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Health & Development Cardiff

Mothers have every reason to feel confident in their powers of observation, and in their sense of what's happening with their child during illness and healing. These articles will provide you with information necessary when dealing with your child's health.
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Autism Diagnostic Center Cardiff

Local resource for autism diagnostic centers in Cardiff. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to psychological evaluations, autism treatment, autism screening, early intervention, social skills training, educational planning, and neurological examination, as well as advice and content on autism diagnosis.

Autism Support Organizations Cardiff

Local resource for autism support organizations in Cardiff. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to autism foundations, autism education, autism treatment, autism awareness, autism medication, and autism workshops, as well as advice and content on autism research.

Sleep Clinic Cardiff

See below for detailed information on sleep clinics in Cardiff that can help you deal with sleep problems and disorders, such as snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep walking and sleep deprivation. Read on to learn more and check the available resources listed below to find sleep health centers in your area.

Child Psychologists Cardiff

See the available resources listed below for detailed information on child psychologists in Cardiff that provide child counseling and therapy to children with mental and behavioral problems, as well as other childhood difficulties, including depression, trauma, speech disorders, development matters, as well as child abuse issues.

Baby Supplies Cardiff

Local resource for baby supplies in Cardiff. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to baby supplies such as baby swings, highchairs, high seats, car seats, strollers, baby monitors, cribs, cradles, baby toys, and changing tables, as well as advice and content on baby care.

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Behaviour and Discipline issues for children with Autism Cardiff

Parents of children with an ASD will find their needs differ dramatically from non-autistic children, and many find discipline the biggest challenge of all. Even between children with an ASD, one child's behaviour issue may require a completely different strategy from another's.

A Parents Guide to Baby Eczema Cardiff

When people talk about eczema in children, they’re usually referring to ‘atopic’ eczema. This dry inflammation of the skin is the most common type and it’s often found in people who also suffer from asthma and/or hay fever.

Accomodating Children With Dyslexia Cardiff

Are you the parent of a child who just does not seem to fit into school? Perhaps he or she is having difficulties recognising letters, tying their shoe laces, remembering nursery rhymes or clapping a simple rhythm. It may be that your child is dyslexic. Read on for some expert advice.

ADHD Treatment Cardiff

It’s all-too-easy to get into a pattern of negativity if your child has ADHD. Their impulsiveness can make bad behaviour a given, and that endless supply of energy can leave you exhausted. Sometimes you need to take a step back and remember: your child can’t help his behaviour – it’s nothing personal. Read on to know how to deal with children withADHD.

Aromatherapy For Children Cardiff

Aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils to help balance health. Generally the oils are applied in a base cream, lotion or oil and blended by a qualified therapist. If you visit the clinic the most usual way of application is by massage. The therapeutic essential oils pass through the skin in very small amounts to do their healing work within!

Autism Awareness Cardiff

Autistic children are inclined to wander. If they tend to distrust other adults and children they may not respond when they’re called; if they are too trusting of strangers they could be coaxed into potentially dangerous situations. They also may not sleep through the night, meaning that there is potential for them to get up and at it without your knowledge.

Autism Diagnostic Center Cardiff

Local resource for autism diagnostic centers in Cardiff. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to psychological evaluations, autism treatment, autism screening, early intervention, social skills training, educational planning, and neurological examination, as well as advice and content on autism diagnosis.

Autism Support Organizations Cardiff

Local resource for autism support organizations in Cardiff. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to autism foundations, autism education, autism treatment, autism awareness, autism medication, and autism workshops, as well as advice and content on autism research.

Autism Treatment Cardiff

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. Most research has focussed on its causes, rather than looking at it as a developmental disorder, but now Dr Elizabeth Pellicano from Bristol University has looked at it developmentally.

Avoiding Cot Deaths Cardiff

Our life-saving advice includes steps such as making sure that you always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, and that you follow this advice for both daytime naps as well as night-time sleeps. Babies settle more easily on their backs if they have been placed to sleep that way from the very first day.

