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When is it safe to put my baby in a bike seat or a bike trailer?

When is it safe to put my baby in a bike seat or a bike trailer?

Depends: Once baby has reliable strong head control, usually by 6 months, either should be safe. Children in bike seats should wear a helmet. Look for a five-point restraint system and less-traveled roads with bike paths. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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I drive a tractor trailer for a living, bounce around a lot vechiles are very heavy and ride rough, can 24 years of this damage the body/organs?

I drive a tractor trailer for a living, bounce around a lot vechiles are very heavy and ride rough, can 24 years of this damage the body/organs?

Maybe.: There hasn't been very clear research into the effects of vibration. But any kind of repetitive movement, applying acceleration/deceleration forces on the body (not to mention lots of sitting!) might be less-than-ideally healthy. If you can, try to pad your seat, eat a healthy diet, take frequent brakes, and exercise. ...Read more

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I was asked to help clean up a trailer lot with lots of fiberglass insulation and i have been having breathing trouble but its getting better day?

I was asked to help clean up a trailer lot with lots of fiberglass insulation and i have been having breathing trouble but its getting better day?

Your Fiber Class: That insulation is full of small fiberglass and other debris that can irritate your lungs. Sadly, it won't insulate them from that irritation. If you have symptoms for more than a week or two, get examined in person by your doctor. And in the future, use eye and lung protection (safety glasses and a mask) when dealing with stuff that blows-off dust or other particles, especially fiberglass or
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Just wondering if i 6 inch by 6 inch hole in the floor over the exhaust pipe can be harmful? No apparent leaks. It's in a tractor trailer.

YES!: Leaks don't have too apparent to be toxic, and carbon monoxide may not be discernible, while altering your mental status as you drive merrily into harm's way.
Get this fixed before driving it again. ...Read more

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Lifted a 1220 pound trailer by my self and moved it. Can this cause an anurisem in the brain? Would i be already dead I did it about 1130 am

Lifted a 1220 pound trailer by my self and moved it. Can this cause an anurisem in the brain? Would i be already dead I did it about 1130 am

Ruptured aneurysms: It is unlikely that lifting something heavy would cause an aneurysm but stressful activities have been known to cause existent aneurysms to rupture. Ruptured aneurysms often present with abrupt onset of an awful headache with other symptoms varying from minor to coma to death. ...Read more

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If unload trailers with gas propane Truck, can I get carbon monoxide posion if I'm in the trailer to long. I worry sometimes?

If unload trailers with gas propane Truck, can I get carbon monoxide posion if I'm in the trailer to long. I worry sometimes?

Unlikely: If doors of truck were closed, yes. But they have to be open for you to get in/out of truck with your fork lift, power towmotor, etc. I would not be worried. ...Read more

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I hit my head a week ago in my backyard on a steel trailer hitch. A golf ball sized welt formed and lasted 3 days. Now have sharp pain 2 the touch?

I hit my head a week ago in my backyard on a steel trailer hitch.  A golf ball sized welt formed and lasted 3 days. Now have sharp pain 2 the touch?

Not surprising: This area is reacting to the hard hit you had with your head vs. Steel trailer hitch. It's still swollen, and you need to contact your doctor to report your trauma, and be evaluated in case it needs to be imaged. At this point, it may take weeks for the swelling to go down. You might benefit from having a 2nd opinion from an osteopathic doctor, who can do a musculoskeletal, crania osteopathic xm 2. ...Read more

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What infection links to red bumps? I been really itchy on the back of my thighs ever since I moved into a trailer a few months ago.

What infection links to red bumps? I been really itchy on the back of my thighs ever since I moved into a trailer a few months ago.

Viral: But if your problem has been present for several months, they are more likely from bites or an allergic contact allergy to something in the new trailer (upholstered chairs?) ...Read more

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I hit leg on a trailer hitch 10 days ago. It hurt was swollen and bruised but I could walk on it. Today my ankle is swollen and very bruised. It is starting to throb and hurt. Should I be concerned?

I hit leg on a trailer hitch 10 days ago.  It hurt was swollen and bruised but I could walk on it. Today my ankle is swollen and very bruised.  It is starting to throb and hurt.  Should I be concerned?

Delay no Longer.: Be concerned; be very concerned. Ten days has been more than enough time for an appreciable resolution. As it seems though, things are getting worse. This no time to be playing the "wait and see" game. Left untreated, the consequences could be catastrophic at worse. To remove all doubt, have the leg examined immediately. ...Read more

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I have had major lung issues lately along with mold growing inside my trailer. Is this bad for my pulmonary fibrosis?

I have had major lung issues lately along with mold growing inside my trailer. Is this bad for my pulmonary fibrosis?

Yes!!!: Indoor mold is a very common yet often hidden problem. It can cause a variety of serious health problems including cough, asthma, shortness of breath & chest pain, both through allergic reactions to mold and due to inflammation caused by exposure to mold toxins. About 25% of the population has a genetic hypersensitivity to mold. See http://www.Survivingmold. Com/diagnosis for much more information. ...Read more

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Side effects of high nitrate in drinking water my mother got a water report from the owner of the trailer court that she lives in and it said the nitrate level were too high. It is a private well. The level is 10.2mg/l.

Side effects of high nitrate in drinking water my mother got a water report from the owner of the trailer court that she lives in and it said the nitrate level were too high.  It is a private well.  The level is 10.2mg/l.

