Newborn sleep: some basics Newborns spend most of their time asleep. They're programmed to sleep in short bursts of about 2-3 hours between feeds, night and day. Your baby will need your attention during the night for feeding and settling for up to the first six months. Some babies keep waking even after this.
About trisomy 18 or Edwards syndrome Trisomy 18, or Edwards syndrome, is a chromosomal disorder. It happens when a baby's cells have three copies of chromosome 18, rather than the usual two. The extra chromosome 18 causes severe intellectual disability and physical abnormalities. Babies born with trisomy 18, or Edwards syndrome, often have: low birth weight a small head and jaw low-set ears clenched hands abnormalities in the heart, lungs, diaphragm, blood vessels, gut, bones and kidneys difficulty with seeing, hearing and feeding.
Toddler development at 2-3 years: what's happening Feelings This is one of your child's most important ages for emotional development . Your toddler is going through lots of emotions while also learning about other people's feelings. Temper tantrums are normal, because children often don't know how to put words to 'big' emotions like frustration, anger, embarrassment, guilt and shame.
About whooping cough Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease caused by Bordetella pertussis , a type of bacteria. It's passed on through close personal contact, sneezing and coughing. Whooping cough is also called pertussis. Although children are routinely immunised against whooping cough, there are outbreaks of whooping cough from time to time.
School support for your child with disability Children with disability can get a range of support and funding for their primary school education. The Disability Standards for Education in the Australian Disability Discrimination Act say that schools must make reasonable changes so that students with disability have the same educational opportunities and choices as all other students.
Helping your child with autism spectrum disorder learn how to do everyday tasks Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty managing everyday tasks like getting dressed, brushing teeth, packing school bags and setting the table. Tasks like these need the ability to plan and stay on task without getting distracted or needing reminders.