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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?
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
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.
When do you know if it is appropriate to bring in an infant? We have been battling stuffy/runny noses, coughs and ear infections for nearly 5 months.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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