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10 month old baby congested from common cold. Won't sleep on flat surface n no swing. Is it safe to use carseat for 1 night next to couch?

10 month old baby congested from common cold. Won't sleep on flat surface n no swing. Is it safe to use carseat for 1 night next to couch?

It does have risks.: The academy of pediatrics recommends a flat surface to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (sids). A more important aspect of helping the child sleep would be nasal saline drops and suction 2 or 3 times per day, but not more frequently than this. Certainly children can sleep in a car seat for prolonged periods without issue, but there is a higher chance of sids which must be considered. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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My 10 month old baby has very thick toenails, like you'd see with arterial disease. He's had this since birth; what could cause this in an infant?

My 10 month old baby has very thick toenails, like you'd see with arterial disease. He's had this since birth; what could cause this in an infant?

See Your Doctor: Your 10 mos old has "very thick toenails since birth". Congenital anomalies of the nails, hair, skin, teeth can be caused by a group of genetic defects called Ectodermal Dysplasias, of which there are numerous types. Involved body parts can be poorly developed or absent. Nails can be thick, misshapen or rough but usually cause no problems. See your doctor for diagnosis, genetic history, & therapy. ...Read more

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Dosage of Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 14 lb infant? Ped prescribed my 10 month old Bromfed (brompheniramine) for her cough: dose is 1/2 tspn/4hrs. Def not the right dose for her.

Dosage of Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 14 lb infant? Ped prescribed my 10 month old Bromfed (brompheniramine) for her cough: dose is 1/2 tspn/4hrs. Def not the right dose for her.

See below: Per fda recs, no otc meds for kids under 4 year old let alone under 1 year of age! And as per these meds for your infant, I can't understand why your doc would do this period! cough meds are not beneficial especially in and infant and can, in fact, cause problems like increase the risk of developing a pneumonia. I would stop the med immediately! ...Read more

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Average sleeping time of an 9 month old infant?

Average sleeping time of an 9 month old infant?

About 16-18hours: Bed at 6:30pm, up 1 or 2 times to eat, up at about 6:30am. Then 2 naps, 1-2 hours long. Remember, early bedtime helps babies sleep better. ...Read more

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Was wondering how much sleep should an 8 month old infant get?

Was wondering how much sleep should an 8 month old infant get?

A lot: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in children provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps the body to grow and develop. This is why infants require so much sleep. ...Read more

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My one month old infant doesn't sleep well, he stayed up a lot lately. What can I do to help him get a good deep sleep and more?

My one month old infant doesn't sleep well, he stayed up a lot lately. What can I do to help him get a good deep sleep and more?

Baby sleep: There a lot of issues that can prohibit an infant from sleeping, from a multitude of GI issues to bad feeding schedules. Try "The Newborn Sleep Book" for some advice. ...Read more

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My 3.5 month old baby smiles and babbles the whole time but he does not laugh yet. Should I be worried? When do babies generally start to laugh?

My 3.5 month old baby smiles and babbles the whole time but he does not laugh yet. Should I be worried? When do babies generally start to laugh?

Laughing and babblin: Your son is doing just fine! Babbling responsively is the beginnings of verbal communication and probably more important than laughing. The deliciousness that is a baby's laugh is not far behind. It can be hard to wait. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your 10 month old infant has an ear infection?

How can you tell if your 10 month old infant has an ear infection?

Examination.: The only way to be sure a child has an ear infection is to look at the eardrum. See a doc and have this done, if your child is sick, please. ...Read more

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My 2 month old is fussy and has a lot of phlegm he has been able to sleep he has been coughing too can I give him some infant tylenol (acetaminophen)?

My 2 month old is fussy and has a lot of phlegm he has been able to sleep he has been coughing too can I give him some infant tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Not advised: Your baby may have an upper respiratory or lower respiratory infection. I would advise, baby nasal saline and gently removing the nasal mucus and checking the temperature.
If there is a temperature of 100.4 or more, please see your physician. T
If there is wheezing or a hacking cough, vomiting or any respiratory distress, please seek medical care from you pediatrician. ...Read more

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My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night. Is it normal? What r the possible reasons

My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night. Is it normal? What r the possible reasons

Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www. Nih. Gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more

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My babe (infant) she is 25 days old have heart defect she is sweating when she is sleeping, what is the reasons and the treatments, thanks?

My babe (infant) she is 25 days old have heart defect she is sweating when she is sleeping, what is the reasons and the treatments, thanks?

Sweating: Your child is sweating because of the increased metabolic rate if her heart. She should be under the care of a cardiologist, especially since she may need to be digitilized. ...Read more

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What month do a infant start rolling on side to sleep?

What month do a infant start rolling on side to sleep?

Accident/purposeful: Infants may flip occasionally from birth and fully roll with a purpose by 4 months. It has been found that side sleeping is just as risky as belly sleeping with relation to crib death. Always put them down to sleep on theit back, and re-position them if they roll to the side until at least 4 months. ...Read more

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Are baby warts serious on a 10 month old baby?

Are baby warts serious on a 10 month old baby?

