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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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What do I need to have with me when traveling with a newborn?

What do I need to have with me when traveling with a newborn?

Keep it light: Be sure to have multiple changes of clothing, diapers, and wipes., as well as baggies to put the soiled items. A lightweight diaper bag with compartments will help you stay organized. If you are flying, infant formula and breast milk is exempt from the "3oz" rule so you can carry on as much as you need. Don't forget infant tylenol (acetaminophen) and teething gel for emergencies. ...Read more

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I have a 16 month old baby - i would like to know when do you decide to keep your baby at home or when he must go to school?

I have a 16 month old baby - i would like to know when do you decide to keep your baby at home or when he must go to school?

Socialization: It is developmentally good for most children to attend preschool around 3--the age that they can begin to understand concepts like "sharing" , "taking turns", personal space, & negotiating the social world. If you have a large family or lots of neighbor kids, you can teach the same concepts (with close supervision!) for academic success in kindergarten, start preschool by 4. ...Read more

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I will be traveling to Bali for 2 weeks in June. what prescriptions should I have with me and what shots do I need to get prior to the trip? thank you!

I will be traveling to Bali for 2 weeks in June. what prescriptions should I have with me and what shots do I need to get prior to the trip? thank you!

HepA&B,Typhoid and: Hepatitis A for all HepatitisB FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT BE EXPOSED TO BLOOD,OTHER BODY FLUIDS OR UNPROTECTED SEX WITH LOCAL PEOPLE Japanese Encephalitis for those with stay over a month in endemic area during J E Season.And less than 1 month in endemic area with ongoing break of JE Typhoid for all travellers Rabies if spending time outdoors and with animals Uptodate on all routine like DT,POLIO etc ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of how do I put a baby to sleep?

Would like to have explanation of how do I put a baby to sleep?

Remove distractions: Although babies may understand being tired, they don't understand the concept of sleep. They drift into sleep like adults in a boring lecture. Your tiredness routein should focus on settling baby down and excluding harsh distractions. A little light can help baby be aware of their comfort place; soft background noise from a fan or radio turned low. Put them down awake & don't change anythiing. ...Read more

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Is it good for my baby to have alone time or do I need to play with him constantly?

Is it good for my baby to have alone time or do I need to play with him constantly?

Yes: Every baby, and every child, needs quiet time, separate from sleep time. Whereas it's great fun to make a baby laugh, you will notice that whatever you are doing to get that belly laugh will eventually over-stimulate your baby and make them cry. You do not need to play with him constantly. You will both enjoy the quiet times too. ...Read more

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What should I do if the ob i see is not affiliated with the hospital i want to give birth at?

What should I do if the ob i see is not affiliated with the hospital i want to give birth at?

Medical Culture: There is little we can here except to support your realization that one of those two things has to change. You either change your OB or you change your hospital of choice. ...Read more

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I have serious anxiety when going to the doctor; especially if I have to get a blood test. What can I do or take to make the experience better?

I have serious anxiety when going to the doctor; especially if I have to get a blood test. What can I do or take to make the experience better?

May: Rehearse the visit before appointment. Try role playing as a nurse or doctor and concentrate on the reason for the visit and expectations. May write down your history. You can also get desensitization or counsling/ anxity medication ...Read more

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I need to get my daughter on birth control. Can I do that here? If not do I go to a regular doctor or do I have to take her to a gynecologist?

I need to get my daughter on birth control. Can I do that here? If not do I go to a regular doctor or do I have to take her to a gynecologist?

Not this site: The public healthtap site is for general medical information.We do not diagnose or treat anyone for anything from this site.HT Prime members can discuss things with a doc that accepts their case, but you need to explore local options.Many cities have a local planned parenthood site or similar program that provides these services. ...Read more

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I think my child may have eaten some foam off of a ball.Will he pass it or do I need to take him to the hospital?

I think my child may have eaten some foam off of a ball.Will he pass it or do I need to take him to the hospital?

I'd ignore it: If the kid can drink fluids without problems, the foam made it to his stomach and will pass eventually without extra help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to make a presentation on homeschooling in quebec?

What to do if I have to make a presentation on homeschooling in quebec?

