How can I help control my child’s allergic condition? Allergic conditions like asthma, allergic irritation of nose or allergic conditions of the eye are long-term problems that annoy children. Using medications to control these symptoms may be helpful in acute conditions but is impractical to use it for several years. The allergic conditions are generally […]

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Babies may need their eyes to be cleaned especially if they have some discharge coming out. Remember with every cleaning attempt, there is a tendency to introduce infections and damage. So be careful   Equipment Sterile water or cooled boiled water in a container Sterile cotton wool Gloves/ gown   METHOD Wash your hands and […]

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Children with chronic debilitating condition may need regular hygiene. This can be done by giving a bath or by wet spongin EQUIPMENT REQUIRED Wash bowl, warm water Sponge Comb/ Brush/ Scissors/ Nail clippers Oral hygiene equipment Bath towels Clean clothes   Before the procedure always explain it to the patients and the carers and take […]

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Remember- the milk in the bottle needs to be warmed to room temperature or an acceptable warm temperature before feeding especially if it was stored in the fridge. You can check the temperature by putting a few drops on your wrist To feed the child first carry the baby on your non-dominant hand such that […]

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What are the basics of baby breathing- Babies breathe faster when compared to adults. A newborn baby may breathe 3 times faster than an adult. This fast breathing slowly reduces to adult levels as the child grows. Healthy babies in spite of this fast breathing, are comfortable, smiling, looking around and responding normally.   How […]

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  The umbilical cord is cut soon after birth. After its cut, the cord starts drying out and slowly detaches from the baby by 7- 10 days. Never pull the cord or even touch the area with dirty hands If this area gets infected, it becomes an emergency You might have to do this 3- […]

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      This is very common posture especially after feeding to burp the child Always remember that babies less than 6-8 months have floppy back so it’s very important to support the back.   PROCEDURE Stand on the side of the baby Make sure you look around and see if it’s safe Remember never […]

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CATARACT The human eye is like a camera. There is a lens within the eye which stretches and broadens so a clear image is focused on the retina( back of the eye). This image is transmitted to the brain. With age, the lens becomes opaque( cloudy). This is the cataract. Cataract is more common in […]

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If the mother insists on formula feeding, then extra care needs to be taken as there is a risk of introducing infection in the baby. Cleaning the equipment The equipment whether the bottles/ shields need to be cleaned after every use. It can be done by immersing them in hot soapy water for at least […]

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