Baby Health Care
Today, most people have some form of allergy, but they say the doctors, they can begin to prevent from pregnancy, and the child can live without allergies. For this, it is important to know that in the first months of life, the baby has a very immature immune system, and 20% of children develop discomfort to substances such as pollen, dust, certain foods and some animals.
For this reason, we try to prevent the child from the best we can, knowing that there are allergies, such as those generated by climate change, we can not control, but there are others that do. As to this, there are some data to consider, which can be very useful for the child. One of them is to vaccinate the baby with mandatory injections, avoid the baby is a passive smoker, as this will generate allergy to suffer in the future.
It is also important not to have pets because dander them is that without realizing it, he creates allergy our son. And this is extremely important, the baby should be fed breast milk for at least the first six months of life, since it does not cause allergies and contains antibodies to the child care of other infections.
You see, allergies can be caused by several reasons, but also can be avoided and prevented, and thus can improve the situation of children. This is not to say that all allergies will disappear, but at least can be controlled.
Surely more than one one have one of those friends that you like him, that’s a good person and that you value your friendship but whose presence is sometimes a bit tiresome either by his personality, because you get too close to you when talking or whatever.
However, as these friends could say they are the snot, although all are determined to eliminate them as having a useful protective function should not ignore.
It’s pretty much like what happens with the fever, which for some time has become when disease is only a symptom. Fever, as I say, not a disease, it is the sign that the body is fighting something and, to this end, the body temperature increases (a higher temperature, lower survival of viruses).
The boogers are our friends …
Well with snot something similar happens. The inside of our nose is mucosal tissue, ie, it is wet by the presence of mucus (if we had it would dry up as the earth cracking takes years claiming that rain does not arrive). But this is not the most important function of mucus. The best we can do for our children is snot protect.
I know it may sound strange, because nobody wants to have snot and no one wants their children to have snot, but the mucus has high concentrations of antibodies, ie, defenses, and a viscosity such that it is charged with defending the perfect nose, that is the entry of air into the lungs, so that, if possible, the infection does not go there.
Tired … but sometimes
- Hey, long ago I do not know John, how are you?
- Well, well, now you have not seen him. You already know how it is, around with it can be wonderful, but much time with him can be frustrating.
- Of course, what a strange friendship.
- Right, it’s something like “with you or without you.”
The snot protect us and help us to keep the infection get worse, they are a great entry barrier to viruses and bacteria. The problem is that tired, tired many children because they do not stop breathing. Babies who can not breastfeed because they have snot, toddlers who vomit snot because they reach the throat, children who sleep badly because mucus prevents them from breathing normally …
For all these reasons it sells serum, nasal sprays, mucolytics (which no longer fall for social security because their effectiveness is questionable), knobs, vacuum snot, etc., But we must not obsess. If your child plays and runs happily with his moquito let him hang with him (as much as we take from the mouth, annoying). If instead the child is uncomfortable and restless, or breathing difficulty, since it might be better relieve some of the congestion, because it’s not that plan can not sleep or eat.
So, in summary, that boogers are not bad, they do not have to leave the child snot clean inside and out because they have a negligible role. Now if we see they are very annoying, because we do something for the good of the child, to breathe a tad better, so you can eat without vomiting and ultimately move on until you cure the infection you have.
I confess that the first time I heard of “method” for baby sleep I was quite surprised. I could not understand how someone tried to establish some guidelines to achieve the dream of a baby, like a method to make plants grow faster or learn a language in two weeks.
The most surprising thing is that this person had not even had her baby and I had read Estivill because someone had told him he was a bedside book for dads. I, who was also mother, now I’m so glad you have followed my instinct and not having bought any “method” …
I have not read Estivill, to Ferber, Sears, Carlos Gonzalez, Tracy Hogg or M ª Luisa Ferreros in their attempts to help parents with the issue of children’s dreams.
You might think it’s because I’ve missed, because my daughters are quite sleepy. Who knows if perhaps despair for failing to break himself had thrown me to read some of those parenting gurus, maybe, but if I’m honest, I find myself.
Bad nights I had a few, like everyone else, and in those cases “the method” has been the same: patience, patience and more patience kilos. If the child does not sleep, can be a thousand and one reasons, and if we are crying in the same case.
