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11 Month Old Baby Waking Up Crying
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
Are eggs really safe for 11 month old baby? What are the things to consider in feeding babies with eggs?
Eggs and Babies: I guess your baby is close to 1 yr by which eggs can be fed safely. Egg whites cause allergy (protein) than yolk which mainly has fats. Start w small amount yolk of hard boiled egg if your baby doesnt have any sign of allergies already, like eczema, asthma or strong family history, u can try a small amt of a hard boiled egg. Add white later. Expect baby to spit egg initially, as they acquire taste ...Read more
My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?
Keep him safe in car: At four months he is too young for a real temper tantrum. While he may get agitated by the car seat's restrictive environment, his safety in the car is paramount for him to be transported in any other way in the car. You may want to have someone else sit beside him not to make him so lonely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dose of acetaminophe: The dose is 0.8 ml of drops, can be given every 4 hours if needed for temp. ...Read more
Infant waking in the middle of the night crying then vomiting several times. No fever. 3 months old. Appears alright after vomiting.?
We have a month old infant who is gassy. We do our best to aggresively make him burp but within an hour after feed, he gets up crying from gas pain. Are there any other remedies?
Some possibilities: Babies swallow air- when they eat, suck or cry. During feedings, try to burp him in between every ounce, or between nursing on each side. Hold him upright (on your shoulder) for 15-20 minutes after feedings to help allow the air to rise up and escape, and not get trapped under the milk. Try a lactose free formula. Try simethicone (gas drops for infants). Check with your doctor if this continues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?
Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too.. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more
Why does my three-week old son's tear come out from his right eye all the time even though he is not crying? My three-week old son has tear coming out of his right eye since he was born. I was told that it is common for infant and it will be gone later. B
Sounds : Sounds like a blocked tear duct. These generally resolve spontaneously and need to be addressed if it does not resolve after year 1. Seeing, your pedeatrician or ophthalmologist can provide you with guidance and reassurance and follow up care as necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
~10th percentile: His weight is a little below the 10th percentile. What is his height (length)? Knowing this percentile would help determine if his weight is much lower than his height, or is his height also about 10th percentile (a more normal pattern). It would also be helpful to know if he has always been along the 10%tile for weight his whole life or not. ...Read more
11 month old baby gets up once a night for a bottle. How do I break this habit and get her to sleep through the night?
Gradual reduction: If you begin reducing the volume of the night feed & shift over to water, you will eliminate the "feeding clock" effect that gets baby up for a feed. Within 2 wks you should have a baby that may alert at night but won't be trained to seek a meal & should be able to self settle in the night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 11 month old baby boy's fontenell closed early @ about 6months & he has a dent in the top of his head. Is this cause for concern?
Dent really AF?: Are tey sure te "dent" i snot his fontanelle. Otherwise, if the fontanelle closed early but head circumference is still increasing appropriately and he's developing fine, not to worry. However, if above is true of head looks "mis-shapen", need further evaluation to see if the early closure is affecting appropriate brain growth/development. ...Read more
You don't!: Babies are quite amazing they will usually only eat as much as their body tells them. Your job is to offer and make foods available so they can eat when they need to. They regulate themselves better then we do. ...Read more
I have an 11 month old baby and she wakes up thru the night more then two-three times for formula is this normal ? Shell be one soon.
Pattern feeder: As long as you feed her at night she will follow a feeding clock that wakes her up to feed at night.If you drop the volume gradually and move to only water at night, she will replace the lost calories with more day feeding.At some point she will stop waking to feed, but might wakee for comfort/contact.If you let her stir/fuss foe 5min before you check her, she will quit this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: There is no correct answer because the nutritional needs of each child varies. However, if you find that you have to encourage your child to eat their food, they are most likely not hungry and you should stop.For more specifics, ask you pediatrician. ...Read more
Lid hygiene: I recommend lid hygiene for your baby. To do this, use cotton balls and baby shampoo, wipe the debris away from the eye and wash four times a day. Also use cold compresses for comfort four times a day. If there is a stye or hordeolum, use hot compresses to assist with drainage. If there is purulent drainage/crust then your baby can benefit from erythromycin ointment which is by prescription. ...Read more
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