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 ||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. ||Most newborns need eight to 12 feedings a day — about one feeding every two to three hours ||Stop the continuous criticism to your teens. Highlight their qualities instead. ||Make a habit out of drinking a glass of water every time you feed your baby. ||Infants raised on breast milk tend to score higher on tests of mental development than those on formula ||Colostrum is rich with all what baby needs for the first 2-3 days till the breast begins to produce milk ||Sleep sacks and sufficient layers of clothing are safe alternatives to blankets for children less than six months of age ||Make sure the highchair has a wide base, good fit, adjustable secure straps. Consider a post between the child's legs. ||Presumably, your baby won't recall events from his life before age 3. Still, these early experiences outline his vision of the world ||
When Kids Turn Orange
 
What is carotenemia?
Carotenemia is a medical term for a condition that causes the skin to turn orange-ish due to increased blood carotene levels. In the vast majority of cases seen, it is associated with large consumption of carotene in the diet; as in too many carrots or sweet potatoes. Parents who feed their infants a lot of orange fruits and vegetables may one day notice that their infant's palms, soles of the feet and even face have taken on an orange hue.
Which foods contain beta-carotene?
Fruits and vegetables that are high in beta-carotene are usually those that are yellow/orange or have dark green leafy vegetables. These include:
  • Carrots
  • Pumpkin
  • Kumera
  • Spinach
  • Papaya
  • Corn
Breastfeeding babies can also develop the condition if their mother is eating a lot of beta-carotene rich foods.
Treatment of carotenemia
No specific treatment of carotenemia is necessary. By simply encouraging your child to eat a wider variety of foods, the level of beta-carotene in the body will reduce and the skin discoloration will gradually fade.
When should I call my child's healthcare provider?
  • If your child has vomited any blood.
  • If your child is confused or difficult to awaken.
  • If your child is acting very sick.
  • If your child develops yellowish eyes.
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