Try to develop passions outside of work. Don't define yourself by your job, and have the courage to be imperfect. ||In case of eczema, use mild, unscented body and laundry soaps. Pat baby's skin dry; don't rub ||Children who gain weight quickly during their first six months are more likely to be obese or at risk of obesity by age 3 ||Trim your baby’s nails weekly after a bath when the nails are softened ||It’s never too early to read for your child ||To help your kid stand up to negative peer pressure, encourage him to talk, use role playing with him, get to know the parents of your child's friends and finally deal with your own peer pressure. ||Proper weight gain is the sign that your baby is having enough milk. Not crying and not comparing with other kids ||Plan for regular family meals. Enjoy being together as a family and give a chance for everyone to decompress from the day ||Bathe baby for no more than ten minutes in warm water especially if he shows signs of skin eczema. ||Contact the doctor if your newborn isn't gaining weight, wets fewer than six diapers a day or shows little interest in feedings ||
My child's mouth odor smells bad. Why is that?


Throughout the day, saliva washes away unwanted debris. As soon as a child falls asleep, saliva production drops, and the muscles relax resulting in "morning breath." If the odor is persisting through the day there are some common causes to think about:

 
  • The most common cause is simply poor dental hygiene. Normal bacteria that live in the mouth interact with the leftover food particles. Bacteria, if left to stagnate and proliferate, can cause bad odor in a healthy child.
 
  • Tooth decay can also be a reason. The child should be taken to visit the dentist regularly to have his teeth and gums examined.
 
  • Eating certain foods, especially things like garlic and onions
 
  • Postnasal drip from a cold, sinus infections, or allergies. Breathing through the mouth — due to a stuffy nose, for example — encourage the growth of the bacteria in his mouth.
 
  • Bad breath can signal a throat infection.
 
  • Bad breath could also be caused through sucking a pacifier or sucking the thumb. The object could have an odor from repeated exposure to saliva and oral bacteria. Try and make the child stop the sucking habit. Sterilize those items that he frequently sucks on.
 
  • Toddlers often stuff items in their noses, and then forget about them. If this foreign body is left there, it can begin to rot or cause a surrounding infection.
 

If your child's bad breath doesn't improve with better dental hygiene, consult your Pediatrician or call 2356 for a further evaluation.

 

 

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