Your baby's foot may seem flat, but that's because a layer of fat covers the arch. Within two to three years, this extra padding will disappear. ||Only close friends and relatives should visit you during your first month at home. They should not visit if they are sick ||The pacifier’s guard or shield should have ventilation holes so the baby can breathe if the shield does get into the mouth ||Massaging infants' arms and hands can significantly reduce their pain from needle sticks ||Dealing with slow learners needs special guidance. Find some simple tips in our articles section. ||In case of eczema, use mild, unscented body and laundry soaps. Pat baby's skin dry; don't rub ||It’s never too early to read for your child ||Don't ever be afraid to ask for help from a friend or relative. Time away will let you recharge. ||Set aside time to spend with each child individually, so they don't feel like they're competing for your attention ||Your baby should have 4-6 wet diapers per day. This is a great way to monitor if they're getting enough milk ||
Dealing with Accidental Poisoning

 

Prevention

Simple safety measures are the best way to make sure your child cannot get access to poisons.

    • When buying medications, household chemicals and garden products, choose childproof containers if possible. Ask for pills and tablets in blister packs and foil strips.
    • Put all poisons out of reach of children after using or buying them.
    • Use child resistant locks on cupboards containing poisons.
    • Always read the labels of all medications and follow the instructions when giving medication to your child.
    • Do not confuse children by talking about pills and liquid medication as ‘lollies’.
    • If you take pills, do so out of sight of children.
    • Keep handbags out of reach of children.
    • Discard old medications, batteries and poisons.
    • Store poisons and medications in their original containers.
    • Never put poisons in drink bottles.
    • Keep children away from the dishwasher and close it after putting dishes in.
    • Parents and caregivers should consider doing a first aid course.
    • Do not grow poisonous plants.

First aid

If you suspect your child has been exposed to or has swallowed a poison, call the Poisons Information Centre for first aid advice (even if symptoms have not developed). It is open 24 hours a day.

Do not try to make your child vomit unless advised to do so by the Poisons Information Centre.

If you are told to go to the emergency department take any container (spray bottle, pill container etc) with you.

Contacts

National Center for Clinical and Environmental Toxicology: 8007770999 – 23640402

Poisoning Control Center Ain Shams University: 24828212 – 24823314

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