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When Breasts Appear: Your child's age is unknown. Breast development in girls occurs on average at age 11.2 yrs with a range of 9 to 13.5 yrs. A training bra may be introduced at onset of breast budding. Bras provide support, comfort, & offer modesty under clothing. This is also a good time to plan a doctor visit to evaluate your child's growth, development, & receive the routine adolescent vaccines. ...Read more
Yes and no.: In general they are responsible for lots of injuries. Officilly the aap is against them because of thatnhigh injury risk. But if a high quality trampoline with quality sides is used with god supervision and rules then the could be safe. Limit to 1-2 kids at once. Never allow flips. And use a trampoline with quality sides so that kids cannot fall off. Those rules prevent most injuries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any additional benefit to sleeping on gel-infused memory foam versus regular memory foam mattress pads / pillows?
No: Sleep on whatever allows you to get a good night's rest & wake up refreshed w/o any aches or pains. Same goes for hard vs soft mattress and for (thickness of) pillows. Makes no difference whether coils are individually wrapped or not. Or if cotton or wool or whatever. Don't buy into mattress ad hype. ...Read more
For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?
Not just Shoes...: Either shoe will do, but shoes are not the end all treatment for runners knee. There are many more things to consider before fixating on the shoe type. More important is whether you had, presently have or are in a preventive mode for the treatment of the problem. I suggest you seek out a sports medicine ortho specialist to do a proper evaluation and subsequent treatment and exercise protocol. ...Read more
All relative: It's all relatiive, they all do to some extent. ...Read more
Lots of Reasons: Some parents do it for the wrong reasons, but organized sports for younger children should not be about competition, winning or losing. It should be about learning to function as part of a team, socializing and having fun. They also learning sports basics as well as learning coordination and skills. As long as safety is always a priority, youth sports can be great for younger kids. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can 3 week old healthy baby use a+d diaper ointment at moms house & desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) paste at dads house?
Yes: Every baby born less than 37 weeks gestation should have a car seat trial before discharge from the hospital, to ensure breathing is adequate. The hospital staff should check to see if the car seat you've selected is appropriate for the baby's size, and they should teach you how to use it safely. Baby may need a car bed if s/he fails the car seat test. Always place the car seat rear-facing. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I'm wondering are families typically effective when both parents work & kids grow up in day care?
Not especially: From the phrasing of your question, it sounds to me like you have lots of guilt about working full time. This is very natural. There is no substitute for parents spending time with their children as much as possible. But you also need to do what you can to provide for your family, that is also important! Parenting is like a war. Consider one parent going part time if possible! ...Read more
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