What To Do When Your Kids Cry?

Crying is a physiological process in the life of a baby.All normal babies cry to communicate with others. Since they can’t express their feelings in words crying is the only way for communication. If any uncomfortable feeling comes they simply cry.Normally babies cry in situations like hunger, wetting, too heat or cold, tight cloths, pain etc. Some kids need the presence of somebody otherwise will cry simply.Crying without any cause is habitual in some babies.  Even though crying is considered as normal it may worry the family members.Since the reasons for crying ranges from simple causes to serious causes it should not be ignored and hence exact cause has to be identified and managed accordingly.

Here are some tips I get from my reading while dealing with a crying baby.

1. It is dangerous to shake the baby vigorously.

2. Tight cloths can cause irritation hence it should be removed.

3. If the room is hot put the fan and open the windows.

4. If the nappy is wet remove it and after cleaning the parts make it dry with a soft towel.

5. Pat her back or stroke her head slowly and let her here your soothing sound.

6. Give breast milk and make her quiet.

7. If the climate is cold cover her in soft towel.

8. Rock her gently in your arms and walk slowly in the room.

9. Take a music making doll and let her listen.

10. Try a pacifier or help her for thumb sucking.

11. If no response change her position.

12. Walk outdoors with her.

13. Put her on the cradle and rock gently.

14. If no response ask somebody to carry the baby.

Even after all these steps the baby goes on crying see for the following signs.
( Probable cause is given after every sign)

1. Press her abdomen gently,she may twist or resist you:—Colic

2. Pull her ear gently she may become worse or push your hands away:—Earache.

3. Feel her temperature with the back of your hands:–Fever due to any infection.

4. Examine the skin from head to foot:–Eruptive disease,nappy rash,measles,vesicles,allergy ect.

5. See the nose for any discharge:–Coryza.

6. Move the head gently to feel any neck stiffness:–Meningitis,head injury etc.

7. Keep your ear near her chest to hear any rattling sound:–Increased mucus in wind pipes.
(pneumonia, bronchiolitis, asthamatic bronchitis etc)
8. Examine the anal orifice:–Anal erosion,rectal polyp,crawling of worms.

9. Examine the genitalia:–Any discharge or erosion.

10. In male baby see the testicles which may be swollen or tender:–Orchitis,torsion of testes.

11. Also notice the body movements and see for any convulsions,rigors,vomiting,cough,laboured  breathing ect.

If you see the above signs or any other abnormal signs consult your doctor for proper treatment.

Teaching Kids to Manage Anger

A child’s feelings are more often than not displayed in their behavior. While a child is angry they may smash their toys, yell or pitch a fit. Children are not always appropriately vocal about their emotions but their actions are often louder than words.

Anger management for kids is obtainable and is useful in dealing with a child’s troubles with rage. Teaching these skills may necessitate a little research and experimenting. There are books, movies and an abundance of useful information provided by sites on the Internet.

A child will not profit from an adult anger management support group, nor will they benefit from taking an adult-style anger management class. Their minds are not established a sufficient amount to candidly talk about their feelings. In actuality they may not understand what’s happening themselves. A counselor cannot wait for a child to open up and tell them what is making them angry. This may never happen.

Teaching them positive morals and tolerable conduct through a variety of games would be a great deal more successful than a one-on-on session with an anger management counselor. Providing them with worksheets, coloring pages, puzzles and quizzes would make the anger management lessons more appealing and pleasurable. Children can in reality be participating in a program without in fact realizing it. Anger management is a difficult idea to make clear to young children.

A child needs to become skilled at how to act properly in different situations. The have to know that it is absolutely fine to be upset but they must as well comprehend that this anger must not be used in a negative manner. Teaching kids anger management skills near the beginning of life will provide building blocks for their future. Through repetitious activities and practices, kids will eventually learn anger management techniques.

How to Spend Quality Time with Your Kids

Are you a mother who is also a career-oriented woman?  If you are, you may have number of different issues tugging at your heart.  In today’s society, many mothers are fearful of putting their family first, especially in certain circumstances, in fear of losing their jobs.  With that in mind, there are many mothers who are fearful that their children will grow up resenting them due to the amount of time they spent focused on work.

