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Pediatric FAQS

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What should be the necessary vaccinations for my child?

Per the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), the following schedule is necessary for children:
National Immunization Program:
• At Birth – Tuberculosis (BCG), Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), Hepatitis B -1
• At 6 weeks – Diphtheria w1 (DTP), OPV1
• At 10 weeks – DTPw2, OPV2
• At 14 weeks – DPTw3, OPV3
• 9 months – Measles
• 15 month and 5 yrs MMR and Chicken Pox

• 18-24 months – DTPw B1, OPV B1 (Booster)
• 5 years - DTB2, OPVB2
How ever the additional vaccinations are as follow
Rotavirus oral

To prevent against Rota viral infection two to three doses along with DPT/Polio

• Pneumococcal Vaccination :To prevent against pneumococcal pneumonia 3 doses and a booste along with DPT vaccination

• Hepatitis A 2 doses at one year and 2nd dose six months later.
• Beside these additional vaccination for Flu, Meningococcal and Rabies ( in special situations)

Consult your Pediatrician for details.


How can I toilet train my child?

Most children aren’t toilet trained until the age 2.5 – 3 years, which is when the child starts having daytime bladder control.

➢ Use a treat/reward based system. Every time use the toilet, give them a reward. Don’t yell or scold them if they soil their pants. That may lead to frustration and fear in the child
➢ Place the equipment( Toilet seat) at an easy-access area for you just in case you don’t get any fore warning.
➢ If you are using a potty-chair, let your child get comfortable with the chair, practice sitting down and getting up.
➢ Next time your child uses a diaper, dump the stool in the toilet in front of your child for them to understand that’s where poop goes.
➢ Have your child wash her/his hands every time they get off the potty, even if they haven’t done anything.
➢ Heap a lot of praise with physical hugs and whoops every time they use the potty.
Not all children get trained at the same rate . Do not compare and punish your children if they spoil their pants.

Are fluoride-based toothpastes safer for my baby?

It isn’t recommended to use fluoride-based toothpaste for children less than the age of 3. While some component of fluoride is ideal for making sure your child grow strong teeth, tap water normally has that content. If using fluoride-based toothpaste, supervise your child’s brushing to make sure they don’t swallow extra toothpaste and only use a pea sized amount. 

How can I teach my child to be more clear in his/her speech?

After showing your child to a doctor to rule out any speech impediments, there are a few ways to make sure they are clear in their speech:
➢ Everyday practice reading a story out loud. Make sure it’s fun and engaging to not bore the child. Saying the words out loud will help the child form the words clearer.
➢ Talk to your child to find out any underlying cause such as shyness or anxiety
➢ Tell your child every time his/her speech is unclear. Make them aware of their speech patterns
➢ Create a visual cue such as raising your eyebrows or tapping the side of your mouth so your child knows he/she is not clear in their speech without embarrassing them in front of others
➢ If your child is inclined, sign them for local theatre or debate so they are in positions which need them to have a clear speech.
➢ Be encouraging and patient with your child 

Is it safe to give a pacifier to your child?

It is safe to give a pacifier to your child up to 4 years to avoid problems with dental formation. There are many pros and cons of using a pacifier and the choice is up to you. The best natural pacifier is a piece of cut and washed carrot. every time give a new piece. It is not necessary to give a pacifier.

How often should I take my 7-year-old for a check-up?

Unless your child is complaining of symptoms or showing signs of any sickness, seeing your doctor once or twice a year is adequate. Most schools have a medical record & check-up of their own which needs to be updated with your personal pediatrician. It bis also necessay to check their Teeth, Hearing and Vision once a year. 

Is it safe to take my newborn in an airplane?

New born are prone to catch infections if they go in public places. As a newborn’s immune system is still developing, it is preferable to take a newborn in an airplane not before 4– 6 months. If it’s an emergency, it is strongly suggested that the baby needs to be at least 2 months before flying. The policy in Indian airline carriers is 7 – 14 days of age. Please do not let any body touch or kiss your new born and take strict hygeinic precautions. 

When is it the right time to schedule a dental visit for my child?

Most dentists recommend the first visit should be at age 1 or within 6 months after the first tooth comes out.
You should start brushing their teeth once the first tooth comes.


What should be the frequency of meals for my 3-year-old child?

Apart from the standard breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is suggested that if the meals are 3-4 hours apart, then there should be mid break snack to maintain the energy and nutritional needs of the child. A couple of slices of apple an hour and a half before lunch will decrease the need for a sugary snack. 

