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How Do I Know When Is A Good Time To Give My 16 Month Old Peanut Butter
Look out for choking: In healthy kids delaying foods beyond 6m doesn't reduce allergies (& may even increase them). However, i recommend avoiding very allergic foods when kids are on antibiotics or have diarrhea or a tummy illness. With peanut butter, keep in mind that it's thick, sticky texture makes it a real choking risk: so small amounts (perhaps with something ekse) with adult present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Guidelines from reputable health agencies suggest some steps parents can take to reduce their child's chances of having food and other allergies, although there are no guarantees of success. If either or both parents have a personal or family history of allergy, for example, asthma, eczema, hay fever, perennial allergic rhinitis (allergy to animals, dust mites, or molds) the following is recommended: * Avoid common allergenic foods, in particular peanuts and tree nuts, during pregnancy and while nursing -- peanut protein, as well as components of cow's milk, eggs, and wheat, are ...Read more
My 16 month old son had a red raised rash around his mouth after eating stir fry with peanut sauce. Should he get tested for allergies?
What are the chances of my 22 month old son getting a food allergy to peanut butter? Is it safe to give him peanut butter?
Peanut allergy: The prevalence of peanut allergy varies worldwide, but it's more common in the us, canada, uk, & australia: 1-2%. Risk factors include family history of atopic skin diseases (like eczema) and peanut allergy. Without these factors, risk remains low. Peanut butter can be nutritious if you avoid types that contain more sugar & additives. Some other considerations: http://tinyurl.Com/kz7q6k7. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could red cheeks on an 18 month old be a sign of a peanut allergy? Last 2 times of feeding my son peanut butter (days apart) his cheeks turned red.
Yes - and no: From an allergy standpoint, it's ok to give peanut containing things after a year of age. However, that being said, if you spread the peanut butter thick on bread and they take a big bite, the consistency of a big glop of peanut butter could be a choking hazard. If you are spreading it very thin on a cracker, etc, and are watching carefully as they eat small bites, you should be ok. ...Read more
Is it ok to give my healthy 16 month old son a 6 oz bottle of pediasure everyday? I usually give him before his nap time. He drinks cows milk too.
It's likely ok,but..: He should not get in the habit of getting his nutrition and calories from supplements, rather than eating a healthy and varied diet. He does not NEED Pediasure if healthy and of normal weight and growth. Indeed, you run the risk of obesity with the extra calories from daily Pediasure. Finally, Pediasure is hardly cheap. Spend the money on a book for the child, and start a different nap routine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3.5 month old ebf baby didn't poop for 3 days. When she did it was very smelly and thick, like soft butter or gooey peanut butter. Is that normal?
Normal: Breastfed babies can go 5-6 days without pooping. Formula fed babies 1-2 days. Breastmilk poop can be green, yellow, brown or tan; watch for blood in the stool or signs of irritability with stooling; often times the breastmilk color is just a reflection of what "mom" ate and what "baby" need; what's not needed gets pooped out! ...Read more
Is creamy like peanut butter poop normal for 3 month old baby who hasn't pooped in a week but normally does every other day & more loose?
Probably OK: It is not unusual for babies to have change in stool pattern as they grow. . Also, it is normal for breastfed babies to have longer periods of time with no stools. Breast milk is the perfect baby food, thus there is less "waste" so to speak. If the baby's stomach is not distended, and he has a large soft stool infrequently this is not constipation requiring intervention. OK if bottle fed too. ...Read more
Confusing question: A successful parent will use life events to continuously teach a kid how to fend for themselves. This may require significant monitoring in the early stages, with reminders about hygiene and cleaning up after.A kid at or older than 8 usually has the ability to do such things when they are given the chance. Kids earn privileges through exemplary behavior. They are born with their rights! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For over a year I have had messy peanut butter like bowel movements now pencil shaped also a good amount of mucas at times. What could be going on ?
Alteration in stool: Inflammation, infection, ibs may cause abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, +/- nausea, bloating, gasiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet &emotional stress play significant roles here in patients with ibs, but first rule out inflammation, ischemia, & infection, malabsorption/maldigestion, cancer ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I give my 16 month old more confidence to stand up on her own without holding onto somwthing?
WALKING: Usually infant start walking at 1 yr though there is variation. Some even start at about 9 -10 months. The other way is also normal, means delay in walking ; other motor skills. As long as she doesn't have neurological/metabolic/developmental or other issue, not to worry. If she practices to stand holding something, it is ok, she will learn. If other issue, talk to her pediatrician and find out. ...Read more
How much children's tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil can I give my 16 month old..He weighs 23lbs?
Is there anything I can give my 16 month old to soothe a horrible cough? She can't sleep and humidifiers seem to make it worse.
Not sure: I certainly sympathize with your problem...Does she also have a fever? Any rash? Has she had anything like this in the past? Unfortunately it sounds like you need to have her examined by your pediatrician...Other than being sure she is drinking plenty of fluid ..I can't recommend anything else. Please call her dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to give my 16 month old(who weighs 19lbs) children's Claritin instead of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies?
16 MONTHS OLD &cough: Cough in a sixteen month old especially at night needs to be ealuated if it is persistent as it cab be due to bronchial asthma and the reatment has to be with inhaled steroids and bronchodilaters, so take your baby to your pediatrician for check up anf proper treatment.The other causes like viral uper resp infections dont need any therapy as it gets better by itself, no cough medicines. ...Read more
I wouldn't: A babies brain grows very rapidly the first 2 years.Cholesterol provides the insulation between developing nerves and the fat supplies a significant contribution to the needed calories of this age group.After 2 years the brain growth slows and skim, or whatever else you use is OK.Try to push low fat too soon and there are long term consequences for baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Saline nose drops: A constant nonproductive cough in children is often due to nasal allergies or acid reflux. Rinsing your child's nose with saline rinses and nose drops can help a lot. Prescription nasal steroid sprays can be used in children 2 and older under the advice of a physician as well if allergy is suspected. Talk to your pediatrician about reflux therapy if appropriate. ...Read more
Call your Dr.: I would not give your infant anything unless getting the ok from your dr. ...Read more
16 month old who has the common cold and cough..what medicine if any can I give him fot the coughing. Coughing is not severe but it bothers him.
Cough med in toddler: Most over the counter cough and cold preparations in the children's section are not FDA approved for children under 2 years. Cough caused by post nasal drip may improve with an over the counter allergy medication (Zyrtec and Claritin are approved for ages 6 months and older). ...Read more
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