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Instructions For The Parents Choice Baby Bottle Food Warmer
Is there a difference in the brands of formula for babies (similac, parents choice) my baby has acid reflux and throws up on PC formula not any other?
Minor difference: Most milk-based infant formulas are essentially the same, although different companies will sometimes make very minor changes such as a different amount of calcium. There are some formulas which are designed to be easier to digest, and some babies with acid reflux have less spitting with these formulas. Powder vs ready-to-feed can make a difference, too. ...Read more
Last nite i woke up with the worst headache ever my eye lids and forehead were very warm to touch but temp was normal main pain in eyes & parental lob?
See a doctor.: If the condition still persists, see a primary care dorctor or er. The worst headache of your life needs evaluation. Many possibilities to what it could be. Cellulitis (infection of the skin and tissues underneath. Possibly allergies, orbital inflamatory psuedotumor, ect. ...Read more
What is the best way to clean an infant (1~12 month)? What I do now is take off her clothes first, then dip into a baby tub filled with warm water.
Bath time can be fun: You can put her in a partially reclining baby tub or other baby bath device (some even come with safety belts!), and using a baby or sensitive skin cleanser and a washcloth, bathe her all over, then rinse all over. Babies do fine with only a few baths each week. Make bath time fun by talking or singing to her entertaining her with bath toys. ...Read more
My baby is two days old and he seems to be shivering and random times. I know that babies don't shiver to keep warm, should I be concerned?
Excellent question: this is why premature infants are kept in thermal-neutral incubators until they mature enough to maintain they're temps. ...Read more
Is it possible a portable heater could make my nursery a little too humid & warm, causing my babies to get sick more easily?
Unlikely : Heaters will actually dry out a room, not make it humid. Often, the humidity can drop 10% or more in a room with a heater compared to the rest of the house.A simple humidity gauge can help you monitor the situation. Many run on button batteries and can register rapid change in humidity.The preferred humidity within a kid space runs 40-45%.Above 50% you increase dust mites, below 30% they cough. ...Read more
My infant, 19 months, has been limping almost to the point of not walking on her left foot. It's warm to the touch with slight swelling. Broken?
Hard to say: Possibilities range from a bug bite reaction to an infection in her foot/ankle .Without an exam, its just to hard to say.Pick up the phone and call her doc, you can discuss all the things you see and decide how soon and where to be seen. ...Read more
I noticed sudden rash on my sides spreading up my upper arms. No changes detergent. Was carrying infant b4 noticed. Rash is painful and itchy and warm?
See derm: This could be many things so see dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What to do if I have to interview a parent of an infant 0-12 months old; can someone help me out?
I don't understand : Your question doesn't make sense. Why do you have to interview the parent? ...Read more
In infancy: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" with mom, a 6-month-old should raise his arms to be picked up, a 9-month old should respond to his name. The diagnosis includes much more, but these are things parents can notice early. Firstsigns.Org has good checklists for parents. Check it out! ...Read more
Will it confuse an infant if one parent speak to him/her in two or three languages (on separate occasions)?
Great question: When we live in taiwan we spoke english to my brother who was a baby and the amas spoke chinese to him. He ended up speaking a mix of english and chinese. You would only understand it if you spoke both languages. We later moved to scotland and he quickly forgot the chinese and spoke only english. I hope one of the developmental pediatricians responds to this question. Fascinating. ...Read more
Confusing question: Fifth disease is a pattern illness caused by a common viral illness.It is transient, self cures, and has nothing to do with heredity. When a kid has it and his/her parents do not get it, it means the parents had it as kids and are immune. Fifth disease occasionally affects adults if they never had it a kids. It can be quite entertaining. ...Read more
NOT SURE?!?: Paedophobia is fear of babies. Do not know of the babbling part. ...Read more
Change head position: The best prevention, and treatment for infants under 3 months of age, is not allowing the baby to sleep with the same head position. One the baby is fully asleep, change the head position to the opposite side of the previous sleep period. If there already is head "deformity", have the infant sleep on the normal or less deformed side consistently until the head becomes normal appearing. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: Achondroplasia may be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, meaning that getting the gene from 1 parent causes the child to have the disorder. If 1 parent has achondroplasia, the infant has a 50% chance of inheriting the disorder. If both parents have the condition, chances increase to 75%. However, most cases appear as spontaneous mutation, meaning 2 parents w/o it may have a child with it. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: The spread of cpx occurs through airborne droplets & direct contact with infectious material. The uninfected parent cannot spread the virus through their own cough but might if they carried recently obtained infected debris from the child on their hands. Simple washing or sanitizing removes this threat. ...Read more
Is there a support system out there for parents of babies with dysphagia aka swallowing disorder?
Childrens Hospitals: Most children with swallowing disorders are seen by a team of providers including occupational therapy, gastroenterology and sometimes ear, nose and throat. If you are associated with a children's hospital they can connect you a local support group. You are not alone in your community. ...Read more
After infant receives her first dose of oral polio vaccine, the nurse explains to her parents the side effex?
Oral vaccine rare: Most doctors use ipv which is injectable. The administering office will give a handout that is for the specific vaccine. Nurses will often explain what to expect and doctors usually review understanding of vaccination and answer your questions. ...Read more
How do grandparents affect eye colour in babies? If neither parent has blue eyes and one grandma does, how does baby inherit blue eyes? (if they stay)
Exposed to MRSA while babysitting infant & 91 year old -parents, grandma, & baby have skin MRSA - 91 yr old also has MRSA in bladder. Am i at risk?
Contagious: Mrsa is contagious but your level of exposure is important. If you had direct physical contact with an infected person that in turn had touched their lesions then you might have picked it up. For it to cause infection it would probably have to penetrate your body thru broken skin. Don't panic, but take a good shower and be on the lookout for any "pimple like" lesions. Seek med help is u see some. ...Read more
Is it possible for a parent to not be able to detect rib fractures in an infant if she goes back and forth between parents for a week at a timeI?
Yes: See your pediatrician for clarification and explanation of potential issues involved . ...Read more
Feed as baby wakes : Babies develop a better schedule if you feed as they wake up. Baby has strength from the rest & can take a good feed before tiring. Then do diaper changes & cleaning. Playing after cleaning allows good mommy time. As baby tires they will settle if you put them down. They do not sleep longer if fed before sleep, they have more night waking because they have been taught to need food to settle. ...Read more
3 year old child, signs of autism, parents told to cut out bottle. 4 days pasted and child has not taken any liquids the child only eats raw whole apple slices and puffs. She will not touch any other food. The pediatrician has said to hold on for another
Go to urgent care: now since dehydration Is a concern. Certainly the liquids a should not continue to be refused by your child for hours on end as dehydration is more important to avoid especially in the Summer. An assessment there is needed for dehydration and possible treatment . With an autistic child transitioning as always done slowly. Hope this helps! ...Read more
IMHO: Yes, you can - but be careful not too warm! stir well to avoid hot spots. Also, it is not necessary. Room temp is fine, so is refrigerator cold. Unless your baby really doesn't like it without warming. The guide might be warm foods that you'll serve warm later as your baby eats table food with you. Enjoy your little one! ...Read more