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Everything you need to know about babies

The biggest change in life is having your first baby and becoming a parent. There is lots to learn, and lots to wonder about. Here we have collected our articles about babies and parenting during the first year. Have we missed something we should write about? Comment on this page or email cecilia.chrapkowska@gmail.com

Förlossningsdepression – när det är tungt att vara förälder
Förlossningsdepression – när det är tungt att vara förälder

Depression is a common illness and if you have depression as a new parent it can be called birth depression. In the case of a birth depression, it is extra important to seek fast spring ...

This is how a baby's immune system works - through breastfeeding and antibodies
This is how a baby's immune system works - through breastfeeding and antibodies

Facts about a baby's immune system, antibodies and breastfeeding. Direct from a Professor of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology. Do newborn babies have a functioning immune system or not? What do the antibodies in…

Baby poo - what is normal? Green or slimy poo - what does it mean?
Baby poo - what is normal? Green or slimy poo - what does it mean?

facts and advice on baby poo. Direct from paediatricians. Baby poo always raises questions. Is green poo a sign of illness. Can a baby have yellow poo? Should a baby have slimy poo

Baby's milk protein allergy and milk-free formula for infants
Baby's milk protein allergy and milk-free formula for infants

Milk protein allergy, also called cow milk allergy, milk allergy or cow milk protein allergy is a tricky condition that is often suspected in screaming infants. These kids can feel better…

Whooping cough- symptoms, how it sounds, tests and treatment
Whooping cough- symptoms, how it sounds, tests and treatment

Facts and advice on whooping cough. Direct from paediatricians. Standing next to a little baby with severe whooping cough is among the most worrysome thing I have ever been…

Tasting portions for baby - when and how to introduce foods?
Tasting portions for baby - when and how to introduce foods?

Facts and advice on taste portions. Directly by pediatricians. Taste portions of food are usually given to babies at 3, 4 or maybe 5 months of age. How to introduce food has varied over time. Also ...

Stopping breastfeeding - how do you do it and when is it the right time?
Stopping breastfeeding - how do you do it and when is it the right time?

Facts and advice on stopping breastfeeding. Directly by pediatricians. Some different strategies may be needed to stop breastfeeding a small baby and a larger child. It's time to stop breastfeeding when mom and baby…

Potty training - how to become nappy free and when to stop with nappies
Potty training - how to become nappy free and when to stop with nappies

Facts and advice on potty training and getting the baby diaper-free from pediatricians. Pot training but it is more about creating a routine than a pure workout. It is often a long process to stop bleeding…

Skull injuries and concussion when children hit their head
Skull injuries and concussion when children hit their head

Facts and advice on skull injuries and concussion. Directly by paediatricians. Children often fall and hit themselves on the head. Here you will find out how you know when it is ok and when to seek help. And is…

When baby wants to sleep on stomach - do breathing alarms help with sudden infant death?
When baby wants to sleep on stomach - do breathing alarms help with sudden infant death?

The most important advice about newborns is this: babies should sleep on their backs. This is because if they sleep on the stomach, the risk of sudden infant death increases greatly. The Council for Infants to…

Colic in infants - gastric drops, acupuncture, what helps?
Colic in infants - gastric drops, acupuncture, what helps?

Facts and advice on colic from pediatricians and survival tips to colic parents. Infant colic affects between 3 and 30% of all infants. It's about babies screaming inconsolably several ...

Baby sweating in hot weather - should you give water to infants?
Baby sweating in hot weather - should you give water to infants?

