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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can a 6 month old baby have hayfever already?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
6m=irritant congestn: A 6m kid will respond to cigarette smoke, hair spray, cleaning fumes, perfume etc. The same way you do except it is worse for them. The irritant quality often makes kids snooty & they have a hard time getting the stuff sneezed out since they have minimal sneezing power. Often these irritants stay weeks inside their nose unless you wash them out with saline.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

My 6 months old baby is sweating always why?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Many Possibilites: A baby wearing too many layers of clothing will sweat. Your baby only needs one extra layer of clothing compared to an adult. Also babies are very sensitive to heat and humidity. However if your child is sweating especially during feedings, not feeding well and not growing well- make sure she/he is evaluated by a pediatrician. These symptoms together may suggest a heart problem.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Could you know what the milestones of a 6 month old baby are?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Because implicit: memory begins at 5 months, learned behaviors begin at 6 months. Babies who fall asleep in their own cribs without a "sleep association" settle back to sleep if they night wake. Socially, they have stranger anxiety. They lift their arms to be picked up, effective non-verbal communication. They inhibit a behavior to "no" & re-direction. They babble in "strings" (da-da-da-da) & have a raking grasp.
A 37-year-old female asked:

What is the correct temperature for a 6 month old baby?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
37.5 C: 37.5 C rectal is a normal temperature for a baby.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What should I feed my four to six month old baby?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Breast milk, formula: Breast milk or formula will provide all the nutrition your baby needs at this age. Your feeding schedule will probably be more predictable with five or six feedings per day. Your baby should feed enough to wet a diaper every six hours or more. A few ounces of water or half strength apple juice may be an interesting diversion for a baby at this age.
A 31-year-old female asked:

Can you use vaporub on 6 month old baby ?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Yes: There was a recent study that demonstrated a benefit with the use of vaporub. You should place a small amount on the child;s chest.

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