Despite the startling technical advances that the field of medicine has made in the last few decades, women are taking longer to give birth now than they did 50 years ago.
Candida Overgrowth in Babies and Children
Many of us might be unaware of the abundance of microorganisms that live inside a healthy human intestinal tract, on our skin, and in other organs such as the mouth, the olfactory canal, the genitourinary tract, and the eyes.. The intestinal tract contains the most flora, as these organisms are collectively called. They’re mostly bacteria, but they also include fungi, and simpler similar organisms.
Before your child becomes independently mobile, there is not much to do outside. To be sure, young babies benefit from exposure to the sensory experiences of the outside world, but they cannot yet interact with their surroundings. Toddlers, on the other hand, especially those who have mastered crawling or walking, are eager to explore the world, and they drink in the outdoors with an excitement that they may never experience again. So while your child is in this stage of exploration, it is a good idea to Continue reading
Most pediatricians recommend that babies be weaned from the bottle by the first birthday or soon thereafter. But for a host of reasons, many parents do not meet this milestone. Bottles are comforting to the baby, and they can be excellent sleep aids. They are also simple and convenient and produce minimal mess. For these reasons, it is not uncommon to see two- or three-year-olds who are still on the bottle.
Although the reasons why parents and babies resist weaning from the bottle are all understandable, there are some very important points in favor of weaning by the first birthday, including Continue reading
Every baby is different, so it’s only natural for some to have a more difficult time with nighttime sleep than others. Some babies take to it very well and at a very young age are able to sleep through the night with only the occasional wakeup. Others, however, require a lot of patience and guidance in order to get to point where they can sleep all night. But in every case, there are things parents can do to make things easier for the baby as well as for themselves.
If your baby has trouble sleeping through the night and you are ready to move to the next stage, Continue reading
If you have gestational diabetes and you have not been able to control it with the advised changes to your diet and exercise regime then you will be prescribed medication. This prescription is usually given to you a couple of weeks after diagnosis but the timing can vary according to your blood glucose levels. You could also be given medication if an ultrasound scan reveals that your baby is large for his gestational age. The medicines available include Continue reading
When your baby is six months old and you first introduce her to solid food do not try and overload her spoon. Trying to give her too much food could put her off trying other food types. Variety of foods is important so make sure you are feeding her the four main food groups which are: Continue reading
There is no question that kids enjoy sweets, and if left to their own devices, many would indulge in junk food far more often than they should. But it would be a mistake to assume that children naturally prefer unhealthy food over healthy food. If good habits are instilled early, kids can actually grow up enjoying vegetable, fruits, and other healthy foods. It’s a matter of Continue reading
When it comes to keeping our babies safe, many parents are very careful with illnesses and infections, but there is another danger that is much easier to avoid: accidents. A third of all childhood deaths are caused by preventable accidents, and the vast majority of these could be avoided with better babyproofing and safer practices.
There is nothing parents can do to stop a child’s natural curiosity. Kids have an inborn urge to explore, and this means getting into things, playing with items that are not necessarily for babies, and making a mess of the home. For parents, the goal is not to stop Continue reading
Have you heard of OFP which is optimal fetal positioning? This is a technique to encourage your baby into an anterior position by changing your posture especially when you are in a sitting down position. What you are trying to do when using this technique is tilt your pelvis forward, not backwards so if you are in a sitting position, always make sure that your knees are lower than your hips. To help you, try these following tips: Continue reading