Well, kids should definitely wear sunglasses while they are outside, says Dr Michael Jones, paediatric eye specialist at the Children's Hospital at Westmead and the Sydney Eye Hospital, NSW.
In fact, wearing sunglasses as a youngster can help protect against the most common eye conditions that develop later in life.
We tend to forget that a lot of our sun exposure happens when we are children, when we spend a lot of time outdoors in direct sunlight, Jones says.
UV light from the sun is a form of radiation and it can damage cells in the eye.
There's no firm evidence that children's eyes are more susceptible to UV light than adults'. But we do know the longer eyes are exposed without protection the more damage they accumulate from these harmful rays.
Illustration by Igor Oleinikov.Boris Zakhoder. "Raznye Kvakushki". Interbook, Moscow, 1998, page 3 This illustration is taken from a book for kids by Boris Zakhoder. Wine glass, cigarette and play cards - that is how the illustrator presented the lifestyle of frogs (actually the book text by Boris Zakhoder does not suggest anything like that)
Your toddlers need two things - love and play!
And for children growing up in healthy, functional families - those two are a given. So let your little ones tag along while you work. Let them get in your way at times - even eat off the floor on occasion! It is not a big deal
Most children begin potty training sometime around 18 months to three years of age, so yes, if he is otherwise growing and developing well, it is probably normal that a 2 1/2 year old does not want to use the potty.
Planning to travel with your baby? DisneyBaby.com suggests some tips: Extra Outfit for Mom “Don’t forget to pack an extra change of clothes for yourself, not just for the baby. If the baby gets dirty, whether through spit up or a diaper explosion, chances are you’re going to be messy, too, so find an easy outfit that you can roll up and stick in your diaper bag for those icky moments.” - Lisa T. Pack Snacks “Snacks are crucial for my toddler on flights and car trips. Bananas, apple slices, Goldfish crackers … you name it, I’ve got it. Bananas are great for the little ones because you can mash them up easily if they aren’t eating food in solid pieces yet. And while you’re at it, don’t forget multiple bibs!”- Sarah S. Slip-On Diapers “Right now I’m loving the pull-up diapers for babies. Not the kind that are meant as training pants for toddlers, but the ones that come in smaller sizes for wiggly babies. I’ve found that many planes don’t have changing tables in their bathrooms, so it’s a lot easier to slide on t