Your babies health

Preventing childhood obesity

Preventing childhood obesity

Kids in the UK are among the most obese in Europe. Not good. Being overweight at such a young age means our children are at grave risk of developing lifelong health problems. There is much that we can do as responsible parents to prevent this. So why don’t we just get on with it? Most

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dwarfism

Dwarfism

Technically speaking, dwarfism refers to people who attain an adult height of less than 4ft 10in (147cm). There are more than 300 known possible causes of dwarfism, most of which are genetic. Acondroplasia is the most common cause, accounting for around 70% of cases of dwarfism. Some 80% of children born with Acondroplasia are the

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failure to thrive

Failure to thrive

‘Failing to Thrive’ – these three little words can carry enormous meaning and strike fear into the hearts of parents. The phrase essentially refers to any child that has a current weight, or rate of gaining weight, that is much lower than average for their age and gender. Causes of Failure to Thrive There are

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Have breastfeeding trials been a success

Have vouchers for breastfeeding trials been a success

When the government first announced its ‘Vouchers for Breastfeeding’ scheme there was mixed reaction. The trial scheme was introduced in order to address lower rates of breastfeeding in more deprived areas of the UK. Initially, Mums in three different areas of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire were offered shopping vouchers, valued up to a total of

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Dealing with difficult babies

Dealing with difficult babies

As a mum-of-two, I wouldn’t say that either of my kids were ‘difficult’ babies. Sure, we had the colic, the weaning issues and a few sleep blips, but broadly I feel that I got off fairly lightly. For some parents their reality seems very different. From the outset their babies are restless, fussy, and difficult

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what will i need for a home birth

What Will I need For A Home Birth

Having your baby at home is becoming an increasingly popular choice for expectant Mums. The prospect of bringing your baby into the world in comfortable and familiar surroundings is certainly appealing – not to mention the benefit of your own bathroom, the ability to curl up under a blanket on the sofa with your newborn

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