Baby Food Cardiff

Baby food is the next step for infants who are ready for solid food. Kinds of baby food include organic baby food, rice cereal, infant cereal, pureed vegetables, and pureed fruit. Read on to learn more and to find local businesses in Cardiff that give access to baby food and other baby products.

Baby Hearing Loss Cardiff

Parents who find out that their new baby has a hearing loss can be shocked and worried. But with a bit of help, they usually find that bringing up baby is not as challenging as they might think.

Baby Products Cardiff

Babies require a variety of baby products. They require baby furniture like baby swings, highchairs, high seats, car seats, changing tables, cribs, and cradles. Babies also need strollers, baby monitors, and many kinds of baby toys. Read on to learn more about baby products and to find local businesses in Cardiff that provide for all of your baby product needs.

Baby Signing Cardiff

Baby signing - communicating with your very young child using simple signs and gestures - has grown in popularity as parents have realised its benefits. Here, Katie Mayne, founder of baby signing classes, Tiny Talk, explains all you need to know.

Baby Supplies Cardiff

Local resource for baby supplies in Cardiff. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to baby supplies such as baby swings, highchairs, high seats, car seats, strollers, baby monitors, cribs, cradles, baby toys, and changing tables, as well as advice and content on baby care.

Back Pain: Health and Development Cardiff

School children are incomplete without their trusty rucksack, and it’s one of the most convenient ways to transport homework folders and textbooks – if it’s worn properly and not overloaded. But if your child has to pack it full of heavy books and then slings it over one shoulder she’s at increased risk of musculoskeletal injuries and back pain.

Can I Relieve My Baby's Earache Naturally? Cardiff

Ear pain is caused by the pressure of fluid against the eardrum. During a cold, the Eustachian tube — a tiny tube that connects the middle ear to the throat and equalises air pressure on both sides of the eardrum — gets clogged with mucus, causing pain similar to the ear discomfort you get when changing altitudes during air travel.

Cancer Preventing Foods Cardiff

Every week there seems to be news of another "wonder" food, which may protect against cancer. The Supernanny website separates myth from miracle to show you the easiest ways to keep your family healthy.

Child Immunisation Cardiff

When a baby is born it will automatically be added to the immunisation programme. A consent form will be signed during the new birth visit and any queries can be raised with your health visitor or GP before the first immunisation at two months.

Child Immunisation Cardiff

It’s correct that the diseases we vaccinate our children against are now very rare – but this is because of immunisation. If parents do not get their children vaccinated there is a risk these diseases could make a comeback.

Child Psychologists Cardiff

See the available resources listed below for detailed information on child psychologists in Cardiff that provide child counseling and therapy to children with mental and behavioral problems, as well as other childhood difficulties, including depression, trauma, speech disorders, development matters, as well as child abuse issues.

Childhood Obesity Cardiff

Are you worried about your child's weight but afraid to harm her self-esteem by tackling the subject? The Supernanny team gives you tips on how best to go about addressing this sensitive issue.

Children with a Disability or Chronic Illness Cardiff

We all have hopes and dreams for our children and want them to be perfect. Having a child who has special needs can turn a family upside-down. Mum and Dad may find that all their time is taken up with caring for their special child, and brothers and sisters feel left out. Your patience will probably be stretched to the limit at times and if your special-needs child isn’t able to communicate easily, it may cause even more frustration.

Children with ADHD Cardiff

If your child has ADHD, coping with his behaviour can wear you out. But even though he may act up, he still needs the security of limits. So how do you discipline him without losing your mind? Read on for help.

Combatting Stress with Aromatherapy Cardiff

You find a blend of oils you like and a method of application that suits you and that you stick to it, using it at specific times of day to help you to train yourself to relax. Some oils that are really useful for stress are described below.

Consumption of Caffeine by Babies Cardiff

As it does in adults, caffeine can increase a baby's heart rate. Also, because the immature liver of a foetus can't rid itself of the caffeine as quickly as an adult liver, the caffeine may remain in its bloodstream longer, and at higher levels. A further caution is that caffeine has similar metabolic effects as the stress hormone adrenaline; both can theoretically reduce blood flow to the uterus.

