Arriving Safely – What the Baby Needs

Information for parents on prevention in infancy

What is needed in the first months of a baby’s life for him to arrive safely and grow up? What can parents do to ensure that their child develops well? Vitamin D, fluoride—what makes sense? What do you do about teeth problems? How can caries be prevented? Good sleep—what does it require? How long do we breastfeed and when do we start the baby on solid foods? What does the child need for a healthy diet? How should he be carried?

Answers to these and many other important questions can be found in the following video contributions by the experienced pediatrician Dr. med. Christoph Meinecke. 

A production by GESUNDHEIT AKTIV in cooperation with the Medical Section at the Goetheanum.

WHAT THE BABY NEEDS FOR LIFE

FEVER

VITAMIN D

DENTAL HEALTH

HEALTHY NUTRITION

LEARNING TO EAT

LEARNING TO DRINK

LEARNING TO SLEEP

STIMULATION

BONDING

CARRYING


Research news

Parental Confidence in Fever Management - Results from an App-Based Registry    
Parents' confidence regarding their children's fever is a key factor in its management and there is still unnecessary anxiety and associated antipyretic overuse. The FeverApp application collects naturalistic real-time data on febrile infections and educates parents on fever management. First entry data of 3721 children (mean age 21 months) was assessed. Antipyretics were used initially in 14.7% of children. Their use was mostly associated with febrile temperature, but also low well-being of the children. Thus, associations were partly in accordance with recent guidelines. All results are published open access: 
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192114502.


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