Technologies that help stop a runny nose
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Technologies that help stop a runny nose

A runny nose occurs often among infants and therefore every parent should know how to stop it. Today we are going to present a couple of devices helping in making little noses free of congestions. [caption id="attachment_1401" align="alignleft" width="319"] NoseFrida[/caption] The most common cause of runny nose in infants is a viral infection. Fortunately, in most cases it is not a symptom of any more severe disease and we can try stopping it using home methods. Nowadays, when modern technologies support us in our efforts, we will be helped by various devices, starting with the simplest ones, descendants of the traditional nasal syringe, and ending with those more complex that will even make it possible to prevent the infection. The most important thing to do in case of runny nose…
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Colic Remedies
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Colic Remedies

It is easy to encounter a situation when a baby cries, a new mom has serious trouble handling it and a third person – for example, her mother or aunt – state firmly: it's a colic. If a baby is crying and we do not know why, it must be colic. What else? However, we have to remember that little babies cry because they are unable to communicate in any other way. They cry when they are hungry or tired, when their diaper is soiled, when something hurts them, when they want to be hugged or when they want their position changed... Crying communicates a certain need or discomfort. Which one? It always takes time for mothers to learn that. It is really hard to establish that at first. However,…
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Trouble with vitamin D
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Trouble with vitamin D

The title of today's post refers to the problematic issue, that is, supplementation of vitamin D. I have been thinking how to touch upon this subject for a while and I think I will just present you with data and guidelines that I was able to find in medical literature. The most important role of vitamin D in a human body is its participation in bone mineralisation. It also regulates absorption of calcium and phosphates from the intestine. Vitamin D insufficiency stimulates the body to produce parathormone (PTH), resulting in release of calcium from bones to the blood and, in consequence, leading to rickets or osteomalacia. What is the difference between these two diseases? The age criterion. Rickets is a children's disease that appears during be period of bone growth.…
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Prevention of respiratory system diseases
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Prevention of respiratory system diseases

It might seem that in the age of modern knowledge and progress in medicine it is obsolete to talk (and write ;)) about the respiratory system hygiene. All in all, the majority of us know that tobacco smoking increases the risk of lung cancer and we know this and that about the hazards related to environment pollution, particularly the pollution of air that we breathe. We also know things about airborne allergens and asthma. However, I would like to make an attempt at systematization of certain information and reminding them once more. Why? Because theoretically we all know this well, but here is what statistical data says: every year 40 thousand Poles die of respiratory system disease complications, 22 thousand people die of lung cancer (every year it is the…
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Telehealth – ecotechnology of today!
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Telehealth – ecotechnology of today!

Let’s start with a few questions... Do you have the impression that your doctor should know more about your child in order to be able to treat them efficiently? Do you have problems with booking a medical appointment? Are you overwhelmed by queues, waiting, stress and the cost of every single visit? Would you like to always have available the history of all the diseases that your child went through, together with the list of medicines applied, so that every doctor with whom you consult the health of your child has access to such information? Are you afraid of your child being exposed to another infection during a visit at the outpatient clinic or at the hospital? Do you think that a doctor should take into account all the health…
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Viral diseases of childhood – three-day fever and the HFMD
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Viral diseases of childhood – three-day fever and the HFMD

Today I would like to touch upon the issue of two diseases typical for childhood with which many of us, parents, may come across if our children are often in groups with other children (like in nurseries and kindergartens). I’m going to write a few words on their causes and symptoms and on how to treat an infected child properly. Let’s start with the three-day fever, which is also called exanthema subitum or the sixth disease. It is a viral disease that usually infects children aged 1-3. After the age of 4 the incidence decreases and the cases that occur are rather rare. As the name itself suggests, the first and main symptom of this disease is fever, often reaching up to 40°C and taking three days. Afterwards there appears…
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Original overview of alternative breakfast proposals
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Original overview of alternative breakfast proposals

Since I devoted the previous post on my blog to popular snacks for children that are advertised as “healthy”, today I decided to suggest a few alternative lunch solutions for our kids. Producers of snacks put images of nuts and milk all over their packaging, but as it turns out the main ingredients of these products are sugar, palm oil, emulsifiers and preservatives. Meanwhile, a home-made hazelnut cream is very simple to make and it doesn’t take that much time at all: Ingredients: 100g of hazelnuts, 1/4 glass of dates (immersed in warm water for 30 minutes), 1/4 - 1/3 glass of milk or vegetable milk (I recommend rice milk or almond milk), 2 tablespoons of cocoa Warm up a dry pan and put nuts on it. Then roast them…
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Phew… It’s so hot…
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Phew… It’s so hot…

Summer will soon be in full swing, so we should think about a few gadgets that might seem fancy at first, but will make our children’s lives a lot easier during hot days. I’d like to focus on the youngest, particularly those who will experience summer for the first time. [caption id="attachment_492" align="alignright" width="307"] Woollen nappy covers by Puppi (www.igle-figle.pl)[/caption] On hot days newborns and infants tend to get nappy rash on their bottoms and legs. Often the cream or powder protection may turn out to be insufficient, especially in case of disposable nappies. In such situations we should consider using, at least during sweltering days, woollen nappy covers and bamboo inserts, for example those offered by Puppi company (www.igle-figle.pl). The nappy covers are made of thin flannel made entirely…
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