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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
See details: The best way is to have him remain under the care of a psychiatrist and always stay on his meds. ...Read more
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
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