Birth of a child

The birth of a child is perhaps the greatest event in any family's life, but it is also one of the biggest challenges for parents. With the right prenatal care program, the mother and her partner will be well prepared to care for a new family member. Most babies are born healthy, and they grow into healthy adults. However, it is never too early to start some preventive action, that will allow you to live a long life in health and well-being.

Each child should be examined periodically by a doctor, learn to observe hygiene and learn the rules of proper nutrition, During the first few years, your baby's development should be monitored by your GP or pediatrician, who can be summoned, when inevitable childhood diseases occur. Soon after birth, your baby will usually develop physiological jaundice, and in the first year of life it should receive a total of 4 vaccination against hepatitis B. This issue is regulated by relevant legal provisions, but common sense also dictates, that your child has basic immunizations before going to school {Look: Vaccination Calendar p. 29).

Most children develop in height, body weight and movement skills at about the same time, but don't be too concerned, if this development is slightly different from that of the children of the neighborhood. If, on the other hand, the child is constantly and significantly different from peers, a pediatric consultation may be necessary. In addition to caring for physical health, you should also take care of your child's mental and emotional development. The love and support of family and friends help your child build faith in their own abilities, while contacts with peers allow for the development of important social skills.