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Doctor insights on: Tinkerbell Nursery

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Are humidifiers safe in baby nursery?

Are humidifiers safe in baby nursery?

Yes: Yes humidifiers are safe but they do need to be cleaned often because they do get some bacterial growth which then can be in the mist put out in the air and be of potential risk of causing infection. ...Read more

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Who really runs things at nursing home? Rns, lpns or aides?

Who really runs things at nursing home? Rns, lpns or aides?

NHA: Nursing home administrator (nha) who are certified through nursing home administration program run by department of health and national association of boards of examiners of nursing home administrators (nab) most staffs are rns, lpns and midlevels. ...Read more

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Do premature babies need special car seats?

Do premature babies need special car seats?

Yes: Every baby born less than 37 weeks gestation should have a car seat trial before discharge from the hospital, to ensure breathing is adequate. The hospital staff should check to see if the car seat you've selected is appropriate for the baby's size, and they should teach you how to use it safely. Baby may need a car bed if s/he fails the car seat test. Always place the car seat rear-facing. ...Read more

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At what age can infants start holding their bottle?

At what age can infants start holding their bottle?

The best answer is n: It's best if an infant never lies down holding a bottle. Formula & juices sit around the teeth & these are toddlers & preschoolers w/ rotted brown nubs or silver caps for front teeth. Some studies showed more ear infections. An 8/9 month old can often hold a bottle but should only do so at meal time in the high chair. Walking around w/ a bottle leads to cavities, poor feeding & often anemia. ...Read more

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Har koppor över hela kroppen?

Go see your doctor: Google translated above as "have smallpox all over your body?" so best to go see your doctor immediately (although very unlike for this to be "smallpox" as virus is contained in only a few high security research facilities). More likely to be chickenpox but still needs evaluation. ...Read more

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At what age should toddlers transition from bottle feeding to a sippy cup?

At what age should toddlers transition from bottle feeding to a sippy cup?

Feeding: I recommend getting rid of the bottle before the second birthday. I generally say anywhere from 1 to 2 years is a good age, Most of my patients seem to do it starting at between 15 and 18 months. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can babies recognize their mothers' voices at birth?

Can babies recognize their mothers' voices at birth?

Yes: The prevailing information when i looked into this stated a firm preference for mothers voice was established by 8 hours(compaired to similar sounding women) with dad trailing behind a bit at 24 hrs. So the answer is sort of both yes and no. I find it amazing that a newborn can sort out all the new sounds they have to deal with that soon. ...Read more

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Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!

 Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!

Discuss with babydoc: There is more going on here than can be posed in the space provided. The best resource for help is the pediatrician that has been regularly seeing your child. Discuss with them your concerns. They know your baby's history and they also have knowledge of available resources in your general area. They will be able to assess your baby's development and offer appropriate referrals necessary. ...Read more

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Babies in walkers causes pigeon toe?

Babies in walkers causes pigeon toe?

Born with pigeon toe: The old walkers are not safe and not made anymore because they are not safe. Too many toddlers fell down stairs. They were not known to cause pigeon toes. There are different causes ranging from twisted ankles or feet at birth to hips that grew onward at an older age. ...Read more

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At what age do late talkers generally catch up thier peers. My son is 2 y 4 m. Has vocab of 50 words 3-4 two words comb. Will goin to nursery help?

At what age do late talkers generally catch up thier peers. My son is 2 y 4 m. Has vocab of 50 words 3-4  two words comb. Will goin to nursery help?

Development Testing: Before your son can be labeled "late talker", a medical or developmental disorder must first be ruled out. Child's past medical/family/development history is not given but is important to know. Be aware that hearing loss is a major cause of language delay in this age group and must be tested for. See doctor for a full medical and developmental assessment to determine true cause of speech delay. ...Read more

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Toddler at home, baby in nicu with neonatal herpes simplex 1?

Toddler at home, baby in nicu with neonatal herpes simplex 1?

Probably safe: Sorry about your neonate. Your toddler has almost certainly been exposed and infected, whether symptomatically or not, with the same virus. They are highly unlikely to be at significant risk. ...Read more

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I prepare my baby's formula with bottled Spring Water. Is that better than nursery fluoride water? Do I need to boil spring water?

I prepare my baby's formula with bottled  Spring Water. Is that better than nursery fluoride water? Do I need to boil spring water?

Why not tap water?: Most tap water is perfectly safe to make infant formula with, and likely does not need boiling. Most city tap water contains adequate fluoride and is comparable to nursery water. Bottled water is regulated by the FDA, but mineral content is highly variable, which is somewhat concerning if given to an infant over long periods of time. Fluoride in water is not necessary until teeth are visible. ...Read more

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My baby squeals at night, is she ok?

My baby squeals at night, is she ok?

Probably: Babies vocalize a lot! they often "talk, " squeal, or laugh even when alone. They are checking out the sounds of their own voices, learning to make new sounds, and entertaining themselves. As long as she is otherwise fine, don't worry and enjoy the squeals. ...Read more

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Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?

Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?

Baby wipes: Sharing baby wipes & unclean diaper changing surfaces & no hand washing can of course spread germs & infection among infants & also daycare staff. You need to complain to the person in charge about this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should be sanitize their hands before holding a baby?

Should be sanitize their hands before holding a baby?

Yes: Always wash your hands before picking up a baby and after diaper changes. You can use antibacterial soap or alcohol based gel. If you are using a gel, make sure your habds are dry before picking up the baby in order to avoid the baby inhaling alcohol fumes. ...Read more

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Will light aerobics/light cardio jogging in place with a baby in baby carrier cause shaken baby syndrome?

Will light aerobics/light cardio jogging in place with a baby in baby carrier cause shaken baby syndrome?

No: Shaken baby syndrome occurs when the baby is grabbed under the arms and the baby's head is violently shaken back and forth with injury and subsequent swelling of the brain. Horrible! This is not what you are doing. All the best and make sure your baby's neck is well supported. ...Read more