The most reliable index to evaluate it is BMI (body mass index). You get it by dividing weight (in kilos) by height (in meters) squared. Be aware that the BMI increases in the first year, then gradually decreases between 1 and 6 years. Carefully fill in the growth charts recorded in the health record with the help of your doctor.
Uncommon in infants, they usually disappear at the end of the first trimester. Colic is manifested after meals, by gesticulations, twists accompanied by crying. Their origin is diverse: intestinal immaturity, difficulty digesting milk ... Cuddles, rocking, belly massage often help to calm the child.
Hyperthermal convulsions affect some children as early as 1 year old when they have feverish episodes. They are characterized by shaking and general muscle contractions. They are usually benign unless they occur in a toddler younger than 12 months of age or if they last more than 15 minutes.
Vitamin that promotes the absorption and fixation of calcium and phosphorus, the main components of bone, subject to sufficient sun exposure. In the baby, the 1st and 2nd ages are enriched but insufficiently. It is prescribed by the doctor in the form of ampoules every day up to 18 months-2 years.
The electronic model is today used to take the temperature of a baby. It rings after one minute to indicate the result. An electronic thermometer that checks your child's fever in two ways: remotely and without contact, or by ear contact. This is the most hygienic solution too, especially when the device is equipped with disposable tips, and the least restrictive (you do not have to wake your child).
Fast and uncontrolled movements of the face, mouth or leg. These tremors have nothing in common with convulsions. They will fade and disappear around 6 weeks to 2 months. Their origin is mysterious. Among the frequently cited hypotheses, there is talk of a drop in calcium in the blood.
When he is small, the child does not know how to spit. The cough leads into the pharynx mucus that it will then swallow and eliminate. This is the most effective way of decluttering. Cough is linked to the presence of infectious or allergic phenomena. As long as it does not interfere with the child, there is no need to worry.
Indiscriminate use of sweet baby bottles based on fruit juice or simply milk without added sugar. These substances are rich in carbohydrates, directly responsible for the production of acids by dental plaque and thus providers of early caries. The worst is to leave the baby a bottle of milk for the entire night.
For some babies, the pacifier is extremely useful. Those who suffer from colic and remain inconsolable as well as all those who have difficulty falling asleep or are naturally concerned. But she has her setbacks: she falls to the ground and picks up dirt. More info on the pacifier To discover:
A bad position of the head in the uterus at the end of pregnancy, or during a difficult delivery which can cause contracture of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. This is the muscle that fits on the sternum, collarbone and back of the ear. The baby's head then tilts to one side.
The cause is essentially mechanical. An obstacle in the throat or nose can sometimes impede the passage of air. In snoring children, it is possible to find nasal obstruction caused by thickening of the lining of the nose or narrow nostrils. Tonsil hypertrophy is also a common cause.
This period begins when your toddler begins to taste foods in addition to breast milk and ends when he is no longer breastfeeding. Weaning must always be progressive. Begin by replacing every two to three days a feeding by a bottle of artificial milk. The duration of weaning depends on each woman.
Expulsion of the air bag contained in the stomach. If your baby is having trouble with the burp, make sure he is in a good position. Wedge against your shoulder, gently massage his back until the air is expelled. Some moms caress the fontanelle, others hold their baby upright, their back against their chest.
Cold or hot, it is not so automatic during the first months. The new recommendations indicate that the bottle must be prepared at the last minute because the milk once reconstituted becomes a real broth culture. If the bottle is consumed quickly, sterilization is no longer essential.
Rise of milk that occurs no later than half an hour after taking the bottle or breast. Most often, she accompanies the burp. Purely physiological, it is not painful and disappears with a solid diet. Take a break or two in the middle of the meal. If your child is bottle-fed, respect the flow rate recommended for the age of your baby, but especially choose a suitable pacifier.
Respiratory arrest occurring at the climax of a crying crisis. The sobs are more and more violent and suddenly the breathing is blocked. After a few seconds and thanks to external stimuli (fresh water, small pats) the baby takes a breath. Very impressive, the spasm of the sob can be repeated on the occasion of an annoyance, a pain, a fear, but is not serious.