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Tips on weaning your child from the pacifier, including different approaches that can reduce stress for both kids and parents when trying to “ban the dummy!” Many parents are thankful for the invention of pacifiers that can help calm and soothe fussy babies. Infants often use a pacifier or suck on a thumb for comfort, security or simply as a method to make contact with the world. In fact, some babies...

Benefits of Vitamin D

Without vitamin D there would be no human life. Vitamin D has long been associated with bone and skeletal health and wellbeing. In the last five years, intensive research had revealed that vitamin D is a powerhouse of wellness and it is readily available in ample, effective amounts through supplementation. The natural source of vitamin D is sunlight – there are also 5 foods that contain vitamin D: Milk Tuna Fatty Fish Eggs Mushrooms...

Why Flip-flops are bad for you.

Everything starts from the feet up. If you are wearing poor footwear, then this affects your balance, posture and gait cycle. In turn, this can have other affects on your body. Flip-flops only prevent your feet from getting burnt on the streets or nasty things sticking into you. They Affect Your Posture: Shoes that do not bend the same way as your foot does when walking barefoot alters how you walk, and therefore,...

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Did you know that you might be suffering from Metabolic Syndrome, if you have any three of the below conditions. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together: Abdominal obesity meaning your waistline is more than 40 inches or 102 cm (men) or more than 35 inches or 88 cm (women). Triglycerides level of 150 mg/dl and above or taking medicine for high triglycerides. Good cholesterol level of 40 mg/dl or below...

Sleep Habits and Disorders of Babies in the first year

Sleep is a very important physiologic need for a healthy physical and cerebral evolution of a baby. The sleep cycle of a baby depends mainly on their age. In the first 3 months of life, the duration of sleep is 17-20 hours per day. Babies wake up every 2-3 hours for feeding and then go back to sleep until the next meal. At this age, babies experience different emotions. An agitated state...

Tips and health facts about Ramadan

Since you will be fasting for up to 15 hour each day keeping the following points in mind will help you be well prepared. General Advice Wear light coloured clothing and cooler fabrics where ever possible and decrease layers of clothing. Stay out of the sun and opt for cooler areas wherever possible. If you feel hot or dizzy lie down and out a cool/ wet towel over your forehead. Listen...

Smiling safely in the sun!

The weather is really warming up, and if your kids are going to be out in the sun, they need to stay safe. Let's find out how. The Facts Skin Cancer rates are increasing. The rise in the incidence of skin cancer over recent decades has been strongly related to increasing popular outdoor activities and recreational exposure. Especially in regions such as the middle east where temperatures are high and sun exposure is year round. Increasing sun...