Healthy Baby Sleep rules

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Healthy Baby Sleep: Basic Rules Healthy baby sleep Fundamental rules As with adults, for toddlers, sleep is a great way to process all the information the brain receives in a day. How much sleep do children need, and what does lack of sleep lead to at a young age? How much do children need to sleep The need for sleep varies with age. Newborns sleep about 20 hours a day, children from 2 to 4 years old - about 16 hours, 4-5 year olds should be provided 13 hours of sleep, children 6-7 years old should sleep 12 hours, and adolescents need 9 hours of sleep. Unfortunately, in our time, not only parents who are busy with their careers and households, but also their children do not get enough sleep. According to statistics, about 5 percent of children are now sleep deprived as much as 1.5-2 hours a day, starting from toddler age. Why do children lack sleep Often the reason for lack of sleep is that not only mom and dad believe that proper sleep is not importa

TEETH OF THE NEWBORN

                TEETH OF THE NEWBORN


The appearance of the first teeth is an absolutely normal event in the growth of a child. Often it occurs without real problems and, however, in the days immediately preceding or following the eruption, some small disturbances often occur:
swollen gums: they make the area more sensitive and cause a feeling of discomfort to the little one who begins to want to nibble and suck everything that comes within reach to find some relief;
abundant salivation: this phenomenon is defined sialorrhea, the saliva that comes out of the baby's mouth soon irritates the baby's delicate skin around the mouth and chin;
fever: it is usually mild and does not exceed 37.7 degrees. Only if the child complains, can paracetamol be given, always after having heard the pediatrician;
general malaise: the eruption of the first teeth is often accompanied by mood swings, irritability, decreased appetite, sleep disturbances.
It should also be said that, in the same period in which the first teeth appear, there is a reduction in the antibodies that the baby has received from the mother, both during pregnancy and through breastfeeding and this exposes him more to the risk of infections .



How to relieve discomfort in the newborn

Even if these are mild and absolutely normal symptoms in the teething phase, parents almost always end up contacting the pharmacist or pediatrician for suggestions on ways to alleviate the baby's discomfort. Here are a couple of useful tips:
give the child objects "to bite": there are specific objects for this purpose, of various shapes (from ring-shaped ones to those in the shape of animals) and they can be bought in pharmacies; there are some, then, that can be stored in the refrigerator before being used because they contain a coolant that helps relieve pain in the gums;
gently massage the gums with olive oil, with a soothing balm or even with specific gels (on sale in herbal medicine or pharmacy).
Instead, the child should not be given analgesic drugs, unless prescribed by the pediatrician. Honey-based products should also be avoided which, in addition to being at risk of allergy, could damage the newly erupted teeth predisposing them to caries (erosion of the enamel).


Help from homeopathy

To relieve the symptoms, more or less serious, local or general, which often accompany the eruption of the first teeth, you can also use some homeopathic remedies.
Camilia proved to be particularly suitable: composed of three different active substances (Chamomilla 9CH, Belladonna 5CH and Ferro phosphoricum 5CH9), it is in fact able to quickly relieve pain, both local and general, and is free from side effects.
If after 2 or 3 days of treatment the baby does not feel better, it is necessary to contact your trusted pediatrician


to take the child to the dentist at the age of five to six. The ideal is to choose a clinic specializing in children's dentistry: in these cases, in fact, the visit is usually alternated with games, fun brushing lessons in order to associate a positive memory with the figure of the dentist.
The specialist assesses the state of health of the mouth, checks that the milk teeth are erupted, that they are healthy and that the closure (occlusion) between the arches is correct. If possible, it is therefore better to avoid making the first visit coincide with an emergency (a trauma or a fall) or in case of toothache: in this way the child would tend to remember the dentist's office only as a negative place and to avoid.
From six years onwards, the visits, on an annual basis, will aim to prevent and verify the presence of malocclusions.

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