Child's Health

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Stomach bug 🤮

My 2 year old has had major diarrhea, and throwing up for 3 days now. I took her into the dr yesterday and they prescribed an anti nausea pill, which helped for a little but she still threw up. Her bottom is so sore she doesn’t even want pressure from sitting down on her bottom. I feel so bad for her, and want to help her get better. Her dr didn’t help me at all, other than the pills. Is there ... More

Anonymous posted in Child's Health Thursday

Sleeping and eating issues.

I have a two and a half year old and an almost four year old. They’ve been sharing a room for almost a year now. Recently they’re both suffering from sleep problems and eating issues. We can’t get them to eat much of anything. My husband and I are exhausted, so are they. They both walk are all day with dark circles under their eyes, neither one has half the energy they used to, and the emotion... More

  • Anonymous
    Thursday

    Oh that looks cool. Does it make sound or does it just change color? As far as not eating, I’ve never been one to push that they have to eat a certain amount. They are both expressing that they’re hungry and then when we sit down they refuse to eat anything. I’ve even stopped the “you have to eat what we eat” thing because I’m legitimately a little worried. We moved six months ago but I can... More

  • PK
    8m ago

    It has a buzzer and it changes color. You can turn the buzzer off though. I don’t really have advice for the food issue... as far as the sleep, I’m glad it worked out for your 2 year old. I only have an almost 3 year old so I don’t know what to say about your 4 year old. Could it possibly be teeth related too? 🤷🏻‍♀️ hopefully someone who has older kids could chime in with their experience

Gassyness

Anyone else have their little ones getting bad bellyaches from too much gas? My 4 yo little one has been having a lot of belly aches from gas to the point that she comes crying to me, and it’s just like an infant where the gas is trapped in her belly, (several of my little ones were very gassy infants). Usually I will lay with her and rub her belly until she “Toots” some, but does anyone else ... More

C posted in Child's Health Nov 03

Painless way to treat painful diaper rash?

Is there a product that helps with diaper rash pain, maybe a diaper rash cream that also soothes or reduces the pain? Or a technique to change diapers while minimizing pain associated with diaper rash? When my son’s diaper rash gets really bad, changing diapers is a traumatic experience for him. At its worst there can be deep redness and bleeding. Opening the used diaper and using wipes sends... More

  • Bethany
    Nov 03

    Huggies gave my daughter super bad rashes!

  • Jenn
    Nov 04

    Warm water wash, no baths, and petroleum jelly with or without aloe. Heals in a day and immediately relieves pain.

congested baby

anyone have any remedies for getting rid of nasal congestion? doctor recommended a humidifier. how much does it help?

  • Destin
    Nov 01

    Baby nose spray and a bulb is the best way to get out a lot of it. We also found an all natural eucalyptus and lavender rub that works wonders!! We just put it on her chest underneath her sleeper bc you don’t want them to rub it in their eyes or anything. It helped a whole lot!! Do not use Vick’s or any mentholated products though!!

  • Chris
    Nov 02

    The best stuff I have used was the boogie spray , humidifier, nose freida all work magic!

Motion Sickness Remedies

My LO is 17 months and seems to have developed motion sickness. In the last few weeks, she has thrown up 3 times in the car. Previous to this, she had thrown up once in the car her whole life. Any remedies that don't include drugs? TIA!!

  • Jennifer
    Oct 17

    I use seabands and they are a lifesaver. They really work.

  • Crystal
    Oct 17

    Mommy’s bliss gripe water works well for motion sickness contains ginger, can buy at target or Walmart or online, try to give it at least 20 mins prior to getting in car

Anonymous posted in Child's Health Oct 08

Food Poisoning or Stomach Virus?

Hey Everyone! How can you tell if your child has food poisoning or a stomach bug? My girl has been vomiting but has no fever..she is still her playful and happy self. You would never guess that something is going on until she throws up. Is it food poisoning or stomach virus?

  • Anonymous
    Oct 08

    It's hard to say, but I've never vomit with food poisoning or seen many other ppl vomit from food poison, it's usually coming out of the other end if you know what I mean... with stomach virus vomit is a more common symptom that I've experienced and seen others experience as well

C posted in Child's Health Oct 05

Foods or treatment for stomach virus in toddler?

