Benefits of Ragi for Children Packed with so many nutrients, ragi is absolutely very beneficial for consumption by everyone, especially children. Ragi-based foods are easy to digest because of the high fiber content. In their growing years, kids need optimum amounts of protein, iron, calcium and minerals for their bodies to develop healthily. Ragi gives all of these and much more. * Ragi is the most useful for children during their teething years because of its high content of calcium and amino acid threonine. * Regular consumption of ragi boosts immunity in children and lowers the levels of harmful cholesterol. * Ragi improves bone structure and health. * The amino acid tryptophan found in ragi keeps children mentally agile, and helps to overcome feelings of anxiety and depression. It also induces peaceful slumber in kids who have difficulty sleeping at night. * The iron in ragi aids in blood formation. * Ragi induces release of growth hormones in children. * Amino acid methionine keeps the skin and hair healthy. * Ragi helps control blood sugar in obese children.
Biological Children After Adoption Around 10 years back, as social awareness grew, adoptions by childless couples no longer saw raised eyebrows.But nowadays, it is no longer restricted to childless couples. As horizons widen and boundaries shrink, today there are a lot of couples with biological children who are opting for adoption to give their child a sibling. * Preparing the biological child for the arrival of an adopted sibling, and vice-versa, is of primary importance. As Vanashree says, ‘We told Antaraa that it was her guardian angel that told us that her sister was waiting for us to come and pick her up.’Nisha, on the other hand, linked the adoption of Ayaan to the story of Krishna being born to Devaki, but being brought up by Yashoda. * However, even after a lot of preparation, the first few months of adjustment can be difficult for the entire family. As Deval says, ‘The first month was very painful. Saumya used to call me didi and she would be very silent with me and my husband. She used to relate better to my biological sons. We gave her lots of time and space and then, after around eight months, she turned around so beautifully that today nobody looking at her would think that she wasn’t always a part of our family.’ * Discipline is a big part of parenting and parents should not hesitate to discipline their child, adopted or biological. When a situation involves disciplining an adopted child, just take a minute, step back and ask yourself how you would have handled the situation, if it involved your biological child and then, do the same thing. * Do not try to hide the fact that your child is adopted, either from the children or from outsiders. But on the other hand, do not go around advertising this fact also. * To outsiders, disclose this information on a need basis, and only if you are sure that they are not going to be judgemental about it. As Nandini says, ‘While trying to explain about the concept of adoption to both the girls, we found it simplest and most effective to say that Sumedha chose us for parents while we chose Sukriti for a daughter.’ * Despite all these preparations, brace yourself for some conflict situations between the children, especially if the age gap between them is very less. Be fair to both kids and take a balanced view. Adopting, while already having a biological child, is a big decision to take. Do it only if the immediate family is on the same page as you are. * Follow your heart. Don’t do it for charity or to prove something to somebody else. Do it only when you know with certainty that that adopted child will be the one to complete your family.
How To Help Your Child Through Puberty The primary thing in the mother’s mind then is the dilemma of how to talk to her daughter about what is going on and what to expect. It is understandable that this is not an easy topic to broach but it is immensely important that we all do so. Maybe these pointers can lead you to find your own direction. * From a much younger age, let your daughter know she can discuss her body with you. Make her understand that these conversations are private, between the both of you, but not a taboo. Almost as young as four or five, if she asks you about your breasts, tell her it is a woman body part and as she becomes a big girl she will have them too. Make it seem normal. * Have lots of small talks instead of The Big One. Whether you want it or not, girls are tight with their friends and they would have had conversations even before you know it. So, it is even more important that the right information comes from you, instead of from someone else. * As soon as you notice body changes, like under-arm hair, talk to her. As a mother, around this time, you will be asking her to dress more appropriately. Instead of ordering her, you could explain to her that she will be growing underarm hair and developing breasts and hence she needs to be more in control of her body. * Ask her if she notices her friends going through the same changes. and what they talk about. Explain to her the reason why she is changing, the concept of a period, shedding and body changes and that it is perfectly normal. Make the talk a two-way street. and let her know that you are open to any discussion. * From the onset of puberty, pay a lot of attention teaching her about hygiene and make it way of life to keep her privates clean, using deodorants to avoid body odour. Introduce her to trainer bra’s and panty liners. Some girls tend to develop infections if health is not taken care of at this time. * A point here to note is that some women centric hospitals like Cloud 9 etc provide pre-pubescent counselling for girls and their mothers; this is a good thing to explore if you feel that your daughter is apprehensive about her puberty changes. * Some girls go through psychological issues; body hair and for some the onset of acne may make them uncomfortable. At an age where hair removal is not advised, they may begin to withdraw or feel insecure about their looks. Spend time with them. Help them cope by explaining that it is perfectly normal. Tell them you went through it too and it isn’t permanent. Beauty therapies are available as they grow older, which they can participate it after they are sixteen.