Dealing with Kids' Constipation Cardiff

Having recently written a jovial account on the trials and tribulations of potty training our youngest, Gabriel, I thought I should balance the scales and write something a little bit more serious, and hopefully helpful to others about constipation in babies and toddlers.

Defining the End of Childhood Cardiff

A new survey suggests that half of British parents think that childhood ends when their children leave primary school. The ICM poll found that over 50 percent of us believe that children become “young adults” by the age of 11.

Down Syndrome Cardiff

You've given birth, but been told your gorgeous new baby suffers from Down's syndrome. What does that mean and what do you need to know about it? Read on for more detailed information in the following article.

Down's Syndrome - Continuing Your Pregnancy Cardiff

Receiving the news that your baby has Down’s syndrome can be a shocking experience. This article aims to dispel some of your fears, reassure you that many other parents have felt the same way that you do, and introduce you to a little information about Down’s syndrome itself.

Eating Disorder Treatment Cardiff

In this article, beat, the national support organisation for people with eating disorders, shows how parents can support their children and help to treat an eating disorder, one small step at a time.

Emotional Abuse Cardiff

Social exclusion - “my friends won’t play with me” - is one of the most common ways for girls to bully. And although it could be seen as just a typical part of growing up, it can lead to serious problems. So what can parents do? Read on.

Expert Potty Training Tips Cardiff

One of the most common and frustrating toilet training roadblocks is when a child willingly pees on the potty but demands a nappy, or uses his pants, for bowel movements. Some children will actually hold their bowel movements and create severe constipation, which further complicates the issue.

Expert Solutions to Toilet Training Problems Cardiff

For her entire life she’s peed and pooed in her nappy and never even noticed this elimination. Now you want her to not only notice, but hold it, and then put it somewhere else! She may see sitting on the potty as a clever game but have no idea what it is intended for.

Germ Warfare Cardiff

Parents who worry too much about keeping their house – and families – clean, are risking their children’s health. According to a new survey many parents are “obsessed” with keeping their children in a “sterile bubble”, but it is actually vital that youngsters are exposed to some bacteria.

Get Children to Sleep Cardiff

We have tried controlled crying and repeatedly returned her to her bed but she carries on screaming for hours and still wakes though the night when the whole nightmare starts all over again.

Gift Children Cardiff

Do you think your child is gifted? It’s very often parents who are the first to recognise that their child is bright for his or her age, and then aren’t sure what to do next, especially as “bright” is not necessarily the same as “gifted.” Here the National Association for Gifted Children helps to explain the characteristics of gifted children.

Glue Ear & Ear Infections in Children Cardiff

Glue ear is a surprisingly common condition, affecting about 75% of children by age three. Supernanny expert Dr David Albert explains what to do if your child is affected. The ear drum is a thin mobile membrane at the end of the ear canal that transmits sounds (vibration) to the little bones (ossicles) of the middle ear. The middle ear is a space that lies deep in the eardrum and should be filled with air at the same pressure as outside. The air normally comes from the back of the nose via a tube called the Eustachian tube.

Good Dental Hygiene Cardiff

Good dental hygiene is one of the most valuable skills you can teach your child. The basic rules are easy to remember, and they should become part of your child’s everyday routine to ensure a lifetime of pearly whites! If your child does eat sugar, try to reduce the frequency of sweets. The actual amount of sugar is not as bad as how often it enters our mouths.

Head Lice Cardiff

Head lice are small parasitic insects that live on human scalps and cause great annoyance to children and parents alike. Despite popular perception, head lice are very common and can affect everyone – they do not mean that a child is dirty.

How to Get Baby to Sleep Later in the Morning Cardiff

My little girl has just turned six months old and wakes numerous times in the night, although I've managed to reduce her feeds to one per night. She used to wake up at 3am, but now wakes at midnight and we feed her, but she either wakes up again at 5.30am onwards or I have to wake her at 7am!! If she does wake early and won't go back to sleep (even with a little milk) she's falls asleep by 9.30am. Please help.

