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Undiagnosed Bladder Infection

My daughter is 8 and she voided earlier. She came out of the bathroom and told me that it burned. I have always been one to get these types of infections. Is there nothing I can do for her outside of a doctor. I don't know that it is a bladder infection. A warm bath makes her feel better. I wanted to give her Azo, but I don't know if I can give an 8 year old that. Other than LOTS of water, what can I do until I get her to a doctor?

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UTI Or Not?

I've been having pressure and dull pain in my lower left abdomen/pelvic area...

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Uti in Toddler

My two year old had been doing really well with potty training. All of a...

Checkup

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6 Year Check-up

My son will be 6 soon and I am wondering if a 6 year check-up is neccessary....

Childhood Illnesses

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Explaining Illness and Death to Children

Please help me. My 10 year old daughter is having a difficult time accepting her grandmother's fatal illness. It will be a matter of time before she dies. My daughter is angry, hurt and afraid. I have tried to confort her and explain what is going on but she still very upset. Has anyone had this experience? What do you recommend?

Children's Hospital

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9-Year-old Asking About Sex

My daughter has asked me what the word sex means and what sex is. She is 9. I explained to her that some questions are very difficult to answer and that I would like some time to think about it so I answer it the best way I can. She accepted that but I feel I need to give her an answer soon. Any suggestions? How much should a 9-year-old know? It's obvious someone, probably a kid at school, has used the word or talked about it. Otherwise she wouldn't be asking. I do realize she could have also gotten it from TV. We have already talked about...

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Baby in NICU

My 9 day old is in the NICU and has been since birth, basically because he...

Dental

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Orthodontist for a 7 Year Old?

I took my kids to their 6-month cleaning with the dentist this week. The dentist mentioned that my 7-year old son's bite was a little off and I might want to think about a orthodontist. When I asked when he should go, the dentist said that now would be a good time. I fully accept that orthodontists are in our future. I will pay the money to let my children have good teeth. However, my son only has 4 permanent adult teeth so far. Is it really common to start with an orthodontist this young before the adult teeth have even come in? ...

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6 Year Old Molars

Hi ladies. I've already called my dentist about this, but just wanted to...

Development

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Should a 6 Year Old Get Ready for School Without Reminders...

I have a 6 year old boy.. and a 7 year old girl. I work part time and have a nanny come to my house to watch the kids get them breakfast and drive them to school. Today nanny called me. She said she thought the kids were big enough to get themselves ready for school without constant reminders. She said she had a talk with them today and told them that since they were big now.. she should not have to tell them to get dressed to put their pjs away and to brush teeth and hair... etc... they should just know the routine and do it.. ...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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1 Year Old Who Now Hates Diaper Changing Time

My 1 year old daughter now hates diaper changing time. She has been fine with it since she was born but for the last month or so everytime I lay her down to change her diaper or to change her clothes she get really fussy, starts crying, kicking, and trying to get away. I have tried keeping her entertained but that isn't working anymore. Any suggestions?

Digestion

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What Products to Use for an Infant Who Has a Rash

Hi I was wondering what products many of you recommend for an infant (2 month old) who has a very bad sandpaper like rash all over her body. Her back is actually peeling today since her skin has been so dry. I did take her to her Pediatrician who ruled out any illness. He stated it may be sensitive skin or she may be having a reaction to a food that I am eating as she also has very bad reflux along with it. I use dreft detergent on all clothes/linens that come into contact with her. I use Eucerin on her skin which does seem to help a...

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Infant with Reflux

I have a almost 5 month old baby boy with reflux. He was born 13 weeks early...

Dr. Visits

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Help with My 7 Year Old Daughter's Behavior

My daughter is only 7 years old (will be 8 this summer) and she already has the attitude of a teenager. She is very mouthy and disrespectful all the time. She will argue with you about ANYTHING and she ALWAYS has to be right. When someone makes her mad, she slams doors or throws things. She is always pinching or hitting her 4 year old brother (and she's really hurting him) and when I ask her why she does she says "because he's annoying me". I have taken away her TV, her Nintendo DS and have not allowed her to get on the computer (the...

Eye Glasses

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Any of You Used Vision Therapy for ADHD

Hi-My 7 yr. old son has ADHD. He is very behind his second grade class. He has only seem to get worse this year. He has problems reading and now almost refuses to read because you thinks he can't. I have recently came across Vision Therapy to help with reading/writing. It's hard to explain but basically games that helps train the eyes to work together. After examination the dr. said he doesn't even need the glasses he has that his vision is perfect but needs the therapy. Where your eyes are supposed to work together his don't. That...

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Failed Eye Exam?

My 6 year old daughter came home yesterday with a form that said she failed...

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Eye Exam for Child

I need to have an eye exam done for my 7 year old. Does anyone know of a...