Took my 1 year old to the children's ER for unexplained vomiting and diarrhea. The doctor's diagnosis is stomach virus and said nothing can be done except letting it run its course for the next 5 days. Absolutely nothing? Not even to quell the nausea, speed it along, or minimize the diarrhea? Did I just get a disinterested doctor or is chronic misery, vomiting, and watery crap all over... More

  • JEaton
    Oct 07

    My toddler is dealing with a virus as I write this (we're on day 4). There really isn't much you can do except keep your little one hydrated, eating bland foods a little bit at a time, and weathering the storm. *coming from the wife of a physician*

  • Sammie
    Oct 08

    Doctor is pretty much right. Though sometimes they prescribe zofran or something else for the nausea. They did that once for my son when he was a baby and ended up with a stomach bug. Though they gave me disolvable pills to cut in half for him, which was a pain because I also had to make sure he kept it in his mouth.

Anonymous posted in Child's Health Sep 25

Fever but just on the back of the body

My son is 2 years old and today started with a fever of 99.3 f° even with Motrin in his system, then 6 hrs after I gave him Tylenon and his temperature is 99.5 f° I'm a little worried because he doesn't have any other symptoms, he is not in pain, he keeps playing and acting normal but the back of his head, neck and back feels super hot, everything feels normal. His forehead feels normal... More

  • Kieli
    Sep 26

    Yes, does he have his 2 year old molars yet? If not may be teething

  • Anonymous
    Sep 26

    Thank you for the responses, he doesn't have the molars yet so that makes sense. Today my son woke up with no fever and looks fine so maybe the molars are coming. 😬

Anonymous posted in Child's Health Sep 23

21 month old not gaining weight!😔

Hi Parents, I need your advise/suggestions please... my 21 month old daughter has been stuck at the same weight of 19 lbs since she was 12 months old, her pediatrician says she is ok... but for some reason I'm worried cause I don't think it is normal. She is a toddler so she is very active and she is also a very picky eater. Did any of your kiddos go through this... I'm thinking of ... More

  • Anonymous
    Sep 24

    My son is 22 mo and has been the same as his 12 mo appointment weight!!!! He was a super fat baby so I feel like it’s now just filling in as he’s getting taller? My doctor didn’t seem incredibly concerned about it, she says toddler years are tough with weight- every kid is really different but as long as I make sure he’s eating enough and healthy then we won’t really worry. She said in the firs... More

  • Anonymous
    Sep 24

    Thank you! Glad to know my kiddo is not the only one :)

Anonymous posted in Behavior Sep 20

Baby Hair Regrowth

Help! I thought that my 5 month old baby was losing his hair, but caught him tugging and pulling his hair out at night. Since then, we've started using mittens and that seems to be helping, but now he has several bald patches on the back of his head :( Has anyone experienced this? Will hair grow back? Any tips on helping my little one speed up his hair growth?

  • Justyce
    Sep 22

    Coconut oil worked for my baby

  • Destin
    Nov 04

    My daughter had quite a bit of hair when she was born, a couple months later she had next to none...but she is one now and has a full head of hair again that keeps getting longer and longer! Babies sleep most of the time, so their hair just kinda falls out, sometimes creating what looks to be bald spots! But rest assured that it will grow back! And as they become more mobile and not sleeping ne... More

Help!! What are these?!

Both my kids have these. They don't seem like they are spreading or itchy, but one looked like it popped yesterday.

Anonymous posted in Child's Health Sep 18

Hand Foot Mouth Disease??

Not sure if my child has it or not. Not sure if he got it from his baby sister (almost 7months) Baby only had those red spots on her body a couple places. 2yr old had sore/bleeding/swollen gums. A blister on his tongue and still little red spots on his face and arms. He had a fever the first night also. He hasnt been eating very much of anything because his mouth hurts and so also not much ener... More

  • PK
    Sep 18

    It could be. Our whole house got it and my son actually recovered from it faster than my husband and I 😂. We were just told to take Tylenol and ibuprofen to manage pain and fever. To make sure we were drinking a lot of fluids since it might hurt to swallow anything. I would definitely talk to dr about it before taking my word, but we alternated Tylenol and ibuprofen because one medicine alone w... More

  • Anonymous
    Sep 18

    Thank you PK...im hoping us parents and nanny dont get it. But its been about 5days now, ive had a sore throat, but not sure if its from them. Hoping its nothing too serious.🤞

My 7 month old daughter is constipated a lot.