How to Stop Children Being Afraid of the Dark Cardiff

Young children are often scared of the dark - and the monsters they imagine hiding in their room! Supernanny expert Dr Martha Erickson explains how to handle your little one's fears.

Imaginary Friends Cardiff

Imaginary friends are a natural part of healthy child development. Children use their fantasy friends to practice verbal skills, boost their confidence and for role play. Kids with imaginary friends have been found to be more articulate, have improved creativity and higher self-esteem. Supernanny examines the whys and ways make-believe mates are an important part of a child's social networks.

Increasing Communication with The Thought Box Cardiff

To create a Thought Box, decorate an empty box and give your child their own pad and pen to make a note of things that went well or that made her upset or cross during the day, then posts these into the box.

Making Friends Cardiff

Friendships can be difficult in many ways, however old youare. Age, personality, maturity and life experiences play a big part in determining how we respond to certain people and certain situations and each and every one of us is different. Accepting people for who they are no matter what, is a huge challenge for most of us.

Medicine Safety Cardiff

One of the most important things you can do when it comes to childproofing your home is to make sure that medicines and health supplements are locked away where your child can’t get them.

My Baby Won't Nap Cardiff

Most parents would just as soon sacrifice their child's daytime nap in return for a full, uninterrupted night's sleep, but napping is beneficial for growing brains. When there is a sleeping problem with your baby, what are you going to do?

Non-Steroid Cream for Eczema Treatment Cardiff

While there’s not yet a known cure for eczema, there are several treatment options that your child’s doctor may advise. Most treatments will be used in conjunction with regularly moisturising the skin. Read on to find more information.

Obesity and Child Birth Problems Cardiff

Obese pregnant woman are at greater risk of suffering from miscarriage, blood clots, sepsis, heart disease, diabetes and infections. Their babies are also more likely to be stillborn or premature, while obesity also causes logistical problems.

Parenting Advice for Children with Special Needs Cardiff

Having a child with special needs brings a whole new range of emotions and practicalities to your role as a parent. How do you manage his day-to-day routine and any behaviour issues that may arise? How do you help him learn, grow and achieve his full potential? And if you have other children, how do you balance their needs with his? Our experts have all the answers.

Parents' Guide to Autism Cardiff

You’re familiar with the term, but how does autism actually affect a child? How can you tell if your child may be autistic? And what should you do if you see the signs? Please read on for more detailed information in the following article.

Post Natal Depression Cardiff

Depression affects one-third of the population at some time in their life and it can be quite daunting, with different symptoms and causes. Post-natal depression and Bi-polar (manic depression) are different in character to the general depression discussed in this article and require specialist help immediately.

Signs of Airborne Allergies Cardiff

Spring has sprung, and parents of young children need to watch for symptoms of allergies to ensure they can the whole family can enjoy themselves at this magical time of year.

Simple Sunburn Remedies Cardiff

As careful as you are, it’s inevitable that somewhere along the line your child will suffer from sunburn, especially if you live in a hot, sunny region. So what do you do if you prefer not to use topical anesthetics on your child’s skin but you don’t have any aloe vera gel handy? Take the ouch out of summer with these soothing remedies, made from things you have in your pantry or refrigerator.

Simple Sunburn Soothers Cardiff

As careful as you are, it’s inevitable that somewhere along the line your child will suffer from sunburn, especially if you live in a hot, sunny region. So what do you do if you prefer not to use topical anesthetics on your child’s skin but you don’t have any aloe vera gel handy? Take the ouch out of summer with these soothing remedies, made from things you have in your pantry or refrigerator.

Sleep Clinic Cardiff

See below for detailed information on sleep clinics in Cardiff that can help you deal with sleep problems and disorders, such as snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep walking and sleep deprivation. Read on to learn more and check the available resources listed below to find sleep health centers in your area.

Sleep Disordered Breathing Cardiff

Sleep Disordered Breathing describes a spectrum of disorders in which the airflow through the mouth, nose and upper airways is disturbed. It can range from simple snoring to more serious problems such as obstructive sleep apnoea, a problem which is more usually associated with adults.

