“When the first baby laughed for the first time, The laugh broke into thousand pieces and they all went skipping about and that was the beginning of Fairies” - Sir James Mathews.
Development of a child: • Brain Develops – 2 Yrs. • Binoculor Vision – 1 – 2yrs. 6 Months • Emotional Control – 1 Yr. 6 Months – 2 Yrs. 6 Months • Habitual Response – 9 Months – 12 months • Social Skill – 2yrs. 6 Months - 6yrs. 6 Months • Language – Oral skill - 1 Yr. 6 Months - 4 Yrs. 6 Months • Symbolic Recognition - 2 Yrs. 6 Months – 4 Yrs • Ability Quality - 4 Yrs. 6 Months – 7 Yrs
What you should or should not do with your child. 1.Don’t always hold your child’s hand. 2.Don'ts divide works between your son and daughter. 3.Don’t pass your insecurity to your child. 4.Don’t humiliate your child in front of others 5.Always encourage your child. 6.Always give positive inforcement. 7.Try to create curiosity 8.Teach any topic through stories.
Nutrition: Wt of a boy should increase 2 – 2.5 kg/year up to 6 yrs. You have to monitor your Childs growth & regular controlled wt. gain in his food – 60 % cereals 30 % Fat 10 % Vitamins & minerals. Meal tips : 1. Variety of food should be given. 2. Energetic & protein rich food is needed. 3. Don’t give much junk food though your child likes it very much.
Advice Your Baby • Don’t waste food. • No over eating. • Limit unplanned eating. • Proper way of eating food. Child’s Health : A happy baby is a source of jay to its parents and to others lucky to be near it. Its smile is infectious and its defencelessness makes it adorable. But the moment this young bundle of happiness falls sick, the mother just do not know what to do. The baby cannot talk . So it can’t express its pain or itching on any thing make it uncomfort able . So we have to depend on visible symptoms. And you should be attentive to your infant’s signals of distress and find a cure for its sickness. For young children the identification of disease may not be so difficult because in homoeopathic system of medicine we mainly prescribed medicine on the basis of visible symptom.
Some Common Problems Colic: Severe colic, baby cries double up in pain > by firm pressure. - Colocynthis Child is so irritable , uncomfortable so pcevish irascible as to make mothers life miserable – Cahamomilla. Severe colic > warmth, gentle pressure on abdomen – Mag phos. Spasmodic colic, flatulent distension < Uncovering – Nux –vom. Constipation: Result of wrong feeding of early use of starchy food with restless , loss of appetite colic, frequent but ineffectual urging to relieve the bowel. Large stool passed with great difficulty,thirst for large quantity of water at interval. - Bryonia No urging for days. Stool of round balls stuck together with mucus, painful to pass - Graphitis Frequent ineffectual urging, pressurer at anus.- Nuxvom Constipation with mucus stool with thirst and sweat. - Merc- sol
Some Common Problems Cough: Dry cough with fever, sudden onset, Fear,dry cold air, entering worm room - Aconite Red face, hot, violent sudden onset, tonsil inflamed red ,dry, painfull - Belladonna Hard dry , thirst for cold water <warm room, movement> holding chest –Bryonia With rattling chest, difficult to take out - Ant tast Cough, wheezing , difficult respiration with vomiting - Ipecac Dry, barking cough , on lying down - Spongia
Some Common Problems Diarrhea: • Dentitional diarrhea, colic, restless, peevish stool frothy greenish, frothy -Chamomilla • Severe loss of body fluids through stool - Serious Situation Rice colored mother with cold sweat on forehead.- Veret alb • Diarrhoea with severe colic - Colocynth • Sudden, copious, undigested food, moaning, restless < Early morning - Podophyllum • Painless, copious, pouring as from a hydrant with out washer. - Phosphorus
Some Common Problems Nappy Rash: Rash sore , abrasion - Calendula. Sleeplessness: Babies sleep a lot – 12 to 16 hours in early months 10 – 13 Hours at the age of one yrs. • Sleeplessness from fright , anxiety .- Aconite • Wants to sleep but unable for fear and frightful vision, cries continuously for no reason hot head , throbbing temples. – Belladonna • Intake of indigestable food, leading to sleeplessness – Pulsatilla • Indigestion with loss of sleep at last part of night - Nux Vom
Some Common Problems Bed wetting: Child wets bed and feel sorry. Assure him that it is not his fault . • Urine focil smelling, clothes do not give up colour easily – Benjoic acid • Deep Slumber cases - Belladonna • Bed wetting in first sleep < dry, clear weather – Causticum
Some Common Problems Digestive Upset: Acute Indigestion . • White, thickly furred tongue,foul eructation <Over eating stomach painful on pressure- Ant -crud • Even slightest food distress, no appetite, acidity > eructation - Carboveg • Nausea, Vomting, no relief from vomiting , breast milk disagree - Ipecac. • Constipation ,Aversion to food or drink sour, foetid vomit.- Nux vom • Upset due to heavy , fatty difficult to digest food like raisins dry fruit, ice cream.Thirtless, dry- tongue - Pulsatilla • Loose rice- coloured motions, terrible, retching, collapse, cold sweat on forehead . - Veratrum alb