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How do I care for my teething baby?

How do I care for my teething baby?

Pain control: Good pain control really. The mainstay for significant discomfort is tylenol (acetaminophen) for kids under 6 months and tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for kids over 6 months. Topical meds work ok as well, such as orajel and can be applied as needed. ...Read more

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Teething (Definition)

The natural process when an infant's teeth erupt (appear from within the gums). Typically, this begins around six months and can last ...Read more


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How do I care for my baby's new teeth?

How do I care for my baby's new teeth?

Brush gently 2x/day: Congratulations! your cute little one now has teeth. Try brushing with a soft plastic baby brush and using fluoride-free toothpaste twice a day. He may even like you to massage his gums with it too. Be sure not to put your baby to sleep with any sugary drinks (milk or juice) in the bottle as this can cause dental caries. Avoid using teething gels containing Benzocaine due to potential side effects. ...Read more

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Why should I care for my baby's teeth?

Why should I care for my baby's teeth?

To Prevent Cavities: Caring for your child's teeth is important to prevent cavities and other infections of the mouth and gums. Brushing their teeth twice a day, not allowing them to go to sleep with a bottle and limiting sweets/hard candy will usually result in healthy teeth. ...Read more

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How do I care for my baby's circumcision?

How do I care for my baby's circumcision?

Lots of Vaseline: Wipe around the penis till healed. Apply lots of petrolatum (vaseline) to the penile glans with each diaper change until penis has healed and until ring has fallen off if a plastibell device was used. ...Read more

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How do I care for my baby's hair?

How do I care for my baby's hair?

"babywash" liquid: Liquid "babywash" or liquid "baby shampoo" can be used a couple of times a week during the bathing, to wash the hair. Remember that washing a baby too long or too often will make him too dry, and prone to more dry skin rashes. ...Read more

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How do I care for my newborn's nails?

How do I care for my newborn's nails?

Sandpaper: A grandmother showed me once how easy it was to take off the snags on baby fingernails using a 1 by 2 inch piece of sandpaper. Simply face the rough side to the nail & pass it across with minimal pressure & the snag is gone in seconds. Two hands can be done in a minute. Emery boards take off too much skin and nail nippers can take off fingertips-yuck.I keep 120 grade wet/dry paper at the office. ...Read more

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What should I do for my baby's ear care?

What should I do for my baby's ear care?

Baby's ear care: I assume that the mom is asking about how to clean baby's ear canals. I do not recommend the use of qtips to clean the baby's ear canals because of potential harm. However cleaning the baby's ear lobes and the opening of the ear canals shoild be sufficient. ...Read more

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How do I care for my baby's umbilical stump?

How do I care for my baby's umbilical stump?

Keep it clean & dry: Keeping your baby's umbilical stump clean and dry will facilitate healing, drying, and the eventual "falling off" of your baby's cord. Keep the area around the stump clean by only using warm water and washcloth when needed. Keep it dry by only sponge bathing until the cord falls off and folding your baby's diaper below the stump. Rubbing alcohol is not necessary. ...Read more

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How do I know if my nursery is safe for my baby?

How do I know if my nursery is safe for my baby?

New crib: Cribs should be new and approved well lit with nothing near that could fall on baby mattress firm with good support for your baby nothing in the crib security camera is useful changing table wide enough to prevent falls never leave alone on table. ...Read more

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How do I get my boyfriend to take care of his teeth?

How do I get my boyfriend to take care of his teeth?

Keep your teeth: Or lose it! this is a touchy situation but a communication of love and concern can catch an attention. Well, not the way i said it though :). Some articles about communication recommended to start by saying, " i feel...", "it worries me", ..Instead of starting with "you", that can implicate judgement and can be accusatory for this matter...There's no enough space to dissect this matter... ...Read more

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What can I do for my baby's fever?

What can I do for my baby's fever?

Don't worry: Fever itself is harmless, but it can make a baby feel poorly. Treat it safely with the correct dose of Acetaminophen (past 3 months) or Ibuprofen (past 6 months). For babies less than three months, contact your pediatrician before treating. If your child has a fever and is acting ill even after fever medicine, see the doctor. ...Read more

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How do I care for my baby's skin after circumcision?

How do I care for my baby's skin after circumcision?

Vaseline: Apply vaseline around circumcision with each diaper change until healed, including until plastibell ring (if used) falls off. Withhold diapers on a temporary basis if tip of penis around urinary opening looks red or inflammed, and place baby on a towel and place towels aound crib, until redness has cleared up. This is to avoid later meatal stenosis (narrowing of urinary opening). ...Read more

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What care should I take after delivery..........Doctor is saying to operate me now i want to get sugesstions and important tips for my and my child ca?

What care should I take after delivery..........Doctor is saying to operate me now i want to get sugesstions and important tips for my and my child ca?

Watch teaching video: At the hospital, there will be several teaching videos for new moms. The nurses are helpful, too. Entire books are written on this subject. Regarding the baby, don't pass the baby around to visitors until the baby is 2 months old (to avoid baby infections). Select only a couple of main helpers, such as grandparents. Try to get all adult and child contacts are vaccinated before the baby is born. ...Read more

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What do I do after i breastfeed my baby? What baby has to do and how?

What do I do after i breastfeed my baby? What baby has to do and how?

Nourish & nurture : To promote your baby's development, learn her cues for hunger, satiety, fatigue, & discomfort, talk, play while she's on her tummy on the floor, read; no tv till age 2. Have a consistent bedtime & routine, wipe out her mouth before putting her on her back in her own crib, drowsy but awake, to self-calm to fall asleep.Personalize the aap's healthy child app or on www.Aap.Org for more. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to take his medicine? He's very stubborn.

How do I get my child to take his medicine?  He's very stubborn.

Who is the parent!: Children need to understand why. But it could also be the taste. Compounding pharmacies can make virutally all medicines palitable. Remember, taking medicine makes children feel different and reminds them something is wrong, partuclarly with chronic issues. I have this problem with adolescents coming with parents who don't take their medications regularly. Some with serious illnesses. ...Read more

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How do I get my 15 month old to brush her teeth?

How do I get my 15 month old to brush her teeth?

Tell show do: At 15 months old, start getting them involved by showing them in mirror what you're doing. ...Read more

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What can I do for my sick 3 month old baby?

What can I do for my sick 3 month old baby?

Missing information: To get the best out of Healthtap you need to provide a enough information for someone to provide an answer.You have not described why you think the baby is sick, status of temperature, feeding activity, etc.Without this info we cannot help.You are welcome to start over.Your questions are not linked, so each must tell the full story. ...Read more

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How do I get my mom and sister to stop smoking? I have a newborn and my sister is pregnant. What can I do to help my baby and hers?

Get help from her dr: Most everyone knows how bad smoking is in general, for kids and during pregnancy. Most women are motivated enough by this to stop smoking at least while pregnant. If your sister has not been, then it is just a reflection of how strong her addiction is. She may have underlying psychological issues (anxiety, depression, feelings towards nw baby) that unless addresses, will not "allow her" to quit. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby is starting to teeth?

How do I know if my baby is starting to teeth?

See below.: As dr. Hossain said, drool, fussing, and biting may be signs of teething (although babies can start chewing and drooling months before the teeth start coming). The gum overlying the tooth can get red and swollen, and you may feel something very sharp just under the gum there. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen helps, as does cold teething toys. ...Read more

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