2010-08-23

Young moms are very well familiar with such problem as colic in babies. This everything starts with excessive crying without any obvious reason like an infection or a trauma. Very often young moms get frustrated and confused because of this, but the answer is quite simple and  direct: the baby suffers from colic. Below, you can see the facts about this common problem in babies.

1. Colic is a condition connected to abdominal discomfort, cause by extra gas collected in the stomach and the upper bowels of your baby. That is why the baby cries insistently and without an obvious reason. This condition usually happens several times a week, but sometimes it repeats every day.

2. It can be necessary to see a doctor for an examination in order to be sure that your baby has no other problem causing discomfort and lots of crying. A specialist will be able to determine wither the baby suffers from colic, or possibly from something else.

3. Usually, colic is caused by gases that are coming from the formula you give to your baby. There are also individual reasons why babies may have increased occurrence of colic in babies, including increased gastrointestinal sensitivity or a lack of certain enzymes which aid protein digestion, etc.

4. Treatment of colic usually include switching from the formula that causes gas to other foods, like soy products. Sometimes a specialist can prescribe certain medication to decrease the discomfort baby feels, but usually a diet change is sufficient. But remember that everything should be done only under the doctor’s supervision.

5. Many moms want to know, how long will the baby suffer from colic? Sometimes this problem can be lasting and decrease only after 6-8 weeks. But when your baby turns 5-6 months, usually colic disappears and everyone in the house receives long awaited relief.

2010-08-20

Do you know what is the dirtiest place in your apartment? Do you think that is it your toilet seat? Or your garbage can? You are so far from the truth, my friend… Hygiene experts were overwhelmed with the results of their latest researches carried out in order to find and answer to that question: what is the place with the most bacteria in our houses?

The fist conclusion they had to make was the idea that the most harmful bacteria is not where we expect it to be. Dr Lisa Ackerley, MD of hygiene Audit systems, says: “We often find that the family loo is one of the cleaner places in the average family home.” Why? Because we wash, bleach and disinfect our toilets very often. Could you ever guess that Teddy bears, chopping boards and piano keyboard may carry the most amounts of bacteria? That’s what study have shown:

1.Computer keyboard – 33 million bacteria.

2. Fridge door handle – 850,000 bacteria

3. Mobile Phone – 32,000 bacteria

4. Piano keyboard – 7,500 bacteria

5. Chopping board (wooden) – 4,200 bacteria

6. Teddy bear – 4,000 bacteria

7. Toilet towels – 4,000 bacteria

The importance of personal hygiene is unquestionable, that is why washing, wiping and disinfecting the mentioned things an surfaces is strongly recommended.