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when do two to four month old babies typically get sick?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Immunity: A baby is seldom ill in the first few months of life. Much of mother's immunity transfers to the baby providing temporary protection that begins to wear off by three months. At this point, we begin to see fever, congestion, or diarrhea as a sign of babies new susceptibility to viruses.
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Sick in 2-4 months: Anytime at any age, sickness can occur. Just observe, head elevation if cough occurs, tylenol every 4 hrs for pain, temp. If appears ill or in distress, a pediatrician should check since they are smaller, younger and more vulnerable to getting ill.

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A 36-year-old female asked:

When do babies laugh for the first time? She's 4 months old and smiles all the time.

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Baby is well & happy: Smiling or laughing is a sign of content and in a baby, it suggests she is feeling well/happy. We don't really know exactly when baby purposefully smiles, but often by 2 months, baby interacts with others, cooing, giggling, smiling, and crying too. So, my guess is around 2 months, some may do earlier, some later. Congrats on the baby. Baby=miracle of life. Enjoy and good luck.

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