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 ||Plan for regular family meals. Enjoy being together as a family and give a chance for everyone to decompress from the day ||During the day, don't try to catch up on chores while the baby sleeps. Lie down and rest ||Use each feeding as an opportunity to build your newborn's sense of security, trust and comfort. ||Try to keep other elements of your baby's routine as normal as possible during the strike. ||Your baby should have 4-6 wet diapers per day. This is a great way to monitor if they're getting enough milk ||Massaging infants' arms and hands can significantly reduce their pain from needle sticks ||Proper weight gain is the sign that your baby is having enough milk. Not crying and not comparing with other kids ||There are some games, that you can play with your child to increase his ability to concentrate. Check them out in our articles section. ||Until your baby is 6 months old, he'll get all the hydration he needs from breast milk or formula, even in hot weather ||
My child's mouth odor smells bad. Why is that?


Throughout the day, saliva washes away unwanted debris. As soon as a child falls asleep, saliva production drops, and the muscles relax resulting in "morning breath." If the odor is persisting through the day there are some common causes to think about:

 
  • The most common cause is simply poor dental hygiene. Normal bacteria that live in the mouth interact with the leftover food particles. Bacteria, if left to stagnate and proliferate, can cause bad odor in a healthy child.
 
  • Tooth decay can also be a reason. The child should be taken to visit the dentist regularly to have his teeth and gums examined.
 
  • Eating certain foods, especially things like garlic and onions
 
  • Postnasal drip from a cold, sinus infections, or allergies. Breathing through the mouth — due to a stuffy nose, for example — encourage the growth of the bacteria in his mouth.
 
  • Bad breath can signal a throat infection.
 
  • Bad breath could also be caused through sucking a pacifier or sucking the thumb. The object could have an odor from repeated exposure to saliva and oral bacteria. Try and make the child stop the sucking habit. Sterilize those items that he frequently sucks on.
 
  • Toddlers often stuff items in their noses, and then forget about them. If this foreign body is left there, it can begin to rot or cause a surrounding infection.
 

If your child's bad breath doesn't improve with better dental hygiene, consult your Pediatrician or call 2356 for a further evaluation.

 

 

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