Quick reminders and tips to help care for your three-year-old’s health and well-being!
Time outdoors helps prevent/delay myopia. Make sure the little one spends two to three hours per day enjoying the great outdoors!
Protect junior’s eyes when you’re reading with him — hold the book at least 30 cm away from his eyes.
Hold or place mobile devices 40-50 cm away from your child’s eyes. Adjust the screen brightness to reduce glare, and the display size for comfortable viewing.
Remind the little one to rest his eyes by taking a 3- to 5-min break after 30 to 40 mins of near work (e.g. tablet use). For example, he can look at some trees in the distance.
Take good care of your toddler’s teeth! Brush twice a day: once after he wakes, and once before he goes to sleep at night.
Brush your little one’s teeth for two minutes each time, and make sure to clean the hard-to-reach areas like the back of the mouth.
Here's how much toothpaste to use when brushing your little one's teeth:
Replace your child’s toothbrush when it looks worn out; frayed bristles don’t clean as effectively. A good rule of thumb is once every 3-4 months.
Visit Parent Hub, for more useful tips and guides to give your child a healthy start.
Download the HealthHub app on
Google Play or
Apple Store to access more health and wellness advice at your fingertips.
Read these next:
This article was last reviewed on
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Helping Youth Fight Depression
Building Resilience In Your Child
3 Ways Your Child Benefits From Boredom
Play To Win
Healthy Food for Kids in a Bento
View More Programmes
Youth Preventive Dental Service (YPDS) provides oral health screening for pre-schoolers at some childcare centres as part of the Preschool Oral Health Screening and Fluoride Therapy Programme. Parents may access Healthhub to obtain the 'Information Sheet for Parents', which contains screening outcomes and the recommended follow-up action.
There’s a lot about e-cigarettes that many of us are unaware of – what are they exactly, and are they safe? Read on to uncover truths and myths clouding it!
Protect yourself and your loved ones from vaccine-preventable diseases like influenza and pneumococcal disease. There is no reason why anyone should suffer from the serious complications vaccine-preventable diseases can cause. Your best defence against such diseases is getting vaccinated.
Browse Live Healthy
In partnership with