Solving Your Child's Nightmares Cardiff

My 20 month old son slept through the night from nine weeks and has since been wonderful at going to bed. Just before he turned 18 months, he was put into his own bed and even that went surprisingly well. Three nights ago he woke up screaming (quite hysterically), got out of his bed and started banging on the door. We thought maybe something wasn't right - it was so out of character - and after my husband tried to settle him and that still didn't work he bought him into our bed.

Special Needs and Your Relationship Cardiff

For a relationship that’s fragile or unstable, a child with a disability can be the last straw. If you and your partner are parenting a child with special needs, here are some suggestions to help your relationship survive the challenges.

Stop the Sniffles Cardiff

A healthy immune system needs a good, nutritious diet right from the start. The guidance you give during the first five years of a child’s life will probably have a lifelong effect on their health and attitude towards food and eating. But whether you have a baby, a teenager or both, it is never too late to help improve your family's immunity.

Stopping Your Child from Regressing Back to Nappies Cardiff

Nappies might have seemed like a thing of the past with your toddler or pre-schooler, until a big lifestyle change came along. Starting at a new nursery, moving to a new house and, above all, getting a new baby brother or sister, can send older children right back to the baby stage.

Sun-Safe Kids Cardiff

Many parents may assume that skin cancer is an adult disease – but exposing your child to the sun’s powerful rays makes all the difference to their risk of developing skin cancer in later life. So what steps should you take to protect them? Read on.

Symptoms of Anorexia Cardiff

For a person with anorexia, food becomes a way to control and cope with life. Ultimately however, the disorder itself takes control and chemical changes can distort the mind, making it almost impossible for the suffererer to make rational decisions about food.

Teenagers with Hearing Loss Cardiff

Studying for a degree means that you will gain independence, a chance to meet new people and increased job opportunities. Fleur Greinig was born severely deaf and teased at school but went on to read geography at the University of Plymouth.

Tips for Getting Your Child to Sleep Cardiff

Lack of sleep can turn even the best of parents mad. She gets up at least three to four times a night after we follow a bedtime routine and know that she is really tired. When we calmly tell her to go back to her bed, she cries so hard that she makes herself throw up. We do keep her closet light on as she wants it on. We have a sound machine that plays ocean waves which we have tried. She has a special animal that she sleeps with.

Top Advice on Childhood Asthma Cardiff

Basically, asthma is an inflammation of the bronchial airways, and it can be caused by anything from airborne irritants to viral infections. The most common cause, however, is allergies.

Treating Burns and Scalds Cardiff

Burns are one of the most common household accidents, but their treatment is often misunderstood. The Parent Company, one of the UK’s leading providers of baby and child First Aid training, explain what to do if your child is burnt, and answer some common questions about burn treatment.

When Should a Toddler Give Up a Pacifier Cardiff

Dummies are also known as soothers or pacifiers, this is exactly their role, but only in the newborn child who may need it in those first unsettled weeks of life. Dummies are not essential items, many parents manage very well without resorting to them and babies will gradually learn to self comfort.

Why First-Born Children get the most Quality Time Cardiff

Younger children between the ages of 4 and 13 watch more TV with their parents than their older siblings did at the same age. This may be because of the demand from the older child to do something he finds interesting (when he was little, he may well have been reading a book or playing a game with his parents instead!).

Why Salt Is Bad for You and Your Kids Cardiff

Adding salt to food has become as natural as eating itself to many of us. But recent newspaper reports have opened our eyes to the damage it could be doing. Headlines that claim “Salt is killing our children” are hard to ignore, but what do they mean, and how much of a problem is this seemingly-innocent seasoning? Read on.

Winter Ailments and Essential Oils Cardiff

It can be heartbreaking to see your child suffering and miserable with illness, and winter is the most common time of year for children to become ill. With the cold weather, feeling cold, the lack of sunlight and then the contrast of central heating, it is not surprising that the immune system is weaker at this time of year and we are all more prone to catching any bugs that are around.