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what are the differences between flu and cold symptoms in a toddler?

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Dr. Michael Holmes
Specializes in Pediatrics
Influenza is worse: Both are viral infections, so a toddler will have a medium fever (between 102-104 degrees Fahrenheit) but the flu fever lasts longer and the child looks sicker.

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What bronchiolitis symptoms do babies and toddlers have?

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Wheeze, cough: Bronchiolitis usually caused by RSV generally causes wheezing and coughing along with difficult breathing. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe requiring hospitalization at times.
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What are the best musical toys for toddlers?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Singing Parent: Seriously. This may not apply to you if you spend a lot of time face-to-face with your child already, but i think one of the main epidemics of the 21st century is the epidemic of human contact deficiency. Children go from squeaky toy to spell-and-speak to a smartphone while receiving no reinforcement of social cues. Having said that, i think the best musical toy is a toy instrument to play.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Absolutely! Well said!!
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Dr. David Barnum
Clinical Psychology 22 years experience
Exactly! In fact, we typically suggest fewer electronic noise making toys and more interaction with people during the first 2 years. The noise making toys we prefer are more to help te child learn cause -effect concepts.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Should I keep the newborn away from my toddlers when they are sick?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Yes: This is an excellent question. I would say yes (and to have them cover to cough and wash hands often). I will also refer this to other doctors to learn what our healthtap neonatologists, pediatricians and infectious disease experts have to say about exposure to 'germs' and long-term health.
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How will my addiction effect my toddler?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Confusion/hurt: Children, who may not understand that their parent’s behavior and mood is determined by the amount of alcohol or other drugs in their bloodstream, can feel confused and insecure. They love their parents and worry about them, and yet feel angry and hurt that their parents do not love them enough to stop using when they are old enough to understand.
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Should I give my toddler vitamins?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Maybe: Although most children can get all vitamins and nutrients they need from a well balanced diet, there are some times when a multivitamin can be helpful. Vit d and calcium are often lacking, especially in children who can't (or won't) drink milk. Iron can also be deficient in children who do not eat red meat.

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