Does my sling is safe or not all the same slings

May 12, 2012

 slings Safety
 Safety of children - this is the main question that worries all parents. This also applies to the safety of children's wear in a sling. The news stories are sometimes flashed that slings are dangerous for children, and in some cases fatal. Unfortunately, some slings really unsafe, but the media rarely dealt with in the media for transporting children and so they combine them all into one group: "Oh my God! This tool will kill your baby. "

 Does my sling is safe or not all the same slings

What ensures the safety of the sling?

In any sling baby should be in a position similar to the position in his mother's arms (except for slings, in which the children are on the back, although in them the child should feel comfortable). For example, in the slings on the rings of children are usually in the vertical position of the chest or in the supine position, similar to when you are breast-feeding, or in a reclining position. Similar provisions are recommended for slings, scarves, slings-pockets and May and slings. When transporting a child in a sling, mom should always see the baby's face and head. The child must not be covered with a cloth over his head. He has to breathe freely and easily, his neck should be straight, and the head does not have to be stressful or hang over (it should not hang in the chest). The child is free to accept these provisions in any of these slings, although he will have to get used to.

  • Do not wear the baby flat on his side, or in a position where it is pressed against your chest. Although some means for carrying children differently wearing children impossible. These slings are portability with borders that is pulled by means of laces, lined the bottom of the seal, and the sling - is carrying on with the power strap buckle or fasteksy. Sometimes, to create the appearance of security in such slings there are straps that can be fixed in one position for the child. Such devices are called sling bags, and they have several shortcomings in its design.
  • They close visual access to the child because of a side, which is pulled by means of laces. Sling bags resemble the usual duffel bag. You can see the baby's face only when bumpers are not tightened. Due to the fact that the sling is closed on, it may accumulate inside the carbon dioxide that can interfere with normal breathing child.
  • The flat base does not allow the tissue to take shape a child's body, and poses a real danger that the child will slide to one side. This can be very dangerous. If the child slides down to the body of the parent, even if the sling is a special mesh that allegedly breathable, there is a risk of suffocation.
  • The curved shape of carrying provoking pose "chin-to-chest." Newborn respiratory tract are very narrow - diameter hole with straw - and if the chin is pressed in the chest, it can compress the airways and reduce or even block the flow of air. This phenomenon is called "positional asphyxia" and can occur in any type of carrier in which the baby's head is tilted forward, including children's car seats and strollers (they carry children in a horizontal position, they are not intended for infants) and a swing.
  • Belts inside many sling bags create a false sense of security. With belt you lock a child in an uncomfortable, unstable position, and then believe that the child is safe, although you can not see it in the sling bag.
  • Most of these bags is credited with the only universal for all size, but in reality they are too large for the average-sized women. Even if they tighten, the child is at the level of the hips, wrapped in a cloth.
  • Limited regulation of the length of the narrow belts and straps often cause discomfort to the person who wears them.

When checking the safety slings, remember:

  • You should always see the face of the child and to easily check its status, without opening and pushing the fabric.
  • Slings should mimic the way to hold the baby in her arms. If not, then at least it does not have to cover the child access to air, and should hold the child in an upright position.
  • You should be able to easily move the child to a safe position, without the use of belts, buckles, or other structures.
  • Slings should easily conform to the body, hold the child tightly at chest level and not low at the hips.

So, if your sling is safe? If it meets the criteria above, and you will easily follow the instructions to wear it, so it suits you. The most fashionable and well-equipped slings are unsafe, if the one who wears them, are not familiar with the rules of use and security (often well equipped with slings, for example, sling bags, are the least safe). The easiest piece of cloth can be safe if it is to wear. Unfortunately, major manufacturers sling bags do not realize the danger they pose, in spite of the reports of cases of positional asphyxia.

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Veroshpiron babies: acceptable or dangerous?

December 6, 2011

 Veroshpiron babies
 Veroshpiron - a drug that is formally in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, is not permitted for use for children under three years. But in some cases, pediatric neurologists prescribe it for children up to a year, more often it happens in a hospital.

 Veroshpiron babies: acceptable or dangerous?

Why babies veroshpiron

There is a period of life, especially in relation to various dangerous effects on the central nervous system. It begins with the twenty-eighth week of pregnancy, ending a week after the birth of a child is called perinatal period. Brain damage that occurred in this period are called perinatal: perinatal nervous system (USC) or perinatal encephalopathy.

Very often perinatal nervous system accompanied by high intracranial pressure when the inside of the brain is going a lot of fluids. Typically, this occurs due to changes in the blood vessels of the brain, blood stagnation therein and propotevanie liquid portion of blood outside. The child then becomes very restless, shouting, bad breastfeed. In order to reduce intracranial pressure, are assigned diuretics including veroshpiron Veroshpiron - used with caution!  Veroshpiron - used with caution!

 Veroshpiron babies: acceptable or dangerous?

