The pacifier’s guard or shield should have ventilation holes so the baby can breathe if the shield does get into the mouth ||To keep the eye free of infection, massage inner lower corner of the eye twice daily to empty it of old fluids ||The sun is the most important source of Vit D ||Make sure the highchair has a wide base, good fit, adjustable secure straps. Consider a post between the child's legs. ||Trim your baby’s nails weekly after a bath when the nails are softened ||Your baby should have 4-6 wet diapers per day. This is a great way to monitor if they're getting enough milk ||As a new baby mother who has to breast feed you should make sure that you drink lots of water ... Make a habit out of drinking a glass of water every time you feed your baby. This will ensure that you are getting your water, and help your body produce enough milk. ||Use a firm mattress and avoid placing your baby on thick, fluffy padding that may interfere with breathing if your baby's face presses against it ||Put a photo of a face – yours – on the side of the cot for your baby to look at. Human faces fascinate babies ||If every feeding is painful or your baby isn't gaining weight, ask a lactation consultant or your baby's doctor for help ||
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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