The only way I know, without having read the books that emerge from oblivion of instinct, is to help our babies trying to stay calm and calming them to them, passing on our attention, interest and affection.
There is no “method” because every baby, every parent and every night is different
If a method would work with the babies and parents with babies cloned robots. But neither the children nor the parents, nor the circumstances of each night are equal, so I’m not going to serve a method. “Formula” is something that works for you once, but no illusions may fail because the next night.
There are many reasons to attend the baby’s crying: calm, allay their fear or pain, give confidence … Quenching his hunger or thirst, pain calmándoles, entertaining, reassuring, changing position, diapers, clothes, singing, arrullándoles, looking out the window with them, listening to music, a story, a hair dryer … the child can calm down and fall asleep. Not immediately, probably.
And if these attempts to calm the baby grow longer over time, can finish that concern, interest and affection for the child? Can you reach the end of despair and abandonment? They are our children, I think not. What can be finished is patience and our nerves may volquemos in children, which will only worsen the situation.
So you have to seek help when needed, ask the couple to relieve us, after wear in any situation we do not function well, and if they have spent many hours without rest will be the limit of our strength.
It is not common sense methods but for the child to sleep, some nights we will operate a “trick” or other nights not. The tricks that work with one child may not work with another. And there may be no trick that’s worth, and that the child does not sleep, neither this nor many other nights. So I said, patience.
It may take two months, two years or four, in the end the child sleep alone, but may continue waking is normal, and we will continue to need because we are your reference, your livelihood.
Methods for all, where is the common sense?
One of you told me once we were wrong if we needed a guide to show us how to treat our children well. So I think in this case: if we badly need a “method” for children to sleep.
What Next are methods to eat, or do not pee in the bed? Ah, no, sorry, that’s already there … A shame not to let children grow and mature at their own pace, not understanding their needs from adults, their peculiarities that make them precious and unique.
To all those parents who have sought help in these methods, do not blame them because it is they who thought they had a problem or that there was something “abnormal” when the child does not sleep as adults. It’s what this society for decades has grown accustomed: that after having a child can continue as before, when that is not so. Fortunately.
And if I can sell books and step lecturing offering “magic formula” that people demand better.
There is no magic formula for all children, we can only respectfully accompany their sleepless nights, which of course are not intended for “hassling”. We have to understand that a baby wakes up at night is not only normal, but healthy.
And I, those prospective parents have heard that they can not do without the book of this or that author, I would say that methods to stop your child sleep and listen to your instincts. Children who sleep more or less and we can train them in it.
A new family member brings a number of changes that must be taken into account, from how you will care, and must be fed to the place where you go to sleep.
A common scenario from childbirth is that it should awaken him at night to feed. Generally the task is performed by the mother for breastfeeding.
The baby should sleep alone
Also the child can mourn at various times during the night, being usual to bring him to sleep with both parents.
The baby should always sleep because sleeping with only one or two adults increase the risk of suffering from suffocation or crushing. During sleep, people can move, which is a risk factor for a baby, which is quite small relative to the adult.
The baby should sleep only in his own bed, but during the first months, the same may be located within the room of parents. In this way they will be closer and more comfortable will take care overnight.
Babies usually start to take its first steps from the year-old, although each has its own pace. Some are released a little earlier, from 9 months and others will cost a little more, not getting to walk freely up to 15 months.
It is a process that takes time and since the first steps, until they are able to walk without help from an adult or without holding a cabinet, you can spend a long time.
Generally less common for a child 18 months still has not learned to walk alone, but also gives a case. In this case, it is advisable to consult a specialist certifying that the child has no problem with bone, hip or psychomotor ability.
It is also common for children to begin to crawl from 8 months and as you discover your own mobility and feel more secure when traveling, want to start experimenting with your body, to hold onto anything to stand up and gradually want to take their first steps. However, there are also children who prefer to skip the crawling stage and how hard you try, do not get to give a single step on his knees. However, experts point out that this phase is very important to begin coordinating the two cerebral hemispheres.
