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How Do I Stop My Baby Drinking Bathwater
It's normal.: Masturbation is normal, so you can't stop it. You can set limits on when and where it occurs. For example, "i know it feels good to touch your privates, but that is something that you do when you are alone in your bedroom." if he persists, gently guide him to his room. Be consistent, not condemning. Discuss excessive masturbation with your doctor, it can be a sign of abuse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rarely Need to Start: True sterilization is usually not done with the attendent need to wear protective gear, gloves, etc.In the old days and in 3rd world areas, this is still beneficial, but in our world, probably not needed. The only exception I am aware of, is the use of well or bottled water where boiing the water should take of any bacterial contamination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tell a story: A story well told can be worth all the lecturing one may be tempted to offer. Thus, sharing stories from one's personal experience about the consequences of lying or one from age appropriate books ( or perhaps a tv show that you view together with your teen) will get the message across without being "preachy. You can also roleplay with young children or use puppets to illustrate your point. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6 months: Younger babies normally do not drink water. They just drink breast milk or formula when they get thirsty. Water is a thinner liquid than milk, so babies sometimes have trouble drinking water (but they drink milk just fine). With older babies that are already on solid foods, they can try a bit of water sometimes during mealtimes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a good idea: Most parents do not make a proper saline solution with any recipe. When too concentrated or too dilute, the effect on a babys nose will usually cause internal swelling and aggravate any problem. Simple saline nasal solution is available in most dollar stores and has the proper concentration for regular use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deny access: You are the parents.Tell the g'parents that you will not permit your daughter to visit them unless they comply. It may be too late already! ...Read more
First: Be aware that you can't make him stop drinking. Second - let him know that you care & spell out your specific concerns. Third- go to al anon meetings to learn to cope with & handle caring about someone with a substance abuse problem. Fourth- you can encourage (but not push) him to attend an alcoholics anonymous meeting (if he has a drinking problem). ...Read more
Binge Eating: I am assuming you are referring to binging either on food or alcohol appetite suppressing foods such as complex carbohydrates, protein bars, water, fruit snacks etc are great. Eat small portions multiple times a day hypnosis and cbt psychotherapy can help psychiatric causes depression, ocd, medical causes, sleep apnea should be identified and treated. Topamax (topiramate) has shown great results. ...Read more
Throw them out: The easiest way to eliminate bottles is to simply get rid of them. Babies are creatures of habit and most will not change without having it changed for them. Many babies will take juice or water in sippies but simply refuse milk unless its in a bottle because its their habit. If a baby can use a sippy, eliminate bottles and only give milk in sippies. Most babies will transition in a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I breastfeed my baby but I am starting a new job I cant pump much because my baby eats frequently what do i do i dont want to stop bf him?
Diet Coke: I believe you are referring to "diet coke" not just any diet cola. In that case, i believe that overdoing sodas with asparatame--nutrasweet is potentially damaging to your healththe breakdown product of nutrasweet is formic acic--or formaldehyde-same stuff we preserve dead bodies with! it is not good for you. Switch to a diet cola made with stevia. Second best splenda. Then wean yourself to h2o. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I breastfeed my 16 months son. Now i want to stop breastfeeding. How do I do this? He can't fell asleep without sucking.. Any suggestions?
Change pattern: Initially you should change any breast feeds to when he wakes and limit the effort to a few minutes on a side. As he tires, do not offer the breast or any other feed. The ritual should help him wind down. A warm bath may set the mood followed by reading to him from a few feet away. Try to eliminate direct contact as he settles so he can learn to do it alone ; will do so if he awakes in the night. ...Read more
Gentle, Infrequently: After the cord falls off, prepare a lukewarm bath, i like use of an organic bar soap from the middle of nowhere in montana that allows one hand to wash (hair included) and one hand to hold, remember babies skin will be healthiest with infrequent bathing, every other day, even every third day. Never leave baby unattended even with the fanciest contraption in the bath. Oh, and enjoy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try another approach: If a baby throws food, he may just be playing. When he is really hungry, re-approach him and eat with him, to show that food is for eating. If he throws food because he is angry, the parent can "disappear" and watch the baby from behind, and then come back to try again a few minutes later. When a baby is truly hungry, he is less likely to throw the food away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast feeds: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go i don't worry about it. Babies fuss for a lot of reasons including gas, so irregularity is not always the cause. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. ...Read more
Don't drink a lot: Not to sound like a wise-guy here, but the obvious solution and the safest way is to don't drink a lot. Alcohol is a part of life and it is accepted in every society in moderation. But when using it to excess, it can cause much trouble for the person and his/her family/friends, and a potential danger to others (driving drunk). So, drink responsibly. Be safe, be well, be alive. Good luck. ...Read more
See below:: 1.Hold baby with chest & tummy against your shoulder and with one hand supporting his bottom while the other rhythmically pats his back. Place a burping cloth or towel on your shoulder. 2. Place infant tummy down across your lap anf pat. 3, burp baby while he is sitting up on your leg leaning forward with your hand under his chin for support while the other hand pats him on the back. ...Read more
I am 21 weeks pregnant and still using meth sometimes. I do really want to stop, how can I stop this bad activity? I dont want to get harm my baby.
Now: If you live in a city with approved water, and are not worried about water coming through your old plumbing, you NEVER need to sterilize bottles. A good bottle brush and normal cleaning like you do your dishes is fine. This old practice goes back decades to when they boiled bottles to both sterilize and break up the harsh cow protein in homemade formula.That need disappeared decades ago. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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