Archive for June, 2010
It may be part of normal development occasionally bite, but biting is a sign persistently that the child has emotional or behavioral problems. While many children occasionally fight with others or give them the common assault and / or severe, may mean that the child has serious emotional or behavioral problems that require professional evaluation and intervention.
The fighting or persistently biting when the child is in daycare or preschool can be a serious problem. At this age, children have much contact with their peers and they are expected to be able to make friends and get along with them.
Many children begin to bite aggressively between the ages of one to three years. Biting can be a way by which the child is testing his power to attract attention. Some children bite because they are unhappy, anxious or jealous. Sometimes this may be the result of excessive or harsh discipline or have been exposed to physical violence. Parents should remember that children who are teething may also bite. Biting is the most common reason why they are driven out of day care places. Read the rest of this entry »
In children and adults, the development of obesity caused by a prolonged positive energy balance (caloric intake and energy expenditure are higher). The reasons are multiple and intricate, under the control of complex influences of order nutritional, genetic, metabolic, psychological and social.
The gradual decline in physical activity in industrialized societies is certainly a major role.
The installation of obesity
Nutrition plays an important role on the course of growth. The availability of plentiful food attractive, rich in fat and simple sugars, boredom, emotional problems and / or school will bring a child to seek compensation in food, can cause a prolonged imbalance between contributions and expenditures, and the development of overweight. The increase in the number of victims of obesity in industrialized countries shows.
Particular attention is being paid to the balance of macronutrient intake (protein, carbohydrates, lipids) which should take into account the specific needs at different stages of development, including early childhood. Read the rest of this entry »
Otitis media is an ear infection behind the eardrum (middle ear). In most cases, ear infections occur in children who have had a cold. Your child can not get an ear infection from another child, but you can catch the cold that caused the child’s ear infection. About two thirds of children have an ear infection before their second birthday.
A number of different viruses and bacteria are the cause of otitis media. There are several reasons why infants and preschool children are more prone to infections, such as anatomy of the tubes that connect the back of the throat to the middle ear and the immune system still under development.
Your child may have an ear infection if:
- She complains of ear pain
- Complains that it can hear well
- Has a fever over 100 º F
- fluid leak from the ears
- Pull the earlobe
- Crying while eating
The introduction of fruit and vegetables in baby food will optimize its intake of vitamins C and E, and beta-carotene or pro-vitamin A. It is best to start with vegetables, and wait at least two weeks to incorporate the fruit. If it does the opposite, babies may prefer fruits because of their sweetness, and eschew vegetables.
At what age introduce vegetables?
Ideally introduce vegetables from 6 months, and never before 4 months of age. The tendency is to delay diversification, prevention of food allergies. Throughout the introductions, your pediatrician for advice.
Between 5-6 months and 7 months.
It provides vegetables for one of two main meals, usually at noon.
The first few days, adding 2-3 teaspoons of a cooked vegetable mix in the bottle of milk, can also offer this vegetable with a spoon. Gradually increasing the amount to reach 130 g (the weight of a jar) to 150 g of vegetables. Read the rest of this entry »