Saturday, October 10, 2009

Check-list for hearing impairment

There is always difficulty in the late identification of the symptom of hearing impairment in children. This could radically affect the progress of language, and communication. Whenever there is a delay in the recognition it could result in delay in valuable contact with the child. There will also be a considerable side effect or impact in the family.
Much in the same way as we access the visual disability, we can also access the hearing impairment with the subsequent symptoms: Around three months from the time of birth, the baby is not worried into responding to a loud sound or a clap within 3 feet distance. He will also be very calm and cries only faintly. By the end of the sixth month, you could get no reply to cooing and babbling symptom and he will never search for source of sounds. By the end of the tenth month, he will not act in response to noise, bell or name being called. There won’t be any motion response to verbal phrases like ‘bye-bye’ and ‘no-no’. He will never give you an idea about any action to familiar songs or rhymes. By the end of the first year, you could spot out that the child does not reproduce simple little sounds or such words as ‘daddy’ and ‘mummy’. He will also not point to recognizable objects or persons on request.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Check-list for visual impairment

You can go after a check-list to assess the visual disability of your child. You could become aware of the symptom that up to 3 months from the time of birth the infant does not pay attention to visual stimulus. Also, the baby does not spotlight or follow bright objects in the visual field. Around six months, the baby does not arrive at out for a toy in the visual field. Also he does not create eye contact while being fed or cuddled. When an object has been given, the baby does not examine it.
From 6 to 9 months, the baby does not distinguish between people he is familiar with and strangers. It will then be tough for the baby to pick up puny objects. By the end of the first year, you could become aware of the baby shuts or covers one eye while focusing. He holds plaything close to his eyes and bumps into large objects while swarming. The baby does not hold a cup or spoon while being fed and looks with a slanted head. When it comes to imitating the actions the baby will not be able to go behind it. All these symptoms or medical condition will project the visual disability of the baby and instantaneous treatment has to be done.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cow’s milk and solid foods

Breast milk is the most excellent nutrition supplement to feed on for the baby than anything else. It is highly suggested to feed the baby with breast milk to begin with and continue for few months. When the baby is nearing the conclusion of a year, it will be better to start with fat rich cow’s milk. One can give food to the same with a lidded beaker.
Although cow’s milk, the nutrition supplement is not the usual food for your baby, it can be given. Cow’s milk is so composed that it contains a very negligible quantity of iron and sugar. Also, the proteins make hard to digest solid curds in the baby’s stomach causing digestion to be a little difficult. It also contains too much of a number of minerals, such as salt and sodium; these can reason constipation, hence give a lot of water to the baby fed with cow’s milk.
The perfect time to start the baby on solid foods is when he is between four and six months old. In actual practice, your baby’s weight, hunger and feeding pattern are the general indicators on when to begin with the baby on solid foods. Solids may source colic, food allergies, eczema and early preferences for salty or sweet foods. Solid foods give calories but overload calories may cause undesirable weight gain. In any case, it is only the nutrition supplement but not the solid foods that assist baby to sleep through the night.