Most newborns need eight to 12 feedings a day — about one feeding every two to three hours ||The AAP recommends sponge baths until the umbilical cord stump falls off — which might take up to three weeks ||Make sure the highchair has a wide base, good fit, adjustable secure straps. Consider a post between the child's legs. ||Newborns are expected to lose some weight after delivery due to fluid loss. Don’t worry ||The pacifier’s guard or shield should have ventilation holes so the baby can breathe if the shield does get into the mouth ||Your baby's foot may seem flat, but that's because a layer of fat covers the arch. Within two to three years, this extra padding will disappear. ||The only acceptable punishment for our children is time-out. No spanking, no shouting and no threatening ||Proper weight gain is the sign that your baby is having enough milk. Not crying and not comparing with other kids ||Excessive warmth and overdressing are as harmful as cold weather. Temperature inside your home should not exceed 23 degrees ||Your baby should have 4-6 wet diapers per day. This is a great way to monitor if they're getting enough milk ||
Seven up harms diarrhea and vomiting


Soft fizzy drinks should be forbidden during diarrhea and vomiting:

 

Drinking flat soda or other carbonated beverages is harmful when it comes to treating a dehydrated child. It is not only an invalid substitute for specially formulated rehydration drinks (contains less than one tenth of the required salts concentration) but it can also augment the diarrhea and vomiting. It usually increases the diarrhea by means of the large amounts of sugar present in it (7 times what is recommended). It can also increase the vomiting by causing distension of the stomach. Add to this that the large amounts of sugar actually increase on the longer term the thirst sensation of your child.

 

While it is a classic advice for the older generations to give your child flat fizzy drinks particularly seven-up or sprite whenever he/she has diarrhea and/or vomiting + dehydration. The advice is stronger when they tell you your child will not like the taste of the rehydration solution, but will like seven-up. You should avoid this as much as possible.

 

The best fluids to be offered for your child in these conditions include breast milk for the infants, oral rehydration solution for all ages (available in pharmacies), water or at least diluted fresh juices. Examples of oral rehydration solutions available include Hydrosafe, Rehydrozinc, Rehydran or Pedialyte.

 

When your child refuses the oral rehydration solution this is because it is salty; he/she will not like it and drink it unless he/she is really in need of it. Thus, for the anxious mother, stay reassured; if your child refuses to drink the oral rehydration solution then he/she is probably not dehydrated.


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