Health & Nutrition

What’s the Perfect Age to Learn How to Swim

Splash.  Not a moment of hesitation.  Thousands of tiny droplets cover the sides of the pool.  The first thing emerging from a distant blue bottom is a happy grin with a few missing teeth.  Another dive and with a few confident strokes he reaches the other side of the pool.  The ball is his again. [...]

To Dessert or Not to Dessert

The new school year was on its way, and my son, who started first grade needed a daily snack to eat in school. After I obtained all the regular suspects, i.e. gold fish of multiple varieties, crackers( unsalted of course), sea weed in small individual packages, baby carrots, apple slices and tangerines, I thought what [...]

Drowning people don’t call for help!

Somehow the image of a distressed novice swimmer, thrashing in the water and calling for help is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of drowning. Wrong. While such behavior is often shown in the movies and could still occur, this is not drowning yet. Apparently, drowning person is not capable [...]

Baby’s Physical Development: crawling, creeping and brachiating

There have been so many questions and discussions regarding crawling, creeping and brachiating, that I thought it deserves a separate article. In Glenn Doman’s book How To Teach Your Baby To Be Physically Superb, there are few chapters devoted to these activities. The first one is crawling.   Doman recommends building a special crawling track for [...]

Tylenol May Weaken Infant Vaccines

My babies always feel out of sorts after a series of vaccines. Their body temperature would rise, as well as their fussiness. My pediatrician routinely advises to give them some Tylenol to make them feel better. Apparently – not a good idea. An international research team led by Roman Prymula, MD, of the University of [...]

Save the baby teeth!

Even though those teeth in your little one’s adorable smile are just temporary, we still have to take great care of them. How do you brush your kids teeth? Parents of toddlers probably want to ask: “how do you keep the baby from squirming away?” Parents of school-age kids probably would rephrase it: “How do [...]