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Doctor insights on: Easy Scarecrow Craft Ideas For Kids

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Wanted to know where can I find ideas / recipes for easy healthy meals that kids like to eat?

Wanted to know where can I find ideas / recipes for easy healthy meals that kids like to eat?

Search epicurious: Epicurious has many healthful recipes you can search by ingredient, like "fish." children have a heightened sense of taste, which is why foods such as broccoli or garlic may be very unpleasant to them. Often children prefer blander food, though there are adventurous eaters. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not like the idea of sex or kids?

What to do if I do not like the idea of sex or kids?

See below: If you don't like sex and don't want kids, don't have sex or have kids. There are many people in relationships that doesn't involve the actual act of sex, can be affectionate, supportive, ...Read more

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Ideas? What medical problems are commonly found in premature children?

Ideas? What medical problems are commonly found in premature children?

It depends: Premature delivery can be caused by a number of different things, each of which predisposes the baby to a different set of possible complications. Extremely premature infants are commonly afflicted by respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, poor temperature regulation, infections, intracranial hemorrhages, feeding disorders and intestinal problems like NEC. ...Read more

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Ideas for valentines day, halloween, or christmas treats for a child on a strict diet?

Ideas for valentines day, halloween, or christmas treats for a child on a strict diet?

Sugar free candy: There are diabetic candies which are sugar free (not for small children = choking hazard). Sugar free gum and lollypops would be good treats too. Fresh sliced strawberries with a little splenda for valentines. Fresh raspberries are fun for kids too. An apple on a stick with a little bit of caramel for halloween = delicious! ...Read more

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Why is it a good idea to make sure my child knows the difference between day and night?

Why is it a good idea to make sure my child knows the difference between day and night?

Getting some Zzzzzz: Trying to get a beby to sleep at night can be challenging. It is imprtant for a baby to start learning the day/night signals early on. In a nutshell, during the day your home should be a bright, stimulating place where the baby is driven to learn and everybody interacts with him or her. Night time is quiet, not bright and not interactive, in other words, to boring to stay awake. ...Read more

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I can't seem to gain weight no matter what I do. I was a size 5 before my first child and now after my second I am a 1/0 and still thining. Any ideas?

I can't seem to gain weight no matter what I do. I was a size 5 before my first child and now after my second I am a 1/0 and still thining. Any ideas?

Seek help from a pro: Need to see a physician for an endocrine and metabolic work-up! sometimes pregnancy results in hyperactivity of the thyroid gland. Although rare (about 1/2000 of pregnancies), this accounts for 95% of new cases of newly diagnosed hyperthyroidism. If so you would have a hdd time with weight gain. A blood test for your thyroid hormones, the pituitary gland(tsh). Are necessary to confirm. ...Read more

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Any ideas why hernias occur in children?

Any ideas why hernias occur in children?

Congenital: Abnormal development or closure of the abdominal wall. Children get belly button hernias from failure of the abdominal wall to close after separation from the umbilical cord. Inguinal hernias form from failure of the processes vaginalis to fuse closed. The testicle actually passes through the groin as we are developing. Failure of this process to seal behind the testicle results in a hernia. ...Read more

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Why is it a good idea to swaddle my child?

Why is it a good idea to swaddle my child?

Comfort: Swaddling makes your baby feel nice and cozy and comfortable. It also keeps them from waking themselves up with their failing arm and leg movements (which they can't quite control yet). Swaddling imitates the warm, soft and tight environment they had in the womb, making them feel safe and secure. Swaddle for naps, bedtime and fussiness. ...Read more

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What are some gift ideas for a disabled child?

What are some gift ideas for a disabled child?

Many options: First , would help to know age and nature of disability. DO they like music? How mobile are they? What are their interests if they are old enough - d they like dinosaurs, Turtles, Elmo...? Time spent with them is always an excellent gift. Take them to park, museum, out for lunch if old enough. Work with their strengths - you don't but a bike for a kid with spina bifida, but art supplies are great! ...Read more

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