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Questions tagged [health]

Children's physical health and well-being. See also the tag [hygiene] for matters of cleanliness. Questions about diagnosing or treating specific medical issues are not appropriate to this site, and may be closed. Please seek a doctor's help immediately for any urgent medical issues.

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What are all the things parents should do to divert their kids attention phones and tabs? [duplicate]

My 2 year son spend lot of time on ipad, as soon as he gets up in morning or sometimes at midnight he ask for ipad. If we deny or even get late to give him unlock he cries a lot. So i want to know ...
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Is it ok to pick up my 11-month-old baby with one hand by the shoulder?

I heard recently that it isn't good for children's hands and elbows to be spun around while holding their hands. So I never even pick up my child by the hand or forearm. I normally pick her up by ...
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Can taking my 1-week-old on a 6-7 hours journey in the car lead to medical complications?

Our child is 7 days old. My parents live in another city which is a 6-7 hours travel away from us. As I'm working, no one is here to take care of my wife and kid. So we have to go to our parents' ...
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Can sucking thumbs lead to burping?

I feed my 4-month-old, burp him, and he seems content, so I put him into the crib. He sucks his fist/thumb for a while, and then after about 30 minutes he gets fussy. As soon as I pick him up, he lets ...
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Is a long car ride unhealthy for a newborn?

I am a little over 3 months away from having my first child. My baby girl is due at the end of August/beginning of September. However, my parents live a 4.5 hours drive from where my wife and I live....
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Is it normal having to use diaper rash cream with each new diaper?

We have a 16 months old toddler boy. We are using 3 to 4 diapers on a daily basis. And each time we use diaper rash cream. We apply it each time, because if we miss once and if it's more than 30 mins ...
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Can a breastfed 3-month-old go 12-14 hours without eating, when she refuses the bottle and I have to go to work?

My almost 3-month-old baby has been refusing the bottle since she was 3 weeks old. We've tried all the tricks that I know, she just likes to gnaw on it and roll it around in her mouth. I am ...
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Is my toddler's sleep pattern normal or does he sleep too much? [closed]

My 2.5-year-old son's sleep pattern has drastically changed the last couple of weeks. Now he generally goes to sleep about 10pm, sleeps through until 9am or a bit later. He is only awake for about 4 ...
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How to stop a kid from beating head against things when he's upset?

When upset, my 1.5-year-old beats his head against things. He also bangs the back of his head on the floor dropping it once when he falls backward to hit the ground (himself). He's never gotten a ...
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Baby / toddler girls - is it necessary to wear swim pants to prevent infections or inflammations?

We have just been on a beach holiday in Italy with our almost two year old girl. For a whole week she'd happily run around on the beach, sit and play with the sand, or go in the water, all the time ...
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What to do about my 14-month-old daughter refusing to eat? [closed]

My 14-month-old daughter refuses to eat. What happened to her? And now she is anemic. I'm so worried about her!
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My 4-year-old will only eat things entirely made of starch or sugars - how to make him eat more healthily?

My 4-year-old son basically will not eat anything other than things that are entirely made of starch or sugars. Anything involving any kind of meat or vegetable is immediately and completely rejected. ...
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What to do when 6-month-old gets constipation? [closed]

My 6-month-old starts to eat supplement food, but two days ago she stopped defecating, her nappies only had urine. Is there anything we should have done to prevent this? Is there anything we can do ...
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How to stop a 6-month-old from picking ears?

I have a 6-month-old girl. She keeps poking her own ears to the degree of bleeding a bit. The only way I can think of is to trim and polish her finger nails often but is there any other way to ...
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ADHD and physical activity prior to school work

My 10 years old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD two years ago. I found that when she does physical exercises before homework, she is more concentrated, happy and willing to work with me. I am ...
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Is my 4-year-old too dependent on over-the-counter medication?

I have been concerned about a particular behavior from my 4-year-old and am hoping it is just unnecessary worry. We are not by any means big on giving our children over-the-counter medication. We use ...
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Am I burping my 1-week-old too hard?

My new born daughter is 1 week old. In the past 3 days, I was responsible for burping her at home. I saw in the hospital that the nurses burp babies very hard and I kind of learned that I should do so....
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Will marijuana affect my baby? [closed]

I'm about 3 weeks pregnant and I only just found out. During the week I had 2 draws of a joint but I didn't know I was pregnant. Will this harm my baby? I'm very nervous.
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When is it harmless to start taking a child to the cinemas?

This question asks "What age can you expect a child to happily sit through a movie at the theatre"? The answers may not necessarily indicate at what age all the overwhelming sound and light stop being ...
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How to weigh a newborn at home?

Is there a reasonably accurate, field-expedient way to weigh a newborn at home? I don't need the kind of plus-or-minus a few grams accuracy they get at the hospital because I only plan to check every ...
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Can I safely give my two year old a book he vomited on?

I just bought a new book with paper pages. On the drive home, my two year old threw up his supper into the book. I did my best to clean it, but it's paper, not board, so it absorbed some of the liquid....
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How is my relationship with the siblings of my kid with special medical needs?

I have 3 kids. Boys ages 9 and 7, and a daughter age 4. Early in her life she was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that has been causing varied complications in her life. Her mental capabilities ...
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My husband is likely the father of a child, but the child doesn't know. Is it too late with the child being 12 years old?

This happened before my husband and I were together! My husband was told 11 years ago that he fathered a little boy. The mother told him it was his then the very next day she told him she was just ...
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7 year old son is soiling himself

my 7 year old son is soiling himself. he can use the bathroom for #1 but he never goes for #2. he either "sharts" or poops a little just enough to stain his underwear. and holds the rest in. I have to ...
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Is it necessary to cut a baby's hair?

