toddler health

Podiatrist Q/A: Footwear Advice for Toddlers
Podiatrist Q/A: Footwear Advice for Toddlers (4 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Podiatrist Dr Samuel Ong (B. Pod. Med.) is the founder and principal podiatrist of Mustard Seed Podiatry. How can baby shoes or toddler shoes affect the development of a toddler’s feet? Footwear can play a big part in affecting the ... Read More »

Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten
Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In the United States, estimates show that a substantial number of children under age 5 live in households that are food insecure. That means that they do not have food, or they lack sufficient quantity or quality of food to ... Read More »

Impact of parent physical activity, sedentary behaviour on their preschool children
Impact of parent physical activity, sedentary behaviour on their preschool children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Young children do follow in their parents’ footsteps. Literally. That’s the conclusion of NIH-funded researchers who found that in underserved populations, parents’ physical activity—and their sedentary behaviour—directly correlates with the activity level of their preschoolers. Researchers say these findings, published ... Read More »

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Odds of Having Overweight Children
Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Odds of Having Overweight Children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pre-pregnancy obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of the child becoming overweight at age 2. The study also found breastfeeding for at least six months helped reduce the likelihood of a child being ... Read More »

Putting a lid on child obesity with Australian-first online program
Putting a lid on child obesity with Australian-first online program (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Online lifestyle program promoting healthy weight in pre-schoolers to be trialled in the Illawarra.  An Australian-first online healthy lifestyle program that aims to promote healthy weight in pre-schoolers will be trialled in the Illawarra over the next 12 months. Researchers from ... Read More »

Exposure to Common Flame Retardants May Contribute to Attention Problems in Children
Exposure to Common Flame Retardants May Contribute to Attention Problems in Children (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Prenatal exposure to some flame retardants that have been widely-used in consumer products is associated with attention problems in children ages three through seven, according to a new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, within ... Read More »

ACCC warning statement on asbestos in crayons
ACCC warning statement on asbestos in crayons (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has conducted testing on a range of wax crayons and identified traces of asbestos in the following products: Dora the Explorer Personalized 32 pack crayons (Figure 1) Dora the Explorer Jumbo crayons (Figure 2) ... Read More »

Toddlers in Trouble
Toddlers in Trouble (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A father’s depression during the first years of parenting – as well as a mother’s – can put their toddler at risk of developing troubling behaviours such as hitting, lying, anxiety and sadness during a critical time of development, according ... Read More »

Snacking quality may decline as kids age
Snacking quality may decline as kids age (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Snacks are a significant positive contributor to dietary quality among school-age children. Not so among teenagers — possibly because younger children are more dependent on parents and caregivers and have better snacks while adolescents make their own choices. A new ... Read More »

Hand washing game: hot potato with soap
Hand washing game: hot potato with soap (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Hot potato is an old favourite with kids. Use a bar of soap as the hot potato and it’s a fun way to teach kids about hand washing. They’ll also improve their motor skills and develop socially from playing this ... Read More »

 
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