What Is Lactose Intolerance?

Introduction Lactose intolerance or lactose malabsorption is a condition in which the digestive system fails to break down the sugar lactose present in milk and milk-based products. Lactose on consumption is broken down into two sugars, glucose & galactose, which can be easily absorbed into the body via the intestinal lining. The enzyme ‘lactase’ facilitating […]

How To & How Often To Wash A Baby’s Hair?

How often should a baby’s hair be washed? While the babies can be bathed frequently – at least 2-3 times a week – the same cannot be said for washing their hair. Babies have very delicate hair and scalp which can be damaged if treated with harsh chemicals or hard water. Therefore, it is usually […]

Signs Of Hearing Loss In Children

Hearing loss occurs when a part of the ear such as the outer ear, middle ear, inner ear, acoustic nerve or the auditory system stops functioning properly. The early loss of auditory senses affects the ability of the child to develop speech, language & social skills; therefore it is imperative for the children to be […]

Cause Of Ear Pain In Babies

Ear pain is one of the most common pains faced by young children. The cause for the occurrence of these pains can be attributed to one of the following diseases/infections. Otitis media with effusion– Occurs when the tube connecting the middle ear to the back of the nose (the Eustachian tube) gets blocked resulting in […]

Pacifiers For Babies– Benefits, Risks, How & When To Use Them

Pacifiers are nipple substitutes made from rubber, plastic or silicone which are given to infants as a substitute to suck upon in between feeding times to alleviate its distress and satisfy the need to suck when it is not really hungry. Many babies all over the world have a habit of sucking their fingers and […]

How To Protect Babies & Toddlers From COVID-19?

COVID-19, a respiratory infection affects people of all ages but the range of symptoms experiences and their magnitude differs from person to person. When newborns and toddlers are concerned the infection usually presents itself in a mild form but has the ability to progress into its severe version within a matter of few days if […]

How To Prepare Your Toddler For The Covid Test (Nasal & Throat Swab)

Reports of the nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal tests are a must in the current pandemic-ridden world for travels outside the state or country or for permission to attend events expecting people from different regions. Currently, schools are also reopening in a phased manner and as a result many children have to get tested (since vaccines are […]

Can a COVID Positive Mother Transmit The Virus To Her Newborn Baby?

COVID-19 is a disease affecting the respiratory system which mainly spreads as an aerosol when an infected individual speaks, coughs or sneezes. In utero transmission of COVID-19 from mother to baby – is it possible? During pregnancy, the baby is surrounded by fluid which, according to studies is in most cases is devoid of the […]

Covid Rash In Kids

COVID Toes The data available on the COVID-19 infection shows that young children are presented with very mild symptoms on contracting the disease and in some children, this can only be seen in the form of rashes which present on the toes/fingers, hence are called COVID-toes. These rashes generally look like- Red or purple toes/fingers […]


SYMPTOMS SEEN IN NEWBORNS INFECTED WITH COVID-19 Amongst the rising cases of the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), infection rates in children also seems to be on the rise. In this article we will be discussing about the clinical manifestation of the COVID-19 infection in newborns and toddlers and the vaccines authorized for use in children and […]