“Affectionate touch and rhythmic movement are among the most powerful forms of communication between babies and their parents, so they’re great ways for you to bond.” — K. Mark Sossin, Ph.D., Director of the Parent-Infant Research Nursery, Pace University

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Those itchy red blotches on your baby’s skin are called baby rash. They could be heat rash, drool rash, or nappy rash.

A rash is defined as any red eruption of the skin. Though it starts out itchy, it can quickly turn painful and bloody if not immediately taken care of.

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Fever is not an illness in itself, but it is a symptom that the body is busy fighting off an infection. It can be quite concerning for parents when their newborn baby is warmer to the touch than usual. How should parents deal with their newborn baby’s fever?

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Jaundice. It sounds like a scary medical term, even more so when you later realise that nearly 50% of full-term babies and 80% of premature babies get jaundice since 2-4 hours old. So, what exactly is it?

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Does your baby get extremely fussy and restless every night? It could be due to gassiness, also known as bloating.

Trapped gas in your baby’s stomach causes a hard, bloated tummy that causes discomfort.

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宝宝出生后,日常生活除了吃就是睡。一天之中的大部分时间都处于睡眠状态中,拥有良好的睡眠有助于宝宝身体健康发育。那么,妈妈如何让宝宝睡好觉呢?

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Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD, is caused by a virus. Symptoms include ulcers, or sores, inside or around the mouth, and a rash or blisters on the hands, feet, legs, or buttocks. And while it’s not pleasant, it also isn’t serious.

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Infant botulism is an illness that can happen when the baby’s body ingest toxins from a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. It is an illness that poses serious threats, especially among young babies, as those who have contracted the disease may not recover fully.

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手足口病(Hand, foot and mouth disease)是一种儿童传染病,又名发疹性水疱性口腔炎。多发生于5岁以下儿童,可引起手、足、口腔等部位的疱疹,少数患儿可引起心肌炎、肺水肿、无菌性脑膜脑炎等并发症。个别重症患儿如果病情发展快,导致死亡。该病以手、足和口腔粘膜疱疹或破溃后形成溃疡为主要临床症状。手足口病是由肠道病毒引起的传染病,引发手足口病的肠道病毒有20多种(型),其中以柯萨奇病毒A16型(CoxA16)和肠道病毒71型(EV71)最为常见。

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手足口病是由多种人肠道病毒引起的常见传染病,以婴幼儿发病为主。大多数患儿症状轻微,以发热和手、足、口腔等部位的皮疹或疱疹为主要特征。

少数患儿可能会出现中枢神经系统、呼吸系统损害,引发无菌性脑膜炎、脑炎、急性驰缓性麻痹、神经源性肺水肿和心肌炎等,个别重症患儿病情进展快,容易发生死亡。

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