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Doctor insights on: What Toys Affect Child Physical Cognitive Development

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How hard is it raising child with cognitive disability?

How hard is it raising child with cognitive disability?

Depends: It depends on the type and severity of the disability.A thorough assessment and prompt intervention, accompanied by parent skill training optimizes the outcome. ...Read more

Toys (Definition)

Toys is a topic that includes recommendations for choices of toys, and for avoiding choking or injuries when playing with toys. A toy is any object created for a person to play ...Read more


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How can I find out if my child’s toys have been recalled?

How can I find out if my child’s toys have been recalled?

www.cpsc.gov: The consumer products safety commission is the government agency that handles toy recalls. Safety issues regarding many other types of products are handled by the cpsc. One can report dangerous products to them at their website: www.Cpsc.Gov. ...Read more

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Is it safe to buy used toys for my child?

Is it safe to buy used toys for my child?

Yes: In general, it is safe to buy used toys. Disinfect them before use, and check them against recall lists to make sure they have not been recalled. ...Read more

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What are some indestructible toys for autistic child?

What are some indestructible toys for autistic child?

Many treatments: There are a plethora of toys for autistic children that they can both play with & that will help with some of their sensory issues. Here is one site, but there are many others. If your child is seeing an occupational therapist, he can direct you to ones that are appropriate for your child. http://www.nationalautismresources.com/toysandgames.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjwur2eBRDtvMS0gIuS-dYBEiQANBPMRwWJrUhXYH ...Read more

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My child sniffs a toy stuffed bear all night because of the smell is this safe?

My child sniffs a toy stuffed bear all night because of the smell is this safe?

Self soothing: Children often engage in self soothing behaviors such as sniffing toys and blankets, rubbing hair and ears, etc. This is common and usually poses no health risks. ...Read more

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What are ways in which i can help stimulate my babys brain development; like games and toys. She is 10 months. ?

What are ways in which i can help stimulate my babys brain development; like games and toys. She is 10 months. ?

Baby deveopment: Even young children benefit from your reading to them. Exposure to music, lots of visual stimulation and games, especially ones that require interaction with you. Toys such as blocks and shapes encourage children to develop familiarity and visual spatial activities. ...Read more

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Are magnetic toys dangerous to a child's health?

Are magnetic toys dangerous to a child's health?

Don't swallow: The danger of magnetic toys is if the child is at an age where he/she can swallow the magnet. Swallowing magnets can cause serious intestinal problems, including perforation. I would refrain from buying toys with small magnets for babies and toddlers definitely. ...Read more

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How can I teach my child to be fair with his toys?

How can I teach my child to be fair with his toys?

By example: Children learn by observing others. Serve as the best example of appropriate behavior. Point out to him the inappropriate behavior of others. Reward good behavior and help him understand his inappropriate behavior. ...Read more

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Do toys and cartoons affect my child's body image?

Do toys and cartoons affect my child's body image?

Toys Come w/Messages: Toy figures & cartoon figures r stand-ins 4real people. Consider barbie, ken & friends: do u remember seeing a wide range of body types? Of racial features? Even manufacturers of more realistic barbie-like dolls have stuck 2a narrow range of types. Ever see an overweight barbie- or ken-type doll? A below- or above-average height one? If such dolls were hyped on tv & sold, what msg would kids get? ...Read more

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How do you get a 3 year old child to quit eating boogers... We have tried humilation, time out, took toys away....

How do you get a 3 year old child to quit eating boogers... We have tried humilation, time out, took toys away....

Booger : Booger eating is a gross, yet common habit among preschoolers. One of the more effective ways to stop this habit is redirection. Often, kids will pick their noses because they are bored or their hands are idle. If you see him going for his nose, redirect him by giving him a book or a toy - something to occupy his hands. It can also be helpful to explain that nose picking spreads germs and can make people sick. Another helpful tactic is to always have tissues with you and when he reaches for his nose, hand him a tissue giving him a more socially acceptable alternative. If he complains that his nose is itchy (possibly from dry air) you can run a cool mist humidifier in his room overnight and occasionally dab petroleum jelly or saline drops in his nose to keep his mucus membranes from drying out and itching. Good luck! ...Read more

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6 month-old sleeps max. of 7 hrs/night, & takes no naps (literally, none) during day. Is this sufficient sleep for healthy cognitive development?

6 month-old sleeps max. of 7 hrs/night, & takes no naps (literally, none) during day. Is this sufficient sleep for healthy cognitive development?

