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What can I do to make my child more comfortable while teething?

What can I do to make my child more comfortable while teething?

Let them chew: Chewing on something cold and firm is helpful. One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that as been frozen in the freezer to chew on. Commercial teeth rings that can be frozen are available as well. Teething is a normal process. I would avoid medication like painkillers unless absolutely necessary. Most babies really don't need them. ...Read more

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Teething (Definition)

The natural process of tooth eruption. Although the rare infant is born with teeth, for most infants the process begins around three months and can last ...Read more


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Me and my finance are trying to have a baby what should I do to make my body more fertile?

Me and my finance are trying to have a baby what should I do to make my body more fertile?

Lifestye: Healthy diet, exercis, decreasing environmental toxins, routine sleep are all good things to have a heather body for pregnancy. You amymalso want to start a prenatal vitamin.. ...Read more

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My son is 3 weeks old n its really hard to get him to bring up wind is there anything i can give him or anything i can do to help him bring it up?

My son is 3 weeks old n its really hard to get him to bring up wind is there anything i can give him or anything i can do to help him bring it up?

Burping: Some babies are more difficult to burp, to bring up the gases. Try to give his feedings so he doesn't swallow as much air- have the bottle upright and don't let him gulp the milk. If breast feeding, have his head elevated so he doesn't get too much air. Try different positions to burp him, but don't be too worried if he doesn't burp right away. He may burp later, or pass gas later. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my husband who is getting a colonoscopy more comfortable?

What can I do to make my husband who is getting a colonoscopy more comfortable?

Variable: Usually a clear liquid diet for the 24 hours prior to the procedure and some type of laxative to effectively clean the colon of all stool to allow a thorough and accurate exam. Check with the doctor performing the colonoscopy as to which prep he prefers or recommends. ...Read more

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Can anyone help me to get my seven year old to start flossing his teeth? I feel like he's certainly ready to begin flossing on his own, but he refuses to try. Is there anything that can be done to make learning how to floss on their own more enjoyable for

Can anyone help me to get my seven year old to start flossing his teeth? I feel like he's certainly ready to begin flossing on his own, but he refuses to try. Is there anything that can be done to make learning how to floss on their own more enjoyable for

I : I had a couple of thoughts in addition to dr. Mcleod's recommendations. There is a book called "brush, floss and rinse" for preschool to grade 1. That might help to stimulate his interest. Play doh now has a "doctor drill n fill playset" that allows the child to play dentist. It looks very fun and might help soften his views on not helping with his own oral care. ...Read more

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My 7 month old is severly stuffy and coughing what can I do to make him more comfortable ans breath easier?

My 7 month old is severly stuffy and coughing what can I do to make him more comfortable ans breath easier?

Ask an ENT: Start with saline spray and bulb suction. Ask an ENT about allergies and adenoids. See http://www.Richmondent.Com/ear-nose-throat/pediatric-ent.Php. ...Read more

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Durning pregnancy do your tujmmy make loud noisy and why and how would you know when the baby is sleep?

Durning pregnancy do your tujmmy make loud noisy and why and how would you know when the baby is sleep?

Baby mostly sleeping: You and i sleep by laying on a bed, or a couch/chair, but a baby in utero is sort of laying/floating 24/7, and i would say sleeping most of the time while the body develops. Periodic movements, which many women begin to feel possibly after 20 something wks, happen all the time (same as adult--we move during sleep). Your tummy makes noise--gas moving around, as my does too. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long will i need to watch or monitor my daughter brushing her teeth? My daughter turned six, and i think she's now able and ready to brush her teeth on her own. I want to be there to watch while she does it for a while to make sure she's doing it righ

How long will i need to watch or monitor my daughter brushing her teeth? My daughter turned six, and i think she's now able and ready to brush her teeth on her own. I want to be there to watch while she does it for a while to make sure she's doing it righ

I : I don't think one can put a specific time as to when a child is responsible enough to brush their teeth adequately. Every child matures at a different pace. How do you feel about the job your daughter is doing? Does she take at least a minute to complete her routine, or does she take 10 seconds? I would monitor her (possibly from a short distance) to see how well she does it. Most children want to please their parents and don't want to be reprimanded. When you bring her for her check ups, what does her dentist say? How clean are her teeth? That may give you more insight as to how well she is doing. ...Read more

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My child will not not brush her teeth (only once a week), what can I do to make her start being more hygenic?

My child will not not brush her teeth (only once a week), what can I do to make her start being more hygenic?

Who's the adult?: You don't say your child's age. This mean a lot. Some kids don't like their mouths messed with, while some don't care. If you child is old enuf to want something then perhaps you can trade off..Something they want for brushing their teeth or letting you brush there teeth. Remember as a parent...Choose your battles wisely. Also, try letting the brush with you in the morning. ...Read more

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My 8-month-old just started biting me very hard when i try to nurse him. The pain is too intense to bear. I want to continue nursing but how can i?

