Toddler's appetite may change almost daily. Let her be the judge of how much she needs and wants to eat. ||Massaging infants' arms and hands can significantly reduce their pain from needle sticks ||Expressing milk should be painless. If it hurts, stop. ||Your baby should have 4-6 wet diapers per day. This is a great way to monitor if they're getting enough milk ||In case of eczema, use mild, unscented body and laundry soaps. Pat baby's skin dry; don't rub ||Most newborns need eight to 12 feedings a day — about one feeding every two to three hours ||If every feeding is painful or your baby isn't gaining weight, ask a lactation consultant or your baby's doctor for help ||To help your kid stand up to negative peer pressure, encourage him to talk, use role playing with him, get to know the parents of your child's friends and finally deal with your own peer pressure. ||Never tie a pacifier to your child’s crib or around your child’s neck or hand. This could cause serious injury or even death ||There are some games, that you can play with your child to increase his ability to concentrate. Check them out in our articles section. ||
Language Delay
 
Disorders of speech and language are common, ranging from unclear speech or a slight delay in development to more significant difficulties associated with serious disorders.
What causes speech and language problems?
  • Developmental speech and language disorder. These kids may have trouble producing speech sounds, using spoken language to communicate, or understanding what other people say. Speech and language problems are often the earliest sign of a learning disability.    
  • Hearing loss. If your child is speech/language delayed, their hearing should be tested.
  • Extreme environmental deprivation. If a child is neglected or abused and does not hear others speaking, they will not learn to speak.
  • Prematurity.
  • Auditory Processing Disorder describes a problem with decoding speech sounds. These kids can improve with speech and language therapy.
  • Autism affects communication. Speech / language / communication problems are often an early sign of autism.  
  • Structural problems like cleft lip or cleft palate.
  • Selective mutism is when a child will not talk at all in certain situations, often school.
Management
Management may sometimes be just explanation, simple advice and reassurance with the involvement of the health visitor. However, early detection and intervention for speech delay may prevent, or at least reduce, the educational, emotional and social problems that may be caused.
Management is dependent on cause and associated problems such as hearing impairment.


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