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Is the sleep medicine gentle care baby zzz safe for babies? It says it's safe and paraben free.

Is the sleep medicine gentle care baby zzz safe for babies? It says it's safe and paraben free.

Avoid: I would avoid giving a baby any type of meds without Dr. approval. A second opinion may be warranted. Be careful! ...Read more

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How much care do babies need if they are born in the 32- 36 week range?

How much care do babies need if they are born in the 32- 36 week range?

Wide range: 32 weeks is a lot earlier than 36 weeks. A baby born at 32 weeks may need some time in the hospital before going home. Once home, your pediatrician will want to follow the baby more frequently until he reached the 36-40 week range then he will likely need the same care as a term baby. This all assumes no complications beyond prematurity. ...Read more

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Managing Colic (Tip)

Managing Colic

Use sound to calm your baby when fussy; running a fan, vacuum, or white noise recording can help. ...See more

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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
once
Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
once
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How do you take care of babies umblical cord when it has fallen off?

How do you take care of babies umblical cord when it has fallen off?

Clean and observe: The cord stump will usually separate at a week or so after birth. There is often some bleeding initially, and the area can ooze serum like debris. Cleaning the area with thin soapy water and treating the site with rubbing alcohol to promote drying will often speed the healing.Treat it as you would any scratch, by keeping it clean and using the alcohol.The area should stop oozing within a day or 2. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to learn everything about taking care of babies?

Can you tell me how to learn everything about taking care of babies?

Baby care: Well I don't think any of us know everything! There are also varying opinions on different subjects. The AAP has a series of books, for parents. 'Your Baby's First Year', 'Caring For Your Baby and Young Child', and 'Caring For Your School Age Child'. These would be a good start! ...Read more

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Managing Colic (Tip)

Managing Colic

Bottle-fed babies can swallow more air than breastfed. Gas-sparing bottles and nipples can help. ...See more

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
daily
Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
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I'm anorexia and bulimic, is it strange that I feel energetic when taking care of babies?

I'm anorexia and bulimic, is it strange that I feel energetic when taking care of babies?

Connection?: I'm not aware of any inherent connection between these eating disorders and increased energy in caretaking of babies. This sounds like a unique trait that you have...that you are enthusiastic about taking care of babies. Be careful and get the eating disorder treating, in severe cases they can be very destructive and even lethal. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is giving tender coconut water safe for babies less than 1 year or so... ?I really care my baby boy ...... :) :')

Is giving tender coconut water safe for babies less than 1 year or so... ?I really care my baby boy ...... :) :')

Feeding Babies: Yes, of course, as long as you are not substituting vital feedings and these calories with coconut water. Water like this must be used only in addition to regular feedings. ...Read more