A 36-year-old member asked:
are simple finger foods safe for nine to twelve month old babies?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Try to avoid foods that often trigger allergies in babies. Egg whites and chocolate should be avoided until after one year. Orange juice, tomatoes, peanut butter and strawberries are often hard on babies. This is also a good time to begin massaging babies gums with a soft cloth so a toothbrush will be accepted later. I will do a blood check for anemia.
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Pediatrics 44 years experience
Finger foods 9-12 mo: The babies have their teeth come in at ~ 9-11 mo, they can chew and
eat finger foods blended or soft to swallow.
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When is it ok to give my baby juice?
9 doctor answers • 19 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Six months: Six months is when juice and water are generally started for infants. However, juice (which is mostly sugar and water) is not a necessary part of infant nutrition and most pediatricians (and dentists) would be quite fine with never giving it to infants.
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Can the flu shot give my baby the flu?
12 doctor answers • 31 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: The flu shot is dead. It cannot give your baby the flu. While as in any vaccinations, there are some minor side effects, e.g. Fever, the benefit of the shot far outweighs contracting the flu itself from an infected person. If your little one is over 6 months, then he/she should get it.
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Should I be worried about parabens and phthalates in skincare products for babies?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
No: Not unless he/she has had evidence of an irritant rash or contact dermatitis after using a sunscreen containging these. Preservative sensitivity is not common. For babies and children with very sensitive skin good, "hypoallergenic" products to try include: blue lizard australian suncream, california baby water resistant, hypo-allergenic. And aveeno (oatmeal) baby sunblock lotion.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
I saw something on tv about autism now being able to be detected in a baby so is this true?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Concern not confirm: The american academy of pediatrics has developed testing to screen children within the first two years of life at risk for autism spectrum disorder. Questionnaire forms are used as well as performance tests. Concern may indicate referral for behavior therapy. It may take a few years before definite diagnosis is possible.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Why does the tip of my fingers start to peel and get really dry after cooking with onions?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Acid: The onions have an acid that drys and etches the skin.
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