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Yes: Every baby born less than 37 weeks gestation should have a car seat trial before discharge from the hospital, to ensure breathing is adequate. The hospital staff should check to see if the car seat you've selected is appropriate for the baby's size, and they should teach you how to use it safely. Baby may need a car bed if s/he fails the car seat test. Always place the car seat rear-facing. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
As late as possible: The top heavy nature of a toddlers physique makes their neck,spinal cord and neck nerves at great risk during a frontal impact crash.Rear-facing allows the initial impact to be absorbed into the seat. See www.joelsjourney.org for info.The European standard has been rear-facing to 3 for > a decade & NHTSA recommended rear facing to 2 in 1999.Seats are now available that rear face to 40 lb. Do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 21 month old hit head she fell while strapped in her booster seat her chair tipped over and fell back...Pretty sure she hit her head?
Yes: You can purchase disposable diapers when you travel abroad, just make sure you bring plenty of your favorite diaper cream with you. Sometimes infants can have a little bit of a diaper rash when you use an unfamiliar diaper, and over the counter diaper creams are effective for treatment and prevention. Make sure you change his/her diaper as frequently as you would at home to help prevent rashes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep, tried rocking, singing, swaddling, warm bottle, car ride, lay on my chest, dark, quiet... I'm worried...?
Normal sleep pattern: OK, if your baby had a serious problem, it would have more symptoms than being awake, like cry, fussiness, fever, etc. If the only issue you have is staying awake, your baby is likely just off schedule. That said, but it to sleep around an hour earlier than typical to make up for its lack of sleep. If your baby does not sleep after 24 hours, go see your doc. ...Read more
Crib Toys: Yes, as long as you are following the age recommendations on the packaging from the toy company. ...Read more
1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep - warm bottle, swaddle, dark, quiet, car rides, lay on my chest, singing, rocking... I'm worried...
Sleep: Don't worry. If there was a problem, you baby would show other symptoms like crying, fever, vomit, rash, etc. If the only symptom is you baby is awake, there is nothing you can do. Most infants will naturally fall asleep when they are tired. Most take 2 naps in the day, and 12 to 15 hours at night, but just like adults, they can go off schedule. If 24, go check her out. ...Read more
Bulkhead???: To clarify you do not mean bulkhead as in overhead compartments? If yes then obviously that is not safe. If you mean in a bassinet at your feet for long flights it is just as safe as as infant being in your arms. I would recommend if airline allows that the bassinet is somehow secured during takeoff and landing. ...Read more
Maybe: I would never suggest a turtle to an immunocompromised child. Even healthy children can get salmonella from handling their pet turtles. If you can be 100% sure (and who can be?) that your child will wash their hands each and every time they handle the turtle or its accessories, a turtle would be an acceptable pet. Personally, I would try to steer you to a different pet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: But these days tiles are more used for hospital rooms. ...Read more
Good question!: I have tried to find answers for this, to no avail. Suggestions from our spinal cord injury rehab center include 1. Have a way to call 911 from your bed 2. A companion dog who is trained to drag you to safety until help arrives, 3. Smoke and heat detectors through a home alarm service, who will send emergency personnel if they go off, and 4. A heat-triggered automatic sprinkler system. ...Read more
Don't worry: You and your baby will be fine. ...Read more
6mo Baby rolled from crawling to back and hit head w/hardwood floor and possibly door frame. Cried a bit, played, fed, fell asleep. Reason to go to ER?
Head: No, especially if the baby is acting fine. Watch for extreme irritability, vomiting in the first 4-12 hrs after any potential injury, and if so then ER. But if the baby was on the floor and rolled and hit head, that mechanism of injury shouldn't be severe. If fell off bed onto hardwood floor, then different story. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe, maybe not: Isn't negligence a legal definition? You might be better off seeking opinion from legal website since this is a physician only site to point out medical info. With that said, if someone's walking in a hallway, falls & hits his/her head, why do we always look to blame someone else? Maybe it was just a pure accident? Even if power cord, liquid and/or banana peel on ground, must prove willful intent. ...Read more
Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law. 41.4 lbs how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?
Earbuds are ok: Lice prefer hair and scalp, but they run around quickly and could end up on headphone head bands (although it seems unlikely to happen). Earbuds are ok, because there is almost no place for the lice to hide. If a person is worried about using somebody else's headphones, he can keep them in a plastic bag for 2 or 3 weeks before using them. By then, the lice should have died. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Parents should "reward" their kids for what the kids enjoy. Forcing a child to do something because the parents desire it is not healthy for either party. ...Read more