Taking the Bite out of a Biting Child
August 30, 2013 – 1:12 am | No Comment
Child care is a continuous learning process and problems are usually a stepping stone in learning more about children. Biting is one such problem that has to be handled with tender loving care. A biting child is a negative child and has to be tackled with immediately. Whether it is a home care or a day care or whether the child is just with siblings, a child who bites has to be taught the rules. The  [...]

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Prickly Heat Rashes in Children and Remedies
July 14, 2011 – 2:19 am | No Comment
Prickly Heat Rashes in Children and Remedies
Prickly heat or miliaria affects majority of the infants. This skin disorder is common particularly in babies, who have sweat glands that plug easily. The problem is not so common among the older kids and adults. Miliaria can be of 2 types, miliaria rubra and miliaria crystalline. Babies with miliaria rubra get red bumps on their skin and suffer from extreme itching sensation. Miliaria crystalline, on the other hand, results in formation of tiny blisters, which don’t redden the skin of the babies. Here we’ll be discussing the remedies that can help the babies to get rid of either of these frustrating conditions. The most effective home remedy of prickly heat is cooling the skin area affected by the blisters or bumps. One way of cooling down the skin is by changing the kind of clothes the baby is wearing. Wearing tight clothing often end up aggravating the rashes; the loose fitting clothes, which allow the baby’s skin to breathe properly and do not hold in the heat, help in reducing  [...]


Child Trafficking Campaign ‘Real Men Don’t Buy Girls’ launched by Ashton-Demi
April 12, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Celeb couple Demi Moore-Ashton Kutcher have lately initiated a novel crusade against child trafficking & child sex enslavement. A bevy of other celebrities of the likes of actor Sean Penn & singer Justin Timberlake, have signalized for the campaign ‘Real Men don’t buy girls’ intended at halting individuals from procuring under-aged girls for purposes of having sex with them. The DNA (Demi and Ashton) Foundation is hopeful about raising awareness of the worldwide issue which is also a blight in smaller & bigger cities throughout the U.S. Ashton spoke about how they are keen on creating a cultural move in the manner in which males & females are viewing younger individuals who sell themselves for sex. He drew attention to the crucial fact that child trafficking is an expandable trade – when prices for having sex are raised one could actually curb the demand since when demands are reduced it tends to raise the pricing. This translates to the fact that finally child trafficking  [...]


Baby Yoga Version – Never to Be Tried At Home
January 21, 2011 – 1:37 am | 2 Comments
Baby Yoga Version – Never to Be Tried At Home
A ‘YouTube’ recording of a female from Russia, Lena Fokina swivelling a baby about her head has sparked shock & disbelief among many a viewer. One may feel the images shown are unreal, however latest details of thorough probe into the distressing recording reveal that it is true. Tabbed as ‘baby yoga’, the recording shows what Lena dubs as ‘extreme-developmental-gymnastics’ which medically-speaking is far from the reality. Appropriate baby yoga promotes improvement in maternal-child bond, child’s motor skill development & is risk-free & pretty pleasurable for mom & infant. But, several outlines deployed in baby yoga are specific to age & involves gradual introduction of posture to growing children. Dangling the child alike rag-dolls is simply flawed. One could only envision what copycats watching the recording may deem carrying out with their little infants. A worrisome matter is that it seems that Lena is impersonating physical activity of animals or primate  [...]


Natural Cold Remedies – Green Parenting Tips
November 22, 2010 – 1:17 am | No Comment
Natural Cold Remedies – Green Parenting Tips
With the flu season in the United States having commenced since Oct. and lasting till May, it is always a prudent policy to boost innate defences by religiously following hand washing routines, maintain optimal hydration, get ample variety of vitamins & sun’s rays & consider alternative approaches such as homeopathy cures. Common cold is a highly pervasive communicable disease among individuals and averages to 2-4 infections annually among the adult populace & close to 6-12 in kids. Issuing of a recommendation just two years back by the United States FDA found that OTC (over-the-counter) cold-&-cough medicines must not be offered to below 2 year old infants. According to Doctor L. Rosen, a child specialist running the Whole Child Center in N. Jersey strongly believes that natural cold remedies are the strongest offence. He’s cited some neat pointers for boosting one’s immune system for tackling the cold and flu season. Rosen points out that taking the initiative is  [...]


