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Most Common Causation of Newborn Death in Indonesia

Posted: June 29th 2016

Neonates are the names for newborns or those aged 0-28 days. Babies less than one month old have very weak bodies and are prone to disease. That is why newborn babies need special attention so that their health remains optimal. Because if not, this could be fatal and lead to death. In fact, what are the causes of death for newborns in Indonesia? Here’s the explanation. The cause of death for newborns in Indonesia Reporting from the press release of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, the infant mortality rate in Indonesia was recorded to have decreased to 10,294 cases in 2017. Even though it seems profitable, the Central Bureau of Statistics reveals the astonishing fact that every hour, 8 newborns die in Indonesia. When accumulated, this means that there are about 192 babies who must die every day. This was confirmed by Dr. Budihardja Singgih, DTM & H, MPH, as … Read more


How to Deal with Hiccups on Babies

Posted: June 23rd 2016

New parents may often feel confused and worried if their baby experiences things that adults consider trivial. Hiccup is one of them. Then, how do you deal with hiccups in babies? Causes of hiccups in babies Not only adults who experience hiccups, in fact, babies can also experience hiccups at a very early age. Hiccups are basically caused by the contraction of the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a large sheet of muscle under the lungs, and together with the muscles between the ribs, we can breathe. Contraction of these muscles can suck air into the lungs, and the entry of air quickly causes the epiglottis to close. The epiglottis is a tissue flap in the throat that closes when we swallow to prevent food, drink, or saliva from being inhaled into the lungs. This sudden closure of the throat tissue is what causes hiccups. Hiccups are annoying for adults, as … Read more


Making Peace with Unplanned Pregnancy

Posted: June 17th 2016

Unplanned pregnancy is certainly confusing news for you. Whether it’s an unwanted pregnancy, or not planned like headaches. Various negative emotions emerge at once: sadness, worry, and fear about being able to undergo pregnancy and future parenting, anger at yourself and your partner, and it may even reduce interest in maintaining the womb. Child & Family Psychologist, Anna Surti Ariani, S.Psi, M.Sc., said that even though this is hard to accept, it will continue to be a disaster if you don’t immediately find a way to make peace. “If this is not accepted as a gift, it will continue to be a disaster,” he said. “Irritation, resentment, sadness, fear, all psychological problems need to be resolved. If this is over, the pregnancy will be better, ”he continued. The psychologist who is often called Nina said that all negative emotions resulting from an unplanned pregnancy must be neutralized immediately within 2 … Read more


How Unplanned Pregnancy Affects Mental Health

Posted: June 7th 2016

Pregnancy, for many, is very eagerly awaited and encouraging news. However, this is not the case if the pregnancy is unexpected. Child & Family Psychologist, Anna Surti Ariani, S.Psi, M.Sc., said, “This pregnancy was not planned, right, there are several things, yes, it could be unwanted, unplanned, or conciliatory.” According to a psychologist who is often called Nina, an unexpected pregnancy has the potential to make a mother-to-be feel guilty. “I wish you weren’t pregnant. If only I didn’t do that. If only I hadn’t been late taking pills or injections, ”he said giving an example. Nina herself said that during the pandemic, where there was a recommendation to stay at home, there was a discourse on the phenomenon of the baby boom or the number of pregnancies because the couple was constantly at home. “Because of this pandemic, many are using injection contraceptives so they can’t keep their schedule … Read more


Safety Guide for Piggyback Riding on Bicycle with Kids

Posted: May 11th 2016

Bicycles are an ideal mode of transportation for short trips. In addition, cycling is also healthy for the body. Cycling is a hobby that is often difficult to leave. But if you have babies or toddlers, dare you to ride them and ride together?  Many parents are hesitant to take their baby or toddler on a bicycle. No matter how confident you are of your cycling skills, there are many risk factors that can be difficult to control on the road.  To ride a bicycle with babies and toddlers is risky, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done at all. So that you can safely and confidently bring your baby or toddler on a bike ride, check out the important rules below. When Can Kids Start Piggyback Riding? Until now, there are no official rules when children can ride a bicycle with their parents. One thing is for sure … Read more


