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13 month old son has been constipated since birth. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stools are soft but hard to pass. He screams in pain, cries & grunts when pooping.

13 month old son has been constipated since birth. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stools are soft but hard to pass. He screams in pain, cries & grunts when pooping.

Needs specialist: If the stools are soft and your son is still crying in pain with bowel movements, a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist (specialist in stomach and bowel problems) is in order. It is possible that there is an anatomical problem which is interfering with normal stooling. Ask your primary doctor if a referral is needed. ...Read more

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How can I help my 13 month old get sleep with congestion?

How can I help my 13 month old get sleep with congestion?

Humidity & your lap: A toddler with congestion will struggle to breath through their nose even though it is plugged with mucous. Do a steam treatment in the shower/bathroom or run a cool mist humidifier next to the bed. Encourage lots of fluids - all these things will keep the mucous thin. Also, they'll sleep better elevated, which is why they like to sit up in your lap and sleep on the recliner with you! ...Read more

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What number of calories should a 13 month old boy be eating?

What number of calories should a 13 month old boy be eating?

Usually don't: Count calories in a 13 month old. If he is normal size, then let him eat as much as he wants. Do not regularly give him low calorie or low fat products. Almost 100% of the time, he will eat the right amount of food that he needs to grow properly. ...Read more

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What amount of dosage can a 13 month old take of amoxicillin?

What amount of dosage can a 13 month old take of amoxicillin?

The amt prescribed: The dosage of this antibiotic varies with the weight of the patient and the problem being treated. This is information the prescribing physician should have and would use to decide. ...Read more

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What are the possible reasons behind bad breath in a 13 month old child?

What are the possible reasons behind bad breath in a 13 month old child?

Vague: That is a tough question to answer without having some sort of history. Health of child, breathing issues, formula. I would call you pediatrician or dr. Asap. ...Read more

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Could anyone give me any fitness tips where I can involve my 13 month old son?

Could anyone give me any fitness tips where I can involve my 13 month old son?

Walk; ride a bike: You can walk pushing him in a stroller or ride a bike with him strapped in a seat attached to your bike. ...Read more

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Why does my 13 month old get sick from regular milks but likes low fat dry milk?

Why does my 13 month old get sick from regular milks but likes low fat dry milk?

Processing: Regular milk may have more hormones and pesticides in it. Powdered milk is processed differently ad clearly she processes it differently as well. I am not a big fan of milk in general and would suggest trying other milks like almond, rice, and coconut so you have more options. ...Read more

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13 month old has been sick for a few days, and is now running a temperature of 39.6. Should we go to emergency?

13 month old has been sick for a few days, and is now running a temperature of 39.6. Should we go to emergency?

High Temperature: Yes if you can not get to babies pediatrician than it will be ok to take the baby to emergency department other option is to call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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13 month old with strep and pneumonia. How can I get her to eat? Should I be worried about her being hospitalized?

13 month old with strep and pneumonia. How can I get her to eat? Should I be worried about her being hospitalized?

PNEUMONIA: As long as she is drinking well, taking her meds, she will be ok. Don't force her too much to eat, then she will vomit and be sicker. If big issue, talk to her pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 13 month old drank a couple sips of dog water that has been sitting out back. What r the chances he will get sick? What should I do?

My 13 month old drank a couple sips of dog water that has been sitting out back. What r the chances he will get sick? What should I do?

Live: Doctors do not predict illness. Especially when someone is healthy. If your child gets sick you will know what to tell the pediatrician. No predicting or guessing in medicine. ...Read more

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My 13 month old have inflamed gums and one side of her gum is white should I be worried and rush her to get checked or wait to see what happens?

My 13 month old have inflamed gums and one side of her gum is white should I be worried and rush her to get checked or wait to see what happens?

Eruption gingivitis: This is eruption gingivitis common in kids. Warm salt water gargle 3X per day, good oral hygiene will ameliorate the condition. This will subside completely after the eruption. If concerned see a pediatrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get my non sleeping 13 month old to go asleep and stay asleep all night long? She seams to have a harder time sleeping than my other childre

How do I get my non sleeping 13 month old to go asleep and stay asleep all night long? She seams to have a harder time sleeping than my other childre

Sleep: Use a nighttime routine to allow the child to prepare for sleep, such as bath and a bedtime story. Keep the same sleep schedule nightly. Getting a child to stay asleep can be hard but usually allowing some time to cry followed by going in the room and comforting the child (without picking him up) for a few minutes works best. This usually has to be repeated at longer intervals but he will sleep. ...Read more

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My 13 month old has a fluid filled cyst looking thing on her palate- I just noticed it today- bothers if touched- does she need to be seen- is this no?

My 13 month old has a fluid filled cyst looking thing on her palate- I just noticed it today- bothers if touched- does she need to be seen- is this no?

Yes: She should be seen by a pediatric dentist. It could one of several things including an erupting tooth depending on location, but to be sure, she should be evaluated. ...Read more

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My 13 month old, will not eat, it's been over a week and all she has had is a couple of spoonfuls, she has full fat milk, 500ml 4-6 times a day An wate?

My 13 month old, will not eat, it's been over a week and all she has had is a couple of spoonfuls, she has full fat milk, 500ml 4-6 times a day An wate?

500 or 2000??: Poor intake of solid foods is frequently associated with excessive milk intake (in excess of 1000-1200 mLs/day). Alternatively, 500 mL per day without solid food intake is incomplete. This pattern should prompt a visit to the doctor for evaluation of underlying conditions which could be impacting appetite, and to discuss a more appropriate supplement until appetite returns. ...Read more

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What is the good weight for 13 month old baby?

What is the good weight for 13 month old baby?

Depends upon gender: To some extent, answer also depends upon ethnicity & nationality. For sake of simplicity, check out http://www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41c017.Pdf for boys & http://www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41c018.Pdf for girls. These are cdc standards used in states where your baby's doc should measure & plot at each visit. Oh and tell you how s/he is doing. ...Read more

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My 13 month old isn't walking yet. Isn't that really late?

My 13 month old isn't walking yet. Isn't that really late?

Doubt it: I like to see a kid get themself to sitting by 9 m, pull to stand/cruise by a year and walk independently by 15m. If premi, I adjust my expectations accordingly. (1 month premi gets an extra month to do it) Review this with your doc. ...Read more

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My 13 month old isn't walking yet but very active, should I be worried?

My 13 month old isn't walking yet but very active, should I be worried?

Don't worry: The average age for walking is 13 mo. But it is still normal at 14-15 mo. Put your baby on the floor, encourage walking and don't use a walker. ...Read more

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I have a small 13 month old baby boy and I can't get him to eat his food. What should I do?

I have a small 13 month old baby boy and I can't get him to eat his food. What should I do?

Ask pediatrician: There are several reasons for this and only your pediatrician can best answer this question. ...Read more