Pneumonia in Children – The Relentless Killer
November 16, 2010 – 5:35 am | No Comment
Pneumonia in Children – The Relentless Killer
Childhood Pneumonia is the leading disease responsible for killing young children, aged even below 5 years. If it was any other disease like AIDS or malaria or the poxes, then the shock would have been a little laid back. But at the news of pneumonia being such a brutal disease, even the doctors are amazed. And the worst part is that pneumonia in children is a preventable and curable disease. There are vaccinations available that can be used to prevent the sole causes of pneumonia in children. And these treatments for childhood pneumonia are very cost- beneficial. The misery is that these vaccines are not availed by the developing countries. If this could be possible then over a million pneumonic children could be saved every year. November 12 is the celebrated as the World Pneumonia Day, promoted jointly by the numerous health and humanitarian organizations, like Save the Children. Several awareness programs are conducted on this day to spread knowledge and wakefulness regarding the fatalness  [...]


The Right Way of Performing Lifesaving CPR on Babies
October 20, 2010 – 12:05 am | No Comment
The Right Way of Performing Lifesaving CPR on Babies
An infant or child who is not conscious or breathing requires CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation that involves compressions to the chest region and rescue breathing. Recue breathing involves getting air into the child’s lungs which is doable since there is ample oxygen in the breaths one exhales for keeping another individual alive. Chest compressions are then done for pumping the oxygen-filled blood all through the body. CPR For Below 1 Year old Infants Opening the Airway In case you find that respiration has halted in the child then ensuring he/she is placed on a firm surface and tilting head backwards. Checking the infant’s mouth. In case one notices any apparent obstacle then picking it out manually, however avoid poking a finger down the infant’s throat. Using single finger for lifting chin up for opening the child’s airway. Administering Rescue Breaths 5 Times Initially Taking a deep breath, putting one’s lips on the infant’s mouth & nostrils and completely sealing  [...]


Comprehending Autism Signs in Children
April 13, 2010 – 1:44 am | No Comment
Comprehending Autism Signs in Children
Autism spectrum disorder or ASD is an array of composite neuro-developmental disorders, typified by being socially impaired, problems in communicational skills and limited, recurring and typecast behavioural pattern. Autistic disorder, at times known as classical ASD or autism is a vastly acute ASD type. ASD fluctuates in disposition and how severe it is, occurring across all races, socio-economic sets and in any age. Specialists assess that 3-6 kids from every one thousand would have ASD. The male gender is four folds more prone to having ASD as compared to the female gender. Common autism signs in children The characteristic feature out of all the identified autism signs in children is social impairment. The main caretakers of the kid are generally the foremost ones to spot ASD signs. Even in infanthood, a child having ASD would exhibit non-responsiveness to individuals around or would be focussing fixedly on a particular object while excluding all other aspects around for lengthy  [...]


Parents Ignorant About Eye Risk From Sun Exposure
August 19, 2009 – 9:15 pm | 4 Comments
In an appalling revelation, experts have cautioned that three out of four parents are putting their children’s eyesight in jeopardy by exposing them to bright sunlight without the use of apposite eye protective gear. In a survey undertaken by the College of Optometrists on two thousand people, it was found that close to a third of British-origin parents didn’t invest in sun-protective glasses for their children. Even in those that did buy them, close to half of them laid greater emphasis on costing rather than adequate protection and merely a quarter of them bought sun-protective eyewear from reputed brands. The College of Optometrists advocates the choice of dark coloured glasses bearing the CE quality trademark. Experts have counselled that those with light eyes are at greater risk from sun damage, with those having blue coloured eyes must constantly use sunglasses. The ultra-violet rays emitted from the sunrays can harm the retinal area and lens of the eyes that can cause  [...]