I don't have a child but I've always told myself that I won't cut my baby's hair when I do have one. My family and everyone else keep telling me all these stories about how the baby will get sick or ...
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Which is more important for a baby: keep the baby happy or keep the baby healthy

Let me illustrate with some examples: A 5 month old wants to be held to sleep, and will cry hard if you put her down even for 1 min. She's clearly unhappy when not being held to sleep. Assuming no ...
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3 days ago, my doctor pressed my belly really hard and I haven't felt movement from my baby since then. Should I be worried? [closed]

The doctor pressed my stomach really hard to find where the baby's head was at, since then I haven't felt a movement from my baby and I'm really scared. Should I be worried? Should I go to the ...
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Is it ok if my 15-month-old son stops breastfeeding by himself?

My 1 year and 3 months old baby suddenly has stopped breastfeeding at night. I have tried to feed him several times but he is not interested. He is eating solid food but not interested in the breast ...
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How to stop my 12 year old brother's addiction to video games?

My brother is 12 years old and has a serious addiction to playing video games and watching anime. Whenever my friends are over he never lets us watch a movie together and forces us to watch it on ...
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11 weeks and concern of THC in babys system at birth [duplicate]

I was a heavy weed smoker for the past 3 years, up until I found out I'm pregnant. I've completely stopped smoking now. So far, it's been 30 days and I'm 11 weeks pregnant but I recently took a drug ...
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6-year-old is crazy only with us

My wife and I are pulling our hair out. Our 6-year-old daughter behaves very well at school and with others, yet at home, when it's just us, she is the complete polar opposite. We have had to restrain ...
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How to encourage a six-year-old to habitually drink more fluids?

My six-year-old has never had much interest in drinking fluids, and has recently had problems with passing faeces (i.e. constipation), which will not have been helped by this inattention to drinking. ...
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Is getting an oval nipple from breastfeeding indicative of a problem?

Our baby was born last week and my partner is struggling with soreness from breastfeeding. One thing we have noticed is that the nipple (not the areola) is left out of shape post-feeding; it's oval ...
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Is it normal for a 3.5-year-old child to get sick every month?

My son is now 3.5 years old and had recently started going to play school. Ever since, he had been getting sick approximately at a rate of once every 4-5 weeks. Each time it is the same story, he gets ...
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Newborn handstand pose

Just few moments ago my 2.5 weeks old daughter when laid on her belly (she always liked it and even slept with hands reaching my neck) started to cry a little bit and started flexing. She stared to ...
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What could cause my baby's bedroom to smell like bread after sleep? [closed]

When my baby is awake it smells normal. But when it sleeps it makes its room smell strongly like freshly baked bread. The room is clean and has no odor when unoccupied. My baby's urine smells normal ...
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Brandy for Kids

My son is 4yrs old. And it doesn’t matter a kid is older than 4yrs or younger than 4yrs; some of my family members prefer Brandy even for a kid, if he/she is suffering from cough and cold. Even I ...
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Health risk to my unborn child due to alcohol and drug use before finding out I was pregnant? [duplicate]

We were not planning on getting pregnant so we both were not practicing healthy living habits! The only time we were not careful having sex was only a few days (2days) after my last period which I ...
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7 month old wants to sleep on its belly — is it safe?

We have two 7 month olds (10 month premies). One of the girls wants to turn on her belly during the night. She seems to like that better than sleeping on her back. However, we heard that sudden ...
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What are practical tips for helping newborn with possible “Silent Reflux” condition?

After doing some research online (which admittedly is always a bit prone to error) I feel pretty confident that my newborn son has Silent Reflux (or laryngopharyngeal reflux). In short, it seems like ...
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How do I teach my children to stay calm when they have an allergic reaction?

This relates to this earlier question. I'm looking for advice on teaching my children how to stay calm while they are having an allergic reaction, so they can properly react and remember their ...
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Allergies: should we test them proactively?

If a child has had no allergic reaction (yet), should we test her for allergies anyway, just in case? Or, is it enough to react after an allergic reaction?
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Is PediaSure okay for toddlers and if not how to get them off it?

For several reasons my daughter had to be weaned off breast milk when she was around 14 months. At that point she was not eating well and lost a lot of weight. One pediatrician recommended we give her ...
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Why does my infant occasionally regurgitate breast milk?

I have a 5-month-old infant. It's always many hours after feeding - he is burped. He has always done it, but not every day and mostly just a little. Sometimes, it's a lot of volume. Is he losing ...
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Our baby is a climber. How to deal with it?

Me and my wife have a one year old baby. We have a staircase with a fence - something like this https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/c1/bf/38/c1bf38c07feec93bcf3c82226094dd08.jpg One day, while ...
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How to make my 11-month-old son eat again?

My 11-month-old son stopped eating. We are giving him all the food in pureed form. But nowadays, after eating 2 to 3 spoons, he is not ready to open his mouth. Many times he is doing like vomitting. I ...
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Weight and Height for a 2 year old girl

My 2 year niece weighs 30kgs (66.13 lbs) and tall for her age (3 feet/91cm tall). Despite her weight she does not really eat much.. we we're advised that it's growth spurt. Is there a cause for ...
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Can too much jumping hurt a toddler's knees?

My baby turned 2 years old just now. He is a very happy guy, running and jumping all day long. Yesterday I was told by an old guy, a kid should not jump too much, because their muscles and bones are ...
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What can I do to help a red pimply rash on a newborn baby? [closed]

My 7-week-old baby has a red pimply rash on her face and neck for the past week. It started out on the face, cheeks mainly, and now it is on the neck too. It does not cause any discomfort as far as I ...
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How and when to talk to children about diseases they might have?

I'd like to straight up state that the scenario in this question is a hypothetical one. That doesn't mean this question or concepts explored in answers will never help anyone, and I have cleared this ...