After Breast Milk Or Formula – What Next to Keep Your Baby Healthy

After breast milk or formula what next to keep your baby healthy,obesity and the wrong diet causes many health problems, To be more diligent start your baby off on the right foot is the best way, give them lots of green vegetables baby food and fruits, fiber do not forget lots of fruits, and if your child has slow bowels, watch them as they will hold their bowels when it is time for them to move as it hurts them to have a bowel movement! This is age 2-3. We bought a book about a prize they will get if they have a bowel movement, So we would read that book and tell him he could do it and he struggled so hard and cried (we cried too) But he did had a huge bowel movement and had broken out into a sweat. What a night that was and he was so exhausted, he stuck his thumb in his mouth snubbing and went off to sleep.

Some of our friends are having the same problem. This seems to be a common problem today as the diet the little ones eat is far from healthy. Here is one diet:

  • Hamburger with cheese
  • Cat sup
  • French fries
  • Cola or sugar loaded soft drinks or milk

Here is another one:

  • Chicken nuggets
  • French fries with lots of cat sup
  • Milk shake, cola or milk
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Snacks
  • Banana
  • Berries
  • Blueberry Yogurt

Obese children cannot climb up the stairs, they do not have much energy, so they do not burn up all that food they consume. And the sadness of all of this is that they want to eat, french fries, hamburgers with lots of catchup. The do not eat green vegetables, you can forget that and give them what they want to keep peace, I wonder how many mothers do this? A lot I bet! All he would do is pout and say, “no” if you tried to get him to try some thing else.

As soon as lunch was over which ended up being Macaroni and Cheese and not home made, how dare I say such a thing, it would end up being all processed boxes of Macaroni and cheese. With our grandson, we had the bowel problem, he would hold it by putting his knees together and going to a quiet place, hoping we would not bother him, at first we did not bother him, until we could see he was not having one he was struggling not to have one because he said, “it hurts”. its amazing even though he drank lots of water and was very active, he would still be able to hold almost a cup of warm water in his enemas! He is not obese but we worried that he would be,

We seem to be caught up in a macaroni and cheese world filled with preservatives and man made chemicals and peer pressure. Young mothers are so busy learning how to take care of their children that taking the easy way out does not seem to be harmful and so they go along with the crowd! Does any one remember when we had birthday parties at home with birthday cake and ice cream! Our children were happy and we were delighted with the success and how all who came enjoyed the party, but now they are held in fast food pizza eatery with all those video games that children love!

Have you noticed all those big birthday cakes made with lots of sugar and butter. The problem with all the sugar the children eat is they are a ball of fire the rest of the day, cannot sit still and jump from one thing to another, there is very little down time in a household after one of these birthday pizza parties. So young mothers have their hands full and in my mind I think all they can do is the best they can!

Health Care For Babies

You should give primary importance to the health of your baby from the time of pregnancy till the baby grows up. Health care is very important when it comes to babies since they are very delicate and sensitive to chemicals and other micro organisms. Good healthy nutrient diet and safe products are very essential for a good health of your baby. A healthy baby can sleep well and good sleeping ensures growth. So make sure you provide the best you can to your baby. Things to be kept in mind while considering the health of your baby are use of organic products, use of products that contain less chemicals and mild ingredients, feeding the best nutritive food and ensuring a good skin care.

A new born baby should be taken care of very carefully and cautiously. The first one month is very important and utmost care should be taken when the umbilical cord is yet to fall. It should be kept dry and clean. Apply oils or creams prescribed by your doctor to keep it out of infection. If you notice any problem in the umbilical cord or any bad odor, you should immediately consult your doctor. The most important thing in baby care is breast feeding. It is very good for the health of the baby. It makes the baby healthy and it can provide all the required nutrients. When your baby stops drinking your milk, consult your doctor and follow what they say in a very strict manner.

Some changes that indicate that your baby is not healthy are continuous cry, improper sleeping, eating insufficiently, dull face, not playful, not active, behaving abnormally and several small things like this. If you notice any of these signs, check what the problem and do the necessary measures. If a baby cries continuously, it can be due to several reasons. A baby cries when it is hungry, when the diaper is wet, when the diaper is itchy, uncomfortable clothing, pain, uneasiness or stomach pain. Try to figure out the reason and do the right thing to stop your baby from crying. Continuous crying can make your baby weak. If the baby is crying due to uneasiness, change the clothes and change the diaper frequently. Use of cloth diaper can ensure comfort.

Some serious problems that require immediate attention are severe diarrhea, blood in urine, discoloration of excretion, high temperature, unusual cry, trouble in breathing and shivering. These can be very serious problems and immediate medical attention is very necessary. Diarrhea is very serious problem since the fluid present can come out very quickly therefore give oral electrolytes and then consult the doctor. Use medicines prescribed by your doctor and do not give medicines on your own. Ensure healthy diet and safe environment.

Helping Infants Avoid Flu – 5 Ways to Help Keep Your Baby Healthy During Flu Season

The flu vaccine is a great preventive step for those who are 6 months and older. But if your baby is less than 6 months, you will need to think outside the box for some alternatives for keeping your child healthy this flu season. Here are 5 effective ways to increase your child’s chances of staying healthy.

Get Your Family Vaccinated – If you have other children, who are older, make sure that they receive the vaccine early. Parents should receive the shot, as well as any caregivers, grandparents, or others who see your child frequently. This makes them less of a risk now and as the season reaches its typical peak during January and February.

Isolate Those Who Are Ill – If someone in your family should catch a cold or even the flu; make sure the baby is kept away from them. This is particularly true with younger siblings who may not yet be able to consistently practice good hygiene such as covering their mouths when they sneeze or cough.

If you are caring for both the sick child and the baby, be certain to wash your hands frequently, and disinfect common surfaces to help deter its spread.

Wear a Mask – Should the main caregiver start to show signs of being contagious, hand off close contact, and regular daily chores such as diaper changes, and feeding to the other parent, grandparent, or someone the child knows who is well. And since, depending on the age of the child, they may not understand why you are not around as much; wear a mask when in close contact with the baby.

Get Treated Early – If you suspect that you are catching the flu, or that it’s catching up to you, go for early treatment. Blood work can confirm whether you have it, and an antiviral medication can be prescribed. If administered within 48 hours of the start of the infection, it can often greatly reduce the seriousness and duration of the virus.

Eliminate Airborne Viruses with a Medical Grade HEPA Air Purifier – Both flu and the common cold are spread by airborne viruses. That is why the flu can cut such a broad swath through families and communities so quickly. Using a high efficiency particle arresting (or HEPA) air purifier will reduce airborne viruses and bacteria as small as .3 microns from the air.

And even though some viruses are smaller than .3 microns, they tend to travel by attaching to normal household pollutants that are airborne such as dust, mold and mildew spores, pollen, dust mites, and pet dander.

Removing airborne pollutants that viruses can attach to means your baby’s air is healthier. And breathing clean air has been shown to greatly increase infant health and reduce the risk of flu.