WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IMMUNIZATIONS
Immunizations are the most effective means of making a body resistant or immune to an infectious disease. There are several immunizations that are required not just for children but for adults, and for those who are planning to travel out of the country. Following an immunization schedule that is specified by your doctor is key to making sure you are fully protected from certain diseases. Most schools have immunization requirements to protect children from diseases that are easily spread.
SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
- DTP – Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine
- OPV- Oral Polio Vaccine
- HIB – Haemophilus Influenzae B Vaccine
- HBV – Hepatitis B Vaccine
- MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine
- Varicella – Chicken Pox Vaccine
In most cases, infant immunization begins at three months. Childhood immunizations are also done for polio, hepatitis, measles, mumps, rubella and in some cases, chicken pox. Tetanus is a disease that for which child immunization should be considered. Additionally, it is recommended that adults are immunized for tetanus and get a booster shot every 10 years.
It is best to contact an immunization
Bathing a slippery and delicate newborn can be a nerve-wracking experience for any parent and your baby might not like it much either but with a little practice, you’ll both start to feel more comfortable and baby’s bath time can turn into an enjoyable experience.
Until baby starts crawling and getting dirty on the ground, a daily bath isn’t required. Once baby can sit up on her own and outgrows the infant tub, you may want to do it more often; because let’s face it, there’s nothing cuter than seeing a baby splashing in the bath surrounded by soapy suds and a rubber ducky.
Here’s a list of essentials you’ll need for bath time:
Soaps and shampoos
You baby’s skin is much more sensitive than adult skin, so always use a cleanser or soap that is made especially for babies. Adult liquid cleanser and soaps contain Alkaline which can strip the natural oils from your baby’s skin, leaving it more vulnerable to drying out or getting a rash. A cleanser with a neutral pH level is more suited to baby’s delicate
Toys are just like a world imagination for every kid which helps them to realize the reality of life. Now what toys do, it generates spiral feelings in baby’s mind which ultimately effects on their behavior and emotions, so it’s like a challenge for parents to choose most suitable toy for them. As parents including father and mother it’s your responsibility that how good and healthy surroundings you provide for successful life.
Why Toys are Important?
Toys are just like a learning process for kids just because kids usually entertain with their sounds and movement. Their sound, color and shapes attract babies to explore objects and have an idea of real world. Playing these activities also help them in growing process as their hands and legs are engaged while playing with them.
How they made?
Usually toys are making with plastic (low quality plastic) which are the source of germs and generates disease like allergic and skin infections. So it’s a responsibility of parents to make sure of it first.
Toys and Senses of Baby:
Toys usually develop a number of senses in kids, like a sense of care and feel also cause and effect relationship. Personalized Baby gifts create a poll of safe
When you make a conscious choice to shop for organic food products especially for your baby you believe that you are buying something that does not contain pesticides and preservatives. But have you ever wondered about the personal care products that you use for the baby which are likely to contain toxic materials that could pass into the baby’s body through the skin and potentially harm the health. Though most parents lay stress on kids’ exposure to pollutants and chemicals present in food and air the absorption of these very toxins through the skin is something that is usually overlooked.
While everyone is at risk of health problems ranging from cancer and allergies, to mental illness due to substances that permeate into the body through the layer of skin, it is babies and small children that bear the maximum brunt. A baby’s skin is five times thinner than an adult’s and is more likely to absorb the substances in skin care products. A few points need to be kept in mind before buying skin and health care products for your baby.
- In the first six months the use of skin care products should be minimal and only those should be
Everyone will agree that it is advisable to take the necessary precautions against any kind of risk whether at home or at the office to protect us from getting hurt. For instance, using seat belts while driving a car or baby seats for our babies to make sure they are secured firmly and do not get hurt in case of sudden braking or an accident. Or even using a helmet while riding a motor bike. Why do we invest in such measures is simple. We need to evaluate the risks by two factors, probability and the extent of the loss. The risks that score high, based on these 2 factors are the ones that we can’t afford to ignore.
One of the risks that we tend to ignore is the risk of little children who are learning to crawl, walk or run in and around the home. The age group generally being 7 months to 2 years. The possibility of them bumping their heads many times when they are most active is very likely. To mitigate this risk, there is a product which must be considered if you have a toddler at home. It is the Baby Helmet.
