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Is it safe to let my baby fall asleep after he has had a serious fall?

Is it safe to let my baby fall asleep after he has had a serious fall?

Yes: After a serious fall, your child should be examined by a medical professional. If they determine that there is no brain injury then allowing your child to sleep soundly through the night is no problem. ...Read more

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Concussion my son fell with his bike, and hit his had, he get a bump strait awey.It is happend 6 hours before.He throw up 2times.We didn't let him to sleep for 2 hours after that.He is really wanted to sleep.He is responding any question he knows everythi

Concussion my son fell with his bike, and hit his had, he get a bump strait awey.It is happend 6 hours before.He throw up 2times.We didn't let him to sleep for 2 hours after that.He is really wanted to sleep.He is responding any question he knows everythi

The : The scalp (the skin on the head) is well-supplied with blood. Even a small impact can break blood vessels, which can cause a big bump. So, a lump on the scalp isn't a good measure of how serious an impact is. The more important consequence of a head impact is concussion, a brain injury. Signs of a moderate to severe concussion include getting "dinged" (briefly stunned), or any loss of consciousness. In general, experts recommend that a child be seen within 2 days of any significant head injury, and should be seen right away if they show any signs such as memory loss, headache that doesn't get better or gets worse, mood changes, balance problems, or vomiting. It is very important to avoid a second head impact. Children should wear helmets when riding a bike or engaging in other activities that may involve a risk of head injury (including skateboarding, rollerskating, skiing). A helmet that was involved in an impact should be destroyed and replaced. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son broke his arm and it is in a cast. Is it safe to ride his bike? If he fell could he injure it more?

My 7 year old son broke his arm and it is in a cast.  Is it safe to ride his bike?  If he fell  could he injure it more?

About 2 weeks: I would have him avoid activities that could lead to re-injury for about 2 weeks. By that time enough new bone will have been laid down that re-injury is unlikely. Encourage walks/hiking, non-contact activity, shooting hoops one-handed etc as alternatives to his bike for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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I have had a hard time falling asleep this week. Is it harmful in any way to take nyquil to fall asleep?

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I have had a hard time falling asleep this week. Is it harmful in any way to take nyquil to fall asleep?

Nyquil: If you are not on other medications that cause dizziness and not drinking alcohol , then occasional nyquil is ok. ...Read more

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How do i get my daughter to fall asleep we have no tv in the room and she is still having a hard time falling asleep

How do i get my daughter to fall asleep we have no tv in the room and she is still having a hard time falling asleep

Bedtime routine: A routine is essential- it signals the body to begin secreting the nighttime hormones you need for sleep initiation. You should do the exact events in the same sequence each night. Make some quiet , wind down activity such as reading a book part of the activity. Teach the child self-relaxation techniques using visualization. Have them imagine being on a beach, at the park, etc. LEARNED Behavior ...Read more

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My 5 year old sons legs began to jerk while he was asleep last night, this is the first time. Should I be concerned or is it normal for kids?

My 5 year old sons legs began to jerk while he was asleep last night, this is the first time. Should I be concerned or is it normal for kids?

Sleep myoclonus: Your son is probably experiencing sleep myoclonus, a benign condition. if it persists and interferes with sleep or begins to occur whild awake, speak to your pediatrician ...Read more

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My 20 month old won't sleep by himself. Is the cry it out method safe? And how long will it take until he sleeps without me and dad?

My 20 month old won't sleep by himself. Is the cry it out method safe? And how long will it take until he sleeps without me and dad?

Safe, but: Cry out method is but one way. It does work, but can be very trying to you and dad as a 20 month old can usually outlast the tolerance of even the most steady adult. You can try a gradual withdrawl. A few nights, sleep on the floor next to his bed. Move closer to door each night. In a week, be just outside the door, gradually increasing that distance. Be patient and don't give in and crawl back in. ...Read more

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My 18 month old son got upset and when he was crying passed out for a few seconds. When will he grow out of if? Is it normal? What can I do to prevent

My 18 month old son got upset and when he was crying passed out for a few seconds. When will he grow out of if? Is it normal? What can I do to prevent

Breath holding: This a very common phenomenon at children your child's age. It is brought on by the child' frustration in not getting his way. Rest assured, he will start breathing again because of breathing center in his brain. Walk away, although it may be hard. If he doesn' t have an audience he will stop performing. ...Read more

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I'm a first time mom and my newborn is a week old and she bumped her head on her crib. she seems to be ok though she's sleeping a lot but I don't know?

I'm a first time mom and my newborn is a week old and she bumped her head on her crib. she seems to be ok though she's sleeping a lot but I don't know?

