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Healthy Lunch Boxes
Desi Horsman, 19 Jan 2018

 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS THAT INCLUDE HEALTHY LUNCH BOXES January 2018   Expert:  Desi Horsman, clinical nutritionist, speaker, wellness expert - http://desihorsman.com/   Supporting your child’s brain and body at school goes hand in hand with a healthy lunch box. Children need food that will help them to focus and learn...

Cerebral Palsy Group
Cerebral Palsy Group, 16 Jan 2017

Cerebral Palsy is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries. We are a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We...

Toddler Teeth
Dr Gerald B. Kaplan – Prosthodontist, 9 Jan 2017

Teething is a painful experience not only for the young child but certainly for the parents who have to endure watching the agony and helping to provide relief. One feel so helpless trying to relieve their pain and having to endure those awful sleepless nights. They...

When do we get back teeth?
Dr Gerald B. Kapla, 22 Nov 2016

This panoramic x-ray is fascinating in the detail that it shows of a seven-year-old child growing and developing. Let us look at the x-ray very closely so that you will understand why back teeth are so important in looking after from an early age.  The first thing...

TODDLER TEETH
Dr Gerald B. Kaplan, 2 Nov 2016

Teething is a painful experience not only for the baby but  certainly for the parents who have to endure watching the agony and try to help provide relief. One feels so helpless trying to relieve their pain and having to endure those awful sleepless nights.  They...

Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Alex Diaz-Granados, 3 May 2016

Does your child or someone you know have cerebral palsy? Cerebral Palsy Guidance is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive information available about the disorder, including what legal options you’re entitled to if your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by medical negligence. We are a...

8 Resources for Supporting Special Needs Children
Patricia Sarmiento, 6 Oct 2015

As the mother of a special needs child – my son, James, has autism – I understand the unique challenges that parents, families and educators of these exceptional children face daily. Many days run smoothly, but let’s face it – some days are more of...

World Heath Day
South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR), 31 Mar 2015

Food safety is the theme for this year’s World Heath Day, celebrated on 7 April 2015. Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances, causes more than 200 diseases - ranging from diarrhoea to cancers.* “Food safety is not only about the food...

Measles
Netcare Travel Clinics, 20 Feb 2015

Six hundred and forty-four cases of measles were reported in the United States (US) last year and already 141 cases in 17 states have been recorded in 2015. Considering the fact that the US was measles-free for 14 years, these numbers are of great concern. In...

How pets benefit child development
She knows, 3 Feb 2015

Having a pet is usually a rite of childhood. Whether it is a hermit crab or gold fish, a dog, cat or horse, children enjoy the companionship offered by animals. Did you know, however, that not only can pets be a source of warm, fuzzy...

How to tell a tantrum versus a sensory meltdown?
, 2 Sep 2014

"Differences between Tantrums and Meltdowns It is very important for parents and teachers to understand the differences between tantrums and meltdowns. Although they can consist of similar behavior (yelling, screaming, crying, dropping to the floor, flailing, hitting or biting self, etc.), it is important to distinguish...

Yoga & Stretching Offers More Than Exercise For Kids
Kevin Strauss, 13 Jan 2014

Instead of watching TV or playing a video game with your kids, why not try some family yoga time? The Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that parents who replaced a sedentary activity with family exercise improved the health of the...

Banking nutrition for your child’s future health
Nestlé, 24 Oct 2013

Investing in our children’s future means investing in their diet from an early age. Good nutrition prior to adulthood leads to improved long-term health, yet the majority of South African children are consuming fizzy, fattening, fun and frivolous food at school. As Nestlé’s Tuck-shop Truths...

Supermarket trolleys carry disease potential
bizcommunity.com, 23 Oct 2013

According to local health and hygiene firm Bidvest Steiner, a 2011 study in the US found that supermarket shopping trolleys rival the average public toilet as a health risk. The study examined 85 trolleys and found that 72% of them tested positive for faecal bacteria...

