Autism Spectrum Disorder

autism spectrum disorderWhat is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

This question, is one of the most commonly asked by parents of my patients. The diagnosis of autism has come a long way for the past 10 years and it has presently become one of the much publicized child disorder. The vast knowledge that is readily available in the internet,worry the parents all the more, because they tend to self diagnose their kid’s condition base on what they have read on the net. [Read more…]

Toilet Training Toddlers : Tips and Pointers

toilet trainingToilet training toddlers : When is the best time?

When to toilet train a child is one of the most common concerns of parents. Several researches has been made in toilet training toddlers and it was found out that the most ideal age to toilet train a child is between the age of 2 years old to 4 years old. 

It is a very lengthy process that usually depends on each child’s willingness to be trained. Girls typically achieve bladder control earlier than boys and bowel control is often achieved easier and earlier than bladder control. About 90-95% of children are completely toilet trained by the age of 5 years.Early potty or toilet training, which is done before the age of 2 is discouraged because this often leads to chronic stool retention and encopresis.

Is Your Child Having Cold or Allergic Rhinitis : 8 Differences Between Colds and Allergy

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Know the Difference between colds and allergy
Your child is having runny nose, constant sneezing, nasal congestion and occasional cough. Now you begin to think, whether he is having the common cold or allergy? It is often difficult to tell right away, even for doctors, but I have listed in this post, 8 ways to tell the difference between  colds and allergy.

Allergic Rhinitis : Things You Need To Know About It

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What is Allergic Rhinitis?

Does your child have recurrent nasal congestion, nasal discharge and sneezing? He can be suffering from Allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is a diagnosis that can be established both in infants and in an older child, but its prevalence usually peaks late in childhood

It is estimated that about 20-40% of children suffer from allergic rhinitis, especially those who are living in highly industrialized areas. [Read more…]

Does your Child Have Language Delay?: Types of Language Disorder

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Worried about language delay?

Speech and language development is a crucial and important milestone in a child.I am often asked by most of my patient’s moms, when their baby or their toddler will start talking. Does her child have language delay? I would always say that while it is normal for a 2 year old toddler to be able to talk in 2-3 word phrases and communicate his or her needs clearly through language, you do not need to fret if your 2 year old still cannot connect 3 words to form a phrase. Speech and language development is very complex and there is actually no hard and fast rule on when a child can actually fully develop this ability. [Read more…]

New Baby, Sleepless Mommy : How to Make Babies Sleep More at Night

Babies are bundles of joy, they bring delight and thrill to every family. But it does not really matter if this is your first time or your third little one, because you will always find it really tough handling a newborn baby especially when it comes to adjusting to the rigors of staying practically the whole night to keep up with your newborn, who more often than not, prefer to sleep during daytime and sleeps less at night. [Read more…]

What Is Colic?

what is colicWhat We Need To Know About Colic

I know as a mother myself, how agonizing it is to see and hear my baby crying non-stop, where no amount of rocking or nursing can make him stop. This scenario would often leaves us distressed and after a few minutes, more often than not, you see yourself bringing your infant in the emergency room out of desperation. You know that your baby is in pain and there is nothing you can do to give him relief.First and foremost, why do babies cry? [Read more…]