I want to emphasize how important it is to support the head of any baby by lifting them and wearing them because they do not need to be able to support the baby's head. Is not well known how much damage can be inflicted unintentionally on tiny and helpless infants.
I believe every mother of a newborn baby is given this advice as soon as she moves to raise her baby. "Support his head". All mothers realize that for the baby they have to do it but the danger is that not everyone in the family takes this advice into account and it is not only uncomfortable for The baby not born – is very dangerous
We would deliberately risk the health of a baby, but many people do not know that it is not only about The comfort of the baby, it is possible – and very likely – brain damage, which can be light or devastating
The zone, or weakness, in a baby is the point where the brain meets the marrow Spinal cord. A rocking motion with unsupported head can cause damage to the part of the spinal cord that controls breathing.
Thus, a child born completely healthy can be injured in this way without anyone noticing. This results in brain damage to some extent and a more difficult life for the child from there.
Obviously, colic babies are at additional risk because they need a lot more lifting and transport, usually by a parent who is exhausted and exasperated
Have examined the brain of children who were thought to have been killed by violent jolts have discovered that even a slight jolt can cause damage to the nerve fibers that control breathing. The lack of oxygen causes the brain to swell and can easily cause some degree of brain damage or even death.
When we talk about people damaged by the brain, I suppose most of us think of brain damage to an extreme degree, but doesn
Indeed it Can be low enough to affect only the child's intelligence, reaction speed, coordination or whatever the brain is wonderfully designed to control, but even this kind of damage is bound to make a Great difference to the quality of life that the child would then lead.
The approximate play with a baby before it can even crawl is extremely dangerous and everyone who is likely to be involved in the care of a new baby should be put on Current of this.
I find this very disturbing because over and over, during my own life, I have been forced to take care to always support the newborn's head by walking with baby in the arms. Seen the people lifting a baby without supporting the head and quickly said "support his head" and I think of the thousands of babies who had no one there to help them with this extremely important advice.
We need warnings and advice on supporting a baby's head printed on diaper bundles and baby formula, as well as warnings about the dangers to Health are printed on packets of cigarettes and tobacco
Adults make their own choices about taking risk with their health or are addicted and therefore do not heed warnings, but babies Depend entirely on their caregivers. In my opinion it is very important that all caregivers,
It is much easier to remember and to comply with a rule if we know the reason for this rule.
If for some reason wild baby mice have been placed in your care, I have included a few tips on caring and feeding to help you give them a chance at life. Please be aware that even in the wild, mice have a 50% chance of surviving beyond 5 months of age, given a normal upbringing. The mice that do make it can live up to around 5 years if healthy. A pair will have a better chance of survival than a lone mouse.
As soon as you have your baby mice, it is important to keep them safe and warm. You can use a small pet carrier, large plastic tub or any other suitable box in which you can put them. Layer the bottom with a towel and place the mice on top. Then, use another soft material to lightly cover the mice like fleece. Place the box in a warm place, ensuring that it isn’t hot; otherwise the mice will become dehydrated. A heater on the lowest setting may be all that is needed. Test the towel the mice are laying on so that it feels cosy and warm to your hand.
If the baby mice are less than 14 days old they will need dropper fed with a milk substitute until they are weaned. They usually open their eyes when they are just about weaned and able to eat by themselves. You will need to feed them every 2 hours so be prepared to get up during the night. Set your alarm. When I was looking after wild mice, I was getting up every 2 hours to check them. I have since read that during the night mother mouse would be away looking for food and may only return to the nest once to feed her babies. Use common sense, if you can manage a few night feeds, all the best for the babies chance of survival, especially in the early days.
Kitten milk is available to buy at pet shops. I used raw coconut blended up and strained. It should be 1 cup coconut to about 2 and ½ cups water. You could also use soaked almonds to make an almond milk using the same ratios. Make sure the nuts are natural and plain. Once you’ve made up the milk, store in a sterilised glass jar and keep in the fridge until required. When you go to feed the mice, take a quarter a cup of the milk and warm it up by pouring it in a small jug and standing in hot water. Use a dropper or baby syringe (you can get these at the chemist) to feed 1 or 2 drops of the milk at a time into the baby mouse mouth. When the mice are really young, they might not open their mouth. Be careful not to get the milk up their noses, they will splutter/cough if you do. It can be dangerous for their health if you do. The way I fed the mice was to put a facecloth down on a table and to put one mouse at a time onto it. Then you can gently hold the baby’s head whilst you administer the milk with the dropper. You’ll get the hang of it with a bit of practise. The baby might not seem to be taking much milk, don’t worry. Very young babies may only need to get a drop or 2 on their mouth/tongues until they can take more. The main purpose here is to keep them hydrated with a little drop at a time every couple of hours.