Get evaluation: It is unlikely that a 1 week old could have caused a bump on her head on her own, a one week old can't roll. This situation is concerning for some ptential physical abuse and looking at the fact that the mother is 18 y/o raises the risk. Please take this child to the doctor for an evaluation immediately, it may save a life ...Read more

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For 3 days my wife has been falling asleep while doing house hold choirs. Is this just her body telling her to rest or could this be serious?

For 3 days my wife has been falling asleep while doing house hold choirs. Is this just her body telling her to rest or could this be serious?

Both: Somnolence is usually a sign that more sleep or rest is needed, and it can take a while to catch up from sleep deprivation, but falling asleep while doing chores can be dangerous -falls accidents etc. It could reflect an underlying medical condition, medication effects, or other serious problem. This needs medical assessment asap for safety and health reasons. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 2 year old to be put on anesthesia or calming gas while dentist works on his teeth? My son wont be still even if strapped.

Is it safe for a 2 year old to be put on anesthesia or calming gas while dentist works on his teeth? My son wont be still even if strapped.

Yes if experienced.: Be sure you have someone who has training in sedation/anesthesia. Check their credentials. Ask other patients/parents who have received services from your dentist about their experiences. There is always a tiny risk in sedation on toddlers. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant. I have an indoor dog is it ok if she falls asleep near me?

8 weeks pregnant. I have an indoor dog is it ok if she falls asleep near me?

Its ok: Cats are usually the ones that give problems to preg women, espec. Cleaning the litter boxes and transmission of toxoplasmosis. Dogs are probably ok. ...Read more

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My almost 3 month old sleeps in a rocknplay because he won't sleep without an incline. Is it okay because his legs can't straighten out in it?

My almost 3 month old sleeps in a rocknplay because he won't sleep without an incline. Is it okay because his legs can't straighten out in it?

Position: Back to sleep until he has good head control in the most important position for care. As long as he spends time in other positions, this should not be harmful. Supervised tummy time is also important to develop the use of all of his muscles. Go to healthychildren.org. All the best. ...Read more

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My daughter is a cheerleader she was dropped on her head from a stunt in the air. How long should she wait to go to sleep.

My daughter is a cheerleader she was dropped on her head from a stunt in the air. How long should she wait to go to sleep.

If she lost: consciousness, or is experiencing severe neck pain or headache, or has altered mental status, take her to the ER instead of putting her to bed. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have sex with my husband while the baby is in the same room? She is 8 months old..if yes, wheb should we stop? Thank you.

Is it ok to have sex with my husband while the baby is in the same room? She is 8 months old..if yes, wheb should we stop? Thank you.

Depends on: how soundly your baby sleeps and your sexual practices. If your baby is a light sleeper, your noises and actions could be frightening, and it would be a good idea to have your baby in a different room. Even infants that have been sound sleepers often start having more wakeful periods around 9 months and you may find it more difficult to make the transition to their own room after that time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to let my baby fall asleep after he has had a serious fall?

Yes: After a serious fall, your child should be examined by a medical professional. If they determine that there is no brain injury then allowing your child to sleep soundly through the night is no problem. ...Read more

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Is it wrong to let my baby fall asleep with the bottle in the crib?

Yes: Saliva protects a baby's teeth while awake, but disappears while asleep. If you regularly let your baby fall asleep with a bottle, you are greatly increasing the chances of tooth decay from too much milk sugar coming in contact with the teeth. Consider water (if you've started solids) or a pacifier at bedtime instead. ...Read more

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Afraid to let baby fall asleep!?

Afraid to let baby fall asleep!?

Why ?: If you have specific concern please discuss them with your pediatrician. Babies need a great deal of sleep. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to let the baby fall asleep with the bottle?

Why is it bad to let the baby fall asleep with the bottle?

Tooth decay: Babies who fall asleep with a bottle in their mouths are sleeping with milk sugar on their teeth. This leads to baby bottle tooth decay. It is much better to use a pacifier, if needed, at bedtime. ...Read more

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How to make a baby fall asleep?

How to make a baby fall asleep?

Comfort her: There are many reasons for the baby not to be comfortable and refuse to go to sleep. Things which make baby uncomfortable are dirty diaper, hunger, loud noises and light around. Baby over exhausted, over tired, over sleepy. Then there are medical reason like stuffy nose, fever, formula problems. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to fall asleep?

How can I get my baby to fall asleep?

Create a tired place: Babies do not understand or desire sleep like an adult.They drift off like you would in a boring lecture. In the womb the norm was sound (hesrtbeats) and comfort. You need to create a comfortable "tired place" where baby can go to settle and drift off, day or night. Try to use the same area for day & night naps. A fan buffeting in the background helps. Subdued light helps. Avoid direct stimulation. ...Read more

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How to make my baby fall asleep earlier at night?

