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Your Newborn: Do’s and Don’ts for the First Few Weeks

Jun 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
A newborn is the most awaited new member to the family. His/her birth is a moment of joy and excitement for all. Everybody wants to see the baby and wish for his good health and future. Newborns are tiny creatures of God and are new to this world. A Mother has protected the baby for … Continue reading Your Newborn: Do’s and Don’ts for the First Few Weeks

12 Ways for Dad to Bond with Baby

Jun 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
A newborn is the most awaited new member to the family. His/her birth is a moment of joy and excitement for all. Everybody wants to see the baby and wishes for his good health and future. Although the mother contributes the most, but fathers also play an important role in the child’s development from birth … Continue reading 12 Ways for Dad to Bond with Baby

A Father’s role in a Child’s life

Jun 17, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
Fathers are central to the emotional well-being of their children; they are capable caretakers. If a child’s father is affectionate, supportive, and involved, he can contribute greatly to the child’s cognitive, language. Fathers contribute in a major way to the social development, as well as academic achievement, a strong inner core resource, sense of well-being, … Continue reading A Father’s role in a Child’s life

How to prevent your Child from summer rashes

Jun 17, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
Summer is usually the most awaited season for children. All kids wait for their favourite summers or you can say summer vacations. All are excited, they are not bothered about the heat outside, what they want to do is to play and play the whole day. Heat can’t stop them from moving out, but we … Continue reading How to prevent your Child from summer rashes

Fears Expectant Fathers face

Jun 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
Every expectant father feels that he would find it really hard to cope with the diverse responsibilities of becoming a parent. Overcoming fears are part of becoming a father but a lot of expectant fathers find it really hard to cope with the idea of becoming a parent. While the would-be father will be filled with … Continue reading Fears Expectant Fathers face

Baby Tips For New Fathers

Jun 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
Whether you’re an expectant father or a new dad, your life has probably changed already in some exciting and surprising ways. Adjusting to those new responsibilities and expectations may feel overwhelming at first, but you’ll have plenty of time to get it on the right way. Having a baby brings a lot of new and sudden changes that can … Continue reading Baby Tips For New Fathers

How do you hold a Newborn Baby?

Jun 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
Babies are so small and seem so fragile. But they will feel safer and more relaxed if you hold them with confidence. First pay attention to baby’s mood before holding them. If the baby is fussy or crying, you might try another position to see if that makes them more comfortable. You can also try … Continue reading How do you hold a Newborn Baby?

5 Common Skin Problems Children Deal With

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
Skin is the largest organ of our body. It is a protective barrier to the external world for our body. It protects our body from external environment through physical, chemical and immunological barrier function. Skin also has hair follicles, sweat glands, oil glands and nails as appendages which also give protection against heat and trauma. … Continue reading 5 Common Skin Problems Children Deal With

Asthma in Infants-Symptoms and Treatment

Jun 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs and airways, the tubes that bring air into and out of the lungs. If your baby has asthma, these airways are irritated and swollen and this can affect his ability to breathe. It is important … Continue reading Asthma in Infants-Symptoms and Treatment

Assessment and Management of PCOS

May 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology
PCOS is a multi organ disorder which affects the reproductive, metabolic, hormonal, general well being and psychological aspects of a female. Common features are infrequent or prolonged periods, excessive hair growth on body (hirsutism), acne, obesity. Ultrasound examination shows enlarged ovaries with multiple follicles seen as a ‘string of pearls’ along the ovaries. Health risks … Continue reading Assessment and Management of PCOS

How Smoking can Affect an Unborn Baby?

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
Smoking is increasing in India especially among women. Changing lifestyle and westernization is the big reason for increasing smoking in females. India is the third largest producer of tobacco and the second largest consumer of tobacco products and 3rd largest in tobacco smoking worldwide, the study said.  India is home to the second largest number … Continue reading How Smoking can Affect an Unborn Baby?

