By Andrew Adesman
Ear infections have to be taken care of with antibiotics. Newborns and babies can be bathed day-by-day. New mom and dad are deluged with suggestion on the best way to take care of their infants. This ebook explores universal child wellbeing and fitness myths--in components comparable to feeding, snoozing, rest room education, and illness--to support them separate child proof from child fiction.
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Additional info for Baby Facts: The Truth about Your Child's Health from Newborn through Preschool
How do you get through this phase, which can last for years? First of all, do a gut check, literally: make sure you and other adults or older siblings in your household are setting a good example by eating a variety of fresh and nutritious foods at mealtime and for snacks. Stay away from empty-calorie junk food (sodas, chips, candy), unless you want your child to develop a taste for it, too. For older kids, offer meal choices whenever you can, but don’t turn into a short-order cook. Make meals a pleasure and show that they’re a valuable opportunity for socializing.
There is no need to offer water until your baby starts on solid foods (usually at four to six months, the suggested range for most babies by the AAP), when his need for additional fluids will increase. ) myth You can’t get pregnant while you’re breast-feeding. reality Breast-feeding is not a reliable form of birth control. the facts Breast-feeding does provide a temporary, natural type of birth control because the resulting hormonal changes brought on by lactation prevent normal ovulation, provided you are fully breast-feeding (absolutely no supplementary liquids or solids plus regular, frequent feedings).
Some pediatricians will prescribe fluoride drops for older babies or chewable tablets for toddlers and preschoolers, which are often available in combination with a multivitamin. Their main purpose is to provide a source of fluoride for protection against tooth decay. 3 parts per million, or ppm), or if your family drinks bottled water instead of tap water. You can also purchase fluoridated drinking water if this is a concern. ) Always check with your pediatrician before offering your child any form of nonprescription supplementary nutrition.