Thursday, May 27, 2010

Babies and rattles

At the age of four months you need a lot of interactions with your baby as your baby would be starting to get curious with rattling sound and colours. A rattle would be the best toy your baby can have, but first you have to introduce it to him or her by shaking the rattle toy in front of your baby, that way your little would start to interact as he or she starts to hears the sound. This is also a good way to bond with your baby, so while he or she is still very young make the most of it and enjoy your time with your baby, but remember to take it easy and do not rush your baby into something they are not ready for.

Choosing the right baby car seat

For new parents choosing the right car seat would be a challenge and installing it is sometimes a nightmare. I and my husband got our baby her first car seat online since it is a lot cheaper than most baby car seats on the high street. I would say we learned our lesson in buying cheap products on the internet. The car seat seems to be durable, it is new and since it is a universal car seat, it should fit any car. But we had a nightmare installing it, there was not enough instruction on the side and the belt seems to be too long that would not make the seat stable. Anyway, we ended up buying from a car shop where we had them installed it. You see, we found out that even if it is a universal car seat, it is not suitable for our car. Car seats are vital to your baby's safety, so make sure you learn about baby car seats, choose the safest car seats for your baby with car seat buying guides and reviews, and find car seat safety advice from your Guide, a certified car seat technician.

Ideas to make bathing fun for children

Playing with water is fun for all ages, as what I have observe with my little one, she loves to play with water in the bath, sink, in a paddling pool or even just giving her a plastic bowl with water. I have always encourage her to bath every night so to make it more fun for her I gave her a plastic bottle like an old shampoo bottle as kids love this stuff for pouring and squirting. You can also gave your child a plastic tubing, sponge, colander, straws, funnel, spoons and anything you can think of that is unbreakable. These are fun ideas you can try for your child to encourage bathing time, but always remember, never leave to leave your child alone with water!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Children and medicines

These are just basic information for parents and guardians on giving medicines to children, it is however always best to ask a doctor or a pharmacist first before giving such medicine to your child, as dosage can be harmful if it is too much. My husband is a nurse prescriber and I learned this from him.

Aspirin
, this medicine should not be given to children under 16 years of age. According to NHS, this has now been linked with a rare but dangerous illness. You should also take advice from a doctor if you are breastfeeding before taking aspirin.

Paracetamol is safer, but don’t give to children under 3 months without asking your doctor first. Make sure that you got the right strength for your child as overdosing is dangerous. It is always advice to read the label or check with your pharmacist.

Ibuprofen products especially for children can be given for pain and fever in children over 3 months old. You should check the right dose for your child’s age, and avoid if your child has asthma, unless advice by a doctor. Don’t give adult doses of ibuprofen to children under the age of 12.

Monday, May 10, 2010

How to treat a child's fever

It is very important to keep your child cool when he or she has a fever, and here are two things you should do to keep your child cool.

1. Make sure they don't have too many layers of clothes or blanket on.
2. Give them plenty of cool drinks.

A dose of infant paracetamol or ibuprofen liquid may help reduce your child's fever, but remember to read the instructions carefully. You may need a dose four to six hours later. If things don’t get better, it is always best to consult a doctor.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Although mother’s day is celebrated in deferent day and month in different countries every year and was given different meanings, associated to different events like religion, history or even legendary, it has still come down to one main reason and that is to celebrate motherhood. Today the 9th May 2010, I would like to greet all the wonderful mums in Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & Nevis St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe a Happy Mother’s day!