To highlight Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week, Susannah Schaefer, CEO of international children’s cleft charity, Smile Train, tells Parenting Without Tears about the condition and treatment.
As the Government introduces its new sugar tax, eating sweet is currently a hot topic for pressured parents and busy commuters. So how much sugar should you eat, and where do the hidden sugars lie? Look at the AXA PPP Healthcare infographic to see where you and your family could cut down on sugar.
Futurelearn offers a vast array of free online courses. Signing up to the introductory course on first aid skills to save the lives of children may be the best thing you ever do.
We all know that keeping hydrated is vital for good health; every cell, tissue and organ needs water. If you’re struggling to reach your recommended (by the NHS) six to eight glasses of water a day, combine drinking water with eating your way to boosted hydration, writes nutritionist Shona Wilkinson.
Recent research supports the idea that singing has the power to change our moods, our emotional landscape and how we see the world. Alexia Barrable, co-author of Growing Up Happy, outlines three reasons why you should sing for health and happiness.
With the rising concern about the amount of added sugar in some foods and snacks, Izzy Harrap, author of Teach your child how to learn (Reading, Writing and Spelling), offers an easy-to-make nutritious biscuit for your children's snacks.
Increasing numbers of studies and research papers show the links between nutrition and how well children do at school. Equazen has just published a report show how important omega-3 fatty acids are to enhance learning. It makes compelling reading, as Anne Coates reports.
You don't always know when bad breath might strike so regular oral hygiene with products from the Breath Company can prevent such an event. Anne Coates reviews two of their products.
World Bedwetting Day occurs on the last Tuesday of May each year. It is marked today by the World Bedwetting Day Steering Committee, a new working group led by the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS) and the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU), comprising patient and professional groups from across the globe. Plus LloydsPharmacy pharmacist Alison McCreedy gives top ten tips for parents.
Five ways to instil good brushing habits in your kids By Dr Harold Katz – Oral Health Expert
Herbal teas are a great way to keep you and your family healthy. A new book, Infuse: Herbal Teas to Cleanse, Nourish and Heal by Paula Grainger and Karen Sullivan, is packed full delicious and innovative caffeine-free herb tea recipes which harness the power of nature’s most potent healing ingredients. Medical Herbalist Paula Grainger shares her pick of the top five infusions for parents and kids.
New term back at school and the war against head lice is unremitting. KIT & COCO has launched its head lice and nits (eggs) treatment and prevention range that boasts highly effective plant-based active ingredients to free little heads from the tiny pests, comfortably. Anne Coates tried out the Head Lice and Nits Complete Treatment Kit.