Does my child have asthma?

Asthma is defined as a “respiratory condition marked by attacks of spasm in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing.” It is usually connected to allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity. If you feel that your child might be suffering from asthma, take a look at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment […]

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Does my child have ADHD?

ADHD, otherwise known as ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’, is defined as a “condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and sometimes impulsivity”. If you feel that your child might be suffering from ADHD, take a look at the causes, symptoms and treatment options available below. Symptoms: Symptoms of ADHD can often be spotted from early childhood, […]

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Is my child dyslexic?

The signs and symptoms of dyslexia differ from person to person. Each individual with the condition will have a unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses. Symptoms Problems learning the names and sounds of letters Spelling that is unpredictable and inconsistent Putting letters and figures the wrong way around, such as writing ‘6’ instead of ‘9’, […]

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Are energy drinks bad for my children?

Energy drinks are the neon-coloured fizzy drinks found in petrol stations, pharmacies, vending machines and supermarkets that have been known to be marketed towards children – but are they safe and healthy for their consumption? According to experts, most of these drinks are packed with caffeine and sugar, as well as varying ingredients that include […]

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Should I ban my children from eating fast food?

The question of fast food consumption in children is widely debated in society, with the most recent advance being London mayor Sadiq Khan’s plans to ban junk food adverts across all public transport services. Whilst the consumption of burgers, French fries and fizzy drinks is not encouraged, dietician Kristy Hegner suggests that fast food can […]

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Where can I find some after school snack ideas?

Below are a few of our favourite after school snacks and recipes which will keep the kids happy and healthy. BBC’s Instant Frozen Berry Yoghurt Perfect for those parents with less time on their hands, this frozen yoghurt is a great healthy alternative to ice cream. Three ingredients – frozen mixed berries, 0% fat Greek […]

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How do I reduce my child’s sugar intake?

Although encouraging children to choose a piece of fruit to snack on can be difficult at the best of times, reducing your little one’s sugar intake doesn’t always have to be an impossible feat. Taking our inspiration from Sophie Komninou, a lecturer in infant and child health at Swansea University, we have compiled five different […]

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Why won’t my child eat any fruit or vegetables?

As a parent, it can be really hard to get your child to eat enough fruit and vegetables – you are not alone! Many children are not eating enough fruit or vegetables to maintain a healthy lifestyle and this is evident in the government’s report regarding Britain’s childhood obesity levels. According to Public Health England, […]

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Is my child lactose intolerant?

Lactose is the natural sugar found in cow’s milk and the milk of other mammals such as goats and sheep. If you think your child might be lactose intolerant, take a look at our advice below. Cause and Symptoms: Lactose intolerance is when the digestive system cannot break down lactose, causing unpleasant symptoms such as […]

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Should I pull my child’s loose tooth?

If your child has a loose tooth that is bothering them, you may consider trying to pull it out. It may be tempting to do this, but this is not necessarily always the best course of action. Taking our advice from the specialists at Colgate, here are some things to consider before you pull a […]

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