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    1. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

      Babies cry to communicate that they are hungry, wet, tired, too warm, too cold, lonely, or otherwise uncomfortable. When you respond promptly to these cries, you help your baby feel confident and safe. After your baby's need is met, the crying usually stops. The more consistently you respond to your baby when he or she is upset, the greater chance that your baby will cry less at age 1 and show less aggression at age 2.1Letting a newborn baby cry it out usually makes the situation worse and the crying more intense. It is often harder and takes longer to calm an extremely upset baby than one who has just started to cry. Crying patternsMost babies cry the most during the first four months of life.Starting at about 2 weeks of age, your baby may cry for no apparent reason and can be hard to console. Many babies have a fussy time of day, often during the late afternoon to early evening when they are tired and unable to relax. This crying is a way for your baby to release the tension that

    2. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Safety Measures Outside the Home

      You cannot protect your child from every danger he or she can possibly encounter outside the home. However, you can take reasonable precautions and teach your child basic safety rules. This general training can help prepare your child for a variety of situations he or she may face.Prevent accidents by using safe equipment, teaching safety awareness, and closely supervising your child. Always use .

    3. Circumcision: Mogen Clamp - Topic Overview

      A Mogen clamp is a metal, hinge-shaped device used during circumcision. The Mogen clamp does not require a cut in the foreskin before its placement.During a circumcision using a Mogen clamp, the baby's foreskin is pulled forward through the hinge of the clamp. The clamp is closed and locked in place for about 90 seconds, crushing the foreskin to decrease bleeding. The foreskin is removed surgically and the clamp taken off.AdvantagesThe Mogen clamp:Takes less time than the other methods of circumcision, such as the Plastibell device and Gomco clamp.Is least likely to lead to infection, excessive bleeding, and/or swelling.DisadvantagesFewer doctors are familiar and comfortable with its use than with the other procedures.There is greater potential for accidentally removing the tip of the penis (glans).

    4. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

      Separation protest (also called separation anxiety) usually starts around 6 months of age,peaks near 10 months of age,and starts to fade sometime near the first birthday. Some children's separation protests may peak at or continue through to about 18 months of age,resolving closer to the second birthday. The intensity and duration of separation protest is affected by your child's temperament ...

    5. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

      The skull consists of five thin,curved,bony plates that are held together by fibrous material called sutures. These sutures allow a baby's skull to expand with the growing brain. Usually,the area within a baby's skull doubles in the first 6 months of life and doubles again by age 2. Some sutures begin to close at about this time. After age 2,the skull and brain grow at a much slower rate. ...

    6. Bowel Movements in Babies - Home Treatment

      You may prevent some crying episodes related to colic by developing a strong emotional bond with your baby, which helps both of you to feel more secure and calm. Once your baby has started to cry, use comforting and soothing techniques to try to shorten the episode or decrease its intensity. Certain preventive measures may also help. Colic usually peaks when your baby is between 6 and 8 weeks of .

    7. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - When to Call a Doctor

      Talk to your health professional any time you have concerns about your baby's:Physical development. It is important to talk with your health professional if your baby's growth seems to slow significantly or if he or she is not consistently eating well. Cognitive development. Cognition is the ability to learn and remember. If your baby is not becoming increasingly alert or active, talk to your ...

    8. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - 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

    9. Breast-Feeding - Topic Overview

      What is spina bifida?Spina bifida is a type of birth defect called a neural tube defect. It occurs when the bones of the spine (vertebrae) don't form properly around part of the baby's spinal cord. Spina bifida can be mild or severe. The mild form is the most common. It usually doesn't cause problems or need treatment. You can't see the defect, but some people may have a dimple, birthmark, or hairy patch on their back. Most people with this form don't know they have it until they get a back X-ray for another reason.A rare and more severe form is meningocele (say muh-NIN-juh-seel). In this form, fluid leaks out of the spine and pushes against the skin. You may see a bulge in the skin. In many cases, there are no other symptoms.The most rare and severe form is myelomeningocele (say my-uh-loh-muh-NIN-juh-seel). It's what most people mean when they say spina bifida. Part of the spinal nerves push out of the spinal canal, and the nerves are often damaged. You may see a bulge in the skin.

    10. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - Topic Overview

      A diary for colic shows the baby's daily activities and the amount of time spent in each one. The diary should include:Crying and fussing periods. Who was present when the baby was crying? What comfort measures were used? Was the baby being held when the crying began?Sleeping periods. Was the baby sleeping alone or in the caregiver's arms?Awake times. Was the baby alone and happy or being held? Were bathing, changing, or other activities taking place? Feeding times. How much formula was taken? How long did the baby breast-feed? What position was the baby in during feeding? How was the baby burped? Did the baby spit up or vomit after a feeding? If you are breast-feeding, the health professional will want a record of your diet during this period of time.Stool pattern. What is the amount, color, consistency, and odor of the baby's stools?Number of wet diapers. What is the color, estimated amount (small, moderate, or large), and odor of the baby's urine?Weight. When during the day was the

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