Reply: Wart is usually a benign viral infection of the skin. Treatment varies with the part of body that has the warts. Usually in young infants observation is first choice. ...Read more

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What's the ideal weight for 10 month old baby? Mine is 8kg is it ok?

What's the ideal weight for 10 month old baby? Mine is 8kg is it ok?

Yes, babies differ: Males at ten month are between 8-10 1/2 kilos and females 7 1/2-10 1/2 kilos.
These figures are between the 5%-95% and all are normal. You cannot predict future weight or height by these weights in infancy. ...Read more

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What to give 10 month old baby for earache?

Ibuprofen, exam: For short term pain relief, Ibuprofen in appropriate doses helps. You can also provide a heating pad for baby to place his/her ear on & this seems to provide some relief. An office visit to identify a treatable cause during regular office hours would be ideal. ...Read more

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Peeling finger tips of a 10 month old baby..

Peeling finger tips of a 10 month old baby..

Sounds OK: Usually caused by a virus or from finger/thumb sucking. In rare cases it can be from a serious bacteria illness but that would accompany fever or other symptoms. If it's peeling alone, probably not a problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 10 month old baby to have asthma? Symptoms?

Is it possible for a 10 month old baby to have asthma? Symptoms?

Yes. Some risk: Factors in full-term babies are bronchiolitis in infancy, family history of asthma & allergies, early introduction of allergenic foods, sometimes from repeated exposure through breast milk, & environmental smoke. Asthma is characterized by recurrent wheezing caused by bronchial spasm in response to viral upper respiratory infections, allergens &/or irritants that responds to bronchodilators. ...Read more

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What to do if my 10 month old baby has blood coming from her vagina!?

What to do if my 10 month old baby has blood coming from her vagina!?

Trauma: Bloody vaginal discharge from the vagina of an infant is never normal, and is suggestive of some sort of trauma. Immediate evaluation by a medical facility is necessary. ...Read more

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What causes my 10 month old baby to have a persistent cough of over 3 weeks?

What causes my 10 month old baby to have a persistent cough of over 3 weeks?

Reflex activityd: Cough is a reflex that is caused by a message from the bronchial tube to the lower brain. It might be caused by an input message to the brain (e.g. Infection) or an unnecessary executive message from an irritable brain. Strangely enough it can be caused by sugar intake or even cow's milk. This is partcularly true if he coughs in his sleep without awakening. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to diet and lose 10 kg if I am breastfeeding a 10-month-old baby?

Is it okay for me to diet and lose 10 kg if I am breastfeeding a 10-month-old baby?

Yes: Yes but...You need to make sure you are still getting plenty of calories. I'd recommend doing the common sense things - eating healthy foods, exercising, but not going crazy with calorie restriction. ...Read more

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I have a 10 month old baby, should I take her to a doctor for a cold? Or only when a cough develops??

I have a 10 month old baby, should I take her to a doctor for a cold? Or only when a cough develops??

Not necessarily: A baby should be taken to the doctor when she/he has a high fever not coming down with tylenol or ibuprofen, a bad cough lasting several days, lack of appetite, lack of wet diapers, severe fatigue, or any other concerning symptoms. If baby simply has runny nose, mild cough, and otherwise is playing, happy and eating, no need to take her/him in to see doctor. ...Read more

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My baby 10 month old baby passing out 5 t 6 times stool a day from last 15 days is it normal? Stool is soft and various colors

My baby 10 month old baby passing out 5 t 6 times stool a day from last 15 days is it normal? Stool is soft and various colors

Observation: Your 10 month old baby has more frequent stools for 15 days. Your baby's stool is "soft and various colors". Changes in stool patterns in infants have numerous causes such as introducing new foods and infections. Minor viral head colds can also be responsible. The absence of fever, a good appetite, and lack of irritability is a good sign. See your doctor if fever or persistence beyond 3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a 10 month old baby she's not drinking as much as i'd like if tried water juice pedilite she just won't drink it any suggestions?

I have a 10 month old baby she's not drinking as much as i'd like if tried water juice pedilite she just won't drink it any suggestions?

Don't make problems: You failed to mention how much milk she is drinking. That may be the reason that she doesn't want or need fluids. At this point in her life it is more important for her to be eating solids anyway. ...Read more

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10 month old baby has stomach flue. What to do.?

10 month old baby has stomach flue. What to do.?

See a doctor soon: At this age the baby needs to be evaluated by their pediatrician. In the meantime frequent small amounts of clear fluid (water, electrolyte replacement for babies), 15 milliliters every 30 minutes. Don't worry about eating right now. Just clear fluids, no milk, just clear fluids. If your baby isn't producing 5 wet diapers in the day then off to the emergency room you go. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to diagnose a 10 month old baby for tourettes?

Can it be possible for you to diagnose a 10 month old baby for tourettes?

Criteria: Technically, according to dsm-5, to have tourette's the tics must persist for at least one year even if they come and go. A 10-month old cannot possibly have one year's worth of tics. So by definition, technically, the answer according to dsm-5 is, no. ...Read more

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Earache on 10 month old baby. What can I give her?

Earache on 10 month old baby. What can I give her?

