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How To Help An Infant Adjust To Daycare
Comforting routine: Although babies may understand being tired, they don't understand the concept of sleep. They drift into sleep like adults in a boring lecture. Your tiredness routein should focus on settling baby down and excluding harsh distractions. A little light can help baby be aware of their comfort place; soft background noise from a fan or radio turned low. Put them down awake & don't change anythiing. ...Read more
Make her feel safe.: Kids are normally shy when they are young. You do not mention your child´s age, but being shy is part of a personality trait and not a disease. Most people, adults and children alike feel shy when they are around strangers or large gatherings, not to mention when they have to give a presentation at school. Let her know it is ok to be shy and avoid pushing her. She will blossom when it is right. ...Read more
Help settle: You can't " make" a child eat, sleep or use the potty. Do what dr. Carlin recommended, wipe out baby's mouth after the last feed & put him in his crib in his own room, drowsy but awake at the same time every night. Most healthy infants don't need a middle of the night feed after 6 months, when night waking becomes a learned behavior. American academy of pediatrics has a good book on birth-5. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how is their daily school schedule modified to help keep your child safe and healthy?
Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean. Most schools have a variety of protocols to protect the children, including not allowing visitors to wander around the school without checking in at the office. Most schools have fire drills and other planning in case of emergencies. Is that what you are asking about?? ...Read more
No: The only way you can prevent hie is to make sure that every thing goes well during the pregnancy, during the delivery etc. Having a well trained health care professional in the delivery room is a kind of insurance and reassurance but cannot be total hie proof. Vast majority of hies are not preventable. Their severity can be decreased with the help of head cooling (cool cap) or total body cooling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common problem: When people are manic, they often don't see the need for intervention and believe that other people are unnecessarily complaining about them or prodding them. Most manic-depressive patients only seek help when they get depressed, but that is almost certain to follow a manic period. Education about the illness is essential. There are many popular books about the subject now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Try neb or spacer: How old is this toddler? There is more and more research showing administering albuterol with a spacer to a toddler is more effective than using a nebulizer. I toddler that is crying is less likely to inhale nebulized albuterol effectively and given it takes 5-10 minutes to administer it may be actually easier to use the appropriate spacer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Make it happen: Don't encourage: make it a part of life. Do you "make" your child go to school? Yes brush his/her teeth? Yes do you keep allow your child to jump off the roof? No. Exercise should be no different. Be a role model - you must exercise also. Then get a plan. Do it together or help them find an interest . Get help from doctor/school/friends. This is your child's health/life on the line. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Symptoms and testing: A child who sneezes when playing with a cat is likely to have cat allergy, this is confirmed with skin allergy test or blood test for specific ige to cat. Similarly, if the child sneezes or itches outdoors, she is likely to be allergic to pollen. Testing will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Put water in the Btl: Kids often resist change, but can be drawn to it if there is a reward. If you quit putting good tasting stuff in the bottle & only put in water, the kid will learn that the good stuff comes from the cup & decide to make the change. It can take several days to a week or so, but keep with it & it will happen. ...Read more
You serious ??????: This site is not a chat room and the 400 character limit for each answer can never cover a complete answer. There are thousands of books available on the subject.A good site for general info is HealthyChildren.org. If you have a specific question for this site, provide background info and ask a specific question. We cannot see uploads or questions you asked in the past. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Challenging issue: This can be a very difficult situation. Sometimes siblings and family members disagree about these things, which makes it even harder. Geriatric care managers may be able to help -- these are often nurses and social workers with special skills in dealing with elderly people & their families. You can find some in your area by searching: http://www.Caremanager.Org/. ...Read more
Breastfeed on demand: If you are breastfeeding your newborn, he will want to eat very often, every 1-2hrs, until your milk comes in. After that, he will be be able to wait 2-4h. A formula fed child will eat every 2-4hrs. The amount a baby takes increases with age, from about 1 oz (30 ml) per feed at birth to about 3-4 oz per feed at 4 weeks. You should be checking your baby pees with each diaper and poops 4-7 times/day. ...Read more
It is difficult: But your child's oncologist can be helpful to talk and explain things to your child. For your part, you should say that he is being give 'medicine' to get well from his illness. Furthermore, it is good to know and tell your child that this illness is curable in more than 80% of the cases. ...Read more
Don't worry: Human babies are made to drink human milk. Their guts can be so efficient at absorbing all the nutrients there might not be much to eliminate. It is not unheard of to go 2 weeks or more without a bowel movement in a baby only getting breast milk. It is not considered constipation in this case. As long as baby eats, nurses, behaves, grows and acts normally baby is fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't think so: An iphone is distracting in itself and from what I have seen in the world of today, it appears to be addictive. ...Read more
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