Archive for October, 2011
A birthmark may appear on the skin of our little ones and create a real concern for young parents.
Sometimes present at birth, these spots may be revealed in coming days.
Most often benign and harmless, the birthmark is trivial because very often. There are a wide variety: There is not one, but birthmarks.
Within this wide variety of forms, two major types can be distinguished: vascular stains resulting from a proliferation of small vessels of the skin and age spots caused by a proliferation of pigment cells.
Changes in appearance and different, these two distinct types of birthmarks are calling for support and monitoring different. Read the rest of this entry »
Feeding, thumb, pacifier, pacifier, bottle, sucking the phenomenon is important in newborns. Today in France, it is estimated that nearly 70% of children used a pacifier regularly. Indeed, the pacifier soothes, calms and comforts the crying. But parents sometimes abuse, not to be wary of drawbacks that entails.
Here is some information on the pacifier (or dummy), as well as tips for choosing it. Read the rest of this entry »
Be careful not to over invest in clothing that the baby will rise soon. Very soon indeed, it will of one month.
Clothing should primarily protect the infant from the cold. Also, choose the comfortable, flexible, convenient to put on and remove, equipped with a simple locking system and solid. Flee cords, ribbons, pins or large buttons, dangerous for the baby.
Side area, choose cotton, synthetics forget that do not absorb much sweat and wool can irritate baby’s skin. Read the rest of this entry »
Good eating habits
From 18 months, the child can eat almost everything, in quantities suited to his age. Up to 6 years, it may go through periods of “neophobia” rejects overnight food, or refuses to try new foods. From 4 years old, he can eat anything and is in full possession of his sense of taste at this age, eating habits fall over time. Read the rest of this entry »
Decay in children is a problem that occurs quite often. We will have to treat this tooth decay. Fortunately, there are effective ways to prevent its occurrence …
The main cause of the occurrence of caries is related to the presence of bacteria. We must know … decay is in fact an infectious disease. It is mainly streptococci and lactobacilli, which are the cause of caries.
These cariogenic bacteria metabolize sugar from food and produce acids that will cause demineralization of the tooth. The enamel will be attacked. Read the rest of this entry »
Hyperthermic seizures occur in some children on the occasion of a fever, often during an infectious disease.
Many of these crises are simple and benign. They can be serious when they last too long, when they occur in children under 12 months, or if the child keeps a deficit after the crisis.
It is mandatory to seek medical advice because this type of symptom may be an underlying neurological disease it is necessary to diagnose.
The seizure is characterized by tremors, involuntary muscle contacts generalized. It occurs when the child’s temperature is over 38 ° C and sometimes at the beginning of the rise in temperature. Children between 18 and 24 months are most concerned. This hyperthermic seizures may recur if the first febrile seizure occurred at a very young age. Read the rest of this entry »
At birth, a child is about 50 cm, then it will grow a lot the first and second years.
Later, during adolescence, growth will accelerate sharply for a few months. It is important to follow the gain in size and weight of a child, thanks to the growth curves of the health record.
At each medical consultation, it is important that the child is weighed and measured. This does not make these measurements also at home from time to time. Read the rest of this entry »
Although the teaching of CP be part of a path (the child becomes familiar with the letters and numbers in kindergarten), the break is all the same entry to the PC, is entering the “big” school, where teaching is more demanding and higher self.
Specifically, what will change?
> From the PC, the school is mandatory and any absence must be justified.
> The child now has a satchel, which he is responsible.
> In some schools, there will be several teachers (a teacher, a gym teacher, drawing and music)
> In the canteen, it must be independent
> In class, he must “prove himself”, his work is sanctioned by notes
> It will have homework to do at home (small reading most of the time)
With this new rhythm and learning that requires more concentration, the child will probably be tired, so it is important to ensure the bed early. Read the rest of this entry »
Teeth and tooth decay
The enamel of the teeth are fragile because of small thickness, these teeth are particularly vulnerable to cavities. Although qu’amenées to be replaced, it is essential to treat caries of deciduous teeth, which condition the permanent teeth. Caries of deciduous teeth may be difficult to detect, the child may complain of toothache in contact with hot or cold, but not necessarily because of pain on a baby tooth is different than on a tooth final. In case of deep cavities, your dentist will consider the possible extraction of the tooth. As with adults, regular brushing and a healthy diet (limiting sweets, soft drinks, bottles of sugar water) are the best prevention against cavities. Read the rest of this entry »
In recent years, the child acquires and refines many of his faculties. Here is a short summary schedule of major acquisitions and the child’s progress. However, there is only information that can vary from child to child.
In a year and a half
It weighs an average of 11 pounds and measures about 80 cm. This means that since the birth weight was multiplied by four, and won 30 cm! Between 12 and 18 months, he made much progress engine, but be careful, children are all different. If children walk early before 12 months, other markets much later to 18-20 months.
Here are some benchmarks to better know where your child can be located: walking becomes more and more confident after a year and a half the child is, may even know how to walk backwards, pat on the balloon rises to four feet on the stairs. It is therefore necessary to secure the house by adopting rules for the prevention of domestic accidents. Read the rest of this entry »