At first, baby will need to be fed frequently, for short periods of time. Feed him as often as he demands.
Babies are sometimes cranky when they become uncomfortable with sore gums. They then chew on anything in order to massage the gums and relieve the discomfort.
When your child tenses his stomach, draws up his knees and cries at a regular time each day- you can be sure that's colic.
Babies with fever may develop convulsions or fits. Fits are due to the baby's immature brain being susceptible to high temperatures. Febrile seizures may occur in children from age six months to six years.
The average weight of an Indian baby is around 2.7 kg at birth. Children who weight much less than 2.7 kg at birth are called low birth -weight infants.
This is due to the baby forcing its way out of your body. There is sometimes a uniform swelling (called Caput), but this usually disappears in two or three days.
Babies are born different, yet every baby has common needs that must be cared for. These are the mechanics of motherhood, but don't let them frazzle you.
Some babies suckle eagerly and swiftly, others take their time. Breast -feeding seems to work better if you use both breasts at each feeding. And, to make sure all the milk is used, start the next feeding with the breast used last.
He bangs objects on the table or floor. He sits with his hands in front. He stands holding onto furniture.
Babies often spit up a small amount of food after a feed. This is called posse-ting and is quite normal. Babies may even vomit during or after a feeding, then they become less full and want more nourishment.
Many babies have watering of the eyes and get up with sticky eyes, especially in the mornings. Watering of the eyes is due to blockage of a small duct in the inner cornea of the eye which drains the tears. This stagnation of tears may lead to an infection of the eye.
Low birth-weight infants need special care with feeds, an atmosphere free from dirt and dust, and some of them even need life- support systems to maintain respiration and body temperature.
Sometimes a blister may be seen on its upper lip. This is due to stickling, particularly in a beast -fed infant. It will disappear by itself. Some infants are born with a tooth. If it is loose, it be removed easily.
Your baby can suck, swallow, follow with his eyes for a short distance, and distinguish sounds. He shows an interest in the human voice.
A Spastic child, or a child with cerebral palsy, suffers from a condition in which the child has problems with motor development (movement).