To take care of infants is a very critical job and also in this period when kids are growing up may face various problems. Birth defects are common and are all different issues, but the healthy infant can suffer from various health issues and they give different signals and show signs. They may likely face various infections. Here we try to know what are the chances that your infant can suffer from.
This is very common among infants. Respiratory illnesses like cold, pneumonia, ear infection, urine infection, and many other bacterial infections may cause fever. At this age, utmost care needs to be taken and you need to observe warning signs your baby gives. Fever between 6 months and 5 years should be properly attended to.
Sometimes you find your baby is not showing any energy levels and sleep for a longer period than usual. Lethargic conditions may develop slowly and it is the sign of infection or other conditions such as low blood sugar.
Most of the babies are ready to eat every three to four hours. Also, they show signs of being hungry. Poor appetite is a sign of illness. If your baby refuses to eat and misses numerous feedings, then consider it as a sign of illness and act accordingly. This should be treated immediately, otherwise, serious illness could occur.
UMBILICAL CORD INFECTION.
There can be puss or red skin around the stump of your newborn’s umbilical cord. This is due to infection and needs proper attention.
DIARRHEA, VOMITING, IRREGULAR STOLL, AND URINATION.
This is a signal of viral or bacterial infection of the intestines, an obstruction, or any other problems. Diarrhea may lead to dehydration and viral infection will cure of its own, but bacterial infection should be properly attended to. Irregular stools as well as frequent urination also your infant can suffer.