Showing posts with label baby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label baby. Show all posts

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Smart Baby Trackers Mostly Unnecessary

The rising trend among the parents to track and monitor the movements of their off-springs through advanced technological racking equipments and gadgets has been dubbed as waste of money. Now the doctors in US is looking forward to get the smart health trackers for babies to be regulated by a US body which overlooks the development and intricate working of other medical equipments. This might come as a surprise for a number of parents which actively indulge in monitoring their babies in sleep.

How smart baby trackers works? 

The smart baby trackers are made up of highly advanced monitors; are equipped with varied forms of sensors. These sensors are fitted to the baby’s clothing or nappies and it helps in measuring signs which includes the heart rate as well as breathing rhythm during the sleep. The data generated from the trackers are shared with the parents with a phone based app.

A team of doctors from Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia has opined that the baby tracking devices should be approved by The FDA. The major reason for this is attributed to the fact that one of the brands named Owlet sells its baby monitor for $250 and it proactively helps in tracking sleeping baby’s breathing and heart rate. This happens through the help of a sensor which has to be placed inside baby socks. Owlet has stated on its website it has submitted an application on FDA site for approval. But without proper authorization from FDA such devices shouldn’t be allowed to be sold to the general public as it can have adverse impact on the baby’s health.

The health risks of monitoring devices

A neonatologist named Dr Elizabeth Foglia has stated that keeping baby’s healthy shouldn’t be compromised with the use of unapproved health monitoring devices. It has been found that adopting the monitoring devices has not resulted in reducing the risks of the Sids (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Furthermore there are few classes of babies which shouldn’t be brought in close connection with the monitors unless it has been prescribed by the physician. Another problem which might arise from the continuous monitoring of the infant health is that it can results in raising false alarms with regular changes in the body. An infant body is going through rapid development which results in a number of physiological changes.

The risk of false alarms

An analyst at CSS Insight named Ben Wood has shed light on this trend by stating that new parents are seduced by the baby tracker manufacturers. Manufacturers are specifically targeting the young parents by carefully merchandising their gadgets as a tool of offering best start in life to the babies. The health services present in the country are already stretched and such products are only going to make things worse. These products can easily end up in raising the false alarms which will cause undue trouble for the parents and eventually lead to the healthcare facilities based on the futile alarms.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Teething Baby

It was around 6 months on average the first tooth appears and baby before 3 years will be present all the teeth of your child. How is this teething? And especially how to help your baby does not suffer too much when his teeth pierce? Our advice and simple steps to relieve the pain of the baby.

When baby teeth grow?

Generally, the first baby tooth grows between 6 and 12 months: This is usually a midline incision in the lower jaw. Follow:

  • upper teeth (about 10 months down, 12 months and up);
  • lateral incisors (between 7 and 16 months);
  • the first molars (around 12 months);
  • the canines (between 16 months and 2 years);
  • the second molars (20 to 33 months).

On average, a 1 year old baby has four teeth. To 3 years, a child has all his teeth. And they begin to fall between 5 and 8 years.

Please note: some children are born with a tooth, as was the case of Napoleon. In others, the first tooth appears only to 15 months!

Incisors and canines are used to cut and catch food. The molars are essential for chewing.

Teething: the warning signs

Generally, the teeth do not appear without warning. Here are some hints to help you recognize when your baby "teething"

Pink gums usually become red, smooth and doubled in volume. This is called the doubling of the gums;

  • her cheeks are very red;
  • baby drool a lot and trying to chew with his gums while;
  • Baby is grumpy because it hurts! These acute pain may interfere with baby several weeks before the drilling of the tooth;
  • his stools are soft;
  • buttocks are red;
  • baby has a mild fever (38 ° C);
  • baby will not much appetite. 
Sometimes the cutting teeth are accompanied by a cold or an ear infection.

How to relieve pain when teeth of the baby grow?

First, remember that pain precedes the growth of the tooth, and ceases as soon as the tooth has erupted through the gum.

Here are some tips to ease the pain Baby, to you to find among them the most suitable remedy.

Baby wants to chew? Offer her a teething ring chilled in the refrigerator in advance (and in any case in the freezer). This ring will have a numbing cold on the sore gums;

If you do not have teething ring, and from 6 months, give your baby a cold washed and peeled carrots or a crust of bread;

Massage the swollen gums of baby with a special anesthetic gel (ask your pharmacist).
There is always the homeopathic solution: a grumpy baby: CHAMOMILLA CH 15, against pain: CAMILIA, and if accompanied by the breakthrough Dental severe diarrhea, or try Podophyllum Kreosotum;

Why not try the amber necklace? Amber in contact with the skin would release the essential oils for soothing baby; In cases of severe pain, you can give your baby a dose of paracetamol. Ask your pediatrician;