Chronic diarrhoea is diagnosed when your child has diarrhoea for most days for more than 4 weeks. That is not fun for anyone involved. While most episodes of diarrhoea are mostly self-limiting and mostly does not need any investigations, there are a few things the doctor should check for when it becomes chronic. (I repeat … Continue reading Vomit – Poop – Treat!
When Eran was 8 months old we woke one night to a cot full of vomit. Things deteriorated from there. Two days of diarrhoea (with stools leaking through everything) and vomiting with a mild fever followed. I am grateful that it was a very mild episode and he was never dehydrated, but I still had … Continue reading Vomit – Poop – Repeat.
The word Triage comes from the French verb trier, meaning to separate, sort, sift or select. In medicine it is used to determine how urgently you need to be treated in the light of the severity of your symptoms. Most casualties and emergency units use some sort of triage system to manage the flow of patients. Children will … Continue reading Triage at home
We have all experienced it in one form or another. A tiny little body crying and clingy that burns your hand when you try to comfort. Usually accompanied by a runny nose and a cough, but sometimes with no symptoms to explain the warm forehead. We all know we are supposed to measure the fever, … Continue reading Learning from fever
Teething, like many other things “baby” has so many different suggested treatments that it can get really confusing. Are you currently struggling with a teething monster? Read my previous post to understand more of what is going on in your little one’s mouth. Do you want to know what is really worth your money and … Continue reading Treating the Toothache
In the second month of our stay in Belgium Eran had flu almost continuously for 3-4weeks. He also acquired 8 new teeth during this time! It made me wonder what to believe: all the millions of mothers who say that teething is to blame for all the fever, drooling, crying, sleepless nights and diarrhea, or … Continue reading The Teething Monster
It is amazing how many of my conversations since becoming a mom centers around feeding, sleep and poop! And when one of those are out of balance it feels like your whole life is upside down. Most of these issues do not warrant a visit to the pediatrician on own merrit, but the correct advice … Continue reading To poo or not to poo…
Eran was always very conservative with nappies. After 6 weeks of age he would only have a dirty nappy once a week. His record was no poo for 14 days!! This totally freaked me out, but he looked quite happy and comfortable. He was exclusively breastfed, so he had really good absorption of the nutrients, … Continue reading A ‘Hard’ problem – Constipation in Babies
*** Just a heads up…I do not usually do reviews, this is just an honest opinion from one mom to another about a product that I was blessed to find and I am so excited to share with you! I did not get any payment / compensation for writing this review.*** In the months leading … Continue reading Looking for a travel stroller? Banimal Kids stroller.
“All you need to know is that it’s possible.” -Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker So many many hours of planning, wondering, worrying, waiting, packing and packing again finally culminated on the 26th of August at OR Tambo airport when we could check in all our baggage and go through customs. We were on our way … Continue reading Travelling to Europe with an (almost) 1yr old