Under fives

Find out about caring for your child from 1 to 5 years of age.

Looking after your child’s teeth is important. Healthy baby teeth are needed for chewing and proper speech development.

There’s no set age at which you should move your child from a cot to a bed, but many children are ready between 18 months and 2 years of age.

Helping children to learn to behave the way you want them to is one of the most important jobs of being a parent. Find out about managing your child's behavior.

Most small children have tantrums. Here are some tips to stop tantrums before they start, and to help your child when they do have a tantrum.

Fussy or picky eating is common in children under 5 years - but most children will eat when they are hungry. 

Babies and young children get sick often – it’s a normal part of childhood. Get help quickly if your child shows any of these danger signs.

© RMI Ministry of Health and Human services

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