Sunday, June 20, 2010

Diet for a baby

Diet in infants can be given at the 17-month-old baby and above. A diet that can be treated include:
  1. Gluten and Casein-free diet. This diet begins with avoiding all products that contain gluten, such as biscuits, noodles, bread and other food containers made from wheat. Casein is usually obtained from food or beverages that contain cow's milk, like cheese, mozzarella, butter, or candy.
  2. Sugar-free diet. How that is done is by limiting the intake of pure sugar for the baby. This intake comes primarily from sugar, syrup, carbonated beverages, and fruit juice in containers. Instead, use stevia and xylitol sugar alternately for the baby. If both types of sugar are not available, you can replace it by using corn sugar or sorbitol.
  3. Fungus-free diet. This diet aims to prevent fungal infections in the intestines of the baby. Consistent with the name, all kinds of foods processed with fermentation processes, such as soy sauce, Tauco, cheese, and cakes made by using soda developer, vermipan, or the like, not given to the baby. Likewise with food that had been stored, or dried fruits.
  4. Phenol and salicylate-free diet. Phenols contained in brightly colored fruits such as grapes, cherries, prunes, plums, apples, almonds, and others. While salicylate found in oranges and tomatoes. Bright colors on papaya, mango, beets, and carrots, not a phenol, but beta-carotene, which may be consumed by the baby.
  5. Rotation and elimination diets. Foods with high lgG results (marked with two or three stars) is not given to baby, such as wheat, cow's milk, and broccoli. For the low lgG (marked with one star) remains given to the baby, with a rotation diet at least for four days.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Overcoming diaper eczema in baby

Diaper eczema in babies is a skin disorder caused by the inflammation of the skin in the area of the baby's body, covered with a diaper. These diseases generally occur in the thigh skin folds, between the two buttocks, and also can occur on another part of baby's skin.

Part of skin that covered baby diaper, easily becomes inflamed because the baby's skin becomes warm, moist, and sensitive to bacterial or compounds that can cause skin irritation. How to prevent eczema diaper is as follows:
  • Change the baby's diaper regularly and as often as possible.
  • Do not let the baby has wet diapers because the baby's urine. Prolonged contact between the baby's skin with a wet and dirty diapers, can cause diaper rash.
  • When cleaning the baby, pat the baby's body parts usually covered with a diaper (buttock, thigh, groin, and the baby's genital area), gently using a clean towel. Try to avoid brushing the area rubbed too hard.
  • Occasionally let the baby's bottom open without wearing a diaper. Take a few moments, so that the baby's body usually covered with a diaper still dry and clean.
  • Be careful in choosing a diaper for the baby, because some diaper material can cause diaper rash. If your baby is not suitable to use a certain brand of diapers, immediately replace with another brand of diapers.
  • If your baby is wearing cloth diapers are used repeatedly, wash the cloth diapers using a detergent that has a formula not too hard.
  • Avoid wearing clothes with perfume softener, because the deodorant in these clothes softener can irritate baby's skin.
  • Be sure to rinse the baby's diapers really clean, so that the remaining detergent in the diapers can be cleaned as much as possible.
  • Avoid installing a diaper is too strong. Try to provide air space between the diaper and the baby's skin.

Prevent eczema milk to baby

The cause of this disease is complex, influenced by heredity or environment. Eczema milk, usually makes the baby feel itchy. Sign is the baby often scratched, anxiety and also become fussy. Infants with eczema skin will look pink milk. Also there are small bubbles that contain clear fluid. When the bubble burst, it will look wet, then dry up and become yellowish or blackish scab.

Areas of skin affected by eczema milk depending on the age of the baby. Eczema milk that occurs in newborns or young, typically located on the cheek area. While the baby is old enough, eczema milk occurred in the arm and the indentation curves of the knee. In the skin looks dry and scaly.

Tips to prevent eczema milk to infant:
  • Beware of dust, heat and humidity on the baby's skin directly.
  • Keep baby's skin is not dry.
  • Wash the baby at least twice a day, so that the baby's skin clean.
  • Give your baby's skin moisturizer, so your baby's skin is not dry, and does not itch.
  • Immediately dry the baby's sweaty body, using a clean towel dampened with water. Then replace the baby's clothes with a clean.
  • If carrying a baby in a car, avoid the baby from the sun continuously, so that the baby's skin does not overheat.
  • Avoid substances trigger skin irritation, such as bleach clothing. When forced to use bleach clothing, when washing the baby clothes, immediately rinse with clean water as much as possible.
  • If the baby is still drinking mother milk, the cause could also be due to food consumed by the mother. But the mother must ensure beforehand that the food consumed is the cause. Once sure of that, then the mother should stop to consume these foods.