Finally the summer heat is here! So nice! But for those who have a baby sweating in the heat for the first time, then of course the question is: how is this going? Just recently, I changed the baby how my…

BMI in children with obesity
BMI in children with obesity

Facts and advice about BMI and obesity in children. Directly by pediatricians. BMI is a measure that determines whether a child is normal or overweight. As children grow their normal BMI varies…

Get your baby to fall asleep - tips for sleeping successfully
Get your baby to fall asleep - tips for sleeping successfully

Getting your baby to fall asleep is really a difficult art. Tips for Night Success are definitely one of the topics that parents wonder about most, and where science doesn't give much help…

My baby just wants to sleep on me and doesn't want to be in arms
My baby just wants to sleep on me and doesn't want to be in arms

Some babies just want to be close all the time, others never want to be in their arms. Some can only sleep on you and others can't fall asleep on your lap. What to do? Do you like order, proximity or…

Sunscreen for baby and children - sunscreen or something else?
Sunscreen for baby and children - sunscreen or something else?

Children need to be outside as much as possible and play and run and eat ice cream and bike and have it absolutely wonderful in the heat. But the sun's rays are burning and the children's skin needs protection. ...

Babies scabies - you'll get rid of it
Babies scabies - you'll get rid of it

Scab is a completely harmless rash in babies' scalp. It is completely harmless and does not bother the baby, who does not have to see it. If you as a parent want to get rid of your baby's milk sausage, you can read…

Traveling abroad with infants - advice on flights and vaccines
Traveling abroad with infants - advice on flights and vaccines

Traveling abroad with an infant requires some careful thought. Here you can read about what it is like to fly with a baby but also what vaccines the child needs and other things to think about before the holiday.

Never shake a baby
Never shake a baby

  If you shake a baby violently, the head is thrown back and forth, the blood vessels under the hard cornea are torn off. Then brain bleeding is created which can be very large. This one…

Baby with a common cold - how to comfort and help
Baby with a common cold - how to comfort and help

The first time you as a parent have to take care of a baby with a cold comes with many questions. What to do? Will your baby cope with this? And it's probably not RS virus ... As a pediatrician, j ...

RS virus in infants - symptoms, infection and danger
RS virus in infants - symptoms, infection and danger

RS virus is a cold virus that spreads in the community during the winter season. In principle, all children have had RS virus infection before they are three years old. You get a certain immunity after a thorough ...

Lumps behind the ear, on the throat or in the neck of children
Lumps behind the ear, on the throat or in the neck of children

Have you noticed a lump behind the ear, throat or neck of your child? Maybe it's a lymph node, but should it really be there for so long? Can the lumps be something dangerous? To group ...

Poor growth in children - investigate and interpret a growth curve
Poor growth in children - investigate and interpret a growth curve

Suspicions of poor growth are common in children. In some way, the child has not followed their growth curve. As a paediatrician, I investigate many cases of poor weight gain or poor height growth and see many curves that are perfectly normal but that may have caused some concern.

Nappy eczema, fungus around the buttocks and red baby rash
Nappy eczema, fungus around the buttocks and red baby rash

A red baby tail can be diaper dermatitis, fungus in the buttocks or just hot and humid. Here you can learn how to distinguish diaper dermatitis from fungi, what to do to treat and prevent redness…

Infant sleep - how much or little is normal?
Infant sleep - how much or little is normal?

Spädbarns sömn är inte som vuxnas. De flesta nyfödda bebisar sover mycket, en del sover hela tiden.  Ändå är sömn hos den nyfödda ett av det tidiga föräldraskapets största utmaningar…

To vaccinate or not? About vaccination of babies.
To vaccinate or not? About vaccination of babies.

In the magazine Mama 2013 there was an article about vaccinations, Vaccinate their child or not. Mama let Ursula Flatters, a doctor at the Anthroposophical Vidar Clinic in Ytterjärna, speak. She said: "…

How long should you breastfeed?
How long should you breastfeed?

Hur länge ska man amma? Den frågan ställer sig många, och vissa känner sig manade att ge säkra svar. WHO har bestämt att rekommendera 6 månaders helamning och delamning upp till 2 års ålder…

Gastroenteritis and breastfeeding
Gastroenteritis and breastfeeding

I have had some questions about stomach ailments and breastfeeding, which I was going to answer. You can read more about stomach sickness in general in this post. 1. I breastfeed and got stomach sick, what should I…

Get started breastfeeding a newborn baby - when does the milk flow?
Get started breastfeeding a newborn baby - when does the milk flow?

