We love that cute and innocent smile of a toothless
Children are more vulnerable to emergencies as they sometimes can't
The safety and wellbeing of children are parents number one priority. The American Association of Center for Disease Control and
Every baby needs to play and do some physical activity for a healthy growth; and playing with you is your
Rub oil into your palms: warm a tiny squirt of just for baby oil between your palms.
We love that cute and innocent smile of a toothless baby, but when your baby’s teeth start to appear, you
Children are more vulnerable to emergencies as they sometimes can't express the urgency properly. So babies may have some problems
Whether it's summer or winter, your infant will get irritated if he/she is made to stay at home all day.
The first time you held that tiny hand, you must have realized how delicate your baby’s skin is. As the
“Soft like a baby’s skin” - we all have heard that saying. While the saying is true in every way,
A baby's skin is more sensitive than the adults. So a baby may be more susceptible to face skin problems.
Baby’s skin is one of the most delicate parts and naturally your little baby’s skin is more sensitive than adults.
Once you have been caring for your little one for a few months, you will start to notice a pattern
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Babies’ Physical & Mental Development During Seven-Twelve Months
Development And Milestones
Here are some important physical milestones that you need to track for your baby. Please note that all babies grow at their own pace.
Lying on back
with clenched hands
Crawling on stomach
Baby Care Tips & Tricks
Wash the vegetables thoroughly in a strainer. Cut the chicken breast into small pieces. Peel the carrot, sweet potato and onion. Dice carrots, green beans, sweet potato and small onion into small pieces.
In a saucepan heat the water and bring it to a boil.
Add the carrot, sweet potato and chicken breast. After 5 minutes add the peas, onion and green beans. Add a pinch of turmeric for added color and health benefits. Add salt to taste.
Boil the vegetables and chicken for 15 to 20 minutes or until soft.
Let the vegetables and chicken cool for at least 20 minutes.
Strain the vegetables and chicken but keep the liquid for future use and for blending. The liquid can be used as a healthy stock for pish pash. Transfer the strained food in a blender. Add a little bit of liquid or stock for achieving a smooth consistency. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
Freeze the leftovers in a clean ice tray or glass jars for future feedings.
Vaccines and Immunizations for Babies aged 0 to 2 years
The safety and wellbeing of children are parents number one priority. The American Association of Center for Disease Control and Prevention advocates vaccines as the most effective way of protecting your baby. Here is a list of some of the most common vaccines that are provided all over the world to children.
The typhoid vaccine causes typhoid fever and the effect may last for weeks. Vulnerable patients may be prone to severe health effects and may result in death for some patients. Typhoid vaccines are widely available and most countries offer it for free.
Dosage: 1 dose
Frequency: 24 months, booster every two years
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
The MMR vaccine protects against 3 deadly diseases- measles, mumps and rubella. All these diseases can be caught through the air or direct contact. The diseases if contacted may give rise to a host of symptoms including fever, swelling in different areas of the body and lung infections.
Dosage: 1 dose for Measles, 1 dose for Mumps and Rubella.
Frequency: 15 months for Measles, 9 months for Mumps and Rubella.
The tetanus virus may be contracted through a cut. The effects of the disease may result in degeneration of bones and in severe cases, death.
Dosage: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18 months, 4-6 months.
The World Health Organization recommends everyone get vaccinated in their areas to gain protection from vaccine – preventable diseases. Several Other diseases like influenza, tuberculosis, rubella etc. can also be prevented with proper vaccination.
The following vaccination guide is given as per WHO standard. Talk to your doctor or your nearest health clinic to know more about the vaccines given in your area.
HOW TO PREPARE BABY BOTTLE
Pour water into bottle
Add scoops of powder to bottle
Cool water until lukewarm
Check temperature on the inside of wrist
A number of recent studies suggest that regular massage promotes your baby’s bone development. It also is a great way to bond with an infant. Always choose massage oil with natural oils like olive and Almond oil.
Applying Baby oil creates a protective barrier on Baby’s skin that locks moisture & keeps your baby’s skin soft. Try not to massage too vigorously after feeding, since it might cause the baby to spit up.
Babies should be bathed 3-4 times a week. Always choose a mild, no tear formula and pH balanced soap for your baby.
No tear formula lets your baby enjoy the bath while pH Balanced formula maintains natural softness of Baby’s skin. Rinse well to prevent irritation. An infant’s skin is very sensitive to try not to “scrub” too hard.
Keeping Baby skin moisturized
Always use warm water for giving baby a bath and bath should not be more than three to five minutes. Never use too hot water as baby’s skin loses moisture in hot water. Apply a lotion with natural moisturizers while baby is still wet, and then pat dry instead of rubbing. Always apply a lotion after washing baby’s skin for locking his skin’s natural moisture.
Common Baby Skin Problems
Your newborn baby may have some skin conditions that seem unusual to you. Most are fairly common and do not need to be treated. Some common ones are listed here for some guidance about what to expect
Heat Rash are bumps usually seen in the folds of baby’s skin and on parts of the body where clothing fits snugly, including the chest, stomach, neck, crotch and buttocks. In case of heat rash remove any excess clothing. Keep your baby comfortably cool by dressing him in loose-fitting, light, cotton clothing.
Birth Mark is flat and can be deep brown, slate gray, or blue-black in colour. Some birthmarks develop over time, and some are present at birth. They some times look like bruises and are often found on the lower back and buttocks.
Milia are tiny whiteheads on your baby’s face. They will disappear on their own.
Baby acne is red, pimply rash on the face. Generally, it disappears over time.
Diaper rash is often caused by irritation to the skin due to friction and too long contact with urine/stool. In general, most diaper rashes can be prevented by changing diapers when they are wet or soiled and allowing the diaper area to dry between changes. Using a barrier cream with zinc oxide can help.
When to consult a pediatrician for baby skin problems?
Most skin rashes in babies are not serious and require little to no treatment. There are some rashes which may require further evaluation. Any fever associated with a rash requires an evaluation by a physician. Rashes which involve blisters or other fluid-filled bumps(pustules, vesicles) may also need to be evaluated.
“Welcome to the world of diapers and sleepless nights” - I received several messages like this from my friends and
Summer and sun are not ideal for babies as their skin is soft and delicate, and they can suffer from