Positive Parenting Tips for Toddlers
To better understand some of the common pediatric conditions and special device issues for these various age groups, the following device examples will be discussed (a) thermometers to detect fever in the neonate and young infant (b) pressure-equalizing (PE) tubes to treat fluid build-up in the middle ear in older infants and toddlers (c) orthopedic devices to stabilize and allow healing of fractures in older children and
Other examples are the double-masked, randomized controlled studies specifically designed to assess several clinical parameters related to common acute pediatric illnesses or the immunological response to measles vaccine in infants and toddlers, supplemented with oligofructose (see Table 12.10).262-265 That study involved 123 healthy youngsters, between the ages of 4 and 24 months who were already consuming cereal prior to enrollment and were all attending daycare in a large metropolitan area. The children were randomized to receive a commercially available infant cereal alone or the same cereal supplemented with oligofructose at a concentration of 0.55 g per 15 g of dry cereal. Once enrolled, children remained in the study as long as they continued to consume cereal. Data were obtained through a
Thank you for asking me to see this 7-year-old young man. As a toddler he began to have attacks of loss of awareness, rigidity, and eye rolling which would be induced by minor knocks. This has continued and recently an episode occurred in which he had an undoubted tonic-clonic seizure with incontinence of urine. Curiously, as far as I can tell from mother's account, every attack has been triggered by a minor bump on the head, and he has never had an attack out of the blue. He had difficulties at birth. The family history is clear except for a convulsion in the mother when she was tiny, about which there is no further information. It seems to me that this boy is having a form of reflex epileptic seizure, and my inclination would have been to start treatment with sodium valproate. In fact mother told me that he was started on Epilim just a couple of weeks ago. Even though two EEGs have been normal, I do not doubt that he has an epileptic tendency, and I am sure that he...
Stages of Life Infants and Toddlers Since young children are not consistent in their eating habits and cannot recognize symptoms of hypoglycemia, strict blood glucose control is not usually attainable. Generally, higher blood glucose goals are accepted (see Table 23-5), and the main goal is to avoid hypoglycemia. Infants with diabetes may certainly continue to breastfeed. Toddlers are more independent in their eating habits. Their appetites are decreasing, and they are often more selective in their food choices. Toddlers should be allowed to eat in a calm, relaxed manner and should never be force-fed. Meal plans encouraging consistent meals and snacks should be taught at this age but the variability in a toddler's eating habits must be acknowledged and accepted. Parents are ultimately responsible for providing appropriate meals and snacks the child will decide how much and what to eat. Insulin can be given after meals for young children who are especially unpredictable in their eating...
NREM arousal disorders likely represent a disordered balance between the drive to wake and the drive to sleep. They are more common in toddlers who sleep very deeply, in children who are overtired because of insufficient sleep, and in those who are unwell or on certain medications. An increased drive to wake occurs if the child has an irregular sleep schedule, is unwell, or needs environmental associations to fall asleep normally. These disorders are therefore primarily managed by reassurance, explanation, and behavioral means to establish stable sleep routines and ensure good sleep hygiene. Home videotape recording is invaluable, particularly if the camera can be left running to capture the onset of the event. It is generally true that home videotape of nocturnal
Rhythmic movement disorders such as nocturnal head banging (jactatio capitis nocturna), body rocking, and head rolling typically occur in infants and toddlers as they are trying to fall asleep. They can be present in deep sleep and in wakefulness. They are more common in children with learning disabilities. They typically remit by 5 years of age, but may persist into adult life. Management relies on good sleep hygiene and padding the headboard so the rest of the house is not wakened. Rhythmic movement disorders that are not clearly associated with the sleep-wake transition state respond less well to behavioral management techniques and (rarely) medications such as benzodiazepines may be helpful.
Dystonia is a sustained abnormal posture that occurs from the contraction of both the agonist and antagonist muscle groups of an extremity. Dystonic postures may be generalized or focal. Spells of paroxysmal dystonias are difficult to differentiate from tonic seizures. In infants, a common etiology of sudden dystonia is an acute drug reaction. These reactions may manifest themselves as opisthotonic posturing, torticollis, and an ocu-logyric crisis. Metoclopramide, a parasympathomimetic drug often used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux, is a common medication used in infants that can cause this drug reaction. Other medications associated with dystonic drug reactions, such as phenothiazines and haloperidol, are used less often in toddlers.