Fakta och råd om att få igång amning av en nyfödd bebis. Direkt av barnläkare. När ringer mjölken till? Jag tror det är den vanligaste frågan till barnläkaren på BB-ronden. Barnet har sugi…

Bottle feeding with compensation for newborn baby - how much and how often?
Bottle feeding with compensation for newborn baby - how much and how often?

Fakta och råd om flaskmatning med ersättning till en nyfödd bebis. Direkt av barnläkare. En nyfödd bebis behöver mat. Maten kan vara bröstmjölk eller ersättning. Valet är föräldrarnas. I …

What does a baby need?
What does a baby need?

When you have a small newborn baby, suddenly everything revolves around the child and its needs. The little baby needs help with everything and it is your job as a parent to make sure you pray…

having a baby after involuntary childlessness
having a baby after involuntary childlessness

Getting a baby after involuntary childlessness or IVF is not as easy as one might think. Of course, the children are hotly awaited. But the childlessness story itself can sometimes put sticks to heart…

Finding other parental leave - what to do as parental leave?
Finding other parental leave - what to do as parental leave?

Jag frågade för några veckor sedan en kurator på grannbarnsjukhuset om vad hon tycker jag borde skriva om. “Skriv om att föräldralediga behöver träffa andra vuxna” sade hon. Det är så mång…

First time with a baby
First time with a baby

Fakta och råd om första tiden med bebis. Direkt av barnläkare. Många skriver ett förlossningsbrev, men det är minst lika viktigt att planera för första dagarna med en nyfödd. Här kommer ett…

Prevent allergies by sucking on childrens pacifiers!
Prevent allergies by sucking on childrens pacifiers!

Last week I wrote about allergies - the phobias of the immune system. There I explain that allergies occur when the body's immune system does not really manage to learn that nuts, or pollen, or labr ...

Is co-sleeping with a newborn baby safe?
Is co-sleeping with a newborn baby safe?

In 2013, a study on co-sleeping was published which has received a lot of attention. The study is designed to find out if breastfed babies are cohabiting with non-smoking parents in a…

Father Åberg and the five minute method
Father Åberg and the five minute method

We have received as many questions as possible about sleep methods in general and the five minute method in particular. I have read some about sleep methods and what scientific support is there and not for…

When a newborn has trouble starting to breathe - does it lack oxygen?
When a newborn has trouble starting to breathe - does it lack oxygen?

In the mother's stomach, a baby does not need to be able to breathe; When the umbilical cord is cut, this no longer works and the newborn has to start breathing. In most cases…

Anxiety about breastfeeding? It's called D-MER
Anxiety about breastfeeding? It's called D-MER

Fakta och råd om ångest av amning – eller D-MER som det också kallas. Direkt av barnläkare. D-MER betyder dysphorical milk ejection reflex . En läsare beskriver känslan mycket bra. Hej Vilk…

Working with baby, working or not?

Over the years I have been away from the active blog world, many of my past favorites have moved on, but more fun is that even more have come. Was very pleased today that up ...

Can babies suck on people's fingers?

We got a question for the blog: Hello! Small question, is it stupid to let babies, eg 4 months, sugar on people's fingers or does it play less role from the point of view of infection? Thinking ffa about non-f…

When FASS is wrong: about drugs and breastfeeding
When FASS is wrong: about drugs and breastfeeding

Vi uppmärksammar världsamningsveckan med två inlägg om läkemedel och amning! FASS är den informationskälla om läkemedel som de allra flesta känner till. Läkare och sjuksköterskor använder…

Agnes Wold on advising new parents
Agnes Wold on advising new parents

Om Det är fascinerande när man tänker på alla råd som delats ut och som nästan alla varit fullständigt fel! Min mamma brukade berätta hur hon stod och grät vid spjälsängen när jag var lit…

Pregnancy

Not so much about pregnancy here, the page is not for not written by a pediatrician. Do you want more? Email cecilia.chrapkowska at gmail.com or comment below on the page.

