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Mum’s Checklist: 5 Essentials Breastfeeding Mums Need

12 April 2019

Breastfeeding is a wonderful way of bonding with your baby as it provides closeness in addition to your baby’s nutritional requirements.   Mums who breastfeed may do it in different manners: Some breastfeeding mums latch their babies directly, other nursing mothers practice exclusive pumping, while some mums offer mixed feeds to their babies with both […]

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Child Vision Development: 1 to 3 years old

5 April 2019

Your child’s vision is constantly developing.   From blurred vision as a newborn, your toddler at 12 months old now has a relatively clear vision and will spend the next few years of his life working on his hand-eye coordination skills.   Milestone and development guides are approximate guidelines and do not reflect every child. […]

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Is it Okay to Feed Solids to Babies Below 6 Months Old?  

22 March 2019

At four months old, your baby is starting to become more active and even show some signs of wanting to wean, expressing interest in adult food or being able to sit up with support. However, waiting a little longer might be a good thing before rushing to feed your baby with solids.   Currently, it […]

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Did You Know that Babies Can Have Free Immunisation in Singapore?

12 March 2019

Parents in Singapore are provided with a checklist of vaccinations for their child. At birth, newborns receive their first few shots to protect them.   Vaccines are made from the same viruses that cause disease. However, the viruses are in an altered state which encourage the immune system to produce antibodies to the particular disease […]

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Tips on Managing Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy

5 March 2019

Singapore has one of the highest rates of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in the world, affecting one in five births.   The condition is characterised by abnormal or elevated glucose readings which occur during pregnancy and is usually discovered through an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) taken between Week 24 and Week 28 of the […]

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Parents Share: What Was Your Child’s First Food?

5 February 2019

Introducing solid food is an exciting milestone in a baby’s first year of development. It is recommended to start solids only when the baby shows signs of readiness and preferably after turning 6 months old.   There are two main weaning approaches – Traditional Weaning, where the baby is fed by the caregiver with a […]

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Parents Share: How to Prepare Kids for their First Dental Visit

29 January 2019

Parents are often unsure of when to bring their child to the dentist, and some wait until all teeth have erupted.   However, it is recommended that the first dental visit start from the moment the first tooth has erupted, and no later than one to two years of age. As with adults, children should […]

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Hand, Food & Mouth Disease: Help Your Child Feel Better

22 January 2019

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a much dreaded viral disease that most commonly occurs in children below five years old and leaves them feeling immensely uncomfortable. It is contagious and easily spread by direct contact of bodily fluids. A child with HFMD may suffer from fever, sore throat, ulcers and a rash on […]

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How Can You Tell If Your Baby Has a Food Allergy?

18 December 2018

Babies flourish on an exclusive diet of breast milk or formula for the first six months of their lives before they are introduced to solids, either through traditional weaning methods or Baby Led Weaning. Regardless of the method, extra care should be given to the ingredients used when introducing solids as some babies may be […]

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Yummy and Healthy Pumpkin Recipe Ideas

13 November 2018

Pumpkin is a fruit which tastes great as in ingredient in cooked food. More than purely a Halloween decoration, it is chock-full of nutrients, rich in vitamins and minerals yet low in calories.   Beta-carotene, the compound that gives pumpkin its orange colour, is a powerful antioxidant. Ingested beta-carotene is converted into Vitamin A. Vitamin […]

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