Dengue Symptoms In Babies – Causes, Diagnosis And Prevention

May 17, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
Dengue is an illness caused by a virus transmitted to people by certain mosquitoes. Some people develop a more severe illness known as dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), which can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Babies under 12 months are more likely to develop a severe case of the disease. There are other … Continue reading Dengue Symptoms In Babies – Causes, Diagnosis And Prevention

Protect Yourself and Your Baby from Dengue

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
Dengue is a viral infection caused by dengue virus. This viral infection spreads by bite of aedes aegypti mosquito. Aedes aegypti is a daytime biting mosquito. It usually lives and breed in fresh water collections like: water coolers, broken pots, discarded tyres/tubes.             Dengue infection may cause fever, mild cough & cold and rashes on … Continue reading Protect Yourself and Your Baby from Dengue

Is Breast Feeding Important for the Mothers?

May 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
Breastfeeding is a natural and the best gift for the newborn. Breast milk is the gold standard feed for your baby. Breast feeding can be initiated immediately after delivery. Exclusive breast feeding is recommended for six months.  If possible optimum breast feeding can be done for 2 years or longer. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both … Continue reading Is Breast Feeding Important for the Mothers?

Prevention of Allergies and Asthma in Children

May 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
Allergy is a state of increased reactivity to the common substances that do not cause any reactions in nonallergic person. A substance to which person is hyper responsive is known as allergen. Allergen can be any substance (known as antigen) present in environment or food. On exposure to antigen a sensitive person produces immunoglobulin E … Continue reading Prevention of Allergies and Asthma in Children

The Positive Effects of Laughing and Smiling

May 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
Laughter is not only an expression of smile on face, but it involves working together of group of muscles of face, lungs and abdominal muscles. When we laugh loudly it bring many changes in body. Endorphins (happy hormones) are released in brain that brings many changes in body, which give feeling of happiness and being … Continue reading The Positive Effects of Laughing and Smiling

What is the cause of Asthma in Toddlers?

May 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
Asthma is a condition in which there is chronic inflammation of airways with episodic obstruction of airways on exposure to allergens. Because of obstruction of airways, child develops cough, tightness of chest and breathing difficulty on exposure to allergens. Asthma is very common chronic disease of childhood. Approximately 5 in every 100 children are suffering … Continue reading What is the cause of Asthma in Toddlers?

What One Needs to Know In Immunisation

Apr 24, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
The IAP sets the Indian childhood immunization schedule based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)—a group of medical and public health experts. Vaccines do not overload the immune system. Every day, a healthy baby’s immune system successfully fights off millions of antigens—the parts of germs that cause the body’s immune system … Continue reading What One Needs to Know In Immunisation

Meningitis in Children

Apr 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics
Meningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membrane covering the brain and spinal cord, known as meninges. Meningitis can be divided into several categories. Given below are the types and the associated signs and symptoms. If you see your child developing any of the same, it is recommended that you consult a pediatrician at … Continue reading Meningitis in Children

Causes of Meningitis in Baby

Apr 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
Traditional descriptions of bacterial meningitis in childhood have stratified causative pathogens on the basis of age. Meningitis in children older than 60 days, called ‘pediatric bacterial meningitis’ is often caused by encapsulated bacteria that colonize the nasopharynx and other body sites. Meningitis in children younger than 60 days, called ‘young infant bacterial meningitis’ is further … Continue reading Causes of Meningitis in Baby

Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis Treatment & Management

Apr 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
Meningitis is a life threatening infection of brain caused by various infective organisms like viruses and bacteria. Bacterial meningitis is more severe and can cause even death if not diagnosed and treated early. Symptoms associated with Meningitis: The affected child can present with nonspecific complaints like fever, loss of apetite, body pains, and joint pains, … Continue reading Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis Treatment & Management

What are the Symptoms of Meningitis in a Child?

Apr 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
Meningitis is a term used for infection of brain. Meningitis is a life threatening disease. It has many long term complications if not diagnosed and managed well early in disease course. Major complications are physical disability, seizures, poor school performance and low IQ. Child can also have hearing loss of varying severity. Causes of Meningitis: … Continue reading What are the Symptoms of Meningitis in a Child?

