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What Is The Best Way To Baby Proof Our Stairs
Knob covers/latches: A great way to baby proof the kitchen is to get down on your hands and knees and look at what a baby can pull on, open, turn, or put in their mouth. Often times, it's the stove and oven knobs that need covers, doors need latches (even the fridge), pots and pans that can be pulled down need to be put up, cords of course need to be put up, and sharp/heavy objects need to be put away. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Keep the door closed: There are parts of your house where you can remove items that might harm the inquisitive baby. But there are times like the early todler years when you should keep baby out. Open toilets are a magnet for the child facinated by floating objects, yet todlers are top heavy & may tople in & drown trying to retreive a toy. I don't trust toliet locks or all family mbrs using them correctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crawling around: Crawl around on your hands and knees and see things at a child's level. Remove things that you do not want broken. Look for sharp corners on furniture etc and find ways to protect them. Consider a lock on the tv/stereo cabinet f it is at child eye level. Plug electrical outlets. Make sure there are not areas your child can get trapped behind things. Life to the baby is an adventure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Break the seal!: Gently press your finger between the baby's mouth and your nipple and push down on your breast to create a break in the seal - the vacuum - that the baby's suckling is creating. Once the seal on their little oral vacuum is broken, they'll come right off! ...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
With sensitivity: Allow them to experience the fullness and positivity of each culture without bias or preference. ...Read more
Seeking knowledge : There are many available resources that help the person himself and his family and loved ones have a better understanding of this biological disorder. With that comes involvement in therapy which also helps with some of the symptoms of autism. Several websites and centers such as www.Autismspeaks.Org, www.Autism.Com and may others that are very helpful. Feel better and good luck. ...Read more
Natural cleaners: Virtually all commercial cleaners contain chemicals that are toxic. Vinegar (white, distilled), diluted 1:1 with water, makes a great general purpose cleaner. It cuts soap scum, removes mildew. Note that it can also dissolve tile grout or discolor some materials, so try it out first on an inconspicuous area. Search "better living through less chemistry" for more. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
He understands it: He understands the finality of death.When he steps on a bug he knows it's dead.Keep any other discussion simple.He is not a little big person and unlikely to follow discussions about "a better pace" or doggy heaven. Expect an occasional question about it to come up randomly over the next year.Again make answers short. ...Read more
Hydrate bowels: Hydration! We think we drink fluid that should be equivalent to the amount of water we need in a day, but it isn't! If the gentleman in question were to replace half of what he drinks other than water with water he would likely see a change in his bowel habits. Depending on his cardiac function, he should drink about half of his ideal bodyweight in ounces daily. Talk to his doc about this 1st! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Various: Meditation, deep breathing exercises for relaxation, distraction with music by headphones, masking the sound with white noise (eg the sound of a fan, of an fm radio set to a frequency where there is no radio signal, or a white noise app for a smart phone), complaining to the landlord, and moving are all methods I have used in my own life. Unfortunately, only the last one was 100% effective. ...Read more
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