Health Your Baby

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

SIDS is the unexplained sudden death of an infant (under one year of age). Although there are several theories, no one is certain why SIDS occurs. In the U.S., there are one or two SIDS cases for every 1,000 live births. The incidence of SIDS decreased significantly (almost 30%) after it was discovered that most… »

Diaper rash

Diaper rash is the result of the breakdown of the outer layer of skin. The moisture and compounds in urine and feces penetrate and soften the skin causing it to lose its protective toughness. This makes it much easier for bacteria and fungus to penetrate the skin and find an environment which promotes their growth…. »

Diapers

Any way you look at it, diapers stink. You can buy cotton diapers, make your own, rent them, or buy disposables, but you still have to change them. And frequent changing of diapers is the key to a healthy baby’s bottom. Never changed a diaper before? You’ll be a pro after the first five…….and don’t… »

Colic

This is probably a good place to discuss colic. Simply stated “infantile colic” is a state of irritability in babies, exhibited by unconsolable crying and sleeplessness. The colicky baby continues to cry even after the diaper is changed, food has been offered, love has been tendered, and the rocking chair is out of gas. At… »