Category: Children Health

Contact Lens For Your Children

Does your children or teenagers dislike to wear glasses although they really need it? Then you might want to consider to use contact lens for your them. Although they are still young, they can wear contact lens like the adults.

When choosing between glasses or contact lens for your kids or teenagers, there are some aspects that can be used as consideration such as;

Simplicity

Using glasses are simpler and more practical compare to contact lens. Unfortunately many kids and teen do not like to wear glasses since the glasses often make their appearance become less attractive or nerdy, so it can reduce their self-esteem.

Meanwhile contact lenses require more attention to take care the lenses. But it can boost children self-esteem since they do not have to wear glasses on their face.

Minimum age

Usually most eye doctor can give contact lenses prescription to children at 11 years old. Younger children can also wear contact lenses based on the recommendation from ophthalmologist.

Therefore, the age is not a problem for children to wear contact lenses, although the parents must ensure that their children aware their responsibilities to take care the contact lenses properly.

Safety

Many parents are worried about the safety of contact lenses for their children or teenagers. But, as long the contact lenses are made from responsible manufacturer, and taken care and worn properly, the lenses are very safe.

Here are some rules to make sure the safety of contact lenses;

Keep following your ophthalmologist instruction in taking care the contact lenses

Use and replace the lenses according to the schedule that is set by the eye doctor and do not wear them too long.

Do not sleep with the lenses on.

Use tight swimming goggles if you want to use the lenses while swimming.

Do not keep using the lenses if they give uncomfortable feeling to your eyes, or when your eyes feel tired and dry.

 

Comfort

These days, every contact lenses are produced in a comfortable design. Many people claimed that the latest contact lenses design makes them feel like they did not wear the contact lenses at all.

But, for some people, putting on the lenses first in the morning would still make them feel uncomfortable and it would take few minutes before their eyes feels normal and comfortable again.

The difficulties in taking care the lenses

In the old days, taking care the contact lenses is quite complicated. Storing and cleaning process require delicate process. But, for modern contact lenses these process become much simpler using multi-purpose cleaner substance and easier storing case.

There are also disposable contact lenses that absolutely do not require any care at all. You just thrown out the lenses after using it once.

Price

Since the glasses can be use and last much longer than contact lenses, the overall cost for contact lenses is more costly. It will become more expensive if you use colored or disposable contact lenses since this contact lenses type is the most expensive type.

The price of the contact lenses also varies depend on the material, type and brand.

Handling Colic Baby

colic babyColic is a condition that happens to a baby, where they can cry uncontrollably. This situation usually happens to a new born baby around the age of 1 month. This symptom can appear suddenly and can also disappear suddenly. Usually this symptom will disappear when the baby is 4 month old. Although colic mostly do not affect your baby health but it can affect the family, especially for parents and the infant themselves psychologically such as stress and fatigue in emotionally and physically.

Baby communication

Crying is the only communication method that the babies know. With crying the baby will tell their parent that there is something wrong that is bothering them and make them uncomfortable. But in colic even you have applying all the solution that you can think of to calm the baby down, the baby is still relentlessly crying.

The cause

Until this day the major reason that causing colic on babies is still unknown. But many researches have shown that there are some factors that can cause colic condition on babies such as;

Gas accumulation. The accumulated gas will cause bloating for the baby and causing them uncomfortable. The gas can come from unhealthy air condition in the baby environment such as smokers or polluted air, and bottle fed baby where the air can come from the bottle teat. Therefore it is important to always burp the baby after feeding them to release the air inside the baby stomach. There are also some medical treatments to dealing the air inside the baby stomach, but you must consult it with your pediatrician to do this.

Lactose intolerant for the bottle fed babies. This happen because the baby digestion system is still very simple, therefore some baby cannot digest the baby milk formula and causing allergy for the baby milk formula. You need to switch your baby milk formula that has hypo allergenic formula for your baby if your regular baby milk formula causing colic for your baby.

Stress. While in their mother wombs, the baby often experienced many stimuli from their mother environment such as sound, movement and vibration. But after the baby is born, they become less experience these stimuli. For some reason this quite and calm condition can make some babies feel uncomfortable and make them stress. For this you can use many methods such as rocking or swinging the baby, using low sound or vibration from your house appliances, or humming when putting them to sleep.

 

Each baby may need different solution in to solve their colic condition. You can try many methods to find the right one for your baby. Try to discuss it with your family, friends or other mothers that have experience in handling baby colic or your pediatricians.

Preventing Children Bad Breath

Preventing Children Bad BreathDoes your child have a bad breath? Bad breath or halitosis can happen to children. And if this condition is continue it can affect and reduce their confident when they are with their friend. Although bad breath is rarely causing health problem for the children, you should treat it immediately and prevent that so it will not happen again, if your children has a bad breath.

Bad Breath

Since most people cannot smell their own breath, then as a parent you should check your children breath regularly, so can take prevention immediately. There are several main reasons why your child can have a bad breath such as;

From the food they are eating. Certain food and drinks can make a person breath become smelly whether for adult or children. And for some people, the smell can become much worse than anyone else. This is because the difference of body condition on each person. On children some food that can make their breath become bad are cheese and certain juices. For some parents who are letting their children taking a zip or tasting an alcohol drink, they must know that the alcohol can also make their children have a bad breath.

Do not clean their teeth properly. Some children are difficult or too lazy to brush their teeth properly.

Left over mucus inside the children mouth. Dry mouth can also contribute bad breath to the children. This is happen because the habit of breathing with their mouth or snoring.

Preventing the children bad breath

To prevent your children having a bad breath, you should pay attention to what they are eating. You can avoid or reduce some foods and drinks that may cause your children having a bad breath according to your experience. But the most important thing is you need make them understand and build their awareness of the importance of maintaining oral hygiene and brush their teeth properly. And visit a dentist regularly to maintain the children oral hygiene and consult to the dentist about your children oral condition.