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At what age can children start doing simple puzzles?

At what age can children start doing simple puzzles?

0 years: The whole world is a puzzle to them. The only thing that's age-dependent is size of puzzle pieces -- they should not be such that the child can choke on them, below 3 years of age, or breakable. ...Read more

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At what age can children start getting braces?

At what age can children start getting braces?

Depends on Dx: Depending on the diagnosis of your child's individual problem, a qualified orthodontic specialist will present a rx-plan individualized to your child's needs. Take your child for 1st orthodontic exam as a 7th birthday present. Listen carefully to what the orthodontist tells you, and make an informed decision. 2 classmates, best friends, 1 is ready for rx at 10, the other not until 13. ...Read more

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At what age can children start flossing on their own? Our five year old son fights us whenever we try to brush his teeth, and tries to grab the toothbrush to do it on is own. I don't think he does a very good job. Is five too early to let him do this? .

At what age can children start flossing on their own? Our five year old son fights us whenever we try to brush his teeth, and tries to grab the toothbrush to do it on is own. I don't think he does a very good job. Is five too early to let him do this?


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Yes: At 5 children usually do not have the dexterity to do a great job brushing or flossing on their own. If your son wants to do it himself i would encourage this but then make sure you "get a turn" to ensure that his teeth are properly cleaned. At 5 a brushing chart is usually an effective tool to help ensure twice daily brushing. ...Read more

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At what age can children learn to give themselves insulin injections safely?

At what age can children learn to give themselves insulin injections safely?

Really depends: It depends on when first diagnosed, many of the 1-2 year olds are so used to the injections given by their parents, that they ask to give it a try. I highly recommend that parents take a very proactive and supportive role in their child requiring insulin. By making it a normal healthy routine, the child will not fear it, but recognize its importance to keep the child safe & away from the er. ...Read more

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What age can children take vitamin d 3?

What age can children take vitamin d 3?

Vit d3: All parents are advised to give their newborn babies vit d. 400 IU of Vit D3 is recommended daily for newborns. ...Read more

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At what age do children stop having imaginary friends?

At what age do children stop having imaginary friends?

Between 3 and 7: Usually by age 5 they stop with their imaginary friends. Some may go a little longer. Imaginary friends can be very helpful to children...They help them cope and provide hours of entertainment. They can help them express thoughts and feelings that they may not be comfortable expressing directly. ...Read more

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Is there an oldest practical age for a woman to have children?

Is there an oldest practical age for a woman to have children?

Define practicle: A woman in good health can often have kids well into her 40's & not suffer any setbacks for her own health. Pregnancy later has occurred & in theory can do so until the eggs run out.Another issue is the increasing risk of abnormal outcome with age.Down syndrome is least common if mom is in her early 20's, approaches 1/100 at 40 & 1/10 at 50. All pregnancies have some risk of an unexpected outcome. ...Read more

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What are some guidelines for feeding your children of all ages?

What are some guidelines for feeding your children of all ages?

Many Things: Do not use food as a pacifier. Do not force the child to clean their plates. If they do not want to eat, do not force them.Teach moderation. Some foods are better than others.If they skip a meal, that is ok.Do not cave in to bad habits.This only scratches the surface. ...Read more