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What’s the funniest thing your toddler believes?

Vennela V
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25
I am a hands-on mother running around my 3-year-old toddler. Kids at that age will be full of energy, enthusiasm and full of questions. Once he started walking, he is always attracted towards Refrigerator. It has become my full-time duty to keep him away from the refrigerator.One day my husband and my kid were watching Tom and Jerry cartoons. In one episode Jerry locks Tom in the fridge and when the landlady comes and opens the fridge, Tom who becomes frozen rolls down as an ice cube. My son was clapping and laughing loudly. My husband caught the moment and ... Read More

What are the signs and symptoms you should look for after the baby's birth?

Pradeep
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25
If your baby is unwell or distressed, take him/her to an experienced pediatrician for the immediate medical help!When To Seek Medical HelpJaundice: If your baby's nails, chest, eyes or body seems yellow in color, take your newborn to the doctor immediately.Breathing Problems: If your baby is having breathing problems or his/her breathing becomes irregular or rapid, do not delay going to the hospital.Breathing Is Noisy: If your newborn is having difficulty breathing or his/her breathing is noisy when they are not crying.Problems with Bowel Movements: If your baby does not show any movement for 2-3 days after his/her birth, the ... Read More

What are the benefits of baby massage or touch therapy?

Pradeep
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25
Massage is considered very important for the development and growth of a newborn baby. Lack of oil massage or touch therapy results in poor growth of the baby, psychological problems, and delayed attachment to parents.Benefits of MassageMassage promotes blood circulation, tone up the muscles, and relax different areas of the body.It increases food absorption hormones such as insulin.Massage results in promotion of mother-infant bonding.Babies become more active and alert.Massage enhances skin barrier function, acts as a source of warmth and nutrition, and increases weight gain.Greater bone mineralization and more optimal behavioral and motor responses.Regular oil massage reduces stress behavior and ... Read More

What are the long-term deleterious effects of childhood obesity?

Pradeep
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25
To know obesity, let’s take a look at the meaning and the difference between obesity and being overweight.Being overweight can evidently be described as having unwanted bodyweight for a particular height produced from fat, bone, muscle, water, or any other combination of these various factors. This varies with obesity which can be described as having unwanted amounts of human extra fat.Long-Term Deleterious Effects of Childhood Obesity AreHyperandrogenism.Respiratory disorders: asthma, sleep disorders (obstructive sleep apnea).Gall bladder disease.Neurological disorders: pseudotumor Cerberi.Diabetes mellitus.Non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis (NASH).Dermatologic disorders: acanthosis nigricans.Cardiovascular risks: heart disease and hypertension.Metabolic syndrome: (SYNDROME X).Orthopedic disorders: genu valgum, injury to the growth ... Read More

Can you give some nutritional advice/nutritional elements for healthy infants?

Pradeep
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25
Feeding too much food only increases the fat content of the body. To build strength and muscle mass, kids must dance, play, run, and exercise more. Encourage your kids to run/cycle/walk to school, and do rope skipping.Indian food has more wheat and rice. We need to increase vegetables, fresh fruits, and dals.Nutrition monitoring bureau says the majority of kids are malnourished. Weak kids get 25% less energy or carbohydrates, 25% less proteins and they get 90% less oil, needed to increase vitamin D, more hormones, the cell wall of all cells, etc.So, it is important to include one spoon of ... Read More

Do you know when and how to bathe your newborn?

Pradeep
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25
Give your baby a sponge bath or wipe your baby's body with a moist cloth.Bathe the baby in a warm room and temperature of the water should not exceed 37 degrees C.When you bathe your newborn make sure you cover his/her ears properly so that the water does not enter his/her ears.Bath duration should not exceed five minutes in order to avoid over hydration of the skin which may lead to easily brittleness of the skin and decrease threshold for injury.Before begin to bathe your newborn, keep the baby's towel, mild cream, baby oil, baby powder, and diaper ready. Wrap ... Read More

Playtime Guide – Age appropriate toys for babies?

Pradeep
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Toys for newbornsSensory toysWind chimesLightweight rattleshand-held toysActivity centerMusic player suitable for babiesToys for 3 to 6 months oldBoard booksSoft stuffed animalsUnbreakable mirrorActivity barsColorful teething ringsSqueaky rubber toysSoft books with high-contrast patternsToys for 6 to 9 months oldBusy boardBallsMoving toysBooksHousehold itemsWood or soft blocksSoft dolls or stuffed animalsToys for 9 to 12 months oldBallsBlocksToy telephoneBooksPush toysShape sortersToys for 12 to 18 months oldPush and pull toysBallsPicture booksLarge building bricksClimbing gymRide-on vehiclesWashable crayons and paperSorting and nesting toysToys for 18 to 24 months oldToy instrumentsTrain setsBallsArt suppliesDress-up clothesPuzzles and manipulativeToys to play houseLarge and small blocksPuzzlesIllustrated books and COsWashable crayons and paperRide-on ... Read More

Can you tell some IAP recommended vaccines for children?

Pradeep
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Tdap: Protects children aged ten to eighteen years against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis as immunity wanes following primary vaccination with DOT vaccine.Flu: Protects against communicable breathing infections caused by the flu germs. Influenza is a life-threatening disease that can lead to hospitalization or even death. One of the most effective ways to protect against flu is to get vaccinated every year.MMR: It protects against three most common viral infections called mumps, measles, and rubella. Measles is a highly communicable infection spread by the direct contact with throat/nasal secretions of sick persons. Mumps cause loss of appetite, swelling of salivary glands, ... Read More

What is the golden rule for complimentary feeding?

Pradeep
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Start with finely cooked and mashed dalia, khichri, rice or ragi with ghee and sugar, or leafy vegetables and fresh fruits. After a week, feed your baby with sweet potato or carrot if you have started with cereals first.Feed your baby in the right order. Always give your baby carbohydrates first and then start with proteins. For vegetarians, start with legumes and pulses and for non-vegetarians, introduce meat, fish, and chicken. Fats should be the last food to be introduced to babies.Increased water intake. When babies start eating solid foods they need more water. Avoid any other beverages apart from ... Read More

What are the causes of coughing and wheezing in a baby?

Pradeep
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
There is a myriad of reasons why your baby may cough or wheeze. Possible causes of coughing and wheezing in a baby are:Sr.NoReason & Description1ChokingThe coughing is unexpected and the baby has not been unwell.2ColdsThis is the most common cause of coughing.3BronchitisThis is a type of chest infection, causing cough and wheezing.4CroupThis tends to cause a barking, hoarse cough.5AllergyThis can cause coughing after exposure to particular substances.6SmokeDo not smoke around babies as it can cause them to cough.7Whooping coughIt's a communicable infection, which can be prevented by vaccination8AsthmaCoughing and wheezing are worse after exercise or at night.9PneumoniaThis causes cough, fast ... Read More
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