Homeopathy and drops: Most doctors advise antibiotics for ear infections but research shows while they may relieve pain a bit sooner there is greater chance of recurrence. An old home remedy is crushing some garlic, warming it in olive oil and putting a few drops of the warm oil in her ear. My favorite treatment is homeopathy. Many mainstream pharmacies carry hyland's infant earache drops. See comment for more info:. ...Read more

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My 10 month old baby have smelly armpit. Is that normal?

My 10 month old baby have smelly armpit. Is that normal?

No, not normal: Bad body odors in infancy is not "normal". Is there just odor, or is there any type of associated rash or redness? Does the odor smell sweet, musty, rotten, or any other particular description? . If no rash, I'd start with using an antibacterial soap diluted in water and wash well twice daily. If ANY redness or whitish discharge present, I'd be suspicious for yeast and have that checked out by doc. ...Read more

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My 10 month old baby has bronchitis. What can I do to get rid of it?

My 10 month old baby has bronchitis. What can I do to get rid of it?

Time: Bronchiolitis (not bronchitis) goes away over time. In the meantime, watch out for very labored or rapid breathing, make sure he is drinking and wetting ok. If the breathing looks bad to you, call your doctor immediately. If he's breathing fine but coughing a lot, then that is what is expected in bronchiolitis. ...Read more

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My 10 month old baby has bronchitis. What can I do to help him get rid of it?

My 10 month old baby has bronchitis. What can I do to help him get rid of it?

Breathing treatments: True bronchitis is very rare in infants. It is more likely that there is a viral respiratory tract infection triggering air tube spasm that causes symptoms and may be an early sign of developing asthma. Breathing treatments can help make the diagnosis (if there is improvement) as well as making the baby feel better. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, is feeding my 10 month old baby boy lentils 5 times a week for lunch, or is this amount too much? Thank you

Hi doctors, is feeding my 10 month old baby boy lentils 5 times a week for lunch, or is this amount too much? Thank you

Lentils: Lentils is a fine food and as long as the baby hasn' t tired of eating them that's fine. Just remember lentils are heavy gas producers. ...Read more

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After a 10-month-old baby falls on a wire, a line of dent appears on the forehead after several days, will it heal eventually? Baby behaves normal.

After a 10-month-old baby falls on a wire, a line of dent appears on the forehead after several days, will it heal eventually? Baby behaves normal.

Skin wound: I think at the begining the area was swolled and red and now you see some line on the skin.
It will heal eventually. As long as baby is behaving normal, not to worry. ...Read more

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My 10 month old baby has a UTI this is his second time with UTI I change his diaper constantly always clean front first. Why could he have gotten uti?

My 10 month old baby has a UTI this is his second time with UTI I change his diaper constantly always clean front first. Why could he have gotten uti?

Need to see a doctor: Please take your baby to the doctor. Uti's in boys are quite unusual.

You will probably need to see a pediatric urologist. Also expect renal and bladder ultrasound, and probably a test called a VCUG (voiding cystourethrogram). ...Read more

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Is pear juice ok for a 10 month old baby with a fever?

Is pear juice ok for a 10 month old baby with a fever?

Pear juice can be OK: Any real fruit juice or puree should be ok with or without a fever. The main issues to consider: 1-too much sugar can lead to diarrhea if not eating regular food too, 2-kids might replace more nutritious food w juice, 3-if you are worried about dehydration, it is important to include a salt source with the sugar. As part of healthy diet, pear juice can be a nice source of vitamins and fiber! ...Read more

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When is a 10 month old baby's cough serious enough to call the doctor?

When is a 10 month old baby's cough serious enough to call the doctor?

Trouble breathing: When ever you think the baby is having any difficulty breathing or worsening of the symptoms. If you are worried, call your doc so they can see your baby. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of chest congestion in 10 month old baby?

What is the best way to get rid of chest congestion in 10 month old baby?

Supportive care: Chest congestion in an infant or young child can be a very frustrating symptoms to treat. Over the counter cough and cold medicine are not recommended for children under the age of four. Often you can provide some relief with nasal saline sprays and suction of the nose, vapor rubs on the chest and a cool mist humidifier in the room. If things worsen, make an appointment to see the pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 10 month old baby passing out stool 5 to 6 times a day. Is it normal? Stool is soft sometimes yellow sometimes green?

My 10 month old baby passing out stool 5 to 6 times a day. Is it normal? Stool is soft sometimes yellow sometimes green?

How fed????: Breast fed infants may stool a every feeding or once a week. If it is soft it is not constipation. If formula fed, the pattern is more likely to be a few daily or at least every other day. If stools are soft & baby feeds well & plays, there is no reason to be concerned. If a poor feeder & not wetting diapers at least every 6 hours, I would have her checked.Stool color varies thru greens-yellow-brown ...Read more

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My 10 month old baby pass the stool 6-8 times in a day from past few days n poo is not runny its just normal. What should I do.?

My 10 month old baby pass the stool 6-8 times in a day from past few days n poo is not runny its just normal. What should I do.?

May be normal: That may be normal. The stool may change depending on what your child is eating from day to day. I would only be concerned if he is having more than 4-5 watery stools per day, or if they are very hard. ...Read more

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