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Got A Bunch Of Old Plastic Baby Bottles From Sister Safe To Use Now
When should I put my 22 month old in a toddler bed? How can I get him to drink from a sippy cup instead of a bottle?
About now..: If your child is getting to big for the crib and has tried to get out, it is time to get him out of there! consider moving the crib mattress on to the floor so he can learn not to fall and if he does he will just roll off. As far as the bottle, its is way past due to take him off it. Remember kids learn by association, teach him to drink from a regular cup or from a straw. ...Read more
I accidently drank half an ounce of a unpasturized detox drink and i'm nursing my baby. I just fed her, will she get toxins from it?
Not sure: Not sure what drink you had. And so, hard to tell what you may get from it or if you even do. ...Read more
How to get my son to take a bottle of pumped breast milk at 3 months old my son is 3 months old I have exclusively breastfeed since day one. I have tried to get him to take a pacifier and a bottle of pumped breast milk but he wants nothing to do with eith
Smart kid: If you are there he wants the real thing.Try being absent during the process and have someone else feed him when he is hungry.When he decides there is milk to be had that way he will adapt.Later on he may be willing to do so when you offer it, but he must be motivated and try it first from someone else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a 9 month old baby girl. I accidentally bought children's acetametiphen instead of infant's. Do I need to go exchange it or is there a dosage appropriate for infants?
Fine to use : As long as the proper dosage per weight is given, it doesn't matter what preparation you use. The infant drop preparation is more concentrated & helps moms who struggle with kids to get the medicine down. Verify the concentration of the product you bought. Most have 160mg/5ml. The average 9m girl @ ~19lb would get 1/2 tsp every 6-8h. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnant. I drank out of a water bottle that was opened, drank from and 3 days old. It was drank by me or my son. Any risk with drinking old water?
My 40 days old baby boy had ear infection so Dr. advised to feed him with silver spoon and not in bottle. M feeding in bottle from day10 What do I do?
I am switching my 3 month old from breastmilk to powdered formula. What kind of water should I use to prepare it?
My 1 year old son accidentally drank a bit of my contacts solution. He seems ok and hadn't thrown up. Should I take him to the hospital?
1-800-222-1222: If you live in the US, you can call Poison Control at (800) 222-1222 for help over the phone. They can handle most questions like this without a doctor visit. You can also read the packaging for instructions on the contact solution. His ingestion is unlikely to be harmful, but you should be concerned if he has oral ulcers, vomiting, or difficulty breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i give my 18 month old reese's for pinworms? My daughter caught them from school and now her little brother has them. I considered diatomaceous earth but I'm not sure about either of them as far as the safety of them on children and toddlers
My 2 month old baby has severe colic and I have been told to feed her a tablespoon of warm water and brown sugar, is this just another wives tale?
Coiic can be Fixed: I believe that " colic" has a cause and if found, can be corrected. Among other things, hidden acid reflux, formula intolerance, poor mechanics of feeding and burping, and an incompatable bottle or nipple can be causes. These are fixable.In our practice less than 0.05% have "colic". Good exploration should find this cause.The suger is designed to increase the bowels to pass gas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a mom to 11mnth baby.i took a pill of phentermine(30mg),so i stop breastfeed for the last 76 hours (pump and dump the milk)is it safe to bf now?
See detail answer: Phentermine is an unsafe drug to take during lactation. Half-life elimination of Phentermine is about 20 hours.Assume you have no liver or kidney disease and you only accidentally took one pill of 30 mg then probably it is OK to resume breast feeding because it is already passed 76 hours. ...Read more
Used crystal meth last night and I am a nursing mom of a six month old. I have been trying to give him a bottle all night and morning & he won't take?
Pls get treatment: For your sake, and your baby's sake, please get an evaluation at a reputable treatment center in your area. Narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous are also great support, but you may need more than that to stay clean and sober. To understand why this is important, watch teh video, "pleasure unwoven, " avaiable from www.Instituteforaddictionstudy.Com/ or you can watch it on youtube. ...Read more
Not a good idea: It is not a good idea for a 2 month old baby discuss with your pediatrician.Usually we do not introduce solids including rice cereals till 6 months of age and sometime before that but not at 2 months and not in a bottle. ...Read more
Accidentally gave my 7 mth old a few honey nut Cheerios instead of the regular kind. Will she be okay?? Botulism?
Can a baby catch herpes from a pacifier ? another child had my 7week old son pacifier I rinsed it off with hot water just a little soap I'm worried
Remote possibility: Herpes virus doesn't survive on outside objects like pacifier etc. fir very long. It must be in living cells to spread the infection, such as through intimate contacts etc. Keeping an eye on the baby for development of any herpes blister would be prudent nonetheless, although less likely in this scenario. Feel good ...Read more
Can I put lemon juice in my 12 almost 13 year old doughters hair to give her highlights? Is it safe?
Yes!: There should be no issues unless she has an allergy to lemons or citrus. ...Read more
My husband sprayed aerosol insecticide 1.5 meters from a toy. Is it still safe to let my 9 months old baby play with that toy?
Wash: I would thoroughly wash the toy before usage.Then should be ok. ...Read more
My 5 month old has diaherra I have not introduced any new baby food in over a week. Should I suspend formula for now? What liquids can I give her inst
Don't panic: Most diarrhea is due to a virus, short lived and not terribly impactful. Occasionally after a bad stomach virus, kids can become temporarily lactose intolerant, so pedialyte is a good alternative for 1-2 days. However, for mild to moderate diarrhea, formula supplemented with pedialyte is fine. If vomiting or having high fever, consult your pediatrician. ...Read more