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What can I do to protect my kids from wandering and falling into the neighbors pool?

What can I do to protect my kids from wandering and falling into the neighbors pool?

FENCE: Install a barrier between your property and the pool you are worried about. Ensure it's proper height and that slats are spaced close enough sonthat kids can't slip through. Install keyed locking gates and put those keys in a place that the children have no access to. Then, provide adequate supervision of the children so that they don't have the chance to sneak over and get in the pool. ...Read more

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How contaminated are the bottoms of shoes? If I walk through my house with shoes does that put my daughter in danger when she's crawling on the ground

How contaminated are the bottoms of shoes? If I walk through my house with shoes does that put my daughter in danger when she's crawling on the ground

Not to worry: If you work at some industrial plant then wear plant boots and switch to "civilian" shoes at home. Otherwise, don't sweat it. Think about all the times an infant is crawling around and puts stuff in it's mouth. We're built to survive! ...Read more

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How can I keep my baby safe from ticks when our dogs bring them in all the time?

How can I keep my baby safe from ticks when our dogs bring them in all the time?

Tick check: The simplest way is to check your dogs for ticks before you go into your house and expose your baby to your dogs. Otherwise, it's best to separate the dogs from your baby, to decrease the risk of tick exposure. ...Read more

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How can I stop/reduce my face getting red as this happens all the time from talking to people or walking in the house from being outside in the cold?

How can I stop/reduce my face getting red as this happens all the time from talking to people or walking in the house from being outside in the cold?

Treatmt for flushing: Flushing can be treated with oral medications or a vascular laser. All things that warm up one's face, including hot showers, direct sunlight, spicy foods, hot drinks, alcohol, exercise and in some people social interactions, can cause the face to become flushed. Flushing can also be the initial stages of rosacea. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my toddler from getting the flu when the rest of the house has been diagnosed?

How can I prevent my toddler from getting the flu when the rest of the house has been diagnosed?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): The prescription Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is available through your kids physician & is commonly used as a preventative down to 1 year olds. Few other methods are helpful, the flu is contagious from the day before first symptoms, so containing it in a household is quite difficult. ...Read more

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Is glow in the dark stickers bad for small children's eyes?, i intend to install them on the ceiling of children's room, my kids are 18 m and 5 yr.

Is glow in the dark stickers bad for small children's eyes?, i intend to install them on the ceiling of children's room, my kids are 18 m and 5 yr.

Not a problem: The light intensity is very low from these and should pose no problem unless you make them so entertaining that they stay awake longer than you had hoped. ...Read more

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The nanny said my baby fell off the couch. Can falling off the couch cause damage to the brain?

The nanny said my baby fell off the couch.  Can falling off the couch cause damage to the brain?

YES: It can cause subdural hematoma. Child has to be observed for vomiting, loss of consciousness and sleeping a lot. Consult your md. ...Read more

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How can I go against the pressures of my friends to spring break diet?

How can I go against the pressures of my friends to spring break diet?

You don't have to.: There are ways to join them that could allow you to be a part of what they are doing without going overboard yourself. If you are referring to more liquid than solid food calories, you have a good point. Your question seems to indicate you feel you may not have as good a time on a spring break as off of one. Explaining to them how you feel might help. You can do all things in moderation. ...Read more

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I am thinking of starting up a child care in my home. How long do all those kids' germs survive on furniture and toys?

I am thinking of starting up a child care in my home.  How long do all those kids' germs survive on furniture and toys?

CHILD CARE: Having a child care facility demands that your place is always clean. If one child is sick, others get contaminated easily due to close contact while playing and air born infections. Sanitizers come handy and cleaning the whole place is a must! ...Read more

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How to prevent from getting sweaty from under my arms all the time?

How to prevent from getting sweaty from under my arms all the time?

