Health: Toddler, The First Years

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Air Travel W/ Sick Baby

Hi ladies, would like some input on those who have had to travel w/ a sick child. my son has a temp 101. hoping it goes down by wednesday but if not we have to fly to Florida on that day. any recommendations? many Thanks. D.

Bladder & Kidney

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My 9 Month Old Has a Kidney Infection

Hi Moms My daughter recently had a bladder infection that went untreated (I had no idea) and the infection went into her kidneys. She's been on antibiotics and is recovering well, but I'm curious if this has happened to any of you out there...feeling rotten that I didn't realize how crummy she was feeling as her symptoms were so similar to teething aches and pains.

Checkup

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Needing Advice About My 23 Month Old Son

I have a 23 month old son, turning 2 in April, Who hasn't started talking yet. He babbles alot and says things, but not Words. He's very affectionate and funny. He loves playing With his older brother, Who is turning 10 in April. My niece started talking at 15 Months old, so I aM concerned. I've heard that it's norMal, so if anyone has any advice for Me, or been through the saMe thing I'd appreciate it.

Childhood Illnesses

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19 Month Old Not Talking in English

I have a 19 month old little boy and he is only saying dad and car. He speaks in his own language nothing that I can understand. We read books and I try to point out everything he sees and say its name. I am wondering if he is having a developmental problem. Is thier anything that I can do to help him begin to say more words?

Children's Hospital

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Is First Years or Evenflo Breast Pumps Any Good?

When my son and daughter were born premature, the WIC offices where I lived provided a motorized Medella pump supplied from a medical supply store. Obviously this was very good. I know that Medellas are sold in Target but I also seen other brands. Is there an "off" brand ie, Evenflo, First Years, etc. that is comparable but without the price??

Dental

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My 15 Month Old Is a Horrible Eater

My 15 month old son is not a very good eater. He weighs just under 20 lbs. and is in the 5th percentile for weight. His problem seems to be that he likes one food one day and then the next doesn't want anything to do with it. The doctor said that his weight is getting him to be "on the concerned side". He said to basically just add butter and cream to everything and to try pediasure for extra calories. Well, guess what? I have the only baby that does not like chocolate pediasure. He used to eat a ton and I was so happy. Now, just...

Development

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2 Year Old Still Chewing Everything

My almost 2 year old (will be 2 in a week) still chews on everything!! I noticed about 3 months ago that this was not normal as most of his peers had already outgrown this. I didn't worry figuring he'd still outgrow it...just later. But now it's affecting his schooling. He got "demoted" from his new classroom because they work with small objects and they are scared he'll choke! It's terrible because I know and they say he's mentally ready for the next class...but this chewing thing keeps him out. Furthermore, he was having small...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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Should I Buy a Airplane Seat for My 17 Month Old??

My husband and I will be traveling on a four hour plane ride with our 17 month old. Should we take the chance with not buying a seat, and hope there is an open seat for the little one, and have him ride on our laps otherwise? Or just bite the bullet, and buy the third seat, and install his carseat for the flight? Realistically, I really can't see him sitting still on one of our laps that whole time, it's hard enough to get him to sit still long enough to put shoes on! But if we pick either a real early flight, or one during a normal nap...

Digestion

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Infant with Kidney Stones

I was just wondering if any of you moms have dealt with this or are dealing with an infant with kidney stones? My 6 1/2 month old son has kidney stones and we also just recently found out he was born with only one kidney. We dont know why he has the stones. He has gone to the childrens hospital in Pittsburgh for urine and blood tests and hopefully we will find out March 3rd what is causing the stones. It could either be something in his blood (which would be ok because they can be treated with meds) or a certain condition which would mean...

Dr. Visits

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Down After Daughter's Doctor's Appointment

I just returned from my daughter's 2-year well-child visit with her doctor and I am totally bummed. This is my only child and I know that I am a little over-protective, but I felt awful after I left there. She had not seen her doctor since her 18 month check-up and I don't call the doctor's office just for anything, so I had compiled a list of some questions since that last visit that I wanted to ask her doctor. It ended up being a little long and I tried not to look so anal with my questions, but they were genuine concerns I had and wanted...

