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Tummy time

Il-ġenituri jafu li għandhom iraqqdu t-tarbija fuq daharha sabiex jipproteġuha minn cot death. Forsi ma japprezzawx kemm huwa imporanti li t-tarbija tqatta’ wkoll ħin fuq żaqqha meta tkun mqajjma (‘tummy time’). Peress li t-tarbija tagħmel ħafna ħin b’rasha tagħfas mas-saqqu, in-naħa ta’ wara jew il-ġenb tar-ras taf issir ċatta (‘plagiocephaly’). It-‘tummy time’ jgħin biex tissolva […]

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Fever in children

Fil-qosor Ħu t-temperatura taħt id-driegħ (armpit) b’termometru diġitali. Id-deni jibda minn 37.5C (99.5F). Tagħtix mediċina sempliċiment biex tnaqqas id-deni. Uża pararcetamol jew ibuprofen jekk it-tifel jew it-tifla jkunu mdejjqin bid-deni jew b’xi wġigħ. Uża paracetamol jew Ibuprofen imma mhux it-tnejn flimkien. Offri ilma u xorb ieħor biex it-tfal ma jixxottawx. Tagħmlix tepid sponging, banju jew […]

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Coeliac disease in children

What is coeliac disease? Coeliac disease is a lifelong condition of the small bowel caused by a reaction to gluten. It is an “auto-immune” disorder because the immune system damages its own body. Gluten is the name of a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. How does gluten affect the bowel? Gluten triggers the […]

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Food poisoning

L-avvenilament tal-ikel jiġri minħabba l-mikrobri u tossiċi fl-ikel għax ma jkunx imsajjar jew merfugħ sewwa. Is-sintomi jinkludu deni, uġigħ ta’ żaqq, dardir, remettar u dijareja. Bi ftit attenzjoni, nistgħu faċilment nevitaw din il-problema. 1. Aħsel idejk bl-ilma u s-sapun qabel tibda tipprepara l-ikel jew issajjar, u erġa’ aħsilhom wara li tkun missejt laħam nej jew […]

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Kemm ghandhom jieħdu zokkor it-tfal?

It-tfal għandhom jieħdu anqas minn 25g zokkor kuljum, l-ekwivalenti ta’ 6 kuċċarini, skont stqarrija xjentifika mill-American Heart Assosiation (AHA). Ir-riċerka xjentifika turi li l-konsum ta’ zokkor żejjed huwa marbut ma’ obeżità u xaħam fid-demm – żewġ fatturi ewlenin li jwasslu għall-mard tal-qalb. Tfal ħoxnin li jibqgħu jieħdu zokkor żejjed huma f’riskju li jiżviluppaw id-dijabete. Fl-Istati […]

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Toilet Training

It-toilet training għandu jinbeda meta t-tifel jew it-tifla jkunu preparati u maturi biżżejjed. Jekk tibda kmieni ħafna, jew fi żmien ħażin (ngħidu aħna meta tkun ġejja tarbija oħra jew waqt li qegħdin iġġorru għal dar ġdida), il-proċess jista’ jkun aktar diffiċli u jieħu aktar fit-tul. (Għas-sempliċitá se nitkellem fuq ‘it-tifel’ – imma naturalment l-istess jgħodd […]

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Croup: All You Need to Know

Il-croup hi kundizzjoni respiratorja komuni fit-tfal u tista’ twassal għal djuq fil-passaġġi tal-arja. Tiġri l-aktar fit-tfal bejn 6 xhur u 3 snin, għalkemm tista’ taqbad fit-tfal akbar ukoll. Is-sintomi jinkludi vuċi maħnuqa, solgħa tixbaħ kelb jinbaħ, ħoss aħrax man-nifs (stridor) u nifs mgħaġġel u tqil. Il-croup tiġi kkawżata minn virus jew alleġija (u għalhekk l-antibiotiċi ma […]

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Head Lice

Il-qamel fl- irjus tat–tfal Issa li dhalna sew fl- istagun tax – xitwa u bdiet l- iskola, beda ugiegh ta’ ras kbir ghall – genituri kif ukoll ghall – ghalliema u l- kapijiet ta’l- iskejjel. Dan minhabba il – fattur ta’ qamel fl- irjus tat – tfal, fejn il- problema tinxtered hafna minn tifel jew […]

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The Common Cold in Children

Colds are common. Children can catch as many as ten colds every year. The symptoms of a cold include throat irritation, sneezing and a runny or stuffy nose. Nasal discharge is watery at first, but may become thick yellow or green later on. The child may also have a cough, headache, mild fever, loss of […]

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Back to School!

Back to school – Tips for Handling the First Days of Preschool! Even if your newbie preschooler will be away from home for just a few hours, the first day of school is a big step for someone wearing such little shoes. Help him ace it (and the days and weeks ahead) with these get-ready-for-school […]

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