Saturday, May 22, 2010

How to handle babies exposed to cold

You do not want your baby exposed to cold. Because babies do not know what to do if he caught a cold. Therefore, it would be better, if you prevent your baby attacked by colds, than you treat your baby from the cold. Here is how to prevent things you can do:
  • Allow your baby to a lot of rest. Because the rest, could strengthen the resilience of the baby's body.
  • Keep giving breast milk to babies, to prevent the baby from lack of fluids, if your baby had a fever.
  • If your baby had a fever, monitor the baby's body every three or four hours, to determine whether or not given fever. Before your baby is attacked by a cold.
  • Note the air circulation in the baby's room, make sure to flow properly. Stuffy room that will aggravate the fever of the baby, and will continue to be with the baby prone to colds.
Actually going to get rid of a cold by itself, with no special treatment. If handled properly, runny nose will heal by itself within four to five days. However, over the distance this time, your baby will feel uncomfortable, because the nose full of mucus. This makes the baby's breathing becomes disrupted, eventually the baby became fussy. If this happens, do the following treatments:
  • Use a special pipette, to suck the mucus from your baby's nose. Make sure you pay attention to the provisions of its use.
  • If you want to put balm, apply it on your baby's clothes chest. Do not apply directly on baby's skin, because the soft baby skin could become irritated.
  • If you use nose drops in the baby, pick nose drops that contain only salt. This medicine works to thin the mucus in the nose, making it easier on the swallow by baby. In addition it can stimulate a sneeze, so the mucus can be removed easily.
  • If the mucus in your baby's nose too much, immediately take your child to the doctor. The mucus will be exploited with an instrument called suction.
  • Do not suck the mucus in your baby's nose with your mouth. Because it will cause the baby contracting the disease if you have a particular disease.
  • Do not block the baby's head with a pile of pillows. Because the baby's neck muscles are weak and relatively short. Piles of pillows that are too high, it will make the baby's neck is more bent, which makes the baby becomes difficult to breathe.

Movement and gymnastics for one year old baby

Here is a gymnastic movements that are recommended for infants aged one year. Also accompanied by examples of simple games, which can stimulate the baby to perform the movement.

Crawl. Secure the family room or baby's room, from objects that could endanger the baby's body. Then let the baby crawl in accordance with their wishes. Let baby crawl into all the rooms in accordance with the desire that they headed. The game can be done for example is a game of "cat chasing a mouse." Encourage the baby to play alternately, as a cat, and as a mouse.

Rolled. For gymnastic movement on this one, you should prepare thick carpet or thin mattress on the floor of the room. Encourage your baby to lay on the mat, with a rather distant position. Then call your baby's name, as you rolled toward to your baby while saying "Michael, Mama's coming...!, then slowly and simply roll the baby. Do this several times, allow the baby to imitate your movements.

Swing. You can invite your baby to play "horse dance." Take on all fours in front of your baby. Swing your body forward and backward. Bring your baby to play, with the same motions with you. Without realizing it, your baby has been doing gymnastics movements.

Climb. Lay your body on the bed or carpet. Then take or leave your baby to climb up your body. Give your baby's spirit to perform the movement with take a joke or playing "mountain climbing". The climbing game, it's quite tiring for the baby, but also effective enough for the baby to do gymnastics.

Walking. For babies just learning to walk, maybe this foot gymnastic movement is the most enjoyable exercise for them. Walk without fear, coupled with a father or mother, go around the room, is foot gymnastics movements are generally highly favored by the baby. If possible, turn the music and songs, to make the atmosphere more cheerful and energetic. You also can add a simple game, such as tunnels, mat, balance beam, and so forth.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How to clean your baby's mouth

In order for your baby is healthy and manicured, you should pay attention to cleanliness in every part of your baby's body, and one of them is the mouth. Baby's mouth should be clean, because the food intake into the body of the baby, is through the mouth.
  1. The best time to clean the baby's mouth is when the baby will be bathed.
  2. To clean your baby's mouth, make sure the time has reached 30 minutes or more after the baby's last meal. If you clean the baby's mouth too early, the baby can cause vomiting.
  3. Prepare a fine muslin cloth shaped, not shaped rolls.
  4. Prepare a bowl of warm water, as warm water needed for bathing babies. Do not get too hot, because it can cause a baby suffering from mouth ulcer.
  5. Before doing so, wipe your hands with soap, rinse with clean water, and then dried. After that, your little finger bandage with sterile gauze.
  6. Then bring the baby into your lap, with comfortable seating position.
  7. Dip your finger that has been wrapped in sterile gauze, the warm water, and then enter the mouth of the baby. Do not do it too deeply, because the baby could be sick.
  8. Give a gentle pressure on the baby's tongue, repeat once more, and then drag your finger from the baby's mouth. Do not clean it quickly, but do little by little until the baby's mouth is clean.
  9. If you also want to clean the baby's teeth with gauze, the gauze was replaced with new ones. Perform the same steps with the way above, then gently clean baby's teeth. But remember, do not be depressed, because your baby's gums are still very soft.
  10. If your baby refuses to clean the mouth, let him talk, joking or singing. Do not scold the child, because it can cause the baby to be traumatized. As a result, the baby would not like to be cleaned at all.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Overcoming the baby spit up

