The sun is the most important source of Vit D ||If your child's scalp is very crusty, put some baby oil or olive oil on the scalp 1 hour before washing to soften the crust ||Toddler's appetite may change almost daily. Let her be the judge of how much she needs and wants to eat. ||A great deal of body heat is lost through a bare head, so make sure your baby wears a hat if she will be in a cold environment ||Presumably, your baby won't recall events from his life before age 3. Still, these early experiences outline his vision of the world ||Exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months is the best prevention of food allergies ||Trim your baby’s nails weekly after a bath when the nails are softened ||Plan for regular family meals. Enjoy being together as a family and give a chance for everyone to decompress from the day ||Use each feeding as an opportunity to build your newborn's sense of security, trust and comfort. ||Always keep the number of Poison Centre posted beside your phone ||
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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