Try to develop passions outside of work. Don't define yourself by your job, and have the courage to be imperfect. ||Make sure your baby wears a hat if she will be in a cold environment ||To keep the eye free of infection, massage inner lower corner of the eye twice daily to empty it of old fluids ||Preservatives, fragrances, harsh soap, rough fabric, sweat, and stress can be potential irritants for babies suffering from eczema ||Sleep sacks and sufficient layers of clothing are safe alternatives to blankets for children less than six months of age ||Design a kid corner and fill it with things safe for your toddler like Tupperware, toys, empty boxes, etc. ||After the first hectic weeks, babies take longer naps at predictable times. And you'll become a much better time manager ||You'll develop a unique parenting style that is right for your family and may be quite different from your neighbors and friends. ||Don't let your baby nap in the car seat after you're home as a substitute for crib since it's harder for young babies to breathe in that position. ||Make a habit out of drinking a glass of water every time you feed your baby. ||
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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