"If oral polio is missed, is it possible that my child can get polio?"

Missing one dose, while not recommended, does not equate to your child getting polio. However, you need to make sure you don’t skip any further doses.

Can eye checkups for my child be painful?

: In the eye checkup, your doctor will ask your child to recognize letters, colors and shapes. They may need to use eyedrops, but it isn’t painful. There might be slight discomfort (a stinging sensation) but that’s only for a few seconds. It is advisable to get your child eye sight checked once a year or if you are worried or concerned. 

If my child gets cough, is it necessary to get an X-ray done?

It is generally not necessary to have chest Xray with every time your child has cough but in prolonged cough or associated with respiratory distress or fever Chest Xray is advisable.Depending on the type and characteristics of the cough, your pediatrician will ask for an x ray. In a country like India, where T.B (Tuberculosis) is so widespread, a lot of doctors ask for an X ray as a precautionary measure. 

Is it safe to clean my child's ears with cotton buds?

One should never use a cotton bud for the ear canal of a child; the eardrum is delicate and can be ruptured.The cotton bud only pushes the wax in and does not help bringing it out. Do not put cotton buds in the ears. If the buildup of the wax is troubling, show it to your doctor and if they agree, they will remove it. You can use cotton buds to clean the outer ear, along the outline of the ear with warm water or oil. 

"Are antibiotics safe for children?"

Antibiotics are safe for children. However, the dosage depends on the body weight of the child and it must be prescribed by a pediatrician after a thorough clinical examination and detailed medical investigations.


How can I treat constipation?

After your doctor, has seen your child and prescribed the type and strength of laxatives they might need, they are certain things you can help to prevent constipation:

➢ Increase the fiber in your child’s diet. A fiber based diet leads to healthy bowel movement.
➢ Choose a toilet time; be it after breakfast or before school but scheduling a time everyday gives your child a healthy bowel movement.
➢ Make sure they are drinking enough water (for instance, for children between 5-7, 1 liter is adequate)
➢ Develop a reward system for your child’s good toilet habits without scolding the bad ones. Positive reinforcement helps create healthy bowel movements.  

"My 10-year daughter is having frequent nose bleeds. What should be done to prevent it?"

Nosebleeds are common for children between the ages of 3 – 10. They are mostly due to nose picking or dry air. Nasal hygeine should be maintained.

There are certain ways one can try preventing it:

➢ Keep your child’s nails short and clean. Try to break their nose digging habits.
➢ Rinse your child’s passage with saline water
➢ If your house is dry, use a cool-mist humidifier in your rooms


"My 4-year-old is refusing to eat solid foods, please suggest an alternative."

There is no substitute for solid foods so you should talk to your pediatrician to figure out how to introduce solid food in your child’s diet. Meanwhile, you can try making healthy broths with noodles, or smash your protein based meal into a semi solid state. Make fruit-based smoothies such as banana-peanut butter which are nutritionally-packed. Do not use substitue or snacks if your child does not eat food. If your child is growing well then do not force feed them .


How can I tackle my child's obesity?

Talk to your doctor about your child’s health issues frankly. Obesity is a serious condition that must be dealt with effectively and gently

➢ Talk to your child about the future diet restrictions. Children never like feeling like they’re different and having an open communication between you and your child will help in understanding the changes in their lifestyle.
➢ Lead by example. Adopt a healthy lifestyle for the family as moral support
➢ Don’t keep any junk food at home.
➢ Choose a fun exercise for your child. Be it swimming, cycling or dance, choose something your child will fall in love with and not feel like it’s a chore.
➢ Don’t reward their good behavior with food. Rather, make itan outing or a hike or toy.
➢ Get a little treat occasionally.
➢ Don’t scold or yell if the child has been cheating on his/her diet. Talk to them and reinforce positive body goals (Such as to be fit rather than thin)
Remember TV or computer/mobile are weight making machine they should physical exercise and avoid all snacks .


How frequent should I schedule follow-ups for my child?

Depending on your pediatrician and the health status of your child, the visits may vary.

• Ideally, an infant under the age of 6 months goes for a monthly visit
• Children between 6 months to 2 years should go every 3 months
• Children between 2 to 5 years should go every 6 months
• Children above the age of 5 years should go once a year
It is necessary to see your doctor as early as possible if any thing is changing unusually like their behavior,, growth or having frequent headaches or recurrent infections. ,


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