Three Things You Didn’t Know Could Ruin Your Kids’ Teeth
Casey Wilkes, 20 Aug 2013

It’s already back-to-school season, and that means making sure that smile is picture perfect on photo day. Prevention is the best way to lower chances of painful tooth problems, and that means daily dental care. Many of you or your child’s favorite foods might be...

Lunch Box Recipes and Ideas
, 17 Jan 2013

Lunch Box Recipes and Ideas Sandwiches, snacks, and ideas for tasty lunches Tasty and nutritious school lunches can be one of parents' biggest challenges. To please the kids and meet the basic dietary guidelines, make them part of the planning and shopping. Within reason, try to accommodate...

Detecting Eye Problems in Young Children
ORBIS, 12 Oct 2012

There are an estimated 1.4 million children around the world who are blind – and one in five of them live in sub-Saharan Africa. Many of these children would be able to see, only if they had received the right care at the right time...

Eye-Q
Health Care: eye q , 4 Oct 2012

eye-q - THE PROVEN, NATURAL APPROACH TO MANAGING ADHD Parents of children diagnosed with ADHD are seeing the positive impact of Omega-3 supplementation, either as a “stand-alone” treatment or in combination with conventional methylphenidate (MTP) treatment, resulting from the ongoing investment in research with this special...

Aware Bears
Lesley Potgieter, 7 Aug 2012

Background to Aware Bears   Aware Bears aims to create awareness and a better understanding of Cerebral Palsy for those living with it and their families.  We also want to change perceptions of what people with disabilities are capable of achieving.   Aware Bears hopes to provide a safe...

Tips for teaching little ones about hand hygiene:
Louise Freeman, 22 Sep 2011

  1.       Set an example – by washing your hands in front of your little one, and telling them why you need to do so after toilet trips, before eating, after playing with animals or in the garden etc., you will encourage them to do the same. 2.      ...

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FEEDING YOUR PRE-SCHOOLER
Annelize Zeelie, 19 Jul 2011

Typical pre-school eating habits   The rapid growth that characterises infancy, tapers-off quickly during the pre-school years. Because of this, eating habits change, and typically children will have a decreased appetite and eat relatively little. The pre-school years are the best time to lay the foundation for...

Food Intolerance > part 1
Dr Catherine Knight, 28 Jan 2011

Food allergy and food intolerance are NOT the same thing!! With a food allergy, there is an abnormal reaction of the body's immune system to a particular food. This can range from a mild reaction to one that is severe and life-threatening (anaphylaxis). Food intolerance...

Food Intolerance > part 2
Dr Catherine Knight, 28 Jan 2011

All these barriers protect the body by only allowing the absorption of the smallest food units, those that we need and that our body can recognise. But after recurring antibiotic use, too much wheat and sugar in the diet creating acidity and other factors, including...

Homeopathy for behaviour disorders
By Genie Rowson, 28 Sep 2010

By Genie Rowson, Fellow of the British Institute of HomeopathyAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or ADD (without the hyperactivity) is the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children today. It is often believed to be a physiological brain disorder with a genetic component. ADHD/ADD is often...

IMMUNE BOOSTING SUPER FOODS
Little Cooks Club , 1 Jun 2010

WINTER ALERT IMMUNE BOOSTING SUPER FOODS THAT CONTAIN LOADS OF VITAMIN C, A AND E This winter include the following into your child’s diet and your own: Kiwifruit Broccoli – can also protect against cancer Tomatoes – Antioxidant and contains vitamin C & A Carrots Sweet Potatoes – amazing for kids Red peppers...

THE FOOD SENSE PROGRAMME
Robyn and Christine , 13 Apr 2010

WHAT IS SUCCESS? Before you develop a timeline in your head about when you should start seeing results with regard to your child’s eating habits, it’s important to determine exactly what your idea of success is. As you can see from the above quote, “someday” is...

Meningitis : signs & symptoms
about.com, 9 Apr 2010

What is meningitis? Meningitis is an infection of the fluid of a person's spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. People sometimes refer to it as spinal meningitis. Meningitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Knowing whether meningitis is caused by...

