Kid’s Health
When children sleepwalk

When children sleepwalk

Is your child a regular little sleepwalker? We shed some light on this common and sometimes dangerous sleep disorder. In the middle of a blustery winter’s night, a four-year-old Norwegian girl walks 5km from her home to a nearby town in nothing but her underwear and a pair of thin boots. When police discover her, […]

Home remedies for baby ailments

Home remedies for baby ailments

Before rushing to the doctor, check your home for tested lotions and potions that can help your little one heal from these common ailments. Both first-time and seasoned moms know how stressful it can be when their little one feels under the weather and struggles with a fever, possible ear ache or a blocked nose. […]

How omega-3’s can help your child thrive

How omega-3’s can help your child thrive

Like all parents, you hope your children will reach their full potential. You can do more than hope, though, by nourishing them with healthy foods, supporting their scholastic development, and encouraging them to take one or two research-backed supplements. Research proves that children and early adolescents, ages 5 to 12, develop rapidly and best when […]

New parent mistakes

New parent mistakes

New baby? These expert tips will help you navigate the eight common mistakes made by new parents. Nine months later, a brand new bundle of joy, and the full impact of being a new parent hits you and your partner. No matter how excited and prepared you may think you are for parenthood, being a […]

Why kids whine and how to stop them

Why kids whine and how to stop them

A whingeing kid is guaranteed to push up your blood pressure. Read this before you fly off the handle to try an understand why kids whine.  If you’re a parent, you’ll know all about whingeing – that infuriating blend of crying and high-pitched talking or wailing that children use to get your attention. When your toddler asks for […]

Fit kids are smart kids

Fit kids are smart kids

Exercise makes us feel good. But did you know it has an impact on your children’s cognitive performance, especially if they keep exercising throughout their lives? Growing research shows that regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence has a host of benefits. Being physically active can improve your child’s strength and endurance, help build healthy bones and muscles, […]

Muscular dystrophy in children – know the signs

Muscular dystrophy in children – know the signs

Muscular dystrophy in children: know the signs Learn to recognise the early signs of muscular dystrophy – and give your child the best possible care. Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of inherited muscle disorders characterised by gradually increasing weakness and degeneration of the muscles that control voluntary bodily movement. Muscle tissue progressively wastes away and is […]

How exercise helps kids think

How exercise helps kids think

Exercise makes us feel good. But did you know it has an impact on your children’s cognitive performance, especially if they keep exercising over their lifetime? Research shows that exercise: Promotes healthy sleep:  Exercise is vital for good sleep, which in turn improves brain function. A 2013 study by the US National Sleep Foundation found that light, […]

Should your child take a supplement?

Should your child take a supplement?

Intimidated by the ever growing kids vitamin & supplements available on shelves in your local supermarket? Then read on. In an ideal world, all children are healthy, follow a varied and interesting diet, love fruit and vegetables, and have parents with the time and energy to cook fresh meals and pack interesting lunchboxes. However, we have to […]