Eyes & Vision

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Eye Doctor That Is Good with Kids

Figured out that my 6 YO doesn't see so well. Does any one have a recommendation for a Eye doctor in San Jose tht is good with kids?..Almaden Branham area? Thanks

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Eye Doctor to MRI!?

I took my daughter to the eye doctor today Bc she had said she was having a...

First Aid

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6 Year Old Daughter Wants to Shave Legs

My 6 year old daughter refuses to wear shorts or dresses without tights or leggings because she said she is embarrassed of her hairy legs. My husband and I have never brought that to her attention, I am wondering if maybe a classmate said something, or she is just noticing , I am not sure. She wants to shave her legs. This weekend the weather was very warm and she cried and cried because she wouldn't wear any shorts with out tights...any advice?

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Would You Let Your 9 Year Old Walk Home from School?

My 9 year old son wants to walk to his friend's house after school on Friday. He would be walking with his friend & the distance is probably less than a mile. The neighborhood is good, but I'm nervous. I won't be home until around 6 because I work. My son has told me that his friend's parents think that I am too overly protective. I have a neighbor in law enforcement that mentioned that there are 5 pedaphiles (excuse the spelling) in the area. They aparently don't show up on the internet list for various reasons such as they are still...

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When to Exercise?

I am about 20 pounds overweight, due to having 3 kids and lack of self...

Foot & Toe

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Pain in My Foot

Hello, I am at 33 weeks with twins. Lately I have either a sharp, immobilizing pain in my right heel or it is numb. Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks, R.

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Pain in Heel of Foot

Hi I have had pain in my foot when ever I walk for 5 days. I work all night...

Good Hygiene

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9-Year-old Asking About Sex

My daughter has asked me what the word sex means and what sex is. She is 9. I explained to her that some questions are very difficult to answer and that I would like some time to think about it so I answer it the best way I can. She accepted that but I feel I need to give her an answer soon. Any suggestions? How much should a 9-year-old know? It's obvious someone, probably a kid at school, has used the word or talked about it. Otherwise she wouldn't be asking. I do realize she could have also gotten it from TV. We have already talked about...

Hair

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Help-my 8 Year Old Is Very Picky About Her Food.

I have an 8 year old that is very picky about food. She either wants something different from what i've made and if not, she won't eat. I can't get her to eat veggies or healthy food. It all started one day that we were at my in laws house, and she almost vomited, ever since then, she is always saying that if she tries something new she's going to throw up. I've tried telling her to try something first, before saying she doesn't like it, I've tried the mother and daughter cook day, where we make somthing together, i've tried to hide the...

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Question About Hair

Last night I was in a discussion with my daughters soon to be step mother...

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Baby Hair Care

Hi ladies,My 7 month old was born with lots of hair.  She has already had 3...

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Hair Falling Out

hi every one i don't know if any one else has this problem but my hair is...

Health Insurance

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No Health Insurance :(

Hi, Does anyone know of any low cost health insurance. I work 2 jobs and go to school, since I have to part time jobs I am not offered insurance. I have applied for some dental insurance thru Oxford but still don't know what I will do for Hosp, Check-ups, and OB-Gyn. I live in Union County go to school in Essex, any suggestions? Thanks

Healthcare Providers

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Seeking Info on Pediatric Surgeon for 7 Year Old Child

Hi parents! Here I am again with a question for all you helpful & thoughtful people. Long story short, we are in need of a great pediatric surgeon in the Plano area. My daughter will need to have minor surgery on her ear lobes after the backs of her earrings were pushed under the skin of the earlobe & gotten infected. I looked up providers on our insurance plan & am wondering if anyone has any feedback on the following physicians: Drs: Darrell Hermann, Thomas Renard, Robert Minkes or Shane Miller. Thank you so much for your time and...

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Letter from Santa

I have been with my daycare lady for almost 6 years. My kids seem to be...

Height & Weight

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My Daughter Afraid of Being Overweight

My daughter is 4'6 and a quarter weighs 74.2 pounds 10 december 11. is she overweight? she seems average. Her 4'3 best friend 9 years old weighs 58 pounds says she overweight! IS SHE?????????

Home Remedies

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Any "Natural" Remedies for Asthma Out There?

Hello, I have a 17 month old who is on a nebulizer 2-3 times a day (more when he sounds bad) he is also on an allergy medicine that he takes at night. I'm concerned that we are relying too heavily on drugs and was wondering if there are any natural remedies out there that anyone has found successful.

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Home Remedy for Cold

My youngest daughter has come down with a cold. I don't really want to give...

Illnesses

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Help-my 8 Year Old Is Very Picky About Her Food.

I have an 8 year old that is very picky about food. She either wants something different from what i've made and if not, she won't eat. I can't get her to eat veggies or healthy food. It all started one day that we were at my in laws house, and she almost vomited, ever since then, she is always saying that if she tries something new she's going to throw up. I've tried telling her to try something first, before saying she doesn't like it, I've tried the mother and daughter cook day, where we make somthing together, i've tried to hide the...

