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What Is The Best Way To Clean Bottles And Pacifiers
Why ever?: This is a practice that dates back to a time when moms made formula from evaporated milk and had to boil the milk to make it digestible.City water supplies were also inconsistent. Today it is a waste of time unless you are unsure of your water.A good bottle brush, and hot soapy water will work well for both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clean every time: There is cheap, there is easy and there is cheap and effective. Clean every time you use the table - most important! the antimicrobial wipes are effective and easy, but cost the most. You can use a solution of simple bleach diluted 1:1 with water, this makes a great cleaner. If you use this as a spray, though, or any spray cleaner, make sure baby is far from the aerosol when you spray! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear cleaning: as long as there are no other symptoms than wax in the ears they can be cleaned at home. I would see a physician if you had pain , found discharge or any other symptoms. Having said that there are multiple over-the-counter ear wax removal kits available Most of them employ some sort of peroxide drop and a saline flush. Check with your local drugstore for an ear wax removal kit such as Clear Canal ...Read more
Depends on the age: If a baby is old enough to sip from a cup, he can drink his milk or water from a regular cup (with help) or from a sippy cup that has a lid. At this age (usually 20-24 months), the parent can have one talk with the child about the bottles going "bye-bye", and make all the bottles in the home disappear overnight. The important thing is to judge when the baby is truly able to drink from a cup. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Start with Topicals.: Topical drugs benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and glycolic acids are the most common medications. These are found in most over the counter preparations and are safe as the concentrations have been tested thoroughly. Sometimes higher strength formulations with antibiotics need to be prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Soap and water: Soap and water is all you need. ...Read more
Water: Although, you may get bombarded with a number of eyeglass cleaners, in my experience and opinion, there is no better one than water. I use liquid hand soap and tap water to clean my glasses daily and then tap them dry with a flanel cloth. Works like a champ! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Thoroughly.: Retract the foreskin completely, and cleanse with soapy water. Completely dry the glans, or the head of the penis, along with the foreskin. It is important not to leave any significant moisture behind as it can set up for infections or rashes. Avoid irritating powders like talc. Replace the foreskin over the glans. Do this daily. ...Read more
On his or her back: The chances of dying from sids (crib death) are worse, if a baby sleeps on his tummy. Years ago in america, when babies slept on their tummies, about 3 babies out of every 1000 would die of sids. Nowadays, when babies sleep on their backs, about 1 to 1.5 babies per 1000 die of sids. Parents should talk with the doctor if a baby won't sleep on his or her back. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the best way to clean my infant's teeth? She's getting her first teeth in, and we don't know what method is best or easiest.
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
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
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