Should I vaccinate against the flu when I am pregnant? 


To plan for the first few days with baby

Newborn babies

The very first time is special. Here you can read about what it is like to meet a small newborn baby and things that are good to think about in the first place.

Skin to skin - best start to BB and neo

Staggering - about the first few days with baby

When a newborn has difficulty breathing - does it lack oxygen?

What does a baby need?

My baby just wants to sleep on me and doesn't want to be in arms

Mat and baby

One of the great needs of babies is food. In the post Feeding a Newborn, you can learn how to feed a newborn, whether you want to breastfeed or bottle feed. Do not you know? Read the post so you might get some input. We have a lot of posts specifically about breastfeeding and fewer about bottle feeding. Missing something? Get in touch!

Breast-feeding

Get started breastfeeding a newborn baby - when does the milk flow?

How long should you breastfeed?

Breastfeeding in everyday life - the best book about breastfeeding!

Tips for all expectant parents: take a breastfeeding course

When FASS is wrong - about drugs and breastfeeding

Which blood pressure medication during breastfeeding is safe and effective? 

Anxiety from breastfeeding - it's called D-MER

Stopping breastfeeding - how do you do it and when is it the right time? 

Bottle feeding

Bottle feeding with compensation for newborn baby - how much and how often?

To bottle feed - the best book on bottle feeding

Other food

Taste portions for baby - when and how to introduce food?

Iron deficiency and anemia or anemia in infants, children and adolescents

Sleep of a baby

Babies sleep a lot. But maybe not always when we want them to do it. How babies sleep and what methods of sleep are good can be read here. And why it is vital that babies sleep on their backs.

Infant sleep - how much or little is normal?

Get your baby to fall asleep - tips for sleeping successfully

When baby wants to sleep on stomach - do breathing alarms help with sudden infant death?

Is co-sleeping with a newborn baby safe?

Father Åberg and the five minute method

Does baby sleep better by compensation? 

Becoming a parent 

Becoming a parent is a revolutionary experience. It can be difficult to orient yourself in everything new. Here you will find some posts about finding his role as a parent. And some with support when it feels hard.

To aim high enough

having a baby after involuntary childlessness

Finding other parental leave - what to do as parental leave?

To feel like a horrible parent - when you can't bear to be a mother

Agnes Wold on erroneous advice to new parents

Becoming a parent - when the start is difficult 

Shout and colic 

All babies scream. But babies who scream extra much have colic.

Babies with colic have no benefit from stomach drops or minifoma 

Never Never Shake!

Urine and poo

Rarely are you as interested in another person's poop as when you just got a little baby. In our post Baby Bais - what is normal and not you get answers to all your questions. And don't get an answer: post your questions in the post's comment box!

Baby poop - what is normal and not? Green poop or slimy - what does it mean?

Nappy eczema, fungus around the buttocks and red baby rash

Nice and clever potty training that works

When a baby gets sick

You can find all our posts about diseases in children on the page

Childhood diseases

Here you will find some posts that are suitable for babies and when they get sick.

Baby with a common cold - how to comfort and help

About the newborn baby's immune system

RS virus in newborns, babies and children - symptoms and treatment

Milk Protein Allergy

Eczema in children 

Whooping cough - symptoms, how it sounds, vaccines, tests and treatment

child safety

As a new parent, you are responsible for protecting the child against things that are dangerous. Here you will find posts about child safety from various aspects.

Never ever shake

Can babies suck on people's fingers?

When can I travel with a baby? 

Protect your baby from TBE

Sunscreen for babies and young children - which sunscreen is good? 

Babies sweating in hot weather - should you give water to infants?

The life-threatening heat of a car

To vaccinate or not? About vaccination of babies.

tilll Plant

BVC are fixed by growth curves? Why then believe? Learn it and if a baby can actually be too thick in these posts.

That's why we love pediatrician growth curves

Thick babies and thick children  

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