Easy steps on treating your baby’s diarrhoea

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? bbbbnn084a80a4764dac6ed83103e94e59cb94

  • Keep your baby hydrated. Although rarely serious when treated properly, diarrhea can send your baby to the hospital if he becomes dehydrated, so your first concern should be giving him enough liquids. If your baby isn't also vomiting, continue to give him breast milk or formula. If your baby can't keep breast milk or formula down, call his doctor, who may suggest that you start giving him a pediatric electrolyte solution. These solutions are available in drugstores and come in flavors that most babies will readily drink if they're dehydrated. They're generally easier to keep down than breast milk or formula, too.
  • Stay away from sugar. Avoid sweetened fluids like soft drinks, athletic drinks, sugar water, and undiluted fruit juices. Also avoid Jell-O. All of these contain sugar that draws water into the intestine and makes the diarrhea worse.
  • Give an older baby well-balanced meals. Doctors now advise continuing to feed solids to a baby with diarrhea who's already made the transition to finger or table food. A standard, healthy diet may shorten your baby's bout of diarrhoea because it restores essential nutrients needed to fight infection. If your baby temporarily refuses to eat, don't worry. As long as he stays hydrated his appetite should return in a day or two.
  • Feed your baby yogurt. Studies have shown that live bacterial cultures, found in yogurt, are a safe and effective way to cut down on the amount and duration of diarrhea. If your baby's already eating solids, plain, unsweetened, whole-milk yogurt is an easy way to treat the problem, especially if your baby loves the taste of it.
  • Change diapers regularly. Keep your baby dry. Use care and tenderness – and diaper cream – at changing time, since it's easy for a baby's bottom to become red and irritated from the loose stools.
  • If your baby's uncomfortable during a bout of diarrhea, comfort him as much as possible.
Don't give your baby any anti-diarrhea medicine unless his doctor prescribes it. These medicines can be dangerous for babies and children. See the doctor immediately if your baby is 3 months old or younger and he has diarrhea. If he's over 3 months, call the doctor if your baby has diarrhoea and doesn't seem to be improving after 24 hours. Also if your baby has diarrhoea and any of the following symptoms:
  • Vomiting multiple times
  • Signs of dehydration such as dry mouth, not having had a wet diaper for six hours or more, and crying without tears
  • A high fever
  • Blood in the stool
Frequent hand washing is your best defense, because the microorganisms that cause diarrhea are easily passed from hand to mouth. Handling a soiled diaper, for instance, can transfer these microorganisms to your hands before you wipe your baby's mouth. Your baby can also catch a diarrhea-causing infection from putting his fingers in his mouth after touching toys or other objects that have been contaminated with the stool of an infected child. Always wash your hands thoroughly for at least 15 seconds with soap and warm water after handling soiled diapers or using the bathroom and before preparing food. Wash your baby's hands often, too. Also, be surto follow safe cooking preparation practices.


Basic Signs of teething in babies to watch for

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. 79072280_wide These are common signs of teething:

  • Drooling
  • Swollen, bulging gums
  • A tooth visible below the gum
  • Irritability
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Trying to bite, chew, and suck on everything
  • Rubbing her face
  • Rejecting food
  • Grabbing her ears
If you notice several of these symptoms together, it's very likely that your child is teething – but there's always the chance that it's something else. bani The first set of teeth peeks through when a baby is between 4 and 7 months old, but it's also perfectly normal for it to show up a bit later.There's a wide range of normal for when teeth come in, but they do usually appear in a predictable order. If your baby has diarrhoea, a fever, or a runny nose, don't dismiss it as a sign of teething, especially if the symptoms last longer than 24 hours. Even though many parents think these symptoms seem directly related to their child's teething, there's no scientific proof that they're linked. Experts say fever and diarrhoea are not normal teething symptoms. One of many possible explanations for these symptoms is that because teething babies frequently put things in their mouth to soothe their gums, they get sick from coming into contact with viruses and other germs. If your child's teeth are slow to appear but her bone growth, skin, and hair are normal, there's likely nothing wrong. But if there's still no tooth in sight when your baby reaches 18 months old, mention it to her doctor – she may refer you to a pediatric dentist. Late teething doesn't signal a problem with a child's overall development. The later these teeth come in, the less time they have to develop decay before they fall out and make way for a child's permanent teeth.  


Thrilling Baby and family moments and news

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


Aww so cute! Adorable photos of infant twins embracing while sleeping go viral

The twin babies were left by the mother, lying side by side (left) but by the time she returned, they were lying in each other's arms (right) The photo quickly went viral with a lot of people thinking it's really adorable while other people had a few problems with the photo; like why the children were left with a blanket which could suffocate them.
A staff at a hospital has said that this is quite a normal sight and it happens all the time whenever twins are laid next to one another.
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Biracial twin sisters with different skin colors celebrate first birthday 

A set of adorable biracial twin sisters from Illinois are making the internet go gaga.

