As children across the UK start the new school year, the College of Optometrists is encouraging parents to monitor their child’s vision to ensure they aren’t experiencing problems. Check our these milestones and possible eye problems on this infographic developed by the College.
Undetected eye problems can have repercussions on your child's educational development so having their eyes tested regularly is essential and eye tests for children are free up to age 16, 18 if in full time education.
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