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At what age can a child start using antiperspirant?

At what age can a child start using antiperspirant?

Be practical: If they stink from their underarms they need it. The adrenal glands that are part of this process can begin to show apocrine gland odor as early as age 6 in some. This is a separate system from that driving puberty, but both systems eventually function together. ...Read more

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When do kids typically begin to stop using a pacifier?

When do kids typically begin to stop using a pacifier?

By 2 1/2: Children don't usually make that decision on their own. They will use it much longer than recommended if allowed. Parents need to commit to discontinued use of the pacifier by age 2 1/2 at the latest. Prolonged use can lead to occlusal (bite) changes and impaired speech development. It's not always easy to take it away but within 48-72 hours the kids have moved on. ...Read more

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How can adults keep using illegal drugs with kids around?

How can adults keep using illegal drugs with kids around?

Family disease: Adults who have grown up with addiction in their families may not have a model for protecting their children any more than they are able to protect themselves. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about using insect repellant on my child?

What do I need to know about using insect repellant on my child?

Avoid sprayin hands: Effective repellants use deet & concentrations from 10-30% are commonly available. This is a toxic material and application to the hands should be avoided. Aap recomends 10% or less in infants & children; however, hourly application is often needed to maintain effectiveness.Deet is not recommended < 2mo/age or over wide areas.Higher potency deet may be applied to clothing & provide a halo effect. ...Read more

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Are there any common problems that children run into before they start using drugs?

Are there any common problems that children run into before they start using drugs?

Sometimes: If you wait to see a particular sign to know if your kid is on drugs, you may miss something. While some kids will get into trouble in school or with the law as a prelude to drug use, others may not. As such, i think there is no good substitute for an open an honest dialogue with our kids relative to the concerns we have for them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is tubing ok for kids?

In moderation: As long as its not to fast, to traumatic, andthey are wearing a lifevest. ...Read more

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What causes fits in a child ?

What causes fits in a child ?

Immature behavior: I assume you refer to temper tantrums. In young children, tantrums are a very immature way of expressing frustration, anger and in a way the toddler tries to demonstrate in a very awkward way, independence and will. ...Read more

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What are fanconi marks in children?

What are fanconi marks in children?

See detail answer: Either Fanconi anemia or Fanconi Syndrome which has several genetic causes during infancy. Very complex disease. Consult genetic expert ...Read more

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What are the views on vaccinating children?

Best protection!: Vaccines have been scrutinized in the lab and the media about their safety, and each time they win! vaccines have saved the lives of thousands of children over the years and have been proven to be safe. I am saddened that there even is a controversy, since it seems fabricated on "feelings" and not facts. ...Read more

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