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As your infant becomes a toddler and then an older child, nutrition is still vitally important for your child's health. Sugary foods may also predispose toddlers for problems with overeating later in life, warns Kay Sheppard, author of "Food Addiction: The Body Knows." Your child's best bet for a great adolescence and adult life is to implement healthy eating habits in the first years of his development.
Moderate Fat Intake
Parents must ensure their toddlers eat a low-fat diet, according to both MedlinePlus and the book "Food Addiction: The Body Knows." High-fat diets, even in children as...
Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that can significantly impact a child's ability to move and complete simple tasks. Most symptoms of cerebral palsy occur by the time a child is three years old; scientists are still researching to learn all the potential causes of this neurological illness. While a cerebral palsy diagnosis is distressing for any parent, the good news is that the disease's symptoms do not worsen over time. With proper health care and appropriate exercises, many children with cerebral palsy experience little impairment as they grow into adults.
A premature baby, or "preemie," is one born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, according to the March of Dimes. A normal term of pregnancy ranges from 37 to 42 weeks. As of 2010, about 12.8 percent of babies born in the United States are premature. Advances in obstetrics have enabled most premature babies to survive, but many suffer from long-term health consequences.
Cognitive Developmental Risks
Some premature babies, especially those born before 32 weeks of pregnancy, are likely to suffer from one or more serious cognitive developmental challenges, notes the March of Dimes. The risks of...