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How to act opposite a sleepwalker child

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

According to the American Academy of sleep medicine, 17% of children are sleepwalkers in lesser or greater extent, especially children between 8 and 12 years of age. And while this sleep disorder is not a serious health problem, it can be dangerous accidents derived from walking or going out asleep.

At the moment are not known accurately the causes of sleepwalking, which usually occurs during stages 3 and 4 sleeps. However, experts believe that it occurs much more frequently in children suffering from stress, lack of sleep, excessive tiredness or fever.

children who sleepwalk

In addition, some scientists assert that there may be a genetic cause. There is no specific treatment for this problem, although it is important to consider some tips to combat this alteration. (more…)

Pregnancy and Stress: what the mother passes to the baby

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

That the nine months of pregnancy are a time to be spent trying to stay as peaceful as possible for the health of the future child is no longer just a popular belief, but also scientific evidence.

pregnancy stress

A study published in Psychiatry, Translational made ​​by the University of Constance, Germany has in fact put in evidence as the stress suffered by the mother is able to alter a gene and make the child more sensitive to stressful situations and less able to manage them with a lasting effect. (more…)

How to treat ear infections in children

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

One in three children suffers from this ear inflammation, which most often appears after a sore throat or a cold. In children, especially in the smaller, the tube that connects the throat to the ears is very short and narrow and therefore more easily blocked.

child ear infection

The stagnating mucus causing inflammation and may open the way for the bacteria. These germs infect the mucus into veritable pus that causes acute pain. With younger children who can not yet explain their discount, will be a sudden cry to warn. To be sure it’s just enough of otitis try pressing the small ledge hairline ear, if there is inflammation, the child cry for pain. (more…)

Eco-friendly diapers and babies health

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

A baby is almost always a gift. Children fill the house with joy and every step they take in their development fills with pride to the parents. Now well, to raise it is not easy task.

eco friendly diaper

Parenting is a task as difficult as enriching. Raising to a baby is a lot more than decorating the room, to buy toys and to be left the salary in clothes of boy. It is imperative to meet the baby’s health, both physically and mentally. (more…)

Benefits of baby gymnastics

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

The sports is a source of health, and how old you are, it is always recommended. Thus, parents need to know what are the benefits of gymnastics for babies, an option that makes the little ones displayed more alert and coordinated.

baby exercise

The baby gym is an interesting option for the smallest of the house begin to awaken your instincts, improve his balance and gain an early motor coordination.

In addition, one of the major benefits that can result in the baby gym is the interaction with their parents. Thus, father, mother and baby spend time together, you know, take more affection and improve the quality of family life. There are exercises you can do in the gym, in fact there are clubs dedicated to babies, but you can be with the baby at home. (more…)

Permanent disabilities in children

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Permanent disability is defined as physical conditions that probably or definitely affect daily life functions for> 3 months / year and determine overall hospitalization> 1 month / year. These disabilities include asthma, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease, diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease, renal failure, epilepsy, cancer, juvenile arthritis, hemophilia and sickle cell anemia.

Children permanent disabilities

Children permanent disabilities

The physical disability, such as amputations, deformities and skin lesions extended also ruin the image of self and child development. While each disability is rare, affecting all together about 10% of children and may constitute an important part of children.

Effects of permanent disability on the child despite many differences, children with permanent disabilities have joint pain, discomfort, limited growth and development, frequent hospitalization, outpatient visits, treatment of pain and discomfort, the inability to participate in peer a significant burden of daily care and an unpredictable course. (more…)

Bathing your Newborn Baby

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Bath time is a time to establish links, play with your baby, and of course, sanitize with great smoothness. Here are some tips and information that may help you to have fun while washing your baby, as well as to feel closer to your child when they share this time together.

Baby Bath

Baby Bath

Wash the diaper area after each bowel movement or after the baby has urinated, bathing two or three days a week is more than enough. You should wash daily and very gently and carefully wet areas that are particularly more than others, which are greasy or dirty is more, the diaper area, the face, neck and skin folds.

Some health professionals suggest waiting until the umbilical cord falls off or until the circumcision has healed area to give your baby a bath. (more…)

Prevent obesity in your child

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Obesity in children is increasing, unfortunately. It is important to be aware of the child’s attention right from their small size. As prevention against obesity, it is wise to teach the child to be physically active. Small children are growing much, so here it is important that the child will recover all nutritional needs through a healthy and hearty diet.

child obesity

child obesity

It is easier to prevent obesity than the child later started to lose weight. Overweight children are more susceptible to lifestyle diseases later in life.

Pay attention to obesity after 3 years of age
There is no reason to worry about obesity in children under 2 years if parents do not weigh too much. When one of you are overweight, you should from the child’s 3-year age begin to be aware that the child will have healthy, sustainable eating and a delight in physical activity, rather than the inherit your bad habits. (more…)

Depression after birth (Postnatal)

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Some women in the period after birth have a depression. It is not uncommon that women feel depressed or sad. The condition is much more frequent in nulliparous.

The reason for this is unknown, but it is possible that there is a hormonal link, as there is a change in the concentrations of female sex hormones.

after birth depression

Often these changes are seen as a response to the shocks that occur during labor. The woman is exhausted and after 9 months of increased pressure on her body as fetal growth, and not least the often exhausting birth, it ends in. (more…)

Physical examination to a newborn

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The physical examination is performed once stabilized the newborn preferably twelve hours after birth. The player must be sent first to the history of the mother to know the position, design and type of birth (eutopic or dystocic) or other information that can guide clinical findings.

General Appearance:
Sex and development in relation to gestational age and the presence of major malformation or deformation must be noticed. The presence of asymmetry in movement may indicate injury of brachial plexus or cervical cancer.

A vertex presentation is observed: arms and legs in moderate flexion clenched fists resistance to limb extension or measurement. If the presentation was breech legs will be stiff and extended takes the position in utero. (more…)

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