Being a new parent is not easy and a challenge most new parents face is when it comes to maintaining the health status of their kids. Without the necessary knowledge on how to keep your kids health, it can be hard and almost impossible for you. After his professional medical service offering for some years, even after his retirement, Dr Saad Saad was still interested in helping people out.
Currently, he offers medical advice to new parents on how they can keep their children safe from diseases and healthy. As a parent, there are many ways you can use to keep your child healthy and some of the recommended approaches you can try out as advised by Dr Saad Saad are.
Healthy Habits, Healthy Baby
First and foremost, to have a healthy and healthy baby, it all starts with the mother and some of the adopted healthy habits in her pregnancy period. Dr Saad advise to parents is, if you want to have a healthy baby or the critical step to have a healthy baby is a mother to ensure they have maintained a healthy lifestyle.
During your pregnancy, avoid any form of drugs, have a healthy diet and ensure you exercise on a regular basis. Doing this will guarantee you a healthy infant with less or no medical complications once born.
Newborns and Colds
Newborns up to six months of age have a low tendency of incurring cold, and in case any cold signs and symptoms are shown during this period, immediate care should be provided. Signs and symptoms that your child has a cold and should receive urgent attention are thick discharge, red eyes, general fussiness, and stuffy nose. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon and When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad
Whenever a child is born, in the first six months they tend to use the immune system that they inherit from their mothers before they start developing their system after the six months. This then takes us back to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for the mother during their pregnancy period.
Newborns and Meningitis
The brain and spinal cord are protected by part of the body by the name of meninges. At times we experience inflammation at the meninges which can cause discomfort preventing us from eating, sleeping or even walking well. The swelling is illness by the name of Meningitis caused by a bacteria or virus and is mostly believed to affect children.
Take a look at your infant, and once you see rapid breathing, fever, extreme sleepiness or stiff neck which are some of the symptoms of Meningitis, as advised by Dr Saad, you should seek immediate medical care for your child.