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How Can I Manage The Baby Blues
Get out: Some baby blues are normal. Make sure you make time for yourself and your partner. Get out, have coffee with a friend, get some exercise, eat properly. If the blues get worse, consult with your physician and or see a therapist to talk about how you are feeling. Post-partum depression can be very serious and is more than just the blues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay calm: Separation anxiety is a normal developmental milestone at 9-12 months that means your baby has " object permanence, " a mental representation of someone/something he can't see. Tell him you're leaving in a calm manner, saying, "i'll be back" and say, "i'm back" when you return. Practicing leaving for short periods helps him learn both the words and that he can trust your consistent return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Distraction: Anybody who has done a nebulizer knows it's a noisy, scary thing. It vibrates, and sounds like a jet engine. Plus there's steam, and while all this is upsetting the baby, you're going to go cover her face with it. Most babies will calm after awhile as they realize when all this happens their breathing gets easier, but at first, simple distraction is the only trick, with music, tv, puppets, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of playtime!: Babies are social creatures- they love looking at human faces. Allow them to socialize with others by singing, smiling, and talking with them at a distance of 8-12 inches. Encourage others to do the same with them. This helps develop both their language and social skills. The more interactions they have the more social skills they will develop. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
keep practicing: Start between the ages of 3-6mo and begin by developing a consistent routine around nap and bedtime. Keep the lights low, nurse until baby is drowsy, sing a few quiet songs and put baby in crib before they are asleep. You can use a pacifier if it seems to help your baby. Try comforting sounds like white noise in their bedroom. With practice pretty soon they will be able to soothe themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below : What determines if this is worrisome, depends on the age of the child, how high the fever is, how long the fever has been going on and other associated symptoms in the child like breathing situation, hydration and the child's alertness. Without more info, specific (or even general) recs can not be made here. If concerned, call your doc. ...Read more
Consistency: Consistent bedtime routines, even at this young age, will help your newborn sleep better as an older baby and toddler. Many parents find a warm bath, massage, songs, rocking and feeding are good bedtime routines. Try to start the routine around the same time each evening. It takes practice but eventually your little one will come to expect this and will associate this with going to bed easily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adjust bedtime prior: When ever we travel even if we cross 2 time zones our internal "clock" becomes disrupted. About one week prior to your travel change the baby´s bedtime by 15 minutes every couple of days trying to get closer to your destination time. Once you arrive at your destination adhere to the local time for meals and bedtime. Also look for travel options that will be the least disruptive for the family. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Humidify air: Babies can develop nosebleeds if the delicate skin inside their nose cracks and dries out or through mechanical trauma such as nasal suction or nose picking. Moisturizing the air with a humidifier and placing vaseline in nose with q-tip prior to bedtime can minimize bleeding episodes. If the nose begins to bleed pinch the nostrils continuously shut for 5 minutes. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Good sleep hygiene: Is a start. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating at >. ...Read more
Talk, read, play: Babies who hear more spoken words and have more interactive time with adults and other children generally learn to talk earlier and have better language skills. Television does the opposite-- more tv time, even supposedly "educational" tv-- slows language development. Talk and play with your baby, and turn off the tv. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Spoiling: It's not uncommon for grandparents to spoil their grandchildren. Hoever, if the grandparents are doing this to excess or to the degree that your children insist on or expect this kind of treatment in all facets of their lives, it would be best to talk with your parents about your concerns and request that they change this behavior. Most geandparents will honor tge request of the parent. If not, a. ...Read more
Mourning a child: Sorry to hear about your loss. Mourning can make a person unfunctional for a while. Usually it should last to three months then the person can function professionally and personally almost normally. In special case, the doctor can wait for up to six months before declaring severe depression then treat accordingly. Treatment can start well before the end of 3 months if too unfunctional. ...Read more
Exercise and other: A walk can really help with emotions in pregnancy. For a lot of women, including me, emotions are more volatile, and this is normal. Crying at silly commercials is completely normal. Consider: yoga class, meditation, acupuncture, massage. Join a women's group where you can talk with other women about their experiences in pregnancy, or a book club, knitting, or sewing club. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exposure: Expose him or her to the dark for short periods of time, reassure that nothing has happened, increase the intervals, eventually leaving him or her alone in the dark for short periods of time till no longer an issue...In difficult cases or if panic ensues, seek help from a behavioral psychologist. ...Read more
Taste: Is incredibly important. The easiest way is to just syringe it in the side of the mouth. Or try hiding it in a small amount of juice like apple or grape. You may have to divide it up and give several small doses. Pharmacies can add some flavors to make the taste better. These are usually pretty sugary as well. Other options are available if baby is older... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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