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Safe Gently Throw Baby Air Catch
No: It is not safe to throw a child in the air and catch them. The vertebral blood vessels are fragile and when they come down as you catch them it causes a small snap in the neck that can tear these vessels. It is fine to lift them in the air to give that buoyant sensation as long as you do not release the child. Be aware of any head snapping back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I washed husband's shirt with my babies clothes. He had left a ginseng pill in his pocket and broke open. Do I need to throw my babies clothes away?
Not necessarily: Your baby's clothes should be fine to wear after they have been laundered again. ...Read more
Dear doctor, my baby 10 wk always flexes his body after feed and throws up as he does this. Why do babies flex so much? Is it normal or something?
Is there a difference in the brands of formula for babies (similac, parents choice) my baby has acid reflux and throws up on PC formula not any other?
Minor difference: Most milk-based infant formulas are essentially the same, although different companies will sometimes make very minor changes such as a different amount of calcium. There are some formulas which are designed to be easier to digest, and some babies with acid reflux have less spitting with these formulas. Powder vs ready-to-feed can make a difference, too. ...Read more
At what age can I throw my baby up in the air &catch her again without it being dangerous, my mom did it to her when she was 1 1/2 months, i got scared?
At any age: My concern is would you want your baby to hit the ground at any age? A baby does not have the ability to protect themself from the force of the fall. Do you really want to take the chance that you might not catch her? ...Read more
My niece has smallpox and I have a new born( 6days) can she catch the smallpox?Knowing we live in the same house.What can I do to keep the infant safe
Odd statement: Smallpox has not been reported in the world since 2 lab associated cases in 1980. Perhaps you mean chickenpox. Baby would be at low risk if you ever had them.If not, being in the same room for half an hour is enough time to expose the infant.Best clarify the issue with your local doc.If it is really smallpox, the world needs to know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basic rule: I generally follow a simple rule on oral medicines.Any spit-up within 15min where i can see or smell the med i will repeat the full dose. 15-30 half, after 30 none.Sometimes it is better to give the stomach a chance to settle down rather that repeating immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A new TipTap: As my collegues point out, children communicate as best they are able.And sometimes the innate behavior is a tantrum. Hese are done to obtain a goal which includes attention.Ignoring teaches the child that this will not work. After the tantrum is over, give a hug to reinforce the " good" behavior. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends....: On how long ago you pumped it. Breast milk stored in a deep freeze can be used for up to six months. Once it's defrosted, treat it like you would any other milk; don't leave it out too long, keep it refrigerated, and use it as quickly as possible. ...Read more
Yes: Change in time zone trows off internal rhytam. ...Read more
Not recommended: Babies at this age do not have good neck and back control, so they may be injured from this sort of activity. Also, 2 month olds need to feel secure and stable. They startle and become upset when they lose that feeling of stability. It would not be at all fun for the baby. I wouldn't recommend it at this age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When Im tired and I have something to eat I throw it all up, ive done this since I was a child. I'm slightly concerned. Can you help?
A baby of 6 months old, throws up like turning on a fountain why? Sometimes right after a feeding of 4 oz. And sometimes a few hours later
Your : Your baby should be seen by his/her pediatrician right away. A condition called pyloric stenosis needs to be ruled out. This is a condition where a part of the stomach is narrowed which in turn prevents food from from emptying out of the stomach into the intestines. This leads to forceful vomiting like you described. Your baby should be evaluated asap so appropriate tests and treatment can be initiated, which may include surgery. If this is not the cause then your baby maybe suffering from gerd (reflux) your doctor will determine if this is a cause as well. All the best. ...Read more
Used metal fork to cook; didn't realise, but melted plastic ziplock bag. Still safe to eat food even if may be tiny bits of plastic?... Or throw?
Plastic: It is likely not harmful to eat the plastic but there is a possibility it could get stuck in your throat and have to be removed so I would start that dish again. All the best. ...Read more
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