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Is Propel Water Ok For Toddler
If properly...: ...Filtered and chlorinated, once a season. If left standing, best changed daily. ...Read more
Is it normal for toddlers to be afraid of water? Also what can I so for my toddler if he wets the bed a a lot?
Typically-developing: Toddlers can have fears. If he's scared of hot or rushing water or water on his face, run his bath before he gets in the tub. Get 2 small watering cans, one for him & one to rinse his hair with. Fill it from the sink. Put a bath cloth over his eyes. Get tub crayons, paints & toys only for bath or pool. Bedwetting is normal till age 5, if he's never been dry for 6 mos. Pull-ups are ok at night. ...Read more
Is it ok to mix oj w/carbonized water for my toddler? Trying not to give her coke. Is this a good alternative?
Physics: The more common offender is the 5 gallon paint bucket or similar, but a toilet had worked the same on occasion. Kids are top heavy. If they bend over and flip in their body weight pushes them down and they no leverage to back out. If there is no one around to pull them out they drown. ...Read more
Water: The baby should drink total of 16-25 oz of water minimal daily ...Read more
My toddler of 25 months went under the water for a few seconds about three hours ago. He seems fine. Should I still take him to the emergency room?
No, not to worry.: If he or she seems fine, and it was a few seconds, it'll be fine. ...Read more
My toddler, almost 2 yrs, loves drinking water most of the time. She asks for water most of the time and drinks too, more than food. Is this normal?
Usually habit: This is usually a combination of "I am the princess and mom will get me drink if I ask" and she drinks a lot and trained her kidneys to get rid of it quick. Giving her less per fill will gradually slow the process. If you cannot slow it down, the doc can check her. There are rare causes of a problem at this age. ...Read more
If you must: The kid would get more out of a few hugs than they will from this med. Its main value is in giving you something to do. ...Read more
I don't drink enough water n got the 48 virus from my toddler. I'm unable to hold fluids down when should I go in for an iv?
Better soon: So long you can't keep fluids down, you can get dehydrated easily, losing fluids through vomiting and not able to compensate, better get evaluated, you might not need IV replacement, a medicine can be given rather to help stop vomiting, take care, ...Read more
2 yr toddler. Drinks alot and pees alot also. Wake in the night screaming for water or juice. Normally don't give it. Is this habit or something else?
Deserves a visit: Many of these are just a drinking habit, but there is a rare condition where someone cannot re-claim the water that is purified in the kidney and these can become dehydrated overnight. Habit drinkers love the attention/process of drinking and asking for refills and their kidneys dilute their urine so much they need to keep drinking. Your doc can do some tests to exclude a real problem. ...Read more
My toddler was playing outside with water on the slide stairs. I was told she then put her finger in her nose. Should I be concerned?
Unlikely: Unless the water was toxic in some way. Observe her for signs of illness. All the best. ...Read more
Toddler was in a bath and got water in one of her ears. She immediately started crying but quickly stopped. It was a sharp pain. Why?
Toddler itches, breaks out during bath b4 any soaps/shampoo are applied. Has reacted this way in other tubs. Allergy towards something in water?
Mgt and workup:
I would advise using a very basic soap such as white Dove soap. Avoid all perfumed products including shampoo. The reaction may also be to cleaning products and using natural cleaning products and rinsing the tub well prior to bath time may help.
I would suggest an antihistamine and evaluation. ...Read more
2 days in to my toddler taking amoxicillin 4 ear. He grabs his booty in pain. He won't put it in bath water. It's all red. Allergic reaction? Wat 2 do?
Possibly: In general allergic skin reactions to antibiotics are more generalized and tend to be itchy. They are often red blotches that can vary in size and briefly turn white if you press on them. A bottom or genital area that is all red and more painful is more likely a yeast infection that has developed as a side effect (not allergy) to the medication. An anti fungal cream will likely be needed. ...Read more
Using a cpap, understand distilled water the way to go. Child uses distilled with minerals added for taste on formula. Ok for me to use in cpap?
Probably: Though most CPAP instructions call for distilled water, my wife has CPAP and I looked it up. Much water in containers just uses tap water, some use spring water, but your sons water contains none of these other problems. So it, s sO. K. ...Read more
Ask your peds: Usually once they start having baby food, about 2-3 meals a day, they can have some between 2-4 ounces per day. This usually happens at about 5-6 months. ITs important to note that formula and breast milk has lots of water already in it. Baby food esp. Fruit based, will have water as well. ...Read more
No: If he drank it in small amounts, it shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
AURI: It can aggravate the child's condition due to the weather outside. ...Read more
Pediodontic & pedia-: Tric evaluations! Dilute apple cider vinegar with lots of water, limit the total amount of acv to a maximum of 2 oz./day & use a straw. Brush teeth after each ingestion. Acetic & citric acids in acv erode tooth enamel & damage the lining of the mouth, esophagus & stomach over time. Chronic excessive use can decrease potassium, demineralize bones & diminish blood clotting. Habit disorder or pica? ...Read more
Not too young: You get out in the water with them, and teach them to swim. Or if you don't know how yourself, you get them lessons with somebody who does. You also want to lock access to pools so that they don't go in them alone. Here's a good information resource for you: http://www. Safekids. Org/safety-basics/safety-resources-by-risk-area/drowning/? Gclid=ck7q7oop57acfukaqgodtfbr4w. ...Read more
Insects: Many types of insect bites can cause blister but in particular, mosquitioes. ...Read more
No additional risk: Being in pool water allows the contact of possible germs with mucous membranes, so if there's someone nearby with a viral illness, you're exposed. Drinking the water doesn't really change that risk, especially a small amount. ...Read more
Yes: Plastic water bottles, and many other stiff plastic bottles, often contain a chemical called bpa which can leach into the water and can be pretty toxic. Recent media attention has led many of the manufacturers of this plastic to replace those bottles with others that are bpa free. There is increasing information that the replacements might not be much better. Filter your own water to be safe. ...Read more
Call Poison Control!:
Javel water is dilute bleach and strong alkaline solution. Please call the poison control centre in Lebanon, it is a 24 hour hotline. If he did this on purpose, please get him checked immediately for his suicidal behavior. Hopefully, this was just an accident. Please keep all non-food items well labeled and out of reach. Http://apps. Who. Int/poisoncentres/
+961 3 33 22 46; +961 3 174774 ...Read more
Urine production: If only taking water, a 20 pound baby would need a total fluid intake of almost 1 liter/dar, however, everything we eat also transforms into energy, water and CO2. So how much water to give him depends on many factors, including the weather and level of activity. Offer him water through the day, he'll take what he needs. Watch for good urine production, mucosal moisture and tears. ...Read more
If I am making a salt water gargle for a child who sometimes drinks the gargle. How much salt is safe to use?
Not needed: I would advise against it since it has little or no bearing on health and he might become addicted to salt as a taste. ...Read more
Child got a hold of a cup he used when he was sick that hadn't been washed yet. It was just water but he drank from it. Can he get sick again?
He may!: It is possible to get sick from any contaminated water or cup. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm looking for products similar to propel water or drinks with electrolytes that I can buy in drugstores or supermarket, what can you recommend?
Propel substitute: Propel contains water, Vitamins C, E B3, B5, B6 and B12. as well as calcium and potassium (K). All of the vitamins other than Vitamin E are water soluble. This means they cannot be stored by the body and any excess amounts of these are eliminated in the urine. A cheaper alternative is to ingest any citrus juice and take multivitamin pills that contain calcium. The juice will give you K. Good luck. ...Read more
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