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Category - Health & Nutrition

Pregnancy Weeks 6-9: Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Babies, Babies, For Parents, Health & Nutrition, Pregnant, Pregnant

Congratulations! You may have just found out that you’re expecting and the news may be a little shocking. Pregnancy symptoms are starting to become more obvious and you may experience morning sickness. Some women have a severe type…

Mum’s Checklist: 5 Essentials Breastfeeding Mums Need

Babies, Babies, For Parents, Health & Nutrition

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…

Child Vision Development: 1 to 3 years old

For Parents, Health & Nutrition, Toddlers, Toddlers

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…

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

Babies, Babies, For Parents, Health & Nutrition

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…

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

Babies, Babies, For Parents, Health & Nutrition

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…

Tips on Managing Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy

For Parents, Health & Nutrition, Pregnant, Pregnant

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…

Benefits of Cooking with Kids

Family Fun, For Parents, Health & Nutrition, Toddlers, Toddlers, Toddlers

Cooking with kids has plenty of benefits for both parent and child. It is an essential self-care skill to possess, and an essential survival skill which would benefit him even as an adult. With the right equipment and…

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

For Parents, Health & Nutrition, Toddlers, Toddlers

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…

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

Health & Nutrition, Toddlers

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…

Fun Books that Teach Toddlers Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Health & Nutrition, Toddlers

Nurturing healthy eating habits in young children starts at home.   Besides leading by example and offering nutritious homecooked meals where possible, there are several ways parents can encourage healthy eating habits and teach them the benefits of…

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for healthy growth and development of babies. Good maternal nutrition helps sustain an adequate supply and quality of breast milk. Unnecessary introduction of bottle-feeding, partially or fully, or of other complementary foods and drinks may have a negative impact on breastfeeding, which may be irreversible. Consult your doctor and consider the social and financial implications before deciding to use breast milk substitutes or if you have difficulty breastfeeding. Follow usage, preparation and storage instructions of breast milk substitutes or of other complementary foods and drinks carefully as improper or unnecessary use may pose a health hazard.