As veroshpiron affects babies - whether it needs reception

Veroshpiron - is a diuretic (a diuretic), which inhibits the action of the adrenal hormone aldosterone. Aldosterone is retained in the body water, and sodium and potassium outputs, which is essential for muscle function, particularly cardiac muscle. Under the influence of the body is derived veroshpirona water and sodium and potassium remain in the body, so called veroshpiron potassium-sparing diuretic.

But too much potassium is also harmful to the body, as well as the lack of it. Therefore veroshpiron, which has a mild diuretic effect, shall be appointed only when there is a deficiency in the body of potassium. In infants it can be administered, for example, in the case where potassium deficiency formed after receiving conventional diuretics, such as after diakarba.

Veroshpiron in any case should not be taken without control, so often it is prescribed babies in the hospital.

 Veroshpiron babies: acceptable or dangerous?

Side effects veroshpirona - how dangerous it is for infants

Veroshpirona have many side effects:

  • on the part of the endocrine system - gynecomastia Gynecomastia - known since ancient times  Gynecomastia - known since ancient times
   - Breast enlargement, sometimes they can cause discharge; girls spotting may occur from the genitals; it's not terrible, after the drug all the passes;
  • the part of the digestive system - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 , Abnormal liver function; the child becomes restless, refuses the breast; all to remove the drug is usually held;
  • the central nervous system - fatigue, drowsiness, headache (baby cries, not breastfeeding);
  • by aqueous mineral metabolism - high content of potassium in the blood, blood accumulation of toxic products, which are normally excreted through the kidneys and the liver, disturbance of acid-base balance of the body;
  • Hematopoietic system - suppression of white blood cells (including granular, which are responsible for the immune system), and platelets (which can cause bleeding);
  • Skin and allergic reactions - hair loss or, conversely, excessive body hair, itchy rash, fever;
  • leg cramps.

During the reception veroshpirona infants should not be given medicines that contain potassium (Pananginum, asparkam) and other potassium-sparing diuretics. In addition, the necessary laboratory control over the content of potassium in the blood, kidney and liver function.

 Veroshpiron babies: acceptable or dangerous?

Overdose veroshpirona

Overdose veroshpirona for infants is very dangerous. It is expressed in strengthening all the side effects. In infant Baby man, though with a little finger  Baby man, though with a little finger
   growing lethargy, weakness, drowsiness, may appear jerking of muscles, heart rhythm is disturbed. Dehydrated skin becomes dry, no saliva in the mouth, may be vomiting and diarrhea.

Treatment involves immediate cessation of administration veroshpirona and gastric lavage. To restore the water and electrolyte metabolism child injected with sodium salt solutions, glucose and insulin.

 Veroshpiron babies: acceptable or dangerous?

In some cases, babies do not appoint veroshpiron

You can not assign veroshpiron for kidney and liver, which are accompanied by violation of their functions. You can not assign it in the case if the child, for whatever reason, is already a violation of water-salt balance - reducing the amount of sodium in the blood and increased potassium and calcium. In addition, you may not assign veroshpiron when metabolic disorders that are accompanied by an increase in total acidity of the body (acidosis).

Veroshpiron - a drug that can be assigned to infants only physician, and preferably in a hospital under laboratory control.

 Veroshpiron babies: acceptable or dangerous?

How to give veroshpiron babies?

Veroshpiron administered to infants who have a heart failure. It contributes to the conclusion of the liquid from the body, thereby reducing stress on the heart baby. Veroshpiron - a kind of diuretics that are potassium-sparing drugs - unlike many diuretics, they do not reduce the potassium level in the blood.

 Veroshpiron babies: acceptable or dangerous?

How to give your child veroshpiron?

Usually veroshpiron recommended to give twice a day, morning and evening. Ideally between doses should be held for 10-12 hours. Try to give veroshpiron at the same time, then it will become a habit and the likelihood that you will forget to give your child medicine to decrease.

On the Info sheet has information about the dosage, but the doctor has to say, how much you need to take it veroshpirona your child. It is important to exactly follow the instructions given by the doctor.

If the doctor prescribed veroshpiron in tablet form, they must be ground to a powder, and give the child with milk or baby food. Liquid veroshpiron need to give your child with a special measuring spoon.

Usually veroshpirona action begins to emerge in a few days.

Sometimes after taking the drug in infants is vomiting. If a child is sick less than half an hour after taking veroshpirona give him another dose of medicine. If this happens, when, after receiving more than half an hour passed, another dose to give is not necessary.

If you forget to give your child veroshpiron and remember this is not more than 4 hours after, when it usually takes the medicine, give him the missed dose. If it has been more time, just wait until the next reception, and give him a normal dose.

Overdose veroshpirona can be dangerous. If you suspect that you have given the child too much medicine, contact your doctor immediately.

 Veroshpiron babies: acceptable or dangerous?

Side effects

The state of grudnichka while taking veroshpirona need to monitor very carefully. Symptoms such as vomiting, fever, heart palpitations, shortness of breath is a cause for immediate treatment to the doctor.

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