Montessori Method Allows Children to Express Themselves

Posted: May 3rd 2016

Montessori is an educational method invented by Maria Montessori about 100 years ago. This modern education pattern is considered different from other educational styles. What makes the difference? Check out the full explanation in this article. What is the Montessori education method? Montessori is an educational method developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. She graduated from medical school in 1869 and became one of the first female doctors in Italy. His job as a doctor brought him to meet children, since then Dr. Montessori became interested in education and developed this method as a result of his research on the intellectual development of mentally retarded children. The characteristics of the Montessori education method are the emphasis on self-direction activities in children and clinical observation from the teacher who functions as a facilitator or companion. This method also emphasizes the importance of adapting the learning environment to the level of child development … Read more


Teach Your Kids to Like Reading

Posted: April 15th 2016

Reading is a window to the world. By reading, you will gain broad insights. Reading also trains you to empathize with others. In fact, studies have shown that people who like to read books can live happier lives. Unfortunately, some Indonesians don’t like to read books. You can start introducing your child to various books from childhood to foster interest in reading. Here are tips that you can apply to make your children love reading books. Various benefits when children read There are various benefits of reading books that can be obtained. In addition to making you live happier, reading is an activity that provides calm and lowers blood pressure. Reading also improves the cognitive function of the brain to think, understand the context, and sharpen the ability to remember. Therefore, being diligent in reading can reduce your risk of various age-related brain diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. How … Read more


How to Handle a Child’s Tantrum

Posted: April 13th 2016

Tantrums are the most common problem in children under five. It is not uncommon for parents to find it difficult to cope with and deal with a tantrum child, especially in public. The following is an explanation of tantrums in children, starting from the definition, the causes, to how to overcome them. What is a tantrum? Tantrums are emotional outbursts, which are usually characterized by stubbornness, crying, screaming, yelling, defiance, or anger. When children are tantrums, you may become frustrated and confused about them. Tantrums are part of normal child development because they are trying to show that they are upset. Generally, tantrums will occur in the second year of a child’s life, when early childhood language development begins to develop. This is because toddlers can’t say what they want, feel, or need. However, as language skills improve, this tantrum tends to decrease. What causes tantrums in children? This term … Read more


Synbiotic is a Mean to Prevent Allergy in Children

Posted: April 6th 2016

Your child’s immune system starts from a healthy digestive system. This is fully supported by the consumption of daily intake. One intake that has good benefits for your child’s digestive system is the content of synbiotics. Synbiotics, which are a combination of FOS: GOS prebiotics, and B.breve probiotics, are also closely related to reducing the risk of allergies in children in general. So, let’s find out what is the importance of synbiotic intake for your child. Synbiotics and their role in preventing the risk of allergies in children Synbiotics are a combination of prebiotics and probiotics. This content has a dual role in protecting the digestive health of your child and also prevents the risk of allergies in your child’s body. Some growth milk products include synbiotics because they provide benefits in supporting the child’s overall health. Based on the journal Dietary in Gastrointestinal Disease, in general, synbiotics bring the … Read more


5 Types of Children’s Games for Optimal Growth and Development

Posted: April 4th 2016

Dear moms and dads playing is a child’s world. Most of the wake-up time is done for this. However, playing activities is not just having fun, you know! There, your little one will hone skills, increase knowledge, and stimulate growth and development without realizing it. Based on the above, parents should often invite their children to play. Not only letting them play alone, but they can play together which can lead to bonding or attachment between parent and child. In addition, choosing toys that are safe and appropriate for your little one is also needed. According to the General Practitioner for Montessori and Early Literacy Activists, Pinansia Finska Poetri at an online parenting seminar held by the Kodomo Challenge some time ago, playing and learning activities are not separate things. Both are the same. Nor does one need to take precedence over the other. Every play activity for children is … Read more



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