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.
If Christmas is feeling a little too close for comfort and if you really don't know what to buy little Joey or Evie for Christmas this year, help is at hand. We have compiled a list of the best toys of 2012 to help you write a Christmas list full of fun toys that your kids will love!
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 8-year-old son wakes up crying in the night complaining that his legs are throbbing. Sounds familiar? Your son probably is experiencing growing pains, a normal occurrence in about 25% to 40% of children.
The subject of where to find the best pizza produces a heated debate — especially if you're talking to a Chicago deep-dish devotee or a New York thin slice supporter. However, we think our top 10 pizza restaurants list in the United States proves that superior pies can be found all over this great country, from Seattle to Atlanta, and not just in cities with types of pizza named after them. Antico Pizza Napoletana 1093 Hemphill Ave. NW Atlanta, GA 30318 404-724-2333 Three round-bellied wood-burning stoves stay busy all night turning out the huge, full-flavored, rustic-styled pies at Antico Pizza Napoletana in Atlanta.Dolce Vita Pizzeria & Enoteca 500 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77006 713-520-8222 Order the innovative Taleggio cheese, arugula, pear and truffle oil-drizzled pizza and you'll begin to understand why Houston's Dolce Vita Pizzeria & Enoteca makes this list of where to find the best pizza in America.Great Lake 1477 W. Balmoral Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 773-334-9270 Aged sheep's milk cheese and apple woo
It's natural and inevitable that carrying a baby for nine months and then giving birth will have changed your body dramatically. From the moment the baby weight starts to accumulate on our bodies, the scheming begins about how to drop the pounds once the little one arrives. After your baby is born and your days gradually begin to regain somewhat of a routine, it’s time to put your ideas into action. If you’re not sure exactly how to begin, here are proven steps for working your way back to your prepregnancy bod—or better!
You might think of amusement parks as being noisy places with overpriced food where your kids want to drag you off to every year--and you'd be right. As any parent knows, enduring amusement parks is as much a part of raising children as braces and funny haircuts. The only thing you can do is suck it up and hope that at least there's a decent golf course nearby. Amusement parks such as Coney Island, the pier at Santa Monica and even the Atlantic City boardwalk have become iconic symbols of Americana because of their blend of outdoorsy wholesomeness combined with adrenaline thrills, and unhealthy (but tasty) fast food. But most people would be surprised to learn that the oldest operating amusement park in the world is not American but Danish: Bakken, in Klampenborg, Denmark, opened in 1583. The oldest in the U.S. is Lake Compounce in Bristol, Conn., which opened in 1846, according to Susie Story of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Parks are a growing industry, and U.S. parks acc
No kid stuff this, kidswear is a throbbing multicrores industry. And some leading Indian and international designers have come up with exclusive collections, ranging from casual to festive wear, exclusively for children.
Beyond fun and relaxation, vacations also provide opportunities to explore, learn, and grow. While these sights are breathtaking at any age, there's something extra special about seeing them as a child—or just through the eyes of one
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
We all love kids behaving badly, acting like adults or just being plain hilarious. So naturally we loved these funny test answers. When we were in school, if we didn't know the answer to a question, we'd simply guess or leave it blank. But kids these days? Let's just say they've come up with all kinds of creative ways to say "I don't know." Whether they're blaming an elephant or turning math grids into Tetris games, these kids didn't mind entertaining (or insulting) the teacher. Vote for your favorite!
Kids react in a positive manner to tender methods of disciplining rather than to constant threatening
Scolding or beating your child for every little mistake that they commit will only make them more rebellious. The task of disciplining a child needs to be handled carefully, delicately and with plenty of love.
For every parent, the comfort of their kids is always a priority. Kids beds are desirable so that you can provide that comfort to your kids. With today’s generation and advanced technology, kids' beds can now accommodate their wants. Kids' beds offer cool features that would absolutely give convenience and satisfaction in your kids.
You can’t always stop your children from getting bumps and bruises but you can reduce the chances that they’ll be seriously injured by taking safety precautions such as always buckling up in motor vehicles.Full recovery goes beyond physical healing - learn more about your child's emotional recovery after an injury, and how you can help.
A hobby can work wonders to the overall personality of the kid. Having a particular, consistent hobby can help in developing skills like patience, management, determination and accomplishment. The greatest hobbies always teach skills like knowledge that is crucial in every sphere of his life. Hobbies can also help children in making new friends thus enhancing their social skills. Hobby is a great source of joy.
Suri Cruise was just named as the “most stylish celebrity child” by a poll conducted in the United Kingdom. I’m grossed out for a couple of reasons – first, I really do hate the way the media is trying to pit children in competition with one another, whether or not the children are aware of it or not. Second point – Zahara Jolie-Pitt got robbed! Third point – Violet Affleck, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Sunday Rose Kidman-Urban and Honor Alba-Warren got robbed too! Although, I think the fact that this poll was conducted in the UK might have had something to do with it – Princess Tiaamii Andre (Katie Price’s daughter) made the list, after all.