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Why Do Kids Carry Bottles Instead Of Using Drinking Fountains
Bottles for kids: It is an interesting social development. The bottles are more convenient; it is often hard to find a water fountain. Bottles are very frequently lost/left behind. Those parents who provide these for kids are mostly buying new ones every week. If they're filled w water, they're fine, even a good idea. If they are filled with any beverage that contains sugar, they are a terrible idea. ...Read more
Can sippy cups cause cavities in children? I've read that bottles can cause cavities in children, especially if they drink before bed, but i'd like to know if sippy cups can do the same thing. Is it better to avoid using them?
It : It is not the bottle or the cup that causes the problem of tooth decay... It's the juice or milk or formula that the child is drinking. These foods have sugars that sit and ferment and feed the bacteria around the teeth all night long. The acids that are produced cause the cavities. That's why it is called baby bottle syndrome.... A mouth full of cavities due to falling asleep with a bottle. Feed your child, and brush or wipe his/her teeth well before they go to bed. If they still need a bottle/cup, i would suggest water only. I'm sure the other panelists will give you some great advice, too hope this info helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Safe? yes needed? no: Plastic bottles from deer park or aquafina are fine for single use. However, there is nothing inherently safer about bottled water that you can't get from your tap. Especially if you have a refrigerator filter or a faucet filter like brita. It's much more economical for you and the environment to have a special stainless steel thermos they can use, or bpa free plastic one. ...Read more
What do i do if my child did not poop for 5-6 days? What medicine should be given to him? He use bottle to drink milk. He is 2 years old.
Constipation: a 2 yr old commonly stos stooling if he is being potty trained and he is not ready Ia lot of time as they struggle they get an anal tear which is painful and further potentiates the constipation lets back off potty training.give half a pediatric glycerine suppository to lubricate the area and let him have a stool,increase fluids but limit milk to only 16-20 oz/day ...Read more
I love water but I can only drink it from a drinking fountain once its in a cup or bottle I can't stand the taste and I need to be drinking more water?
When should I put my 22 month old in a toddler bed? How can I get him to drink from a sippy cup instead of a bottle?
About now..: If your child is getting to big for the crib and has tried to get out, it is time to get him out of there! consider moving the crib mattress on to the floor so he can learn not to fall and if he does he will just roll off. As far as the bottle, its is way past due to take him off it. Remember kids learn by association, teach him to drink from a regular cup or from a straw. ...Read more
See below: The only thing you need to avoid is surgery drinks. They are a source of empty calories. Also, i would use 1% milk. ...Read more
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