⇒日本語 Children’s Teeth and Mouth 1-3 After my previous post, Japan has suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic, as you know. Our daily life has changed greatly, and unfortunately, I was unable to complete this article as planned. But despite all these changes, I hope you and your...

Vitamin D deficiency ⇒日本語 Because Hokkaido is in the north, the intensity of sunlight is relatively weak during winter. When the intensity of sunlight in Tokyo is, just say, 1, the intensity in Sapporo is only about 1/3 of that. Many people are afraid of skin cancer...

the English-Japanese Well-baby Questionnaires ”日英併記乳幼児健診アンケート” Regular checkups are held at the Health Center in Sapporo. They help to monitor children’s health and development.  Fill out the English-Japanese questionnaire below in advance of your well-baby and child’s check-up at the Health Center (at the age of 4...

1-2)Dental problems often seen in fetuses and babies up to 18-months old.                                         ⇒日本語   The following are common topics at dental clinics or dental health check-ups about babies up to 18-months old.      1.The primary teeth came through prematurely. As mentioned in the previous chapter, tooth development varies for children....

 Children’s Teeth and Mouth #1 ⇒こどもの歯と口(日本語) Let’s learn about children’s teeth and mouth from this new series of articles.  If you enjoy food and conversation with healthy teeth and mouth all your life, you will be very happy.  Healthy permanent teeth that are well aligned with no cavities are...

For mothers who are going to leave their babies in nurseries or daycares during their working hours. You can continue feeding your baby breast milk by pumping milk and storing it in a bottle. How often should the mother pump her breast milk? Research suggests the following...

For mothers who are going to leave their babies in nurseries or daycares during their working hours. You don't have to give up breastfeeding after your child enters daycare or a nursery school. You can continue feeding your baby breastmilk by pumping milk and storing it...

Do you have concerns about your child’s intellectual development? Intellectual developmental disorder is a condition diagnosed before age 18 that includes below-average intellectual function and a lack of skills necessary for daily living (according to Intellectual disability by Medline plus) The link is to MedlinePlus.gov.    If you...

It is very important to take care of your baby properly. Congenital dislocation of the hip, or developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a hip joint dislocation(股関節脱臼”kokansetsu-dakkyu"). DDH occurs rarely in 1 to 3 baby per 1,000 births. Careful handling of a baby will help prevent and...

Your baby's first solid foods Introducing your baby to solid foods – sometimes called weaning should start when your baby is around 5 to 6 months old. This guides you on how to introduce your baby to solid foods. A new document provided by Sapporo city in 2019...

How do you prepare for the happy start of your job return? The first week of returning to your job may be very stressful for you. Therefore, we recommend you start it in the middle of the week, so that the weekend will come soon! The WHO...

Pediatricians and child development specialists are being confronted by parents saying, that their children are showing symptoms of language development delay, poor facial expressions and lack of eye contact. They have discovered that these children tend to have prolonged exposure to mass media (such as...

The use of soft chairs is not recommended. That’s because it does not train your baby to sit properly. Even if a 3-4 month old baby seems able to sit on a soft chair, it does not necessarily mean that the baby can already sit upright. This...

There are kinds of well-baby check-ups. Home visit and check-ups by midwives New mothers may feel anxious because they are not used to life at home with their new baby Please submit the yellow postcard in your boshi-techo (maternal and child health handbook) to the ward office (kuyakusho)...