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Can my baby get any diseases from my pets?

Can my baby get any diseases from my pets?

Ask your vet: You should ask you vet. I suppose the most common problems would be ticks from dogs. ...Read more

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What's best for my baby's cold?

What's best for my baby's cold?

Fluids and rest: Same as what's best for you. The body's immune system does great clearing cold viruses; we do best when we help it do its job using lots of fluids, rest, raising the head of their bed at night, running a cool mist humidifier, nasal saline drops. Use bulb suctioning to clear their nose. Mild fevers actually help fight the cold; don't stop fever if it isn't making them miserable & isn't too high. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
Once
Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
Once
Schedule baby's first doctor exam for 2-4 days after hospital discharge
Once
Schedule baby's well exam and vaccinations for age 2 months
Once
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My baby was small but early so big for his age. Will his height be stunted or normal as a man?

My baby was small but early so big for his age. Will his height be stunted or normal as a man?

Depends: It depends on other health factors (such as why your baby was early). Some babies have catch up growth and some don't. You won't really know until he is older. For now, your doctor will follow his growth pattern which is really what is important now. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to protect my baby in the sun?

What are the best ways to protect my baby in the sun?

Clothing Shade Hat: Babies 6 months and younger should be kept out of direct sunlight. If necessary, sunscreen can be applied sparingly to exposed areas (hands and face). Think of the complete sun protection package: shade, protective clothing, hats, and sunscreen. Enjoy the great outdoors! just be sure to protect that delicate skin too. ...Read more

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Having a Baby Through Surrogacy (Checklist)

Get a legal advice and make sure all documentation is complete
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Choose a candidate and do a thorough interview
Once
Choose a reputable company
Once
Participate in prenatal care with the surrogate
Once
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What are some signs that I should be concerned about my baby's vision?

What are some signs that I should be concerned about my baby's vision?

Many, such as:: Lack of eye contact, "red eye" in flash photos is absent or unequal in 2 eyes, cross-eyes, deviated eyes (occasional cross-eyes is ok, all the time is not). ...Read more

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How can I manage my baby's cold?

How can I manage my baby's cold?

Saline, bulb suction: Over the counter cold medications should not be used for infants. The safest approach is saline nose drops and gentle bulb suctioning for thick nasal mucus if it is causing nasal congestion. If the cold is not better within 10 to 14 days or seems to be worsening, then consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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First baby. When should I start showing?

First baby. When should I start showing?

Pregnancy: By the end of the first trimester, 13 weeks, your waist will get bigger and the top of your uterus will be at the top or above your pubic bone, pushing out, giving you a bump. If you are normal weight the bump will be more visible. If overweight, you might not notice this until 16 weeks when the uterus is half way between your public bone and your umbilicus. ...Read more

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Can multimedia educational materials really help a baby’s development?

No: Their have been studies done where they compared babies who watched multimedia educational materials (baby einstein) and babies who interacted with people/their parents, and found that babies who interacted with people/their parents developed faster. There is no substitution for human interaction. ...Read more

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