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Should I apply sunscreen on my premature baby when we go for strolls?

Should I apply sunscreen on my premature baby when we go for strolls?

No: This is a tough one. Depends on how premature the baby is, and when you're taking them out. Generally after 6 mo you can use sunscreen. A very premature infant who is just going out for the first time probably should not be in direct sunlight, so a sunshade should be used. If not in direct sunlight, they don't need sunscreen. Check with your doc for exact recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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When can I start putting sunscreen on my baby?

When can I start putting sunscreen on my baby?

Depends: On baby's exposure to sun light.. A certain amt of sunlight needed for vit. D conversion. But if taking baby to beach use sunblock probable a physical block zn oxide and titanium dioxide .. Stay away from chemical blocks in young baby ( why put chemicals on their skin). ...Read more

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Why does my daughter keep getting diaper rash if i put stuff to prevent one after every changing? Am i putting to much on her and causeing it myself?

Why does my daughter keep getting diaper rash if i put stuff to prevent one after every changing? Am i putting to much on her and causeing it myself?

Well, you could have: Contaminated the cream you're using, or it could be a yeast infection. Zinc oxide paste coats raw, weepy areas very well. Use disposable gloves when removing & applying the paste, to avoid getting staph from your hands onto skin or mucous membranes that are cracked or open. See her pediatrician. Always wipe front-to-back when cleaning urine & stool. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 7 month old gets a blotchy face when in the sun. After i put sunglasses on it goes away.?

Should i be concerned if my 7 month old gets a blotchy face when in the sun. After i put sunglasses on it goes away.?

Sun damage: I am concerned that your baby seems to get significant sun exposure. Protect your infants tender skin. Physical shades, Sunscreen, hats, protective clothing are all important adjuncts for parents. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about my 13 mth old.Shes not walkung notvstanding w/o support and when i try help her she jyst wants to sit back down most the tim?

Should i be worried about my 13 mth old.Shes not walkung notvstanding w/o support and when i try help her she jyst wants to sit back down most the tim?

not walking: Many 13 mo old babies are not walking yet. However if baby is still not doing some walking by 15 mo it would be time to talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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My 3 year old is "fully potty trained"besides wearing a pull up at bed time but she'll stand and poop on herself...why and what should I do?

My 3 year old is "fully potty trained"besides wearing a pull up at bed time but she'll stand and poop on herself...why and what should I do?

Be patient: Try to change your child's schedule so that bowel function can occur after a major meal or in the morning after breakfast. You can encourage this to occur with physical exercise for a 3 year old, then a warm breakfast, then go to potty chair! For more info go to Dear Parents: When to call the doctor for your infant or toddler---on Amazon ...Read more

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I am 18 days to my pregnancy do date can I use castrol oil to induce my labor at this stage? The baby is head down n in my abdomen n im efaced at 40%

I am 18 days to my pregnancy do date can I use castrol oil to induce my labor at this stage?  The baby is head down n in my abdomen n im efaced at 40%

When you are ready: Castor oil does not induce labor. It causes a rapid release of stool in your GI tract. If your body is not ready to go in to labor this rapid release of stool will in no way stimulate you to start labor. ...Read more

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I can't wear sunblock cream because whenever i put it on, my face starts sweating and the cream goes away. What do I do?

I can't wear sunblock cream because whenever i put it on, my face starts sweating and the cream goes away. What do I do?

Apply more sunblock: You may apply it on regular basis. For example you could apply it every 4-6 hours to ensure longer sunblock coverage. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I used to sit my cellphone in my babies car seat and turn on white noise to help him sleep . Now I worry I exposed him to too much radiation! true?

I used to sit my cellphone in my babies car seat and turn on white noise to help him sleep . Now I worry I exposed him to too much radiation! true?

Don't know yet...: Some studies suggest that there is an increased risk of brain tumors with excessive use of cell phones, while other studies do not agree. I think the jury is still out on whether this type of exposure can lead to any health problems. However, even if there is an increased risk, the overall risk of a problem because of this is still very low. ...Read more

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18wk baby will nap on me for up to 2hrs however when in cot which is where I want nap times,she's wide awake in 30min and won't go bak 2slp any advice?

18wk baby will nap on me for up to 2hrs however when in cot which is where I want nap times,she's wide awake in 30min and won't go bak 2slp any advice?

Sleep : you need to develop rituals to sleep. First, you need to avoid putting your baby on your chest to sleep because they get used to it and will refuse to do it any differently. Then try when they cry to wait 3-5 minutes, then try to calm your baby down without picking her up or feeding her. Next time she cries wait 10 minutes and do the same thing. ...Read more

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Nicu said to use apnea monitor from discharge to 6 month old. Do I need to leave him on it while I am in the room?

Nicu said to use apnea monitor from discharge to 6 month old. Do I need to leave him on it while I am in the room?

Yes: Generally, you want to keep it on your child continuously, mostly to make him get used to the pads and wires. The only time you should take it off should be during baths. ...Read more

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Why is not ok to kiss a 2 week old baby on her face? I also noticed she have some baby acne will that go away? Why do they get acne?

Why is not ok to kiss a 2 week old baby on her face? I also noticed she have some baby acne will that go away? Why do they get acne?

Risk/yes/natural: We encourage parents not to expose newborns to any source of illness for the first 8 wks.This is the time frame where germs passed during delivery might show up as blood poisoning & show only as mild fever. I hate doing blood tests/possible spinal tap on a baby because their aunt wants to play kissy kiss.Baby acne reflects maternal pregnancy hormones & fades by 3 mo. ...Read more

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Is there anything we need to do to prepare for our son losing his baby teeth? He just turned five, and i guess the time is not too far away. I remember when i was little i was scared of having them pulled, and would let them stay in my mouth far too long.

Is there anything we need to do to prepare for our son losing his baby teeth? He just turned five, and i guess the time is not too far away. I remember when i was little i was scared of having them pulled, and would let them stay in my mouth far too long.

Kids : Kids are familiar with growing out of their shoes and their clothes and putting them aside to make room for bigger ones. It shoud be easy for your child to understand that he is outgrowing his baby teeth and that they should be put aside to make room for the bigger, more grown up ones. The tooth fairy thing makes it more fun and something to look forward to. Check the children's section at your local library or book store for one of the many excellent books on the subject geared for 5 year olds. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I want to ask when I go to school my complexion becomes dark even though I apply sun block daily but when I'm very fair and when I stay home in my summer vacation my complexion becomes very fair what should I do?

Hi doctor I want to ask when I go to school my complexion becomes dark even though I apply sun block daily but when I'm very fair and when I stay home in my summer vacation my complexion becomes very fair what should I do?

Skin: Try to get a even amount of sunlight throughout the year. We're sunblock all the time since your fair skinned. You don't want sun burns, and plus excess sun can damage the elastic texture of your skin. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more