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When is it safe to take the rails off my baby's bed?

When is it safe to take the rails off my baby's bed?

Big bed!: Once a toddler is able to climb onto and off of a toddler bed easily, you can remove the safety rails. It is usually a good idea to use a baby safety gate on the door of the child's room, to prevent them from wandering too far if they do get out of bed. ...Read more

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My 18 mos old fell backwards onto a wooden bed rail and got a bump on the lower backpart of his head,should it be xrayed ?

My 18 mos old fell backwards onto a wooden bed rail and got a bump on the lower backpart of his head,should it be xrayed
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Probably not.: Head injuries are worrying if there is loss of consciousness, vomiting, fluid coming from the ears or nose, change in behavior, unequal pupil size, weakness in any muscle of face or body. If none of these are present, and your kid is acting fine, keep a careful watch. For 24 hours, check every 2 hrs for alertness, pupil size and normal movement in face, limbs. (wake him up through night to check.) ...Read more

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The are no bed rails at nursing home; bed was lowered to the floor. Is that safe if pelvic fracture?

The are no bed rails at nursing home; bed was lowered to the floor. Is that safe if pelvic fracture?

Yes: It's probably the safest thing to do if there are no bed rails. The firm support is good and it is impossible to fall out of bed if the patient forgets where she is. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old bumped her mouth on the toddler rail of her bed pretty hard. Her front tooth is lightly loose, a little bleeding & her lip is swollen?

My 3 yr old bumped her mouth on the toddler rail of her bed pretty hard. Her front tooth is lightly loose, a little bleeding & her lip is swollen?

Call your dentist.: You should visit your dentist's office and let them take a look. The tooth may need care immediately, in the future or not at all. It may turn color, and the developing permanent teeth are also at risk from this type of injury. Right now is the time for initial assessment, & an x-ray. Often nothing needs to be done immediately (especially if your child is improving and out of pain). ...Read more

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What are bed sores?

What are bed sores?

Unhealthy Tissue: Bed sores or pressure ulcers are tissue lesions caused by poor circulation and pressure to the tissues. ...Read more

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What causes bed sores?

What causes bed sores?

Bed sores: Bed sores are due to pressure injuries to the skin. There are two sides to the equation: the length and type of pressure on the one side; and the vulnerability of the skin on the other (moisture, edema, arterial disease, prior disease, etc.). The types of pressure injuries include friction, shearing, and pressure. ...Read more

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Shouuld i be wearing nappies if i wet the bed?

Shouuld i be wearing nappies if i wet the bed?

Maybe: If you have not had this evaluated it would be good to seek out a consultation with your doc.After treatable causes have been excluded, you need to do what works for you.At least 1% of adults bed wet in the US for no apparent reason.Other cultures/populations vary. There are measures that reduce urine formation at night and some treatments that may help. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Must I allow my child to have an ipad in his bed?

Must I allow my child to have an ipad in his bed?

No: Why would you feel that your child must have one. There is absolutely no need for one. And in his room, you can not supervise what activities are occurring. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear earplugs and headphones to bed?

Is it okay to wear earplugs and headphones to bed?

Ear plugs to bed: Why are you wearing headphones to bed? You can use soft ear plugs that are maleable and fit comfortably into the ear canal to muffle noise but I would not recommend wearing headphones or ear plugs to bed for listening to music as you will irritate the ear canal and possibly damage your hearing due to constant noise exposure. ...Read more