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3 - 5yrs Clinic

For the first few years of your child's life you are an indispensable teacher.  The more you talk to your child, play with them and involve them in your world, the more they'll learn. 

But at the age of 3, they will begin to start thinking for themselves; what to play with, who to play with, and how to react when some child he doesn't know snatches his favourite toy. 

This period for a young child centres around learning those all important social skills: sharing, caring, table manners, saying please and thank you, making friends and having fun learning new activities.  But it's also a time for bigger challenges; maybe starting preschool or nursery, or something unimaginable - like welcoming a new sibling into the family.  This stage of parenting has so many rewards - and this section will help you enjoy each milestone as and when it happens.


First Aid

Head Injuries - what to do and what to look out for Fortunately, most falls or blows to the head result in injury to the scalp only, which is usually more frightening than life threatening.



Eating

Cooking with your child
Cooking with your child is one of the most creativ...

Social skills

Childhood nightmares
Children don't tend to start having nightmares unt...

Learning

Settling your child at nursery
If your child has never been away from you before,...

First Aid

Acute Allergic Reaction - how to help
All allergic reactions occur because the body's im...



Eating

Dealing with fussy eaters
The tag ‘fussy eater’ can be attached to a child who in an extreme ‘only eats food that’s white or red’, or it can mean someone who simply doesn’t like brussels sprouts. But it will depend very much on your own eating habits whether or not you can encourage a more balanced diet in your child.

First Aid

Preventing and treating poisining with First Aid For Life
A poison is any substance (a solid, liquid, or a gas) which can cause damage if it enters the body in sufficient quantities. A poison can be swallowed, breathed in, absorbed through the skin or injected.



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