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Are foam rubber pillows safe for kids?

Are foam rubber pillows safe for kids?

Pillow: yes foam rubber pillows are safe for children as long as they are covered by a pillowcase with a zipper. children should not eat the foam material ...Read more

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When do children start wearing training bras?

When do children start wearing training bras?

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

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Can I use fabric softener sheets as safe bug repellent for my children?

Can I use fabric softener sheets as safe bug repellent for my children?

Insect repellents: Deet is the only insect repellent that works. Adults can use 25% but the safe level for children is 10% and under. ...Read more

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Are trampolines safe with kids?

Are trampolines safe with kids?

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 more

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Can kids play safely in sand at beach?

Can kids play safely in sand at beach?

Why Not!: Where is the danger? Sand. Not very dangerous. The ocean is and of course they nedd supervision, but they always need supervision> so let them have fun in the sand and be creative. ...Read more

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Is there any additional benefit to sleeping on gel-infused memory foam versus regular memory foam mattress pads / pillows?

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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

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For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?

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

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Are Foam Rollers a useful aid to workouts?

Are Foam Rollers a useful aid to workouts?

You choose.: Some people swear by them, ironically, others swear at them. Go figure. ...Read more

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Why do parents push their kids into peewee sports?

Why do parents push their kids into peewee sports?

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 more

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Do premature babies need special car seats?

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Do premature babies need special car seats?

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 more

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Are those cute baby headbands safe?

Are those cute baby headbands safe?

Probably: However, be aware of choking hazard should the headband slip around the baby's neck. ...Read more

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Are there special blankets used to swaddle babies?

Are there special blankets used to swaddle babies?

Yes: There are some swaddle blankets you can buy at stores with baby equipment, but these are not necessary in order to swaddle your baby effectively. You can also use a large square blanket. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are families typically effective when both parents work & kids grow up in day care?

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