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What Should I Do To Protect My Baby When Flying
It's normal.: When this happens with my kids, the usually sitter gives a quick hug to our baby, and then hands him over without any fanfare or long goodbyes or drama. Very businesslike. If you and his mom put on a dramatic show, the kid thinks it's a dramatic event. And even if he does cry, it's normal - he's obviously formed an attachment to you, which means you're doing a great job! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop the session: It is most effective to immediately stop the feeding session. Do not purposefully yell or scream as this will just scare baby. After a few minutes start nursing again. Babies often bite when they are bored, full or teething. Watch your baby carefully during nursing and if they stop actively sucking take them off the breast. If your baby is teething allow them to chew on washcloths. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Travel "sucks": If you are flying with an infant, have something for them to suck on during ascent and descent. This can be a breast, bottle, pacifier.But don't give it to them too soon. If you start it while you are taxi-ing, they may be finished before you take off. Wait until you are actually lifting off or descending to start the sucking to help the ear pressure. Beware -jet bathrooms are tiny for changing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am about to deliver my first child I am really nervous will they have to do an episiotomy will I know when to push?
Relax: Is one of the most positive "medical" experiences there is. Possibilities of trouble are why we recommend doing it in a hospital as opposed to at home or in the woods. An episiotomy is used if necessary to avoid the danger of a tear in the vagina. After the area is numb a neat straight cut is made to give room for the baby. Some nervous anticipation is OK, this from a male doctor, so grain of salt ...Read more
My 3 months baby has pallid breath holding spell what should I do when it happens again? Should i blow her mouth? What to do to avoid?
Apnea: If the baby has not been evaluated for this problem and you have witnessed episodes of no breathing or any trouble breathing it needs immediate attention. Should be seen at the ed if it has happened just recently. ...Read more
Biting: If your baby bites while nursing, immediately put your finger in his/her mouth and remove him from your breast. Minimize distractions, try to remain calm, and allow her to start nursing again. If the biting continues, he/she may not be hungry. Try again later. If babies receive a consistent message that biting equals no more nursing, they will stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
'POP' those ears: When you have a cold, your eustachian tubes, which connect your middle ears to your throat, are often plugged up. If you do the same tricks used when flying to 'open' your ears, this will help. Chew gum, yawn and pop your ears by plugging your nose and mouth and blowing. You can do this every few minutes if needed to try to equalize the pressure between ears and throat, alleviating the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an Eye Doctor: Spathakh, given that the headaches appear to be associated with visual strain (even the best 3-d movies produce some strain) i would discuss this with you eye doctor to ensure that you do not need (?New) eyeglasses. You could consider pre-treating with ibuprofen, but i wouldn't avoid the possibility of new glasses as a primary solution to the problem. ...Read more
Plan for needs: Traveling while disabled presents some challenges. Careful planning and investigation prior to booking the trip makes it easier to travel when you have a physical or intellectual disability. Make sure your adaptive equipment will work-may need an electric convertor. Most places do not have curb cuts or wide enough doorways for wheelchairs. Have a plan for how to handle illness while traveling. ...Read more
Nourish & nurture : To promote your baby's development, learn her cues for hunger, satiety, fatigue, & discomfort, talk, play while she's on her tummy on the floor, read; no tv till age 2. Have a consistent bedtime & routine, wipe out her mouth before putting her on her back in her own crib, drowsy but awake, to self-calm to fall asleep.Personalize the aap's healthy child app or on www.Aap.Org for more. ...Read more
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