In an attempt to keep our babies happy and protected, we sometimes resort to old-wives tales or radical new fads which may or may not be effective. Here, our experts (Dr Rajiv Chabbra, consultant peadiatrician and Dr Seema Oberoi Lall, senior dermatologist, Gurgaon) take on some of these theories and scrutinise them to make a mom and baby's lives easier.
Inactive children are at risk for adverse physical, mental, social and cognitive health problems. This generation will face a range of challenges, including the impacts of climate change and increasing globalisation, says the researchers.
The study has found that angry, threatening and highly critical parenting is more likely to result in children with defiant, non-compliant and revengeful behaviour that spills over to adulthood and impacts relationships with all authority figures.
A new study suggests that lifestyle practices of fathers prior to conception too can affect children's health in adulthood. There is also increasing evidences that fathers play an important role in obesity and metabolic programming of their offspring.
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is one of the most common reasons for a hip replacement in young adults, and sometimes even children. It occurs mainly among obese teenagers, affecting 1 in 2,000 children.
According to the study, infants whose mothers ate fish three or more times a week during the last trimester of their pregnancy fared better than those whose mothers ate no fish or only up to two portions per week.
Children and adolescents who attended religious services at least weekly were nearly 20 per cent more likely to report higher happiness as young adults (ages 23-30) than those who never attended services.