Monday, December 7, 2009

Justin Sunbathing, Naked

Baby Justin was jaundiced on the forth day of his birth. Jaundice is a common yellow discolouration among newborn, due to the newborn liver's inability to break down bilirubin fast enough. More info about jaundice for newborn can be found here.

Some simple treatments can be done by parents. Among the treatments are encouraging the baby to drink more (so that the bilirubin level in the body can be reduced via urination) or sunbath them. So, we stripped him naked, put on my chest, and let him enjoy the morning (8~10am) sunbath beside the window for roughly about 10 minutes. :-D

The fact is, Justin's prolonged jaundice worries us. But after thorough readings, only to find that breastfed babies tend to take longer time to subside. However, as a precaution, we took him to the pediatrician for some check up (including blood test). We prayed to God, hopefully nothing serious.

Other then jaundice, Justin is growing healthily. Older generation strongly recommends that we should protect Justin's hand with glove. But after reading some informative articles, experts were actually recommending not to wear them too frequent to allow the baby's hand to develop the sense of touch faster. Indeed, it works. Justin learnt how to grab within a week. He'd even tried to explore with his hands by touching, grabbing or even swinging actively. That brought smiles to our face. :-D


Our life had changed. Everything is about our son Justin for now. May God give us strength and wisdom to bring him up to become a healthy and fine gentleman.

30 comments:

@xiM said...

CUTE LITTLE JUSTIN!

:)

hope you make a good dad..:)you always will.

ainmuttaqin said...

cute nyer! jeles2X..ni nak ada baby lagi nie..so sapa yg jaga malam2 tukar pampers,layan baby etc..papa or mama??hihihi

Anak Jawa said...

josh, sori...
tak sempat nk kasi akar2 kayu masa p kajang ari tuu. hehehe

shilawali said...

Jaundiced ... sapa yg jaundiced kan?

True ... true ah josh. Arissa pon x pakai mittens & now dia suka hisap penumbuk dia, mcm mkn ice cream.

pendayung said...

Josh, The way I treat jaundice for my kids = I beli sejenis bunga kering dr kedai Singseh. Bunga ni, bila rebus akan tukar air rebusan jadi kuning. lepas tu, gunakan air rebusan ini (bila dah sejuk lah) untuk mandi baby. Eventhough I am tech savvy - tp I believe in traditional healing. u tak caya sinseh meh ?

PUTUBAMBU said...

may little justin get well soon ye..!

breastfeed je Josh.. tu je ubat terbaik buat dia..



* nasib baik baby Justin yg naked..kalau bapaknya... tak sanggup aku masuk blog ni..hehehe

Mohd Hisham said...

That's it - I want a baby too... so educational...

SJ said...

awww..look at his little fingers

A smile from SJ =)

kak ja said...

Nak tanya soalan paling bodo dlm dunia: naper tangan Justin kecik tp tangan papa dia manyak besaq?

My 2-month-old nephew (adik McNab)pun masa awal2 dulu kena jaundice gak.. lama gak; mcm Josh kata, breastfed babies take longer to subside.. So, i Allah Baby Justin pun tak apa2..

Tp syukur sgt, my nephew n Baby Justin xde masaalah G6PD, kan?

budleee said...

sun bathing naked..

no tan line yah


hiksss

:p

:: NbC :: said...

sian Justin, having a speedy recovery yea cutie. Cute nye bile he grabs the mummy's finger

Josh said...

[Axim] Thanks bro. When's your turn?

[Ain-ain] Waaaaaaa, nak baby lagi yek?? Sure Sableh gembira lompat-lompat kalo Ain-ain cakap camtu kat dia. hehehehe

Josh said...

[AJ] Takpe cikgu. Kalo akar kayu tak dapat kali ni, len kali cikgu bagi angpow pulak yer, Justin satu, bapak dia pun satu. :-P

[Puan Lala] Jaundice tu bilirubin yg juandiced kan. hehehe..
Oooo itu namanyer mittens yek? Hahaha... takleh panggil glove?

Josh said...

[Pendayung] Saya caya yg proven jer, yg kolot-kolot tak caya. hehehe.. Pasal bunga kuning tu, it's actually buah. Kita ada jugak pakai. But only for a while, sebab kuning tu yg menyebabkan kulit Justin kuning dan kita susah nak bezakan tu stain ker jaundice.

[Putu] Thanks.
Hahaha.. kalo bapak yg naked, rasanyer blog ni penuh dengan pengunjung kot. hahahaha

Josh said...

[Mohd Hisham] Hi there my friend. Well come to my blog. If you want a baby, first you must marry a wife. And if you're already married, then you should do your work. hahaha..

[SJ] Hi SJ. Well come to my blog. Yah, the gentle squeeze of that little hand really melts our heart.

Josh said...

[Kak Ja] Ni jawapan bodoh kepada soklan cerdik pandai Kak Ja. Tangan papa dia manyak besaq sebab badan papa dia manyak besaq! Tangan Justin kecik sebab badab Justin kecik. Betul tak cikgu?

Yah, Justin takde masalah G6PD.

[Bud] Hahahaha... no tan line, he's fully naked. hehehe

Josh said...

[Pinky] Thanks Pinky. Yah, it's so cute when he grab mummy's hand.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! josh...whoaaaahhhh...justin so sexy! hahahhaa...

Josh said...

[Danial] Of Course lah! he got my genes.

Syam said...

josh...it is true you don't have to protect his hand with glove. Child develop fast and we must always touch them...fell them...so that they will always fell someone loves him.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! josh...but normally u need to put on baby mittens during sleeping time because sometimes the baby like to scratch the face since the skin still soft and sensitive...but during the day it is no need to put one...

yazrie said...

Naper Papa Justin tak strip naked sama2...Heheeh..Sian Justin je yang naked...

Betul tak kat Putu..Heheheh

[danial][ma] said...

hej! josh...and another thing that putting the mittens and sock during the night are to avoid the baby loose the body heat to much...

[danial][ma] said...

hej! yazrie...a naked baby is cute, but a naked daddy? can't imagine that...hahahahaa...

Josh said...

[Syam] yah, it's true. That's what i'd read.

[Danial] Waaa.. expert nampak! hehehe
In fact, we put on the mittens only when he sleep at night, cause it's colder. His nails are constantly trimmed to avoid scratches. But of course, sometimes it;s unavoidable.

Yaz, kalo papa Justin yg naked, Josh takut macam-macam respond ada. Ada yang suka, ada yg tak suka, ada yg terkejut, ada yg teruja, ada jugak yang muntah darah. Haaa, siapa susah?? Baik biar Justin naked jer, sebab respond yg dapat satu jer .."eeeee, cutenyerr Justin". Kaaaaan

kok@un said...

Ah Josh, 宝贝的中文名是?

budak bengang said...

thats the luckiest baby on Earth :D

Josh said...

[kok@un] it's Hao Ern, God's abundance grace.

[Budak Bengang] Geee, thanks!

Cath J said...

Same here.. my boy got that on his 2nd week.. and I sunbath him too.. ^_^

Josh said...

[CJ] Oo, it seems to be common to get jaundice for babies nowaday.