Spit up is a normal thing which is common in babies, because it is associated with the baby's digestive functions are not perfect. It is also caused by the baby's stomach capacity is still limited, and the baby's digestive tract smooth muscle is still weak. For example, when babies are breastfed, if the baby's stomach could not accommodate the flow of milk that comes in, then the baby would have spit up.

Spit on the baby can also occur through your nose. But you need not worry too much, because the mouth, nose and throat have a related channel. It could happen, possibly because babies spit up quite a lot, so not all of them could get out through the mouth of a baby. Eventually the fluid out through the nose. Although it is perfectly normal, the baby actually spit up can be done in a way like below:
  • Create your baby burp after each feeding.
  • Do not expose your baby from the supine position, after the baby is drinking milk. Since fluid milk into the baby's body, will seek a lower position.
In addition to those steps, you should also pay attention to things below:

If there is milk in the stomachs of infants, it would appear reflex that can cause infant vomiting. Be careful when your baby is choking, and baby vomit into the lungs. This is very dangerous. Moreover, if the baby choked on milk, which has got into your stomach, because the milk already contains the acid. It can damage the baby's lungs. If this happens, immediately take your baby to the doctor, to get help.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How to make babies fall asleep quickly

When the baby began to birth, babies begin life with more asleep than awake. Baby sleep schedule is pretty much a baby is associated with adaptation to new conditions of life outside the womb. Also the baby is experiencing growth is best when he sleeps. For that babies need adequate sleep. To make your baby's fast asleep then do the following tips:
  • Introduce routine between day and night to the baby from the beginning they were born. When during the day, let the baby sleep with a light and active situation.
  • Make your baby to sleep when they are getting sleepy, but not asleep. Baby will soon learn to sleep alone when they need it, even without your assistance.
  • Do not meet the crib crib with toys. With too many toys, will make the baby more interested in playing than sleeping.
  • At the time the baby to sleep schedule, avoid a baby from distractions. For example, from the noisy voice or from your pet.
  • Allow the baby to determine the sleep position of their own, so they fall asleep faster and more deeply. After the baby is asleep, you can fix the position of the baby so right with a gentle manner, so they do not wake up.

Monday, May 3, 2010

How to deal with difficult infants defecate

Tips if your baby is experiencing difficulties in defecating are as follows:
  • Give your baby foods that are more liquids, such as water or milk. After the age of four months your baby step, you can give a diluted fruit juice.
  • Help your baby to conduct a small exercise that is suitable for babies. You do this by bending baby's knees toward them belly gently, do this repeatedly. It will be able to help your baby to defecate.
  • Wash your baby with warm water.
  • Apply baby oil around the baby's anus.
  • Once the baby starts eating solid foods, give them more fibrous foods from fruits and vegetables.
If difficulties in defecating problem continues, you will need to consult a doctor if:
  • No change when you have changed your eating pattern.
  • Your child looks very ill.
  • Out of blood in stool infants.
  • Tear occurs in infants due to pressure of the anal region is strong.

How to prevent vomiting baby

If you as a mother, you certainly feel sorry when you saw your little baby get vomiting. For that you need to know about ways to prevent your baby has vomited. Here are tips that can be done.
  • Get used to wash your hands, and also sterilize the bottle before you make your baby's milk to drink. This aims to prevent the entry of germs or bacteria into a drinks baby.
  • Try to burp your baby before and after drinking milk, carried by an upright and resting on your shoulders. Gently pat the baby's shoulder to burp your baby.
  • Give your baby enough milk to drink and at the proper time. Try not to make baby feel very hungry before you give the baby milk. Because it can make your baby so hurry to drink milk in sufficient quantity lots. The best time interval to give formula milk to babies was 3.5 - 4 hours.
  • At the time of feeding the baby using a pacifier, try the entire nipple teats fit into baby's mouth, with an upright position with the baby's mouth. The purpose is to reduce the entry of air into the baby's stomach, so that it can reduce the risk of infant vomiting.
  • Place the baby in a quiet room during feeding, so baby can concentrate fully when feeding. Position the baby's body lying in state by using a bit high pillow.
  • Let your baby lie approximately 10 minutes after feeding, after that make baby burp.
If the tips above can be done properly, the chance that the baby had vomited while feeding will be reduced.