Toddler's Growth Journey
Brain Development & The Importance Of Playing
A child’s early years are a critical period for their long-term health and development. This is because the brain grows rapidly, starting before birth and continuing into early childhood. While the brain continues to develop and change even during adulthood, the first 8 years of a child’s life can build a foundation for their future health and success!
Height & Weight Development
A varied, balanced diet is the key to a child's height and weight development! Sufficient calorie intake is essential for weight gain and high protein and calcium intake is necessary for bone growth, which leads to height gain.
Infants start communicating in the early days of their lives. And as with physical development, language development also varies from child to child. There is, however, a timetable - developmental milestones to master the skills of language. Doctors use these milestones as a guide to see if a child is developing normally.
"My daughter hardly eats. I run after her, take her to the park, use pranks, force and sometimes even 'bribe' her to eat but she still doesn't. What should I do? I am frustrated and worried."
Questions like these seem to be a major concern for most parents with young children. Take a deep breath and relax, you are not alone.
Vegetarianism is a way of life for a vast majority of people in India. It can be a very healthy way of eating, especially if it includes eggs, milk products and if the said meals are planned thoughtfully. It is important to include a variety of foods, rich in vitamins and minerals, along with proteins, carbohydrates, and essential fatty acids so that nutritional deficiencies do not occur.
Fruit juices are very popular amongst preschoolers. Many mothers are keen to offer these juices as a power-up. The biggest virtue of fruit juices is that most children accept them with eagerness and love to drink them. There’s also the fact that they help in providing instant energy. However, excessive intake of fruit juices may lead to obesity and dental worries due to their high sugar content.