Motherhood is an extraordinary bond
One of the greatest joys of life is to welcome a newborn to the family
Tiny tots need utmost care and parental attention until they are ready to voice their needs. Apart from mother's milk, babies can consume only liquid and semi-solid foods. Parents have to be careful to provide a diet that fulfils the baby's nutritional needs.
Baby food is very different from that of an adult in terms of nutritional requirements. Infants and toddlers need a diet relatively high in healthy, unsaturated fats and foods that contain nutrients they need at this stage.
The UAE boasts of advanced paediatric care across various hospitals and clinics. Most of these departments are dedicated to excellence in child care. Beginning at birth and continuing through infancy, these centres provide comprehensive and coordinated care for the child.
Several paediatric care centres in the UAE have advanced multi-speciality healthcare facilities that bring elite healthcare services for the child. Besides providing the latest in medical and diagnostic technology, they have a locally and internationally recognised team of doctors to attend to a child's healthcare needs at the convenience of one's neighbourhood.
A number of reputed healthcare centres in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other emirates have multi-paediatric beds including dedicated Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), Transitional Care Unit (TCU), Neuro-rehabilitation Unit, medical and surgical wards, and dedicated day-case units.
There are numerous services available that focus on paediatric neurology, endocrinology, dental care, surgery, cardiology, general paediatricians and neonatology.
Every day is a new experience with a baby at home and motherhood. It's incredible how each stage in life comes with its own unique set of joys and challenges. When the baby turns, starts crawling, stands up and takes his/her first steps, these are all-important moments with wild expressions of joy.
It is exciting for every mother to hear their child's first word, see the first tooth, and experience all the changes that take place. To those who are mothers with babies, enjoy these moments for time will fly, your baby will be a man or woman, and you will wonder where the years have gone like me.