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What Are Some Tips For Traveling With A Baby Who Has Colic
Colic and travel: This has multiple answers depending on age of baby, mode of travel, and distance you are traveling. Most colicky babies love the hum and vibrations of car travel so if your distance is not great this may be best. It also allows you to sop and destress when you need to. If by air, then try and travel at the baby's best time of day and get nonstop flights if possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Patience: Journey with baby before his longest nap, or evening just before his nighttime sleeping stretch. Replicate home schedule of feeding & napping, without being a slave to routine. If you're traveling through time zones, anticipate baby will likely have restless sleep or crankiness. Keep yourself rested & well fed. Traveling with baby is tiring. Accept help when offered. Find joy in the small moments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supportive care: Rsv is a virus that causes lots of congestion in the nose and lungs. Infants with RSV require frequent nasal suctioning with a bulb syringe and nasal saline. They also benefit from fluids (breastmilk, pedialyte, or formula), humidifier in their room, acemtaminophen or Ibuprofen for fever, and sleeping in an upright position (30 degree angle in crib or being held by an adult). ...Read more
Bring activities: Airplane flights can be a great time to work on crafts and practice writing numbers and letters. Make sure you bring along plenty of activities (remember the attention span of a preschooler is about 15-20min!). Also bring their favorite blanket or stuffed animal to help them take a nap. Bring some easy to eat finger food snacks such as cheerios, dried fruit, cut up veggies, etc. Make it fun! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What kind of jobs there are for working with newborn babies like caring for them right after they're born?
Suction: I agree with dr. Roberts - lots of suction with saline to loosen the mucus. Some babies with rsv-induced bronchiolitis will wheeze and some will improve with asthma medicines. Your doctor may recommend that. The copious mucus can be really problematic, though, and getting that loose (with saline, with warm baths, or with a humidifier) and get it out may be the most helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relax: Not stressing the flight is probably the best tip. Most of the time, the flight is uneventful and the infant does wonderfully. Sometimes infants do experience pain with take offs and landings as pressure in the middle ear changes. Having your infant sucking on something (nursing, bottle feeding or using a nipple) during take off and landings often alleviates the pain. Enjoy your flight! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pica: This behavior is called pica. There is a relationsip with iron deficiency in some children and this should be treated if present. In younger children, close supervision/prevetion is primary approach. If mental retardation and other psychiatric disease is excludable in an older child, i would recommend cognitive behavioral therapy with an expert in this area. ...Read more
Structure/consistent: You don't indicate if this is new or longstanding, which is quite important. If new, learning why it is happening it key and warrants an assessment. If it is longstanding but worse now because of age and size, a number of books might be a place to start. Ross greene has several related to the explosive child that are excellent. Keys are clarity, consistency, and structure with a positve tone. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What health problems are most likely to affect babies born with a lower birth mass? How can a couple prepare for such a baby?
Health risks: Low birth weight babies often don't have fully developed immunity protection against the stresses of life. I found this article to be very helpful in addressing the multiple issues surrounding this topic. Good luck to the expectant couple! http://www.marchofdimes.org/baby/low-birthweight.aspx ...Read more
What other options are there for an older woman to resolve eating disorders when finding a therapist/psychiatrist to help has been unsuccessful?
1st have evaluations: by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician for genetic & other medical causes & a child neuropsychologist to determine strengths & weaknesses. Educational/ behavioral therapy is needed 25-40 hrs./week. Parent & caretaker training & follow-through is vital. Add social skills group therapy at 6 & >.Find a DBPede, child psychiatrist or neurologist adept at medication doses for kids with ASD & ADHD. ...Read more
What are the dangers of leaving a 6 year old alone with a loving grandparent who has some memory loss?
Who's sitting who ?: Some cultures consider kids competent to self monitor at 8y, but here most consider the teen yrs the earliest. An impaired adult may or may not fit expected supervision requirements depending on degree of impairment. If they are well functioning enough to live alone, recognize danger, obtain help are all needed skills. The child should not be relied on to perform those functions at 6. ...Read more
Yes: It's more than a few exercises, though, and they are combined into an approach called early intervention. ...Read more
Is there a link between women who were pregnant with the flu and have babies with bipolar disease?
Not clear: Gestational influenza has been associated previously with schizophrenia in offspring, but the relationship between this exposure and bipolar disorder (bd) is unclear. Maternal influenza may be a risk factor for bd. Although replication is required, the findings suggest that prevention of maternal influenza during pregnancy may reduce the risk of bd. Reference: jama psychiatry. 2013;():1-8. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication: Cough is a common symptom of asthma. If it is from an acute attack, albuterol should suffice. In exercise-induced asthma, it is very effective if use 10-15 minutes prior to exercise. However, if the cough occurs daily, regular therapy with a controller medications such as montelukast (singulair) or an inhaled steroid (flovent, qvar, asmanex, pulmicort) may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is an effective way for me to deal with the behavior of 2 adult sisters who are visiting as caregivers for their mother, for one months time?
What aspect of: behavior is the problem? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
What are some option for a 21 year old who is very bright, but struggles with a learning disability?
Expert assessment: Consider a developmental optometry evaluation with someone expert in visual spacial processing problems hans lessman pittsburgh pa-has a web site. ...Read more
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