There are possible advantages and disadvantages to disposable diapers and both aspects a cannot be ignored. One of the most discussed supposedly disadvantages of disposable diapers is their impact on the environment. However now we can find many disposable diapers which claim to have a gentler impact on the earth than conventional disposable diapers.
Lets look at details of some of these kind of diapers.
Flushable and biodegradable diapers
Several brands promote the biodegradable materials in their diapers, but be cautious of that claim – even biodegradable material doesn’t break down well in a landfill. However there are diapers that can be flushed down the toilet and will biodegrade when treated with other human waste.
It sounds too good to be true – the ability to turn a soiled diaper into sanitary, nutrient-rich dirt! The truth is, the technology works, but it’s not widely available. Compostable diapers only break down if they’re actively composted. If you toss them into your trash bin, they’ll go straight to the landfill and won’t readily break down.
While many municipalities collect waste specifically for composting, diapers are rarely accepted. Be sure to check with your local recycling service before tossing dirty diapers
Everyone is talking about organic baby clothes, its trending and many parents are beginning to question if organic baby clothes are really better for their baby. In reality the answer is YES! But you probably want to know why, right? If so, don’t worry, we have compiled a list of the many reasons why you should consider purchasing organic baby clothes.
They Won’t Harm Skin:
We all know a baby’s skin is extremely delicate, and if you purchase generic store bought types of clothing, you really don’t know what hidden chemicals and nasties could be hiding in them that could potentially cause a rash or other skin irritation on your newborns skin. However, studies have shown that the use of 100% organic cotton baby clothes will nearly always prevent any irritation or rash from clothing forming.
Organic baby clothes are made from 100% natural resources. In other words, you don’t have to worry about any harsh chemicals or other potentially harmful substances touching your baby’s skin. And as a bonus, the 100% natural material is quite good for the environment.
Comfortable and Soft:
We all want our baby to be comfortable, right? Well, if you are using organic
The EPA indicates that indoor air quality can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. With the enclosed space of our homes comes trapped air, sometimes unhealthy air from are self-circulating heating and cooling systems, the airborne byproducts of household cleaners and personal care products and even low levels of mold or bacteria that can exist in even the cleanest home. Poor indoor air quality can affect adult health as well, but for newborns it can even be worse. Studies show that of all the organs, the lungs, which are not fully developed at birth, account for the most health problems among infants and young children. While they sleep, babies can be breathing dust, mold spores and dander. A spotless baby’s room does not necessarily mean clean air. Babies breathe an average of 30-60 times a minute—that’s more than double the amount of an adult. With this greater intake of air during the early post neonatal period, the developing lungs are highly susceptible to environmental pollutants.
Here are some simple steps to ensure a healthier indoor air environment when getting the nursery ready for your new baby.
Painting the Nursery
For a healthy nursery, choosing the paint
An allergic reaction occurs when a person’s immunity system disagrees with a certain substances. It does so by fighting the substances and sending messages to the body while trying to eliminate the substance from the system. This reaction then leads to various problems.
Signs of an Allergic Reaction
Allergy symptoms are often seen in the form of runny noses, sneezing and watery eyes. Other people could get itchy skin. Some people even break out in hives and start to get boils all over their skin with pale centers. A skin rash can occur on any part of the body and may get very severe. Swelling under the skin also occurs in certain circumstances and this could cause problems with the airways and lead to asthma related conditions.
Diagnosing an Allergic Reaction
Certain simple tests are used to determine what a person is allergic to. The most common way is to avoid certain foods or climatic conditions and record when and where the allergy gets worse. An allergy also often runs in the family so if you have a relative who suffers from allergic reactions, there is a higher likelihood that you could suffer from one too. Allergy testing may be conducted where the skin is pierced and then a number of different diluted solutions which contain substances like
Croup is an infection of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea) and most often occurs in babies and children between 1-3 years of age. Croup is often mild and most children soon recover, but in some cases severe breathing difficulties can develop. If these symptoms become too serious babies with croup can be admitted to a hospital for treatment until symptoms ease. Know the facts of winter croup in babies to understand what causes it, how to avoid it, and when to seek medical care so you can provide the best care for your little ones.
What Causes Croup In Babies?
