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A 27-year-old female asked:

hi, i have twin girls that are 11 months old and one of them just came home from the hospital, the other one likes to pull on her tubes, suggestions?

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Create obstacles: to pulling on the tubes. You can wrap the site with gauze, cover with clothing that the other twin cannot get into readily, secure the proximal end of the tube to a layer of clothing and place another layer over it. If you are dealing with nasal tubing, you will have to keep them far enough apart that the twin cannot reach her sister's tubing. Always be sure YOU can get to and inspect the tubes.

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