Is your child a picky eater?
Louise Freeman / Snappi Holdings, 26 Mar 2010

As a mom dealing with a son with ADD, and who displays symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder, I feel it important to share this information with others. I urge you to take some time to research the topic, and therefore make an informed decision as...

PICKY EATERS: What Parents Should Know
Irene Chatoor, 1 Mar 2010

Irene Chatoor, MD, psychiatric director of the Feeding Disorders Program at Children’s National Medical Center discusses paediatric eating disorders, how to distinguish them, and when to get help. A pioneer in her field, Dr. Chatoor was the first person to classify types of paediatric feeding...

ALLERGY 101 - PART 1
Little Cooks Club , 11 Jan 2010

ALLERGY 101   - PART 1   What is allergy? The symptoms of an allergic reaction are caused by chemicals produced by your child’s immune system in its attempt to protect the body from a foreign invader. Our immunes systems are designed to protect us from anything that may...

LUNCH BOX IDEAS
Little Cooks Club, 11 Jan 2010

LUNCH BOX IDEAS School is back and we are still enjoying summer, so try and include lots of cool fresh fruit and veggies in your child’ s lunch box.   Tasty and nutritious school lunches can be one of parents' biggest challenges. To please the kids and...

Soya allergy - PART 2
Little Cooks Club, 11 Jan 2010

Soya allergy  - PART 2   It is estimated that up to 43% of babies who are allergic to cow’s milk develop an allergy to soya when given soy based infant formulas. Allergy to soya protein has many features similar to those of cow’s milk protein...

Through the eyes of babes
Transitions Optical, 3 Oct 2009

Through the eyes of babes      World Sight Day – 8 October 2009     The recent Transitions Healthy Sight Survey1, released to coincide with World Sight Day (8 October 2009), has revealed that 48% of South Africans – whose children don’t wear corrective glasses or contact lenses –...

Steering clear of the Hay fever season!
VICKS SINEX, 8 Aug 2009

Steering clear of the Hay fever season! With spring around the corner many people are getting anxious about the approaching “hay fever season”. Without going into all the medical detail, if you suffer from hay fever, you are allergic to pollen and / or fungal spores,...

Our Children Are Worried!
Naomi Doherty, 30 Jul 2009

It is a fact. Our kids are worried. There has been a large increase in mental health problems in children relating to anxiety in recent years. We need to start teaching our kids from an early age how to cope with their worries and give...

Sound Bites Nutrition
Lesley Scott , 30 Mar 2009

“What should I buy? What shouldn’t I buy? What if it’s not healthy? Will they eat it if it isn’t sugary sweet and followed by a fizzy drink? What if there’s not enough variety? Does this fit in with what I read in the magazine...

homoeopathic remedies - Natura
Babies Online, 30 Mar 2009

There is nothing more wonderful or more terrifying than bringing a child into the world. With a new born, all your hopes and dreams for what they may achieve are constantly on your mind. As you watch them grow from day to day, learning and...

Eye Opening Results
Transitions Optical , 13 Oct 2008

The eyes are just as vulnerable if not more vulnerable to UV rays as the skin, yet eighty-five percent of South African’s don’t think that damage to the eyes is one of the most harmful effects of extended exposure to the sun. This and other...

GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START WITH EARLY SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND HEARING ASSISTANCE
www.saslha.co.za, 8 Sep 2008

GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START WITH EARLY SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND HEARING ASSISTANCE Children are born ready to learn. They are naturally curious beings who are motivated to make sense of the world around them. The brain is the only organ that is not fully...

Importance of Sport for Kids -part 1
Super Striker, 30 Jul 2008

·         improve physical fitness ·         improves co-ordination, vision through Sport Vision Training(SVT), agility, speed, catching, throwing  and kicking in various sports and by training on the new ball rebounders. ·          improves confidence through learning skills and success help children to learn to control their impulses and...