Hyperhydrosis . . .: Not an easy problem, for many people. Simple measure would be to first try Drysol--used to be prescription, now OTC, I believe. If this fails and the problem is severe, there is a prescription medication that you could try, but there are risks of side-effects, so please discuss with your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I recently stayed at a friends house to where they were unknown that they had fleas in their extra room. How can I get rid of the swelling fast?

I recently stayed at a friends house to where they were unknown that they had fleas in their extra room. How can I get rid of the swelling fast?

You can use: An over the counter steroid cream which would be effective at reducing the itching and swelling. Icing/compresses also work locally and avoid scratching the bite sites. Make sure you wash your clothes throughly in sterilization cycle and spray your linen to avoid eggs hatching. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my walker from getting stuck on the plush carpet?

How can I prevent my walker from getting stuck on the plush carpet?

Bigger-footings: Foot-covers/adapters which you can purchase and attach to the "feet of your walker" to make the footing larger thus less likely to get stuck to the rug. It is a rather easy fix. Your walker seller/provider may have those! good luck. ...Read more

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I hit my stomach on edge of the table and the other day I hit it on the handle of the chair I'm pregnant can me bumping into things hurt baby? 35weeks

I hit my stomach on edge of the table and the other day I hit it on the handle of the chair I'm pregnant can me bumping into things hurt baby? 35weeks

No: You might bruise your skin, but otherwise only a very significant abdominal traums (auto accident, falling directly onto abdomen, falling down the stairs, etc) would be a real concern. And even then you would be amazed how the baby suffers no trauma. When you're pregnant its very common to bump into things, have children bump into you, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get rid off from split-ends at the end of my hairs without having to trim them?

How can I get rid off from split-ends at the end of my hairs without having to trim them?

Haven't heard of any: Haven't heard of any way to get rid of split ends without trimming the hair. Don't know of any medicine or drugstore product that will get rid of split ends. ...Read more

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My 6yr old lost some of her baby teeth and when they started coming out again some are coming out at the back of the other.What can I do?

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My 6yr old lost some of her baby teeth and when they started coming out again some are coming out at the back of the other.What can I do?

This is not unusual: Your baby's jaws are growing but the teeth coming in are actual adult size. In time, those teeth growing in behind will move forward displacing the baby teeth as your child jaws grow in diameter. Nothing needs to be done at this time. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to protect my child from falling down the stairs?

Is there a good way to protect my child from falling down the stairs?

Yes: The first step is installing secure gates at the top and bottom of your stairs around 9 months of age once the baby starts crawling. Use gates that screw in to your woodwork, not the expandable gates that you often see, these are not secure! teach all family members to close the gates as they go through them. Remember gates only work when you use them properly. ...Read more

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What can I do to protect my kids from wandering and falling into the neighbors pool?

FENCE: Install a barrier between your property and the pool you are worried about. Ensure it's proper height and that slats are spaced close enough sonthat kids can't slip through. Install keyed locking gates and put those keys in a place that the children have no access to. Then, provide adequate supervision of the children so that they don't have the chance to sneak over and get in the pool. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are "sensory rooms" used to teach autistic children?

Can you tell me how are "sensory rooms" used to teach autistic children?

Sensory Rooms: "A sensory room is a place where children can use multi-sensory experiences to explore, to calm themselves, and to practice important social skills. There are many types of sensory rooms. Some multi-sensory rooms have bright lights, loud sounds, popping colors and fragrances. These rooms are designed to encourage language skills and emotions." ...Read more

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Is it ok for the bug man to spray in the kids rooms?

Is it ok for the bug man to spray in the kids rooms?

If you can keep : Them from licking the baseboards, they should be just fine. Is this a computer generated question or is there a person out there asking this from a medical doctor? Seriously? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are sensory rooms used to teach autistic children in the united kingdom?

Can you tell me how are sensory rooms used to teach autistic children in the united kingdom?

