1 of 4 normal deliveries in women under 35 years old and 1 of 2 women over 35 years have the risk of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). What is POP and how it can happen? Let’s identify the causes.
Prolapse is a condition where the vaginal wall with the other pelvic organs is getting downward, into or out of the vagina. This situation generally occurs at the birth of first pregnancy. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs because the pelvic organs are not strong enough to handle the weight of pregnancy. Among the causes, it could be due to the size of the baby who is too big or it is because of too long straining process at the time of delivery, in addition to several other factors. Read the rest of this entry »
Music does not only affect the child’s intelligence but also has a psychological impact. It is not just classical music by Mozart, but stimulation from other types of music is also required.
Many pregnant women also listen to classical music. Classical music by Mozart is the most widely chosen option. Some studies abroad states that giving stimulation with classical music is the most effective therapy applied since the baby is still in the womb. The study believes that when baby is aged above 8 weeks, the baby’s fetal brain begins to function, and the auditory is the simplest sense that is familiarly stimulated.
The role of music is really great in stimulating the brain development of children. The effect can affect children’s cognitive abilities, namely the ability to recognize or interpret their environment in the form of language, memory and visual.
Classical music is considered as the best to give stimulus in the auditory system for the fetus in the womb since the rhythm of classical music has a frequency that varies by issuing beautiful tones. Classical music has a method and levels contrasted to other music. Read the rest of this entry »
Peptic ulcer can attack pregnant woman. The cause is, in the first trimester, mom’s appetite lost and she feels queasy. It can happen because the chorionic gonadotropin and also progesterone hormone influence. These two hormones make mom feel lazy to eat. Consequently, the stomach becomes empty and the production of gastro acid keeps going. Moreover, mom is addicted to eat spicy and sour fruit salad. Spicy and sour food stimulates the gastro to produce more acid. Then, what should mom do? Read the rest of this entry »
Honey has so many benefits for our health. But medically, honey is not suggested for baby whose age is under 1 year old. Why? Because honey potentially contains bacteria spora which is called Clostridium botulinum.
This germ or bacteria will produce toxin that can cause infant botulism illness at baby. This illness is quite serious though it is still rare.
This kind of illness will influence baby nerves system and can cause death. At baby the system of good germ is not completed yet. Actually this good germ can attack the botulisme spora and prevent it to be spread out. So, automatically, the dangerous toxin formation will not happen.
What are the symptoms of Botulism? This toxin cause muscles paralysis. Baby also can’t defecate (or the baby can suffer from diarhea and vomit), her legs and her neck are weak, she cries slowly (because her muscles are weak), she is not strong to drink milk and she also looks painful. This toxin can cause death in 24 hours.
Besides, the botulism spore can be found in foods that are half cooked. So don’t give those foods to your baby.
The creative children can solve any problems that they face with the effective way, they are not afraid in doing mistakes, they also endeavor and want to take risk until they can get the innovative idea. Parents and teacher must capable in creating supportive environment and support children to always be creative.
Many parents consider that the smart children are the children who are excellent in academic field. Without they realize that the creativity and talent need to be built up so that children can be succesful in their life.
The challenge is how to educate children so they can be excellent in academic and also can be creative?
The creativity is the capability to think differently so it can result the unique solution that is not thought by mostly people. Creativity is also capability to result the original work that is valuable and useful for the environment to overcome the problem. Read the rest of this entry »
Based on Mark A. Bradenburg, the author of Child Safe: A practical Guide for Preventing Childhood Injuries, most babies are not fit anymore in their baby basket when they are 3 months. When they can move, the baby basket will be too small and not safe for them. They can ‘jump’ from the box and finally hurted.
It’s okay to move babies to another place. You can move them to the larger box, or bed that is special designed for babies. The most important thing is the bed has ‘fence’ to guard babies so they will not fall. You don’t need to fill the bed with so many pillows and blanket because they have risk in SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Read the rest of this entry »
When the mother leaves to be at work, definitely your child will spend time with his/her babysitter on daily basis. Therefore, it is a good idea to take your child out for a meal at a restaurant on weekends. Not only it will allow you to strengthen the bond between mother and child, but you will also be able to spend enjoyable time with your child. Read the rest of this entry »
How many times a day, anyway, the baby should be bathed? Why the buttocks are often reddening? Shall we clean the baby’s tongue? Well, take notice of these answers from the experts about the questions you often ask.
Caring for infants is not an easy job. And if it’s not treated properly and not kept clean, his body would be susceptible to many diseases. Which body parts are important being treated and kept clean? Read the rest of this entry »
If in generations before ours, childcare was generally dominated by mothers, there has been a shift in the concept recently, from motherhood nurturing into parenthood nurturing. The new concept emphasizes on parent’s role and opens opportunity for father’s involvement.
Many young fathers today feel comfortable with this concept. They do not want to be a frightening figure. Read the rest of this entry »
Falling teeth is a natural process that all children will be through. Falling teeth usually begins when children aged 6 years up to age 12 years. This is normal because the child is in a period of mixed teeth. In this period, the baby teeth will be falling due to the urging permanent teeth that are growing. The urging permanent teeth will make the deciduous teeth progressively shorten, and the shorten teeth will be falling. However, the teeth is not always shaking, it usually shakes and then stops and grow again but then shake again and continue like that until all the roots are removed and the teeth can easily be pulled off. Read the rest of this entry »