Normal baby stools are soft and loose. Newborns have frequent stools, sometimes with every feeding. For these reasons, you may have trouble knowing when your baby has diarrhea. Your baby may have diarrhea if you see changes in the stool, such as more stools all of a sudden; possibly more than one stool per feeding or really watery stools. How do you act if that happens?
From the time your child's first tooth emerges to how much pain it causes, teething is a different experience for every child. Here's how to spot teething so you know how to treat the discomfort that comes with it. Symptoms can last for just a few days, right around the time a new tooth is emerging, or for as long as several months if a lot of teeth come through all at once. For a few lucky babies (and parents), it doesn't cause any noticeable signs at all. What's tricky is that there's no single set of symptoms. These are common signs of teething:
Its end of the month and time for some thrilling and unique baby and family news.
First on the list is music star Dbanj. According to a source close to the music star, D'banj and his wife Lineo Didi Kilgrow are expecting their first baby. The beautiful couple got married in July 2016 in a secret ceremony both in Lagos and Abuja. D'banj is currently in the US where Lineo is said to be waiting to give birth. Congrats to the couple
Newborns are extreme delicate creatures. Their mothers are equally as delicate as they are so visiting both mother and child requires sensitivity, planning and adherence to a particular set of rules; no matter how closely related you are to the family This is not the time to show up unannounced, apologize for your cough and catarrh or request for a meal. If you want to maintain your friendship or family bond — and ever be invited back again — follow these guidelines.
The hot season is here again. Its filled with sunny, hot afternoons and it is a time that makes your baby feel uncomfortable and uneasy. First the rising heat and then the itchy, red and irritating prickly heat rashes can really put your little one off and make him more cranky and irritable. If your baby is suffering from a breakout of rashes this season, here are ways you can soothe him or her. Here’s what you need to do: Always dress your baby right: Make your baby wears loose and light-coloured cotton clothes. Remember fabrics other than cotton can cause friction on the skin or the affected areas and make the rashes more painful, itchy and uncomfortable for your baby to deal with. For the same reason, give those fancy satin outfits a miss and dress up your baby in comfy cotton wear. Stay away from talcum powder: Contrary to popular belief talcum powder should not be used for babies. The chemicals in the powder are likely to do more harm than good to your baby’s skin. They can react with your babies skin and make it dry, robbing it of all the moisture from the surface of the skin. This could in fact lead to more itching and discomfort. So, give powder a break, instead wash the affected area a few times a day with tepid water and pat dry. Be regular with baths: All that play, running around the house and outdoor activities takes a toll on your baby during the hot season. Sweat and grime are not going to do any good to your baby’s sensitive skin. Sweat mixed in with all that dust and grime makes the perfect environment for rashes to develop, therefore regular baths are essential – ideally twice a day. If twice a day seems a bit much, you can opt to give a cold sponge instead. So, make sure you keep your baby’s skin clean, grime, dust and sweat free Stay away from perfumed soaps and lotions: Remember that products that are high on fragrance and colour are also the ones that are high on chemical content. If you use such products to treat your baby’s heat rashes, it might do more harm than good – sometimes aggravating the symptoms and the condition. Hence stay off them, no matter what their promises. Instead use a baby friendly sunscreen after talking to your pediatrician when you take your little one outdoors. Seek your pediatrician’s help: If you notice that these rashes have spread across the body and is making your baby irritable to an extent that it’s interfering with his appetite and making him cranky, ask your pediatrician for creams and lotions to deal with the rashes. Also keep your baby hydrated and give foods that doesn’t make the body temperature rise, which could make the rashes get worse.
Mothers use several methods to put their babies to sleep. Singing lullabies, patting them to sleep are some of the measures mothers use. However, mothers should stay away from pillows. Unlike what many think, pillows aren’t a necessity for newborns and infants. In fact it is advisable that you keep your baby off pillows for the first two years after birth. Here are few reasons for the same: It could lead to suffocation: If you think sleeping propped up on a pillow will help your baby sleep better, you are wrong. You baby’s delicate head could sink into the soft pillow which can increase the chances of suffocation. Moreover, the small delicate nostrils can get pressed by the pillow and restrict airflow when your baby moves the head from one side to the other. It increases the risk of SIDS: Apart from suffocation, the pillow increases the risk of sudden infant death syndromorin numerous ways. If the pillow is stuffed with sponge orbeads, which could come out loose accidentally, it could lead to choking. Also, the horseshoe pillow that is used traditionally to support the delicate head could restrict movement in your infant. It could lead to overheating: Most fancy infant pillows have attractive covers which are usually made of polyester or fabric other than cotton. This could increase the heat beneath the head and lead to temperature fluctuations in the body. Excessive sweat or heat due to pillow covers could lead to a condition called hyperthermia which is fatal and life-threatening . It could sprain the neck: Most infant pillows are fluffy and not flat. This could in fact sprain the neck of your infant while sleeping for long hours. It could lead to flat head syndrome: Sleeping on a soft pillow for too long could give rise to flat head syndrome in infants due to the constant pressure. While it is important to lay your baby on the back to reduce instances of SIDS, this could lead to structural deformities in the head while using a pillow for sleep. To give your baby a better sleep, follow these sleep rules; Always make your baby sleep on the back and not the chest. Avoid using pillows till the age of two. When you choose a pillow for your toddler, make sure the pillow is firm and flat. If your baby’s head is in one particular position for too long or for more than two hours, try changing the position to avoid flat head syndrome due to pressure. Make sure that your baby’s crib is placed next to your bed and is far away from room heaters or other electronic gadgets.
