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How can I prevent my baby from getting jetlag?

How can I prevent my baby from getting jetlag?

Sunlight: Babies and parents suffer jet lag (an imbalance between your internal clock and local time) after rapid east- or west-bound travel such as a plane flight. If possible, before traveling try to move your baby's daily routine by a few hours towards the new time zone. Once you have arrived, get out into the day light to help your baby naturally adjust to the new time. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Forster
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Jet Lag (Definition)

An alteration in circadian rhythm and sleep patterns due to travel ...Read more


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How can I keep my baby from getting jet-lag?

How can I keep my baby from getting jet-lag?

Sunlight : Jet lag is caused by switching time zones suddenly in east or west direction; this causes your internal clock to be out of synch with the 'real world'. Jet lag often creates sleep difficulties, irritability, upset stomach and headache. Your body uses sunlight and melatonin to set its internal clock. Take it easy the first few days and expose your baby to daylight to help reset his internal clock. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my baby from getting a cold?

How can I prevent my baby from getting a cold?

It's hard to prevent: You obviously should keep the child from other people with colds and clean things other babies have played with before letting your baby play with it. However, our immune system needs to fight infections to become stronger and you really can't stop it. So prevent what you can but realize that it's going to happen at some point. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my baby from having sids?

How can I prevent my baby from having sids?

For a healthy baby..: ...Without an additional risk factor (such as prematurity or family history of sids), sleeping on her back in a clean, smoke-free, well-ventilated room, without pillows or heavy covers, and without co-sleeping, offers the best chance for avoiding sids. Additional measures may be needed for high-risk babies. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my child from getting measles?

How can I prevent my child from getting measles?

Vaccinate!: Measles is very very preventable - the MMR vaccine (the only available product for measles prevention in the US) is safe and should be used universally. There is absolutely no connection between giving MMR vaccine and conditions such as autism. There are many studies available to document this from very credible sources, especially the CDC. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my child from getting impetigo?

How can I prevent my child from getting impetigo?

Keep them clean! :): Daily bathing and hygiene. Clean open abrasions and cuts with water and soap as soon as possible and watch for any worsening of an older abrasion or wound. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

Breastfeed!: Breastfeeding is shown to be protective for children with a strong family history of allergies. If unable to breast feed, try a hypoallergenic formula such as "nutramigen" or "alimentum". Try to avoid introducing baby foods until 4-6 months of age; once you do, introduce them slowly. Interestingly, exposure to dogs & cats appears to reduce the risk of becoming allergic to those household pets! ...Read more

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How can I prevent my preemie from getting rsv?

How can I prevent my preemie from getting rsv?

Vaccine if qualified: Dr.Roberts has detailed the basics. Yet parents can bring the virus home from the workplace so kids are not the only source. There is a RSV vaccine that is quite expencive and sometimes given monthly during the season. It provides a transient booste in babies immunity to that virus. Treatment is limited to the most vunerable premi's. The shots run into thousands of dollars per dose. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my toddler from getting the swine flu?

How can I prevent my toddler from getting the swine flu?

See below: If you are referring to the present scare, this reported flu strain has only been associated with pig to human transmission, not human to human transfer. It is also a mild strain and no one has died and only 2 have needed hospitalization. What i would like to point out here is the "news press" and it's affinity to blow things out of proportion and only report what will get ratings. Talk to docs. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my baby from getting a diaper rash?

How can I prevent my baby from getting a diaper rash?

Barrier cream: Always use barrier cream or ointment with each diaper change. Baby's get diaper rash because their skin comes into contact with their urine and feces. If you form a barrier on their skin, this helps prevent rash. Examples include vaseline, aquaphor, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) bag balm, etc. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my teeth from getting yellow?

How can I prevent my teeth from getting yellow?

Avoid staining foods: Teeth become yellow for 2 main reasons- staining foods- the most common are coffee, tomato sauce, and wine. Avoiding these and other staining foods are your best bet. If you can using a straw so it does not get in your front teeth helps. The second reason is due to loss of enamel or the harder outer white layer of teeth. Unfortunatley this happens as you get older, but acidic drinks/foods also. ...Read more

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How can I prevent others from getting my pinkeye?

How can I prevent others from getting my pinkeye?

Handwashing: The best approach is to stay away from other people. If that's not possible, avoid touching them, keep your hands away from your face, and wash your hands frequently. ...Read more

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How can I prevent from getting constipated?

How can I prevent from getting constipated?

See below: High fiber diet and plenty of fluids ( 80-100 ounces per day) avoiding caffeinated and alcoholic fluids, along with exercise can prevent constipation. ...Read more

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How do I prevent my child from getting overweight?

How do I prevent my child from getting overweight?

Eat right & exercise: Start early by giving a wide variety of healthy foods to infants & toddlers. Make snacks healthy (fruits & veggies, not chips). Exercise regularly as a family (bike rides, walks, swimming, ball games). Don't eat in front of the tv. Don't buy the unhealthy foods: if it's not in the house, the kids won't eat it. Eat as a family and try not to eat until stuffed (be a role model for the kids). ...Read more

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How can I prevent from getting sick?

How can I prevent from getting sick?

Stay away from: people who are sick. Wash hands often & thoroughly. Try to sleep 8 hours a night if an adult. Exercise regularly. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 of fruit per day. Avoid Coffee, Caffeine, Alcohol & salt or just use them in moderation. Use effective stress control. Enjoy your life. Stay well. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my child from getting cold sores?

How can I prevent my child from getting cold sores?

Wash: Make sure you clean all dishes and anything that touches your child's mouth as cold sores are very infectuous and can recontaminate with repeatable exposures. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from getting histoplasmosis from my chicken coop?

How can I prevent myself from getting histoplasmosis from my chicken coop?

Poultry farmer risks: Best info I have seen so far on keeping chickens: http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/salmonellapoultry/?S_cid=fb1544. ...Read more

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How to prevent my baby from getting bowed legs?

How to prevent my baby from getting bowed legs?

You can't: Many children have some degree of curvature of their legs, and the vast majority of time this is within a normal range and corrects on it's own as they grow, requiring no intervention (bracing, surgery). There is no way to prevent this from happening, however. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my eyes from getting weak?

How can I prevent my eyes from getting weak?

Eye health: By maintaining an active health regimen which includes diet and regular medical and eye health examinations. ...Read more