How and when to remove the pacifier

The pacifier is one of those objects that accompany most of the children during the early part of his childhood. The sucking reflex is present in babies even before birth, and it has already been able to determine through ultrasound that the fetus begins to sucking your fingers between week 13 and week 14 of pregnancy. And it is that suction not only has a nutritive role, but also provides the baby peace and quiet, even though not swallow anything.

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This “non-nutritive sucking” is the origin of the pacifier, although many children will not like the plastic nipple and sucks what is his finger. In any case, whether pacifier or finger, do not worry as the baby sucking need is something completely normal, even in children over one or two years. Continue reading How and when to remove the pacifier

Autism in children

The Autism is a neuropsychiatric disorder that typically appears during the first three years of life and it is characterized by:

  • Social isolation.
  • Difficulty in communicating (language, mime …).
  • Stereotyped patterns of behavior, i.e., gestures or expressions that are repeated without variation.

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Causes of autism in children
The causes are not known exactly, but it is likely that both genetic and environmental factors play a role in this disease. Continue reading Autism in children

Artificial feeding: baby milk

If you can not feed your baby breast-feeding, you have artificial milk to meet their nutritional needs. Know its composition will help you choose the most appropriate.

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The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding until six months of age. However, there are situations in which the baby can not be breastfed, so it is essential to use the substitute baby milk. If breastfeeding is not possible, consult your pediatrician the best type of formula for your child. Continue reading Artificial feeding: baby milk

Hiccups in the newborn baby: why it occurs and how to relieve it

Hiccups often becomes a concern for parents, especially when it appears most often in babies. Do your newborn baby hiccups several times a day? You might not know that up to 80% of children suffer during their first months of life. You do not worry, in most cases does not indicate a health problem, and also our advice will help alleviate it.

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What are hiccups
We’ve all suffered at some point, but it is usual to ignore what it is and what causes it, because we hardly give importance. The truth is that as the years pass hiccups is increasingly uncomfortable for adults and that when our babies suffer from it begin to emerge us doubts. Continue reading Hiccups in the newborn baby: why it occurs and how to relieve it

Problems during breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the way most recommendable and healthy to feed a newborn baby during the first months of life and even during the first two or three years. But breastfeeding is not always easy. Often, the lack of information in practice by the baby and mother and even misunderstanding and little or no environmental support causes problems that can jeopardize breastfeeding. But these problems, if detected early and corrected can be solved quite easily.

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Cracks in the nipple
Cracks in the nipple are perhaps one of the most common problems with the many mothers who are beginning breastfeeding. The cracks are minor injuries that may bleed and even become infected if not treated in time. Breastfeeding does not have to be painful, so by the time the baby causes the slightest discomfort in his mother has to find a solution. The cracks occur when the baby is not nursing correctly, because it has taken poor posture, have tongue-tie or use other objects to suck as pacifiers or bottles. Continue reading Problems during breastfeeding

Five tips for caring of the newborn’s skin

The newborn’s skin is extremely sensitive. Unlike the skin of adults, babies do not have enough defenses to deal with external aggression. Being so vulnerable, her delicate skin needs special care, so we give you five tips to keep in mind to care for newborn skin.

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Bathroom: short or parts cleaning
During the first weeks of life, you must bathe the baby up to 2 or 3 times a week for no more than five minutes. You should use a mild soap liquid having a pH of 4 to 4’5. These are soaps that do not do much foam, are thus, you do not need to use more.

The best practice as the baby still has the umbilical cord is making cleaning parts, which is known as cat washing. It consists of a fast wash with sponge and warm water. Continue reading Five tips for caring of the newborn’s skin

Hold the baby so that he should not be startled

We should hold the baby gently, without sudden changes of position. It is simple, let’s see some tips.

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  • Always provides good support for the head and shoulders of the baby. Remember that his head is very heavy compared to the rest of the body and his muscles cannot sustain it.
  • We have around his head and shoulders (with the forearm, on the lap…) keeping them forward.
  • We can touch the baby firmly for a few seconds, without moving, that sees us coming and after a few seconds initiating the movement.
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What benefits to my baby take breastfeed?

Breastfeeding should be prepared during pregnancy. In this way, the mother is prepared psychologically while stored reserves. If conditions are optimal, the baby will enjoy the enormous benefits that breast milk provides. Want to know what are these advantages?

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What I propose in this article is to let you know the nutritional, immunological and psychological advantages that breastfeeding gives your baby. We want to help clarify any doubts you may have around this topic.

Nutritional advantages:

  • Milk of the first days, the colostrum, facilitates the establishment of the intestinal flora, which protects the baby from the proliferation of pathogens and thus the development of infections. Furthermore, in the colostrum are a lot of protein, minerals and antibodies from the mother, which protect the child from many infections while catching her immune system going. There is no artificial equivalent of colostrum, which makes it irreplaceable in feeding your child.
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The best way to clean the baby’s ear wax

One of the most common questions for new parents is relative to the care of the ears. Is it clean? Should we do something with them? Perhaps cleaned with cotton buds? Perhaps with some spray? Because of course, the baby’s ear wax is dropping and that worries many mothers who see wax on the outside and inside will think much more, and they should do something about it.

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And do we something must be done or not needed? Let’s talk about it:

Why produce earwax
Earwax is a secretion that is produced in the outer ear whose mission is to protect the ear of substances that can enter and even insects. The wax is expelled to the outside as it is occurring and that’s where it should be cleaned, when we see outside. Continue reading The best way to clean the baby’s ear wax

Meningitis in children

The meningitis is one of the most dangerous diseases in childhood, because it can leave serious consequences and may even endanger the life of the child. The meninges are membranes covering the nervous system, and are responsible for preventing the entry of microorganisms, as well as generating the so-called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which protects the spinal cord and brain from shocks and any other damage. When virus or bacteria get reach the meninges or the aforementioned liquid produces an inflammation of the same which we call the meningitis.

meningitis in children

An infection in another part of the body, a head injury or infection through another child can cause meningitis. The chickenpox, the flu, a cold or measles can end up causing viral meningitis, which are the most benign and represent the majority of cases of meningitis in children. Continue reading Meningitis in children