Introduction to Early Childhood

Parents are faced with a number of tasks to ensure healthy development in their child in early childhood. Here you will find practical, nursing and medical recommendations for the most important events in the first three years of life, as well as recommendations for specialists. Our authors are pediatricians, developmental educators, nurses, arts therapists and body therapists with extensive practical experience.

Fig. «The granddaughter in the pram» of Max Liebermann. © akg-images

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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