Half as much...: 7 hours of sleep is about half as much in a day as one would expect for a 6 month old. I would look into the environment (? overstimulation) and help encourage some more rest time. ...Read more

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Is there a good, safe way to disinfect the toys my child plays with?

Is there a good, safe way to disinfect the toys my child plays with?

Cleaning: There are several ways. Washing machine or dishwasher, if appropriate. Just plain soap and water. Dish soap is fine. Disinfectant sprays or wipes or just a solution of 1 tablespoon of bleach in 1 quart of water or ¼ cup of bleach in a gallon of water. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Delayed cognitive development?

What is the definition or description of: Delayed cognitive development?

Decreased cognition: In pediatrics, we follow infants-toddlers for delayed milestones and one of those is the cognition being within normal limits. If not walking and talking at the appropriate time, i.e. 18 months, this is delayed and hearing and other evaluations may be done. If adults acquire cognition delays, i.e. memory, brain function, dementia or other issue should be ruled out. ...Read more

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What toys would help a child with cystic fibrosis?

What toys would help a child with cystic fibrosis?

Fun ones: Toys they like are the best for them... Kids with CF are all different, so find out what they want. ...Read more

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What does cognitive development mean?

What does  cognitive development mean?

Intelligence: Related to growth and differentiation of the brain around mental tasks, intelligence, problem solving, etc. ...Read more

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Can lead on a toy that my child has played with cause schizophrenia when he grows up?

Can lead on a toy that my child has played with cause schizophrenia when he grows up?

MAYBE: While there are not great studies clearly linking blood lead levels to higher incidence of schizophrenia, there is some date to suggest they are related. Studies (like one published in nature in 2004) have linked elevated lead exposure before birth. That study showed that moms with high lead levels in pregnancy were twice as likely to have schizophrenic children. But genetics play a clear part to. ...Read more

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I am thinking of starting up a child care in my home. How long do all those kids' germs survive on furniture and toys?

I am thinking of starting up a child care in my home.  How long do all those kids' germs survive on furniture and toys?

CHILD CARE: Having a child care facility demands that your place is always clean. If one child is sick, others get contaminated easily due to close contact while playing and air born infections. Sanitizers come handy and cleaning the whole place is a must! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can the environment of traditional neonatal intensive care units (nicus) influence preterm babies cognitive, and social development?

Can you tell me how can the environment of traditional neonatal intensive care units (nicus) influence preterm babies cognitive, and social development?

NICUs and developmen: The noisy and painful experiences in nicus of the past appeared to affect babies development. Added to that, the lack of parental contact has been shown to be detrimental. Modern, progressive nicus encourage parents to participate in their baby's care or provide surrogates (cuddlers). They cluster care to minimize interruption of babies' natural cycles. They decrease noise and other stimuli. ...Read more

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Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?

Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined?  What factors besides milestones are considered?

Definitions: The term "cognitive" confers the idea of the child thinking through an idea like responding to a stranger or formulating speech.The term global implys that both thinking & motor skill sets are involved in a process.Kids can have isolated fine motor, gross motor or thinking delays. Special scales like the bailey or minnesota child development inventory can assess these areas of early child developme. ...Read more

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They are handing out child stress kits to parents so they wont abuse their kids. Toys and candy. How (and who) would that help?

They are handing out child stress kits to parents so they wont abuse their kids. Toys and candy. How (and who) would that help?

Who has the stress?: If the kids are stressed, then a kit with appropriate toys and activities might help them. If the parents are stressed, then giving the kids something to do might help briefly. However, in the long run, other steps must be taken. There are many resources online and in most communities. You may also continue to ask our ht experts in pediatrics, child psychiatry, psychiatry, clinical psychology, fp. ...Read more

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How long should a mother breast feed her child for? Speaking in a sense of reaping cognitive and physiologocal benefits from.

How long should a mother breast feed her child for? Speaking in a sense of reaping cognitive and physiologocal benefits from.

Nutrition vs nurture: Basic nutritional benefits are proven up to 8 mo with some drop off as kids start other feeds. Some kids need the nurturing comforting feature longer than others. If the kid doesn't want to wean it is obvious.If the kid has to be chased down to start a feed s/he is probably ready to wean. ...Read more

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What do we do with all the extra baby toys we don't need anymore?

What do we do with all the extra baby toys we don't need anymore?

Donate: I would donate them to a charity, church, preschool. Or, give them to friends or family. ...Read more

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