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Exercise To Help Baby Crawl
No: Walkers and jumpers do not help a baby learn to walk. Walkers and jumpers are ok to use under adult supervision, and for less than 30-60 minutes at one time. They are not for keeping a toddler in, without supervision. Dangers include crashing into furniture corners, flipping over, falling down stairs, and sliding through the seat (possibly getting tangled up and possibly getting choked). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
Once mobile: Children are natural explorers and are fast. If you have stairs gate them off to prevent your child from climbing when you are not watching and with him. Most children can climb up pretty easily but have trouble descending. They need constant supervision to avoid a fall. Anytime after a child learns to walk they may try.....Some before. Children are surprising. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can we help our 9month old daughter learn to walk w/o a walker? She knows how to stand but seem afraid yet to step around crib
Don't use a walker. : They are not recommended because of safety reasons. They ABduct an infant's hips; therefore, they do not promote walking. 1st she'll creep, or cat-crawl. ~ 9 mos. she'll pull to a stand & cruise, walking holding on. Taking 10 steps independently occurs, on average, at 12 mos. 3 weeks; upper limits of normal is 16 months. See healthychildren.org & first steps.org. Baby proof your house now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't worry: Human babies are made to drink human milk. Their guts can be so efficient at absorbing all the nutrients there might not be much to eliminate. It is not unheard of to go 2 weeks or more without a bowel movement in a baby only getting breast milk. It is not considered constipation in this case. As long as baby eats, nurses, behaves, grows and acts normally baby is fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you look at the specifics, creating breast milk for baby requires metabolic work on your part ( that is quite passive).Over 1yr your breasts will use your body energy to create roughly 500-1000 cal/day for baby. If you only consume the diet you need for your pre-pregnancy weight, you could drop 1-2 pounds a week due to breastfeeding alone.If you eat more you loose less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: But exercise is, nonetheless, an extremely important part of a child's life and health. Height is determined by genetics and nutrition. Exercise can help a child be more healthy, more active, have more endurance, stand up straight, and feel well overall - all of those things are very important! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does stretching help to increase your height at 14.My cousin, she wants to be model but she's only 5'2 does stretching help? And yoga?
38 weeks pregnant and baby not yet engaged. What can I do to help him engage? Will scrubbing floor help?
Nothing: Pregnancies are still controlled by "Mother Nature" and when she is ready engagement will occur or not. ...Read more
How to make 9months baby lay to sleep by himself., while breast feeding baby sleeps. How to make baby to sleep without direct breast feeding ?
Sleep habits: Can start by teaching child to go to sleep by itself; Can feed but child should be put in crib tired but awake and allowed to go to sleep by itself; May involve some crying but habit of breast feeding to sleep can be broken. ALos child does not need to be fed during the nite. DO not subsitute pacifier or bottle to put infant to sleep. ...Read more
My premature baby doesn't self sooth at all...Every moment she's not sleep or in my arms she crys...What's the best way to teach her to self sooth?
Give her time: You don't say how old or premature she is, but my simple way of looking at this is she was meant to be within you for 40 weeks so it is reasonable to hold her when awake as much as possible until the time she should have been born. A sling can keep her next to you while freeing your arms. As she gets older she will self sooth more. See http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/what-is-attachment-parenting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If independent elder continues to get up without aides, should we help her strengthen muscles to stand safely using walker? She does not request help.
Yes: Most geriatric experts recommend strengthening, balance, weight bearing exercises for elders to maintain and improve physical and cognitive health. Look into a nearby senior center or y with exercise classes geared to elders (good social outlets). Many organizations (aarp) have published exercise handouts and there are gentle exercise program on tv. Be sure to ask her doctor before she starts. ...Read more
Can you give any suggestions to help this 21 year old stay at home mommy, full-time student, daycare owner to lose weight?
See below: Play outside more with your kids, be more physically active. ...Read more
List of fixes: It helps if mom/dad make a list of what things they can do something about, for those times they are tired & can't think clearly. Offer feed if not fed within last 2hr. Warm if cold. Cool off if warm. Change if dirty. Console if in need of nurturing. A warm bath can relax them. If nothing works & baby is otherwise well, put on the headphones & let the kid figure it out. ...Read more
Yes: Studies significant health benefits of various forms of meditations ...Read more
4 to 6 months : Before starting any solid food you should make sure your child can sit up straight (it's ok if it's with the support of a high chair) and that they no longer have a tongue thrust. To test, move a spoon towards their open mouth, if they thrust out their tongue they are not quite ready for solids. Try again soon! feel free to start a whole grain cereal or even a veggie as a first food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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