Immunization Schedule

Apr 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE Aim of immunization is to give protection to our children against some common life threatening infections. Initially there were vaccines available for 6 lifethreatning diseases. With progress new vaccines are added every year. Still there are many diseases which need to be prevented and we need vaccines against them, eg:- Malaria, HIV, Dengue … Continue reading Immunization Schedule

First Few Vaccines-Recommended for Babies

Apr 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics
Vaccination is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting babies and children against diseases. The risks from having these diseases are far greater than the risk of any minor side effects from vaccination. When your child is given a vaccine, their body responds by making antibodies, the same as if they had caught the disease … Continue reading First Few Vaccines-Recommended for Babies

Infant And Child Vaccines

Apr 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics
When you are a parent, you can do anything to protect your child and keep them safe and healthy. Vaccines are the vital way to do that. For neonates, mother’s breast milk can help protect against many diseases. It contains antibodies passed from the mother. However, this immunity wears off within a year, and many … Continue reading Infant And Child Vaccines

5 Common Health Issues in Children

Mar 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
Kids are very tender and prone to various minor and major health problems. We  will discuss few common health concerns which parents face at one or the other time in their life. It is important for parents to actually know about the same so that they can deal with them accordingly. Abdominal pains: Kids do … Continue reading 5 Common Health Issues in Children

Advantages of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Jan 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
Critical care medicine developed out of other subspecialties to provide care for their most critically ill patients. Paediatric intensive care (paediatric critical care) has also been recognized as a subspecialty for more than 50 years now. This speciality grew out of the need for managing sick children and after complex surgeries in the face of … Continue reading Advantages of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Your Smile and Happiness Affects Your Children Too

Jan 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” It can make us appear more attractive to others. It lifts our mood as well as the moods of those around us. And it can even lengthen our lives too. Each time you smile you … Continue reading Your Smile and Happiness Affects Your Children Too

10 New Year Tips to Keep Your Children Happy

Jan 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics
The definition of happiness certainly varies from person to person, but at the heart of this wish, we want our children to experience delight, to feel loved and to love others, and to be strong and resilient in the face of life’s challenges. Here are 10 simple actions we can take to create a positive, … Continue reading 10 New Year Tips to Keep Your Children Happy

Be Calm in Front of your Babies

Jan 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
 When you try to manage your child’s behavior instead of your own anxiety, what you’re saying is, ‘I’m out of control’. It is important to understand that if you yourself are not in the best frame of mind, it can affect your young one. You need to accept that –  I need you to change … Continue reading Be Calm in Front of your Babies

How Do I Prevent My Child from Getting Obese

Dec 22, 2016
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”  – John F. Kennedy With the changing  dietary habits, coming of the new era of technology , mechanization we are being pushed towards a sedentary way of living and an … Continue reading How Do I Prevent My Child from Getting Obese

What is SIDS? How can the same be prevented?

Nov 30, 2016
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), is the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age. SIDS usually occurs during sleep.  The exact cause of SIDS is unknown. However, there are several factors that may trigger SIDS, such as, sleeping on the stomach or side, overheating, and exposure to tobacco smoke. Accidental suffocation such as during bed sharing or from soft … Continue reading What is SIDS? How can the same be prevented?

Can Relatives Spend Time with the Newborn Baby?

Nov 30, 2016
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics
Parenthood is a special moment for the parents, but so is it for the relatives. Be prepared because the baby is here and people love babies. The dilemma that comes with having this little bundle of joy in your home now is that billions of people will want to come visit it. Some will be … Continue reading Can Relatives Spend Time with the Newborn Baby?

Newborn Sleep- What to Expect in the First Month

Nov 29, 2016
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
Getting your baby to nap and sleep through the night is good for the entire family. The key to making it happen is to be realistic and do not expect your baby to become a champion right away! For the first two months, newborns are unable to differentiate between day and night. During first week, they sleep a … Continue reading Newborn Sleep- What to Expect in the First Month

How to Take Care of Babies at Home

Nov 25, 2016
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
The real joy of parenthood is felt when you hold your little one in hands for the first time. During the stay at the hospital, the mother and baby are well looked after by the medical staff but the real test of the parents begins when head to home. First time parents often do have … Continue reading How to Take Care of Babies at Home

