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where is the best place in the u.s. (city or state) to live if you have a disabled child?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No best place: As the mother of a teen with special needs i know there is no "best place" city or state to raise a child with disabilities. The key is to learn how to network with other families with children with similar conditions. It is important to find a pediatrician who can be your child's medical advocate help you to coordinate medical services. With you on the journey of amazon advocacy:).

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Slowly: I recommend starting solid foods at 4 months for bottle fed babies and 6 months for breast fed babies. I recommend starting one new food at a time with small amounts. I increase slowly over 3 to 4 days to observe for any reaction then start the next food. I usually start with cereal mixed with breast milk or formula fed with a spoon. Next i offer yellow and green vegetables then fruit.
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If I need another child when is the best time to have another, while I don't need to wait long

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What are the best rules to set for my child?

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Focus on safety: Set rules surrounding safety issues- like how to cross a street, not talking to strangers, etc. These are the most important for your child to learn well and early. Practice them often to help with reinforcement. Other important concepts include learning manners (please and thank you) and how to play nicely with other kids (no biting, sharing).
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What is the best thing to do about excema and how do children get it?

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Moisturize skin: Children are often genetically predisposed to getting eczema, and it often is seen with other allergies and asthma. To treat you need to keep the skin well moisturized- use a daily moisturizing cream. Sometimes children may also need topical creams to help with the inflammation (such as hydrocortisone) or to combat a secondary bacterial infection. Anti-histamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with itch.
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mild eczema may only require using a good moisturizer and taking few preventive steps, but moderate or severe eczema usually require the use of steroid creams for flare up and some kids need a non steroidal cream used for an extended period of time.
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How would I best prepare my sitters for emergencies with my chronically ill child?

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Emergencies: Specific instructions about your child's illness and what to look out for. Make sure they are CPR - certified. Have a video monitor in your child's room installed if you are really worried about oversight.

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