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Detecting Developmental Delays In Infants

Detecting Developmental Delays In Infants

Outline The process of development in each infant tends to seek its own pace; however there are some children that experience developmental delays. The diagnosis for developmental delay occurs when the infant in incapable of reaching particular defined milestones (like learning to walk or talk) in the normal time frame. There are varied factors that could lead to developmental delays like the presence of a heritable or chromosomal aberrations as well as being exposed to environment-associated risks like drugs and contagions prior to or subsequent to birth. Being aware of these caveat signs of a probable developmental delay could assist in obtaining a prompt diagnosis and feasible treatment for the affected infant. STEP I One needs to be vigilant and heedful about the infant’s behaviour. A  [...]

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.  [...]

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  [...]