Once the baby is fed, you need to stimulate a bowel movement. To do this, put some warm water in a small bowl and dip a cotton bud into it. Then, put the cotton bud between the baby’s back legs and gently turn the bud around. You should see a little brown staining, that is their poo. Dip the other end of the bud into the water and gently stroke the baby’s body, this emulates the mother licking them. After all that, tuck baby up in it’s soft bedding and place in a warm spot. This is the basic routine that needs to be repeated every couple of hours during the day and at least 2-3 times during the night, especially around 1am and 5am.
As you can see, it’s quite a commitment, looking after baby wild mice. But, there is also a great reward in the caring of them and the bonding you will feel as a carer.
When the babies start to open their eyes or at least take a peak, they may be taking a lot more milk and starting to walk around a little. This is when you need to be extra careful; one fall is enough to be fatal. You can make a little safe roaming area in the bottom part of a pet cage or shoebox/basin. Line it with newspaper and leaves to simulate a natural environment. The youngsters will enjoy stretching their legs and taking their first steps. This is important, as it will build up their muscles and strength.
Once the babies start to bite your fingers quite firmly when you feed them, they may be ready for a little solid food. They will also be starting to open their eyes (12-14 days old) Start very slowly with this. Try some baby fruit puree to start or natural rice pudding. The food should not be chilled. Let them lick it off your finger. Avoid putting the purees onto a dish for the mice to feed from, as they might get messy and end up with matted fur, which needs to be avoided. Some other foods to graduate to are porridge, banana, tomato, dried oat flakes, strawberry. Just go real easy with the food and keep it simple and easily digested to start with. Congratulations! You’ve actually made it to the weaning stage, which is quite something with wild baby mice.
Continue to provide a safe space for the mice to sleep and once weaned, they will be able to come out at night to feed. Give them a little dish near their bed so they can feed during the night. At least you can get some sleep now! Continue to offer the milk during the day and provide some water for them. Usually, wild mice will still have some mothers milk up to about 4 weeks of age.
Now you have to decide whether to keep them or release into the wild. I don’t know how many mice have been successfully hand-reared and released into the wild. I would think it unlikely that they can survive. However, you’ve done your bit and if they seem strong and healthy and quite active, it might be possible to release them. Or, you can keep them as pets.
Finally, if you did your best and the mice died, don’t feel bad. Survival chances in the best of conditions i.e. with their natural mother are still low. Just enjoy the experience you’ve had with them and the opportunity to get a glimpse into their little lives. They are little bundles of love and it is wonderful to have at least given them some love when otherwise they might have perished.
If you are a new parent, you’re probably very aware of the fact that babies go to the bathroom 8 to 10 times a day. Don’t wait to change your baby’s diaper. Do it immediately in order to avoid terrible consequences. If you just can’t get yourself to change that diaper, read these important reasons before waiting another second.
- It smells. If you have company, keeping your baby unchanged is a terrible idea. Your guests will cringe, and you won’t be shown in a good light to other parents. Moreover, the smell is not exactly the type that you or the people around you will enjoy so it should make you clean your baby’s diaper, too.
- By changing the diaper, you’re preventing diaper rash. Diaper rash is not fun. Your baby’s tender skin will get irritated, painful and it will cause a lot of discomfort. It will not only leave your child looking terrible but it will also affect your baby’s disposition. The best way to avoid diaper rash is to keep that area clean, dry, and cool. Soiled diapers don’t do that.
- Unchanged diapers can cause infection. Yes, babies can get dangerous infections if a soiled diaper stays on for too long. There have even been cases of staph infections from dirty diapers. Do you really want to risk your baby’s health that way?
- Dirty diapers will make your baby cranky. Considering how little peace and quiet moms get, do you really want to get even less by letting your baby scream while wearing a soiled diaper? Most babies get in a very foul mood when stuck in dirty diapers for long periods of time.
- A filled diaper is much more likely to fall off than a clean one…Dirty diapers have a bigger load in them. They can fall off a baby who is crawling. The contents of the diaper can also spill onto cribs, blankets, carpets, or clothes. Keeping your baby’s diaper clean will make sure that your home stays as spotless as possible.
- Because you have to. If you don’t change the diaper, no one else will. It has to be done, you might as well do it as soon as possible and get it over with. If you don’t it’s not going to go away on its own and it will be there to remind you of itself in more ways than one.
The bottom line is that you’re going to have to change that diaper. You might as well get it out of the way ASAP, so you won’t have to deal with any of the bad side effects of a filled dirty diaper that has been left on for too long.