My 8-month-old just started biting me very hard when i try to nurse him. The pain is too intense to bear. I want to continue nursing but how can i?

Consistent response: Your baby does not know "right or wrong" yet. So as he starts doing something you do not approve of - in this case biting while nursing- you must have a consistent response. Take him off breast for 30-60 seconds while telling him firmly but lovingly "no biting" and repeat that the zillion times it takes him to get the message. (it won't take a zillion, but the message must be every time he bites). ...Read more

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Is it good for my baby to have alone time or do I need to play with him constantly?

Is it good for my baby to have alone time or do I need to play with him constantly?

Yes: Every baby, and every child, needs quiet time, separate from sleep time. Whereas it's great fun to make a baby laugh, you will notice that whatever you are doing to get that belly laugh will eventually over-stimulate your baby and make them cry. You do not need to play with him constantly. You will both enjoy the quiet times too. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my sister is trying to do sit ups while pregnant can that harm the baby?

What do you suggest if my sister is trying to do sit ups while pregnant can that harm the baby?

Good for her!: It is always encouraging to have graduated exercise programs for pregnant ,mom's as it can shorten and ease eventual labor. The rising uterus after the first trimester will minimize your sister's ability to do sit ups very soon. There are other types of exercises that will not compromise her or her fetus' wellbeing that involve cardio and stretching. The fetus is enclosed in a cushioned water sac. ...Read more

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Hello, I want to ask that I feel like sleeping all the time. I'm very much fed up with my sleeping habits. So please help me with this. Thank You.

Hello, I want to ask that I feel like sleeping all the time. I'm very much fed up with my sleeping habits. So please help me with this.

Thank You.

HYPERSOMNIA: HYPERSOMNIA requrws a very through work up. You need a full exam and labs CBC/CMP/TFTS/VITD/B12/FOLATE/LYME TITERS/MONOSPOT /EBV& CMV TITERS. You must keep a good sleep diary and maintain good sleep hygiene. Dark bedroom , no TV, cool temp(below 67F). Also answers ? At apollohealth.com to get your sleep biorythm and serif there is a component of SAD. Lastly a PSG sleep study R/O RLS & OSA ...Read more

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What's the best thing to do to help with my constipated baby he is ten months old I have given him some apple juice and that doesn't seem to help ?

What's the best thing to do to help with my constipated baby he is ten months old I have given him some apple juice and that doesn't seem to help ?

Call his Dr.: The best thing to do is call his Dr and go over the child's current daily diet. The Dr will want to know any issues you are having with your child and for continuity of care would be able to provide you with the best treatment recommendations and then follow-up with you later to assure all is going well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can give my 16 month old to soothe a horrible cough? She can't sleep and humidifiers seem to make it worse.

Is there anything I can give my 16 month old to soothe a horrible cough? She can't sleep and humidifiers seem to make it worse.

Not sure: I certainly sympathize with your problem...Does she also have a fever? Any rash? Has she had anything like this in the past? Unfortunately it sounds like you need to have her examined by your pediatrician...Other than being sure she is drinking plenty of fluid ..I can't recommend anything else. Please call her dr. ...Read more

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Is there any lifestyle choices i can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything i can do to calm and ease him?

Is there any lifestyle choices i can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything i can do to calm and ease him?

No: The only cause and effect evidenced by medical study that causes a fussy/irritable baby is the effect of drugs like cocaine, heroin and caffeine. Even a stressed out mom does not cause a stressed out baby since the physiological effects of maternal stress are transient. The good news; active infants at 27 weeks gestation do not predict actual infant behaviou after birth. Good luck! stay happy. ...Read more

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My autistic 7 year old is in school . What can I do at home to help him? How do I get him to dress and bath , himself and talk more?

Autism: Complicated answer but best i can give you is to seek a therapist who provides aba or applied behavior analysis. This should help you a great deal! ...Read more

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My baby teething what can I do for him to reduce pain and keep him calm?

My baby teething what can I do for him  to  reduce pain and keep him calm?

Teething: If your child is in pain with his/her teething, then giving paracetamol or ibuprofen may help. Gently rubbing over the affected gum with your clean finger may ease the pain. Many children find that biting on a clean and cool object is soothing (for example, a chilled teething ring or a clean, cold, wet flannel). Chewing on chilled fruit or vegetables may help. ...Read more

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My son has autism. He is not a picky eater however he will not sit to eat. Sometimes I have to feed him to get him to eat. What can I do about this?

My son has autism. He is not a picky eater however he will not sit to eat. Sometimes I have to feed him to get him to eat. What can I do about this?

Behavioral therpay: A little compromise, reward mechanism and positive feedback helps. For example, if the autistic child likes a certain activity or desert, one can use those as a positive reinforcement tool. A reward mechanism is created where the child knows he or she will get rewarded after the meal is completed. One on one consultation with a behavior therapist can provide many tools. You are a good mom. ...Read more

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