08 July, 2021

All you need to know about the basics of diapering your baby

Using a diaper seems to be a very easy task but if certain basic rules are not followed during diapering, it can lead to diaper rash, skin infection, urinary tract infections etc.

Cloth diaper vs. disposable diaper –

  • Both kind of diapers have their own set of pros and cons.
  • Cloth diapers have to be changed immediately after they are soiled.
  • Cloth diapers allow flow of air and babies are less likely to develop diaper rash.
  • Disposable diapers absorb urine and prevent the baby from feeling the wetness but if the child passes stools they also have to be changed immediately.
  • Air circulation is not good in disposable diapers increasing chance of baby developing diaper rash.
  • Some babies may be sensitive to the material used in disposable diapers.
  • If a baby develops diaper rash with disposable diaper it is best to use cloth diapers till the time the rash heals.

Cleaning cloth diapers –

  • Cloth diapers should be washed separately.
  • They should be soaked for a longer duration before washing.
  • Detergents should be preferred to washing soap.
  • Detergents containing fragrances or fabric softeners should not be used as they can cause irritation to baby’s skin.
  • Disinfectants like Dettol or Savlon can be used. Add approximately 1 cap to 1 bucket of water during soaking.
  • Rinse thoroughly to ensure that all detergent and disinfectant is washed off.

Diaper change –

  • Once the baby has passed stools the diaper should be changed immediately and the area should be cleaned thoroughly.
  • Wipes or cotton balls can be used for cleaning.
  • If you feel your baby is developing a rash after use of a particular brand of wipes, you can try changing the brand or try using cotton balls.
  • For baby girls always clean from front to back (start from vaginal area and then go up to perianal area). This helps in preventing urinary tract infection.
  • The area should be dried after cleaning by patting with a clean cotton cloth. Never rub the area.
  • If your baby has sensitive skin or has a diaper rash, apply diaper rash cream after cleaning and drying.
  • Wash your hands before and after a diaper change.
  • Put on diaper a little loosely to allow for air circulation.
  • In new-born babies make sure the diaper is below the umbilical cord till the time it falls off.
  • If possible allow child to be diaper free or put on cloth diapers for a few hours every day.


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02 February, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Taking Care of Toddlers in the Winter

With the cold weather already here, you may be thinking about whether it’s safe for your toddler to play outside or not. However, no matter if the temperatures outside are decreasing, toddlers during the winter require physical activities because they are great stress relievers for them when they are cooped up inside their house for so many hours. Thus, it is safe for a toddler to play outside during the cold weather. The American Council of Exercise even recommends that the children should receive approximately 60 minutes of physical activity each day. So you may allow your toddler for outdoor play in different intervals by providing them breaks after 10 to 20 minutes.  Here are several other tips that will facilitate outdoor play for your toddlers while keeping them safe. Dressing Them Properly During Cold Weather Toddlers during the winter should be sent outside to play only after dressing them in layers.  The layered dressing will help to keep the body warm of your toddler with scarves, boots, hats, earmuffs, socks or mittens. Additionally, the layers will not only protect your child while they’re playing outside but will also help to retain their body heat through the air pockets present in the different clothes. Though your child may become sweaty through outdoor play, you can always take off one layer. It is even recommended to dress your child in an extra layer as compared to an average adult.
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29 January, 2022

Common Diseases and Issues: Caring For a Baby And How To Prevent Them.

Caring for a baby is very crucial because during the initial first year the baby’s immune system is quite weak. Due to this, there are amplified chances for him or her to develop several common diseases in babies or sickness in infant. But with the right care, you can treat common diseases in babies easily. However, new parents and caregivers may have several questions related to their infants’ healthcare. So this guide will help you to know how to care for your baby and prevent the common diseases in babies and sickness in infant. Now let’s have a look at the common diseases in babies worth one year or less and how to care for them, or how to prevent them earlier only.  Bowel movements Keeping track of the bowel movement of your infant is crucial because this can help you to know if your infant is likely to develop any disease. So the different factors you need to consider regarding the bowel movement of your baby are as follows. Consistency. Initially, the consistency of your kid’s stool will range from loose, runny or soft. However, infant or formula-fed may have stools with a tan yellow shade and firmer as compared to the infants who are breastfed. All you need to consider while checking the consistency of your infants’ stool is that it should not be hard or very
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11 January, 2021

Are seizures in children common while sleeping

When the brain short-circuits, a seizure (also known as a convulsion) arises. Seizures can result in uncontrollable body twitches, a loss of communication, and urine. Sleep is disrupted for some children not by nightmares but by seizures. These sudden strokes are far more prevalent at night.  When the brain is excessively fatigued and just entering a sleep state or just waking up, it is more prone to these electrical explosions. It’s easy to confuse a night terror’s shrieking and passiveness for a seizure. However, Night terrors, on the other hand, frighten us without the classic symptoms of attacks like drooling, limb jerking, tongue biting, or incontinence. Common seizure signs that occur in children There are a few common signs that can help you recognize seizures in children. Here goes the list: Sudden jerking movements while sleeping  Continuous staring or spacing out  Not having control over urination or losing control over the bladder. Sudden loss of consciousness or awareness about the surroundings. In the case of toddlers, the child does not respond to the actions for a long time.  Stiffening of the body or body movements  Causes of Seizures in Children Seizures are usually seen between the
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