Newborn
The baby sleeps most of day hours except for feeding times. Most children behaviors are reactions: he sucks his lips when feeling hungry, and catches a finger when his mother put it in his palm. It is not common for a child to express his feelings, but he smiles sometimes unconsciously.
First time grandparents
First time grandparents, Maximum utilization of family links with grandparents and distinct role of grandfather. Family ties: grandparents are an important part of your child's social world, dealing with gap between generations may be sensitive, especially when they give tips that do not fit with your point of view in raising children. It is not at any time early for your child to get closer to other family members. In this context, Grandparents, especially overwhelmed first time grandparents, may provide valuable assistance when the baby is born, this allows you to take a rest when it is really needed. Remember that in spite of the fact that your considerations regarding your child care may not always agree with that of your parents or parents in law, and that the way you deal with things may be different from theirs, however, you will gather on the best for the child. It is difficult for the father or mother to leave their child, even for half an hour, in the babyís first days, however remember that grand parents have long years of experience, and in most cases, their parenthood feelings will arise again. Grandfather may be the most patient in dealing with the child. Adults tendency to protect their genes holders is normal - Animal Instinct. First time grandparents will discover this feeling too, so accept the assistance provided by your parents & parent in law, but donít ever feel forced to do things their own way. Trust yourself and be firm when any of the grandparents try to impose things you donít accept. Take care of your child the way you find the best, however try to be patient with your parents as they also try to adapt with this new reality when their child is a parent for the first time.
High temperature
It is not easy to keep calm when the temperature of your child rises and he starts to cry, but the high temperature is rarely harmful. It is just a part of your child's resistance to infection and diseases. However, high temperature may be more dangerous if your child is less than six months. To some extent, such a rise in children temperature is not considered normal, and it can be an indicator of a problem. Call your doctor immediately if: - Your child did not complete three months of age and his temperature is 38 Celsius degrees or more. - Your child did not reach six months and his temperature is 39 Celsius degrees or more. If your child is more than six months, the high temperature or the time spent in fever does not always determine severity of his illness. You can rely on your instinct to estimate the severity of your child illness as much as you rely on the measurement of his temperature. However, using thermometer may be useful to find out the normal temperature for your child.
Why my child may suffer from high temperature?
The rise of temperature is one of body's defenses against diseases. Sometimes, the reason behind your child fever is not clear, however some of common reasons are: - Colds - Flu - Diphtheria (Acute inflammation of Trachea) - Sore throat - ear inflammation - Urinary Tract inflammations - Respiratory diseases (Pneumonia, Trachea inflammation) - Infection with a virus that causes rash such as Roseola, Varicella, or Hand, foot and mouth disease. - It is most likely that children suffer from high temperature after getting vaccinations i.e vaccines. The doctor or nurse will advise you regarding things you need to monitor after giving your child a vaccination.
What should I do to treat my child's high temperature?
You should be able to treat your child's fever at home. Here are some tips to keep your child comfortable and accelerate recovery: Give your child plenty of fluids to make sure that his body is fully hydrated. Try breast or formula milk feeding regularly, and additional quantities of boiled and chilled water. If your child is able to eat solid food, let him eat whenever he wants to. If he showed no appetite to large amount of food, offer him small amounts regularly to boost his power. Let him rest if he wants, but he does not need to stay in bed if he preferred moving here and there. Dress up your child convenient clothes to keep him comfortable as possible. Do not let him feel too hot, but if dressing him less will cause him trembling, cover him with a blanket. This will be easier to remove if he began to feel too hot again. If you're not sure which one is the correct, check with your doctor. Give your baby paracetamol or ibuprofen if he looked uncomfortable, but do not do that unless he is three months or more, and not less than 5 kilos weight. Follow the instructions on the box or ask your doctor or pharmacist if you're not sure about what should be given to your child. Do not give him these two types of medication simultaneously. If you gave him one and did not show remarkable results, think of giving him the other medication instead. You may have heard about the link between paracetamol and infecting infants with asthma or producing a sound like whistling. Do not worry, there is no evidence that paracetamol is causing these problems. Paracetamol is safe for your child if you gave him the proper dosage.