Dr. Dinesh Singhal


M.B.B.S, MD (Paediatrics, Delhi),


D.N.B. (Paediatrics, Delhi)


Child & New Born Specialist


Child Care & Vaccination Centre


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Address:


104,106,Vardhman Sunder Plaza,


Plot No.12, Main Market,


Sector-12, Dwarka, New Delhi- 75

When Your Newborn Baby Is Sick

When Your Newborn Baby Is Sick Newborn babies are the world’s most precious gift for any parent. Life changes when you will see and feel those little fingers, feet, smile and it will melt your heart. On the other hand, a single tear will make your heartburn. Taking care of a Newborn baby is the biggest challenge as baby won’t tell you what he/she is going through. Understanding your little for a new mommy/parent becomes more difficult when things get out of their control. The world is new for this Newborn and being very low on immune system germs attack is the most common thing that can happen and make a child sick. Everybody in the family has to take care of cleanliness. Washing hands and usage of sanitizers should be made mandatory before touching baby. Disinfectors should be used in baby surroundings to keep the virus away. Regardless of all precautions, it is not possible to protect your Newborn from germs and virus all the time. So, if a child is younger than three months and you feel that he/ she is not well doctor should be contacted immediately without any second thought. Another sickness that can worry you is Fever. On touching your baby you feel that body temperature is increasing. Don’t worry and take it easy. Fever is an indication that your little is responding naturally and fighting against the virus. The first thing that we humans do is cover our baby with lots of clothes thinking that due to fever Newborn must be feeling cold. This thought may not be correct every time. As the...

Healthcare measures for your child.

  Healthcare measures for your child Children always have naughty and express mischievous behavior. They all the time roam here and there with a playful mindset. Neither to be concerned about health nor to maintain adequate food intake, they are aware of. The ultimate responsibility to be conscious about the child is completely loaded in heads of parents. Parents are the prior ones to constantly monitor the health of their siblings. Childhood is a growing stage. The protein and vitamin needed in early stages will help the child develop strong and healthy living in adulthood. And so the health of the child needs to be primarily emphasized. Adequate sleep: Sleeping is a time where the entire body is relaxed and set free. For children, most of the cell growth and development of immune system takes place during the sleeping hours. So ensure if your babies are obtained peaceful sleeping time. Enriched eatables of fruits and vegetables: Try to include more fruits and vegetables in the diet chart of your baby. A handpicked collection of selective fruits or veggies will maintain good stamina and sufficient supply of protein, vitamin, and mineral to the children body. Avoid unhealthy snacks: Do’s or don’ts in food habits shall to taught to the children. The parent needs to take due care of eliminating unnecessary snacks consumption for babies. Chocolate, packed chips with artificial food flavors and colors etc. shall be controlled. Strict your child and warn them to stay away from such junk food because intake of these will fill their Tommy and children will later be reluctant to take eat food on time....

Signs of Chickenpox Illness

Signs of Chickenpox Illness Chickenpox, also called varicella, is a viral illness considered by a very itchy red rash that appears all over the body. A virus causes this condition. It often affects children and is one of the most common infectious diseases of childhood. Most children get chickenpox before the age of 10. Around 9 in 10 people have had it by the age of 15. Chickenpox is rarely fatal, although it is generally more severe in adult men than in women or children. Non-immune pregnant women and those with a curbed immune system are at highest risk of serious complications. Signs or symptoms of Chickenpox Illness Chickenpox may start out seeming like a cold: You might have a stuffy nose, sneezing, and a cough. But after 1 to 2 days, the rash starts, often in bunches of spots on the chest, face and back then spread to the rest of the body, including inside the mouth, eyelids, or genital area. It usually takes 10 to 12 days for symptoms to appear after becoming infected. Other signs and symptoms, which may appear one or two days before the rash, include: · a headache · feeling tired · a general feeling of being unwell · a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or over · feeling sick · aching, painful muscles · loss of appetite Once the chickenpox rash appears, it goes through three phases: · Raised pink or red rash, which breaks out over several days · Small watery-filled spots, forming from the raised rash over about one day before breaking and leaking · Skin, which covers the...

