What causes it and how to treat it
Have you ever looked at your child’s skin and noticed dry, flaky places? Or skin that is a little rough with a yellow hue? Maybe red bumps on her cheeks or arms? While a child may develop a rash on occasion, eczema is a condition that tends to hang on for a period of time.
Imagine the entire city of Olathe anxiously awaiting an organ donation to continue living. Actually, that is roughly how many people nationally are waiting for an organ donation today. And, according to the Mayo Clinic, while they are waiting, 18 of them will die each day. What would you hope for if that were your mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife or child?
Baby-led weaning has nothing to do with weaning from breastfeeding or from bottle feeding. Instead, it has everything to do with introducing food and, instead of starting with pureed baby food, letting your child feed himself solid foods (BabyLedWeaning.com). Talk with your pediatrician to see whether your child is ready to start solid foods, but most babies are ready for food by 6 months. Signs your baby is ready to be introduced to food are being able to sit up by himself, having lost the tongue thrust reflex and being able to grasp food with his hands and hold onto it.
Moms usually know best, especially when it comes to food. If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: “Eat your vegetables!” I never really understood the importance of eating my vegetables until I was well in adulthood and taking a health promotions class in graduate school. The truth is that fruits and vegetables can actually save your life. And what better life to save than your unborn child’s?
What to expect when your child has a broken bone
Broken bones are a common childhood ailment and can occur at any age and in many different ways. While bones are very strong, under the right pressure, they will break. Broken bones can occur while jumping on a trampoline, competing in soccer or playing on a playground at school. A break in a bone is called a fracture, and different types of fractures occur depending on the activity and force applied.