My daughter is 5 years old and every time she gets a cough it lingers for weeks and sometimes even months! And during that time she will go through a period of coughing all night long every single night, it is awful! I feel so bad because she will cough and then cry and say she is so tired and cannot sleep because of her cough and since she is up all night that means I’m up all night, we are ex... More
Hi I just noticed my 1 year old son has very red hands and feet. He seems fine otherwise they don’t seem to bother him just wondering if anyone knows the cause? He has been sick for the past week or so and he seems to be feeling better the past 2 days. Something I should be concerned about?
Hey y’all I’m freaking out. I accidentally gave .5 ml of Zarbees nighttime cough syrup bc I thought it was the infant zarbees (I didn’t know we had adult zarbees, so I got the bottles mixed up). It’s not a full dose but it has honey and melatonin and my wife freaked out when she realized I gave our 8 month old a syrup with honey and melatonin. should I be worried??? How will I know if it’s o... More
We’re staying with my 16 month old’s grandparents for the holidays, three and a half weeks. I already wanted to take my kid and leave by Day 5. For weeks I’ve told the grandparents what is safe or healthy to feed my son at his age. I’ve told them what he needs, how much sleep, why he needs this, etc. I find myself repeating this daily. I’ve also demonstrated the right things to do over and ove... More
Any tips or experiences to share? I’m resigned to the fact that my 1 year old will not be eating as healthy as he usually would during the holidays, when he’ll be with grandparents who have been looking forward to feeding him every indulgent treat. We’re already seeing the folks as I type this, and despite all my precautions and requests, they’ve already fed him cheesecake and deep fried food... More
My son keeps getting these raised white bumps all over his body. It usually happens after we take his clothes off and he runs around. These happened after he got out of bed. We can’t seem to pin point what’s wrong, they don’t hurt him because we’ve poked and prodded and he’s fine.
What are tips, habits you use to help prevent your child catching sickness from daycare? Especially during this time of year it seems more and more kids are getting sick and passing it along to the other kids at daycare/preschool. Are there helpful preventatives for babies and toddlers?
I tell people my now 15 month old has been refusing to sleep since he was a young baby. They say he’ll pass out once he’s too tired, and then I know they are underestimating my situation, because this has never happened in his post newborn life. He will literally blast past nap times, sleep time, grow dark circles under his eyes, rub his eyes till they're red, get slow and cranky, even melt... More
My one month old baby gags and coughs and usually has wet burps. I thought i was colic at-first because he kept us up at night but am giving him colic drops and it doesn’t seem to work. His stomach gurls a lot and he licks his lips like he’s thirsty he been gaining a lot of weight so i dont know if this is reflux. But when he cries he calms downs and then suddenly scream cries. What should i do... More
So weird but he has cradle cap!!! It’s not dandruff he says it doesn’t itch - he’s never scratching his head but it’s definitely cradle cap (he had it as a baby too so I know what it looks like). I’ve tried the oil scalp massage but results are short lived. I’ve never known anyone older than 1 who has cradle cap!
My almost 2 year old was diagnosed with pneumonia on Monday and he’s been on antibiotics since. His symptoms have greatly improved and he’s no longer wheezing just has a cough, and him and his brother are dying to get outside. It’s finally not raining and I’m tempted to do it but I don’t want him to get really sick again. What would you guys do?
My daughter has recently turned 7 and has been up and down with bed wetting issues for several years. She’s currently in a pattern where she’s wetting the bed most nights to some extent. She’s had a history for her entire life with constipation and we’ve gone through treatments over the past few years and her doctor has stated that this can contribute to bed wetting. I’ve read the same. We make... More
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
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
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
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?
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