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Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease is the prevalent reason leading to acquired heart disease among infants in the United States, with the characteristic appearance of inflamed blood vessels all through the body, particularly the coronary arteries located around the heart. Infants below five years are most commonly observed to be affected by the disease with boys being more frequently affected as compared to girls, and is a condition known to trigger in the winter and spring time. Kawasaki Disease Causes: Annually, there are approximately two thousand cited Kawasaki disease cases in the United States. Though the reason behind this acquired disease is still unknown, experts doubt that it could be partly occurring due to a pathogen like virus or bacteria that might elucidate the reason for collective appearance  [...]

Imagination For Easing Aching Tummies

Imagination For Easing Aching Tummies

A latest study has shown that infants that repeatedly suffered from tummy aches could experience relief when they learned to employ their imagination for feeling better. The study that was printed in the November issue of ‘Paediatrics’ revealed that more number of infants ailing from recurrent stomach aches experienced significant amount of improvement when their treatment additionally comprised of guided imagery alongside standard medical care. During the course of a news broadcast scientist Miranda van Tilburg, PhD, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill explicated that the thrilling aspect about this study is that kids could undoubtedly lower their stomach pain to a major extent by themselves, with assistance from audio recordings. The study was conducted on 34 infants in  [...]

Cots Deemed Safest For Babies: Advisory Against Bed –Sharing

Cots Deemed Safest For Babies: Advisory Against Bed –Sharing

According to a latest research, the safest place for a child to lull off to sleep is in a cot. The study shed light on the shocking revelation that more than half of all cot deaths occurred while the child was asleep alongside a parent in a bed, atop a couch or sofa. Scientists stated that fortuitous suffocation might be responsible for it, particularly when the parent has been consuming intoxicants or doing drugs. During the study conducted by scientists at Bristol and Warwick universities probed all unpredicted infant fatalities that transpired among up to 2-year-olds in the south-west England from the time periods from Jan 2003 – Dec 2006. They drew comparisons on the reasons behind the deaths in the two control sets – one being that of the ‘high risk’ bracket comprising of young  [...]

Infant Biting: How Grave is this Behaviour?

Infant Biting: How Grave is this Behaviour?

Is it considered normal for infants to bite? Mostly all kids lesser than three years of age have a tendency of biting someone else at least on one occasion. Often infants let go of this behaviour on their own. Biting that occurs in children over the age of three years or recurrently occurs at any age might require to be treated. Biting is mostly unintentional, and is on rare occasions known to cause grave harm to another individual or pose any kind of health risks. Why do infants feel the need to bite? Infants bite for varied reasons, dependent on what age they belong to. In-between five-seven months of age: Children normally bite others when they experience any kind of discomfort in the area around their mouth or due to the pain arising from teething. Mostly, they tend to bite their caretakers.  [...]

Diverting The Baby’s Energy Positively With Baby Jumpers

Diverting The Baby’s Energy Positively With Baby Jumpers

Oh my god! You know, with the unbound energy, baby is so excited with everything & everyone around. Don’t you just love to see the way they have the urge to jump & reach out to things? Yes, definitely. But then again, we must make it safe for them to explore their world….. safely & their way. Well, baby jumpers do just that. The best time to start the baby jumpers is from 4 months to walking age. They can move in any direction and exercise doing what they really enjoy, right? The best part is that with multiple options flooding markets, we can best choice with just few questions. Guys, lets begin. The best type of baby jumper: There are really fun & fancy ones around. Let’s check out. Some baby jumpers can be attached roof top while some can be stand alone with out occupying  [...]

Belly Band – A Must For The Pregnancy Wardrobe

Belly Band – A Must For The Pregnancy Wardrobe

Are you a mom-to-be, who’s concerned with her wardrobe? Well, with the time passing by, it is gonna be the most challenging place- your wardrobe. Well, neither it is smart choice to have entire new wardrobe nor you have a choice to continue with existing one. So? Use belly band. Simple. Belly band lets you use your existing wardrobe smartly. It saves time, money & a lot of worries about your wardrobe & looks. As you put the belly band around your enlarging belly; it solves a huge list of problems: You are gonna be able to wear your existing tight jeans & skirts just by unzipping or unbuttoning them. Short tops can be worn with belly bands acting as belt coving belly. You are gonna get a huge support to belly and spine as well. Due to smoothening on belly lines, you are gonna  [...]

Can Change In Maternity Pantyhose Reduce Your Ache?

Can Change In Maternity Pantyhose Reduce Your Ache?

