Use each feeding as an opportunity to build your newborn's sense of security, trust and comfort. ||Infant constipation is the passage of hard, dry bowel movements — not necessarily the absence of daily bowel movements ||Plan for regular family meals. Enjoy being together as a family and give a chance for everyone to decompress from the day ||Presumably, your baby won't recall events from his life before age 3. Still, these early experiences outline his vision of the world ||Children who gain weight quickly during their first six months are more likely to be obese or at risk of obesity by age 3 ||Dealing with slow learners needs special guidance. Find some simple tips in our articles section. ||The pacifier’s guard or shield should have ventilation holes so the baby can breathe if the shield does get into the mouth ||By rising the temperature, the body can stop a virus's ability to grow. That's why we get fevers ||Always check the water temperature with your hand before bathing your baby. Be sure the room is comfortably warm, too ||If every feeding is painful or your baby isn't gaining weight, ask a lactation consultant or your baby's doctor for help ||
Care of Head Lice

 

 

Reassurance. Head lice can be treated at home. With careful treatment, all lice and nits (lice eggs) are usually killed. There are no lasting problems from having head lice. They do not carry any diseases. They do not make your child feel sick.

Use anti-lice creme rinse and follow package directions. First, wash the hair with a regular shampoo and towel dry it before using the anti-lice creme. Do NOT use a conditioner or creme rinse after shampooing. Work the creme into all the hair down to the roots. Leave the shampoo on for a full 10 minutes or it won't kill all the lice. Then rinse the hair thoroughly with water and dry it with a towel. Don’t wash the hair with shampoo until 2 days after lice treatment. REPEAT the anti-lice shampoo in 9 days to kill any nits that survived.

Remove the Dead Nits. Most treated nits (lice eggs) are dead after the first treatment with anti-lice creme. The others will be killed with the 2nd treatment in 9 days. Nits can be removed by backcombing with a special nit comb or pulling them out individually. This is time-consuming. Nit removal is not urgent and should not interfere with the return to school. Some schools, however, have a no-nit policy and will not allow children to return if nits are visible.

Cleaning the House. Soak hair brushes for 1 hour in a solution containing some anti-lice shampoo. Wash your child's sheets, blankets, pillow cases, and any clothes worn in the past 2 days in hot water (54° C) kills lice and nits. Items that can't be washed (e.g., hats, coats, or scarves) should be set aside in sealed plastic bags for 2 weeks (the longest period that nits can survive).

Call Your Doctor If: New lice or nits appear in the hair - Scalp rash or itch lasts over 1 week after the anti-lice shampoo - Sores on scalp start to spread or look infected

 

Source: HealthyChildren.org 

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