Sleep Disorders and Child Behavior Problems

Breathing disorders during sleep your baby can vary, ranging from snoring to sleep can occur momentarily stop breathing due to obstruction of the airway, which is known as obstructive apnea.

This disorder of the results showed was associated with increased behavior problems with children. Several previous studies have also shown the existence of behavioral disorders in children with respiratory disorders during sleep.

To ensure this, the researchers from Ohio, United States, conducted a survey involving as many as 829 children aged between 8 to 11 years. Breathing disorders during sleep in children is known from snoring children sleep habits or recording of the aircraft monitors mounted throughout the night to see the presence of apnea during sleep.

The results obtained, 5% of the children were categorized in apnea during sleep, 15% of children had snoring without apnea, and the remaining 80 did not have any sleep disorders.
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Premature Babies Need milk? Surely it!

Premature infants who were breastfed at birth have turned out to show the results of tests of mental development better in the next life, when compared with infants fed formula milk.

The researchers for the first time demonstrated breast milk for newborns weighing less than 2 pounds. With the advancement of medicine and medical techniques, premature infants are generally getting protection from the hospital. In premature infants, normal brain development that should occur in the womb in the third trimester of pregnancy, it turns out they had experienced in the hospital room.

Contents of the milk, in the form of fatty acids, it can assist the growth and brain development in premature infants. While breastfeeding is very minimal would be easy to make the baby sick and thinking skills lower than other infants who were breastfed.
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Reduce Little Sugar in Food

Although this research was conducted in the United States, but it seems not much different from the situation of children in Indonesia, where children consume too much sugar in the diet every day.

When your child starts to get solid food, need nutrients such as calcium and other nutrients often do not meet the needs of the body, especially coupled with the high sugar should be consumed.

This high sugar consumption in the long term, will cause great risk for heart disease, obesity and tooth decay. Moreover, poor food habits received since childhood, will continue to be carried into adulthood.

Research in America through data collected from children’s food survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 1990. This survey is a detailed look at what’s consumed more than 5,400 children aged 2-5 years old for two days, mainly to see how much added sugar in the diet of children, as well as the presentation of food in the process.
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Communicating With Little

The little one was a baby should be encouraged early communication, although the little guy can not handle it well. By doing communications, will help its development. Many ways to do the communicating, among others:

The sooner begun the better. Actually, by the time your baby is born, he has begun to communicate with you, that is through the eyes. When the child grew up, she will be talking and smiling as a way of communication.
Talk to him, see how your child responds and what her reaction. Pay attention to your baby’s body language carefully, as this will help you to further understand it.
Look at your child’s eyes with a distance of about 20-25 cm, this is the best distance for babies to focus.
Then touch him gently, wipe him, smile at him, talk and sing to him. This is the best way of communication with your child.
Cry, the little guy is also a way to communicate, to express desire. Respond to give what he wanted. By answering the communication, your child will feel safe awake.
Notice the movement made little, although the movement was so soft when she answers your communication. This will train your child to understand communication early on. Actually, the best time to perform active communication that is after your child finishes eating. When the child feel happy and relaxed.

Baby Food Guidelines

Mother happy, we all know that what you eat will determine the condition of her child at a later date. Nutritious food is the main capital in the development of the body and brain of the child. In fact, many experts believe that children can be smart because the intake of food quality and high nutritional value.

However, processing and presentation of the food was also to determine whether your child will love the food given to the parents. That’s why, in this booklet, in addition to guidelines for foods nutritious baby also presented some recipes that are expected to stimulate the appetite of the child. Good luck!

Baby Food Guidelines

Healthy foods for infants (0-1 year) consisted of:

The main food, the Mother’s Milk¬† . If milk production is not no / not enough food can be given breast milk substitutes .
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Breastmilk Storage Sundries

Milk look different every time because vary at any time, including milk fat content and color. The amount of fat in the milk will fluctuate from day to day. Even the milk that came out in the early minutes will be different colors and looks.¬†Breastmilk issued the first time the pumping process will look “thinner” than ASI issued in the next minute, as it is called foremilk (because it is rich in protein). While breast milk that came out a few minutes later would look more thick and called hindmilk (rich in fat). The color of milk also varies depending on what the mother consumption.