Illnesses & Symptoms

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8 Year Old Hates Everything

Hello, I hope I can get some great tips for my 8 year old son. He hates everything! He hates it before he tastes or smells it. He will not try anything, when he does he puts it in his mouth and spits it out. It is such a battle and has become a huge problem. Well I guess I can say he loves peanut butter and jelly. But I dont feel he should get his own way and eat that all the time. Any suggestions?

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Constant Runny Nose

Hi momma's since starting preschool my DS constantly has a runny nose every...

Medicines

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"Seeking Advice on 6 Year Old Bed Wetting"

I am wondering if anyone has any advice on how to handle a 6 year old boy who wets the bed every night. He is in such a deep sleep that he doesn't even know that he has to go. I have been waking him up at night to go to the bathroom, but he is so asleep that I have to practically carry him in there. I am getting less and less sleep every night. This is getting to be a real drag. Any advice from people who have been through this would be welcomed! Thanks

Mental Health

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Mental Health Question About Daughter

Last week my daughter spent a week in a mental health facility for choking her brother, fits of rage, and hearing and seeing things that aren't really there. She was diagnosed with mood disorder, bipolar, and psychosis. They put her on risperidone and requested she see a psychologist and psychiatrist weekly. Now to my questions: 1. She has missed a large amount of school and even though they are all excused they are still concerned about the percentage of time she has been there and we have gotten a letter saying she is being charged...

Potty Training

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When to Potty Train

My son will be 2 in Feb. My husband is so determined to have him potty trained by the age of 2. I would love this, however, I have read that if you force it upon an unwilling child, that it can cause the potty training to be set back even more. We expecting our 2nd in March, and I think that my husband does not want to deal with diapers for both. I want him to be potty trained, but I want it to be successful. When do you think is a good age for potty training? What are some techniques to help him understand?

Preventative Care

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What Chores Do You Expect from Your 10 Year Old and What Discipline Do You Use

My 10 year old daughter is uncooperative when asked to assist around the house. There is a power struggle and attitude when asked to perform even simple tasks. Then everything escalates on both sides. I am curious what other moms are experiencing and what forms of discipline seems to be effective. I feel like our relationship is great as long as nothing is asked of her. She normally is a sweet considerate kid, until it's time for chores, then the fireworks start. What's normal?

Reproductive

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9-Year-old Asking About Sex

My daughter has asked me what the word sex means and what sex is. She is 9. I explained to her that some questions are very difficult to answer and that I would like some time to think about it so I answer it the best way I can. She accepted that but I feel I need to give her an answer soon. Any suggestions? How much should a 9-year-old know? It's obvious someone, probably a kid at school, has used the word or talked about it. Otherwise she wouldn't be asking. I do realize she could have also gotten it from TV. We have already talked about...

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Bedwetting 7 Year Old

My 7 year old is still wetting herself at night. I have read all the things...

Respiratory

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Upper Respiratory Infection

I have a 7 month old daughter and a 3 year old daughter that are both sick. I'm more concerned about my baby because she can't take medicine like my 3 year old can. She is so stuffed up, can hardly breathe, stopped wanting to eat baby food, only will be nursed but not as often as usual, lost a little weight, only wants to be held by mom, not wanting to play, has a very bad cough, just lost her voice today, and doesn't want to sleep but when she does not for long. I keep cleaning her nose by using drops and then use a sucker to clean it out...

Shots & Vaccines

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To Vaccine or Not to Vaccine...

Can you please give me your experience and advice on vaccinations. I have a dear friend with an autism child. He started showing signs of it a little bit after his MMR vaccine. I've heard so many different things about vaccinations. My 2 year old has had all of his and my 17 month old is due for his 18 month vaccines but I'm not sure I want him to have them all at the same time or at all. What are the known health risks and what are you all doing? Thanks!

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To Vaccine or Not?

Hi Moms, you helped me before when my two year old daughter wouldn't brush...

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Opinions on Vaccines

I would like to know what others think about vaccinations. My two year old...

Skin

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7 Year-old with Digestive problems....could It Be Celiac or Chron's?

I am the parent of 3. My oldest, a 7-year-old girl, has had gastrointestinal problems for about 3 years. Lots of pain varying in severity, and hard for her to describe. She always pointed to different locations. It happened most days, with a few little breaks, but mostly she had just chronic pain. Also, I journaled things but could never find a food or food group that caused the problem. After a year of this off-and-on pain, I knew things weren't normal. She went to an allergist, and tested negative for the major food allergies. (he...