Hello. : Hello. In many areas the water standard for nitrate is 10 milligrams per liter (10 mg/l). The U.S. Environmental protection agency uses 10 mg/l as a standard for public supplies under the safe drinking water act. High nitrate levels in drinking water can cause methemologlobinemia in infants (blue baby syndrome). ...Read more

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I do not have autism, but my 2 brothers do. My wife has no family history of autism. What is the chance of our first child having autism? Please let me know if you want more information.

I do not have autism, but my 2 brothers do.  My wife has no family history of autism.  What is the chance of our first child having autism?  Please let me know if you want more information.

Difficult issue: Newer studies are showing minor genetic information abnormalities in many kids with autism and these were first studied and found in families with more than one affected child. The defect likely originated in the eggs before conception. You likely just got lucky and have little risk because you got normal DNA. The science is still evolving. A consultation with a geneticist may be your best info. ...Read more

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My 2 y. O fell off couch into our baby safety gate face first. I left the room for minute. He has a small bump on his forehead. Nose and chin red. His bro told me. Should I worry about concussion?

My 2 y. O fell off couch into our baby safety gate face first. I left the room for minute. He has a small bump on his forehead.  Nose and chin red.  His bro told me. Should I worry about concussion?

Probably not: Many children will fall against furniture or from bed or couch without serious injury. If by this time there is no abnormality of responsiveness I would not worry about a concussion. ...Read more

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Are there child safety ratings for cars?

Are there child safety ratings for cars?

Yes: What you can get is 1. Crash test results and 2. Car seat data. A good place for crash test results is the insurance institute for highway safety @ http://www.Iihs. Org/ratings/default. Aspx. The national highway traffic safety administration is a great place to learn about car seats @ http://www.Nhtsa. Gov/safety/cps. Then you can turn to consumer reports for specific product recs. ...Read more

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What is the safety temp for my child to sleep in?

What is the safety temp for my child to sleep in?

Safe temperature: What is comfortable for you is comfortable for yourchild, namely 68-70 degrees. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my two week child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my two week child at home?

Accident prevention: I find that anticipation works best. Think
of you baby's abilities 4 mos from now and take precautions. At 2wks guard against falling, smothering, choking, and being too rough in shaking. Make sure they sleep on their back! Consider pet safety. Don't smoke. Lock your weapons properly now. ...Read more

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How do I get out of a bad marriage when afraid for myself and my child's safety?

How do I get out of a bad marriage when afraid for myself and my child's safety?

Marriage: Confide in your doctor as to the reality of the situation and ask how to protect yourself and your children and also ask for a referral to a marital therapist experienced in abusive relationships. Best ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my 18-24 month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my 18-24 month old child at home?

Be cautious: As babies learn to walk, they will grab anything to hold on, including electrical cords attached to coffee pots. Babies fall often at this stage and furniture with sharp edges or stonework may be dangerous. Burns and drowning are possible hazards at this age as baby explores the house. Avoid small toys or toys with small pieces that may break off and become lodged in the throat or lungs. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my nine to twelve month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my nine to twelve month old child at home?

Safety: Way too much for 400 letters! Try: http://www.babycenter.com/0_childproofing-around-the-house_460.bc. Safety and health concerns should also be discussed at your well child visits. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my twelve to fifteen month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my twelve to fifteen month old child at home?

Be cautious: As babies learn to walk, they will grab anything to hold on, including electrical cords attached to coffee pots. Babies fall often at this stage and furniture with sharp edges or stonework may be dangerous. They seek out water and are at risk of drowning in buckets, toilets or tubs. Some have wondered out of the house into the street at this age. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my fifteen to eighteen month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my fifteen to eighteen month old child at home?

Couple suggestions: As babies learn to walk, they will grab anything to hold on, including electrical cords attached to coffee pots. Babies fall often at this stage and furniture with sharp edges or stonework may be dangerous. Burns and drowning are possible hazards at this age as baby explores the house. Avoid small toys or toys with small pieces that may break off and become lodged in the throat or lungs. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my nine to twelve month old child when traveling

What are some safety precautions I should take for my nine to twelve month old child when traveling

Travel : Once again I defer to the aap.org site. http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/Flying-with-Baby.aspx ...Read more

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Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Child proofing : Yes. You can also buy locks to put on the cabinet you keep them in. Most stores that carry baby products, have a child proofing section. ...Read more

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Would an injured child being sedated for their own safety be a helpful thing to do?

Would an injured child being sedated for their own safety be a helpful thing to do?

Yes if done by a pro: Dental & medical professionals can properly administer sedative agents to an injured child to allow for proper dental or medical treatment to be performed. When a child is under sedation, important monitoring instrumentation is needed to make sure that the child's vital functions are maintained. If a suitable child is safely sedated, properly trained individuals can help if an emergency occurs. ...Read more

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How would talk to my child about guns and safety at school?

See above: Honestly. Be very open with your child about the dangers of guns at school, and there potential harm however, do not be too dramatic. The incidence of guns at school is very small. ...Read more

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How can we ensure our child's safety around our pets?

How can we ensure our child's safety around our pets?

Watch closely: Pets are generally going to like your children, but you should be watching closely to see how they interact. Make sure pets have a safe place to go to hide so they are not always under attack, watch for children doing cruel things. Never let a child go near a pet who is eating or chewing on a bone or toy. Introduce the pet early though, since a child who acts natural puts the pet at ease. ...Read more

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