Hey, welcome! Now, I know that you have a series of complaints & just it just isn’t the right time to try & makes some silly sales speech about pantyhose. I know it, okay! You are thinking that, in the middle of the ache in the back, pain in the legs & the swellings in legs & feet  along with this heat, fatigue & vomiting, what is it that I am gonna say, right? Listen up ladies; all I can say is a wise & well directed change into your new maternity pantyhose is gonna make you much more comfortable & capable to deal it, okay? Now there is some medical mumbo-jumbo you may not be interested in. But it can help you. Why: - Medical stuff During the pregnancy, there is essentially enlarging fetus, higher hormones & blood pumping through the body & a pelvis that  [...]

Is Your Baby Towel Best For Your Baby?

Is Your Baby Towel Best For Your Baby?

Welcome guys, I know as the parents we are just keen to make sure its best for our baby to the very smallest of the details. Your baby & its complete well being is the topmost important priority for you. But I believe that somehow that we get distracted from it among the frenzy of commercials. So here are few cautions & tips that would help you confirm that you are on right track. Decisions you need to make: As we all know that a baby towel should be at your side to minimize the loss of after bath heat from baby’s body. That’s thing, you know. We buy towel with best of our choices & that’s it. But its necessary to make sure that its best choice for baby, all right? Let’s see what are checking points, okay? Best suited types: In today’s standards, you have two pretty good  [...]

Is Your Baby Not Okay With Baby Utensils?

Is Your Baby Not Okay With Baby Utensils?

Is it a right time or not? That’s our first question & precaution. When your baby is roughly about 7 months that’s kinda classic sign that by now your baby can sit in that cute “high chair” & its time to heighten the exposure to utilities of life & improve baby’s micro movements with exciting items like spoons, cups, feeding dishes, leftover containers, bowls & what not, right? Well, the first thing you should really carefully think about & choose is a spoon. Because it would be first ones baby will handle. Let get the kind of spoon suits the babies best, okay? Baby Spoons: First thing that comes to my mind is to initiate its use to baby’s favorite food. As it would encourage the use & make it fun for sweetie pooh. Wouldn’t that be the best way to learn?  [...]

6 Post Pregnancy Exercises For Metamorphosing Into A Yummy Mummy

6 Post Pregnancy Exercises For Metamorphosing Into A Yummy Mummy

Regaining pre-pregnancy figure is mostly a hard nut to crack. However hard this task can seem on the outset, several experts profess that the sooner one gets started, the simpler it becomes to shed that extra flab and have firm and toned muscles which in turn would make it easier to care for the child. Studies also reveal that getting started on a regular exercise routine soon following delivery aids in lowering the chances of developing PPD or postpartum depression. One needs to bear in mind that all pregnancies and deliveries are different. Hence, one needs to always consult with one’s doctor prior to starting on any exercise schedule following childbirth. In case one is experiencing symptoms like uncontrolled, heavy bleeding, unwarranted tenderness, headaches or any atypical symptoms during  [...]

Five Commonly Made SPF Blunders

Five Commonly Made SPF Blunders

Improper knowledge of the child’s Camp or School guidelines: There are several places that would either not adhere to reapplication of SPF or deem it as a form of medication, implicating that the parents would be required to send in a letter of approval that Okays the use of SPF on the child. Using up the last drop of last summer’s sunscreen bottle: How often does this happen! A general tendency among many is to first polish off the last summer’s sunscreen before opening a new one. How, Dr. Elizabeth Hale, M.D. – a clinical associate professor of dermatology hailing from the New York University has pointed out the crucial aspect that on opening the sunscreen, its strength and efficacy tend to dawdle, particularly so over a span of a year’s time and hence might not be able to offer  [...]

Early Pregnancy Test – Decoding an Evaporation Line

Early Pregnancy Test – Decoding an Evaporation Line

Outline The appearance of a faded and weak positive reading on an Early Pregnancy Test or EPT is still deemed as a positive interpretation. Yet, scores of women are baffled by the appearance of a very faded line. One could easily distinguish between a faded positive outcome and an evaporation line by gaining a little insightfulness and objectivity regarding this aspect. The locally obtainable (OTC) pregnancy kits come in varying sizes and forms and employ diverse colour formats though they fundamentally function in analogous manner. A pregnancy kit would already have a coloured line present on it known as the ‘control’ band that is utilized in majority of the clinical testing as a means of comparison to observe what is being analysed evaluates up against something. The control band present  [...]