A little boy named Bence was born with snow-white GREY hair in a hospital in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. His nickname is Prince Charming and he is not an albino! "The white/ GREY hair is not a sign of illness or prenatal stress", said doctor ZoltanKummer and according to him, Bence is not an albino. If he were, melanin pigment also would be missing from his skin and his irises. Gray-Haired Baby Born and is Adorable! According to the medical experts, this is most likely a temporary pigment shortage, and this little boy's hair will most probably darken as he gets older. In any case, the milky white/GREY hair is so striking that the nurses working in the maternity ward call him Prince Charming! In all other respects Bence is a big beautiful bouncing baby boy! He was born with a whooping body weight of 5400 g and a height of 54 cm; and arrived punctually - as expected! An adorable baby His blood-work has been sent on to a Bucharest lab for a few extra tests just in case the pigment deficiency indicates any problems, but this adorable little boy is healthy in every other way, and thriving!
The young couple couldn’t hide their joy when ultrasound showed their twin girls kissing in the mother's womb - Ultrasound photos of the adorable twin girls and their parents were first posted on Fetal Vision's Instagram page - The couple has since named the cute little babies Isabella and Callie. What they have to say about everything A young couple was recently treated to a rare moment when ultrasound showed their twin girls snuggled up in the mother's womb. Ultrasound shows twin girls kissing Carissa Gill, who is currently 25 weeks pregnant with twins, and his boyfriend, only identified as Randy, had visited Fetal Vision Imaging in Pennsylvania to check on their babies. The parents-to-be were surprised and overwhelmed with joy when the ultrasound showed their daughters snuggled close to each other and appeared to share a kiss. “It was hard not to be so thankful during this moment. I am legit so blessed and can't wait to meet our two precious princesses,” says Gill. “Pregnancy is a beautiful thing to capture, especially when you get to see moments like this.” Randy and Gill Carissa and Randy have since named their identical twin babies, Isabella and Callie, even as photos of the cute little girls go viral. “Isabella giving her sissy Callie a kiss on the cheek,” reads caption of one of the amazing ultrasound images. The photos of the adorable twins and their pregnant parents were first posted on Fetal Vision's Instagram page. “Congratulations Carissa and Randy with your kissing twins! Thank you for coming to Fetal Vision, we hope you enjoyed your experience with us!” the hospital wrote in the photos caption. The hospital reportedly uses new cutting edge 3D ultrasound, 4D ultrasound and HD ultrasound technology to 'bring images of babies to life'. Ultrasound twin girls Fetal Vision says pregnant parents who visit their facility can actually see what their babies will look like before they are born
An obese baby in India has baffled doctors by her extreme weight gain - At just eight months old, she weighs a whooping 17kg, the same weight as a four-year-old child - Her parents say she has an insatiable appetite for food An eight-month-old obese baby in Punjab, India has baffled her parents and doctors by her extreme weight gain and insatiable appetite for food. Chahat Kumar weighs a heavy 17kg at just eight months old Chahat Kumar was born with an average weight but inexplicably started gaining in size at the age of four months. Now, at just eight months old, she weighs a whooping 17kg, the same weight as an average four-year-old child. Suraj, Chahat's father, holds her up Chahat's father, 23-year-old Suraj Kumar, spoke to reporters and said: “When Chahat was born, she was completely normal. Then, slowly we saw that her weight was shooting up. Her weight is increasing day by day.” Chahat's mother, 21-year-old Reena Kumar, said Chahat eats four times the amount of food a normal-sized baby her age eats, adding: “She doesn’t eat like a normal kid. She keeps eating all the time. If we don’t give her anything to eat, she starts crying." Reena, Chahat's mother, says Chahat eats four times the amount of food a normal-sized baby her age eats Doctors have been unable to explain Chahat's insatiable appetite. To make matters worse, the fat her body has accumulated has hardened her skin and made it difficult for them to get her blood samples. Furthermore, her extreme weight is now causing more problems for her, such as difficulties in breathing and eating. The family's doctor, Vasudev Sharma, recommended that they take Chahat to a specialized pediatrician at the Civil Hospital in Amritsar but the parents lack funds. Suraj and Reena do not have enough money to take Chahat for specialized medical attention Chahat's parents deny doing anything unusual to cause her weight gain. Suraj said: “It’s not our fault. God gave this condition to her. It’s not in our hands. I feel bad when some people laugh at her for being fat.” The add that their dream is for Chahat to have a normal childhood.