Time Management For Working Mothers Being a working mother can be tough and here you'll find help with managing your time so that you can also enjoy life.The term working mom, I think is a misnomer. If you are a mom, you already have a full time job. So, if you also decide to take on a paying job, then you have two full time jobs. No wonder then, that you are exhausted and flustered most of the time. * A working mom needs super-efficient planning skills. On the weekend, discussing with the kids about what they want for lunch for the next five days, make a lunch chart and stick it up on the fridge. * Complete the required shopping for the week to avoid impromptu runs to the grocer or changing the lunch chart. Kids can get cranky if you change such decisions last minute. * If you have the luxury of a maid, make sure all the preparation work is done she leaves for the day. * Try to train the kids to eat cereal, eggs, toast, fruits, and milk or juice, for breakfast. If you pick the right cereal and juice, you will have a healthy breakfast in no time. * Not just for the kids but for you. Disable the snooze button on your alarm. Even the extra five minutes you have before the kids wake up is important. Use it to have your morning cup of coffee in peace. * Finish your morning chores or bath etc before the kids wake up. * Make rules for both your kids and yourself and do not bend them. Kids will slowly understand that these are not optional. If bedtime is 8:00 or 9:00 pm, do not under any circumstances push it. A well-rested child is a less cranky one in the morning. Further, that gives you a good two hours for finishing your work before you get to bed. Packing up school bags, laying out clothes for everyone including you can all be done at night. * To make up for it, weekends can be fun time for eating out, staying up for an extra hour etc. * If your in-laws or parents live with you, include them in your kids’ lives. If you can enlist their help for at least one activity a day, they feel important and you can use their experience. * Discuss with your spouse and enrol the kids for some hobby or sports class on the weekend which he will take the kids for. Don’t push the kids to excel in it. Let them just do it for fun. Make that daddy’s time with them. * This will give you enough time to get your chores done, cook a weekend lunch, or maybe just put your legs up, and do nothing for a few hours! (Oh! how we all wish!) * Say this aloud ‘I love my kids and I know it.’ Repeat it. * Remember that you don’t have to prove it to the whole world or even to yourself. It is perfectly acceptable to want some time away from them, whether it is for yourself, your friends or to be intimate with your husband. You aren’t a bad mom for thinking so. So, go on phenomenal women, good luck!
