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When can I let my child go down a slide without me?

When can I let my child go down a slide without me?

Depends: This depends a lot on your child's development. In order to safely go down a slide on her own, a child has to be walking well, and also has to understand that she is supposed to stay seated the whole time while on the slide, and has to understand how to land on her feet at the bottom. If she can't do any of these three things, she's not ready to be on the slide by herself. ...Read more

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When my partner fingers me it hurts my stomach and sometimes makes me want to go to poo. Can you help me out with this please?

When my partner fingers me it hurts my stomach and sometimes makes me want to go to poo. Can you help me out with this please?

Set LIMITS !!: Don't allow your partner to physically harm you. Listen to your body's pain. It can not be good for your self esteem. We only have one body in this life - it is our job to protect it. If your partner will not respect your physical and emotional health- i would seriously think about ending the relationship. ...Read more

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I safely use my 5week baby's arms to pull him from laying down to a sitting position he try to hold his head up my man thinks It can harm him can it?

I safely use my 5week baby's arms to pull him from laying down to a sitting position he try to hold his head up my man thinks It can harm him can it?

Nursemaids elbow: In some cases pulling an infant can cause a condition known as nursemaids elbow (subluxation ) of the radial head very painful but usually easily reduced by a health care Practitioner. ...Read more

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How can I get my infant to stop crying whenever I put him down?

How can I get my infant to stop crying whenever I put him down?

It's OK to let cry.: If there is no other reason for the crying that needs to be treated, then it is definitely ok, and actually recommended to let him cry. You are the parent, and your child needs to learn at an early age that he cannot manipulate you. Trust me, you will be much happier in the long run, and your child will be better able to adapt to different situations. ...Read more

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A bird pooped directly into my ear while laying on trampoline what will happen to me and what should I do?

A bird pooped directly into my ear while laying on trampoline what will happen to me and what should I do?

Wash out with: soap and water. Assuming your eardrum is intact, nothing much will happen if you successfully wash it out. ...Read more

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My daughter is 8 and she gets nose bleeds once in a while. Can you give me instructions on what to do, like do I put her back. Thanks. ?

My daughter is 8 and she gets nose bleeds once in a while. Can you give me instructions on what to do, like do I put her back. Thanks. ?

Lean forward: During an active bleed, have her lean forward and gently pinch the outer walls of the nose together.Hold for 2-4 minutes and see if the bleeding has stopped. Blot but do not rub the nose.Leaning her back will put the blood into her stomach and cause bloody vomiting.Invest in some nasal saline gel (Ayr makes one) and place a dab in each nostril at bedtime every night & the frequency should decline. ...Read more

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When can I put my baby down without worrying about him crying?

When can I put my baby down without worrying about him crying?

When necessary: Babies are not spoiled by carrying them to soothe their frustrations, however if your attention is needed where or when it might not be safe for baby(eg, kitchen) then you can put him/her down in a safe place at anytime and any age and attend to these needs. As soon as you can, pick baby up and soothe their anxieties. They will ultimately learn to spend time alone, assured that you will return. ...Read more

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How can I get over a girlish crush on someone who friended me on facebook but I never met? I keep wanting to chat with him and get hurt when he doesnt.

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How can I get over a girlish crush on someone who friended me on facebook but I never met? I keep wanting to chat with him and get hurt when he doesnt.

Realize many types: Feelings are not always mutual. As we form relationships beyond our family, we discover many types of people and relationships. Unlike parents and siblings, it is harder to figure out who they are and what they want from us. Only way to find out is by observing their action. One friend may not want to chat with you. Another friend may be opposite, and get hurt by your rejection. We take turns. ...Read more

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My brother was walking down the road yesterday when he felt some crack in his knee after which he was not able to move his knee please help me to cure?

My brother was walking down the road yesterday when he felt some crack in his knee after which he was not able to move his knee please help me to cure?

KNEE PAIN: Unfortunately, over the computer, this is tough to "help you to cure." Your brother should get an exam and most likely an X-ray to see what the diagnosis is in his knee, especially with the "Crack" you heard. For know, use an ace wrap on his knee, get him some nsaids to take and have him see the Dr. for an evaluation and some testing. Good luck. ...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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I get angry and defensive whenever my girlfriend suggests she should go to the gyno. How can I feel more easy about it?

I get angry and defensive whenever my girlfriend suggests she should go to the gyno. How can I feel more easy about it?

Depends: It kind of depends on why you feel the way you do ... Take a look at what exactly is making you feel threatened or upset and try to examine the sequence of events and feelings objectively. Sometimes, just taking her to the appointment and waiting for her - can put both of you at ease. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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When i come home from work and my kids come to me with questions i feel closed in like i need space and want to be left alone it makes me angry?

When i come home from work and my kids come to me with questions i feel closed in like i need space and want to be left alone it makes me angry?

Anger control: Your children deserve your undivided attention.Either make some adjustment with your work schedule or take an anger management course. Don't let your anger and frustrations out on your children. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i put a solid Advil (ibuprofen) up my anus will my headache go away?

Can you tell me if i put a solid Advil (ibuprofen) up my anus will my headache go away?

Better: Question is why don't you take it orally as is meant to do. And why would you want to place it in your anus in the first place? Probably will not be as effective as swallowing the pill. ...Read more

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Is it better to tell a teen to sit up straight repeatedly or let his future girlfriend do it?

Is it better to tell a teen to sit up straight repeatedly or let his future girlfriend do it?

Try reward: Repeated telling is probably a waste of time. Try using a reward system of some type. Will probably work better. ...Read more

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How can I keep my 3-year-old from panicking when I take him to the doctor?

How can I keep my 3-year-old from panicking when I take him to the doctor?

Scared of doctors : Talking to your child often about doctor visit, preparing them for getting shots ahead of time, don't make it a total surprise, read children's books about doctor visit, get a Dr kit toy set, make them practice on you or other family members & their dolls, watch Docmekstufing with them, I hope the D r offers them a sticker or any other reward for being cooperative. Best wishes . ...Read more

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My left knee has just started to give up on me when i go up the stairs and hurts when i walk. What can I do to recover?

My left knee has just started to give up on me when i go up the stairs and hurts when i walk. What can I do to recover?

See a doctor: The knee is a complex joint with many different potential pain generators (meniscus, ligaments, cartilage, etc.) that may become damaged or inflamed. A good history and physical exam by an experienced clinician can help identify the pain generator(s) and advise you on a treatment plan. ...Read more

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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 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?

See a psychiatrist: Probably you will benefit from therapy to discover the reasons for you fears but medicine may help as well--i'd start with a professional who can evaluate your problem your family doc may help you find a good one. ...Read more

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When can I bring my baby to the movies?

When can I bring my baby to the movies?

Any age: You infant may go to the movies with you at any age. Whether you go to the movies depends upon your infant's temperament and sleep schedule. If your baby is a sound sleeper for long periods of time you may enjoy your time at the movies. If your baby is more active or a poor sleeper you will either miss a lot of the movie or disturb your fellow movie-goers. You may want to consider renting a movie. ...Read more

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