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5 Tips to Prevent Cataracts in Children

This month we're taking part in Cataract Awareness Month with a series of blog posts to help raise awareness for cataracts, especially in children. As part of this series, this blog is going to look at the simple ways you can help prevent cataracts.

Although there is no scientific evidence to help prevent the formation of cataracts, these top five tips can help reduce the risk of your child developing them.

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Common Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts in Children

As part of Cataract Awareness Month, we're providing a series of articles to raise awareness of cataracts in children. This blog is the next in our series and tackles the common signs and symptoms of cataracts.

When your child is particularly young, it can be difficult to identify the early symptoms of cataracts. However, your child's eyes will be routinely examined after birth and for the first six to eight weeks of their life.

Although these screenings are designed to catch early signs of cataracts, it is possible for cataracts to develop afterward and so it's important to know what to look out for.

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Causes of Cataracts in Children & How it Affects Your Child's Vision

June is Cataract Awareness Month and as a result, this blog post is part of a series to help raise awareness of cataracts in children. Although typically associated with old age, cataracts can occur in children of all ages and this article is going to discuss what is cataract, the causes and how they can affect your child's vision.

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Safety Tips for Your Family Summer Vacation

Summer is the perfect time to take the family on a vacation. While most vacations are fun-filled, there are some risks involved when traveling with your family, especially if you have small children. Here are some simple safety tips for your family summer vacation to make sure everyone returns home safe and happy.

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7 Things to Know Before Sending Your Child to Summer Camp

Sending a young child off to summer camp for the first time can be a daunting task for both the parents and the child. It is easy to begin obsessing over the trip because quite often it is the first time this child is adventuring on his/her own!

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Practical Guide to Newborn Care Part 2: Newborn Feeding

Many of the common concerns that new parents have about their baby are related to newborn feeding behaviour. Common questions include:

  • How many times a day should my newborn be feeding?
  • How much should they ingest with each feeding?
  • When can I switch them to the bottle?
  • What are the main difference between breast milk and formula?

Thankfully, years of research have gone into answering those questions for parents. Here is a practical guide to newborn care that will talk about feeding to help you understand this crucial component of taking care of your infant.

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5 Common Toddler Sleep Problems & How to Deal with Them


There’s a high number of toddlers who find it difficult to settle down at night and many who will still wakeup before morning. All toddlers are different and so many parents might not have to deal with these issues, but for those who do, it can be frustrating and exhausting for both you and your child. This article will look at 5 of the most common toddler sleep problems and some solutions on how to deal with them.

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Simple Guide on How to Manage Sibling Rivalry

Every family has experienced sibling rivalry in some form or another. Many grew up with it, while some may be experiencing it now with their own children. It can be caused by a multitude of reasons, however, most of it stems from flared tempers that all children are prone to unleash.

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9 Best Online Resources for New Parents

If you are about to be or already are a first time parent, you may be on information overload right now. The internet has thousands upon thousands of websites on parenting and most of them say something completely different than the last. This is due in part to the many different parenting styles and beliefs. No matter your parenting style, these 9 online resources for new parents will help guide you and with accurate information at that.

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7 Best Brain-Boosting Foods for Toddlers


Ensuring your child's brain develops naturally and healthily is critically important for parents. Providing your child with the best foods to help achieve this is a great way to help them to advance, learn and develop as people. Brain development is important in all parts of their lives; playtime, learning, reading, talking and imagining are all impacted by the rate of brain development. This article will look at 7 of the best brain-boosting foods for toddlers.

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