While being a mother and a career-oriented woman, all at the same time, may seem like an impossible task, it is a task that you can more than perform.  What you need to remember, although difficult as it may be, is that you should be a mom first.  However, that doesn’t mean that you should just toss your workload to the side and not care.  There are a number of different ways that you can go about being a good parent, while still bringing home an income.  One of those ways involves spending quality time with your child or children when you are not working.

One of the best ways for you to go about spending quality time with your child or children is by creating a schedule for yourself.  This schedule can be used to outline any important events that you and your child or children have planned.  Although your schedule does not need to be followed right down to the letter, it is important to have one. Mothers who create schedules for themselves are more likely to follow through with their plans.

Speaking of your plans, you may be wondering what you should do to spend quality time with your child or children.  Of course, it is important to keep your child’s age in mind. A child who is three years old will prefer different activities than one who is nine or ten years old.  With that in mind, there are a number of different activities that many children, including those of all ages, love.  A few of those activities are outlined below for your convenience.

One activity that you may want to think about doing with your child or children is taking them to the zoo. Regardless of where you live, you should have a zoo within a reasonable driving distance to your home.  Zoo trips are fun and exciting, as they often last all day.  What is nice about zoo trips is that they are fun and educational all at the same time.  This means that your quality time can benefit your child or children in more ways than one.

Little Baby Moon-Jun Hui was hospitalised

Finally my baby-Jun Hui is allowed to discharge from hospital. Although she is still not consuming enough fluid based on her weight, she at least is allowed to go home. Phew~~

Yah, Jun Hui was hospitalised since last Sunday and things just happened so sudden. She had fever, followed by bad diarrhea and refused to drink water and milk. We brought her to family clinic but the doctor asked us to send her to hospital because worried about dehydration. She was not given any medicine in hospital but only the drip. The stools was sent for lab test and the lucky thing was her diarrhoea not causing by the rotavirus.

So, what is the real reason of her diarrhea? I’ve get a brochure from hospital and would like to share some of the info with you all.

What is Diarrhoea?

  • Diarrhoea refers to the frequent passage of loose watery stools due to an infection of the intestines. The infection may or may not be accompanied by vomiting.
  • The diarrhoea usually lasts for 2 to 4 days. Occasionally, it may persist up to 10 days.
  • This infection of the intestine is known as gastroenteritis.

What causes Gastroenteritis?

  • Viruses such as rotavirus are usually responsible for this infection.
  • Rarely, it can be caused by bacteria infection such as salmonella, camphylobacter or shigella.

Is Gastroenteritis dangerous?

  • The major problem with gastroenteritis is dehydration (drying out). This occurs when your child loses too much fluid from the diarrhoea and vomitting.
  • Increasing the amount of liquid intake for your child can prevent dehydration.

Does my child need any medications for his infection?

  • Majority of children with gastroenteritis do not need any medications.
  • The main treatment is to ensure your child remains well hydrated.
  • Occasionally, your doctor may give you some medication for sotmach pain or vomitting.
  • Generally, medications used to stop diarrhoea in adults are not used in children due to side effects.

Is there any way to prevent my child from getting diarrhoea?

  • It is difficult to prevent your child from coming into contact with the germs that caused gastroenteritis.
  • These germs are present in the community all the time.
  • However, good hygiene habits will minimize the risk of spreading the infection.
  • For newborn and infants, bottle hygiene is very important. Milk bottles need to be sterillized either by boiling or with the use of sterilizing tablets.
  • For older children, handwashing before meals and good toilet habits should be taught.

Junhui still need some time to fully recover from her infection of the intestines. So, what we can do now is only to make sure she is well hydrated.

Really appreciated and thanks all my friends who are showing the concern. :)

Jun Ling & Jun Hui

Healthy and Happy Gals~

Jun Hui

Poor little baby Jun Hui~



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P/S: BabyMoon’s grandpa “complaints” that why no update for their blog.. Opps.. too busy and will try to update when free.. haa.. :P