Apparently, obesity in children has become a very serious problem that cannot be ignored. Obesity that has begun to arise since childhood could bring bad and serious impacts on the child’s health in adulthood. An unhealthy lifestyle, like eating fatty food such as junk food and the lack of physical activity, turns out to be one of the causes that contribute substantially in triggering obesity in children. Since one of the main causes is an unhealthy lifestyle, therefore the best way to overcome childhood obesity is by changing bad habits and the unhealthy lifestyle to the better.
Statistics released by The Center for Disease Control in America shows that the problem of obesity in children has significantly risen threefold over the past 30 years. The implementation of healthy lifestyle/habits in children is proven to help reduce the risk of obesity. Health practitioners in America suggest that parents implement 3 good habits that are believed to reduce and prevent the problem of childhood obesity. The three good habits turn out to be able to reduce the risk of childhood obesity by 25% – 40%, and this could be well-implemented on children who have or do not have risk factors of obesity. Read the rest of this entry »
Elizabeth Pantley, author of parenting books “Perfect Parenting” and “Kid Cooperation” states that to interrupt a conversation is a typical behavior in children. It is annoying, but cannot be eliminated instantly. This type of behavior emerges because children are normally very focused on their own desire or because they love doing what they want (impulsive).
Children do not realize that impulsive behavior is bad. Interrupting is a normal thing during the development of pre-school-age children. They think, in whatever kind of situation and condition, they can always ask their parents to play with them. Children of this age think the world and everything in it, including parents, exist just for them. Read the rest of this entry »
The nerve cells in the brains of toddlers start developing when they were 12 weeks old fetuses. They send and receive information or data in the brains, which could be likened to a telephone network. Nerves cells that are located close to each other will be interconnected, or in other words, ‘calling’ each other automatically.
This routine of ‘calling’ done by these nerves cells, according to Carla Schatz, a neurobiologist from University of California, North America, is the one that allows the toddlers’ brains to develop in normal sync.
Being active by playing. Every activity done by toddlers, directly or indirectly, is in fact ‘data’ sent and received by the brains. Every movement made by children is really a process of receiving stimulation or ‘data’ performed by sensory nerves, which is processed and sent to the nerves cells in the body, so that it turns into motor movement. This process occurs repeatedly. Read the rest of this entry »
Having twin babies is surprised phenomenon mainly if there is no historic trace of having twin babies in the family.
Monozygotic Twin (Mirror Twin)
In this fertilization, the ovum is fertilized by one sperm. In the fission process, the ovum that is usually split into 2, it will be split into 3 or 5. So, there will be 2 embryos that live in 1 placenta pocket but these embryos have their own fetal membrane and umbilical stump. The monozygotic twins usually have the same sex, similar face that is hard to be distinguished and the same genetic material. Read the rest of this entry »
When the age of pregnancy is getting older, oftentimes getting difficulties or discomfort in sleeping become things that pregnant women usually complaints of. This is due to several factors, namely because the physical changes that occur. Beside the enlarged uterus that makes it difficult to find a comfortable sleeping position, big belly will also push up the gut so that the diaphragm is pressed, resulting pregnant women to feel hard to breathe. Not to mention, the enlarged fetal that often puts pressure to the mother’s bladder. As a result of this, mother tends to have the urge to urinate often and this should make her go back and forth to the bathroom. These states are increasingly making it difficult for pregnant women to rest and sleep at night. Read the rest of this entry »
There are various types of thermometers. Each is intended for particular purpose, e.g. to a particular age range. In infants, the use of the thermometer is crucial in controlling body temperature, especially when infants are having a fever. Proper use of thermometers when measuring temperatures of the baby’s body will give reliable results. Therefore diagnosis can be established and steps for fever treatment can be done immediately. Here is the use of various types of thermometers according to the age range of infants to toddlers: Read the rest of this entry »
It is easy to carry, delicious, and healthy. Therefore, banana is also fit to be a snack for children. So, what’s more with bananas?Rich in potassium. Bananas contain three natural sugars, i.e. sucrose, fructose, and glucose, which can provide energy for the child to do activities. Also, bananas are also rich in potassium content.
For example, a medium-sized banana (about 125 grams) contains about 400 mg of potassium, which means meeting the needs of 10% of body potassium in a day. This substance is fit for children who enjoy exercise, because it helps the muscles to contract properly and reduce cramping problems.
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We all know that salt can make good taste to our cooking-foods, therefore we often add salt to our cook in order to make our child favor to the foods. But, is it possible for our child to be lack or excess of consuming salt? According to the medical research, if child lacks of consuming salt it can make her suffers iodine deficiency, a substance that are needed by child’s body to develop her intelligence. While, if child excessive in consuming salt then it can trigger the increasing of blood pressure value, it is dangerous since it is related to many diseases, such as diabetes, stroke, and heart attack. Also, excessive in consuming salt was suspected for being the cause of obesity in child since sodium (salt) can bind lipid in the body. Read the rest of this entry »
Does pregnant woman allow to swim? This question maybe often raised in women’s heart especially for those who love swimming. If it is seen from the enegy that is needed for swimming, many people don’t suggest this sport for pregnant woman. But don’t you know that swimming gives many benefits for pregnant women?
In the first trimester, pregnant woman can sleep in any positions that can make her comfortable because her stomach has not been bigger. Pregnant woman is usually worried when she is in the second trimester. However pregnant woman should not feel worried.
A woman body is created uniquely so it can give her protection beside the womb itself feels comfortable. It is because the womb floats and has its own space to move freely. However women should be careful in choosing sleeping position. These are several tips that woman should consider in choosing sleeping position: Read the rest of this entry »