How To Feed Your Baby When I got pregnant for the first time, I was really excited. I love reading a lot, so I began to fill my free time reading health magazines and related books. Of course, like every expectant mom, I also had some tensions and anxious thoughts. However, nothing bad happened, and I became the mother of a cute little angel. * I was very particular about the food that I used to give her. Many people told me to give her tinned foods, but as I was not very sure about the quality and credibility of such artificial items, I decided to seek advice from a doctor. Fortunately, for me, our family doctor recommended a good pediatrician. He was a very experienced person in his profession. He gave some excellent advice for me and my baby. * From my experience, I would like to share with you some thoughts related to baby health care. The expert's first advice was about breastfeeding. As we all know, breast milk is the key nutritious product. So at least for two years, you should breastfeed your baby. For the first four months, breast milk alone is all that is needed. * You need to feed the baby once in every two hours. For the production of breast milk, the mother should eat sufficient nutrients. Drumstick leaves are good sources of breast milk production. Include enough drumstick leaves in your daily menu. Have four glasses of milk daily. Eat iron and calcium rich foods. * After four months, you can introduce semi-solid foods. I appreciate my doctor's valuable advice here. Thank God! He was totally against tinned foods and other artificial food items. Today, for many reasons, a lot of parents depend upon such easy methods. * Most tinned foods contain artificial preservatives and a lot of sugar particles. Though they claim many things, these ingredients may cause mucus or other troubles if we give them to babies over a long period. Not only that, as it is very tasty, and it has a lot of sweetness, babies love eating it, but they may not show interest in eating plain foods and vegetables. However, for traveling purposes and so on, we may have to give them tinned foods, but it is better to avoid it for regular use. Remember, it is reported that, in many cities, today's doctors stopped prescribing artificial food for babies. * If you have enough breast milk, avoid giving formula milk or cow’s milk to your baby, until she turns one year. I know there are many people who give cow’s milk in the early months. It is good, but actually, the animal fat is very difficult to digest in the human body, so it can cause allergies or even loose motions. In some children, the cow’s milk will cause mucus formation. * Introduce raagi, raw banana powder, wheat, oats etc. As per my doctor’s advice, I gave raagi and raw banana powder. I used jiggery instead of sugar. Jiggery is rich in iron and never produces any troubles. I never used cow’s milk to prepare these and only used water and jiggery. * You can introduce steamed fruits like steamed banana, apple, pineapple, etc. * Mashed and boiled vegetables are also very good. * After six months, you can slowly introduce mashed rice and other plain foods like idli, dosa etc. * It is better to avoid bakery items and other junk foods in that period. I know that after three or four years, it is not very easy to keep the child away from such temptations. However, you can teach them to eat high quality food items. In other words, it is your duty to give them proper knowledge about good eating habits. Sprouts, boiled vegetables, dried fruits and other homemade items should be plentifully included in their diet. If they get enough nutrition in the early years, it will reflect well in their health, intelligence, and even in their behavior!
Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Well, everyone does that. It’s the most logical thing to do. Mothers especially are too cautious when it comes to taking decisions that concern their children’s health or wellbeing. If you are a mother or a parent of a child, you will better understand what I am talking about. * Consider this scenario. You are presented with the opportunity of taking a crucial decision. This particular decision could be the only alternative to save your child, if he/ she suffers from certain health disorders in the future. Would you say yes or refuse to go with this option? I guess this question is irrelevant because of the logical conclusion that you would jump at such a chance, wouldn’t you? Trust me; any parent in your shoes would have done just that. * Understanding Umbilical Cord Blood Banking : Stem cell banking or cord blood banking is something that promises exactly that. All it takes is merely a simple decision on your part to preserve your newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood. This can go a long way in preserving good health for your child, close family members or even to utter strangers in future. * Range of Possibilities: Medical research has confirmed that the stem cells that are found within the umbilical cord blood possess the ability to replicate themselves and form any cell of any organ of the body. This particular unique characteristic trait of these stem cells beholds innumerable treatment possibilities in the current medical scenario. The best part about this wonderful breakthrough in medical science is that it is absolutely undemanding and does not need any surgery or complex medical procedure to source the umbilical cord stem cells. All that you need to do is to arrive at a decision to bank or preserve your baby’s umbilical cord. Considering that the umbilical cord is something that you would be throwing out after birth of your baby anyway, your decision to preserve it for future treatment possibilities is certainly a tremendous decision on your part. * Benefits of Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: The stem cells that are sourced from umbilical cord can be utilized in treating a variety of disorders like cancers, Thalassemia, Diabetes, Stroke, Cerebral palsy, brain injury etc. These stem cells sourced from the umbilical cord can be used for the child, his/ her sibling, a close family member or to someone totally unrelated. * Full blown research and clinical trials are going on in this comparatively new method of treatment. So a decision to preserve your baby’s umbilical cord blood can signify that in future when treatment of newer diseases using cord stem cells is made possible, your child stands to have an advantage over others who do not have their umbilical cord blood preserved. * As a parent you may take many important decisions on behalf of your children, but the decision to store the umbilical cord cells definitely tops the list. What else could be more comforting to parents other than securing the health and longevity of their children?
