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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
52 Doctors shared insights

Infant And Toddler Health (Overview)

Infant and toddler health refers to all things relating to the health of children, from birth, until about age 3.


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
52 Doctors shared insights

Infant And Toddler Health (Overview)

Infant and toddler health refers to all things relating to the health of children, from birth, until about age 3.


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How do you perform cpr properly? Is doing it on an infant or toddler/kid different from adult and older people?

How do you perform cpr properly? Is doing it on an infant or toddler/kid different from adult and older people?

Take the class: It's great that you are asking this question. CPR is different for infants and adults. It continues to evolve as we learn more. The introduction of aed's has made learning CPR even more important. The quicker you can get electricity to the heart the better. Take a class. Who knows when you might save a life. ...Read more

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Infant and toddler health (Tip)

Health haiku: toddler with tantrum, just isolate and ignore, crying will stop soon. ...See more

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Caring for Your Toddler (Checklist)

Keep medications out of reach of children
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Look for small objects that can be swallowed and put them out of reach
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Keep your pediatrician's number handy
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Don't hit or use bad words in front of the child. Toddlers mimic!
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How do you perform cpr properly? Is doing it on an infant or toddler/kid different from an adult and older people?

Courses: For CPR are administered throughoit the us. The aha has useful programs. Speak to your primary care provider to sign ip for training. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what a check up for an infant/toddler at the pediatricians consist of?

Can you tell me what a check up for an infant/toddler at the pediatricians consist of?

Preventive health: We ask questions about development, measure height, weight and head size and compare them to normal standards. We examine them from the top of the head to the toes. We observe their actions, tone, movements, interactions, etc. We discuss the normally expected milestones, safety precautions and mental health. We discuss and give vaccinations to prevent common diseases and schedule next visit. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Infant and toddler health (Tip)

Give a toddler room to grow and explore the world, in a safe environment with limited risks. ...See more

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Aging Gracefully (Checklist)

Stay socially connected
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Maintain a healthy diet and exercise
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Get a yearly physical
yearly
Take good care of your physical appearance
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New baby and toddler. So how to get an infant to sleep?

New baby and toddler. So how to get an infant to sleep?

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

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What can be done about infant/toddler tooth discoloration?

What can be done about infant/toddler tooth discoloration?

That depends: That depends on the cause of the discoloration. If it is from stains and/or calculus on the outside of the tooth, it can be polished off by a pediatric dentist. If it is caused by tooth decay the tooth can probably be repaired. If it is discoloration that is part of the tooth as it formed this is harder to resolve and may need to be left alone. You need an exam by a pediatric dentist. ...Read more

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Infant and toddler health (Tip)

Share brushing with your toddler 2x/day to prevent cavities. ...See more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
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Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
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What happens if a kid grts chest x rays as an infant and as a toddler is he at high rick for child hood cancer?

What happens if a kid grts chest x rays as an infant and as a toddler is he at high rick for child hood cancer?

The increased: Risk of one chest xray is marginal, but it is true that the radiation risk is cumulative. You can calculate the estimated risk using an interactive tool at xrayrisk. Com. ...Read more

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Infant and toddler health (Tip)

Get your toddler off to daycare by folding clothes packs ahead: shirt, pants, socks, diaper, etc. ...See more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Try to eat organic, especially lots of fruits and veggies
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Toddler's daycare administered infant tylenol (acetaminophen) without my consent. Is the drug safe?

Toddler's daycare administered infant tylenol (acetaminophen) without my consent. Is the drug safe?

Yes, at proper doses: This med has been around for at lease 5 decades that I know of and is well tolerated by infants. The proper dos for size is well studied and on most produces. Like any good medicine, it is strong enough to do good, but used wrong, can do harm. ...Read more

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What is open heart surgery like for an infant or a toddler?

What is open heart surgery like for an infant or a toddler?

Depends: This depends on the heart lesion. Many forms of heart disease are now treated successfully with surgery. In those cases, the open heart surgery is very well tolerated with the child being home in 1-2 weeks and recovering well. If the heart lesion is very complicated, then the experience can be different. Please discuss this with your child's cardiologist to learn their specific issues. ...Read more

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Infant and toddler health (Tip)

Get your toddler to communicate more effectively by asking him/her to "use your words.". ...See more

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I read online there are lots of side effect for Lamisil. Is there any safe alternative cream to treat infant/toddler's athlete foot?

I read online there are lots of side effect for Lamisil. Is there any safe alternative cream to treat infant/toddler's athlete foot?

Safe???: Lamisil is safe and effective when used appropriately & was deemed so by the food & drug administration back when it was only available by prescription. After years of use, its track record allowed it to be released to the general public. Any med that is strong enough to help will have side effects in some people. I find it a safe med. Lotramin is another antifungal that is usually effective. ...Read more

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We have a 5 day old son, and our 2 yr old toddler brought home a stomach bug. What do we do? And if the infant gets it, what do we do? He is breastfed

We have a 5 day old son, and our 2 yr old toddler brought home a stomach bug. What do we do? And if the infant gets it, what do we do? He is breastfed

Contact precautions: Meaning: wash your hands often, especially when handling the newborn, ask the toddler to wash hands often as well, especially after using the restroom, if possible keep away from the newborn till clear, although difficult. Breastfed newborns immune system is sound and hopefully shouldn't have a problem, if symptoms evolve otherwise, call the pediatrician, wish you all wellness ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Mays Dr. Mays
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Infant and toddler health (Tip)

Read the book, "raising your spirited child". Best parent book ever! Find it. ...See more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

Measure your child's glycated haemoglobin every three months
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Measure your child's blood sugar daily
daily
Make sure your child eats high-fiber, unprocessed foods, and limit simple sugars
daily
Your child should be active daily, as exercise increases insulin sensitivity
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My infant and toddler both have hand foot & mouth. Are they still contagious once the spots appear? Also my infant is 9mths old. Dangerous or ok?

My infant and toddler both have hand foot & mouth. Are they still contagious once the spots appear? Also my infant is 9mths old. Dangerous or ok?

Hand Foot and Mouth: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is usually not serious. The illness is typically mild, and nearly all patients recover in 7 to 10 days without medical treatment. Complications are uncommon except for dehydration. Hand foot and mouth is contagious roughly for a few days before the symptoms appear untill they start to feel better and the spots and ulcers have healed over, so usually about 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Infant and toddler health (Tip)

When brushing the outside surfaces of upper teeth having your child close mouth halfway helps reach. ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, as communication is important
weekly
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How does smoking dope around a baby affect the infant's health?

How does smoking dope around a baby affect the infant's health?

Secondhand pot smoke: Children exposed to marijuana smoke might be more vulnerable to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death syndrome). childhood cancers, low birth weight and neuro developmental failures. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Breaux
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Toddler Health (Definition)

Toddler health encompasses all of the well child exams, immunizations, safety and preventitive health guidelines that doctors give to ...Read more