According to Web MD, croup in babies most often occurs in the fall and winter months when the weather starts to get cooler. Most cases of croup in babies are caused by viruses such as parainfluenza RSV, measles, or adenovirus. Germs such as these are transfered by airborne droplets from an infected child to a healthy child or adult. In other words, croup develops from the same virus that causes the common cold/ flu. The germs that cause each year’s cold and flu are passed from person to person through coughing, sneezing and through close contact of sick and healthy persons. Because flu season reaches its worst when the general
More so than you may think, the importance of playtime is not just child’s play. Playtime is actually vitally important for the development and overall health of your children. Playing is how children exercise and it is good for their little bodies. This is because cardiovascular exercise helps to freshly oxygenate the blood. Freshly oxygenated blood from playtime helps children to think more efficiently, puts them in a better mood and even helps their bodies grow healthier. Read on to learn more about the health benefits of play and how to get your little one up-and-at-em’!
The Health Benefits Of Play
Cardio from playtime helps kids to build strong muscles and healthy bodies. Regular play gets your child’s heart pumping, which will increase its longevity. This is because play exercises the heart, making it stronger and more able to pump blood through the body and to the organs more efficiently. You will be happy to know that the other benefits of a healthy heart through exercise include helping to fend off heart disease.
The brain benefits greatly from exercise and play as well. The increased blood flow from being active allows for more oxygen to reach this vital organ. Extra oxygenated blood from their playtime helps keep children focused throughout their day. In fact, regular play gives children a natural
Baby Safe Spring Cleaning Tips
Springtime is a beautiful season and also a perfect time of year to clean and detoxify your home. But keeping your family in good health and your home clean can be easier said than done. In the past, moms were not exposed to the hazards of common cleaning chemicals, but now that they are common knowledge, many families are doing everything they can to make how they clean safe for their families. In fact, there are many practical, healthy, and baby safe ways to clean. Learn our 5 baby safe spring cleaning tips that can help you to maintain a clean, but healthy space for you and your family.
1. Say No To Store-Bought Cleaning Products
Store-bought cleaning products can be loaded with chemicals, many of which can be unsafe for babies and pregnant women. Cleaning product formulas are usually not government regulated, so there’s no telling what ingredients are really in certain products. According to Web MD, “Experts say that you should look for household cleaners that are less caustic and friendlier to both the environment and the body” such as, “green and nontoxic cleaners, or products that say, petroleum-free, biodegradable, phosphate-free, VOC-free, or solvent-free.” You can also dilute certain cleaners. Diluting a cleaner is an easy way of making it
It is the parents’ responsibility to take care of their baby and to make him/her feel comfortable. This is particularly the case with the infants as these little babies are completely dependent on their parents for all their basic needs. From clothing to feeding, there is practically nothing that a child can do without the support of the parents. This makes the responsibility of the parents even bigger as they have to buy the baby care products with extreme caution. With the advancement of technology and medicine, many products have arrived into the markets that claim to help parents in this endeavor. However, it is important that these products should be reputed dealers to ensure their quality. While these products might be available just about everywhere, buying these products from dedicated baby stores can be a better option. You can buy these products from the different stores specially dedicated for catering to the needs of babies. This is the reason why today baby shops have become very common.
Parents can also buy baby products from online baby stores that deal exclusively in selling products needed by a baby and her mother. In Australia too there are several
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What are the aspects of child rearing that are most important to the modern parents of today? When we look at this issue, we can only symphatise with the modern parents of today because most of them are working or running some full time jobs. There is so little time to spend with the children and babies, if both parents are working , and where the mother is not working, taking care of a baby is a demanding full time job itself that keeps the mother busy at all times. Indeed, taking care of a baby is a 24 hour job, because even a baby can wake up at any time during the night when the parents are trying to catch up on sleep, and so the parents are basically on call the entire day and night.
Organic baby products do not cost much. In fact, they may be actually cheaper – some won’t even cost anything
Now that you have successfully delivered the baby in the hospital and returning back home, there may be various things running in your mind about how to take proper care of your little one. Some parents may drift along on cloud 9 as the baby arrives while few may feel overwhelmed about various issues concerning the new baby. For the first few weeks taking care of the baby can really be a challenging task for first time parents. But the baby’s homecoming from the hospital can be made stress free by simply keeping a few things in mind. So let’s discuss the newborn baby care tips in details.
Leaving the hospital: 2 or 3 days after your delivery, it’s time to carry your baby home and this is the first time that he will be in the open environment. So pack a comfortable outfit for the baby so that he is warm, but remember not to overheat him. Use many layers of clothing only if its winter and cold outside else you can use a jumpsuit and a soft towel to wrap the baby. Use a cap to keep his head warm.
How to handle the