Mental Health Awareness in Schools I was in a rural area this week and happened to visit a couple of schools run by an NGO. Let me first tell you about the mission of this organization. It is to raise awareness among parents in rural areas about the quality of education. * The organization serves more as a catalyst and the villagers themselves form a committee which supervises the running of the school. The organization takes on hiring teachers/training them, etc while the committee decides on budgeting, admission criteria (these schools serve families in the lowest strata-economic and social) and such. * The professionals work to create a scope and sequence of skills in the subjects and the classes are multi age groups. The kids help their parents on the farm during harvest time and stroll in-even 5 yr old kids walk 4-5 km to come to school. They bring their own lunch but they come! After the initial couple of years the families (who are poor) joined forces and donated land for the school -with ample play ground space. * The kids come in the morning and join the teachers in play or in cleaning up the school grounds. Then comes the assembly- where they sing, enact plays and interestingly enough-change the school timings-because the weather is so severe over a period of time, the hours of the school changes during those months. * The kids and teachers vote on what is best and majority wins. Kids don't have to ask for permission to get up and go to the bathroom or to drink water. They come right back...They understand that it is shared control rather than authority handing down rules. * As the neighbouring villages realized the quality of education in the first school, they grouped together and asked for a similar school near their villages...even the nay sayers agreed eventually. * I liked how the teachers taught and how the kids took to learning. It was a distraction to have us in their rooms (one little girl let us know at assembly-Ay Madam, meri class ajao), and the teacher redirected them to their task. "It is exciting to have people but if we forget our job, it affects only us. So let's see if we can calm ourselves soon so we use our time well." Who says it is difficult managing a large classroom? * The kids were very well behaved but I think it was because they were free from the pressure of the academics and some of the rigidity in typical schools-they were assessed but no painful exams. The fidgety children have plenty of room to move/jump/rock and then settle down to work. * Some children were in tattered clothes but not one expected a handout-they just wanted to read and show us what they knew. Mental health is not just about what is lacking-it is also about what is abundant. There was confidence, pride and ownership and the kids were very happy to share those with us.
Senile Dementia in Children Over the years, medical science has made great progress. We have either eradicated many life-threatening diseases of the past and are also able to control or treat a lot of ailments, thus increasing the life span of human beings greatly. * Unfortunately, however, Mother Nature has other tricks up her sleeve and continues to show us who is boss. We might live longer, but along with that there is an increase in the incidence of a host of physical and mental illness that are associated with old age. * Senile dementia and Alzheimer's (which is a kind of senile dementia) are commonly seen in elders and are seen with alarming frequency these days. * Dementia is a loss of brain function which occurs with certain diseases. It is caused due to degenerative changes and is irreversible. It impairs cognitive functions, memory, thinking, language, behaviour and judgement. Dementia occurs more commonly in elderly people and is rare in people under the age of 60. * Dementia in old age occurs often because of abnormal protein structures in certain areas of the brain. Dementia can also be caused by strokes i.e. vascular dementia. Diseases which can lead to dementia include illnesses which affect the neurological system including the brain such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease and infections such as HIV/AIDS and Lyme disease. * Other diseases which can cause dementia include metabolic disorders such as imbalance in blood sugar, blood electrolytes (sodium, calcium, potassium), low vitamin B12 levels, but the good news is that if these are detected early, the symptoms of dementia can be reversed. Alcoholism is also another cause of dementia. * The first sign of dementia is forgetfulness. Some people suffer from mild congnitive impairment. Here there is a problem with thinking and memory, but this does not necessarily interfere with normal activities. MCI does not necessarily lead to dementia.