Newborn feeding and nutrition

Newborn feeding and nutrition Infancy is the prime time for growth and development of our body, and it is the most confusing time for a new parent. New parents are often found taking contradictory advice as to what should they give to their infant for its healthiest start. As whatever is given to a child during that time has a long-term effect on immune system and the overall aging of your infant. First six months Breast Milk Is Best For Both Mommy And Baby Breast milk should be your child’s sole nutrition source for first 6 months. It helps the baby develop and grow properly and it also gives the infant the power to fight off diseases (such as gastrointestinal and respiratory infections). Healthy eating for mom is important What you eat is what your child will eat as what a mom drink or eat can pass into breast milk. Mothers should: · Limit alcohol, caffeine etc. · Eat organic when possible and avoid most seafood. · Breast milk will be healthy when the mother eats healthy while she is pregnant and breastfeeding. Additional supplements Some babies need extra supplements at times: VITAMIN D: most women are low in vitamin D and the deficiency passes on to their infants. So when pregnant, a woman should test their vitamin D level and if found low they should look for the safest option for their infant. VITAMIN B12: Vegan mom should supplement with vitamin B12 Fluids and hydration: Infants can quickly become dehydrated. Use urine as a color guide: Dark yellow will signify dehydration and clear urine signify potential over dehydration. Months...

Prevention Is Our Best Choice

Prevention Is Our Best Choice   “PREVENTION IS OUR BEST CHOICE. IF WE CHOOSE IT, WE LIVE SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL. LET TREATMENT BE OUR LAST OPTION, WHO NEEDS IT.” Malaria is one of the world’s deadliest diseases of the blood and remains one of the top child killers on the planet that is caused by the Plasmodium parasite, which is spread from person to person by a particular type of mosquito. A child dies every 30 seconds from Malaria. There are more than 225 million cases of malaria each year, killing around 1 million people. Malaria is preventable, detectable and treatable. However, it still destroys the life of thousands of people every year. Now, a quick question for you? Don’t you think prevention is better than the cure for the child? The answer is right. At present, medical research and treatment are so costly that often people strongly suggest that we should prevent these diseases from occurring instead of treating them from happening. Children are the first vulnerable group than adults or old that fall easily to malaria than the rest. The easiest way to prevent the possibility of contracting malaria is to stay clear of malaria areas. Simple common indoor duties of our daily life, which can prevent these diseases instead of treating them from happening – Spray mosquito meshes on the bathroom, toilet and indoor drains. Keep your washroom accessories dry. Let sunlight spread your washroom daily, if possible. Do not store any stagnant water in your house or let your child play near dirty places in the playground or garden where mosquitoes can breed, spray in...

Routine Care for Your Newborn Baby

Routine Care for Your Newborn Baby As a new parent no doubt you feel overwhelmed and out of sorts. Babies are often resistant to a routine, their routine often is reversed and it makes your life a complete chaos. Here are some pointers that can help you establish a peaceful and effective routine for you and your baby. Routine Care for Your Newborn Baby is as follows : 1) Watch and learn Babies are often moody but give plenty of cues for you to pick up and establish a routine which will work for both you and your child. These cues will be your signal to prevent meltdowns from your baby. 2) Setting a bedtime for your baby Bedtime for baby? Sounds silly right, However many doctors suggest to ‘Act differently during the day than night.’ Talk loudly, take walks during the day but anytime after your bedtime if your baby wakes to upkeep your activities, voice, and lights low. Feed and put your baby to sleep slowly but gradually your baby will understand nighttime is for sleeping. 3) Bath time Bathing relieves us of our days stress it acts the same for your baby. Prepare everything for your baby’s bath, test the water to make sure it isn’t too hot, lay down a towel to wrap your child in the bath. After all, preparation is done, undress your baby and give him a nice stress relieving bath. Quickly wrap a towel around your child and pick him up securely after you are done bathing him. 4) Naptime secrets Babies develop a sleeping pattern usually around 3 months mark,...

How To Take Care of Low Birth Weight Babies

How To Take Care of Low Birth Weight Babies In this article, you will know about how to take care of low birth weight babies. Nothing will make happier than a feeling of being a Mother in women life. Everyone is waiting for this moment to happen in their life. But taking care of a baby especially a low birth weight baby is not an easy task. A baby who is less than 2500 grams (2.5 kgs) is described as Low Birth Weight Baby. If you are one among these, don’t panic. You are not only who is in this situation but a lot of others facing the same one. It is important to take care of your newborn and here are few tips for you to help you out in this situation. Tips on How To Take Care of Low Birth Weight Babies: Breastfeeding We all know mother milk is best for their children. Feed your child on the regular interval to help him in gaining his weight. If a baby is unable to suck then squeeze your breast gently and drop milk on baby lips gently to encourage him for sucking. If still, this method is not working then use cup feeding. Squeeze milk into a cup and feed your baby with a spoon in first few days of baby birth. Keep Your Baby Warm It’s very important that you keep your baby warm. Also, make sure that bed should be cozy and warm. Dress your baby in lightweight pajamas and use the certified blanket. Don’t dress your baby in more than one layer. Keep in mind of...

