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Gentle Solution For Thumb Sucking Habit In Children

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Pacifiers and bottles: First, take a deep breath and realize that this habit may stop on its own. If you want to be proactive, often the easiest way to minimize sucking is simply to restrict access.

Limit­ing the pacifier to the crib or bed is one way to cut down on its. If your child asks for it, tell her she needs to be in her bed when she uses it. Some toddlers will ask to go to their beds in order to have a little time with their pacifiers.

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To cut down on bottle use, slowly scale back until you are giv­ing only one bottle per day. Make this the bottle that your child is most attached to — usually the one that she drinks from early in the morning or before bed at night. Let her know that she can have milk out of a bottle during that one time, but the rest of the day she must drink it out of a cup.

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Help Your Child Cope With Nursemaid’s Elbow

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With nursemaid’s elbow, the end of one of the bones in the forearm (the radius) moves out of its usual position in the elbow. The head of the radius is normally held in place by a piece of tis­sue called the annular ligament When a toddler is pulled by the wrists and hands, the trajectory of the force pulls the annular ligament over the head of the radius and into the joint space, causing nursemaid’s elbow.

This can happen when you are trying to help your child stand, when you grab her hand to cross the street, when you try to prevent a fall, or when you play games involving lifting and swinging.

 

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If your child has nursemaid’s elbow, she will hold her arm in a very specific position: slightly bent at the elbow, hanging by her side, palm facing her belly. She will refuse to use that arm, even to reach out for her favorite food or toy. If she tries to use it, she will probably cry or wince in pain.

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Remove Foreign Body From Child’s Nose

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A foreign body is anything not organic to the human body: a toy, a piece of wadded-up newspaper, or a bead. Even something technically organic, such as a pea, is considered a foreign body since it’s not supposed to be lodged in the nose.

 

Toddlers put all sorts of things up their noses. Even if your child does not seem bothered, these objects can eventually cause problems and must be removed.

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Sometimes objects end up in the nose accidentally. For instance, an object can become lodged in the nose after a fall.

 

Objects can also wind up in the nose thanks to friends or sib­lings. As a result, the answer to the question “Did you put some­thing up your nose?” may be a truthful “No,” even though an object is stuck in there.

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Medical Treatments For Teething Problems In Children

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There are three types of medical treatments for teething: topical medications, oral medications, and alternative remedies.

 

Topical treatments for teething are liquids or gels rubbed on the gums to soothe them. Their ingredients — such as salicylic acid, lignocaine, tannic acid, menthol, thymol, glycerol, and ethanol — reportedly reduce swelling and pain.

However, there is little data about how well these treatments work. In addition, they work only for a very short time, and it is probably the act of massaging them on the gums that helps the most.

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Oral pain relievers come in two main types: acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin). “Baby aspirin” is a mis­nomer and should never be given to infants or children.

It has been associated with Reye’s syndrome, an illness involving liver failure and brain disease. There are certainly stronger prescription pain relievers (such as codeine), but teething pain never warrants anything so potent.

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