Adopting After Having a Biological Child Till about a couple of decades back, adoption was talked about in hushed tones, and if it was happening, it happened only within the family, so as to maintain the so called ‘purity of the lineage’. Then, around 10 years back, as social awareness grew, adoptions by childless couples no longer saw raised eyebrows. * But nowadays, it is no longer restricted to childless couples. As horizons widen and boundaries shrink, today there are a lot of couples with biological children who are opting for adoption to give their child a sibling. * Preparing the biological child for the arrival of an adopted sibling, and vice-versa, is of primary importance. As Vanashree says, ‘We told Antaraa that it was her guardian angel that told us that her sister was waiting for us to come and pick her up.’ * Nisha, on the other hand, linked the adoption of Ayaan to the story of Krishna being born to Devaki, but being brought up by Yashoda. However, even after a lot of preparation, the first few months of adjustment can be difficult for the entire family. * As Deval says, ‘The first month was very painful. Saumya used to call me didi and she would be very silent with me and my husband. She used to relate better to my biological sons. We gave her lots of time and space and then, after around eight months, she turned around so beautifully that today nobody looking at her would think that she wasn’t always a part of our family.’ * Discipline is a big part of parenting and parents should not hesitate to discipline their child, adopted or biological. When a situation involves disciplining an adopted child, just take a minute, step back and ask yourself how you would have handled the situation, if it involved your biological child and then, do the same thing.Do not try to hide the fact that your child is adopted, either from the children or from outsiders. But on the other hand, do not go around advertising this fact also. * To outsiders, disclose this information on a need basis, and only if you are sure that they are not going to be judgemental about it. As Nandini says, ‘While trying to explain about the concept of adoption to both the girls, we found it simplest and most effective to say that Sumedha chose us for parents while we chose Sukriti for a daughter.’Despite all these preparations, brace yourself for some conflict situations between the children, especially if the age gap between them is very less. Be fair to both kids and take a balanced view. * Adopting, while already having a biological child, is a big decision to take. Do it only if the immediate family is on the same page as you are.Follow your heart. Don’t do it for charity or to prove something to somebody else. Do it only when you know with certainty that that adopted child will be the one to complete your family.
Keeping Babies Warm In Winter This winter, babies need about the same number of layers as adults for comfort and protection, indoors or out. A newborn’s ability to regulate body temperature is not well developed, so you need to pay special attention to how they are dressed. * Some sleepers have cuffs that fold over to keep hands warm, but as babies find their mouths with their fists, be sure the sleeve cuffs are kept dry. Evaporating moisture in wet clothes tends to cool the hands and body.For tiny babies, cotton jersey knit gowns that tie at the bottom keep feet warm and are convenient for changing diapers. As baby grows, soft one-piece knit sleepers with feet and a gripper or zip opening from neck to toes make baby easy to handle. These do not gap open at the waist as can happen with two piece outfits. * The first week or two, your baby may feel more secure if wrapped snugly in a flannel receiving blanket.Keep blankets away from the infant’s face, and place babies on their backs for sleeping at night to reduce the risk of smothering.Cloth diapers need to be changed more often than disposables. Change them whenever you find them wet, to reduce the chance of diaper rash. Disposable diapers may be required by day care providers and are more convenient for travel. * Wrap small babies in a soft cotton flannel “receiving” blanket. Wrap heavier fleece or quilted blankets over the first one for added warmth and protection. When you dress a baby for travel in a car, a snowsuit or car seat-friendly bunting with a button hole for the seat-belt is needed to fasten the baby in the car seat. * A snowsuit should have feet and hand covers. A snowsuit should have a wind and water repellent outer layer and an inner layer of fiber-fill, flannel, or fleece that holds still air to insulate. A warm blanket may be neededover these suits, if it is very cold outdoors. * Remember to protect the baby’s face from wind and sun-burn. Usually, you can drape one of the blankets loosely across the face during trips between the house and car. Be sure to uncover the child’s face afterward. Be careful that the blankets used to wrap the baby are not so slick that the baby slips and falls out of your arms. * If you are indoors, such as at a mall for an extended period of time, take the baby out ofthe snowsuit or from under the covers, to prevent overheating and perspiration that can dampen clothes. Clothes that are damp will not be warm when you return outdoors again.
