|Flat Head Syndrome|
|After the Birth|
|Cows Milk Allergy|
|Stillbirth And Neonatal Death|
|Food Glorious Food|
|Health and Illness|
|Money, Money, Money|
|Twins and Multiples|
|Hair and Beauty|
|8 Out Of 10 Mums Say|
Baby teeth should be regularly cleaned with a soft cloth. Teeth brushing is not necessary until your child is 12 months.
Start with a small, soft-headed brush and teach your child to clean their teeth in the morning and at night.
Toothbrushes are usually sold with an age recommendation for use on the packaging. For example from birth to two years; choose one specifically designed for babies. Your baby's first toothbrush should have a long, thin handle that fits in your hand and helps you to reach around all the teeth, and a small head with soft, rounded filaments.
Use just a small smear of toothpaste on the brush because most children will swallow it before they learn to spit it out.
Fluoride tablets are not recommended if you live in an area without fluoride in the water. But make sure you use a toothpaste which contains fluoride.
Try to limit sugary drinks or fruit juice because these can cause dental decay, and don't let babies fall asleep with a bottle of milk or juice in their mouth.
You can help prevent tooth decay by establishing a regular teeth cleaning routine.Once your baby/toddler wants to have a go himself, buy a toothbrush with a chunky, short handle and finger grips. The head should still be small and the filaments soft. You will however still need to assist with the cleaning.
You may find it useful to buy a toothbrush with a coloured area on the filaments to indicate the tiny amount of toothpaste that is required for cleaning a baby's mouth.
Change your baby's toothbrush at least every three months but sooner if the filaments are starting to splay.
IVF and Multiples
In-Vitro Fertilisation is a process where a woman's egg is fertilised by a sperm in a lab and the resulting embryo is transferred to the woman's uterus
Christmas Brings £1.2 Billion of Broken Toys
More than 37% of Christmas toys and presents don't make it past the end of January.
Did You Know.....?
Best Baby Clothes For Winter
In winter, babies need about the same number of layers as adults, indoors or out.
Currently 1 in 6 couples are experiencing fertility problems. This is predicted to grow to 1 - 3 by 2015.
Dave the Dad 30 - Out With a Shout
I'm a fairly restrained person. Sometimes when Jane is in the house with Tom and their playing gets a touch boisterous I'll slide to the back windows and close them. Not the type of person then who would enjoy pushing a screeching toddler along a crowded beach on a windy day in mid-summer.
Baby Not Gaining Weight
The term 'not thriving' simply means a baby isn't growing as he should.