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Is swimming good for babies? What about the pool water?

Is swimming good for babies? What about the pool water?

Depends on reason: I find infants/toddlers/kids do well in the water and enjoy the process when used as a a fun activity. Parents need to understand that it must be closely supervised and kids warned never to go near water unless an adult is with them. Swimming "lessons" are a problem when uses as a "safety" measure in children. You can NEVER drown proof a kid,ever, with lessons and I don't suggest them before 4y. ...Read more

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What's the best pool temperature for water exercise?

What's the best pool temperature for water exercise?

The answer depends on your age and the type of water exercise you're doing: Small children and older people typically prefer pool temperatures to be a little warmer. Swimmers training for competitions may need cooler water, so they won't overheat. In general, pool temperatures between 83 F (28. 3 C) and 88 F (31. 1 C) are usually comfortable for most types of water exercise. Pools that are used for physical therapy typically have warmer water to help relax muscles and make stretching exercises easier. Water exercise is a good choice for people who have arthritis because the buoyancy of the water helps protect joints from weight-bearing impacts. ...Read more

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The tap water at my house seems to have a lot of chlorine, does this pose any health risks to drink?

The tap water at my house seems to have a lot of chlorine, does this pose any health risks to drink?

All Depends-Relative: No way to answer remotely. Likely most of what you see in the water, especially sediment once water has evaporated, is caco3, see: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/calcium_carbonate (dissolved limestone), not chlorine, see: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/water_chlorination ; other minerals/solutes. Low dose cl to kill bacteria is typically healthier than not, but h2o analysis required to better know. ...Read more

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What is good and bad about water births?

What is good and bad about  water births?

See below: The theory is that the transition is more gradual by being born into warm water. It is controversial. ...Read more

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Are y swimming lessons a good way to get over my fear of water?

Absolutely: Swimming is great for your health! for your whole life. Just do it! dr nike. ...Read more

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Is chlorine bad for babies, as going in a pool?

Is chlorine bad for babies, as going in a pool?

Not at normal levels: Any pool that stinks too much of chlorine is probably not great for anybody as the gas formed as it escapes the water is a lung irritant. At normal levels it is fine for all swimmers including baby. ...Read more

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What is so special about hydrotherapy pools for rehab?

What is so special about hydrotherapy pools for rehab?

Good: It reduces gravity and so body weight and provide gentle resistance which is what you want while having rehab. It also increases circulation and decreases stiffness as water temp is higher than environment. ...Read more

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What are the risk of fluoride in my baby's water for her formula? Do u reccomend a good brand of water for my baby to mix with her formula?

What are the risk of fluoride in my baby's water for her formula? Do u reccomend a good brand of water for my baby to mix with her formula?

No risk: Fluoride in the baby's water is a great idea but your pediatrician should know the amount of Fluoride in the water in your community and whether or not the baby is using tap water or other source of bottled water which may not have Fluoride so they can advise whether a Fluoride supplement is indicated, . ...Read more

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What is the best water to use to prepare my 6 mo old baby formula? Tap water, bottled, or tap water that has been boiled?

What is the best water to use to prepare my 6 mo old baby formula? Tap water, bottled, or tap water that has been boiled?

Depends: If you live in a city with an approved water supply, and are confident about the plumbing in your home to drink it yourself, use tap water. If you have a well, and it passes tests for impurities+good plumbing, it is fine.If your plumbing has sediment or adds a funny taste, city water is not that great, or have untested well water, boil and or use bottled. ...Read more

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Is it okay to blow bubbles OUT of nose under water when swimming in fresh water lake? Concerned about N Floweri. Thank you!

Is it okay to blow bubbles OUT of nose under water when swimming in fresh water lake? Concerned about N Floweri. Thank you!

Nargleria: Naegleria fowleri is a rare parasitic disease acquired from fresh water with the risk being highest when the water is warm, in the US there have been 133 cases reported from 1966-2014 according to CDC and 80% have been in children. So, while the risk is there and it is a deadly disease, the probabilities of getting the disease is low ...Read more

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Is the pool good for your skin?

Is the pool good for your skin?

WATER dries out skin: Dry, itchy skin is caused by being in the water too long. This washes away the natural oils that coat the outer layer of the skin drying it out. Tiny fissures (cracks) can form, which leads to itchy skin. You should rinse off your skin after pool use and use plenty of moisturizer. ...Read more

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At what age is it safe to jog with my baby in a jogging stroller?

At what age is it safe to jog with my baby in a jogging stroller?

Usually after 6 mos.: The jogging stroller companies usually have an age recommendation in their pamphlets/website. I recommend that babies have good head/neck control before entering the world of the running parent. This stability can occur earlier that 6 months so if the makers of the stroller set an earlier age, see how your baby is doing at that limit. ...Read more

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When is it safe for a newborn baby to go in a swimming pool?

When is it safe for a newborn baby to go in a swimming pool?

Not recommended: While we may see some infants 'swimming' in a pool on you-tube-as a pediatrician and neonatologist-it is too risky. No rush to learn to swim. Wait till 1-2 yrs of age. Better to be safe. Want to avoid any risks if you come. ...Read more

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Is showering in cold water good for you?

Is showering in cold water good for you?

Neither good nor bad: Cold showers can be invigorating and should cause no harm for healthy individuals. Persons with raynaud's syndrome can't tolerate cold on extremities, thus they may want to avoid cold showers. ...Read more