Bathing

Bathing The New Born

Until you’ve done it once or twice, most parents are terrified at the thought of bathing a soapy, squirming infant. Also, for the first few times the baby may howl from start to finish. Soon enough, your baby will anticipate his bath with delighted squeals. There is no need to give your infant an everyday bath, a sponge bath may do. Now lets see how to give bath to your little one's..

Massaging

Massaging Your Baby

Touch plays a key role in human bonding - whether it is between two friends, lovers, husband and wife or mother and child. it's a way of communicating things. Infant massage is probably the most basic method of bonding parents with their children. Massaging your baby gives you a chance to get intimate with their body language. The way their body looks and feels, and familiarize parents with their baby's response to stimuli.

Feeding Infant

You want to give your baby a nutritious diet so that he remains healthy. How do you ensure that he gets all of the essential vitamins and minerals, calcium and proteins? How can you provide your child with the balanced diet? What do you mean by Balanced Diet? A diet which is rich in all the nutrients for e.g. Vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins etc. is termed as a 'Balanced diet'. It is important that a child's diet should be both wealthy in quality and quantity. Baby needs a balanced diet for maintenance ...

Baby Care

Today so many children dies because of certain diseases which can be cured if vaccination is given properly to them. These Vaccinations are available free in Govt. Health Centres. Cures various diseases like Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis B and many more. Provided is some information on these vaccinations along with their alternative names, definition, vaccine information, immunization schedule, benefits, risks, when to delay ....

Drowning

Helping the victim of drowning may be dangerous to the first aider as, in many cases, rescue from the water is first necessary. Apart from the dangers of an uncooperative and struggling casualty who may render the potential rescuer in need of urgent rescue from drowning, there are other hazards.

Food Poisoning

A poison if gains entry into the body, can cause damage: this may be for a short period or may be permanent. Poisons can be taken into the body by a wide variety of routes. 

Poisons find their way into the body by being swallowed, inhaled, absorbed or injected.The effects can vary greatly depending on the poison involved. Most commonly, poisoning occurs accidentally and involves ordinary substances that are found in and around the house.

Poisoning can also be due to misuse of drugs, over-indulgence in alcohol or by eating food that is somehow contaminated. 

Panic Attacks

Some people respond abnormally when under stress or faced with an alarming situation, i.e. an accident or on hearing bad news affecting their family. The person becomes agitated and panicked and on occasion may be labelled by some as being hysterical. 

You may notice 

The casualty hyperventilates, with fast and unusually deep breathing.

The casualty trembles: this can be so severe as to cause loss of coordinated movements.

Sweating.

Palpitations.

Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the loss of foetus within the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. In a number of cases the women concerned experience a late and heavy period without realising that they have been pregnant.

If a woman is aware she is pregnant, and experiences a possible miscarriage, she is likely to be extremely concerned and upset.

If at all possible, a female first aider should tend to the woman; if this is not possible, the male first aider should try to obtain female support to act as a chaperone and to reassure the casualty. 

You may notice

Heart Problems

The heart is a muscular pump that 'beats' regularly throughout life. Each heartbeat is the result of an electrical stimulation that originates from within the heart. Because it is a live organ the heart requires its own supply of blood that provides life-giving oxygen.Heart disease is the single largest cause of death in the world.

The most common cause of heart disease is is chaemia, a reduction in the amount of oxygen-carrying blood reaching the heart muscle due to a narrowing of the artery of arteries. 

Angina