All posts tagged "Babies"

  • Q. Can my toddler learn a second language at home before starting school?

    Answered by Deborah D.K. Ruuskanen, Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vaasa, Yes. It is entirely possible to teach an infant two or even three languages, and four is not unheard of. In Europe, a...

    • Posted October 23, 2017
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  • Baby・Kid Friendly Movie Theatres in Tokyo

    Would you take your baby to a movie in Tokyo?  The answer to that is ‘no.’ Babies cry, pee and poo that can make others uncomfortable. It’s just isn’t fair to everyone else in the movie house....

    • Posted December 20, 2016
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  • World’s smallest folding stroller recognized by Guinness World Records

    Moms – here comes the product to watch. GB Pockit, the new carry-it-anywhere folding stroller weighs only 9 lbs (or approx 4 kg).  With just a push of a button,  the stroller folds nicely into one of...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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  • Immunizing your child in Japan

    Whether you have just had a baby or are sending your child off to college, decisions regarding immunizations are a crucial component of their preventative care. While the pros and cons of immunization are beyond the scope...

    • Posted September 28, 2012
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  • Skin rash commonly seen among children in summer

    The Japanese summer is usually very hot and humid, but there are many great outdoor activities. Matsuri and bon-odori, yukata and hanabi, dragonflies and cicadas, beaches and BBQs, mountains and hiking; these are the memories of a...

    • Posted July 31, 2012
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  • Itchy rashes

    One sometimes hears of people suffering from ‘hives’.  This is a colloquial word for urticaria, an itchy rash in the form of blotches or wheals which can appear on any  part of the body and disappear after...

    • Posted June 8, 2011
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  • Starting solids in summer

    Photo © Elena Derevstova   Around six months of age, your baby will probably show signs of readiness for solid foods. This is about the time that your baby’s intestines have matured to better handle the task...

    • Posted August 31, 2009
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  • The itch that rashes

    Photo © Elena Derevstova   Atopic dermatitis (eczema) was so described by a French dermatologist, Leonard Jacquet, over 100 years ago.  It was thought the skin-changes in this common, childhood condition resulted from scratching.  The word atopy...

    • Posted August 31, 2009
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