Posts Tagged ‘Baby Health Care’
Most parents are familiar with the distressing sight of her baby who cries when left at daycare or with a caregiver, but this usually does not mean there is something to worry about, because it is a very normal part of development of small .
Separation anxiety is the main problem and child psychologists have defined as the stage of development during which the child experiences anxiety when separated from their mother or primary caregiver, but is normal in the child’s development, as Most babies have been through it.
In young children, their unwillingness to stop being the slope a parent or caregiver is a sign of anxiety, but later begin to understand that every object and person around them is different and permanent, but until then, babies are not able to understand the time and do not know if your caregiver or parent will return or not.
Sudden death in the baby is a little unexpected death of a priori reasons that are unknown. It is the leading cause of death in the first years of life. It is common in Western countries and in Spain, at least 100 infants die annually as a result.
A few days ago we mentioned that infant mortality had declined considerably in recent years. However, sudden death in the baby is one of the few causes of death that is increasing. Most troubling is that today are unknown reasons why it occurs and therefore the measures taken to prevent it.
The syndrome known as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is defined as the sudden death of an infant under one year old and apparently healthy. Although the precise reasons are unknown why this happens, we pay special attention to premature babies and those with breathing difficulties.
Petechiae are vascular leakage, which appear on the skin. Are the size of a pinhead and originally stains usually red or purple, but since the chemical changes that occur in the blood, can develop after a while, until the green, yellow or brown. Spills occur, due to the fragility of the capillaries, each time you break create red dots on the skin.
Petechiae are different from the rest of the remaining spots on the skin because when squeezed with the finger, do not disappear. Their appearance can be varied and range from mild to very severe.
The relationship between a baby’s weight and age are key to observe its development. It is a curious fact, namely that infants have a different development still having the same age, just as not all countries, children develop at the same speed, so one should not be compared with other babies.
On average, in general, newborns usually weigh between 2800-4200 grams, with a length of 48-56 cm. Do not worry if your baby begins to gain weight since the early days, the important thing is food and then, little by little they will gain weight Read the rest of this entry »
Babies and young children who grow up in a smoky environment, in fact, begin at a young age smoking. This can affect their health, both short and long term. Tobacco smoke inhalation is being very harmful. This applies to young children much more than adults because their airways are finely constructed and therefore more damaged.
What exactly happens if your baby still receives tobacco smoke? Below are the harmful effects of smoke air:
* Increased risk of otitis
The probability of middle ear infection increases if your child regularly resides in a smoky environment. Research shows that 15% of cases of otitis media in children from one to seven years is caused by their parents smoke. Read the rest of this entry »
The premature baby are the risks arising from a lack of maturity of some organs are therefore not work well or are exposed to external aggression.
The problems of this baby are focused on the difficulty of adapting to the environment extrauterine by their immaturity and low weight. The smaller and immature, the greater the risk of diseases of the baby.
The respiratory, nervous, digestive, renal, immune and vision may be involved. The respiratory system is one of the most affected. Respiratory distress syndrome occurs as a consequence of the lack of surfactant protein that is responsible for the pulmonary alveoli are elastic and remain inflated or expanded. Read the rest of this entry »
Popeye was right, eating spinach is very important because it contains iron. During the second and third quarter, demand for iron triples and the recommended daily intake is 30 milligrams. The small house also should consume iron for infants breast milk and iron-fortified formulas are sufficient, but the cow’s milk, soy and goat are low in iron and therefore not recommended for children under 1 year. At age 6 months is important to feed them with fruits, vegetables and vitamin C-rich juices and to also ingest iron. Foods that contain iron include beef, turkey, shrimp, eggs, beans, plums and spinach.
The Newborn Screening Test Gone are the time of delivery. That little person is expected since both your arms. Everything went wonderfully and you and your baby go home amid the joy of family and friends. But while your new baby is apparently healthy, a disease may manifest itself during the first weeks of life, producing irreversible damage to their health or even death.
How do I find out if the baby was born with a disease that puts him in danger? With the Newborn Screening Test, also known as Heel test that seeks to detect various diseases in the first days after birth, to give treatment that minimizes or completely finished with the effects that might affect you for life.
Some disorders that cause these diseases are: mental retardation, growth problems, cardiac malfunction and death.
Microbiology Specialists say that what is sought by this test is to detect diseases that have solutions with treatments and special diets.
In several countries, clinics, health centers, hospitals and private clinics perform this test for free.
The process is simple. It involves extracting a few drops of blood from the baby’s heel, which will be analyzed in a specialized laboratory.
Best results are achieved if the test is done between 4 and 7 days old. Medical experts say it is ideal to make it 4 days, because it is when the highest peak in the concentration of hormones or substances that cause disease.
In determining a test problem, the mother will be informed immediately and the child will be referred to specialized medical center to begin treatment as quickly as possible. The sooner the baby be delivered medicines and special foods, the more likely you do not have consequences in the future, or that they are minimized.
Recalls the importance of carrying your newborn to have this test. The Nips that surely will mourn, you can save your life. In this case meets the literally the saying that so we repeated our grandparents: “Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today.”
It’s a secondhand smoke, also known as environmental smoke is the emanation *- snuff expelled by smokers, the end product of combustion of a cigarette, snuff or pipe. The last puff for cigarettes has many harmful chemicals other than nicotine, and anyone who wants the vapor is considered an involuntary or passive smoking.
In each cigarette you can find 4800 chemicals, most of them undesirable in terms of health. The substances most studied so far, by its negative effects on the body, are carbon monoxide, tar and cyanic acid.
Did you know:
- Children who aspire secondhand smoke are highly likely to suffer from pneumonia, bronchitis and ear infections.
- The children of parents who smoke are likely to develop asthma. If not present, are common choking attacks.
- Each year, 300,000 cases of infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia in infants under 18 months who aspire secondhand smoke-are roughly between 7,500 and 15,000 hospitalizations.
You can protect your life and your family away from home, be sure your child is in school and day care programs absolutely free of cigarette smoke.