Visual development in children

child vision

The vision of the child develops gradually over time. The main stages of visual development are:

child vision

  • Follow the light that shines: from the earliest days of birth.
  • Contact with the mother: from 6 weeks
  • Interest shiny objects: 2 to 3 months
  • Eye movements coordinated: 4 months.

The vision of the child is less than that of adults and progresses through time:

  1. 1 month: 5% of the vision of the adult
  2. 2 to 4 months: 20% of the vision of the adult
  3. 1 year: 30 to 40% of the vision of the adult
  4. 3 to 4 years: 80 to 100% of the vision of the adult.

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The problem of flat feet in children

children flat feet

The flat foot is one of the reasons that lead parents to consult pediatricians in general. Spurred by painful problems in children or personal experience of the parents during childhood, parents are concerned for this problem and its consequences on the future life of the child and the possible influence of the vertebral column.

children flat feet

Many children across generations have been treated for the problem of the flat feet on the soles of special shoes, surgery to correct the shape of the foot.

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Fever in children, what to do

fever in children

What is fever?
Fever involves the evaluation of body temperature over 37.4º C or 37.9º C using a thermometer and not the hand.

fever in children

What should we do before seeing the pediatrician?
Keep a comfortable room temperature, not making the child a lot of clothes, give him sugary liquids. Control temperature and deal with some antithermic with usual doses and intervals of time between each shot. Cold baths can reduce fever immediately but in moderation which means not compress with ice cubes.

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The diet of diabetic children

diet for children

There is not an ideal diet for children with diabetes, only to watch his diet and take precautions to not have consequences.

diet for children

Diabetic babies can eat normal schedules and take insulin depending on their level of glucose in the blood. After infancy, the doctor will often recommend a diet plan based on consumption of fiber, low sugar, varied food.

Measures the most important to have a healthy diet and consume meals balanced and moderate of vegetables and fruit.

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