Toddlers

Child sore knee

My child has injured his knee

What should I do? Knee injuries are all too common in sports-loving children, but unlike other sprains and strains they need to be dealt with especially carefully, as this particular joint is notorious for deteriorating in later life following a childhood accident. This is probably due to the knee being the largest joint in the

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my child has banged his head

My child has banged his head

Sooner or later even the most inactive child is going to suffer a bump to the head, and as a typical parent you’re going to feel like panicking. My child has banged his head what do I do? Actually, that’s about the worst thing you can do: You won’t act decisively and you may infect

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teaching children good etiquette

Making kids eat their greens

If only they tasted nicer….. As I sit and write this, I’m scowling at a series of stubborn green stains on the wall. The splodges are a reminder of a fierce battle, not from an alien invasion, but from my youngest daughter, who up until very recently, absolutely refused to eat her greens. But now,

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encourage creativity in your children

Keeping your toddler active

Use their energy efficiently Keeping your toddler active can be very challenging at times, especially when you need to focus on other things or even just sit down for a well-earned rest! However, it is important to ensure that toddlers do stay active for a good portion of their day. Try to avoid keeping them

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how to help your child stay in bed

Bedtime Battles: Avoiding toddler tantrums

After a busy day with an energetic toddler, bedtime might seem like a welcome idea to us, but not necessarily to your toddler and so the bedtime battles commence. Your little one has come to the realisation that they are separate from you, they are their own person and as part of their quest for

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Child immunisation

Children’s vaccines for beginners

Over the years there have been lots of debates about the effectiveness of children’s vaccines and their possible side effects. With a huge amount of conflicting data, it can be hard for parents to know exactly what to do for the best. Which order do the vaccinations need to be administered? In the first 15

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