I have been trying everything from prune juice mixed with her formula to otc aids+ prebiotics. She is now afraid to poop and cries when having a bowel movement. What can I do and will this ease up?

  • Liya
    Sep 15

    Water helped our baby too. We would give .5- 2oz /day until it’s better and stayed away from oatmeal/cereal.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 15

    My daughter had this issue and her pediatrician advised us to give her a small amount of miralax a day to soften her stool and help her get back on track. We tried the prune juice and all of the other tricks in the book, nothing worked but that.

Anonymous posted in Child's Health Sep 09

Bug bite getting worse

My toddler had a bug bite (mosquitoe most likely) she won’t stop scratching it no matter how much I put on Anti-itch cream and now it looks like this, she has it on a few other spots on her body where she won’t stop itching it. I’ve tried mittens on her as well so it won’t get worse but nothing helps. Anyone know what it could be or what can help?

  • Anonymous
    Sep 11

    It use to be where a big bite was, after awhile the bug bite would swell down but she keeps itching it so that happens. It’s always where a bug bit her.

  • Cece
    Sep 19

    Hello, I am not a doctor and I don’t know for sure what exactly that is but I know one thing there’s this lemon balm I bought for my son when he caught something in school and it was really bad long story short I wanted to find something natural that would help instead of just taking him to the doctor because they just going to send you back home and recommend some over the counter stuff this i... More

Anonymous posted in Child's Health Aug 31

Toddler fever

Anyone’s LO have a fever for a few days with no other symptoms except loss of appetite? I took my 1 yr old to 2 doctors and both said viral 😩

  • Kieli
    Sep 02

    How high is the fever?

  • Ivana
    Sep 02

    Yes! Mine just had this the previous week. High fevers for three days and no other symptoms. We were told to alternate Tylenol and Motrin and it was lots of screen time so she’d be less active. Give pedialyte and do baths a little bit on the cooler side (but not much cooler so they don’t shiver). Hang in there, the fevers will break likely after the third day!

C posted in Child's Health Aug 31

Best way to treat carpet burns on toddler?

Our one year old has them on his cheeks, elbows, and knees. He's in no pain and five days later the burns on his knees and elbows are fading, but they're still visible on his cheeks. Recommendations?

  • Jenn
    Aug 31

    Agreed

  • Robert
    Sep 02

    As long as they don’t seem infected... Maybe some Vaseline.

C posted in Bottle Feeding Aug 30

Spit-up at age 1, something wrong?

My baby is now a toddler, just turned one this summer. He still drinks breastmilk supplemented with formula (trying to use up our stash) through a sippy cup. Occasionally, perhaps once every few days or weeks, he will spit up. Not much at all, and he doesn't seem bothered by it at all but still: Is it normal for him to still be spitting up at his age? If so, then at what age can I expect sp... More

  • Jenn
    Aug 31

    It is most likely that he drank too much or too quickly or that he may have gotten more air than normal. If he isn't bothered, then it isn't hurting him. Maybe try switching him to a sippy cup so that he is drinking slower.

  • Robert
    Sep 02

    Acid Reflux? Is he exclusively breast fed?

Sleep study for my two year old

I’m not sure what to expect and I’m really anxious about how he’s going to respond.

  • morgan
    Sep 05

    Hi there Laura! I just wanted to share my experience with my son! Now he was 3 when he had his done back in February! We arrived at like 7pm & we were able to bring snacks, water, books, and our iPad, and any toys! When it was time to lay down per the nurses, he got all hooked up, and I layed with him until he would fall asleep but every time something came unhooked or too much snot was ... More

  • Jared
    Sep 06

    My son had 2 sleep studies done at Children’s Hospital in Boston. Lots of probes and sticky stuff attached to his head. Only one parent allowed in the room overnight. He didn’t really like the probes on his face but once he was asleep it was fine. My wife didn’t get much sleep on the first study, but I was able to get a few hours on the second. There was a TV in the room, small hospital bed to ... More

Would CBD oil help my son?

I have a 10 1/2 year old son with Down Syndrome and atypical autism. What is the proper dosage of CBD oil? I have given it to him before. It calmed him down and he slept calmly through the night. The morning dosage caused drowsiness. I have also tried NEUROPROTEK. It was expensive and made him more focused, but nothing more. I would like to speak with a parent who has a child as my own, who ha... More

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