Saturday, November 24, 2012
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
It is very important to maintain children’s health. It is the duty of parents to keep them safe is the most fundamental responsibility. If you drop your child in Child Care Centre, first know about the Centre and its functions and contact the parents who put their child in these Centers. Children in child care Centres are more likely to come into contact with contagious illnesses than they are in their home environment. It is particularly important that child care professionals have current knowledge about infection control and communicable illnesses, including all diseases.
Monday, April 23, 2012
The following aspects of relationships are particularly important In quality care for babies:
Each baby has many opportunities to use all skills, such as reaching for, holding and exploring objects, and adequate space to develop physical skills such as crawling, rolling, and pulling up to stand.
Crying and signs of distress are responded to by child care professionals in ways that are timely, comforting and appropriate.
Care is provided by familiar adults, who get to know the baby and whom the baby gets to know.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Low birth-weight (LBW) infants who are born before the completion of 37 weeks of gestation are called Pre-term Infants. Children born after 37 weeks of gestation, but weighing less than 2.5 kg are called SFD (Small For Dates) infants.
Low birth-weight infants need special care with feeds, an atmosphere free from dirt and dust (to prevent infection), and some of them even need life-support systems.
The average weight of a baby is around 3 kg at birth. Children who weigh much less than 3 kg at birth are called low birth-weight infants. These babies are: born to mothers who have had such complications as diabetes or anaemia in pregnancy, or to mothers with infections, or to under-nourished mothers.
Multiple pregnancies, such as twins, may also result in babies weighing less than the average. Certain genetic defects, such as Down's Syndrome, may also cause babies to be born with low birth-weight.