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You should check for feces between the labia and wipe any globules away as needed. Infections can and will arise if stuff is allowed to sit there. You can gently spread the labia to get a good look and make sure there isn't anything "hiding" in a fold. Soaps and other kinds of cleansers can also create problems so use a moistened cotton ball or swab ...


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I do a body block by leaning across the baby's belly (without any weight being put on the baby) until I've got things cleaned up, up front. It also prevents the child rolling over and escaping the area where I am doing the changing. I can then move to a better angle for being certain I've got the back end fully cleaned up while knowing that at least the ...


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My nine year old boy constantly had soap in his hair after showering, despite being in there long enough to rinse Chewbacca (of Star Wars fame) thoroughly. We installed a hand held shower head (so he could get it right up close to his head,) and it solved the problem. This might work for you too, since your daughter will be able have enough control to rinse ...


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Not entirely on topic but still relevant. My wife contracted Toxoplasmosis while she was pregnant with our 3rd child. It all ended well but it was one heck of a cliffhanger and could easily have resulted in our daughter being severely handicapped or dead. We have no idea how my wife contracted it. So a few pointers may be helpful for others: Get yourself ...


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Monica Cellio's answer already mentions recommendations if you own a cat and most of all that you're much more likely to contract toxoplasmosis through undercooked meat (most of the contamination cases) and gardening — you may add insufficiently washed legums and fruits. There are much more informations on the CDC website. I feel it's also important to ...


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First off, the doctor must wash his/her hands after entering the room, period. The doctor opened the door with his hand, right? That's a (major) point of contagion right there. Unless you're in some futuristic practice with automatic doors, I would never excuse the doctor from not washing post-entering the room. Second, unfortunately, doctor handwashing ...


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We had similar problems, however not that regularly. What worked for us was saying something like "please keep your hands up until you are cleaned", but honestly I'm not sure at what age this worked. In case the baby still tries to move his hands into the dirty area, you could block them just for a short moment with your back of the hand or with your arm ...


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Perhaps cleaning her hair without shampoo is a better match for her. There are many resources detailing methods to go "shampoo-free". Some involve water only, others involve a small amount of baking soda or other ingredients. In general, it takes about 2-6 weeks to make the transition, so good to make the change over a school break or other time period where ...


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I say, in a clear firm tone "please can you wash your hands before continuing?" If I wanted to be delicate I would say "Sorry, but I didn't see you wash your hands. Would you mind doing so before you continue? Thanks." In England it is always acceptable to remind clinicians about hand hygiene and patients are encouraged to do so. I would raise a ...


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General problems and benefits (which apply equally to adults and children): Shower Chance to slip and fall (causing injury) Uneven distribution of water over body / having to step out of the water (not really a health risk, but can cause discomfort); this will depend on type of shower head, where the head points, height of the person, and size of the ...


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In my 11 year old daughter's class, none are even close to this stage. Of my wider group of friends, only one has a daughter that has started shaving her legs, but she had to start at about 8 - very early puberty for that one...has her mother's genes. From the UK's National Health Service guidance, Most girls will begin puberty at 8-14 years of age, ...


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I started shaving in 6th grade when the girl who sat next to me in gym pointed out to me my legs were hairy. My leg hair wasn't dark--it was quite blond, actually, but it was mortifying that a classmate had to point this out to me. It quickly dawned on me that I was probably one of the last girls in my substantial 6th grade class to start shaving my legs. ...


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Don't have her wash her hair in the shower. Wash it at the sink or using a bowl instead, like at the hairdresser's. That way, your daughter can be fully clothed, or at least enough to respect her privacy. You could even make it a game, playing hairdresser, washing each others hair. By washing yours, she can see how much and how thorough she needs to rinse ...


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A bath is a set temperature that will get cooler. You can test the temperature before you get in. A shower (depending on the plumbing) can get sudennly much hotter. This could cause scalding or the rapid movement away from the hot water could cause a fall and injury.


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I would ask in a curious, not attacking way something like : "Don't you need to use these?" (pointing at the sanitizer) "I always thought doctors offices were really picky about those..."


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I can tell you if you want to stop your son or kids to take the longest shower ever... I have a hot water shut off system that I design and install... And how it works is that when your kids are in the shower you Control the hot water by a switch ... But it doesn't turn the water off it leaves the cold water on so they get a cold hit of cold shower ... ...



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