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When can I give my baby his first haircut?

When can I give my baby his first haircut?

0 months: Up to you. In some cultures, newborns' heads are routinely shaved (some believe the new hair will grow in prettier); in some, such as sikhs, it is never cut at all. Whatever you think will look better is fine. ...Read more

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When can I give my newborn a bath?

When can I give my newborn a bath?

After the cord falls: You can give your baby a bath after the cord has fallen off and the umbilical stump (where the cord has fallen off) is dry. This usually occurs around 2-3 weeks of life. ...Read more

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When can I give my newborn a bath?

When can I give my newborn a bath?

Anytime: A healthy full term baby can be bathed. Make sure the water is not too hot or too cold as they cannot maintain their temperature well. A short quick bath is best. No hard scrubbing. ...Read more

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When can i give my baby fish?

When can i give my baby fish?

Preventing allergies: It may help to prevent future food allergies if foods like fish, peanut butter, and whole eggs are not introduced into a child's diet until they are nearing 2 years of age. ...Read more

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When can I give my baby a bubble bath?

When can I give my baby a bubble bath?

Never! : If by baby you mean a child less than a year, then never! babies don't need bubbles, they don't need perfumes, they don't need detergents, they hardly need " soap" at all! your babies skin will be healthiest with minimal bathing, every other day or so. If it smells good, don't use it! i recommend an organic body bar for my pediatric patients that comes from the middle of nowhere in montana. ...Read more

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Will me being a premature baby affect my baby when I try to have kids?

Will me being a premature baby affect my baby when I try to have kids?

Shouldn't matter: There are a number of issues that can give rise to premature birth, and those effect the mother having premi babies. It is not transmitted as a genetic trait. That said, an evaluation by an OBGyn at the first sign of pregnancy, along with consistent medical care during pregnancy is the best way to get your best possible outcome. ...Read more

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When can I start giving my baby a pacifier?

When can I start giving my baby a pacifier?

Its up to you & babe: Over three decades I have seen consultants pro/con write about pacifiers.We are told babies are to confused if started early, but most will still breast feed well & they will never tell us why if they don't. I find babies put down to sleep with a pacifier will wake in the night and cry until someone puts it back in, not a good scene at 3am. Best use is when alert as a self soothing tool. ...Read more

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When I have my baby can I get a DNA test a the hospital?

When I have my baby can I get a DNA test a the hospital?

Yes, separate cost: Paternity testing becomes less risky after a child is born. Samples simply need to be collected from the mother, father, and child and based upon those samples all of the genetic markers in the dna can be used to establish paternity. The easiest of all of the collection methods is via cheek swab for saliva and cheek cells. The collection is so simple in fact that at home paternity testing kits are. ...Read more

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How can I get my wife too have a baby?

How can I get my wife too have a baby?

Sex.: Unprotected sex every other day during the week before and during ovulation. Use an ovulation predictor. ...Read more

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I am 13 weeks pregnant when can I tell the gender of my baby? This will be my second baby and when can I feel movements

I am 13 weeks pregnant when can I tell the gender of my baby? This will be my second baby     and when can I feel movements

Too soon: For first pregnancies some women don't feel the baby move until 25 weeks. Usually later pregnancies can be felt sooner. Gender can be determined by routine ultrasound around 16 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I have a baby boy????

How can I have a baby boy????

Same way every time: You get pregnant. You have 50% chance every conception. There are a lot of myths about position/diet/etc. and none work. You can have embryos created in a fertility center and pre-select the sex for implantation, but it is quite expensive and may never work. ...Read more

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When can I take my baby off a formula?

When can I take my baby off a formula?

Typically at one: It is often recommended to change from baby formular to regular milk at around 12 months. Some folks start a bit earlier and some later, but one year is the usual mark. Some change to whole milk, but others change to 2%--i personally think 2% is appropriate for most kids because we have so much fats from other sources. Consult doc if u have more concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i still visit a newborn baby when I have a cold?

Can i still visit a newborn baby when I have a cold?

Perhaps: The hospital may have rules against you visiting. However, as long as you wear a mask and dont handle the baby you should be able to visit. ...Read more

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Can I bring my baby on a cruise?

Can I bring my baby on a cruise?

Yes: Certainly, cruises are not recommended for children under one month. I would suggest waiting at least 3 to 6 months. I would prefer if the babies were immunized inclusive of measles. Be careful to prevent your child from getting sunburned. ...Read more

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My baby's almost a week old, when can I take him outside? And when can I leave the house to do things?

My baby's almost a week old, when can I take him outside? And when can I leave the house to do things?

No official time...: The american academy of pediatrics has no specific age cutoff before going in public. Airlines need a docs permission if newborn flying is less than 1 week. It's really up to you. The newborn's immune system isn't completely developed yet, so viruses and bacteria can be more harmful. Use common sense, and lots of hand washing. Make sure close contacts have their whooping cough booster (tdap). ...Read more

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My parents circumsized me when I was a baby. Can I get a doctor to undo it, now that i'm 18?

My parents circumsized me when I was a baby. Can I get a doctor to undo it, now that i'm 18?

Plastric surgeon: Might agree to surgery for a fee, not covered by insurance. Surgery is quite extensive, & results do not look that good cosmetically, even with a "good result". Surgery involves making a circumferential incision around penis approx. 1 1/2 inches below the groove (coronal sulcus), freeing that skin up to cover the glans and covering the 3" gap with a skin graft ?From inner, upper arm. ? Worth it. ...Read more

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