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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i really want a pen pal child with cancer, so that i can give them soneone to talk to. Help?
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
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
When you do a miscarriage , do you really need to go see a doctor? Especially when you really seen the baby coming out?
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?
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
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