Infants Jarani and Kalani — born to a black father, Toman Dean and white mother, Whitney Meyer last April — became an online sensation after their pictures went viral on Facebook.
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The side-by-side images showcase the twins’ opposite skin and eye colors. Over the weekend, the cuties celebrated their first birthday alongside their family, after becoming the unlikely one in 500 pair to be born with the unique characteristics.  

Kalani Dean (left) and Jarani Dean, who are 9 months old, are biracial twins. Their mother, Whitney Meyer, posted a photo of the girls on KHQA’s Facebook.

Meyer said when she gave birth to the baby girls, she was shocked to see the unusual contrast. According to BBC, , instances such as this were almost unheard of several years ago — but as interracial couples continue to increase, so do the number of cases.

Kalani and Jarani Dean celebrated their first birthdays on Sunday — a year after their birth received widespread media attention.

“No one believes they’re twins. When we go out in public, people will start looking at them because I dress them identical and I can tell they’re confused.” The mother to the happy little girls also touched on the twins’ differing personalities. “Kalani, we call her Lani, is our loud child. She is crawling everywhere and going nonstop ... J doesn’t like to move. She just wants to be held, and she loves to eat,” she added. “They are my miracle babies.”

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Practical and Fast rules for visiting Newborns

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. new born If you want to maintain your friendship or family bond — and ever be invited back again — follow these guidelines.

  1. Schedule your visit in advance, and don't push if Mum's not ready for visitors. Every new mum is different, but most need some one-on-one time with their new addition before they are ready to introduce him or her to the masses. Respect that timeline, whatever it may be, and simply ask if they're ready for visitors. If not, check back a few days or a week later. When the answer's yes, suggest a few times that will work for you and let Mom decide what will work best for her.
  2. Work around Mum's schedule and be on time. New motherhood is an exhausting, sleep deprived, overwhelming time. If you've been given the green light on a specific time to visit, it's important to remember that time was probably chosen carefully to fit in both Mom and baby's schedule, so be punctual. Not early, not late.
  3. Don't stay too long. Smart mums tell visitors in advance that they are only up for a short visit, but even if you're not given a specific window, you should plan on keeping your visit short and sweet. An hour is probably about right, unless Mom begs you to stay longer.
  4. Take food. As a new mom, it feels almost impossible to shop, cook, or even feed yourself, so bringing along a meal — home cooked is fine, but a plate from her favourite takeout spot is equally acceptable — is a must. Just make it easy on her by not sending pans or Tupperware that need to be returned.
  5. Wash your hands and ask before you pick up the baby. No matter how irresistible that baby is or how recently you washed your hands before your arrival, just lather up when you get to her house. Also remember the baby lived in the mum's body for a long time and she's probably still feeling a bit possessive. Be respectful and ask if you can hold the baby. If after a few minutes Mum is looking uncomfortable and itchy to get her back, pass her back immediately.
  6. Offer to let Mum take a shower or nap. If you're close enough to Mum that she'd feel comfortable leaving you unsupervised with the baby, offer to take over for a while. If she declines, however, don't push it.
  7. Just say "no" if Mum asks if you want anything to drink or eat. You are there to help and check in, not to be served. If you're really dying of thirst, get up and get that water yourself.
  8. Don't bring your kids, unless they're healthy and you asked in advance. You'll probably enjoy your visit a lot more if you don't bring your kids and can focus on Mom and baby, but if that's not a possibility, make sure you ask in advance. Also, remember that while you might be totally comfortable with your 6-year-old holding a newborn, that newborn's mom probably is not. Make sure your kids know and respect boundaries as well.
Don't  offer unsolicited advice. If the new mummy asks questions about breastfeeding, sleep schedules, or postpartum healing, of course, answe with your personal experiences. If not, zip it. This time is about her, not you. Keep your opinions to yourself.

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Heat rashes in babies this season

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. Rash-On-Baby-Chin-Cheek-And-Neck-Due-To-Heat-Rash 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 RASH 5 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.


Reasons your infant babies doesn’t need a pillow

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. baby2 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. in 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. int 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; Ÿ Always make your baby sleep on the back and not the chest. Ÿ Avoid using pillows till the age of two. Ÿ When you choose a pillow for your toddler, make sure the pillow is firm and flat. Ÿ 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. Ÿ Make sure that your baby’s crib is placed next to your bed and is far away from room heaters or other electronic gadgets.


Amazing ! Newborn baby born with grey hair

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. greu 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! grey 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!


Couple watched how their twin girls kissing in ultrasound

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.” KISSIN 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


Obese baby baffles doctors: 17kg at 8 months old

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. obsess 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.” obsessed 3 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. obseesd 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. obsessed 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.