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What should I do if my baby gets sunburned?

What should I do if my baby gets sunburned?

Baby sunburn: Use a small child approved moisturizer probably with aloe and nothing to cause allergy or irritate the skin. No alcohol and no retin-a. Just use the moisturizer and keep the skin clean, all should heal fine...If not see a pediatrician. Be sure not to get anymore sunburns as future damage is being done. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive exposure to the sun that causes damage ...Read more


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What should I do if I get baby oil in my eye?

What should I do if I get baby oil in my eye?

Eye wash: While baby oil usually does not do any permanent damage to the eye, it can sting and be irritating. Flush the eye with water or eye wash for at least 15 minutes and if the eye is blurred or hurting, go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child is 9 months and I really wanna get her ears pierced. is it bad?

What do you suggest if my child is 9 months and I really wanna get her ears pierced. is it bad?

Not bad: As long as you have the procedure performed at a reputable facility, your baby's vaccines are up to date, and you perform proper cleaning as instructed, you should be safe to have the piercing performed. Using the surgical steel posts ( more expensive but very 'worth it') will reduce the possibility of allergic reactions. Have fun! ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby has fever?

What should I do if my baby has fever?

Fever in Babies: Fever is a response of our immune system to something it needs to "fight". A certain ammount of temperature is good for you and will not harm you. As a guide, check the temperature via a reliable thermometer and correlate with the appearance of your child. Children should not appear lethargic or very ill with a low grade temperature. Keep babies cool and hydrated. Consult your doctor ...Read more

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What should I do if i can't get my baby asleep?

What should I do if i can't get my baby asleep?

Change Ur perspectiv: Babies are not aware of sleep or it's benefits until into their 2nd yr. At birth, they learn to cry when they want things to change & use this when they tire. Your job is to recognize when they tire & help them settle. Getting to sleep is their job. Feed as they wake up, entertain for a while & place them alone in their crib when they tire.Those who rock or feed them to sleep have more pbms. ...Read more

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What should I do if my hearing gets very bad?

What should I do if my hearing gets very bad?

Hearing loss: If hearing get bad, obviously you need to see your doctor or an ENT surgeon to identify the problem and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What do I do if my baby gets a bee sting?

What do I do if my baby gets a bee sting?

Depends: Depending on the age you could give benadryl (diphenhydramine). Area should be kept clean and dry. Ice numbs the area. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby doesn't burp?

What should I do if my baby doesn't burp?

Don't Panic!: I have seen many a new parent drive themselves crazy trying to "get a burp" out of their baby. If the baby has swallowed excess air, he/she will usually burp shortly after feeding, especially when put in a more upright position. But, if there is no burp, don't panic! worst case, baby may spit up....Nothing more dangerous or uncomfortable than that. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby has a fever?

What should I do if my baby has a fever?

Comfort: If baby is less than three months or unvaccinated or otherwise has poor health, contact the doctor. Otherwise, help your baby feel better with a dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (over 6 mos), then assess how baby seems to be acting. If acting ill after fever reducing medicine, see the doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if my earlobe gets infected?

What should I do if my earlobe gets infected?

See your doctor: You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby hits his head?

What should I do if my baby hits his head?

Don't panic: Statistics show that 75% of children will fall from a height of three feet or less in the first year of life. Loss of consciousness, change in behavior, protracted vomiting, and increasing lethargy are concerns and the child needs to be seen immediately. If the child cries and responds normally, serious injury is not likely. Call your physician for more information if worried. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby doesn't like meat?

What should I do if my baby doesn't like meat?

Be patient: Babies are often difficult little consumers when it comes to doing what mommy wants. When it comes to foods & specificly the baby fast foods from the jars, they may reject them based on texture, taste or just cause they "don't wanna". Why fight the battle. Other foods have many of the needed nutrients. Try feeding them at the dinner table while others eat or modify something you have for them. ...Read more

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What should I do when my baby gets the flu?

What should I do when my baby gets the flu?

See his doctor: Flu causes fever and cough, and in babies can lead to pneumonia and dehydration. Controlling fever, and pushing fluids, are the main treatments. See your doctor if your baby is younger than 6 months; has fever > 101; has other medical problems like asthma; won't drink; or gets worse after getting better. ...Read more

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Should I worry if my baby really hates to do tummy time?

Should I worry if my baby really hates to do tummy time?

Tummy time benefit: Tummy time gives baby a chance to get off their back & begin to develop upper arm & chest strength. It also takes the weight of their head off the bed & decreases the skull flattening that occurs in some. If baby doesn't have excessive skull flattening & hates the position, i'd not feel bad if you avoid it. Try it occasionally & eventually baby should accept it.If x'tra flat head = needs tummy tm. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby is not burping?

What should I do if my baby is not burping?

Don't panic: Some babies just don't burp. But, first make sure that you are giving them the opportunity to burp. Try different positions with gentle back massage/tapping to encourage the air to "rise up": on your chest while you are in a sitting position, and also lying across your your lap. If your child doesn't burp and is otherwise happy and comfortable, then don't sweat it...The gas will come from below. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby keeps getting ear infections?

What should I do if my baby keeps getting ear infections?

Consider ENT consult: If your baby is having excessive ear infections, talk with your doctor about whether s/he needs to see a pediatric ear, nose, and throat specialist. Be sure to identify risk factors first before your go the route of considering seeing the surgeon about tubes. Be sure to avoid second-hand smoke exposure, prolonged pacifier use, and feeding the baby flat with a bottle. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby wants to be held constantly?

What should I do if my baby wants to be held constantly?

Depends on the age: Newborns need to be held. Up to a couple months of age, a baby only understadns if his needs can be met. Hold him all you can, but allow him always to learn to fall asleep by himself by placing him in his crib when sleepy. After this period s he becomes more interested in the world around him, play with him while he is on his mat or chair so he does not expect to be held all the time. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby is dehydrated?

How do I know if my baby is dehydrated?

Poor urine output: There are several ways you can tell if your baby is dehydrated. The most important one is if you notice that your baby's diapers are drier than normal or that he or she has fewer wet diapers. Other signs include dry lips, flat fontanelle if your baby is less than six months old, crying without tears, and decreased activity level. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby has nasal discharge?

What should I do if my baby has nasal discharge?

Suction the nose: Use saline nasal drops and suction the nostrils. This can be done few times a day but not too frequently as it may irritate the nostrils. ...Read more

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What to do if I have my baby at 35 weeks?

What to do if I have my baby at 35 weeks?

Many babies: are born this early. If your baby is born early - follow your physician's guidance for care for yourself and baby. ...Read more