renee.baskerville@oac.edu.au, Author at Only About Children

6 Tips to Keep your Kids Healthy over the Holidays

  6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy Over the Holidays The holiday season is fast approaching and for families this often means busy schedules with numerous parties and celebrations. In order to maintain a healthy holiday diet and not get carried away with all the festive foods, our in-house Dietitians Anna and Alex from The … Continued

Is my Child Eating Too Much Fruit?

  Is My Child Eating Too Much Fruit? Fruit is wonderful for little and growing bodies. It provides a whole host of vitamins and minerals that are necessary for the body to function properly. Fruit is also a great source of fibre, which keeps our bowels regular and can reduce the risk of diseases later … Continued

The Stages of Language Development in Children

  The Stages of Language Development in Children It’s important to remember that every child is different when it comes to language development. Children learn to communicate through interactions with others. Family, friends, Educators and other professionals will often have the most interaction and, therefore, more influence on a child’s language development. Families and caregivers … Continued

Separation Anxiety in Children and Parents

Separation Anxiety in Children and Parents Both children and parents can have feelings of anxiety. It helps to recognise the signs of separation anxiety as there are some tools you can use to help manage this for both you and your child.   What is Separation Anxiety? Psychologist Dr Kim Shortridge, from the Sydney Psychology … Continued

Fine Motor Skills

  Fine Motor Skills Fine motor skills are an important area of development. This is because they are the foundation for other skills that children develop as they move through childhood. Some of these skills include self-help skills, drawing and writing. As a result, children who have difficulty with fine motor skills may find some … Continued

Understanding Baby Sleep Patterns

  Understanding Baby Sleep Patterns At Only About Children we recognise that sleep is a fundamental aspect of wellbeing and is necessary for a child’s growth and development. Because of this we have partnered with Safe Sleep Space. Understanding baby sleep patterns will help families to know if their little ones are getting effective sleep … Continued

Raising Healthy Happy Children

  Raising Healthy Happy Children Every parent wants to raise a child that is happy, healthy and well rounded, however there are many confronting statistics surrounding the wellness of our children today. Did you that 1 in 4 children is overweight or obese, 1 in 10 children has a food allergy, 1 in 14 children … Continued

Establishing Positive Sleeping Habits

  Establishing Positive Sleeping Habits According to the National Sleep Foundation, children aged 3-5 years need around 11-13 hours of sleep each night. In addition, many need to nap during the day, with the length of naps ranging between 1-2 hours a day. These sleeping habits can change over time and, typically, most children stop … Continued

The Importance of Reading at Every Age

  The Importance of Reading at Every Age At Only About Children we believe it’s never too early to start reading to children and exposing them to quality literature. By reading to young children, you foster a love of books and reading right from the start. Our ‘Book of the Month’ program showcases a specific … Continued

Raising Healthy Eaters

  Raising Healthy Eaters Healthy nutrition is important for the growth and development of your child, and this starts with providing balanced and nutritious meals. However, understanding what to put on your child’s plate during mealtimes can at times be overwhelming. During the Only About Children Inspired Parent Series at our Hawthorn campus, our dietitians … Continued

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