Tag: Growth and Development

How To Explain Death To Toddlers

That awkward moment, after death – explaining death to toddlers while you’re grieving

My grandfather died.  The grandfather my three year old and I would visit semi-regularly in the Alzheimer’s ward at the local nursing home.  In reality, my grandfather “died” of this …

Hip dysplasia

Tips for Hip Dysplasia diagnosis at 10 months

Q&A: My daughter is 10 months old and has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia. She has a rhino brace and has to wear it for 3 months. She was previously extremely active and now is limited with her movements causing her to get very frustrated.

Building Resilience in Children

Tips for building resilience in children. Research suggests that a child’s resilience is one of the biggest indicators of success in life. So lets build them up

Speech Pathologist: Baby Communication Milestones

Speech Pathologist: Baby communication milestones. Development of milestones such as smiles, gazing, crying, laughing and smiling, discriminating sounds

Creating a Gorgeous Kids Reading Nook

It’s important to introduce reading at an early age. Not only does it help to stimulate their imagination but it helps with children’s educational, neurological, linguistic and social development. A …

Moving straight from BF to a sippy cup

Q&A: Has anyone’s baby gone from breastfeeding straight to a sippy cup?

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Importance of baby crawling

Crawling is more than just your baby’s way of getting around before they walk. Learn more about the importance of baby crawling and how it is a milestone that is crucial in …

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Helmets for flat spot on baby’s head

Q&A: Parents that have used a helmet to help the flat spot on their babies head, what are your experiences?

Children’s self esteem when it comes to clothes

Q&A: I have an almost 5 year little girl who is sweet and very innocent. She has 2 girl cousins slightly older (4/5 months older) who always wear trendy and expensive but very pretty clothes and very fancy hair do’s. How do I handle this?

Stuttering in children

Expert Advice: Stuttering in Children

Stuttering in children is a disorder that brings both worry and dread to parents. In this expert article, speech therapist Clare Francis lays out all you need to know about understanding, identifying and assisting your child with stuttering.

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Can I stop my 8 month old rolling in their sleep?

Lately I’ve been waking up to find that my 8mo has rolled over in her sleep and is face down in her cot, I flip her back over on her back but as soon as I do she wakes up, I was wondering if there was anything I can do to stop this from happening?

Milestones – What age did your little one start to roll?

What age did your little one start to roll?

Swimming lessons for baby

Have you found swimming lessons a useful introduction to water for bub?

Experience with Hip Dysplasia

Parents share their experience with hip dysplasia. Age of diagnosis, symptoms and treatment that their child received for hip dysplasia

Sign Language

Q&A: Does anyone use sign language to help with behaviour?

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Can Babies really manipulate you?

Q&A: Can babies really manipulate you so to speak?

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When to start Tummy Time

Q&A: I was just wondering when mum’s started to do tummy time with their bubs?

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Encouraging Tummy Time

Q&A: What did you do to help encourage your baby during tummy time?

should my baby be sitting

Should my baby be sitting?

Q&A: Should I be worried that my 6 month old is not sitting by himself yet?

When did your baby start crawling and walking?

Q&A: When did your child start crawling and/or walking.

foot growth and choosing children's shoes

Your child’s feet: the first six years

Foot growth and choosing children’s shoes: Kids feet in the first 6 years – problems to look out for and what features to look for when choosing kids shoes

The Co-Sleeping Debate and the Benefits of Infant-Parent Proximity

Read more about safe cosleeping and the benefits it can have for you and your baby.

Exploring and Learning: Fine Motor Skills

When you hear ‘fine motor skills’, you’re hearing about your child’s finger and hand muscles – the way children grasp, manipulate, stack, sort and develop hand-eye coordination. These skills are an important part of childhood development as they help children prepare for pre-school and school tasks such as writing, drawing, cutting and colouring.

Autism and Fussy Eaters

Fussy eating is a normal part of a toddler’s development between the ages of 18 months and 3 years, but sometimes it can result in food refusal or persist for a long time. Jan Jones provides information about how you can tackle fussy eating and what you shouldn’t do. (Information relates to both general fussy eaters, as well as more specific information for children who are on the autism spectrum)

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{CRAFT} Simple Toddler Body Awareness Activity

One of the wonderful things about toddlers is they are developing independence and becoming more self aware. They are able to use their bodies to accomplish an increasing number of skills such as running, jumping and feeding themselves. They are also beginning to label and classify objects so naming and recognising their body parts is a skill they are often keen to learn.

Baby Walkers and Jolly Jumpers

Q&A: Would love your opinions on walkers and jumpers. Good fun? Dangerous? Bad for feet and hips?

Ball play for children

Our Early Childhood Educator, Jan Jones, explains why ball play is such an important part of a child’s development.

tummy time for babies

[VIDEO] Tummy Time

Tummy time is an important activity which helps babies develop vital skills and muscles.

The sound of speech – the ages and stages of children’s speech

Learning to communicate is a step by step process for all children, but many parents wonder if their children’s speech and language is developing normally. Our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, discusses the stages of speech development, the general pattern that most children follow, and when to seek help.

Early Childhood Tips: Block Play

Block play can do more than simply entertain your toddler. Our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, explains how it can help with their development, and the best ways to implement it.

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