Dealing with picky eaters can be frustrating and experts believe as many as 50 percent of children are fussy when it comes to trying new foods, so you are not alone. It's very important to remain calm and keep offering food even when it's rejected because children who are limited to only a few types of food, usually toast and cheese are at risk of not getting the proper nutrition that their growing bodies needs to thrive. The good news is there is many evidence-based ways to persuade your child to try and even enjoy new foods. Try these...

An ear infection occurs either because of a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear - the section of the ear behind the eardrum. Called the eustachian tube - it connects the middle ear directly to the back of the throat and is about as thick as a strand of hair. This extremely narrow tube can easily become inflamed, causing swelling that can lead to a blockage with a subsequent build-up of fluid in the middle ear - this is what causes the pain.. Antibiotics are routinely prescribed to treat ear infections. However, research shows the...

Children who are raised with animals from a young age are exposed to an assortment of bacteria that reside on their pets. Furry family members can bring countless 'healthy' bacteria found in nature inside the home which is carried on their paws and fur. It's this exposure to a diverse range of beneficial bacteria that experts believe is responsible strengthening a child's immune system. There is a diverse range of bacteria living in your child's gut and animal exposure helps to increase the different types of bacteria and the more bacteria the better. These microbes work...

Some kids have trouble getting good quality sleep which is essential for happy moods, focus and concentration. Getting adequate rest will help to naturally strengthen the immune system while inadequate or poor quality sleep is linked to a higher susceptibility to sickness. And unfortunately if your child isn't getting a good night's sleep, this most likely will impact their parents sleeping patterns too. The last thing you need at the end of a busy day is a bedtime battle. Follow these simple tips for a good night's sleep 1. Turn off the TV and all Screens At least 2...

Try this non-toxic super soft and stretchy playdough recipe. With just a few ingredients you will never have to buy expensive store-bought dough again. Playdough is important for childhood development Playdough isn't just a fun pastime. Toddlers and preschoolers need hand strengthening and co-ordination exercises to help develop their hand muscles. This ensures they are able to grasp items and helps them to hold a pencil which is especially important when they reach school-age. Recipe 1 cup plain flour1/2 cup salt1 tablespoon cooking oil1 cup water2 tablespoons cream of tartar*few drops of natural (additive free) food colouring (optional)1 - 2...

Junk food is just about everywhere and the availability and convenience makes it difficult to avoid or limit. Follow our handy tips to help wean your child off highly processed food – Let the battle begin! 1. Clean out the pantry Throw out all processed foods including chips, biscuits and sweets from your kitchen cupboards. 2. Replace processed food with healthier options Get your cupboard and fridge whole food ready with a selection of healthy options your child will enjoy. (check out the pantry staples list blog coming up next)!  3. Get the whole family involved Everyone in the family needs to be committed to a...

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