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mawar musfirah
Dec 28, 2021
In My Sick Baby
Have your child ever had regurgitation, vomits every few minutes, out of no where? and he actually ate the same food as everyone. No one else was vomiting. Dun dun dunnnnnn…. So thank god it’s not stomach flu (this is very contagious). What should we do if we do instead of bringing them down to AnE? Vomitting due to food poisoning caused by you know, kids can get virus from picking things up from the floor right? What I’ll do first is monitor how many times he vomits so far, his last meal time, and what comes out in his vomit. Monitor for any blood in the vomit and for this, please do not hesitate to bring to the hospital. One of the tip to get through this is to keep child hydrated and prepare plain biscuits only. Usually after vomiting child may seem thirsty but has no appetite to eat. A lot of fluid comes out of the body. Hence, it needs to be replenished. Do not give plain water on its own, no fruits and vegetables, no oats or high fibre foods and no milk too. Things you can prepare is lots of plastic bags, tissues, syringe, prepare 200ml glucose drink or sweet syrup drink like Ribena. Here is how to do it. Feed 15ml of the glucose drink every 10-15 minutes until the 200ml finishes or when child falls asleep because they do get tired after the vomitting mania. Let them sleep but monitor them hourly for fever or more vomitting. Child will get thirsty and will cry for milk. DO NOT GIVE IN. Try your very best to convince your child to not have it yet until he finished the glucose drink without vomitting. If your baby is younger, try to distract child and pacify child instead. In between the intervals, child may feel hungry, let them munch on the plain biscuits. Trust me when I say plain biscuits. You may also give them ice to suck on, or ice hydrolytes or freeze the ribena or glucose drink into ice cubes or popsicles. After a few hours of no more vomitting, you may want to celebrate but not yet. By now child may seem hungry and wants real food and milk. Trust your gut to give how much Food and Milk. Maybe start with 60ml of milk if his usual intake is 180ml. If he still wants more, he has to wait. At this point, you are almost at the end of the race. Do not risk yourself starting back to square one! Some liquid that worked when it is emergency is coconut water, isotonic drinks like Pocari Sweat or 100 plus. And the most legendary drink that once a domestic helper taught me is called “Air Garam Gula”. It’s an equal portion of salt and sugar mixed into water. It really tastes like non gassy isotonic drink but there was once, I made them too salty, it was horrible!! Hang in there. You can do this! 💪💪
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mawar musfirah
Dec 28, 2021
In My Sick Baby
Once our little ones got a fever, we parents often go into panic mode and a trip to the AnE in the middle of the night. Here are some tips to get through those sleepless nights monitoring our little ones to get through the night. Things to prepare: thermometer, medication, small towel and a bowl of room temperature water. However, if your child is below 3 months or eating and drinking less than half their usual intake, lethargic and fever for more than 72 hours, please do not hesitate to bring them to the hospital immediately. Otherwise, you may visit the GP or self-medicate with the correct amount of medication. First and foremost, I will usually see the type of fever they have by monitoring for 3 hours. If it’s low grade fever <38C, I will just keep child hydrated, comfortable, eat soupy food and get through the first 3 hours. However, if it’s >38.5C, don’t panic. Ok, you can panic. Scramble all the things you need to bring down the temperature (ie. Bowl of room temperature water and towels for sponging. I feel like those cooling patch does not really work with my kids but you can try!). I will usually not wait anymore. I will feed paracetamol first. Then, the second hour it was still at 38.9C. At this second hour, I will give Brufen. Here’s the part where it gets tricky and we do not want to mess up the timing I will usually use the Alarm clock app on my phone to help remind me for the next feed. Also, my husband and I has figured out a way to keep track of their medication especially when multiple children are sick at the same time. Take a look at our conversation below. Basically it states the name of child, temperature, medication and also the timestamp. We follow the kids’s temperature instead of medicating them religiously. We try to let the body fight it a little and pace out their medication timing. It made them break their fever really quickly and go about their usual routine as soon as they can. Another tip is that, for fevers, I usually try to keep them active and moving around. I will usually wait for the moment they break a sweat. Break a sweat = break the fever. So, let them sweat it out! Sometimes people may tell our kids that they’re sick and they should lay down and rest. But kids being kids, they want to explore and play. Let them be. WAIT FOR THE SWEAT.
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mawar musfirah
Dec 28, 2021
In Child-Friendly Recipes
This is basically lemak cili padi but without cili padi. Some people will just call this kuah lemak but I like calling it lemak cili padi kids version because I usually make this version whenever I am making the spicier version. Ingredients: - 1 red onion (blend) - 3 cloves garlic (blend) - 1‘ ginger (blended) - 100ml coconut milk / full cream milk - Daun Kunyit / lime leaf - 1-2 pc Asam Keping - 1 table spoon cooking oil / Olive oil - Chicken / fish meat Instructions: 1) Heat up a pot with oil and add in the blended ingredients. 2) Fry until the smell is awesome. At this point, I was able to wash rice to be served later. 3) Add coconut milk or full cream and stir 4) Bring it up to a boil and add chicken meat. 5) Add Asam Keping, daun kunyit into the gravy. 6) Turn off heat once it’s done!
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mawar musfirah
Dec 28, 2021
In Child-Friendly Recipes
Chicken soup is so versatile. I usually use this to make child-friendly mee soto, macaroni soup, chicken rice soup, chicken porridge. The secret to this is to make the chicken broth properly. Ingredients: - chicken feet - chicken bones - chicken - 1 holland onion - 3 cloves Garlic - carrot (chopped) - celery (chopped) - tomato - fried shallots - corriander leaves Instructions: 1) Heat up a small pot at medium heat. Add in chicken bones and chicken feet. Mix until they are well heated up. 2) Add room temperature or cold water to the desired amount. Usually I will cover till 1 inch above the chicken. 3) Boil high for 20 mins. Then, reduce the heat to add in the vegetables and tomatoes. 4) Sieve the chicken bones out. Add corriander And fried shallots and turn off the heat. 5) I do add a bit of salt for my older kids at this point. Serve with Macaroni!
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