Five smart and fun tiffin box ideas for your child

Swati Bhushan, Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares five ways to give your child a healthy and a nutritious lunch box

Five smart and fun tiffin box ideas for your childMany times, kids turn fussy when it comes to eating their lunch boxes. Sometimes, they come home with a half-eaten or untouched lunch box. Snacks in a lunch box should comprise of healthy, and nutritious components. However, making them compelling is the priority. In observance of National Nutrition Week, let’s look at five super easy […]

Study reveals that babies may sleep longer in their own rooms

The findings counter the latest guidance from the paediatrics group, which recommends that parents share a room – but not a bed – with their infants for at least six months and preferably until they reach their first birthday. The guidelines are meant to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, which may occur while an infant is sleeping

Study reveals that babies may sleep longer in their own roomsThe sooner babies get their own rooms, the longer they’ll sleep on average, according to a new study that breaks with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Analysing surveys from 230 first-time mothers at Penn State, Dr Ian Paul, a paediatrician, found that babies slept for longer stretches if they didn’t sleep in […]

What things can hamper your child’s emotional health?

Dr Kedar Tilwe, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Sexologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares what different things can affect the children emotionally and how to know them

What things can hamper your child’s emotional health?Children are the apple of their parent’s eyes and for many, their sense of pride and joy. From conception itself, the children serve as a means of completing their parent’s unfulfilled dreams and wishes. The parent-child bond the purest, strong and enduring connections between two people, which lasts a lifetime. Let’s take a look at […]

Down’s syndrome: Pune mom’s WhatsApp group ensures that no child is feeling down

Parenting a child with Down syndrome is very much like parenting a child who doesn’t have a disability. People commonly make the assumption that if the child has a disability, then parenting must be harder. There may be ways that it is harder, but the experience of parenting a child with Down syndrome does not translate into something which is an impossible task

Down’s syndrome: Pune mom’s WhatsApp group ensures that no child is feeling downParenting a ‘special child’ is always a challenge, and requires lots of stamina and mental strength. A number of times, the parents whose child is born as a ‘special child’ are not aware of the condition and how to manage it. How does one raise a special child? This is the first and foremost question […]

This baby toy can causing serious injuries, caution health experts

No matter how much bad press it gets, the baby walker is still very much alive and kicking. Even though this common childhood toy provides absolutely no benefit and can put children in harm’s way, many parents across the globe are still using them. Now, a new study has revealed some data on just how risky this practice truly is, and we should all pay attention

This baby toy can causing serious injuries, caution health expertsAccording to a new study, hundreds of thousands of babies have been injured while using baby walkers. The results of the study appeared in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics this week. The team of researchers looked at emergency visits due to injuries caused while using infant walkers between 1990 and 2014. They found […]

Picky eating does not have an adverse impact on children’s health

Picky eating in toddlers is a well-documented phase when children don’t want to try new foods and/or show very strong preferences.  It can create much worry for parents, and has created a whole market for advice, guidance and tools to encourage young children to try lots of new tastes and textures

Picky eating does not have an adverse impact on children’s healthResearch findings using data from the University of Bristol’s Children of the 90’s study should reassure parents that their fussy toddlers can grow up with a healthy height and weight. In fact, being more relaxed around eating will help your child be less choosy. University of Bristol researchers Dr Caroline Taylor and Dr Pauline Emmett […]

Parents need to limit their screen time for better parent-child interaction

As much as children need limits on their smartphone use and screen time on other devices, parents need ‘off-hours’ time, too, according to a new resource published in JAMA Pediatrics

Parents need to limit their screen time for better parent-child interactionChildren learn smartphone habits from their parents, so it’s important to make time to unplug and ‘single-task,’ prioritise quality time with children, and resist the urge to document everything, the authors write. “With mobile devices, parents have a personalised, interactive computer containing all of their work, social, informational and entertainment lives in their pockets,” said […]

Accidents just happen, do they?

Dr Mohammed Shakeel, HOD-Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how little, unattended things can lead to some serious mishaps, how to prevent them? And how and what to do during such instances

Accidents just happen, do they?Accidents are the main reason for injuries and sometimes death amongst the children. As a fact, the place, that people feel the safest, their house, hide various hazards; the prime cause is sheer negligence. A minor distraction can lead to some serious injuries, many accidents, that happen in and around the home can be avoided. […]

Depression in mother’s can affect kid’s IQ and development

A mother’s depression can lower the children's IQ and negatively affect their cognitive development up to the age of 16, a study has found

Depression in mother’s can affect kid’s IQ and developmentResearchers studied 875 middle or lower-class mothers in Chile and their healthy children over a 16-year period, evaluating participants roughly every four years. At any point during the study, about half of the mothers had symptoms of depression, and one-third were severely depressed, according to Patricia East of the University of California San Diego School […]

What is responsive feeding? This is what parents need to know

The habits we learn early can stay with us for a lifetime - which is why it’s better to learn good habits early, not bad ones. This is especially true with eating habits. More and more, research shows that overweight babies grow into overweight children, who grow into overweight adults. One of the very best ways to prevent obesity is to start before they are two years old, preferably right at birth. That’s why parents should know about responsive feeding

What is responsive feeding? This is what parents need to knowMost parents feel better when their baby eats more – and eats on a predictable schedule. It’s comforting and reassuring. It helps parents feel certain that their baby has had enough to eat. It also makes it easier to organize the day or give instructions to babysitters. But when we push babies to eat more […]