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when can i give my baby ice cubes?

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Dr. Jane Lande
Specializes in Pediatrics
10 years: If the ice cube is large, don't give ice cubes until your child can swallow pills.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
3-4 years: Babies and young children should not have ice cubes, due to the risk of choking.

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What common household hazards for infants?

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When is it safe to give my baby cow's milk?

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I am afraid of the shots that I have to give my months old baby! what is the problem in order to do them later when it is a bit older?I

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Exposure: Waiting simply allows them further exposure to the diseases. And having a current epidemic of whooping cough(pertussis) where i practice, your child has an increased risk of serious disease and even death by waiting.And the shots are a much safer risk than taking a chance on getting the disease!

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