

As a parent, you are your baby’s first playmate. Play is a fun way for the two of you to bond and it encourages healthy child development. Play is how children learn—about themselves, other people, and the world around them. It helps to build confidence,...

Preventing flat heads in babies

For the first 6 months, the safest place for your baby to sleep is on his back, in a crib in your room. Babies who sleep on their back are much less likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is when an otherwise healthy baby under the age of 1 dies...

Is my child growing well?

Children come in different sizes and shapes. Though your child may be taller or shorter, heavier or lighter than other children the same age, changes in height and weight generally follow a regular pattern that is right for your child Children come in different sizes...

Healthy teeth for children

When will my baby’s teeth appear? Healthy teeth are an important part of your child’s overall health. Helping your child develop good oral health begins at birth. The first primary (or “baby”) tooth usually comes at about 6 months, but it isn’t unusual for teeth to...

Colic and crying

Why do babies cry? Healthy babies cry. It’s the way they express their needs and communicate with the people around them. Most of the time, you respond with what your baby needs: by offering food, helping your baby sleep, changing a diaper, or just cuddling. Crying is...

Attachment: A connection for life

Why is attachment important? Attachment is the deep emotional bond between a baby and the person who provides most of his care. Just as most parents feel a strong connection with their newborn after birth, babies also become attached to their parents. Attachment takes...

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