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Is it safe to use a sleeping sack/onesie for a newborn?

Is it safe to use a sleeping sack/onesie for a newborn?

I prefer Onesies: I actually prefer onesies to most sleep attire in infants unless a simple diaper & shirt are adequate. I do not like swaddling blankets after the first month or comforters or pillows .All have been associated with sleep time accidents in infants. ...Read more

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How long is it okay for a child to have a pacifier?

How long is it okay for a child to have a pacifier?

Wean Early: Sooner is better when it comes to weaning from a pacifier. The longer it stays, the harder it is to take away. And the longer it stays, the greater the risk of speech delay, cavities, needing braces... I tell parents, "sometimes, the only way to get rid of the pacifier is to get rid of the pacifier." throwing it away may seem hard in the short run, but it's far easier in the long run. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 4month old baby to use a walker?

Is it safe for a 4month old baby to use a walker?

I don't approve: I don't like walkers at any age.There are some that are safer than others but the frequency of head injury and other accidental injuries among these kids is much higher than those without. ...Read more

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When is it safe for kids to use a slide?

When is it safe for kids to use a slide?

Depends! : Toddlers and small children need close parent supervision on slides and playground equipment. At around 15 months your child may be ready to start climbing up a slide. Stay close by and be sure the slide is age appropriate. Many equipment will have recommended ages. Common sense is your best bet! ...Read more

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If exclusively breast fed, is it ok for a baby to be given a pacifier in the night?

If exclusively breast fed, is it ok for a baby to be given a pacifier in the night?

Yes: Although there are breastfeeding advocates that would disagree, pacifiers do not confuse a breastfeeding baby. You do not want to substitute the pacifier for nursing, but its use is fine between feeds, and especially at night. ...Read more

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Is it better to use a separate potty for my child?

Yes: Yes for several reasons. First - touching the floor is comforting to little ones and alleviates some fears. Two - they can practice while you go and learn and train better. Three - little, portable potties are great when taken in a car - they make training on the go so much easier - who wants to race to find a gross fast food restaurant bathroom? Use the potty in the car and dump when possible. ...Read more

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When is it safe for a child to stop using a booster seat in car? He is 8yrs old 77pounds

When is it safe for a child to stop using a booster seat in car? He is 8yrs old 77pounds

It is safe: Laws vary by state. I believe in Texas, children over the age of 8 can ride legally without a booster. In California the current laws is: ?Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 57" in height, may ride in the back with a seat belt. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use a marker for masturbation?

Is it okay to use a marker for masturbation?

Are you serious ?: If you are a woman, frankly i'm surprised at how little you care about traumatizing your vagina - I'd say please go to a doctor and if you've used this to pleasure yourself, have yourself examined for traumatic injuries, and NO, its totally not OK... ...Read more

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Is it advisable to use walker for a 4month old baby?

Is it advisable to use walker for a 4month old baby?

No. : The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using walkers because they can discourage your child from learning to walk on his own, but also because they can be dangerous. Thousands of babies end up in emergency rooms from falling down stairs or bumping into furniture while in a walker. And studies have shown that babies in walkers learn to walk about 1 month later than those who don't. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a child to use over-the-counter feminine wash?

Is it ok for a child to use over-the-counter feminine wash?

Douche Products: The vaginal lining of the pre-pubertal child is much more fragile than after puberty. The lining cells are much thinner(squamous) and the pH is more alkaline resulting in lower resistance to bacteria. Like commercial bubblebath products, these washes are more likely to be very irritating in this age group. There is no physiologic need for such products. ...Read more

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Is there any dental harm for an adult to use a pacifier?

Is there any dental harm for an adult to use a pacifier?

Pacifier use: Besides the social stigma that may result, use of a device such as this may have a negative effect on the dentition. With adults who have a thumb sucking habiit, you often see the front teeth not coming together properly and in some cases, the upper front teeth will flare out causing a "buck tooth" appearance. ...Read more

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Is it okay for my baby to use a pacifier if I breastfeed?

Is it okay for my baby to use a pacifier if I breastfeed?

Yes: Sure a pacifer in the early stages of infancy can reduce the stress of being' a newborn.After a few months, most babies use the pacifier more as a toy and no longer need it.Using a pacifier in infancy, can reduce some stress felt by the infantt and reduce some of the 'need' to nurse constantlywhich is sometimes an important emotional need but, sometimes it is a consequence of needing to incr milk. ...Read more

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What is a good age to take a child off her bottle and use only cups?

What is a good age to take a child off her bottle and use only cups?

12-15 mos.: I recommend by 15 months of age to eliminate bottles (and pacifiers) to protect the teeth. But any time earlier is fine. ...Read more

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Is it better for an older baby or a toddler to sleep without a pillow?

Is it better for an older baby or a toddler to sleep without a pillow?

Pillow: There is no rule lik there are with infants to sleep without pillow. In general young children do not need them so use is not typically recommended. If your child likes a pillow at age 3-4 this should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give a child homatropine/hydrocodone?

Is it safe to give a child homatropine/hydrocodone?

Narcotics: not sure how old is the child, but try not to take in a child under 4 yrs of age. If one does give it for severe pain or post-surgery, you could try 1/2 tab first every 8 hrs to see if any reactions, too drowsy, etc. Use sparingly and only nightly if needed. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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Is it ok for a women to use a mans deodorant?

Is it ok for a women to use a mans deodorant?

Yes: Unless it is one of the very few prescription forms, then yes, there is nothing preventing you from using a man's deodorant (...or a man using woman's deodorant, for that matter). ...Read more

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Is it safe to use oregano oil in a vaporiser for a baby?

Is it safe to use oregano oil in a vaporiser for a baby?

I never would: I find that any fragrant material added to vaporizers actually acts as air pollution and often triggers cough and nasal congestion in small infants. While you may fine the fragrance relaxing, the babies nose and airway is very different from yours. Plain water is the best material, along with liberal use of saline nasal wash to clear babies nasal passages. ...Read more

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