Skin, Hair & Bath Care

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Pre-teen Skin Care

I have a friend whose 10 year daughter is starting to break out, primarily on her forehead. I am mentioning that she is African-American because I know there are different hair care and skin care strategies and issues to consider. Has anyone used Pro Active on thier child at this age. Is it safe? What were the results? Any other tips/suggestions/ideas? She will be starting at a new school in the Fall and her parents don't want her to be more self-conscious than she will probably already be. Thanks for the help.

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Should a 6 Year Old Get Ready for School Without Reminders...

I have a 6 year old boy.. and a 7 year old girl. I work part time and have a nanny come to my house to watch the kids get them breakfast and drive them to school. Today nanny called me. She said she thought the kids were big enough to get themselves ready for school without constant reminders. She said she had a talk with them today and told them that since they were big now.. she should not have to tell them to get dressed to put their pjs away and to brush teeth and hair... etc... they should just know the routine and do it.. ...

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6 Year Old Bedtime

What time does/should a 6 year old ( 7 yr. old) go to bed. My son goes to...

Social Workers

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9 Year Old with No or Very Few Friends

I have a 9 year old that has no or very few friends. He is very intelligent, and he has ADHD. I took him for his intake with the counselor, and they said he is gifted and has ADHD. All the kids at his school, don't see the "gifted" part, all they see is the "ADHD" part. It tears me apart. He's in the fourth grade, and he is doing fifth grade work. His classmates see how well he does in class, but when it comes to playing with him on the playground, they don't play with him, or choose him to be on their team. If they are playing football,...

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8 Year Old Behavior

I am not sure what to do with my 8 year old boy and the way he acts. I need...

Speech Therapy

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Speech Delay in Son

My son just turned 2 1/2 and has a speech delay. I went through the Regional Center of OC and they diagnosed him with an expressive speech delay but wont provide services to us because we have private insurance. The problem is we have a very high deductible (5,000) so in reality we will have to pay everything out of pocket. My son is very smart, social and "normal" in every other way but he just doesnt talk much--probably only has 20 or so words in his vocab. He prefers to "act out" what he wants to tell us. He totally understands...

Stages & Milestones

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7 Year Old Not Adjusting to Baby 6 Months Later...

As my title states...my 7 year old is not adjusting well. At all. First and foremost I would like to say that he is highly intelligent, kind, generous, and loving. Yet he is also highly sensitive, stubborn, and very demanding of mine and the big man's attention. We did everything we could during the pregnancy to prepare/excite him. After our youngest was born (it's just the 2 of them) he immediately showed dislike for him. Nothing physical of course. Just ignoring him and saying mean things about him from time to time. We've tried all we...

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Troubled 7 Year Old

Hello everyone, I need some help. My seven year old has changed his...

Support Groups

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Support Groups for Adhd Parents

I have a 7 year old with ADHD/Impulsivity who has trouble focusing at school. He is on medication. Any suggestions on how to help him focus at school?

Teaching Good Hygiene

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9-Year-old Asking About Sex

My daughter has asked me what the word sex means and what sex is. She is 9. I explained to her that some questions are very difficult to answer and that I would like some time to think about it so I answer it the best way I can. She accepted that but I feel I need to give her an answer soon. Any suggestions? How much should a 9-year-old know? It's obvious someone, probably a kid at school, has used the word or talked about it. Otherwise she wouldn't be asking. I do realize she could have also gotten it from TV. We have already talked about...

Vision

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7 Year Old Doesn't like to Read

My 7 year old daughter doesn't like to do her reading homework and my 5 year old is starting to pick up on it. I know I am not that big of a reader, but I keep magazines around and try to read in front of them sometimes. I have tried letting them pick their own books to reading the book to them first. Any other thoughts to get her more into reading would be great. Thanks

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I May Need Glasses

Actually looking at the computer at the moment I am pretty damn sure I need...

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My 7-Year-old Son

My 7-year-old son has ADHD. It has been a real challenge. He is now on...

Weight Management

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Need Advice on Weight Loss. Advise on Losing a Large Amount of Weight?

I have Multiple Sclerosis. It sometimes limits the amount of exercise I can do. Also, the medications often make me gain. I would like to lose about 70-100 pounds. It is alot of weight and I just don't know where to start. I would love to hear from people who have successfully lost a large amount of weight. Gastic Bypass is not an option for me. I want to lose it without surgery. Edited to add: I rarely drink Soda, I bring a SmartOne every day to work for lunch, and I drink alot of water. A few years ago I had lost a...

Wisdom Teeth

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Orthodontist for a 7 Year Old?

I took my kids to their 6-month cleaning with the dentist this week. The dentist mentioned that my 7-year old son's bite was a little off and I might want to think about a orthodontist. When I asked when he should go, the dentist said that now would be a good time. I fully accept that orthodontists are in our future. I will pay the money to let my children have good teeth. However, my son only has 4 permanent adult teeth so far. Is it really common to start with an orthodontist this young before the adult teeth have even come in? ...