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It is probably just vernix: Vernix is a greasy white substance that coats and protects baby’s skin in the mother’s uterus. Some babies are born with lots of vernix still on their skin. It is harmless and can be washed or wiped off. Losing vernix may cause the skin to peel during the first week of life. This is normal and will go away on its own. ...


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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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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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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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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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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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I tried this but found the ammonia smell wasn't washed out of the diapers when dry. I have a high efficiency washer though so it may have a different outcome if you're using a standard top loader (more water!). Other variables to consider are how sensitive your kids bum is, type of detergent and how smelly their pee is... YMMV. Why not give it a shot?


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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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MedlinePlus suggests saline nasal drops which can be bought commercially or made at home by stirring 1/4 teaspoon of salt into 1/2 cup lukewarm water (make this fresh every day). Lay your child on his or her back, placing a rolled towel underneath the shoulders. Put 2 or 3 saline nose drops into each nostril. Wait 30 - 60 seconds. Turn 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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Some nails are just like this. If so, you will just have to keep them trimmed well to prevent scratching. However, a fungal infection is very possible. Cloudy nails, spotted nails, discolored nail, thick nails, tent nails and curled nails are all common symptoms. But you don't need more than one symptom to be the problem. In fact, you could be completely ...


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My children pee in the bathtub every time they get in. Urine is sterile enough that it won't cause any problems...unless there is a urinary tract infection, it's nothing to worry about. I usually just throw a washcloth over the genitals (if it's a boy - so far I have had two boys) so that they don't end up spraying themselves in the face, because that is ...


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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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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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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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Soak in a mix of vinegar and water. This will kill the mould, and it is relatively safe. Then wash. Bleach would be no good. Apart from being more harmful if any stays in the clothes, it only whitens the mould, rather than killing it. [This is based on information I read online for removing mould from walls.]


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A family member of mine is a mechanic with a baby. Typically, mechanics wear disposable gloves, not only to keep hands clean but to reduce exposure to solvents and chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin. There are many options available which can be purchased online or through a hardware store or auto parts store. You can choose from latex, ...


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Based on Vicky's comment to just try it, and in response to Guillaume's comment/question, I did try to put the ~15 diapers through a single wash cycle, and there is some residual smell compared to diapers which are put through a single wash cycle with ~15 diapers, then washed a second time with other laundry to make a full laundry load. Using two wash cycles ...


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Since first rinse is only done to wash out urine and poop, and later you wash it again more thoroughly with clothes, you don't really need any detergent for that first wash. Baking soda is enough of a detergent to do the job any way... I used to rinse off any poop left on the diapers (what slipped off the liners) and then simply throw them in with the ...


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Living in Asia this is something I often have to deal with. What I find always works for me is to either: Soak the clothes in hot (close to boiling) water for 30 minute, then wash, or Wash on hot (as hot as possible) I have always been able to get every trace of it out of my child's clothes, including all of the smell. Because of the climate (and other ...


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Water softens even the most stubborn booger and transforms it into a not exactly pleasant goo, that will simply dribble down your son's upper lip and into a waiting tissue. Water also comes in a steam form, but be careful, that can be hot. Swimming pools and baths are great places for loosening boogers.


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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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