Formula for Calculating Baby Weight

I often see novice mothers asking if their baby’s weight is normal. Too fat or too thin, parents do not have a reference standard. So, for babies of all ages, what kind of weight is normal? You can refer to the following calculation formula to calculate by yourself: Babies within 6 months: weight (kg) = birth weight (kg) + age × 0.6; Babies aged 7 ~ 23 months: weight (kg) = birth weight (kg) + age × 0.5; Babies aged 2 ~ 7: weight (kg) = age × 2 +8. Generally, it is within the range of standard weight ± standard weight × 10%. Exceeding [standard weight + standard weight × 20%] is mild obesity; Exceeding [standard weight + standard Read More …

Does a seven-month-old baby need salt? -Health Questions and Answers

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released two [wise choices] lists of 10 items, listing common unnecessary examinations and treatments in pediatrics. (1) Obvious viral infectious respiratory diseases (sinusitis, Pharyngitis, bronchitis) should not use antibacterial drugs. (2) Cough medicine and cold medicine should not be prescribed or recommended for respiratory diseases in children under 4 years old. (3) CT scan is not necessary for immediate evaluation of mild head trauma. According to the Clinical Observation/Pediatric Emergency Nursing Applied Research Network Standard (PECARN), To determine whether imaging examination is needed. (4) Neuroimaging is not necessary for simple thermal epilepsy (CT, MRI examination. (5) CT scans are not necessary in routine abdominal pain assessment. (6) Do not use large doses of dexamethasone Read More …

Can sun exposure treat neonatal jaundice?

Neonatal jaundice is very common. Babies born a few days ago will have yellow skin. Whether the doctor suggests treatment or not, parents all hope to have a way to remove yellow as soon as possible without taking medicine or injections. Therefore, there is a widely circulated method: basking in the sun to relieve jaundice. At first glance, how good this method is. You can cure the disease without injection, medicine or money. However, can you cure jaundice by basking in the sun at home? The answer is, not necessarily. Sun exposure can help [eliminate yellow], but the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. When we say [can treat], we actually mean that sunlight has certain effects, but we do not recommend Read More …

Precautions for Babies Before and After Vaccination

Recently, a mother and her child developed fever, convulsions and other symptoms after being vaccinated with BCG vaccine in a hospital in Shanghai. She was transferred to an outer hospital that afternoon and died after the rescue was ineffective. After preliminary investigation by Baoshan Health Planning Commission, it was found that the relevant injection process was in accordance with regulations. More investigations are being accelerated. Judging from the current situation, it is not particularly clear where the problem lies. However, vaccination is a process that every baby will go through, which reminds parents that no matter who, they must pay attention to some vaccination matters. Is BCG dangerous? It’s not BCG vaccine is a vaccine that can prevent tuberculosis and Read More …

The baby has toothache, so medication should be cautious.

The American Food and Drug Safety Association (FDA) mentioned in a recently released drug safety newsletter that The 2% lidocaine gel used for oral anesthesia should not be used to relieve toothache in infants due to the serious risks it may cause. The agency said: [Oral treatment of toothache with 2% lidocaine gel is not approved, and infants may cause serious harm or even death due to the use of this drug.] This year, FDA evaluated 22 related cases of oral 2% lidocaine gel used in infants to treat oral diseases (including toothache and stomatitis) or swallowing excessive 2% lidocaine gel by mistake, and reported serious side effects (including death) in the above cases. FDA warns: [Local analgesics and other Read More …

Will night lights make babies develop ahead of schedule?

There are rumors on the Internet that the use of night lights will advance the development of babies and children. This matter worries mothers very much. After all, there is a small night light at night to provide some faint light. It is very helpful for mothers to take care of their children. However, if this lamp will adversely affect their children’s health, then mothers’ kindness will do bad things. But in fact, these worries of mothers may be unnecessary. Analyzing the results of scientific research, it is not difficult to find that as long as parents choose night lights with soft lights and avoid shooting directly into their children’s eyes when using them, they do not have to worry Read More …

Baby’s deciduous tooth health care

The baby’s first tooth is a milestone event for many families. Teeth have the function of chewing food and assisting pronunciation, and also affect the development of maxillofacial region. The quality of teeth is closely related to the baby’s nutritional status and psychological development, and the health of deciduous teeth is also related to the development of permanent teeth in the future. In recent years, parents have also paid more and more attention to children’s deciduous tooth health care, but there are still many misunderstandings. Today, let’s talk about common problems in deciduous tooth health care. First, when the baby grows what teeth in what? Deciduous teeth do not begin to develop only after birth. In fact, when the baby Read More …

Formula for Calculating Baby Weight

I often see novice mothers asking if their baby’s weight is normal. Too fat or too thin, parents do not have a reference standard. So, for babies of all ages, what kind of weight is normal? You can refer to the following calculation formula to calculate by yourself: Babies within 6 months: weight (kg) = birth weight (kg) + age × 0.6; Babies aged 7 ~ 23 months: weight (kg) = birth weight (kg) + age × 0.5; Babies aged 2 ~ 7: weight (kg) = age × 2 +8. Generally, it is within the range of standard weight ± standard weight × 10%. Exceeding [standard weight + standard weight × 20%] is mild obesity; Exceeding [standard weight + standard Read More …

What vaccines does the baby need?

In our country, vaccines are divided into two categories: planned vaccines and unplanned vaccines: Planned vaccines are the vaccines included in the national regulations for planned immunization. Infants must be vaccinated after birth. Vaccination within the plan is free of charge. Planned vaccines include BCG vaccine, hepatitis B vaccine, poliomyelitis vaccine, DPT triple vaccine, measles vaccine, Japanese encephalitis vaccine and meningococcal vaccine, totaling 7 kinds of vaccines. The recommended vaccination time is as follows: At birth: hepatitis B vaccine (first time), BCG vaccine 1 month old: hepatitis B vaccine (second time) 2 months old: polio vaccine (first time) 3 months old: polio vaccine (second time), DPT (first time) 4 months old: polio vaccine (third time), DPT (second time) Five months Read More …

The baby has toothache, so medication should be cautious.

The American Food and Drug Safety Association (FDA) mentioned in a recently released drug safety newsletter that The 2% lidocaine gel used for oral anesthesia should not be used to relieve toothache in infants due to the serious risks it may cause. The agency said: [Oral treatment of toothache with 2% lidocaine gel is not approved, and infants may cause serious harm or even death due to the use of this drug.] This year, FDA evaluated 22 related cases of oral 2% lidocaine gel used in infants to treat oral diseases (including toothache and stomatitis) or swallowing excessive 2% lidocaine gel by mistake, and reported serious side effects (including death) in the above cases. FDA warns: [Local analgesics and other Read More …