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how to rehydrate a 2 year old?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Rehydration: Use an electrolyte solution such as pedialyte. Offer6 ounces every 4 hours. Stay away from milk or dairy products for a couple of days. Use pedilyte for36-48 hours

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How to handle 102 fever in 2 year old

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) +/- see DR.: A normal, healthy, happy toddler who gets a fever of 102 (but no other symptoms) most likely has caught a virus, or a bacterial ear or throat infection. A first step is to give tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, which will lower the fever for a few hours. Then, one decides when to see a doctor (today, tomorrow, or later) depending on how ill the toddler appears. Sick-looking children should a doctor very soon.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can you discipline a 2yo when he is behaving badly?

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Dr. Craig Canapari
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Redirection is best : Your average two year old will not really learn from time outs, etc. Your best bet it to redirect them from an undesirable activity to another-- for example, if they are trying to climb the stairs, offer them a toy or move them to another part of the house.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do I protect my 2-year-old from falls?

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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Supervise: Teach your child not to climb on furniture or cabinets. Do not place furniture (on which children may climb) near windows or on balconies. Install window guards on windows above the first floor (unless this is against your local fire codes.) use stair gates or lock doors to dangerous areas like the basement.
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How do I keep my 2-year-old safe around water?

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Supervise.: Continuously watch your child around any water.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How do I prevent my 2-year-old from getting poisoned?

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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Eliminate poisons.: Keep all medicines, vitamins, cleaning fluids, and other chemicals locked away. Buy medicines in containers with safety caps. Do not put poisons into drink bottles, glasses, or jars. Put the poison center number on all phones (1-800-222-1222).

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