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What are the best ways to help my baby while he is teething?

What are the best ways to help my baby while he is teething?

Let them chew: Chewing on something cold and firm is helpful. One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that as been frozen in the freezer to chew on. Commercial teeth rings that can be frozen are available as well. Teething is a normal process. I would avoid medication like painkillers unless absolutely necessary. Most babies really don't need them. ...Read more

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Teething (Definition)

The natural process when an infant's teeth erupt (appear from within the gums). Typically, this begins around six months and can last ...Read more


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What are the best ways to help my baby while he is teething ?

What are the best ways to help my baby while he is teething ?

Loving support: Provide loving support for your baby while teething. Treat the symptoms and keep your baby as comfortable as possible. Remind yourself that you most likely went through the same process and made it through. ...Read more

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What is the best way to soothe my baby when he cries?

What is the best way to soothe my baby when he cries?

5 S's: Harvey karp's 5 s's are among the best. 1.Swinging-babies love movement and ofteen this calms them down 2.Swaddling-some babies are soothed by wrapping (and some are not) 3.Shooshing-singing, humming, talking 4.Sucking-some need to suck something 5.Side or stomach position while holding. One of these methods usually will soothe the baby. If not, there may be something more bothering baby.Call the md. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean my infant's teeth? She's getting her first teeth in, and we don't know what method is best or easiest. .

What is the best way to clean my infant's teeth? She's getting her first teeth in, and we don't know what method is best or easiest.


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Clean wash cloth: Dipped in water, squeeze out excess water -gently rub the teeth and massage the gums. If teething pain, dip the washcloth in cool water, squeeze out excess water and wrap around you finger and gently place in child's mouth. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to ease my baby's teething pain?

What are the best ways to ease my baby's teething pain?

Teething toy/Tylenol: Your baby may be the most happy gnawing on his/her own hands more than anything! try a teething ring (some babies like it cold) or a teething toy as well. If your baby seems very uncomfortable, you can try a weight appropriate dosage of Acetaminophen (or Ibuprofen if your baby is over 6 months). Try to avoid orajel or medicated teething tablets; the risk of side effects may outweigh the benefits. ...Read more

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What are the best times to breastfeed my baby?

What are the best times to breastfeed my baby?

When hungry: The best time is when junior is hungry, but not too hungry; and also not too sleepy and not too already-upset and worked up. There's no exact clock time that works best for everyone. Follow your baby's lead to learn his or her rhythms and when nursing works best. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop teething pain? Is orajel safe to use on babies? I haven't really heard of anything else that can help babies with teething pain. .

What is the best way to stop teething pain? Is orajel safe to use on babies? I haven't really heard of anything else that can help babies with teething pain.


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There : There are small teething rings made to be frozen that you can let you child chew on. Sometimes a clean wash rag will do the trick also. Orajel is generally not recommended for infants because if too much is applied it can be swallowed and cause temporary numbness of the tongue and throat making it difficult for them to swallow. Contact you pediatrician for recommendations on what analgesic you can use. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to baby proof my house?

What are the best ways to baby proof my house?

Get on all fours: Get down to their level and while on all fours, go through your entire house preferably several people should do this. As previously stated lock up just about everything that the child could get their hands into. Remember drapes, electric cords, tv sets and audio equipment that could topple over, pull cord for window blinds, etc. Remember to: lock, cover, protect and discard. ...Read more

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My wife has gallstones . What foods should she avoid so not to irritate them and what medication is best to help the pain? Thank you .

My wife has gallstones . What foods should she avoid so not to irritate them and what medication is best to help the pain? Thank you .

Gallstones : Classically, a low fat diet is used, but in reality, trial and error will allow her to determine which foods make her symptoms worse. Many docs prescribe narcotics, but I have found Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) works well. Medications are not a long term solution however. Consider a consultation with a general surgeon to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the best ways to entertain my baby?

What are the best ways to entertain my baby?

Face to face contact: A tv screen or computer is no substitute for face to face encounters between adults and infants. Reading to them or playing with them teaches them context and keys them in to relating to the different facets of expression. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest way to put my baby to sleep?

What is the best and safest way to put my baby to sleep?

On his or her back: The chances of dying from sids (crib death) are worse, if a baby sleeps on his tummy. Years ago in america, when babies slept on their tummies, about 3 babies out of every 1000 would die of sids. Nowadays, when babies sleep on their backs, about 1 to 1.5 babies per 1000 die of sids. Parents should talk with the doctor if a baby won't sleep on his or her back. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to soothe a colicky baby?

What are the best ways to soothe a colicky baby?

First make sure that: nothing physical is wrong:hunger,dirty diaper,gas,pain elsewhere.If it's not, try swaddling, try white noise(record a vacuum cleaner running, ocean waves, other soothing noises),soft music,holding,rocking. Unfortunately, the same solution doesn't work for every baby,but just remember,colic isn't forever.Babies can sense your stress.Sometimes you just have to walk out of the room for a few minutes. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to play with my 12-month-old?

What are the best ways to play with my 12-month-old?

Get on their level.: Playing with your children can be one of the most rewarding parts of being a parent. When you are considering a 12 month old, make sure you get on their level. If they are walking, walk with them, explore different parts of the house or the yard. Sit or lye on the floor with them and stack blocks, push cars or trains (any sound effects that you can add are always good:) read and look at books. ...Read more

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My child has arachnoiditis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has arachnoiditis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

Scar tissue: The arachnoid is a membrane covering nerves within the cranium and spinal canal. Inflammatory conditions (usually caused by infection, blood or trauma) can cause the arachnoid to bind to nerves and cause other nerves to clump together. So tell the other kids that your child's nerves have been damaged. No need for excessive detail. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to play with my 8-month-old?

What are the best ways to play with my 8-month-old?

Be imaginative!: Often and joyfully. This is such a happy age for babies and they are so receptive. Sing songs, read stories, play music and dance. Get on the floor and roll a ball, play peek-a-boo, encourage them to move to objects. Take walks. Get in a pool. Visit a park and let them watch others and interact. Play with wooden spoons and tupperware. Teach dad to get involved daily. Most of all, enjoy! ...Read more

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What is the best way to conceive a baby boy we need some advice can you help?

What is the best way to conceive a baby boy we need some advice can you help?

None short of lab: There are several "methods"proposed by a variety of sources that include timing or rituals but none work.There is no vaccine or shot that helps. If you want to spend big at a fertility center they can test & select a male embryo for implantation. This has no guarantee of success. ...Read more

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When can I make the switch from formula to regular milk and what is the best way to do so? She is 10 months

When can I make the switch from formula to regular milk and what is the best way to do so? She is 10 months

Whatever suits you: The average kid will easily switch from one to another when offered. Some are put off by the change in flavor & some parents to a half & half for a while until they can go to full strength. The aap recommends bm or formula until 1 yr but many thrive on whole milk after 9m if they have a varied diet. Regular milk should be limited to 16-24 oz/d to avoid intestinal irritation & anemia. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is bipolar, what is the best way to help him and or cope with it myself?

My boyfriend is bipolar, what is the best way to help him and or cope with it myself?

See details: The best way is to have him remain under the care of a psychiatrist and always stay on his meds. ...Read more

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My wife is irregular and we want to have a baby what are the best things to do?

My wife is irregular and we want to have a baby what are the best things to do?

Fertility work up: Consider seeing your gyn about causes of her irregular periods. You can also consider using ovulation prediction kits and start using around 13-14 days after her period begins and use for 5-7 days to see if she is ovulating. Recording her cycles on a calender may help and consider some preconceptual prenatal vitamins. ...Read more