It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that the infant's capacity to create perceptual metaphors appears early in development, and that conceptual metaphor is not very far behind. The use of conceptual metaphor has been observed in children around 18 months of age. For example, Lakoff and Johnson (1999) report that toddlers demonstrate conceptual metaphors by conflating two sensory domains, such as seeing and knowing. Toddlers also show the capacity to use space metaphorically nearness stands for similarity and farness stands for dissimilarity (cited by Thelen and Smith 1994).
Freud's belief that our sexual life begins at birth led him to describe what are referred to as the stages of psychosexual development. He argued that we all progress through a series of stages at each stage, our psyche directs its sexual energy towards a different erogenous zone, that is, a part of our body, which is a source of pleasure. Freud first proposed the oral stage (0-1 years) where satisfaction is predominantly derived by the infant via the mouth, for example, from sucking the nipple or the thumb. Second, is the anal stage (1-3 years), where gratification is derived from gaining control over withholding or eliminating faeces. Everyday observations of toddlers highlight how, as they negotiate their increasing separateness from their parents, they come to view their faeces as their own possessions, which they want to give up or hold on to in their own good time. The potential for battles and conflict between parent and child, for instance, over toilet training, during this...
In order to attain a reasonable distinction between gradual personality changes, on the one hand, and outright changes of personal identity, on the other, we first need to establish a more adequate understanding of personality. Up to now we treated personality more or less as a mere aggregate of p-traits. This account would be adequate with regard to the character of animals or pre-personal toddlers. In the previous section we stated that many character traits can be ascribed to non-personal beings, provided they display suitably complex behaviour with stable long-term dispositions. Their character is nothing over and above the sum total of these ascriptions of character traits. Still, the difference with regard to personality is not just that next to these character traits persons also possess some further (or, for that
Horizontal CMV transmission can occur (1) during birth by direct contact with virus-containing cervical or vaginal secretions, (2) by ingestion of breast milk, (3) by direct contact with saliva, (4) by contact with blood products or upon receiving transplanted tissues, and (5) by sexual transmission (56). Interestingly, the incidence of CMV infections in the United States is not uniform over time, but instead shows peak increases within distinct age groups (57). These increases are seen during the first few months of life (from maternal secretions or breast milk), during the toddler years (from saliva of family members and other children), during the teenage years (from intimate kissing), and during young adulthood (from sexual transmission). Worldwide, CMV infection and seroprevalence is associated with age, geographic location, and socioeconomic status (SES) (57). In developed countries, 40-60 of adults in middle to upper level SES are CMV seropositive compared to more than 80 among...
Subperiosteal aspiration approaches 90 8,31 . Clinical presentation of pediatric osteomyelitis may be even more elusive. Infection in the neonate and infant is usually clinically silent. Toddlers may present with limping, pseudo-paralysis, or pain on passive movement. The earliest soft tissue changes include swelling, heat, and redness 32 .
Protolanguage means that utterances are not yet full language, although they serve symbolic referential and other communicative functions. The telegraphic speech of toddlers (such as Mommy cookie ) has been used as an example. A baby talk was formed first, only to be shaped and refined later into a full language. It was hypothesized that modern speech could have been possible about 100,000 years ago, when the earliest Homo sapiens started to migrate from Africa to other places. John McCrone reasons that tool-making and tool use, moving in troops to other regions, and collective hunting called for more group actions, which in turn promoted social interaction. These activities required joint attention and intentional communication. Using eye contact and gesture to direct attention as a means beyond reflexive behaviors to achieve joint attention might thus have been a major step toward human speech. The prolonged period for taking care of dependent human infants, a consequence of brain...
As in adults the glucagon response during hypoglycaemia is lost in children with diabetes (Amiel et al., 1987 Jones et al., 1991 Ross et al., 2005). This is also the case in toddlers, Cortisol, like growth hormone, becomes more important as hypoglycaemia becomes prolonged. Studies of hypoglycaemia in children have shown variable results. Brambilla found no increase in cortisol in either the diabetic or control group of toddlers studied (Brambilla et al., 1987), whereas others have documented an increase in cortisol both in children with and without diabetes (Amiel et al., 1987 Jones et al., 1991).
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