For protecting young children during summer months, apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside ||Contact the doctor if your newborn isn't gaining weight, wets fewer than six diapers a day or shows little interest in feedings ||The most important thing on growth curves is how your baby grows over time. If he's small but growing at the appropriate rate, there's usually no cause for concern. ||Don’t forget to put labels with date and time on your expressed milk bottles to check expiry dates ||Try to keep other elements of your baby's routine as normal as possible during the strike. ||Colostrum is rich with all what baby needs for the first 2-3 days till the breast begins to produce milk ||Don't allow your pet on the couch while you are holding baby. This makes dogs bigger and taller in relation to your infant and may encourage aggression. ||During the day, don't try to catch up on chores while the baby sleeps. Lie down and rest ||Look for early signs of hunger, such as stirring and stretching, sucking motions and lip movements. Fussing and crying are later cues ||Infant constipation is the passage of hard, dry bowel movements — not necessarily the absence of daily bowel movements ||
Study: Constipation May Cause Bed-wetting

 

Feb. 2012 -- Constipation is often the cause of bedwetting in children, a small, new study suggests.

Failure to diagnose constipation as the cause of bedwetting can lead parents and children on an unnecessarily long, costly and difficult effort to cure nighttime wetting, the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers said.

Researchers found that thirty children and adolescents who sought treatment for bedwetting all had large amounts of stool in their rectums, despite the majority having normal bowel habits. Twenty five of the children (eighty three percent) were cured of bedwetting within three months, after treatment with laxative therapy. 

The study appeared recently online in the journal Urology.

(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, news release, Jan. 27, 2012)

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