Autism – understanding the spectrum

The word Autism gets used a lot in today’s society, but do we really understand what it is? I think it is really important to be well informed and to have a clear understanding. There is a lot of talk these days about Autism however a lot of it is a stereotype or a generalisation, […]

Deliciously healthy festive treats

When the festive season kicks in, its all about indulging in sweets galore: gingerbread, sugar cookies and of course mince pies! But when you’re feeding little ones, you do want to make sure to try and keep their snacks on the healthier side. Take a look at these Mumzworld approved healthy treats, packed with tons ...
Snacks to keep on hand to avoid hangry children (and mums)

Hangry; bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger. While it might seem like a made-up word, the feeling is real. We all know the feeling you get when you are hungry, and when something does not go right, the irritation seems amplified, so imagine that for your children who often have much less patience ...
8 Healthy Lunch Box Snacks for your Child

As you get out of "summer mode" and into "school mode", you might drift toward unhealthy snacks. Maybe because they're easier or faster. But there are plenty of healthy options for your child's lunch box. So, here are some lunch box snacks that are easy, quick, and healthy.  Some of my favorite lunch box snacks:  1| ...
Lunch bags for one-the-go snack time

Be it for school, work, or a visit to the park - packing a healthy and balanced lunch is essential. Keep your food fresh and easily accessible with these lunch bags and boxes.  We have all had times when something food-related has split in our bag and know how much better food tastes when kept ...
Lunch Boxes, How to Get it Just Right

Some parents buy lunch boxes randomly without giving the choice much thought. However, as a However, as a preschool teacher and a firm believer in healthy living and sustainability, I disagree. When buying a lunch box there are many aspects to consider. And there are many things to avoid too.  Children go to school, nursery, or daycare ...
A Parent’s Checklist For Children’s Oral Health

As a parent, it’s only natural to want the best for your kids — and there’s no doubt that laying a good foundation for their future includes caring for their overall oral health. Even before your children have teeth, you can take steps to care for their mouths. From wiping your infant’s gums with a ...
Best Healthy Snacks for Lunch Boxes and Kids on the Go!

Every mum is busy managing her family's life as well as her own. And while nothing beats homemade snacks, a little help every now and then is needed. You can always rely on these healthy snacks to give fuel for your little ones.  Let us face it, not all prepacked snacks give your children equal nutriment as ...
What Is Auditory Processing Disorder?

Over the past years, there has been an increase in the awareness of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), especially at schools. Many children have thus been misdiagnosed with APD due to many misconceptions and misinformation. Auditory Processing Disorder is the process in which the brain uses information that the ears have heard (ie: auditory information). Due ...
What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of young people. Studies show that children with poor oral health have decreased school performance, poor social relationships and less success later in life. Children experiencing pain from decayed teeth are distracted and unable to concentrate on schoolwork. A pediatric dentist focuses […]