Babies

On this page you will find everything you need to know about your baby. In our baby calendar you can follow the development of your baby. We also give you information and advice about the birth of your baby, your baby's health, baby snacks, breastfeeding and bottle feeding and taking care of your baby.

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    Guide to rashes, bumps and spots

    The condition of the skin of your child is often a good signifier of their health, and many symptoms of diseases show themselves upon it. Perhaps that rash is a disease, maybe heat rash or an allergy? In the guide below you will find a descripti......
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  • Empty days (Breastfeeding)

    If you are breastfeeding, you will probably wake up early and go to bed late in the early days. Your milk production is not yet set to your baby's demands. Moms often feel uncertain during these "empty" days; baby seems insatiable and y......
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  • Teeth

    First teeth Generally, babies get their first teeth between 5 and 9 months. Normally, the first two are bottom incisors, followed by the top two, then the teeth to either side. All eight cutting teeth usually come through when the baby is 8 ......
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  • Checklist baby outfits (Checklists)

    When you're pregnant you need to spend a lot of time and money, because the new little addition to your family will need a lot more than you first think! What will you need? Well, print this handy checklist so you don't forget anything! &n......
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  • Reflux in babies

    Milk-spitting isn't the same as reflux Many newborns may spit out or dribble a mouthful of milk after they've been fed. They can drink more than they can handle, and some of it comes right back up. This little bit of returned is ......
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  • Coughing and choking

    It's well known that babies put "everything" in their mouths. They do this to explore their surroundings. Small objects can be dangerous to children (especially young children), the objects may become clogged in the trachea, res......
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  • Clustering (Breastfeeding)

    Clustering is a common term within the breastfeeding world. In short, it means that a child wants to drink at a certain time of the day, or sometimes even more often, with you. Sometimes a child wants to be at the breast continuously. It is completel......
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  • Jaundice

      The cause of the yellow color of the skin and mucous membranes is the substance bilirubin. This substance is released by red blood cell degradation. The baby has much more red blood cells than an adult in the womb. The red blood cells also ......
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  • Foreskin (Baby care)

    The penis primarily consists of what could be called a stem and an acorn. The "acorn" tip is very sensitive and protected by a thin fold of skin. In some boys this covering is complete, while in other boys the covering is only partial. I......
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  • Cradle cap

    Cradle-cap is a common, non-contagious skin condition which mostly appears on the baby's head as crusty or scaly oily patches. It is quite common. Cradle-cap can already occur in the first week after birth and is very similar to the ski......
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  • Crawling

    All babies are different and the age at which they start to crawl can be as young as 6 months or as late as 12 months. Generally, the baby starts with the 'worm'. They keep their tummy on the floor and use the arms to slide through the roo......
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  • Baby mattresses

    One of the many things that needs to be arranged for the birth of your baby is the baby cot. After all, it is best that your baby sleeps in his own bed. Quite a lot of attention and money is spent on the choice of the bedstead. What is often forgotte......
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  • Rubella (Childhood illness)

    Rubella is an infectious disease and is caused by a virus that occurs mainly in children, but can also occur in adults. Cause The virus is spread through droplets that come into the air through sneezing or coughing. The incubation period is 2 to ......
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  • Diaper changing (Baby care)

    Aarskog-Scott Syndrome - An inherited disorder that is characterized by wide spaced eyes, front-facing nostrils, a broad upper lip, a malformed scrotum, flat feet, short stature, joint laxity and overly extensible fingers. The disorder is passed to o......
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  • Roseola (Childhood illness)

    Roseola (also known as sixth disease) is one of the many spotty diseases in children. The viral cause was only discovered recently. The sixth disease occurs mainly in children between 3 months and 3 years. There is no vaccination for the sixth diseas......
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  • Milk production (Breastfeeding)

    Do I have enough milk? Or maybe too much? Does my baby drink enough? Are there methods to increase my milk production? Etc. Almost all women who are breastfeeding sometimes have such questions and doubts. After all, breasts do not have tick marks li......
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  • Pseudo croup

    Pseudo-croup (laryngitis subglottica) is a viral inflammation of the larynx and throat (vocal cords, trachea, large airways). It is usually caused by a virus. Children in the age of 3 months to 5 to 6 years are most susceptible to it. Moreover, it is......
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  • Burping and vomiting

    Wind If your baby is drinking, sometimes too much air comes in as it swallows. Coordination problems with breathing, sucking and swallowing may be the cause. By swallowing air the baby has a fuller feeling as the stomach is filled with air, and the ......
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  • Eye care (Baby care)

    Protection The eyes are protected by eyelashes and eyelids. Babies especially have delicate eyes. The tearducts in babies often produce more moisture than those of adults. This is important because the baby's defensive system still has to develo......
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  • Diaper rash (Baby care)

    Diaper rash (diaper eczema) is an inflammation of the skin in the diaper area. There are several factors involved in the development of diaper rash. The skin looks inflamed, sometimes the groin and buttocks are fine, certainly not always. Almost a......
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  • After birth problems

    The saying "9 months on, 9 months off" is a generalisation about how long it can take to get the excess weight you gained throughout your pregnancy. However, as with all things, each woman is different and some women take less time, others ......
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  • Chickenpox (Childhood illness)

    Chickenpox is an infectious disease caused by the "varicella-zoster virus". Chicken pox occurs especially in children and usually in a mild form. Almost all children in the West get chickenpox. It occurs especially in children between th......
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  • Fifth disease (Childhood illness)

    Fifth disease is generally a mild illness caused by the Parvo B19 virus and occurs mainly in children in the spring. Possible symptoms: small red spots on the face; cheeks may turn red; temperature increase or fever; spots on the body;......
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  • Fever

    A child has a fever when the body temperature rises above 38 degrees Celsius. Normal body temperature is between 36.5 and 37.5 ° C. We speak of an increase when the body temperature is between 37.5 and 38 degrees Celsius. When the fever is very h......
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  • Belly button (Baby care)

    When baby is born and the cord is cut, a stump will remain. If this umbilical stump is touched immediately after birth, it feels soft and is yellowish. In the first days, the stub will dry out, it gets harder and blacker. The stump will fall off afte......
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  • Bottling (Breastfeeding)

    In certain circumstances you can't always breastfeed your baby "in the moment". If you are going to work for example. Or if your child is born prematurely and does not yet have a sufficient suction reflex fully drink from the breast. If......
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  • Meningitis (Childhood illness)

    Brain inflammation is also called brain or spinal inflammation. In meningitis, the membrane that protects the brain is inflamed. The inflammation also affects the central nervous system, and can be caused by a bacterium or a virus Bacterial men......
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  • Diarrhea

    In infants and children, diarrhea is very common. Diarrhea is diagnosed if the stool is thin and watery and the child has more frequent bowel movements. How diarrhea develops Usually, a bowel infection is responsible for the onset of diarrhea. Th......
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  • Bottle feeding

    If you want to give your child (artificially prepared) bottle food, it is best to opt for complete infant formula. This contains all the nutrients that your child needs. Give your child a feed when it asks for it. Every child has its own rhythm. Most......
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  • Menstruation (Breastfeeding)

    If you do not breast-feed your baby, your period will return after about five to eight weeks. In the beginning, menstruation can be irregular, so the second menstruation can take longer than before your pregnancy. Ovulation can return before menstrua......
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