Health and Safety, Birth to 2 Years - Parent Self-Care
Gaining confidence Many parents wonder whether they are equipped to handle the responsibility of keeping their child safe. You will likely feel more confident if you are alert, taking all the precautions you can, and know how to respond to emergencies.Learn first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Classes usually are offered through your local hospital or fire department.Read and learn .
Circumcision: Plastibell Device - Topic Overview
The Plastibell is a plastic device slipped between the penis and the foreskin to circumcise a male. A cut in the foreskin usually is required before the device can be placed. Sterile string is tied around the device and over the foreskin to cut off the blood supply. Foreskin tissue is trimmed off and the end of the bell is removed, leaving the ring tied in place.Tissue remaining under the ring dies and is sloughed off. The ring should fall off by itself about 10 to 12 days after the circumcision.AdvantagesMany doctors are familiar and comfortable with its use.Different-sized bells allow a custom fit for each infant.The device produces good cosmetic results.DisadvantagesThe device is more likely than the Mogen clamp to cause excessive bleeding.Infection is more likely after this procedure than after the other procedures for circumcision.There is a delay in the removal of foreskin tissue.
Choosing Child Care - Beginning Your Search
Individual child careBabysitters and mother's helpers. Babysitters provide informal, periodic, in - home care for your child, such as when you need to run errands or have planned an evening out. They are usually paid hourly and maintain general household order, but they are not expected to do housekeeping chores. A mother's helper is similar to a babysitter but is someone who watches your child ..
Teething - When to Call a Doctor
Home treatment usually helps relieve minor teething symptoms such as discomfort, drooling, and irritability. However, talk to your doctor if your child develops additional symptoms that become severe or last longer than a couple of days. Such symptoms may include: A fever higher than or an ongoing low - grade fever- to measured rectally.Frequent ear pulling.Ongoing or severe diarrhea. A severe ...
Growth and Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months - Common Concerns
Between 1 and 12 months of age, it is very common for parents to have concerns about their baby's general well - being. Know that you likely do not have anything to worry about. But it is good to be aware of health, development, and safety issues to help prevent or respond to problems.Some common concerns include:Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the death of a baby who is younger than
Making Decisions About Very Premature Infants: Personal Stories - Topic Overview
These stories are based on information gathered from doctors and consumers. They may be helpful as you make important health decisions.Jeremy, age 28: My wife and I have had a tough time since our second child, Caleb, was born at 25 weeks. We've always trusted our doctors to know what's best. We told our neonatologist that we had faith that Caleb would pull through and that we wanted him to do everything he could to help Caleb survive. What we didn't expect was that Caleb would have so many ups and downs. He had one infection after another and had to be on a ventilator on high settings for quite a while. After he had a grade IV brain bleed, we learned that part of his brain was damaged. He came home on oxygen and six different medicines. We were thrilled when he weaned off of the oxygen just before his first birthday! Frankly, with both of us having to work, keeping up with Caleb's weekly physical therapy, speech therapy, and other medical appointments has been hard for us and his
Speech and Language Milestones, Birth to 1 Year - Topic Overview
Speech and language development milestones relate to receptive language (the ability to understand words and sounds) and expressive language (the ability to use speech and gestures to communicate meaning). Receptive language skills are the first communication skills learned. Expressive language also begins soon after birth. Speech progresses from isolated sounds to possibly making a simple ...
Teething - Topic Overview
Baby teething starts around 6 months and lasts until the child reaches about 3 years of age. Read about symptoms of teething and how to soothe teething babies.
Health and Safety, Birth to 2 Years - Safety Measures Around the Home
From birth to age 2, children depend on parents and caregivers for their safety. Safety issues change and increase rapidly in number as newborns grow into toddlers. It is important to consider your child's physical and mental development when evaluating current and future hazards. Although close supervision is important, it is not realistic to think that you can watch your child's every move. In .
Cleft Palate - Topic Overview