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My 4 year old's toys are dangerous for babies. How can I keep our baby safe without banishing his sister?

My 4 year old's toys are dangerous for babies.  How can I keep our baby safe without banishing his sister?

Better choices: Fortunately, manufacturers know there may be problems when there are older children in the family. They now make toys that are great for the 4 year old older child, yet not harmful to the younger child. Look for purchasing safer toys initially. Also helpful is to put the older child in charge (with parental supervision) in purchasing toys. That way the older child will help with the safety. ...Read more

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My sister's infant having breath problems after feeding. Not frequently but i think it has to do with burping and nasal cleansing?

My sister's infant having breath problems after feeding. Not frequently but i think it has to do with burping and nasal cleansing?

Feeding: Nasal congestion is a possibility but another important cause is esophageal reflux. Infants with reflux may choke with feeds. ...Read more

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My two year old was running along the side of his brother when he fell off of his bike it somehow caught my babies leg and gave him a tire burn? help

My two year old was running along the side of his brother when he fell off of his bike it somehow caught my babies leg and gave him a tire burn? help

Mgt: If the abrasion is superficial it should heal without any complication in one week. I would advise watching for any swelling, signs of infection, such as drainage and for any change in her activity/walking/running pattern. In the meantime, please keep the area clean and dry, and a thin layer of antibiotic ointment can help the healing process, when applied three times daily. ...Read more

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Even without any perfume, I smell nice and so does my mother.Even her mother used to smell terrific.My sister always smells like babies. Why is it so?

Even without any perfume, I smell nice and so does my mother.Even her mother used to smell terrific.My sister always smells like babies. Why is it so?

Different scent: People have their own individual scent- pheromones. This is part of what attracts us to certain people. It's good that you like the scent of your family members. ...Read more

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Are babies born knowing how to hold their breath and swim?

Are babies born knowing how to hold their breath and swim?

Sadly, no: ? the american academy of pediatrics: swimming lessons for infants and toddlers do not protect children from drowning. Children are not ready for formal swimming lessons until after their fourth birthday, because they cannot voluntarily hold their breath for significant amounts of time until that age. Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury and death among children. ...Read more

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Can a person who is receiving radiation treatment hold an infant?

Can a person who is receiving radiation treatment hold an infant?

See below: Unless the radiation is delivered by implanted seeds, most people receiving external beam radiation are not going to place a child at risk. Check with your doctors to see which type of radiation that you are receiving. ...Read more

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What neurological disorders could cause an infant to hold its breath?

What neurological disorders could cause an infant to hold its breath?

Breath holding spell: Breath holding spells are common in infants, frightening looking, but the baby can easily be stimulated to take a breath. Should wake up and be normal, not drowsy. ...Read more