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When Can I Let My Baby Play With A Pet Dog
1 days: I answer this as a father and dog owner/enthusiest. Dogs I have owned have been protective and accepting of my children right away. We have had kid friendly dogs (golden's, labs, westies) one can never be entirely sure whether a dog may "snap" at a baby or child, however, so close observation is warranted. I would not recommend a pit bull or guard breed have contact with any child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 months: Two months is the absolute earliest babies should be around other children because we don't want your baby catching an illness from another child. Once they reach that milestone, it's a good idea to have the baby around other kids to provide opportunities for socialization. Most babies will start to really play with other kids around the age of 2. Before that, most prefer to play on their own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I petted a stray cat. It frequently comes to our backyard and is a nice cat. Do I need to do anything? I washed my hands afterwards.
Cat: It should be sufficient. As long as cat didnt bite you. Best to stay away from unknown animals since you dont know if they have been vaccinated. ...Read more
Anything i can do to make my son sleep better? He always wakes up when my dog barks. Not getting rid of dog ive had him 4 years and hes a great dog
Keep the dog quiet: You don't have to get rid of the dog, but as you could imagine some people (kids or adults) could be very sensitive to noise. Either find a way to keep the dog quiet during his sleep times or move the dog to a different location such basement, yard, garage etc so its bark won't reach your son. Or find another way to keep the dog quiet. You have to make a choice. ...Read more
How can I deal with my husband hoarding? Our yard looks like a junk yard. The garage is a mess,too. I have talk to him about it, but he said he would clean up, but it does not happen. It all started when our daughter's were grown and moved out.
After a year: Although a kid may readily accept and use blankets, pillows an other similar bedmates, they are a problem.Hundreds if infants suffocate every year in the us with their head buried in these items.I don't recommend them ntil after a year when the kid has the strength and coordination to avoid that outcome. ...Read more
My autistic son has a melt down when people clap and cheer, especially after the happy birthday song. How can I help him cope with this?
Autism : It would be best to limit him to this exposure. You can remove him from or keep him from the areas where this is likely to occur or ask others to refrain from this activity if he needs to be present. ...Read more
I constantly worry that my son will die before me and he's only 3 mons old.. How will I handle when he goes to school or drives or plays sports?
I hugged a friend and her daughter that I later found out were infected with scabies. What can I do to cleanse myself before seeing my baby daughter?
Last night mom kicked so hard when she fell asleep she pushed cat onto the floor. Should I buy her a zeo as a belated mom's day gift or will it insult?
If my wife and i are able to have a baby through iui, how long should we try to have a baby naturally for baby #2. My wife will probably be 34 for #2?
Far to say: Generally, if you needed assistance getting pregnant with the first pregnancy, you probably will need assistance again with the second. Although, couples "get lucky" all the time, you should not count on that; and when you are ready for the second child, consider repeating what worked for you the first time. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i catch toxoplasmosis from a cat scratch in the eye? My cat was born with this and even after treatment i had to put him to sleep. I've been sick
Cat Scratch: Cats may carry toxoplasma gondi in their stools as oocysts which do not become infective for humans until about 7-10 days incubation in the litter box. Not transmitted by scratching. Cat scratch disease is caused by bartonella henselae and this bacteria can produce ocular disease, but this would have to be diagnosed by ophthalmologic exam. See a doctor soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trying progressive waiting approach with 4month old cry got so bad he was coughing. He sleeps like a rock in his swing. What can we do to get to crib?
Bbs require patience: Newborns are not aware of sleep or its benefits untill well into their 2nd yr.They glide into sleep like you do when watching a boring movie, if conditions calm & they feel safe.Move them after they sleep & they are likely to wake screaming.The progressive approach is fine, babe needs light enough to know they're safe, calm babe from distance. Read ferber "solve your childs sleep problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I woke up to find a bat flying around in my room and my cat was trying to jump at it... She has had her shots and what not but should I be worried?
Please ask a Vet: Sorry, we take care of you and not cats. Never worry. It does not help. Just google or ask a vet. ...Read more
I had a baby at 16 can my mom choose to not let the father of my baby not see his daughter? I'm against her doing this. It's stressing me out.
No & Yes: You are an emancipated minor having a child of your own.This means legally you make decisions about your child, including who can and can't see her. However, if you are still living at home and she is supporting you, the two of you will have to work out your differences about the involvement of the father. It is her house and her rules. Your other option is move out, but then you lose her help. ...Read more
Hi every year I fly to new mexico to see family and I have a baby on the way he/she will be 4 month and I was wondering if it can hurt the baby at all?
Not at all: Keep up her regular food and sleep schedule if possible, and try to fly after her second set of shots, usually at 4 months. She will be well protected. It is safest for her to fly strapped in a car seat, but the only way to be sure of that is to buy her a ticket, which not everyone can afford; instead, try to pick a flight which is not full and use the seat as your carryon. Use bottled water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough one...: I seriously doubt that's even close to the full story. Children are very good at picking up the mood and attitude of the people with them (it's called empathy), and if your husband is tense when he approaches the child, the child will tense up back at him. So whatever it is that's really bothering your husband is what you should address. The child will play with whoever is in a playful mood. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm in love with my best friend but he doesn't know it. The problem is, when I go around to his house and meet up with him I feel very nervous. How can I control this anxiety and tell him as a 20 year old guy?
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