How to make my baby fall asleep earlier at night?

Good Luck: The child is getting you on their schedule. You can try to keep them up during the day, but it is unlikely to be successful. ...Read more

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What can you take to help you fall asleep that's safe?

What can you take to help you fall asleep that's safe?

Safe Sleep: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent.Valerian, > ...Read more

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How can I help my baby adjust and fall asleep in new surroundings?

How can I help my baby adjust and fall asleep in new surroundings?

Bedtime routine!: Develop a short but very consistent bedtime routine that you can use anywhere. When you use it regularly at home and condition your baby to go to sleep with that routine, you can then use it at a friend's house, on a trip, anywhere. Add in a "lovey" to have an extra bit of familiarity at bedtime. ...Read more

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Could my baby be at risk of sid is she won't fall asleep lying in her back?

Could my baby be at risk of sid is she won't fall asleep lying in her back?

Yes: The risk of sids (sudden infant death syndrome) is greatest in the first 6 months of life, and is significantly increased by putting your baby to sleep on her stomach or side. Infants should always be put to sleep on their backs. Another factor that increases sids risk is having a smoker in the house. Factors that decrease risk include pacifier use and background noise such as a fan. ...Read more

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Whenever i'm about to fall asleep, i get a weird feeling like a headrush, is this serious?

Whenever i'm about to fall asleep, i get a weird feeling like a headrush, is this serious?

Sleep: Is this something new or longstanding, in either case if you are worried, check the meds you are now, lie down or standup slowly from a sitting position, check you blood pressure lying, sitting and standing, rule out neurological and cardiovascular causes and last resort would be psychiatric. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to fall asleep sucking her thumb?

Is it normal for my baby to fall asleep sucking her thumb?

Yes: All babies need to develop self-soothing skills and many babies do this with non-nutritive sucking (for example, thumb-sucking). The fact that she has learned to soothe herself with her thumb and to fall asleep with that is both normal and wonderful. Most babies will drop thumb sucking on their own in toddlerhood, though some keep it going longer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fall asleep with headphones in?

Is it safe to fall asleep with headphones in?

Yes mostly: Headphones yes, for the most part. Not arguing about the infrared beams, etc if they are wireless. If you are using earbuds be careful because of potential choking risk if they come apart. ...Read more

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I can't sleep at night.Even as a child, I slept less than others. But now its getting worse. I keep lying down the whole night and fall asleep at 5!!

Sleeping problem: you need to make sure you establish bedtime routines. No tv or phone when you go to bed. Try to try to read a book and keep lights a little dimmed. Sometimes, problems with sleep is a sign of anxiety you need to address ...Read more

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Why does my baby always fall asleep while feeding on my wife's breasts?

Why does my baby always fall asleep while feeding on my wife's breasts?

Likely tired: If you change your schedule to offer feedings when baby first wakes up, baby will less likely fall asleep feeding. If fed when tired, they often settle into a quiet period & drift off to sleep using feeding as a sleep ritual. ...Read more

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The recommended dose for temazepam is 1-2 pills, but I have to take 5-6 in order to fall asleep. Is this safe?

The recommended dose for temazepam is 1-2 pills, but I have to take 5-6 in order to fall asleep. Is this safe?

Likely unwise!: There is really not enough information to give you the best feedback. Temazepam comes in doses of 7.5, 15, 22.5 & 30 mg. The maximum on label dose is 30 mg. So you could be taking anywhere from 45 mg up to 180 mg. I latter dose would certainly make me uncomfortable. It sound likely that your initial insomnia needs to be carefully explored and other modalities utilized to help you sleep. ...Read more

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Lately it seems that my hands and forearms fall asleep quite often. Is that a sign for something serious?

Lately it seems that my hands and forearms fall asleep quite often. Is that a sign for something serious?

Positional tingling: If you are experiencing intermittent tingling and numbness in your hands and forearms, what it might represent depends on how and when it happens. It is usually not serious but rarely there could be some sort of compressive or circulatory cause that should be evaluated. Describe your symptoms to a practitioner and they can examine for underlying explanations. ...Read more

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I have a severe case of insomnia, how much Diphenhydramine is necessary for me to fall asleep ASAP? I'm 190lb

I have a severe case of insomnia,  how much Diphenhydramine is necessary for me to fall asleep ASAP? I'm 190lb

Try 50 mg: But there is no guarantee that any dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would help since there are many causes for insomnia. If your problem is this bad, you need to check with your doctor who may refer you for a sleep study if the problem is chronic. ...Read more