Health: Toddler, Claritin

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Honey Safe for 16 Month Old? Raw and Local.

So I know I posted earlier. I hope I am not getting annoying haha. And I have had a nurse recommend honey, and many others. I have heard raw honey is where all the good benefits come from because her allergies are AWFUL. And her allergy medicine is already making her hyper-active on top of her constant sneezing/coughing as everything drains. The daycare provider said she did not take a nap at all today, just talked and yelled. She also woke up at 12 a.m last night doing the same thing mixed with coughing and sneezing and it is just awful...

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I am needing some advice with my sons health. He is 3 years old, will be 4...

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2 Year Old Getting Cold EVERY Month

Hi all. My little girl will be 2 years old in a couple of weeks. She has got a cold in January, Feb, we skipped march, April and currently she has one. First 3 colds she got an ear infection in the RIGHT ear. i saw 2 ENTS, speec eval and hearing checks were NORMAL. One ENT told me if she gets one more ear infection bring her back and we will discuss tubes, the other ENT said if she gets 2 more infections in 2 months she will get tubes. I am a nurse who works part time night shift. I put her in a 1/2 day daycare in someones apartment so...

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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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