Sun Safety Tips For Babies Sun Safety for Babies, Top Sun Safety Tips, Sunburn Sun Safety Tips Kids, Sun Protection Safety Tip: What matters is the time when expose your child to the sun. When the sun rays are the harshest, they can burn your baby’s skin badly. Read on to know such more facts about baby sun protection and tips to protect your baby from the harmful rays of sun. * Set a time to expose your baby in the sun, preferably not between 11-3 as run rays are the harshest at this time and will harm your baby’s skin, instead of benefiting it. * If you are exposing your baby to sunlight, cover him/her with light colored fabric, such as light blue or white, covering the head as well, as these colors do not absorb fully the sunlight but reflect it back. Always place the baby in such a position that his/her back is facing the sun. In this way, he/she will only get the healthy sunlight energy. * If your baby is more than 6 month old, you can also buy some non-alcoholic, milky sun creams for them and apply it all over the exposed parts to seek more protection. * You need to ensure that after you expose the baby to sunlight, he/she doesn’t get any rashes on the skin, as it a sign of allergy and need not be overlooked. * Look for toy sunglasses which have 100% protection from sun rays as pupil in their eyes absorb more light in the sun, which is not safe for your baby. * Get a nice thick cloth shady toddler for your baby, in case you are going outside and needs to take your baby with you. * Your baby’s lips are also very sensitive. Always use petroleum jelly to shield lips from sun even on cloudy days, as most of the sunrays penetrate through clouds and can be harmful. * If despite all possible efforts your baby does get sunburns, seek treatment for it and give your baby lots of fluids
Causes of Smallpox in Babies Small Pox is an incurable disease and the only possible way of fighting it is vaccination. Smallpox is an extremely dangerous virus which, in babies, can many times provoke death. Smallpox is a contagious disease, which is caused by an infectious virus called variola. As a matter of fact, children, especially babies are more susceptible to infections and germs, thus smallpox is widely prevalent in newborns. Some sources of smallpox infection are mentioned here. • If your newborn comes in contact with an infected person, he is more likely to catch the infection. • Variola can pass on to your baby through air droplets when a smallpox patient coughs or sneezes. • Proximity to contaminated objects is another potential cause of smallpox.
Newborn Baby Toys Baby toys are generally colorful, so that they appear attractive to the eyes of the babies. Infant toys are generally attached to the cribs or set on the floor, as the child can't move. * Nesting Cups * Rattles & Teethers * Stacking Rings * Soft Baby Building Blocks * Nesting Cups Nesting cups come in different colors and sizes, so that they can be stacked or nested. These toys can be used to develop the color and size recognition abilities and hand-eye coordination of the baby. The best nesting cups are made of plastics that come in several solid colors and may consist of more than five cups. * Rattles & Teethers Rattles & Teethers are great toys for children, especially when they are learning to chew. However, it is better to keep them in refrigerator when unused. The coolness of the refrigerated rattle will be a relief to the gums of the baby. Toys that make noise or move when squeezed also create massive development in the child. Babies get to know that their act of squeezing the toy makes it move or creates some sound from the toy. * Stacking Rings Stacking rings are as educational as nesting cups and come in different colors and sizes placed in a cone. These rings also help the child in color and size recognition, hand-eye coordination and for pretend play as well. The most inexpensive stacking rings are made of plastics. You can also buy the more fancy rings, which also contain other fun activities for the child. * Soft Baby Building Blocks Soft baby building blocks help the baby to develop motor skills. The baby will use his/her little fingers to grasp, lift and manipulate the building blocks. As such, they are considered to be one of the best toys for the little ones. For a very young age group, soft baby building blocks are preferable. You can also choose blocks with other activities embedded in them to increase their play value for the child.
