I came across this link today . . . just wondered what everyone's thoughts were :)
My son is 16 months. Here's what he had today:
whole milk in his sippy
we skipped morning snack today b/c he slept in (!), but he ususally has yogurt, raisins, or dry cereal (depending on bfast)
PB&J on oat bread
a few bites of dh's leftover lasagna
crackers with hummus (today was tomato & basil, but he also likes parm cheese and...
Honestly? No, I don't think it's dangerous. A concussion is a result of a blow to the head. Most little kids love being spun around like that, they dig that dizzy feeling.
As a side note, I would think your vomiting after spinning rides as a child was a result of "motion sickness" and your inner ear going all crazy. I have never heard of it being from a trauma.
The last I had read, the pneumococcal vaccine protects against a very small % of ear infections. Yes, the bacteria can infect the ear, but my understanding was that it is usually responsible for recurring infection, not a single instance. It's not even FDA approved as a vaccine for ear infections. I think I would call and ask if you can hold off for 3 days or so and come back in for a recheck.
How long did you try prevacid? It takes a full week to work usually. Also, how were you giving it? It has to be given on a totally empty stomach and the stomach needs to remain empty for 30 after giving it. He is "just" screaming, or does he have other issues that make you think reflux?
Is his poop mucusy or bloody? Those are usually tell tale food allergy issues. With just green poop, I'm with you, foremilk/hindmilk issues. I never did get that issue solved...
I would not be doing this with my 15 month old, but only because he is still putting everything in his mouth. Rocks, sticks, whathaveyou. If I wasn't worried about choking, I would have no issues. I think it's great! It's fun to watch them gain a bit of independence, isn't it?
I started doing some "containment practice" I guess, for lack of a better phrase. I started when DS was about 6 months old. I really wanted him to be able to be in his pack and play for 5 minutes without screaming so I could go to the bathroom, run up/down stairs and get something, clean up a mess, use the oven, whatever. We started with just short little times in there. I would put him in and dance with him or sing (badly ;) ) or we would pass the ball back and...