Dept of Education: You need to contact the Department of Education to find out the laws governing home schooling in your province ...Read more

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What to do if i just had a baby and i need to lose the baby weight, any ideas?

What to do if i just had a baby and i need to lose the baby weight, any ideas?

Try this: 4-6 small meals (100-200) calories each. When you eat like this, you reduce cravings, keeping your blood sugar level. And thereby consume fewer calories. Plenty of water moderate exercise, plus try a "mom's and tot's" group to have fun with your baby in a group setting of new moms be sure to talk to your physician first to make sure you are able to do these safely for you and your baby. ...Read more

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What should you do if you have a stye in your eye and you 11 also about to go to school? I already tried putting a warm cloth.

What should you do if you have a stye in your eye and you 11 also about to go to school? I already tried putting a warm cloth.

A : A stye is simply an inflamed oil gland in the eyelid. These are rarely infected and antibiotics usually don't help much. Warm compresses and gently massage help. Try putting a potato in the microwave for a couple of minutes and wrap a warm wet wash cloth around that. It will hold the heat longer than a wash cloth that was held under the hot water. ...Read more

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What to do if i really want a pen pal child with cancer, so that i can give them soneone to talk to. Help?

What to do if i really want a pen pal child with cancer, so that i can give them soneone to talk to. Help?

Pen Pal: This a very generous idea. Contact the hospital near you, which has a children's cancer program. Usually affiliated with a university medical program. If none in your area, contact the cleveland clinic, st. Judes hospital or the childrens hospital boston. ...Read more

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Hi I want to ask if you have Eclampsia and you give normal birth to your baby can it cause to baby's hart to just give in with no medical reason?

Hi  I want to ask if you have Eclampsia and you give normal birth to your baby can it cause to baby's hart to just give in with no medical reason?

Reformulate: Reformulate your question. It's not clear what's being asked. If you have eclampsia but have a normal baby after birth, the baby will not hurt. Ecalmpsia, however, cause complications with labor and delivery and the rate of baby's complications/untoward outcomes is definitely higher than in women without eclampsia. ...Read more

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Yes, if I take cytotec and have any complications to where I need to go to the hospital can I tell them I think I am having a miscarriage or will they be able to detect the drug in my system or the baby if they want to do any testing to figure out the cau

Yes, if I take cytotec and have any complications to where I need to go to the hospital can I tell them I think I am having a miscarriage or will they be able to detect the drug in my system or the baby if they want to do any testing to figure out the cau

Big life decisions: Are you happy when you are lied to? Do keep that in mind if you lie to your doctor or to other people. In the US, we are a free people living in a free society, which means there is no reason to lie about pregnancy or abortion. Plan life so that unexpected pregnancies do not happen. But if they do, a couple can decide with the doctor whether or not to get rid of their baby fetus, but avoid lying. ...Read more

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When you do a miscarriage , do you really need to go see a doctor? Especially when you really seen the baby coming out?

When you do a miscarriage , do you really need to go see a doctor? Especially when you really seen the baby coming out?

Yes: Following a miscarriage, it is recommended to see your physician to confirm completion. Sometimes part of the pregnancy tissue may remain and cause bleeding and infection. Therefore, it is best to confirm completion. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to go to a trip with my class but maybe I have asthma. Help?

What to do if i want to go to a trip with my class but maybe I have asthma. Help?

Do you or don't you?: If you have asthma and have been diagnosed, you will probably have a rescue inhaler and maybe a controller. DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM! If you not sure, get tested. Better to be safe than sorry Good Luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm making a birth wish list. I want to have a natural birth. I will be in the hospital. any ideas?

What do you advise if I'm making a birth wish list. I want to have a natural birth. I will be in the hospital. any ideas?

Two things: 1. A healthy baby 2. A healthy you These are the only the two things that matter in the long run. It is important to keep that in perspective. Best wishes and I hope you have wonderful birth. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot go to sleep with my cold?

What to do if i cannot go to sleep with my cold?

Control Sympotms: The best you can do is try to treat your cold symptoms to be more comfortable. Using a heated humidifier can help keep your airway open, Vicks vapors and rub can help with that too. You can try elevating your head to help with sinus drainage, use cough medicine if you need to. ...Read more