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What do I need to bring when traveling with a baby?

What do I need to bring when traveling with a baby?

A few days' supplies: When traveling with a baby, parents should bring a few days of supplies, including formula and medicines if needed. If there is no crib at the destination, parents can bring a foldable playpen. Also, parents need to check regulations, as a passport for the child may be needed; or a letter from the non-traveling parent may be needed, if the child is entering another country with just one parent. ...Read more

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Can I bring an infant seat on an airplane?

Can I bring an infant seat on an airplane?

Yes: You can bring your child's car seat on the airplane, but you will need to purchase a ticket for your child. Some car seats are suitable for airplane use, some are not. Check with the manufacturer for details. If you choose not to purchase a seat for your infant, remember to bring the car seat as luggage. You will want to have your car seat handy at your destination! ...Read more

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Can cat or dog hair bring on asthma in babies?

Can cat or dog hair bring on asthma in babies?

Allergic triggers: Babies can have asthma and animals can be the "trigger" that brings on symptoms. But it may have nothing to do with the animals, or just one or the other. Every person is individual, and if they have asthma, they have their own triggers that bring on symptoms. The only way to know what your baby's triggers are is to work with his doc or allergist. Can do allergy testing or avoidance/exposure tests. ...Read more

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Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Sunburn prevention: Don't forget sunglasses, and to avoid exposure between 10AM-4PM. Umbrellas help, too. Remember the shade moves with the sun, especially if a child is in a shaded stroller. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sunburn/basics/prevention/con-20031065 ...Read more

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My baby is 2 months and received a shot that is supposed to bring about a fever. How do I best care for her? infant Advil (ibuprofen)? Paracetamol?

My baby is 2 months and received a shot that is supposed to bring about a fever. How do I best care for her? infant Advil (ibuprofen)? Paracetamol?

Comfort care: Vaccines do not always cause fever. If she is more fussy afterwards, she may need a bit more soothing. Since she is 2 months old, you probably know what calms her down when she is fussy. Use these same methods. If she does have a fever, a bath will often bring it down, assuming she enjoys bath time. If you must give her medicine, only use acetaminophen- this is only safe option for infants < 6 mo ...Read more

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After every feed infant coughs as if dust is in his throat & he refuses to swallow. He brings up mucous & It irritates him until he does such.

After every feed infant coughs as if dust is in his throat & he refuses to swallow. He brings up mucous & It irritates him until he does such.

Needs to be seen: Can be one if several causes: reflux, upper or lower airways problems or an allergy, kindly see your pediatrician ...Read more

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Should i travel with an infant if he has a cold?

Should i travel with an infant if he has a cold?

Depends on variables: This varies with the intensity of the symptoms and your need for travel.If you know you will have available backup healthcare where you are going it is less a problem.If the kids misery would make the trip a real burden i would consider delaying or skipping it altogether. ...Read more

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How do I manage two babies?

How do I manage two babies?

With love and care: Tough to say the least, but with love and care it can be done. Many woman have cared for 2, 3, 4 babies etc. It is certainly harder than caring for just one. If you feel overwhelmed, make sure you discuss with friends and family, or your dr. And get support if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to care an infant baby?

How to care an infant baby?

You serious ??????: This site is not a chat room and the 400 character limit for each answer can never cover a complete answer. There are thousands of books available on the subject.A good site for general info is HealthyChildren.org. If you have a specific question for this site, provide background info and ask a specific question. We cannot see uploads or questions you asked in the past. ...Read more

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