Category Archives: Baby

Sr. Sharon’s remedies

Sr. Sharon’s remedies

Bum rash
1/3 antipeol
1/3 mycostatin
1/3 vaseline
Mix together and apply with every nappy change until rash is gone

Winding solution
10mls cooled boiled water
¼ tsp gripe water
6 telement drops
Give the full amount up to twice a day

Dry skin or exema
Wash baby with eucerin bath and shower therapy
Moisturise with epimax

Constipation
Paediatric glycerine suppository
5mls of lacson or duphlac syrup
Increase water intake
Increase roughage in diet

Oral thrush
Apply daktaran gel after each feed and on nipples until white spots in mouth have gone

Sticky eyes
Clean the eyes with saline on cotton wool from the inner to ourter eye up to 6 times a day
Massage the inner part of the eye where the 2 skin folds meet, in a downward motion with a clean finger 4 to 5 times a day

Cradle cap
Rub olive oil or baby oil into the baby’s scalp, leave on for the day and comb out in the evening.
Change your baby’s shampoo to Annique Rooibos range

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When should I take my baby to a doctor

When should I take my baby to a doctor

      Take your baby to a doctor if: 1.) If baby is under 3 months and gets a temp above 37.8 2.) If a baby over 3 months has a temp above 37.8 for more than 48 hours 3.) If a baby less than 3 months has not fed within 6 hrs. during the dayContinue Reading

Baby’s Stools

Baby’s Stools

      WHEN WILL MY BABY PASS HIS FIRST STOOL? Baby will do his first poo within the first couple of days after birth. It is a large sticky black stool referred to as meconium. As your breast milk comes in his stool will gradually start changing to be far more runny and yellowContinue Reading

Constipation

Constipation

    A constipated baby should not be referred to as a baby who has not passed a stool but rather to a baby who is passing hard stools.   HOW CAN I HELP MY BABY? If your baby is on formula you try changing him onto a specialized one formulated for constipated babies. DoContinue Reading

Night time sleeping

Night time sleeping

Lack of sleep for parents in the first few months is one of the most difficult adjustments of parenthood. Getting baby to sleep through the night is normally at the top of parents lists. However we have to be realistic and slowly and gently encourage them to drop their night feeds. In my clinic I aimContinue Reading

Sleep Time

Sleep Time

How Much Should My Baby Sleep During The Day? The amount of sleep a baby needs differs from baby to baby, and I see far too many new parents stressing over babies sleep routines. The first 2-3 days after birth your baby may be very sleepy and only waking for feeds. Do not be concernedContinue Reading

What is reflux?

What is reflux?

90% of babies vomit after a feed and this is referred to as reflux.. Reflux is not an illness and only needs to be treated medically if having an adverse effect on baby. Most babies will do a vomit after a feed or even between feeds. Some will do a posset, a small milk dribbleContinue Reading

Cord Care

Cord Care

After your baby has been delivered his umbilical cord will be cut and a plastic clamp placed about 5cm from the belly button. It then becomes your responsibility to take care in the cleaning of the cord. I suggest using an ear bud dipped in surgical spirts. You need to clean around the base ofContinue Reading

Vaccinations

Vaccinations

We need immunizations to protect our PRECIOUS BABIES against serious illness that may be fatal. As a parent, you will want to know why vaccinating your child is important. In the past, diseases such as smallpox and polio struck fear into the hearts of parents, as an infection in their child or community could mean death or paralysis.Today, thanksContinue Reading