Child Care News
Japan's PM Kishida proposes childcare programme expected to cost $22 billion to tackle birth rate decline
The government announced a plan to increase child care over the next three years in March, but the problem of paying the huge expenditure package, such as tax increases or debt difficulties, remains unanswered
UK to announce 4 billion pound boost for childcare in England
Jeremy Hunt said he would use this week's budget plan to remove barriers, including high childcare costs, that are stopping people from working and causing a major problem for employers after the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit
How secondhand sugars are putting your kids at risk of obesity
Secondhand sugars are found in foods and drinks that your child is exposed to passively and involuntarily.
Child-care: Toilet training made easy
Here, we look at ways to toilet train your child as well as important hygiene lessons to teach them at this age.
The Lost Child: Suno India and Firstpost present a podcast on the country's child shelter homes
The Lost Child, a series by Suno India supported by Firstpost, gives insight into child shelter homes in India and explores the ground reality of the lives of these young people. The series will ask complex questions as it progresses: Why are shelter homes underfunded and not staffed sufficiently? Why is family restoration through counseling and support not a big priority for the government? What is being done to help children in shelter homes to cope?
Child trafficking in India: Over two lakh children missing, but who's counting the forgotten ones?
The saga of children who are victims of trafficking very rarely has a happily-ever-after ending
World Breastfeeding Week: Take this quiz to test your knowledge about its health benefits, global statistics
The World Breastfeeding Week began on 1 August, and will end on 7 August. Take this quiz to know how much you know about it.
Bath rituals for infants: Do not forget the pre-bathing massage
Did you know? Your baby’s skin loses moisture 5 times faster than adult skin, which makes it very important to moisture their skin before bathing. Watch Avantika Bahuguna Kukreti share some interesting tidbits on bathing your little one.
Dallas to host memorial service for Sherin Mathews on 30 December, dedicate a bench for slain toddler
Community members in Dallas have planned a bench dedication ceremony and memorial service for the Indian toddler Sherin Mathews, who was found dead in a culvert in mysterious circumstances in October.
US woman jailed for refusing to vaccinate child, woman says vaccination goes 'against her beliefs'
A US woman was on Wednesday sentenced to seven days in jail for refusing to bring her child's vaccinations up to date, a media report said.
Kashmiri Anganwadi workers protest in Srinagar demanding better wages, permanent jobs
Kashmiri Anganwadi workers, government-sponsored children and mother care workers, shout slogans against the government during a protest in Srinagar on Monday
Gorakhpur tragedy: Varun Gandhi pledges Rs 5 cr to build pediatric wing at Sultanpur's district hospital
BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Monday pledged to donate Rs 5 crore from his MPLADS fund to build a pediatric wing at the district hospital of Sultanpur
World Breastfeeding Week: Obsessing over the benefits of breastfeeding only leads to stress
Obsessing over the benefits of breastfeeding can make new mothers feel unnecessarily worried or guilty.
Austrian parents who took children to live in Islamic State territory sentenced to 10 years in jail
An Austrian court sentenced two couples to imprisonment for taking their children to live in an IS-controlled part of Syria and showing them execution videos.
Maneka Gandhi's remark on paternity leave is justified as most men don't perform domestic work
Paternity leave is important in theory because it establishes the fact that child care is the responsibility of both husband and wife. However, Gandhi’s apprehension is also justifiable.
Flipkart invests in parenting social network Tinystep
Tinystep, a parenting social network, today said it has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Flipkart.
Ignore No More, an app that gives parents control over their child's smartphone
Ignore No More is an app promises to help parents get control back over their child's phone.