Don’t rush into solving your kid's problems. Give him the chance to conclude, all on his own, that things are going to be okay. ||The pacifier’s guard or shield should have ventilation holes so the baby can breathe if the shield does get into the mouth ||Contact the doctor if your newborn isn't gaining weight, wets fewer than six diapers a day or shows little interest in feedings ||Always keep the number of Poison Centre posted beside your phone ||In case of eczema, use mild, unscented body and laundry soaps. Pat baby's skin dry; don't rub ||Trim your baby’s nails weekly after a bath when the nails are softened ||Whenever possible, don't get involved in your kids' clash. Step in only if there's a danger of physical harm. ||Never pick up your infant by the hands or wrists as this can put stress on the elbows. Lifting under the armpits is the safest way ||Set aside time to spend with each child individually, so they don't feel like they're competing for your attention ||There are some games, that you can play with your child to increase his ability to concentrate. Check them out in our articles section. ||
Water and its Importance for Kids

 

When the hot weather hits, most kids want to spend the whole summer playing outdoors. It’s also important for kids to be drinking enough no matter where they’re playing to avoid becoming dehydrated. Children don’t have the same ability to cool off as adults so they are more likely to end up with heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Here’s what you need to know to keep your child hydrated and healthy all year long:

Watch for dehydration warning signs. Two of the early signs of dehydration in children are fatigue and irritability. If so, it’s time to get them out of the heat for a water break.

How much water do kids need?

For babies, The American Academy of Pediatrics states that "until your baby starts eating solid foods, he'll get all the water he needs from breastmilk or formula.

As for older kids, it’s hard to give one general recommendation for water intake, since intake is related to the activity being done. To ensure that your child is getting enough fluid, offer it six times a day, or even more if they are younger. Young kids can be already dehydrated by the time they’re thirsty.

Why water is the best beverage.

Calorie-free water is a better drink for your children than soda and even juice. Juice is nutritious in moderate amounts such as 120 to 180 ml per day, but too much sweet drinks children drink, the more likely they are to be overweight, and is probably not great for developing teeth as well.

Tips to encourage more water:

  • Offer high water-volume foods. About 20 percent of daily fluid intake can come from fruits, such as watermelon, vegetables, such as cucumber, and milk and milk products, including yogurt.
  • Play drinking games. Make fluid part of the fun outdoor activities; have the kids count to eight while taking eight big gulps of water.
  • Take a break. When children are playing outside, they need a water time-out every 15-20 minutes.
  • Sweeten it naturally. Add a squeeze of lemon or lime to a glass of water or an ounce of juice to half a gallon of water to add a hint of flavour.

 

Check this article if you’re confused about which water is best for your child

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