Sensory Rooms: A sensory room is a place where children use multi-sensory experiences to explore, to calm themselves, and to practice important social skills. There are many types of sensory rooms. Some multi-sensory rooms have bright lights, loud sounds, popping colors and fragrances. These rooms are designed to encourage language skills and emotions. Other rooms offer a calming environment." ...Read more

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Is facebook chat as bad as the chat rooms of the 90s? Can kids get into trouble on it? So worried about my grandson.

Is facebook chat as bad as the chat rooms of the 90s? Can kids get into trouble on it? So worried about my grandson.

Yes and no: Facebook can be as bad, but it's more of a sin of commission than before. With facebook, you can filter who knows your information or can post on your page, but once somebody is a friend, they have access to everything, including information about your friends. Children can give too much personal information to people who shouldn't have it. More dangerous as teens don't recognize it. ...Read more

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I listened to loud music and played in a loud band as a kid. Now I have difficulty hearing conversations in moderatly noisy rooms. Can i heal this?

I listened to loud music and played in a loud band as a kid. Now I have difficulty hearing conversations in moderatly noisy rooms. Can i heal this?

Nerves don't fix: The damage you do to the fine hearing mechanism from barotrauma is not like a laceration that will heal if you stitch it.Once you injure nerve cells, they are not forgiving. Chances of any improvement other than by selective amplification (hearing aids) is unlikely. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hep a how can i protect my kids from catching it, am i still able to fix their food?

I was diagnosed with hep a how can i protect my kids from catching it, am i still able to fix their food?

The best: protection for your kids is to make sure they have had the hepatitis A vaccine. Most kids have had them as a routine vaccine depending on their ages. ...Read more

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 what do I need to do to protect my child’s skin?

 what do I need to do to protect my child’s skin?

Sunscreen: I will assume you are referring to protection against the sun. A quality, un-expired, spf 30 sunscreen applied every hour to sun exposed skin will help protect the skin. Better yet, long sleeve clothing, hat and an umbrella would be ideal. One only needs to burn twice in their life to be at increased risk for skin cancer. Help your kids develop this good habit. ...Read more

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How can I protect my children from violence?

How can I protect my children from violence?

See below: Certainly you can supervise what they see on tv and the internet. You can also watch what type of video games they play. However, away from home you don't have as much control. You need to educate your children about danger and situations to try and avoid. However, sometimes bad things happen that are beyond our control. ...Read more

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Is there a way to protect my kids from climbing up shelves?

Yes: Shelving and furniture should be stable on its own. Televisions, books, electrical appliances, etc. Should be secured or placed beyond their if possible. Furniture placed against the wall can often be secured to the wall with "l-brackets" available at most hardware stores. More information is available here: http://www.Cpsc.Gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09345.Html. ...Read more

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What happens if you get a TB vaccine as a child are you protected for life?

What happens if you get a TB vaccine as a child are you protected for life?

No: Generally you will need a booster at some point. As a health care worker, I've been tested many times and several colleagues were advised to get the TB booster. ...Read more

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My child's grades are falling, what should I do?

My child's grades are falling, what should I do?

Schedule check up: See your pediatrician and make sure your child gets their hearing and vision checked. Often hearing or vision problems may cause grades to fall because the child isn't able to see the blackboard or hear the teacher well. Talk to your child and see if they have any idea what the problems is- are they getting too distracted in the classroom, are they nervous, etc? ...Read more

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Is possible to loose muffin top after having 4 children?

Is possible to loose muffin top after having 4  children?

Certainly possible: There are many self help guides online/youtube videos from trainers and celebrities on the subject> Establish a weekly routine starting with a 30 min routine 2-3 /wk for workouts and gradually increase it to 45 min 4-5 times weekly, including abs machines and cardio., ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How can I protect my child from mosquitoes?

How can I protect my child from mosquitoes?

Bug spray: There are multiple brand names of bug screens. Choose one with deet. ...Read more

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How do I protect my 4-month-old from falls?

How do I protect my 4-month-old from falls?

Keep crib sides up.: Never leave the baby alone on a high place. Keep crib and playpen sides up. Do not put your baby in a walker. ...Read more