Baby Problems and Tips for Handling them

UMMATIMES - It is natural for parents, especially new parents, to be anxious when their baby is sick. Babies are helpless and can't tell their parents what is wrong with them. Babies send out cues that are often confusing to most experienced pediatricians. However, there are some problems that you should be able to identify and know if they need immediate attention.


Sometimes while breastfeeding, the baby will start choking or choking. If this happens, hold the baby face down, head lower than body, and gently pat the baby on the back. Usually then the baby will vomit some of the milk that has been swallowed, cough a few times and be able to breathe again without difficulty.

Inflammation of the diaper

There are three types of diaper inflammation that bothers a baby
  • Ammonia inflammation, usually from ammonia in urine. This can be cured by keeping the baby's bottom dry. sometimes by airing it out without a diaper for a while.
  • Inflammation of monilia, caused by the fungus candida. This inflammation looks red and itchy, and maybe a medicated cream is needed to heal it.
  • Inflammation of seborrhea, which is dry and crusty, often secretes a clear discharge. This type of inflammation also requires medicated creams to get rid of it.
Help prevent diaper inflammation by cleaning these areas thoroughly when changing diapers, changing diapers more frequently, and not using rubber pants with other diapers. Cornstarch is a great powder to use with every diaper change. This flour absorbs water and prevents inflammation.


Constipation or difficulty passing stools due to stool is too hard is practically unknown in babies who are breastfeeding directly to their mothers. Some babies who are given formulas with iron supplements pass harder stools. In hot weather, constipation can indicate that the baby needs extra fluids. Try giving the baby more water / milk. If this condition persists, consult your doctor before changing your baby's diet.


Diarrhea or watery stools (loose stools), is a common problem in babies. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if your baby has diarrhea (which is usually caused by an infection) or is simply having more watery stools (which is usually caused by food). One way to know exactly how it is is to pay attention to whether the stool is shaped, and whether it is the usual color of the stool. The stool of a baby with diarrhea is watery, with no trace elements, and may be accompanied by cramps that cause the baby to cry when defecating. Often times babies with diarrhea do not want to eat normally, have a fever, and have a lethargic attitude (lack of enthusiasm). As in the case of vomiting, your baby can become dehydrated quickly if lost body fluids are not replaced. Check with your doctor if you think your baby has diarrhea.


Like adults, babies can hiccup when burping or eating. Many babies hiccupped while still in the womb, or continued hiccupping frequently when they were babies. Although it is harmless and painless, it is sometimes irritating and torments the baby too. Hiccups can be treated by giving the baby more fluids. Put him on his stomach, or put it on your shoulder and rub his back. Often changing positions can help the baby overcome this problem.


Is the crust that forms on the top of the baby's head. The crust is formed from dried oil and dead skin, which forms a crust. Parents can remove and get rid of this scalp by gently washing the baby's head with baby shampoo, removing the scale from the hair. Applying baby oil to the baby's scalp the day before shampooing the baby helps dissolve the oil in the crust by soaking it on the scalp. If the top of the baby's head appears red or is oozing clear discharge, immediately contact the doctor for examination and ask for advice.

Throws up

Unlike choking, vomiting can occur after the baby is breastfed or not breastfed. Vomiting is usually associated with feeding. Vomiting can have many causes, including infection of the small intestine, and (in some cases) is a sign of overeating. Babies who vomit continuously run the risk of becoming dehydrated. Because newborn babies cannot bear to lose a lot of body fluids, get your baby checked by a doctor.