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Baby Care: Fever in Children

September 24, 2019
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Fever occurs when the internal thermostat of the body raises the temperature above the normal level. The thermostat can be found at the hypothalamus. Our body temperature change a lot in the entire course of the day. It’s typically a bit higher at night, and a little lower during the morning. Don’t consider this an accurate information, though. Body temperature may really vary, most especially for kids, since they always play and run around. 

A fever is not an illness. It is a symptom of another health issue. If you have a baby at home, it’s best to buy a high-quality baby thermometer you can use for emergencies. There are many baby thermometers in Malaysia you can select from. Most parents settle for a digital one. 

Since a fever may fall and rise, a kid might experience chills. This is because the body’s temperature starts to rise. The kid may sweat to release additional heat, as the body temperature begins to drop. At times, children with fever breathe a lot faster, and have a much faster heart rate. 

When to call a pediatrician?

  • You have an older kid with a body temperature that is higher than 102.2°F / 39°C 
  • You have an infant child younger than 3 months, and with a rectal temperature of / 100.4°F / 38°C or higher

Call a physician if you have an older kid with a fever that is lower than 102.2°F /  39°C, and has the following symptoms. 

  • Getting fever a lot, even if it only lasts a few hours every evening
  • Suffering from a chronic medical issue, like lupus, cancer or heart disease
  • Has rashes
  • Experiencing pain while peeing
  • Refuses fluids, and appears too ill to hydrate adequately
  • Suffering from diarrhea and repeated vomiting consistently
  • Has obvious signs of dehydration 
  • Complains about ear ache or sore throat
  • Still suffering from fever after one full day

Make sure to get emergency care if the kid shows any of the following signs:

  • Refusal to move and limpness 
  • Trouble breathing that fails to get better even when the nose is cleared
  • Leaning forward, and then drooling
  • Seizure
  • abdominal pain
  • severe headache
  • Rashes or purple spots that appear like bruises on the skin 

Top 5 Best Portable Bassinets

September 11, 2019
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Shopping for bassinets and baby bath accessories in Malaysia is not easy. In order to choose the best one for your child, you need to do a bit of research first. Below are some of the products you can consider when buying a bassinet for your baby.

1.Ingenuity Folding Rocking Bassinet

Many moms love to bassinet because it rocks and folds. This is the reason why it is so unique compared to other bassinets on the list. Other bassinets would wow parents because of their techy perks and style, but at the end of the day, it’s difficult to beat portable bassinets that help you rock your baby to sleep.

2.Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Portable Bassinet

Do you have a finicky infant who can only sleep in specific positions? Well, this bassinet is your new lifesaver. Its mattress has an incline feature, and it is very fast to set up. It may not be the most stylish baby bassinet model, but it does the job well.

3.Chico Lullago Bassinet

This portable bassinet is every parent’s best friend. Although some baby products offer awesome functions, but not good in price or style, this specific bassinet covers each category. What’s even more amazing is that it is machine washable, and very lightweight.

4.Evenflo Loft Portable Bassinet

If your little one loves to hear special songs before going to sleep, this is the perfect choice for you. This portable bassinet has a built-in Bluetooth feature, allowing you to remotely set music on repeat. Moreover, it comes with a simple folding design which can remove the stress from travel routines.

5.Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard

This Graco bassinet comes with a quality reversible changer/napper attachment, and a changing table. The changer/napper is machine-washable. It can also be wiped down with baby wipes, so you can clean everything in a snap.

How Long Must You Wait Between Pregnancies

August 5, 2019
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Are you loving parenthood so far? Being a parent is not without challenges, but it’s all worth it. One day, you see yourself shopping for baby strollers and baby bath accessories in Malaysia, and then the next day you are worrying about your kid’s flu symptoms. Being a mom is hard, yet would never think twice on having more children! Would you? Well, that is a main concern for many mothers.

Many women often wonder about the right time to get pregnant again. According to a recent study in Canada, 12 to 18 months of pregnancy spacing is ideal. The period between pregnancies is still contested, though, most especially when it comes to factors like the age of the mother.

That period of time between the first pregnancy’s end, and the conception of the new baby is called “interpregnancy interval.”

What is a short or long interpregnancy interval? This is typically defined as lesser than 18 months to 2 years. For long interpregnancy intervals, it varies a lot. Some say more than 2, 3 or 5 years-it all depends on the study.

Based on a Canadian research, the risk of moms having severe complications varied between 1 in 400 to 1 in 100. It all depends on the mother’s age, and interpregnancy interval.

The risks of stillbirth, or severe child complications varied from under 2% to 3%. All in all, at least 97% of infants, and 99% of moms didn’t have major issues.

The differences in risk complications appear to be related to interpregnancy intervals.

Several women who have short interpregnancy intervals also have qualities that make them more at risk at complications to begin with, like being less educated or younger.

For many women, specifically those who are in perfect health with previously uncomplicated birth and pregnancy, their wishes on family spacing must be the primary focus of their decision-making process.