Baby Care

Baby is taken care of by their parents. Newborns have poor immune power, and it is necessary to wash hands before touching the newborn. It is necessary to support the head and the neck of the newborn. Newborns should not be shaken as it can cause bleeding in the brain. The newborn should be handled with care and safety. A smooth sponge cloth has to be used for bathing the baby. Bathing a baby two to three times a week is good as frequent bathing can cause dryness in babies. It is good to give breastfeeding for newborn babies.

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I have a 3-month-old baby with very dry skin. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 3-month-old boy baby, and I need your help because my baby cannot sleep well as his face is very itchy, dry, and reddish. I do not know if it is eczema. I have tried applying a few creams, but there have been no results. Can you please help?  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The skin of the child is very dry. I would suggest the following: 1. Mustela baby emollient cream for application to the face. 2. Avoid bathing the baby with soap, not more than once a week. I advise daily sponging to maintain cleanline...  Read Full »

My 5.2 months old daughter has fever and cold. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,My baby girl is five months and two weeks old. From yesterday, she has a fever, especially at night. She has a running nose and cold feet. She is very dull and weak. I gave her Piccan syrup and Vitamin C drops. Please help. Thank you  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can stop Piccan syrup (Paracetamol and Diphenhydramine) as of now. It is better to consult your pediatrician regarding the same as per the condition prevailing in your country regarding Vitamin C drops. Also, it is essential to see if the child's temperature is abov...  Read Full »

Why is my 2-year-old child is not sleeping properly?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old son is having a high body temperature of about 99.5 F to 101 F. The temperature rise is felt mainly in the forehead for more than a month. We use AC more often. Could this be due to Ac? If not, what may be the causes of his high temperature? Secondly, he cannot have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The answer to your queries are as follows; 1) Temperature of 99 F, 100 F, and even 101 F are not considered high. Only if the temperature is more than 104 F it should be concerned. 2) It is important to know the method of recording the temperature. It will ...  Read Full »

How to know if my infant is allergic to cows' milk?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-month-old baby has been vaccinated today morning by 10. He was sleepy for most of the afternoon and seems hungrier than usual and by 8:30 pm tonight, he started vomiting and continued for the next few hours. He has a mild fever of 37.7 C. I fed him sweet potatoes this evening at...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello,Welcome to note the following important points:1) None of the vaccines cause vomiting.2) 37.7 C is a normal temperature post-vaccination, so you need not worry about that.3) Regarding the history of vomiting, it is not strong enough to suggest an allergy to cow milk protein....  Read Full »

My 8-month-old suffers from a rash on the neck, chest, and face. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My 8 months old baby is suffering from allergy or rash.¬†First, it started on her neck, small tiny bump-like and then now appeared on her face, chest and all over her neck. What will be the issue? She had eczema before a month and was treated for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi,Welcome to can be a few common reasons for this rash.Oil massage is the most common reason. If so, then please stop doing oil massage.Milk dripping down the chin and neck. This may happen when the child is feeding. If the milk stays there, in some children it may cause irritatio...  Read Full »

My baby is not taking proper feed for his growth. How to take care of him?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of a three-month-old baby. My baby is not eating enough and it resulted in causing other issues such as constipation, gas, and decreased urine output. I have tried changing many bottles and formulas. But nothing helped him. He just takes around 400 ml of milk in a maximum o...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is normal to have a weight of 5.9 kilograms in a three month old child. This is the weight that is usually present in a six months old child. So this definitely means that feeds are more than sufficient for the child. It is normal in children below the age of six mon...  Read Full »

How to help my 10-week-old baby with digestive issues?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10-week old baby is having digestive issues since birth. He passes gas extremely and experiences severe pain and discomfort when trying to pass gas and stool sometimes. Nothing helps him. We have tried giving gas drops and bicycling his legs. We have changed formulas and now he is tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Children below the age of six months make a lot of odd noises before or after passing stools. It is a normal phenomenon. Also passing gas is a normal phenomenon. Some children pass gas like an adult and it is completely normal. There is no need of taking medications bec...  Read Full »

My 11 days old baby has not passed stool for 36 hours. Is it good?

Query: Hi doctor, My newborn baby is 11 days old. For the past 36 hours, she did not pass stools but urinates now and then. Do I need to wait patiently or need to consult a pediatrician soon? She is taking Flacol pediatric drop along with the feed three times a day and Norsol nasal drop is also used. Her ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is normal for children below the age of six months to pass stool 10 to 20 times a day or once in two or three days. Both are normal and it is not considered as constipation or diarrhea. It does not require treatment. Treatment is required only when there is fever, le...  Read Full »

One liter water bottle fallen in my 5.5 months old baby's head. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My baby was 5.5 months old. One liter water bottle fallen in my baby's head, and that place became reddish. Already she was suffering from fever too. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please apply cold water bag to the reddish area. Also, you will need to start the child on drops crocin based on the current weight of the child (is it 2.72 kg? 2.72 kg is too less for a 5.5 months old child). Dose for 2.72 kg is 0.3 ml of drops crocin (100 mg/ml). A...  Read Full »

My 2 year old baby is constipated for past four months. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 2 years old. For the past four months, she gets constipated. She has to move her bowels daily because if she does not have it more than 24 hours, she will get constipated. We tried changing her milk, but it only made her stools harder. She is currently on similac go and gro...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Instead of using 30 ml water with each scoop, please add 45 ml water to each scoop for making the formula. Also, reduce the consumption of milk and simultaneously increase the consumption of fruits, vegetables, chicken, etc., whatever the child likes. As of now, you ca...  Read Full »

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