Crawling also has its phases and notice how at first you do with insecurity and irregularity but as soon as you start to feel more confident and experience the freedom that gives mobility, improve your technique and you’ll be amazed how fast you can go.
It’s always exciting to enjoy the first steps to start your son or daughter is a very important experience for both you and baby. The parents live with excitement and enthusiasm and, later, you remember how comfortable it was when they were in their cribs. Just as I am very excited to learn to speak and when not silent then you see that you almost regret having taught
Gluten is a protein found in cereal seeds, together with the starch, to which many people have intolerance or allergies.
In these cases, eating gluten causes damage to the mucosa of the small intestine which prevents digestion can be performed normally.
For this reason, you should introduce gluten in the diet of infants in a gradual and not before 6 months of age. A study by a Dutch medical center, noted that children who have taken gluten before 6 months, developed digestive problems such as constipation or constipation belly. This, in turn, could also generate an intolerance to milk cows.
Gluten intolerance of wheat, barley and rye are people with celiac disease and must eat a diet something special.
In the progressive feeding of infants, pediatricians recommend include gluten in milk from 6 to 7 months. When only take a bottle, you begin to enter the grain from the fifth month or so, depends on the pediatrician, and if they are gluten-free cereal. If up to this age, babies fed only breast milk, some doctors recommend that you go giving a piece of bread so he can go sucking.
Once you enter the grains with gluten, if the child accepts them, we can continue with the introduction of food as our pediatrician recommended us.
When gluten is already part of their diet, we can see that the child has these symptoms, chronic diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, loss of appetite, which is more fussy or irritable … In these cases, one should consult with your doctor to treat this and can perform a scan to determine whether the child is intolerable to gluten and therefore need to eat a diet that does not contain this protein.
Nothing better than a massage to care for your baby to relax and show all your love and affection. There is a therapeutic massage for babies, which is known as Shantala. Its origin is in India. Dr. F. French Leboyer, after observing how a mother massaging your baby, became fascinated with the strength of the movement and the benefits that this practice was in infants. Decided to import these techniques to the West and baptize the sequence of movements with the name of the mother, Shantala.
According Leboyer, to be held, rocked, caressed, touched, massaged, etc … is so vital for young children such as vitamins, minerals and proteins. This infant massage gets calm children, promotes the resistance of your body, gives them a quiet sleep and a positive mental development. Massages are one of the favorite moments of babies. During the massage the small feel a nice feeling because it is not only skin contact, but also feel sensations through hearing, smell and vision.
If massage is part of a daily routine, the baby will know that after bathing and before you put your clothes will provide long-awaited moment. Hearing his mother spread the oil or cream for the hands, the baby will feel ready to live the pleasant experience of massage. In these few minutes, the baby will find peace and enjoy a great pleasure. For most babies love physical contact and no wonder that massage as having a calming and relaxing effect to them.
To do this properly, it should go to a physiotherapist specializing in infant massage. In some regions, midwives are also responsible for explaining to the new mother how to perform the massage.
Babies have very sensitive skin and for the first two years of life, they have no choice but to wear the diaper.
Although, at present, the diapers are made with absorbent materials such as cellulose and waterproof fabrics, such as polyethylene vapor passes, the fact spend all day in contact with skin may cause some irritation.
The acid in the feces, moisture and pH of urine can be very aggressive agents that cause redness, escocedura and in some cases, even granite can be very annoying and painful.
To try to prevent this from happening, we recommend changing the diaper often and, whenever possible, leave a little baby’s bottom uncovered to air out. At each change, you can apply a protective cream that hydrates the area and prevent irritation.
To clean, you use the special wipes for babies, but there are people who remained true to the warm water and sponge. In any case, it is recommended to dry the area carefully and emphasizing between mollitas, where you can be dirt or reddened by traces of moisture. After cleaning the area well, you can apply moisturizers that help protect the skin from irritation. There are ointments generic and more specific and prepared for treatment of severe irritation or pronounced.
It may be that the small to have any type of allergy used hygiene products, soaps, colognes, moisturizers … Similarly, the skin can also be very sensitive to the type of detergent or fabric softener we use to wash clothes.
Similarly, excess salivation during the teething process, could change the pH of the stool and thereby make them more irritating.