Milk After One Year Old? What do parents need to know?

Ten years ago, it was straightforward, parents introduced cows’ milk at some point after their child’s first birthday or continued to breastfeed. Today, there is an overwhelming number of milks and milk alternatives available and lots of opinions about which ones are best for your toddler. Some of this information (or misinformation!) comes from 'wellness … Continue reading Milk After One Year Old? What do parents need to know?

Sunny Days Magazine February 2018

The next edition of our Sunny Days Magazine is now available! It's packed with articles from our Child Health Professionals here at The Children's Clinic. In this edition we look at Respiratory Congestion -What it is and how to help it, Sleep, or lack of it, Speech Development in Children, Sensory Processing Difficulty, Sibling Rivalry … Continue reading Sunny Days Magazine February 2018

Why should we go to a professional to play with my child, can’t I do that?

Helen O'Brien holds a Higher Diploma in Non­Directive Play Therapy, as well as a BA (Hons) Degree in Psychology, a Montessori Teaching Diploma and a Life and Executive Coaching Diploma. She's a member of the Irish Play Therapy Association and works according to their Ethical Framework. There is a clear distinction between playing and Play Therapy. … Continue reading Why should we go to a professional to play with my child, can’t I do that?

Ten Tips to Promote Development of Early Communication Skills.

 Marian Hogan Speech and Language Therapist at The Children’s Clinic Cork BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, MIASLT, CORU Registered Interact at your child’s level: when you are interacting with your child try to make sure that you are face to face with them at their level. This may mean that you are lying down on … Continue reading Ten Tips to Promote Development of Early Communication Skills.

Infant Reflux Treatment Explained.

This article follows on from our previous one, Infant Reflux - What it is and how to recognise the signs! It looks at the treatment and management of the various types of reflux. As Infant Reflux can often be a difficult condition to manage effectively, we advise you to always follow the guidance of your Medical Practitioner … Continue reading Infant Reflux Treatment Explained.

What’s Occupational Therapy?

  The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists work with people, for whom participation in activities of daily life is more challenging. As a paediatric occupational therapist I work with children and teens, from 2-18 years. And what activities do children and teens … Continue reading What’s Occupational Therapy?