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At What Age Can You Stop Warming Up A Bottle For A Baby
Is it possible a portable heater could make my nursery a little too humid & warm, causing my babies to get sick more easily?
Unlikely: Heaters will actually dry out a room, not make it humid. Often, the humidity can drop 10% or more in a room with a heater compared to the rest of the house. A simple humidity gauge can help you monitor the situation. Many run on button batteries and can register rapid change in humidity. The preferred humidity within a kid space runs 40-45%.Above 50% you increase dust mites, below 30% they cough. Read more
What is the best way to clean an infant (1~12 month)? What I do now is take off her clothes first, then dip into a baby tub filled with warm water.
Bath time can be fun: You can put her in a partially reclining baby tub or other baby bath device (some even come with safety belts!), and using a baby or sensitive skin cleanser and a washcloth, bathe her all over, then rinse all over. Babies do fine with only a few baths each week. Make bath time fun by talking or singing to her entertaining her with bath toys. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is two days old and he seems to be shivering and random times. I know that babies don't shiver to keep warm, should I be concerned?
My infant, 19 months, has been limping almost to the point of not walking on her left foot. It's warm to the touch with slight swelling. Broken?
I noticed sudden rash on my sides spreading up my upper arms. No changes detergent. Was carrying infant b4 noticed. Rash is painful and itchy and warm?
See derm: This could be many things so see dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. Read more
Ok: But make surebit s not too warm Read more
I accidentally left my bottle in the bottle warmer alittle to long and it melted the bottom of the bottle just a little is that gonna harm my baby?
I would throw away: And use a new bottle. So many things in plastics are harmful and melting would destabilize the plastics Read more
Using breastmilk that is frozen in ice cube trays to place in bottle, what is the best/fastest way to warm it up for baby? Would a bottle warmer work?
Why warm it?: Freezing breast milk inactivates the benificial immunoglobulin in the milk, it reamins balanced and good nutrrition, but not as good as the fresh stuff. Some babies will actually enjuy a chilled feed and I don' see any reason to warm it. Some babies want it warm if they are used to warm bm from the real thing, but there is no biological need for it to be warmed. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am waking up in the night with a very cold feeling along with tingling in my head. Thought I was cold, warming up doesn't stop it. Recent changes: quit smoking and Celebrex (celecoxib). Only occurs at night.
If I take a bottle of expressed breast milk out of fridge and warm it up, feed to baby, and then have leftovers., is it okay to reuse? Back in fridge?
Is Not Safe: Re-use of bottled breast milk from a prior feeding is not considered a safe practice. There is risk of bacterial contamination with serious consequences in babies. Additionally, deterioration of beneficial nutrients occurs. To eliminate waste, add to bottle normal amount of milk your baby consumes plus 1-2 oz extra to allow for increase in appetite as baby grows & day-to-day hunger patterns. Read more
Confused?: A child passenger should ride in a proper passenger safety restraint for size and age until they are old enough to graduate to seat belts. This is usually age 12 yrs in the US. Kids change from a rear facing 5 point system to a forward facing no sooner than age 2 yrs. The best forward facing systems include a 5 point restraint which are available up to 60-80 lbs. Boosters are then used until 57" tall Read more
Clean versus sterile: All dishes, cups, and silverware should always be 'sterile' or at least cleaned in hot water with soap. No eating should be done, regardless of age, from unclean dishes, glasses or silverware. I do not understand the question. Hot water suffices to clean or 'sterilize' the eating utensils we use as humans whether we are babies or adults. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention first: Obviously, the first thing is to try and prevent it by not overdressing baby/toddler when out in heat and if out in the heat, try things to cool off (sprinklers, etc). If rash has developed keep clean and dry, apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to area or apply a corn starch based powder (put powder in your hand first and then rub on to affected areas). Diaper area use a zinc oxide cream. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hat, gloves, socks: Babies lose the most head through their head, so make sure your baby is always wearing a hat. Covering their hands and feet is also a good idea to help them keep warm. A useful tip is to see what you are wearing for the weather and dress your baby in one extra layer. This extra layer may be a swaddling blanket. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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