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  • What To Do If Your Baby Is Choking | How To Prevent Baby Choking
    candies and whole grapes can block breathing by getting stuck between vocal cords Do not give your baby these foods ideally till the age of 5 Create the habit of your baby sitting and eating and subsequently chewing thoroughly before swallowing their food Teach your child they should not talk or laugh while eating Prevent your baby or child from eating unsupervised snacks by not leaving food around the house or giving them a snack and leaving them alone Be vigilant at parties and picnics when nuts and other hard food items are likely to be accessible to your child Keep a check on the floor for any food that may be choking risk that your baby may pick up for eating Never let kids play with candies and lollies in their mouth Teach your kid not to put non food items and sharp objects in their mouth Keep an eye on your baby or toddler when they are playing in parks or at friends homes Do not feed a sleepy baby there is a risk they may go to sleep with partly chewed food in the mouth which may cause choking If your baby is trying to cough or cry after putting something in their mouth then it might be a case of choking Do not panic first call for immediate help and call for an ambulance Till the ambulance arrives attempt to dislodge the foreign object in a guided way and put in your efforts to reviving the infant Do not use your fingers to remove the object you may further push the object inside What To Do If Your Baby Is Choking Step 1 Lie your baby face down on your lap make sure that their jaw is placed lower than their chest Hold the jaw of the baby to make sure that it is open for the object to come out when pressure is applied Give five quick slaps between the shoulder blades with heel of your free hand Step 2 Call emergency 000 straight away whilst doing step 1 or if someone is around get them to help you Step 3 If the above did not work make your baby lie on their back with the face lower than chest and give five thrusts by placing two fingers just below the ribs Step 4 Repeat Step 1 3 till ambulance arrives Baby may throw up the object We advise all parents and carers and anyone who spends time where they are entrusted with the responsibility over the well being of babies toddlers and small children to attend a first aid class focused for parents to update their skills regarding choking and other potential hazards or life threatening situations involving infants http www stjohn org au index php option com content view article id 14 Itemid 25 NOTE The information given here on What To Do If Your Baby Is Choking is meant as a guide only and does not replace professional medical advice and information

    Original URL path: http://www.babysocial.com.au/what-to-do-if-your-baby-is-choking/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Ovulation And Your Cycle | Calculating Your Ovulation Day
    the day of ovulation Ovulation is the fissure of a mature follicle in the ovarian tissue and the release of the egg A normal cycle is 28 days long and ovulation happens on the 14th day but some women s cycle can either be shorter or longer than 28 days Women who have irregular menstrual cycles have unpredictable ovulation times making predicting ovulation more difficult Ovulation During ovulation is the best time to have your egg fertilized so if you are trying to fall pregnant then spending some time trying to workout which day you are ovulating will be beneficial to your chances of conceiving Understanding that the menstrual cycle lasts over a 4 week period and it has 4 separate stages The first one is your period menstruation some woman have menstruation for only 2 days and in some women this stage lasts longer The next stage of your cycle is ovulation wherein your egg gets liberated from the ovary and would flow to your Fallopian tube to meet the sperm The following stage is the conception where the egg will be fertilized by the sperm The final stage would be the implantation wherein the fertilized egg floats down the uterus however if fertilization of the egg by sperm did not occur then menstruation will occur as a new cycle begins Calculating Your Ovulation Day You can take note of the dates and the duration of your previous cycles going back six or more months Subtract 20 days off your shortest cycle to get your first fertile day and the last would be the difference of subtracting 10 days from your longest cycle It can be a little confusing but you do not have to worry because there are many ovulation calculators you can find online You have to remember that the ovum can only be fertilized for 24 hours but the male s semen can stay active and alive to fertilize for several days Due to the longevity of sperm to increase your chances of conception you should be having sex 2 days prior to your predicted ovulation date and several days after Measuring Your Body Temperature Another way some women use to try and predict ovulation is by measuring their body temperature upon waking up each day before doing any physical activity Because of hormonal changes during ovulation there will be a one half to one degree Fahrenheit rise in a woman s basal temperature during this time You can use a normal thermometer to take note of this early in the morning while you are in bed Stay Healthy To Increase Your Chances A stress free mind and healthy body is needed to increase your chances of falling pregnant You can start by eating organic natural foods exercising and enjoying yourself more On top of this avoid smoking and alcohol to both increase your chances and make sure your baby is born healthy NOTE The information given here on Ovulation And Your Cycle is meant as

    Original URL path: http://www.babysocial.com.au/ovulation-and-your-cycle/ (2016-02-17)
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