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Doctor insights on: Risk For Falls In A 2 To 3 Year Old Child In A Bed Vs A Crib

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How high of a heartrate in a 6 year old would be considered too high during moderate play? [riding on a teeter totter, climbing a 3 step slide]

How high of a heartrate in a 6 year old would be considered too high during moderate play? [riding on a teeter totter, climbing a 3 step slide]

Heart rate: The formula to can use to calculate an expected ("target") heart rate with exercise is 70% of (220-yourage), or for a 6 year old it is 70% of 214 or 150 beats per minute. The maximum acceptable heart rate would be 214. ...Read more

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Can a subdural hematoma accumulate to 6cm in less than one hour on a 3 yr. Old boy. After a fall?

Can a subdural hematoma accumulate to 6cm in less than one hour on a 3 yr. Old boy.  After a fall?

6 cm in diameter...: ...Not thickness, right? Yes, it's possible; subdural is a venous bleed, lower pressure, but it can certainly spread fairly quickly around the subdural space. How the hemorrhage behaves over time is a better guide to when it occurred. Also, on ct scan, its density in hounsfield units varies with time from accumulation. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 2 month baby to sleep in a car seat overnight when she is at home?

Is it safe for a 2 month baby to sleep in a car seat overnight when she is at home?

Car seat: I see no reason it would be dangerous. Its a good position. Never let the baby sleep face down on a bed, etc. ...Read more

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What is the height and weight for a child to go from an infant seat into a high back booster seat?

What is the height and weight for a child to go from an infant seat into a high back booster seat?

Depends: Each restraint system has a sticker on the body that details the ht &weight range for the seat. Kids should rear face until @ least 2y or longer to protect their neck from spinal cord injury. Boosters with improved integrated 5 pt harness are available up to 60-85 lb which remain the best protection in a roll over or t bone crash. You never get to pick your type of crash. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood glucose reading for a 6 month old and a 2 1/2 year old after eating and befor bed? Diabetes runs in both sides of there family.

What is a normal blood glucose reading for a 6 month old and a 2 1/2 year old after eating and befor bed? Diabetes runs in both sides of there family.

BLOOD GLUCOSE...: Blood glucose range for infant, children to 16 years age is 60-100 mg/dl. (newborn 1 day- 50-90 mg/dl). Fasting glucose that exceeds 126 mg/dl, or random glucose 200 mg or more are the accepted criteria for diagnosing diabetes mellitus. Fasting glucose 110-125 is considered as impaired glucose tolerance; needs to see doctor for further testing. ...Read more

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Is a fever of 103 degrees in a child under 2 years old dangerous?

Is a fever of 103 degrees in a child under 2 years old dangerous?

Depends: Depends on what is causing the fever. If the kid has had his shots & gained protection against most of the nasty diseases of childhood, it is likely a simple illness, often viral. Their brain isn't damaged by simple fever. If the kid is able to keep up with fluid needs & remain playful at times this can often be managed at home. If the kid looks bad, won't drink or scares you, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a small apartment, kitchen which is also bedroom, my baby is coming up in few weeks how safe is to place a bed for a newborn in a kitchen?

I have a small apartment, kitchen which is also bedroom, my baby is coming up in few weeks how safe is to place a bed  for a newborn in a kitchen?

Crib: Keep the baby in a crib away from the stove and baby proof the stove and lock all the cabinets and put away the knifes. In short make sure the baby cannot reach anything that could hurt her/him. Keep the temperature optimal and safe. ...Read more

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My 4 month old sleeps in her car seat instead of her crib due to cleft palate complications. No blanket. Is she at risk for sids?

My 4 month old sleeps in her car seat instead of her crib due to cleft palate complications. No blanket. Is she at risk for sids?

Equal: No more or less so than child without cleft. Recommend having your child evaluated by cleft palate team at the closest children's hospital. May be a bit of a trip, but worth it for the expertise and the team (pediatrician, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, speech therapist, plastic surgeon, oral surgeon, psychiatrist, nutritionist, etc) approach. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to use a vaporizer for a 2 year old child with pneumonia?

Are you supposed to use a vaporizer for a 2 year old child with pneumonia?

No: You are not "supposed" to have a vaporizer. If you have one and it helps humidify the air then ok. I would not suggest buying one for pneumonia. Humidifiers and vaporizers are not as popular as they were years ago as the hot ones can burn a toddler who gets out of bed and the cool ones can grow germs if the water is not changed regularly. If it works for you, then use it. Otherwise no worries. ...Read more

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How probable is a 2 year old to fracture his skull in a short fall?

How probable is a 2 year old to fracture his skull in a short fall?

It depends: Skull fractures can be caused by relatively minor injuries and some severe head injuries do not produce skull fractures. Depressed skull fractures, those that are associated with a step-off deformity, are serious and often require surgery. But most skull fractures are minor and frequently require no specific treatment other than careful follow-up with the physician. ...Read more

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What day time nappies would fit a 8 year old who is small for his age, and has some bedwetting?

What day time nappies would fit a 8 year old who is small for his age, and has some bedwetting?

Try Pampers Cruisers: Pampers cruisers feature up to12 hours of leakage protection, a 3-way fit design, and sesame street graphics. Size 7 is for 41 + lbs. ...Read more

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Is my 5 year old son at a higher risk of developing asthma at any stage in his life by living in a house with 3 indoor cats?

Is my 5 year old son at a higher risk of developing asthma at any stage in his life by living in a house with 3 indoor cats?

If you & his Mom : both have asthma, your son has about a 50-65% chance of having asthma. Other than genetic loading, no one can tell you the risk that any of the myriad of potential triggers for asthma, including specific allergens, will cause him to wheeze in the future. The only exception is that 2nd & 3rd hand smoke is not good for any child. Learning to be responsible for pet care is a useful life lesson. ...Read more

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Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep? A crib in a

Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep?  A crib in a

I : I would definitely recommend a bassinet right next to your bed. That's where both of my breast fed babies slept. It was convenient and safe. With a bassinet the baby is separate and yet close enough for all those late night feedings! good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do as a nurse if a 3 year old child is brought to the emergency room being overdose on zyrtec (cetirizine) and has a BP of 70/42 , pulse 70 , 35 resp?

What can I   do as a nurse  if a 3 year old child is brought to the emergency room being overdose on zyrtec (cetirizine) and has a BP of 70/42 , pulse 70 , 35 resp?

See blelow: The main se of a zyrtec (cetirizine) od are restlessness, irritability and drowsiness. Pumping the stomach may help but once the drug is absorbed, supportive care is all that can be done. Give IV fluids. The BP is a bit low as is the hr - the fluids may help. Otherwise, monitor the child's cardiorespiratory activity and treat appropriately - if in ed pressors as needed. ...Read more

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Less sleep time in a 6 month old baby.he sleeps undisturbed for 3 hrs max then needs mother feed.sign of angleman synfrome or any other complications?

Less sleep time in a 6 month old baby.he sleeps undisturbed for 3 hrs max then needs mother feed.sign of angleman synfrome or any other complications?

Unlikely: The signs of Angelmans syndrome include developmental delay, balance and movement problems, small head size. If your child sits up by herself, reaches for toys, smiles and babbles then it would be unlikely. Follow up regularly with your child's doctor. All the best. ...Read more