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What's in Your Travel First Aid Kit?

Hi Mamas! We are getting ready to go on a family trip before baby 2 arrives. We have a 20 month old son who is becoming more adventurous by the day. :) Thankfully he's only had a few bumps and bruises and scrapes that we've been able to care for at home. That being said, I'm packing over the next few days and I'd like to get a first aid kit together, for things like stings, bites, scrapes, cuts, burns, whatever we need to be prepared, I suppose. Do you have a first aid kit? What's are the essentials? Thanks everyone!

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Claritin or Zyrtec for Pregnancy and 3 Year Old?

Hi mommies. I am currently 7 months pregnant and my doc said I can take claritin or zyrtec. Which works best!? I am so miserable this year I can barely stand to be awake! My 3 year old is also suffering this year. His doc said the same medicines. Which works best for allergies in adults and children?

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Can Long Term Children’s Claritin Cause Diarrhea/belly Ache?

Hello everyone! My 3YO has been taking Claritin for a little over a month (Children’s oral Claritin) for his eczema. Two weeks ago he had really loose diarrhea stools. After that incident, He didnt poop several times a day, just every other morning with somewhat looser than normal stools. Other than that, no fever, not losing weight, and he’s very hydrated. He’s also very active and acting like his normal self. He doesn’t poop right after eating either. Just when he poops it is either super mushy or almost undigested (little food...

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I Need Ur Help! Please Read Regarding My Sons illness..thank U!!

i have a happy 3 yr old son. when he turned 15 months he spent the night in the hosp because he couldnt breath so that started the albuterol in his nebulizer machine. last yr he had tubes in his ears and adeoids out for constant sinus issues. we have been giving him breathing treatments every month almost since his first episode at 15 months. he is at the drs every month. and im told the same thing. he most likely has allergies and virus on top of virus from the kids at daycare. his symptoms are the same everytime. terrible cough runny...

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Not Breathing Scare -- Teeth-Brushing -- Input???

I just had a scare with my 2-1/2-year-old daughter. I was trying to brush her teeth. And as the dentist told me to do, I was having to hold her down on the floor, gently, with my legs holding her arms down. (It is awful, but at 2- 1/2 she still won't cooperate and doesn't brush her teeth well if at all.)She was screaming as always, wiggling, trying to get away and then she wasnt breathing and started turning blue! Immediately I held her up, blew in her face trying to get her to gasp for air and then let her go because she was trying...

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What Controversial Parenting Decision Are You Glad You Stuck To?

I waited until my baby was six months to introduce cereal and baby foods. Daughter had allergies and eczema so bad as a baby we knew she was at risk for all allergies. My inlaws told people they were afraid we were starving the baby. Anyone could tell she was well fed and not hungry. We got a water softener, avoided foods known to trigger allergies, used only a few drops of soap, and used Cetaphil only. We removed all drapes and unnecessary beddding. We put tile down. Now she only has a few days of itchy eyes in the spring and...

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Treatment for Mosquito Bites?

My 2-yr-old daughter gets the worst mosquito bites! Most of her bites turn into welts larger than a quarter and they're terribly itchy. If she gets a few bites, she typically cannot sleep for three or four nights straight. We try to keep her covered when she's outside and we use, against my better judgment, bug spray with a low percentage of Deet most of the time. But, with kids in and out all day, it's hard to always be on top of this and she does get bitten every now and then. Do you have any treatment ideas? I've tried benadryl...

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Can Long Term Children’s Claritin Cause Diarrhea/belly Ache?

Hello everyone! My 3YO has been taking Claritin for a little over a month (Children’s oral Claritin) for his eczema. Two weeks ago he had really loose diarrhea stools. After that incident, He didnt poop several times a day, just every other morning with somewhat looser than normal stools. Other than that, no fever, not losing weight, and he’s very hydrated. He’s also very active and acting like his normal self. He doesn’t poop right after eating either. Just when he poops it is either super mushy or almost undigested (little food...

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What's in Your Travel First Aid Kit?

Hi Mamas! We are getting ready to go on a family trip before baby 2 arrives. We have a 20 month old son who is becoming more adventurous by the day. :) Thankfully he's only had a few bumps and bruises and scrapes that we've been able to care for at home. That being said, I'm packing over the next few days and I'd like to get a first aid kit together, for things like stings, bites, scrapes, cuts, burns, whatever we need to be prepared, I suppose. Do you have a first aid kit? What's are the essentials? Thanks everyone!

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