Hair

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Mixed Race Infant Hair Care

I am due to have a mixed race (african american & white) little girl in Feb. I have started to stress out because, I don't know how to take care of nappy hair. I know it shouldn't be washed every day, and I know the adults use grease and deep conditioners and such. But what about when they are first born? How do I take care of her hair? I don't want it to get brittle and break off. Any ideas and/or product recommendations would be great.

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Laser Hair Removal

Any moms who have had laser hair removal??? What was your experience?? I had...

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Baby Hair Care

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

Healthcare Providers

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My 10 Month Old Is on His Fourth Round of antibiotics...Is This Normal???

My 10 month old son is on his fourth round of antibiotics for a persistent antibiotic resistant ear infection. This has been going on for 6 weeks and he is in a lot of pain and totally miserable. I finally demanded a referral to an Ear Nose & Throat Dr. They gave me one, but didn't state that this is urgent so we can't be seen for a month. I am starting to worry about my sons hearing and other long term effects of the ear infection and being on meds. for so long (the antibiotics have given him horrible thrush and diarrhea too). Does it...

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Babies Can't Wait

I have a friend that has a 19 month old son that hasn't spoken yet. Her...

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What About Kaiser?

Hello Moms! I A. once again calling on your wisdom and experience. My...

Illnesses

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Is First Years or Evenflo Breast Pumps Any Good?

When my son and daughter were born premature, the WIC offices where I lived provided a motorized Medella pump supplied from a medical supply store. Obviously this was very good. I know that Medellas are sold in Target but I also seen other brands. Is there an "off" brand ie, Evenflo, First Years, etc. that is comparable but without the price??

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Mentally Ill Father

To make a very long story short, the father of my 5 month old daughter has a...

Illnesses & Symptoms

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Runny Nose and Wet Cough Days After Having Fevere for 2 Days

She had fever up to 102 for two days. The doctor sad that it's just a virus and it will go away by itself. 2 days after the fever she stared having runny nose and wet cough. And I am worried that this is just escalating into something more serious. In all her life she never had a fever before and only had runny nose twice for a day. And I tend to freak out 😱😩

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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 Antidepressant Medication

I would like information on what type of Antidepressant's women are taking right now and how it is benefiting them.I have struggled most of my life with Bipolar and Seasonal Depression have been on Paxil in the past for almost 10 yr.s it took 3 yrs. with DR.s to help me wein off of it,very painful in so many way's.But it was nolonger a good choice for me to continue to take this medication now with that being said my depression has come back since my daughter was born a yr ago.It is taking a toll on my marriage.

Preventative Care

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What to Give Toddler to Drink?

I'm curious what other moms give their kids to drink. I trying to cut back on juices that have a lot of sugar or colored drinks, since I'm finding little pink spots all over my carpet. Any suggestions? What do you give to drink besides milk?

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So Who Won?

Honestly, I don't know but I am happy to have finally seen something I could...

Respiratory

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23 Month Old Sick for a Long Time...

My 23 month old son started day care about a month and a half ago. He has been sick since the first week there. It started with Mild fever, cold, runny/stuffy nose, puss filled eyes, after a week of that with no improvement, we put him on Ammoxicillin and the cold slowly started to go away, but not all the way. It has been about 3 weeks and his nose is runny, but not as stuffy, and he has this God awful cough that will not go away. It gets much worse at night, and he just sits up in bed and coughs! This has been going on for about a week...

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Help with Pneumonia

Hi all, my son will be 4 in October and this is his 4th time getting...

Sleeping Habits

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2 Year Won't Sleep

Hello ~ My question is my 2 year old was the perfect sleeper always went to bed at the same time (7:30) & took his nap without problems. Now that he has turned two he is like wild child. Getting him to take a nap is like a 3 hour process and at bedtime we are lucky if he goes to sleep before 10 PM. I know he is tired and needs his sleep. This is very apparent when he does not take a nap at all. Any ideas on helping me make this process a little bit easier? He is sleeping in his own bed and suddenly realizes he can get out. I feel...

Stages & Milestones

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Needing Advice About My 23 Month Old Son

I have a 23 month old son, turning 2 in April, Who hasn't started talking yet. He babbles alot and says things, but not Words. He's very affectionate and funny. He loves playing With his older brother, Who is turning 10 in April. My niece started talking at 15 Months old, so I aM concerned. I've heard that it's norMal, so if anyone has any advice for Me, or been through the saMe thing I'd appreciate it.