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Farewell 2011 and Welcome 2012 – Happy New Year!

December 31, 2011 1 comment

Happy New Year 2012

All of us at Happy Baby USA would like to thank you for your support.  2011 was the year when it all started for us and we are committed to continue to provide you unique and important information concerning our loved ones.  May the new year bring further blessings and happiness to all of you.

Happy moms, happy dads, happy babies.

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Babies and Infection – Why does my baby keep getting sick?

November 9, 2011 2 comments

Why does my baby keep getting sick!

Is there something wrong with my baby?  Should I be concerned?  Are there any ways to prevent this?  These are just a few of the many questions this article will attempt to explain.

Let us start with a little background on the immune system.

Simply speaking, the immune system is your body’s defense mechanism against foreign and infectious agents.  The immune system comprises of two main components – innate and adaptive.  Innate immunity can be thought of typically as your first line of defense, like the skin, mucous membranes and specific cells of the body such as neutrophils and macrophages.  Adaptive immunity can be compared to an elite group of special forces – lymphocytes (B and T cells), plasma cells and antigen presenting cells.  Plasma cells and B cells create antibodies for the immune system.  Innate and adaptive immunity together work hand in hand to protect the body from foreign and infectious agents. Read more…

Check the Tires on your Cars and SUVs

October 26, 2011 1 comment

Checking the tires on your cars/suvs are very important!  Not only can it improve your gas mileage, it can improve the safety and performance of your vehicle.  Think of your tires like a pair of shoes.  There are two tennis players with the same strength and athletic ability.  The only difference is their pair of shoes.  One is wearing a brand new sneakers and the other is wearing the same pair except that the treads are all worn out.  Who would perform better?  To make another extreme point, not all tires are created equal.  Some are better than others in the same category and some just don’t fit the season.  A serious tennis player would never play in a pair of running shoes and certainly a marathon runner would never run in high heels.  Tires are as important to our daily lives as are shoes. Read more…

Babies and Infection – My Baby has a Fever! (Part 2)

October 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Part 1 of My Baby has a Fever discussed the definition, causes and the mechanism of fever. Specific age groups doctors use to assess a baby with a fever was also addressed.  Part 2 of the series will now discuss how to evaluate a child who requires a doctor and discuss the management of fever.

It is important to know when a child with fever should be taken to the doctor’s office.  The table above serve as a small guideline to determine whether the child needs to be taken to the hospital immediately or not.  Read more…

How to protect my baby against household germs!

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Babyproof your home against household germs!  This is necessary because germs are everywhere and all parents want what’s best for their children.  Indeed, baby-proofing your home is a crucial step for the well-being of your child.  People most often associate “babyproofing” with maintaining safety measures such as covering up the electricity outlets, setting up safety gates for stairs, using rubber bumpers for sharp corners, installing door stoppers to prevent hand injuries. etc.  Many start to childproof their home in this manner when their baby starts to crawl around the house.  However, what is often neglected involves something that are is – GERMS.  It is especially daunting to find out that your house is filled with germs that can potentially be dangerous to your baby’s health.

Baby-proofing your home against household germs is very important especially during the first year your baby’s life because at this time, the infant’s immune system is at its weakest point in his/her entire life. Read more…

Baby Vaccinations

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Vaccinations are one of the best means to prevent disease and malaise in babies and children.

(Click the picture to download the latest PDF vaccination schedule for babies – June 2011.)

As of 2011, there are currently 16 diseases that children are being vaccinated against.  They are measles, mumps and rubella, hepatitis B, diptheria, pertussis and tetanus, poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, hepatitis A, rotavirus, varicella, pneumococcal disease, meningocooccal disease and influenza.  Human papillomavirus HPV vaccine has been recommended Read more…

Babies and Infection – My Baby has a Fever! (Part 1)

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment

My baby has a fever!  What should I do?  The first article in a two-part series will define what a fever is, discuss the mechanism of a fever and provide a small insight to a doctors perspective on fever according to age groups.

What is a Fever

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