How to Save Your Children from Chronic Disease

How to Save Your Children from Chronic Disease This article is all about how to save your children from chronic disease. Talking about chronic diseases may raise many questions in our mind. We all know what chronic diseases are. Due to today’s lifestyle and environment, many of us are exposed to these diseases. Even though we are provided with modern medical facilities, there is no exception for chronic diseases. In this world where even the adults can’t withstand this completely messed up scenario, children are no exception. Children are fragile beings, we should handle with care. A Child’s health and happiness is a parent’s first and foremost wish. Every child needs to be pampered, loved and provided with a healthy life. Now let’s look into How to save your Children from Chronic Disease and their Safety Measures Asthma Asthma is mainly caused due to certain factors like underweight during birth or overweight, due to high intake of antibiotics, exposure to the violent atmosphere, parents with depression and some other genetic reasons. Its symptoms include chest tightening, coughing, sneezing, difficulty in breathing etc. But this can be controlled to an extent through proper medications and avoid the exposure to pollutant air, cigarette smoke, pollen grains, allergens etc. Cystic fibrosis It is a genetic disease which affects not only lungs but also liver, kidney-pancreas. Its symptoms include coughing, poor growth, difficulty in breathing etc. Pancreatic enzyme replacement, lung transplantation, antibiotic intake are some of the treatment given for this disease. But still, it cannot be cured when the stage changes. Yet treatment at the early stage is preferable (parental stage). Obesity Obesity...

When to Consult a Pediatrician?

When to Consult a Pediatrician? It’s really upsetting for parents when a baby is sick. The baby becomes more uncomfortable and miserable than normal, which makes parents pretty depressed too. If we talk about newborn babies then they probably cry more, feed less and sleep restlessly. Parents take the best care of their kids but still, they fall ill at some stage. Each time when your child is sick you feel alarmed and seek medical help, especially when you have an infant. Even throughout the first year of newborn, parents make many trips to the pediatrician’s office. Most of these visits are routine follow-ups or for recommended essential immunization, but some visits may be due to the need for immediate medical care. In case of infants, it is necessary to get medical advice from your pediatric as infants cannot tell their pain. Sometimes it’s hard to tell how sick your child is. Yes, generally rush to the hospital and consult pediatric for a simple cold or a cough, constipation, or sleep problems is not needed. When should I consult the doctor? See the doctor if your baby has any of the following: Baby is having temperature of 38 degrees / 39 degrees C or higher with rashes on skin A cough or cold that gets worse with no improvement in several days Suffers from diarrhea and vomits more than usual Baby has any kind of ear drainage Blood in the urine or has bloody diarrhea Baby is continuous crying for hours If not able to move an arm or leg, seems drowsy Any changes in skin tone has yellow,...

How To Save You and Your Child From Swine Flu

How To Save You and Your Child From Swine Flu Swine influenza otherwise called swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by type A influenza virus. The disease is spread from pigs. This is a type of disease which can be overwhelmed through proper care and precautions. Generally speaking, children are the most vulnerable section who might catch up any disease so quickly since their immunity system is defendable compared to elders. Keep track of symptoms : If your child is experiencing cold tailed with a cough and sneezing there are chances that he/she is suffering from swine flu. If the baby was having the asthma-related disease before, parents must be so keen to follow a controlled medication to the child.   Self precautions There is nothing serious to be worried about swine flu unless we take self-precautions and self-treatments at home itself can drive out the severity to a major extent. Ensure if the child has given vaccination to swine flu. Let’s find some reference for it: ● Maintain a hygienic surrounding near the infected child. ● Ensure that the virus is not let to spread to other family members and cleanliness is advised to be ensured. ● Teach the child some healthy practices to avoid the disease spread to other people. ● Ensure the instant supply of liquid type food to the child such as fruit juices, broth, and filter water. ● Chicken soup is a best homemade medicine. ● Always keep track of body temperature of your child. Precautions for adults While child suffering from swine flu, family members may also get it transmitted from the...