Baby Breastfeeding Problems Some common problems associated with breastfeeding that one out of every two mother faces. While some problems disappear in due course of time, there are some that need professional help. * can happen because you have slept in a wrong position, sat for a few hours with the seat belt across your breast or a tight bra. Massaging the area or using warm compress on the area will help the lump to dissolve. If possible, position the baby in such a way that his/her jaw is near the lump, so he/she can feed and help in dissolving the lump. Feed from the sore side, if it doesn't work express milk from the breast. * White marks or sore nipples that don’t seem to heal are known as thrush. It can appear when either you or the baby have taken a course of antibiotics or may appear without any particular reason. Both of you may have to take oral medication or use anti-fungal cream. * Secondary engorgement takes place when the baby reduces the number of feeds he/she takes, maybe because he/she has started sleeping for longer hours at night. If this is the case, your body will reduce the amount of milk it is producing. Feed the baby more often to reduce engorgement. If baby is unable to latch on properly, express some milk to help him/her do so. Wear warm flannel clothing to ensure milk flow or have a warm shower before feeding to ensure the same. Using chilled cabbage leaves inside your bra can reduce the swelling. * baby is sucking your nipple and not the breast as a result of bad positioning. Dislodge the baby by inserting your finger gently into his/her mouth to break the grip. Reposition your breast, so that the breast and not just the nipple go inside the baby’s mouth. Try different positions. Express milk and rub it on the nipples as this will help in healing. Use the less sore side to feed the baby. * baby may want to keep feeding all the time as he/she is not positioned properly and there is insufficient supply of milk. In the initial days, the baby may insist on feeding continuously, simply because he/she enjoys it and breastfeeding is very comforting for him/her. It could also happen if the baby is trying to increase the supply of milk. If this activity is a change from his/her normal feeding pattern, it may return to normal in a day or two.
Baby Skin Care Tips in Winter Baby skin is sensitive and susceptible to the winter cold. You need to take special care to make sure your baby skin is not affected with cold. * Keep your baby’s clothes on a warm space before dressing. * Change baby’s clothes in stages so they are never entirely naked. * Heat the bathroom before taking baby for a bath. * Do not bring the baby outside directly after taking a bath. * Baby lotion is a good moisturizer. Spread the baby lotion as much over baby’s body as possible. * Exposure to water can make the skin rough and dry, so do not take baby for a bath every day. * Use soft winter clothes for your baby. A warm wool, cap and gloves are helpful to protect the delicate skin on hands, face and head. * Use skin care products which are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Vitamin E. * Use cold creams in place of baby powders. Creams form a protective layer that protects against roughness, moisture and uneasiness. *To prevent dry lips, apply lip care jelly for babies within a period of 3 to 4 hours.
Kids With Cancer The types of cancers that occur most often in kids are different from those seen in adults.If your kids has just been diagnosed with cancer, is going through treatment, or is trying to stay well after treatment. information on specific forms of kids cancer can help you find the answers you need. Other types of cancers are rare in kids, but they do happen sometimes. In very rare cases, children may even develop cancers that are much more common in adults. * Leukemia * Lymphoma * Wilms tumor * Retinoblastoma * Brain and other nervous system tumors * Neuroblastoma * Rhabdomyosarcoma * Bone cancer (including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma)
High School Age Children Outside This also means that they need less supervision than the younger children. Due to the more dangerous nature of the activities that they can get involved in, there still needs to be an adult present. They can also spend a lot more time outside too. * The kinds of activities that they can undertake range from swimming, rock climbing, canoeing and more. To bring the environmental learning into the equation, try setting a troubleshooting task. This might involve taking a particular problematic environment and identifying the issues to be addressed. * Learn how to lead other children in outdoor activities. * An understanding of aquatic situations. * How to identify different environmental problems and find solutions.
Middle School Age Children Outside Older children like to form groups, because they are at the stage where they have established good bonds of friendship. To get the best results of older children means getting them involved in team building exercises. That means performing team based games or sports activities will work really well. * Due to the higher energy levels that older children possess, the type of activity undertaken should be a little more strenuous. Such examples include cross country cycling, running, orienteering and role playing. If you establish a game that incorporates nature, you can play a more advanced version of hide and seek in which children role play. They can pretend to be a different creature in the food chain and use this to learn about ecology and the environment. What They Learn * How to identify why living organisms have to adapt to their environment. * How to distinguish between different ecosystems. * Learn how to use tools such as compasses and maps. * Learn how to identify different organisms