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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Babies can't understand jokes like adults, however they can respond to smiles, laughs and funny noises. Babies will imitate these sounds and will often laugh at seemingly mundane things (like ripping paper, silly faces and blowing bubbles). All these things help them develop social skills and language. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trouble!: We recommend you get down on your hands and knees to see what trouble you could get into as a baby. Cabinets should be locked, and medications, dangerous liquids, breakable objects should be placed high out of baby's reach. Look for cords and outlets, small objects baby could swallow, and secure large objects (like tvs) to the wall. Check the internet for a complete babyproofing checklist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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