1 Child health fundamentals
1.2 Daily habits of life
1.3 Indicators of disease in the child
Child health fundamentals
Child health is at the top of the list of priorities for parents, especially mothers.
And that is from his birth until he passes the early first stages of his life,
Until the child reaches puberty, when he can be relatively self-reliant,
Where it is the responsibility of parents of children to strictly follow healthy habits related to the health of their children.
And follow-up of their children’s health conditions and pay attention to any change that occurs to them, to avoid the presence of any health problems and to avoid their exacerbation over time,
In what follows, we will review the most important ways to take care of the health of the child from A to Z.
Firstly, the mother must follow a strong and healthy diet that ensures her access to essential elements during pregnancy,
Which, in turn, prevents the lack of growth in the fetus and the various birth defects.
Secondly, determining a healthy and well-balanced diet, commensurate with every stage of the child’s age,
And that starting from the period of breastfeeding and choosing the appropriate time to wean,
As breast milk is the best food for him during his first year.
Third, the child must be given light foods that are fortified or rich with all the elements he needs for proper and integrated growth, on top of which are multivitamins such as:
1- Vitamin D
Which achieves the best absorption of calcium, which ensures the proper development of the child’s bones and teeth,
It can be obtained from dairy products, taking care that it does not cause allergy to the child.
You can also get vitamin D by offering all kinds of meat to the child
And also expose the child to sunlight in the early morning.
2- Vitamin group (B)
These vitamins guarantee the balance of the body, the strength of mental and brain functions, and the integrity of the nervous system.
* Also, vitamin A that is beneficial for eyesight, as well as essential minerals such as:
Acids, on top of which are folic acid, which protects against birth defects in the fetus if the pregnant woman consumes it properly.
3- Grains as well as iron-rich green leafy vegetables
prevent anemia in the child.
4- Red and white meats, it is important to include meat in the child’s food menu since the seventh month
gradually to ensure that the child does not have an allergy.
5- Vitamin C has a large and effective role in the body as it boosts the immune system.
Daily living habits
First, make sure to change diapers regularly, in order to avoid infection and redness of the child’s skin,
Where it is recommended to use a good type of diapers because it also has a role in preventing skin sensitivity.
Secondly, daily bathing in the summer or once to twice a week in the winter is very necessary to get rid of bacteria and microbes that cause various diseases, while making sure that the weather is suitable for that.
Third, helping the child to walk, especially after the age of one year, and avoiding allowing him to sit for long hours, as this hinders his growth.
Fourth, avoid watching television before reaching the age of two years, as this affects the behavioral, mental, verbal, or linguistic development of the child and hinders his interaction with his surroundings.
Signs of disease in a child
Parents should familiarize themselves with the main signs and symptoms of the most common diseases that affect children:
- High temperature, or fever, which in the severe condition is very dangerous, especially in children under the age of two months.
- Sharp crying for long hours, indicates the child’s suffering from specific internal or external pain, or as a result of severe hunger.
- Poor response to surrounding stimuli.
- Unnatural swelling of the head area, or other areas of the body.
- Difficulty breathing.
- The presence of a rash in different areas of the body.
- Persistent vomiting.
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