Do’s and Don’ts if the Child is Diagnosed with Pneumonia

Nov 24, 2016
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
Pneumonia is the infection of the lungs which leads to inflammation in the lung tissue. This infection of the lungs can be caused by viruses, bacteria’s, etc. Children are more vulnerable to this infection and can be life threatening if not treated early. Common symptoms are fever, cough, fast breathing, difficulty in breathing, pulling in … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts if the Child is Diagnosed with Pneumonia

How to Prevent Jaundice in Newborn Babies

Nov 23, 2016
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
Jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the white of the eyes, and skin, occurring due to build up of bilirubin in the blood of an individual. For a newborn baby, it is common and is also known as Newborn Jaundice. During pregancy, the mother’s liver filters out the bilirubin out of the blood of the … Continue reading How to Prevent Jaundice in Newborn Babies

What Type of Clothes Should I Make My Baby Wear?

Nov 23, 2016
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
Babies need clothes that are comfortable and easy to get on and off. People in the family, friends and many others that we know, recommend lots of options for dressing babies, but perhaps the most important advice is to know your own child and be alert for signs that he/she is feeling uncomfortable. What to … Continue reading What Type of Clothes Should I Make My Baby Wear?

What is Burping? Is it Mandatory for My Baby?

Nov 23, 2016
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics
Burping is the process to release the gas bubbles from the esophagus and out of the mouth that babies tend to swallow during feeding. If babies are not burped frequently they tend to swallow more air and they can develop a feeling of fullness and discomfort – leading to spitting up, crankiness, and gassiness. Reasons for gas … Continue reading What is Burping? Is it Mandatory for My Baby?

My Baby Cries for Hours at Night. Is it Normal?

Aug 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
If your baby cries at night, it is normal for babies to cry, do not panic. Even if your baby cries almost constantly, stay assured, it won’t harm but only put you and your partner in stressful situations. You need to understand that your baby is fully dependent on you for their basic needs of … Continue reading My Baby Cries for Hours at Night. Is it Normal?
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What is Immunization? What should I do to Immunize my Baby?

Aug 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
‘Immunization‘ is the process of both getting the vaccine and becoming immune to the disease as a result of the vaccine. Vaccines made of either weakened or inactivated versions of the bacteria or virus that causes a particular disease. When these vaccines are injected or taken orally, the immune system mounts an attack that stimulates … Continue reading What is Immunization? What should I do to Immunize my Baby?
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Can I make my Child Wear a Diaper all the Night?

Aug 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics
A baby’s skin is very sensitive and needs to be looked after very gently. Using diaper all the time for a baby may result in rashes and skin irritation. So it is advised to try and restrict the use of diapers. To keep your baby dry all night you may opt for overnight diapers that … Continue reading Can I make my Child Wear a Diaper all the Night?
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What Should I do for my Child’s Cranky Behavior?

Aug 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics
Every parent has to deal with a cranky child. Some might encounter this sparsely while for some it may be quite frequent.  Everyone gets into a bad mood from time to time and sometimes there’s nothing we can do but wait it out. Tantrums are a normal stage of toddler development. It is more common … Continue reading What Should I do for my Child’s Cranky Behavior?
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How can I Take Care of my Twin Babies at One Time?

May 31, 2016
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics
Being a parent of twins is awesome but exhausting too at the same time. One should learn to plan, how they could manage their twin babies, without getting stressed. By establishing routines for feeding, changing, and sleeping, care becomes much more manageable. Put them on a schedule- When you have newborn twins, things have to be … Continue reading How can I Take Care of my Twin Babies at One Time?
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When Will My Newborn Start Teething?

May 27, 2016
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
Tooth eruption is not only a sign that your child is acquiring the ability to tear, bite, and chew food but it also effects the babies weight gain, immunity strengthening and development of the brain indirectly. It is observed that most babies get their first tooth at around 6 months after birth, but they may … Continue reading When Will My Newborn Start Teething?
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What is Early Childhood Development?

May 27, 2016
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics
The early childhood period is considered to be the most important developmental phase throughout the life span.  This period focuses on the physical, social/emotional and language/cognitive domains of development of a child, which have direct effects on their overall development as an adult in the future. Physical Development Physical developments of a child are associated … Continue reading What is Early Childhood Development?
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