Generally milk smelling fresh and sweet-scented. Every now and then thawed frozen milk will smell like soap and sometimes the baby would not drink it. This is due to changes in the structure of milk fat due to sudden changes in temperature so that the action of the enzyme lipase disturbed. Therefore it is not advisable squeeze scald milk at high temperature, or frozen immediately after being heated again. If the milk smells sour squeeze, may have stale milk and immediately discarded. In essence, during the squeeze milk stored in accordance with the proper procedures for storage, then the milk will not be stale.

Breast milk storage containers

No specific rules have to use bottles or containers for storing breast milk. The point is to use a container that can be tightly sealed and always cleaned or sterilized before use. Squeeze the milk should be stored in small amounts (enough for one drink = 60 ml) so that there is no milk left and wasted. Continue reading “Breastmilk Storage Sundries”

Seizures In Infants

Seizures in children is a disease caused by a fever. Approximately 2-5% of children aged six months to five years generally have a fever. However, not to infect the child’s brain.
What to do when a child has a febrile seizure? Although febrile seizures look very scary, actually rare severe complications, the most important thing is to remain calm.

When the fever, tilt the child’s position so he does not choke on her saliva and do not try to hold the child’s movement. Lower fever with open shirt and wiped the boy with a little warm water. Once the water evaporates, the fever will go down. Do not give an ice pack or alcohol because the child will be shivering and body temperature has increased, although his skin was cold. For children weighing less than 10 kg may be given medication, febrile seizures will stop by itself before five minutes.

Does the child need to be hospitalized? When the seizure lasted less than five minutes, then the child conscious and crying, usually do not need to be treated. If high fever and seizures lasting more than 10-15 minutes or recurrent seizures, then you should take him to the doctor or hospital.
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The Sticky With Your Very Small

Some children are close to the father, often going to bed only when accompanied by his father. Things like this do not just happen to young children, but also occurred in older children. A child can also be rude to you or your spouse, even if you or your partner do not be bad. This happens because you or your partner do not have enough time to interact with children.

1-year-old child, basically afraid to part with parents (can be any one, or both), and he was glad for the attention. Both of these attitudes are just some of the milestones in the social development of children both. Children who are too sticky with her mother, is likely to reject his father. He can yell, hit, pushed, and so forth. They did not because he hates his father, but it is done to prevent the father separates from the mother, as well as to steal the show with her mother in order to keep going.

Seen based social and emotional development, children aged 1 year is full of personal curiosity and eager, but still dependent on adults to get attention and a sense of peace. They also love to play with adults, especially for repetitive game. If the child characteristics associated with the above, he should not reject father’s presence, although the frequency is much less than the mother’s presence. Supposedly he has a great curiosity to the father. He will be excited, explore, and want to play around with it. Then, why children reject him? He wants something but tidaktau what I get. According to experts, children who reject his father instead may interact more with his father. But he hit for not knowing how to express. He became upset, so it looks angry and behave badly. Such a situation is often exacerbated by parents who were shocked and confused. Children sometimes it will further clarify the bad attitude when he saw his parents confused and embarrassed. Continue reading “The Sticky With Your Very Small”

Diarrhea Sudden and Handling

Diarrheal disease is one disease that commonly affects infants and toddlers. What is diarrhea? What should be done? What are the causes of diarrhea? Could this diarrhea be prevented? And how should the treatment of diarrhea?

What is diarrhea?

If your baby or your child experiences a sudden change in bowel movements than usual, either the frequency or amount of waste water to be frequently in and out in a liquid consistency, then the condition is called diarrhea.

A newborn baby will generally defecate up to more than ten times a day, and the baby will have a bigger water waste time approximately 2 to 3 times a day or even just 2 times a week. In other words, you have to know what is normal for your child from their bowel habits.
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