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Is It Safe For Children To Sleep By Themselves At The Age Of 4yo
Yes: I'm guessing from the question that there is a lot of anxiety about leaving your children alone in general. Children are safe to sleep alone largely from birth, as long as the crib is empty of all items and set up right. Certainly by 6 mo, the academy of pediatrics says childr en can sleep completely unsupervised. By 4 years, this is a personal and cultural decision, not a safety decision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To what extent is the flu vaccines for children and newborns that will be around the child considered safe?
Is it possible to get selective mutism treat at the age of 17? or is it only treatable in children?
Yes: Therapy at any age is beneficial. I suggest the younger the better for socialization, but anytime the therapy will benefit the patient and family. ...Read more
The AAP, in your: Hometown, has a healthy child app that addresses sleep issues. In many cultures, the "family bed" is a necessity. Infants who learn to fall asleep in their own beds by 1-4 months consolidate sleep & night-wake less. Co-sleeping can impede a child's development of independent self-calming skills, if it's not a cultural norm. Family therapy would help everyone get to sleep in his/her own bed. ...Read more
It is recommended that if you want to have a baby, it is better to have two and the preferable age difference is 20 -30 months. Is there the series of methods to create a happy and successful life for our only child?
Under a dozen: I am sure many old children might argue that they turned out pretty good so it isnt the same for everyone. Having 5 children of my own i see how they had to learn to life together, help each other, be patient with the ones who required that and learned to serve in a family. That was pretty great too. Each person has to decide that issue for themselves. You can wait and see if you still want anothe. ...Read more
If all antidepressants increase the risk of suicide in people under 25, then is it safe for teens to take them?
Is it ok to get piles operated at the age of 80? Or should the same be avoided because of the age?
Depends: 80 is not an absolute reason not to have a surgery. The patient's general health status needs to be taken into consideration as well as the actual indication for the surgery. ...Read more
At what age my newborn (5 weeks) can usa a pacifier? Is it true that it can cause dental problem in the future?
If vaccination for rota virus and pneumonia is not given at the age of 2 months to a baby; can it be given at age if 5 months..?
Varies: I believe one of the rotovirus vaccines is not supposed to be started after 4 months.I expect it would be protective but the manufacturer has those guidelines.Any vaccine is likely to provide benefit as soon as you can give it. Vaccine developments and improvements are one of the greatest successes we have in pediatric care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Newborn: You may adopt a baby at birth. ...Read more
No: Could it be normal? Yes, of course, they may be the infamous "late talker". But by 3y/o, i'd be concerned about at least expressive language. A hearing issue needs to be ruled out also. If he's able to follow commands well, and understand complex concepts, it may be a simple expressive language delay requiring therapy. But a child not talking at all by 18 months is a referral to speech therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: The impact of age on the male is much less dramatic or predictable than that of females.Sperm generate from stem cells,millions at a time.The healthiest make the strongest swimmers and increases the prospect of a healthy outcome.Women are born with a finite # of eggs,subject to the toxic effects of time/drugs/radiation and the outcome of conception remains the quality of the young or old egg. ...Read more
Is it possible for me to get breast augmentation to size b (saline) at the age of 17 and 8 months? I'd like to know about the usa as well as the uk.
USA differs from UK: In the USA, the FDA has implied "indications" for saline implants at 18 or older, and for gel implants, 22 or older. I, for one, do not understand the reason for this edict. Both types of implants come in multiple sizes, but the final breast size is determined by not only what size implant is used, but what volume of breast tissue the patient started with. We use preference pictures to help . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the procedure for giving first aid to a child who is injured and their parents are not around?
Is it true that masturbating to much in the teenage years to mid 20s can put you at risk for prostate cancer?
Not really: The newborn can recognize the face, voice, and smell of its mother. The only reason for others to feed the baby is that sometime the mother may not be around to give the bottle. Both infant and adult feeder need to learn how each other responds to such feeding. Don't forget dad in the equation! ...Read more
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