Water is a great resource as we all know but is it a great idea to give water to a baby???? According to Dr Stephen R. Daniels, a pediatrician It’s generally not a good idea to give your baby water until he/she is about 6 months old. Until then, he’ll get all the hydration he […]
No one plans for an accident, that is why they are called accidents. What do you do if your child gets burnt? With hot water, steam, fire etc. Photo credit: The Australian Parenting Website What sort of burns require a visit to the hospital? It is important to know that there are several types of […]
Photo source: Google Q: What is the best position to sleep on during Pregnancy? A: Pregnancy is a heavy burden, but it is a beautiful burden! If you have a habit of enjoying your sleep in all positions, sorry, I will disappoint you. Pregnancy imposes a burden on your comfort while sleeping, and in order […]
It’s that time again when children return to school. We know safety is paramount on the mind of every parent as kids go back to school. Here are some safety tips from momtastic.com to incorporate into your ‘Back to School’ regime: 1. Be sure your child knows you and your spouses’ contact information. The child […]
Q : Some women believe undergoing a Caesarean section is a sign of weakness; like it makes them less of a woman. Others view it as some taboo and pray it away. As a man and also an ob-gyn, how do you view it? A: Firstly, a caesarean section is an operation (surgery) to deliver […]
Q: What are some complications that may arise after the surgery? A: Complications that may arise could be grouped under those of anaesthesia and those of the surgery itself. Complications of anaesthesia could be a reaction to the drugs administered or may result from technique. They range from post spinal headaches to hypotension and even […]
Q: How does one take care of her incision site after she has been discharged from hospital? When can water touch the site? A: The duty of the patient in taking care of the incision site after discharge lies in NOT GETTING THE DRESSING WET. When the skin wound has completely closed and the wound […]
We often hear complaints from some mums about their baby’s feeding pattern. ‘My baby is never satisfied’, ‘my baby eats too much’, ‘My breastmilk cannot satisfy my baby’, ‘I feel like I breastfeed round the clock’…they say. While these complaints may be valid, did you know that you could be breastfeeding your child and starving him or her as well?…….
Caring for a newborn’s ear is a question almost every mum has at one point in time. Cotton buds are usually our go-to option for cleaning out the wax in both our ears and baby’s ears but is this a good practice?