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What are the best ways to play with my 5-month-old?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Make the baby happy: Three to six month old babies like to play. Activities that make a baby smile are good to continue, such as holding/cuddling the baby, gently teasing the baby with a stuffed toy, singing a song to the baby, talking to the baby, a brief baby massage, playing peek-a-boo, etc.
Dr. Victoria Acharya
Specializes in Pediatrics
Have fun!: At this age, babies are very social, and enjoy responding and commenting with babbling. Many babies enjoy interacting with a "baby" in a mirror. They may enjoy looking for a hidden object over and over. Be careful to select toys that require baby to be active, as opposed to one that exposes a moving circus and then explodes all on its own after the parent touches a single button.

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A 26-year-old female asked:

Nural visus in a 5 month old how to best treat them?

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Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 55 years experience
Treat dehydration: I think you mean "nora virus". Nora virus causes epidemic of gastroenteritis (stomach flu) with vomiting and diarrhea. A 5 month old infant is very vulnerable to dehydration with vomiting and diarrhea. Watch out for the signs of dehydration such as no or infrequent urination, dry mouth, sunken eyes, cold and clammy hands and feet. With these signs, you should take your child to the nearest er asap.
Last updated Dec 28, 2014


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