Health & wellnessHealth & wellnessHealth & wellnessHEnglishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-01-19T05:00:00Z000Landing PageLearning Hub<p>Learn about the importance of routine health care. Also find information about the importance of sleep and physical activity and how much your child should be getting.</p><p>Learn about the importance of routine health care including hand washing, eye and ear care, and dental care (includes some practical posters that can be downloaded and printed out). Also find information about physical activity and its benefits, and how much your child should be getting. Finally, learn about the importance of sleep and how you can help your child get a good night's sleep.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Cleanliness and grooming</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find information about basic care for your child from the importance of handwashing to how to take care of your babies skin and nails. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=435&language=English">Bath time for newborn babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=967&language=English">Foreskin care in children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1981&language=English">Handwashing</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=434&language=English">Skin care, nail care and dental care for newborns</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Clothes, toys and equipment</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about the importance of car seat safety for newborns, babies and children. Also find some information about how to keep your nursery safe for your newborn. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=438&language=English">Car seat safety for newborn babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=495&language=English">Car seat safety for babies and children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=432&language=English">Holding and dressing your newborn baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=437&language=English">Nursery equipment safety for newborn babies</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Dental care</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about basic dental care for your child and find information on some common mouth and tooth disorders. There are also some printable resources to use with your child about brushing their teeth, drinking from a cup and drinking water. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=434&language=English">Skin care, nail care and dental care for newborns</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1994&language=English">Teeth: Dental care for children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=304&language=English">Teething</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1995&language=English">Tooth injury: First aid</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Mouth and tooth disorders</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=939&language=English">Canker sores</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=940&language=English">Excessive drooling</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=23&language=English">Oral thrush</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Printable Resources</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PDF_Dental_care_brush_every_night.pdf">Poster: Brush every night when teeth are in sight</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PDF_Dental_care_start_a_cup.pdf">Poster: Start a cup as I grow up</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PDF_Dental_care_water_between_meals.pdf">Poster: Water between meals is more than ideal</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Elimination</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find information on a variety of topics such as toilet training, functional constipation, diarrhea, anal fissure and urinary tract infections. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=4&language=English">Abnormal-looking stool</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=5&language=English">Anal fissure</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=820&language=English">Antibiotic-associated diarrhea</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=16&language=English">Bed-wetting (nocturnal enuresis)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=47&language=English">Biofeedback to help your child's bladder control problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=48&language=English">Bladder augmentation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=49&language=English">Bladder retraining</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=6&language=English">Constipation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=458&language=English">Constipation and diarrhea in newborns</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=433&language=English">Diapers</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=7&language=English">Diarrhea</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=960&language=English">Functional constipation: Your child's treatment plan</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3&language=English">Soiling (encopresis)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=636&language=English">Toilet training</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=935&language=English">Urinary tract infection</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=510&language=English">Urinary tract infections in babies</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Resources</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=bladder-child">How the Body Works: Bladder</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=kidney-child">How the Body Works: Kidneys</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Eye and ear care</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn what is involved in taking care of your child eyes and ears. You can learn how often your child should go for an eye examinations and how to put in eye drops or apply eye ointment. You will also find resources about ear infections. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=962&language=English">Blocked tear ducts</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=750&language=English">Earache</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=8&language=English">Ear infection (otitis media)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1941&language=English">Eye anatomy and function</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=456&language=English">Eye concerns in newborn babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=995&language=English">Eye drops: How to put in</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1976&language=English">Eye examination for your child​</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=996&language=English">Eye ointment: How to apply</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=782&language=English">Pink eye (conjunctivitis)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=747&language=English">Swimmer's ear (otitis externa)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=424&language=English">The five senses</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Physical activity, sports and fitness</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn how much physical activity your child should be doing, how it will benefit them and how you can promote it in your child. Find information about helmets, concussion and how to manage your child's return to activity after a concussion. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=963&language=English">Concussion: Managing your child's return to everyday activities</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1978&language=English">Finding and keeping a healthy body weight</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=766&language=English">Head injury and concussion</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1966&language=English">Heat-related illness: How to prevent</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1982&language=English">Helmets: How they prevent injury</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1983&language=English">Helmets: How to get your child to wear one</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1950&language=English">Enhancing movement skills in your child</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1953&language=English">Organized sports: A winning formula for children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=641&language=English">Physical activity: Benefits of exercise for health and wellbeing</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=642&language=English">Physical activity guidelines for children and teens​</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=625&language=English">Promoting a positive body image</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=838&language=English">Sport-related concussion​</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1992&language=English">Sports nutrition</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=308&language=English">Sun: Protecting your child's skin</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1949&language=English">The role of active transportation and child-friendly communities</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Routine health care</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find information about immunizations and when your child should have them. Also learn how you can reduce or eliminate your baby or child's pain during vaccinations. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=36&language=English">Blood work: Helping your child get ready</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1986&language=English">Immunization schedule</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1985&language=English">Immunization "catch-up" for children who have not been fully immunized</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=989&language=English">Pain-free injections in babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=990&language=English">Pain-free injections in children over one year of age</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=491&language=English">Routine health care for your baby</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Screen time</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn what screen time is and how it affects your child's physical and mental health. Learn how to work with your child to set healthy limits on their screen time. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=643&language=English">Screen time: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=644&language=English">How to help your child set healthy screen time limits</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Sleep</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find information about sleep such as making sleep easier for your newborn and how to help your child or teen get a good night's sleep. Learn about some problems that could be preventing your child from getting a good night's sleep such as night terrors. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Babies</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=633&language=English">Babies: Phasing out nighttime feedings</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=447&language=English">Sleep time for newborns</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=446&language=English">States of alertness in newborns</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Older children</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=645&language=English">Sleep: Benefits and recommended amounts</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=646&language=English">Sleep tips: How to help your child get a good night's sleep</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=647&language=English">Sleep tips: How to help your teen get a good night's sleep ​</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Sleep problems</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=16&language=English">Bed-wetting (nocturnal enuresis)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=305&language=English">Night terrors​</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=306&language=English">Sleep problems</a></li></ol></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/health_and_wellness_learning_hub.jpghealthwellness

 

 

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