What should I do if a younger baby cannot wear a mask?
Babies are mainly passive protection.
How to do passive protection? First of all, when at home, the caregiver should wear a mask and do not sneeze, exhale, or cough at the baby.
Do not share utensils with your baby, do not blow food with your mouth when feeding your baby, and do not try food with your mouth before feeding it to your baby. Do not use your mouth to chew and then feed it to your baby.
In addition, people often ignore their mobile phones and keys and often give them to children to play with. Don’t forget that both mobile phones and keys should be cleaned and disinfected.
Ventilate the house regularly. If you want to go out, it is recommended that you must go to an open, ventilated, and less crowded place, and take effective care of it.
You can bring some disinfectant with your baby when you go out, change clothes and clean your hands in time when you go home.
Children wear masks and take off masks the same as adults. Children’s faces are relatively small. Parents must buy special masks for children to wear. Never use adult masks instead of children’s masks, because this will not achieve a good prevention and control effect.
How to washing the baby’s hands is effective?
Most people “wash their hands” may simply sprinkle some water or spray some hand sanitizer, but it is far from enough to make their hands clean.
According to the CDC’s recommendations, the correct hand-washing steps include: wetting your child’s hands, applying clean soap or hand sanitizer, rubbing your hands vigorously, thoroughly scrubbing every surface, and continuing to scrub for 10-15 seconds to effectively remove bacteria and thoroughly. Rinse your hands, then dry them.
Although the washing time of 10~15 seconds sounds like an instant, it is much longer than you think. You can count the time when the child washes his hands, choose a song that lasts 15 seconds, and sing while washing. Encourage your child to wash his hands not only at home, but also at school, at a friend’s house, or elsewhere. This is an important habit for him.
When must I wash my hands?
Throughout the day, when children touch their playmates, share toys or pet pets, they are exposed to bacteria and viruses.
Once his hands come into contact with these germs, he may quickly become infected by rubbing his eyes, touching his nose, putting his fingers in his mouth, and other small movements. The whole process can happen within a few seconds, but the resulting infection may be Lasts for days, weeks, or even longer.
Therefore, it is very important to encourage children to wash their hands every day. It is recommended that parents should consciously help or remind children to wash their hands in the following situations: before eating (including snacks), after going to the toilet, returning from outdoor play, after touching animals (such as Pets in the house), after sneezing or coughing (if he covers his mouth with his hands).
How harmful is passive smoking?
Children are in the stage of body development, and various tissues and organs are not yet fully developed: nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system functions are not very stable, detoxification and detoxification functions are not as good as adults, and it is easier for harmful substances such as tobacco to accumulate in the body.
Passive smoking doubles the incidence of asthma and respiratory infections in children. It can also increase blood lead levels in children, lead to lead poisoning, and attention deficits. In addition, it can also cause problems such as tooth decay and growth.
In short, passive smoking will affect the system functions and attention of children’s various organs, and will seriously endanger children’s health.
What should I do if the baby always has various reasons not to go to bed obediently and on time?
In the process of establishing a routine before going to bed, ignore the baby’s complaints and protests, such as “I’m not tired yet”.
If you discuss or explain with your baby at this time, it will only postpone the time to go to bed and break the original regulations.
Parents should calmly but firmly tell the baby that it is time to go to bed now and must go to bed.
How to deal with the baby’s frequent night waking and help the baby sleep till dawn?
a. Develop a sufficient schedule to ensure that the baby has enough sleep
b. You can try to make your baby fall asleep with something he likes (transitional items)
c. Be sure to establish a stable routine before going to bed, including gentle and comfortable activities, such as bathing and stories before going to bed.
Avoid outdoor activities, running in the house, or watching exciting TV. The tongue movement before turning off the lights should be in the baby’s bedroom. Babies shouldn’t make breastfeeding as a routine before going to bed after 6 months.
d. When the baby is sleepy but still awake, put him on the bed and encourage the baby to learn to sleep independently.
Why do babies wake up frequently in the middle of the night?
Waking up at night is a very common sleep problem in young babies. Under normal physiological conditions, the baby can sleep until dawn at 6 months without feeding at night.
However, some babies still wake up frequently at night.
In fact, all babies will have short nocturnal awakenings, usually 4 to 6 times per night.
So the problem is not that the baby wakes up at night, but that the baby cannot fall asleep on his own. We call it inappropriate sleep initiation dependence because they do not have the ability to fall asleep independently.
Can the baby be put on the bed until he is asleep?
When the baby is sleepy but still awake, he should be put on the bed, which can encourage the baby to learn to sleep independently.
Once the baby learns to fall asleep on his own, he can also fall asleep on his own when he wakes up naturally at night.
Why is it inappropriate to sleep while drinking milk?
Many babies rely on drinking milk before going to bed to help them fall asleep. Once a baby gets used to drinking milk to fall asleep, whether it is drinking from a bottle or taking breast milk, they often wake up in the middle of the night and need to be fed before they can fall asleep again.
To avoid this problem, the two things of feeding and sleeping should be separated from the baby’s childhood.
Is it better for the baby to sleep alone or to sleep with his parents?
It will be all right.
There are many choices of where your baby sleeps, such as sleeping in his own cradle or crib.
Of course, some parents will let their babies sleep on the same bed as themselves. At this time, care must be taken to prevent the parents from oppressing the baby and causing the risk of burrowing.
Is it normal for the baby to sleep all the time or sleep irregularly?
Babies sleep 16 to 20 hours a day on average. They usually sleep irregularly and do not have a certain pattern.
In the first few weeks after birth, the baby can sleep anywhere for a few minutes or a few hours.
Generally, breastfed babies sleep for a shorter time (2~3 hours) each time, while artificially fed babies have a slightly longer sleep time (3~4 hours).
In addition, at this stage, the baby’s sleep basically does not have the pattern of day and night. Around 2 to 4 months after birth, the baby will gradually form a circadian rhythm of sleep.
How to establish the regularity of a baby’s sleep at night?
Many babies’ sleep is reversed day and night, sleeping more during the day and less sleep at night. Let the baby sleep more at night.
Turn on the indoor light to the darkest at night, and put the baby into a quiet environment as soon as possible.
In the daytime, you have to tease your baby and wake your baby to play or eat regularly.
Usually, the baby needs to fall asleep or sleep while eating. These habits can be allowed in the first 2 months after birth, but they should be let go of these habits when they are 3 months old.
It is best for the baby to sleep in a dark, quiet, and not room with too high a temperature.
What does it mean that my baby laughs and makes funny faces when he sleeps?
Babies are usually “not peaceful” during sleep. They laugh, make faces, and suck while sleeping. They also have heavy breathing sounds due to a blocked nose, and sometimes they suddenly shake their bodies inadvertently during sleep. These phenomena, Generally speaking, it is normal.