Importance of Sport for Kids - part 2
Super Striker, 30 Jul 2008

Sport safety ·                     To enjoy playing sport children need to be prepared and to follow some safety rules. Sporting injuries to children often happen because of not following safety rules. ·                     Most sports have particular suggested safety equipment, e.g. helmet, shin guards, mouth guards. Find out...

Look Out for Their Eyes Now For a Brighter Future
Dr Nicky Welsh, 3 Jul 2008

The introduction of interactive video games is getting kids out of their seats and getting them to be more active but the reality is that kids still spend more time behind the screen of a computer or a TV than ever before. It’s important for...

Your Child and the Flu
Dr. Leanne Scott, 16 Jun 2008

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate; and other tips to prevent infection   Flu season is here and as usual, flu vaccinations are a hot topic.  Some individuals are totally against vaccinations and others swear by it.  It is really a personal choice but if you are...

Food Allergies
Adele Pelteret – Clinical Nutritionist, 8 Feb 2008

I have a new discovery on which I need your help...Do you know anything about food allergies? We have just found out that Pauline has the following food allergies: Dairy Products - All Eggs             Yolks and Whites Cheese           Hard and Soft - Cream Cheese, Cottage Cheese, etc. So, what...

Parent Support Centre
The Baby Expo , 6 Feb 2008

There are many times in a parent's life when support from an expert is essentional! The Baby Expo Dates to Diarise for the The Baby Expo™ in 2008                                                                              Joburg Baby Expo™ - 15th to 18th May @ The Coca-Cola Dome                 Durban Baby Expo™ - 29th to 31st August...

Diabetes – The Facts
Nestlé Nutrition, 2 Nov 2007

The 14th of November is World Diabetes Day which is aimed at increasing awareness of the disease, its symptoms, prevention of complications and the treatment thereof. Diabetes is a major global health concern. Today about 200 million people suffer from diabetes, compared to 35 million...

Keep your child’s eyes in sight
Transitions Optical, 29 Aug 2007

Children should wear 100% UV protective eyewear from the age of three Parents who consider children’s protective eyewear as just another fashion accessory, should be aware that children generally get a lot more exposure to the sun than do adults, and that protecting your child’s sight...

ADD - 5 Ways to Help Your ADD Child
Tellman Knudson , 20 Aug 2007

When you're the linear-thinking parent of an ADD child, it's difficult to relate to your child's behaviors. You undoubtedly feel every pain of attention deficit, but maybe you aren't quite sure how to deal with it, especially when you child is very young. If you're...

SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND HEARING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
SASLHA, 23 Jul 2007

GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START WITH EARLY SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND HEARING ASSISTANCE   Children are born ready to learn.  They are naturally curious beings who are motivated to make sense of the world around them.  The brain is the only organ that is not fully formed...

Importance of Dental Care among babies, toddlers and young children
Kiddo Enterprises, 28 Mar 2007

The condition of children’s teeth can have a direct effect on their behaviour and ability to learn...   Neglected dental care can result in painful cavities and infected teeth making it difficult for children to concentrate and maintain interest in tasks and activities. Proper dental care must...

DIABETES IN CHILDREN
Adele Pelteret H.D.E., D.C.N, 26 Jan 2007

INTRODUCTION:   Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects many adults and children alike.  It is characterised by the body’s inability to keep the glucose (blood sugar) levels under control. In other words - when the body is either unable to make enough insulin or is unable...

Childrens Asthma: Problems When Sleeping
Chris Le Roy, 28 Nov 2006

The majority of children have some difficulty during the night. To wake a couple of hours after going to sleep with a nasty cough is common. As is snoring, bed-wetting, and restless sleeping [thrashing about and waking often].There is a simple explanation, and a direct solution. Remember the simple...

7 Part Plan To Beating Childhood Obesity
Michael Grose , 28 Nov 2006

Everyone from politicians to parents is talking about fighting the war against childhood flab. It is odd that in a relatively wealthy countries such as the US and Australia improving children’s health, weight and fitness should be a problem but it appears to be a sticking point with many.Childhood...