May 6th, 2010
admin Comments Off on Dress up baby
Your child must be the most beautiful baby in the world! But don’t let you not too influenced by fashion. Clothes must be practical and adapted to the season. That each Exchange is not a gym session.
Baby clothes are all cuter with each other and gifts of birth already fill his Cabinet. But during the first few weeks, do not try to make a “top model” worthy of magazines for children, choose the aspect practical for you and comfortable for him. Wide necks and further armholes, easy to put on you will avoid having to turn and return baby in every sense.
Adapt to the season
It is obvious that climate and temperature will affect the mode of clothing of the child. In hot weather, baby will be dressed to a cotton shirt or a body and a bloomer (short Pant cotton), in cold weather, the infant will be: a body of cotton, a bra, a small wool vest, pants, or a comfortable combination. Read more »
April 25th, 2010
admin Comments Off on You said intolerance to gluten?
Gluten intolerance is also called celiac disease. Its origin is unknown, but it is certainly an immune reaction rather than a real intolerance. The point on the disease, its causes and treatment.
The cause of this disease more rare than the cow’s milk protein intolerance is unknown. It is particularly common in the countries of the Maghreb. In Europe, the incidence of new cases varies from 1/600 in Ireland (Galway) to 1/4000 in France. It is thought that it is a disturbance of immunological order of the intestinal mucosa with gluten. Infants are sensitive to “gliding” which is a protein contained in wheat, barley, oats and rye. It would appear that moderate amounts of oats are not harmful. Alone, rice, corn and soybeans are well tolerated. With cystic fibrosis, celiac disease is the most common cause of malabsorption in children.
A genetic predisposition is certain and some histocompatibility genes are found with an increased frequency (HLA DR3 and DR5 DR7 and HLA DQW2). Certain factors seem to favor the emergence of the disease in genetically predisposed infants: early introduction of grains, important gluten, the absence of breastfeeding… The late introduction of gluten (after 6 months) does not appear to reduce the frequency of the disease but delays the consequences. Read more »
April 21st, 2010
admin Comments Off on The jaundice of the newborn
A few words to understand:
Red blood cells are produced continuously in the bone marrow. They then pass in the blood and, after a life of 120 days, will die in the spleen. The normal destruction provides in the release of free bilirubin. This free bilirubin is toxic from a certain rate to the brain. Free bilirubin blood enters the liver where biochemical processes will transform it into a conjugated bilirubin, which is not toxic and which is one of the components of bile. This pigment is at the origin of the staining of feces and urine. Jaundice (jaundice) reflects the excess of bilirubin in blood, combined or free, as it has been transformed in the liver. The richness of blood bilirubin tint the skin and mucous membranes in yellow by transparency.
Where come from this excess of bilirubin?
In infants, the number of red blood cells is higher than in adults and there is a hyper-destruction of these cells. This number of destroyed red blood cells may exceed an immature liver enzyme opportunities. This results in an excess of bilirubin which translates “physiological” said simple jaundice. This is by far the most common case.
For the baby, in addition to the normal destruction, there are diseases that cause premature destruction of red blood cells. This is the case of fetomaternal blood incompatibilities (ABO and rhesus systems). Red blood cells are destroyed in large numbers; the liver is overwhelmed and cannot metabolize all this free bilirubin is happening and which increases the blood level. Family hemolytic disease may be at birth by intense jaundice. Read more »
April 11th, 2010
admin Comments Off on Should discard the nipples?
The nipples were already bad press. A study published by Finnish researchers should convince the diehard to limit use. According to them, do not use nipple for six months decreases over a third the risk of developing ear infections, one of the most common childhood infections.
The study ** led by Dr. Marjo Niemela of the University of Oulu in Finland was conducted on 484 children aged 7 to 18 months, recruited in 14 clinics. The researchers compared two groups, asking the parents of the first group to restrict the use of the nipple to calm the child.
Nurses, trained to this study, the parents about the potential dangers of using these objects have raised: there is usually a greater risk of misalignment of teeth and a possible link with the development of ear infections. Read more »
March 19th, 2010
admin Comments Off on The ABC of baby bath
The bathroom allows course Wash baby but it is also a time of relaxation and pleasure. Take the opportunity to make a few movements of gymnastics, will be pleased.
The toilet of the child is generally done once per day. Time is not important and depends on your availability. You can give it the morning or evening and vary depending on the day.
A minimum of preparation and a maximum of precautions
The temperature of the bath room is ideal at 22 ° C. Close the Windows to prevent air currents. When you give baby bath, you are available to answer the phone or open the door when someone rings. Do you see as absent from the House. Many accidents occur when the mother turns a few minutes leaving only one baby in the bathtub. Prepare all the necessary equipment before taking baby to have everything close to hand. Indeed, is not where it is naked in the water that need to think about SOAP in the House! If baby is dirty, clean her buttocks before the dive in the bath so that stool does not sully the water in which it goes swimming. The duration of a bath is variable, but usually the meeting ends after 5 minutes to save your back…! The temperature of the water should be between 35 ° and 37 ° C. Check the before baby. First pour the cold water before the hot water, it reduces the risk of Burns by carelessness. Read more »