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What do I do if the baby I sit for clings to me when mom comes home?

What do I do if the baby I sit for clings to me when mom comes home?

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

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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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What do I do if my baby bites while nursing?

What do I do if my baby bites while nursing?

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 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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What do I need to know if I am flying with my baby?

What do I need to know if I am flying with my baby?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What do I do if my baby is biting me while nursing?

What do I do if my baby is biting me while nursing?

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 more

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What should I do if my baby bites while breastfeeding?

What should I do if my baby bites while breastfeeding?

It's OK to pull away: Your baby will constantly try new things, including biting, just because she can or wants to see what happens. The best thing to do is say no gently and pull away. She will quickly learn that biting is not tolerated. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop my ears hurting so much when i get a cold?

What should I do to stop my ears hurting so much when i get a cold?

'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 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 to do if i get headaches when watching 3-d movies. What should I take to prevent that?

What to do if i get headaches when watching 3-d movies. What should I take to prevent that?

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

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What do I need to worry about when traveling when disabled?

What do I need to worry about when traveling when disabled?

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

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What do I need to do if my baby had teeth at birth?

What do I need to do if my baby had teeth at birth?

If loose see a DDS: If the teeth are well anchored then they are a normal first tooth, even at birth. Clean it as you would any tooth daily with a cloth or brush. If the tooth is loose see a pediatric dentist, the tooth may need to be pulled. ...Read more

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What should I do when my baby's suffering from retinopathy?

What should I do when my baby's suffering from retinopathy?

See an eye dr.: Retinopathy indicates that something has happened to the retina. Seeing a pediatric ophthalmologist (eye doctor) is the best way to determine what has happened and what your treatment plan and follow-up should be. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby does not like the new foods I am having him try?

What should I do if my baby does not like the new foods I am having him try?

Persistence: It's important that you offer each new food at least 5- 10 times before you can say your baby doesn't like it. Remember that everything is new to a baby and most babies get used to the taste after a while. ...Read more

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What do I do after i breastfeed my baby? What baby has to do and how?

What do I do after i breastfeed my baby? What baby has to do and how?

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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What should I do if my baby will not nurse?

What should I do if my baby will not nurse?

Nursing: What have you tried and what has failed? Keep a running diary of what works and what doesn't. Ask friends and family what they have used and use the internet for tips and tricks. Only trial and error will allow you to figure what works for your child. ...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