1. What is the infant’s Motrin or Tylenol dose?
This is one of the most searched questions because specific information is so hard to find. Unfortunately, we will not be able to resolve this for you. Because each case is unique and babies and young children respond differently to medication, we recommend that you contact a physician for assistance. It is also the standard guide from brands such as Motrin (ibuprofen) and Tylenol (acetaminophen), especially for infants younger than six months.
Infant dose is typically based on weight, but age can be used if necessary. Always follow the dosing instructions that come with the medicine or refer to your doctor. Infant Motrin provides dosing information for children up to 23 months. However, Tylenol users should consult their physician for dosage information for all children under 24 months and less than 24 pounds.
Infant Motrin Dosing card
2. What are the symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)?
According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms of RSV include a runny nose or nasal congestion, dry cough, low fever, sore throat and mild headache. More extreme cases can show severe cough, high fever, wheezing, rapid or difficult breathing and bluish skin color. Because an infant cannot tell you how they feel, look for low or fast breathing, lack of appetite, lethargy and irritability.
3. Why are baby walkers banned?
Contrary to many people’s beliefs, baby walkers are not banned in the United States. Canada banned baby walkers in 2004, and although the American Academy of Pediatrics has urged America to follow suit, it has not happened yet. Instead of a direct ban, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) drew up a laundry list of new safety standards.
These guidelines are intended to mitigate the dangers of baby walkers. These dangers include falling and accessing objects and areas that babies should not be allowed to navigate on their own. Think pools, fireplaces and countertops that can contain dangerous or toxic things. According to the CPSC, nearly 15,000 infants under the age of 15 months were treated for walker-related injuries between 2004 and 2008. And eight children lost their lives in the same period.
4. When is it safe for a baby to sleep on his stomach?
The general consensus is that if your baby can turn around on his stomach during sleep, leave it alone. This usually happens around 6 months. However, you should always put your baby to sleep on his back until he is at least 1 year old.
5. Can Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) be prevented?
There is no way to completely eliminate the danger of SIDS. But there is a lot you can do to reduce risk factors. Here are some general guidelines:
- Do not smoke in the home or around the baby.
- Do not sleep with the baby in a bed or in a chair.
- Do not put pillows, blankets, bumpers or other things in the cradle with the child.
- Do not let the baby sleep on his stomach.
6. When (at what age) is the highest risk of SIDS?
The risk of SIDS is highest between 1 and 4 months of age, and it peaks between 2 and 3 months.
7. Which baby monitor has the best picture / longest area?
There are a number of baby monitors to choose from, and if range or image clarity is the most important factor for you, be sure to compare it when conducting your research. The baby monitor with the longest range on our baby monitor’s buying guide is VTech DM221 Digital Audio Baby Monitor. VTech has a range of 1,000 feet. When it comes to the screen with the best image, our choice is it Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor. It has a full color LCD display measuring 3.5 inches.
8. What are the best baby monitors in 2018?
Before buying a baby monitor, each parent should identify which aspects are most important to them. We selected the best baby monitors based on features, price, range, audio and video clarity and customer reviews. Some things to consider include: How long will the screen last? Can it work later as a nanny? Is technology the most up-to-date? What are the risks of using a Wi-Fi baby monitor?
9. What are the best baby protection products in 2018?
It’s hard to say definitively what the best baby protection products are, but here are some products that we consider necessary when you childproof your home.
- Cabinet and drawer locks
- Outlet covers
- Baby porte
- Stove buttons
- Toilet seat locks
- Swivel knob cover
- Furniture straps
10. What are the safest car seats in 2018?
Make sure you choose a rear-facing car seat that meets or exceeds Federal Crash Test Standards, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for Child Retention Systems, and Federal Motor Vehicle Standards for flammability of interior materials. Also look for car seats that have been tested for side impact. And if you travel, you will want one that is certified for use in aircraft. SafeWise made recommendations for car seats for 2018 based on these criteria plus features, comfort, price, function and customer satisfaction.